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Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Middleton, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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The Healthy Way Difference

At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Best warranties in the industry
  • Free initial inspection
  • Full-service basement waterproofing
  • Mold remediation
  • Foundation repair
  • Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation

Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.

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With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:

  • Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
  • Mildew residue
  • Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
  • Erosion of your concrete
  • Mineral deposits found on pipes
  • Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
  • Pooling water around your foundation's interior
  • Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
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Basement Waterproofing in Middleton

Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.

Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.

Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.

Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:

  • Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
  • Basement flooding
  • Loss of valuables
  • Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
  • Decrease in home value

Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.

What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?

It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Middleton:

Clay Bowl Effect

The "Clay Bowl" Effect

It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.

Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure:

This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.

How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs

Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:

  • Sump pumps
  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • High-strength washer hoses
  • Floor and wall crack repair
  • Replacement windows
  • Flood protection for your water heater

When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.

The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process

Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior Waterproofing

Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.

Exterior Waterproofing

Drainage Systems

One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.


Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.

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Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!

If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.

Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!

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4-star Friday recap: Greg Schiano’s underclassman BBQ brought the region’s best football recruits to Rutgers

On Friday, July 29, the day before Rutgers’ football program hosted the majority of its committed seniors, the staff entertained a number of top underclassman, and various four-star recruits, in Piscataway. Like the class of 2023 commits who would follow, the underclassmen were put through...

On Friday, July 29, the day before Rutgers’ football program hosted the majority of its committed seniors, the staff entertained a number of top underclassman, and various four-star recruits, in Piscataway. Like the class of 2023 commits who would follow, the underclassmen were put through drills to show what they’ve got, which built camaraderie between Rutgers and each recruit, and the recruits with each other. Here’s what some of Rutgers’ visitors thought of the unique visit that day.

“I got there in the morning and when I walked in the door, there were about 20 coaches in the lobby to greet me,” said Colin Cubberly, a 6-6, 300-pound junior from Arlington high school in Lagrangeville, N.Y. “Then coach (Matt) Walp took me and my dad to see the dorm rooms. When we got back, we talked with coach Schiano and coach (Augie) Hoffmann in their offices. Then I took a photoshoot and got ready for the mini camp, which was great!”

Cubberly is ranked three-stars, but is built to play on Sundays and boasts a four-star frame.

“There weren’t many other offensive linemen there, so it was really cool to get 1-on-1 coaching from coach Hoffmann and the staff!” he exclaimed. “I can’t wait to get back.”

Holy Trinity Diocesan (Hicksville, N.Y.) four-star DB-slash-wide receiver Josiah Brown, who came close to choosing Rutgers earlier this summer, had his interest piqued again.

“The energy stood out to me the most,” said Brown. “I spent time with my friend K.J. Duff. I also spent time with coach (Scott) Vallone, coach (Damiere) Shaw and coach Schiano. It was fun.”

Duff, the teammate of class of 2023 DB pledge Ian Strong, left Friday’s event early due to a prior engagement. He was operating on short time, but made the trip anyway, and left impressed.

“I like the relationship that’s continuing to be build between me and coach Schiano,” said Duff, who did his photo shoot alongside Brown. “We had a good talk about life away from football, and I feel it’s important to have those conversations.”

Four-star Woodrow Wilson (Camden, N.J.) junior DB Willy Love was most intrigued by Greg Schiano’s pad, which encased all the trimmings of a top notch venue.

“The hangout at coach Schiano’s house was the best part,” said Love. “I was mostly with Jaylan Hornsby (a 6-3, 185-pound four-star wide receiver who also stars on the hardwood, and transferred from Overbrook to Camden high this offseason). He’s my guy.”

Four-star Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y.) defensive end Caden Brown is familiar with Rutgers, and is pondering joining his alumni in Piscataway.

“I definitely spent a lot of time with defensive line coach Marquis Watson,” Brown said. “We have a great relationship and he showed me a lot of pass rush techniques. What stood most is the commitment to being the great!

“Rutgers is definitely trying to bring the program to the next level and I’m happy to see that. With so many Erasmus Hall players from New York already in the program, Rutgers is starting to feel like home.”

Brown interacted with coaches, but also recruits who had never heard of the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

“I had a chance to meet Daniel Kaelin, the QB from (Bellevue) Nebraska,” Brown said. “We had lunch together and it was interesting to meet someone from the Midwest. Daniel and his mom were very friendly. You don’t see a lot of that in New York. It was just different.”

Duff, who is popular among recruits, also has ties to Brown.

“I saw my ex-youth football teammate, K.J. Duff, there, too,” said Brown. “It’s good to see all of the New York players doing well.”

Salem (N.J.) sophomore linebacker Cameron Smith has seen his recruitment soar after earning early offers from Rutgers, Penn State, Boston College, UConn, Texas A&M, West Virginia and Temple.

“I noticed that all the recruits and coaches knew each other like friends, which is a good thing to see as a fellow recruit trying to decide where to go,” he said.

Smith wasn’t the only top linebacker at Rutgers that day. He was joined by Sam Pilof, a 6-3, 205-pound sophomore from Middleton, Wisconsin, with offers from Rutgers, Penn State, Wisconsin and Iowa State, who flew into Newark with his mom.

Meanwhile, Notre Dame (Lawrenceville, N.J.) junior quarterback offeree A.J. Surace, who’s father, Bob, is the head coach at Princeton University, and who has ties to Rutgers offensive coordinator, Sean Gleeson, who coached at Princeton from 2013 to 2016, showed out during workouts.

“I thought the culture and energy there was really special,” Surace said. “I spent a lot of time with coach Gleeson throughout the day.”

Delran (N.J.) junior offensive tackle, Kenny Jones, ex-teammate of freshman Rutgers edge Kenny Fletcher, brought his 6-5, 300 pounds, and offers from Rutgers and Temple, to campus, too.

“What stood out the most to me was the sense of family,” Jones said. “Working with coach (Phil) Guard and coach Hoffmann was amazing. I received great feedback and intend to apply it to my everyday fitness routine. Plus, speaking with coach Schiano gave me the feeing that he was speaking to me and not at me.”

Pope John (Sparta, N.J.) sophomore DB Omari Gains, son of Brick City Lions president, Nasir Gaines, who accompanied him to campus, hit the ground running as a freshman in 2021, and is one of the region’s big fish despite heading into just his second year of high school.

“Rutgers showed a lot of love,” he said. “They showed me the campus and where the players spend most of their time off the field. I got to get a little workout in with the DB coaches and learned a few tips to help me better myself at the corner position.”

Semaj “Tank” Fuse, a 6-3, 250-pound sophomore defensive lineman from Washington, Pa., visited Rutgers alongside his brother, Davoun, a class of 2023 pledge, who will play linebacker at Rutgers next year.

“The best part was seeing the relationships that the coaches have with their players,” he said. “The coaches want you to almost feel at home when you come there. They don’t just treat you like an athlete, they treat you like family.”

Don Bosco (Ramsey, N.J.) defensive lineman Jordan Thomas, a 6-6, 285-pound prototype, and arguably the top junior in New Jersey, took in the atmosphere, while fellow New Jersey four-stars Kamar Archie, a sophomore phenom and potential five-star linebacker and running back from the Hun School in Princeton, and Yasin Willis, from St. Joseph Regional in Montvale, N.J., and the Garden State’s top junior running back, topped off Friday’s list of four-stars.

“I got to see them interact with their actual players instead of just recruits and they treat them really well,” Archie said. “It’s literally a big family like everyone says it is. Rutgers will forever be a top choice for me.”

A contingent from Georgia also made the long trip and got in on the grind and post-workout spoils that Schiano and staff provided that day.

“I loved the escort around campus, the friendly environment, and the modern facility,” said Milton (Ga.) sophomore Tobi Adewoyin, a 6-1, 170-pounder with a high ceiling, who was accompanied by fellow standouts Dylan Lewis, also from Milton, and Nick Taylor, a junior quarterback from Fayette County high in Fayetteville, Ga., who is being recruited as a DB. “The coaches were really nice and kept it real with all the recruits.

“Coaches talked about how life would be after college when football is all said and done, and how the networking at Rutgers is unmatched. I spent the most time with DB coach (Mark) Orphey, who also came to our hotel and chilled.”


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New Chatham Girls Soccer Coach Correale Sorting Out the Talent; Inherits Core Group from 2021 Morris County Championship Team

Abby Droner's corner kick for Chatham is deflected by the Ridgewood and bounces off the post in Tuesday girls soccer scrimmageRIDGEWOOD, NJ -- A long bus ride made longer by traffic contributed to a slow start to Chatham's first girls soccer scrimmage of the preseason, but new coach Anthony Correale collected a lot of information about the Cougars over the course of four 20-minute quarters on Tuesday."It was a rough start," Correale said after the 3-1 setback. "It was a little bi...

Abby Droner's corner kick for Chatham is deflected by the Ridgewood and bounces off the post in Tuesday girls soccer scrimmage

RIDGEWOOD, NJ -- A long bus ride made longer by traffic contributed to a slow start to Chatham's first girls soccer scrimmage of the preseason, but new coach Anthony Correale collected a lot of information about the Cougars over the course of four 20-minute quarters on Tuesday.

"It was a rough start," Correale said after the 3-1 setback. "It was a little bit expected because it was a short preseason, and it's their first game out here together. The first 20 minutes was not the greatest, but they figured things out on the field. They started figuring out what was working. The first 20 looked rough, but the next three looked great. Great combinations, created a lot of chances. The other team's goals came early and after that we had 10 times as many chances as they had. We just need to finish."

Abby Droner's corner kick for Chatham is deflected off the far post

Correale has 17 players on his roster who played on the 2021 team that went 13-5-2, won the school's first Morris County Tournament Championships and reached the state sectional final. Nine returning players scored at least one goal last season, including senior midfielder Paige Droner, the Most Valuable Player of the MCT who powered the offense with 13 goals and six assists. She brings with her career totals of 14 goals and 15 assists.

"I think we learned a lot during this game," Paige Droner said. "We started to calm it down and in the second half. We played to people's feet and tried to play out of the back, which was different than the first half. We're just getting back into our groove for this new season, getting used to playing with each other again. I think it showed with how much we improved in the second half."

Sophomore midfielder Abby Droner, who collected six goals and four assists last season, scored Chatham's goal in the fourth quarter of the scrimmage. Sophomore Lauren Tracey won a ball down the right wing and made a centering pass that was touched by senior Sam Poillucci before Droner finished it.

"I feel like she's a really good winger," Paige Droner said of Tracey. "She gets balls in the middle and she makes scoring opportunities. She's going to do a lot for us."

Correale played a 3-5-2 formation and got to see how the players responded at different positions on the field.

"Today was actually a great day for me because I got to try girls in a couple different spots and see who worked best where," Correale said. "There were two things I learned from this scrimmage. We got to see who can play where and a style of play that really worked. We looked good when we possessed the ball using quick combinations with our passing and then looking to get in behind the defense. We didn't finish, but we created a lot of chances. The goals will come."

Among the top scorers returning are senior striker Ashley Kiernan (11 career goals) and senior midfielder Remmey McEnroe, who had three goals and four assists last season. Junior midfielder Leigha Matter contributed five goals and four assists in 2021.

"Leigha is a player who can play multiple positions, she did very good on the (left) wing today," Correale said. "She can play in three different spots. She was one of the girls who stepped up."

Chatham's Leigha Matter works out of a tight spot and goes to goal vs. Ridgewood

Chatham has two goalkeepers in Sophia Clarke and Amelia Sherman.

Also returning from last season are senior Sam Canto (2 goals), senior Sam Poillucci (1 goal, 2 assists), senior Kate Pickett (1 goal), senior Teddie Grogan (1 goal), junior Jess Poillucci, junior Emma Regan, sophomore McKenna Hogan, senior Jane Middleton, senior Meg Heflin, senior Stella Straka, junior Sarah Sabin, senior Mickey Kelly and junior Liz Sherman. Joining the varsity this season are junior midfielder Ella Spina and sophomore midfielder Mia Semioli.

The Cougars play host to Summit in a 4 p.m. scrimmage at Haas Field on Thursday.

Meet New Jersey’s New ‘Head of Pizza’

New Jersey, meet your new Head of Pizza, local foodie Adrienne Middleton.Slice, an online ordering platform for independent pizzerias, has elected what it calls Heads of Pizza in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., to promote the visibility of small business-pizza places around the country. Adrienne Middleton, who lives in Bayonne, was named New Jersey’s Head of Pizza last month. She grew up in Jersey City and Harrison and started her Y...

New Jersey, meet your new Head of Pizza, local foodie Adrienne Middleton.

Slice, an online ordering platform for independent pizzerias, has elected what it calls Heads of Pizza in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., to promote the visibility of small business-pizza places around the country. Adrienne Middleton, who lives in Bayonne, was named New Jersey’s Head of Pizza last month. She grew up in Jersey City and Harrison and started her Yelp journey in early 2018. Middleton soon amassed enough likes and followers to earn Yelp Elite status. On her Instagram account, EastCoastAdri, she highlights her favorite independent businesses—especially pizzerias.

“My friends were always like, ‘Adrienne, what are your recommendations?’” Middleton says. “I love sharing things to do and connecting people with small businesses.”

Slice’s 51 Heads of Pizza around the country will be responsible for finding and highlighting local pizzerias once a week, as well as participating in monthly challenges.

“Every pizzeria has a story, and we don’t always have the ability to get in touch with them,” says Lauren Bazzini, a public relations and events specialist for Slice. “We thought, ‘Why not involve the local communities to celebrate these places?’”

Middleton started her new role last month and is excited “to venture out and find new places around the state.” With an estimated 2,000 pizzerias located across New Jersey, Middleton has plenty of spots to check out—including those on New Jersey Monthly‘s Best Pizza in New Jersey list.

When did you start your social media and foodie page? Adrienne Middleton: I went to an event and saw everyone had foodie pages and I was like, “I should definitely have one.” I made it in 2019 and since then, I’ve been sharing fun things to do and eat with my followers.

In Bayonne, we have a lot of small businesses here. One of the main reasons I started my page was because I loved to connect with the businesses in the area.

How did you hear about Slice’s Head of Pizza position? I saw it on another foodie’s page, and thought, “I love pizza.” I’ve always been a pizza person, it’s my favorite food. Why not apply? I shared my foodie Instagram and went into detail about what I love about pizza and small businesses and things like that. I was shocked I got the role. I’m so excited for this opportunity.

What are your duties as NJ’s Head of Pizza? I visit a local pizzeria once a week and take videos and pictures of what I order. I introduce myself to the staff and say I’m from Slice, then I share everything on my social media pages. I live in Bayonne, so I do have specific pizzerias that I like and go to often, but Slice has been opening me up to so many other ones.

Why did you want to help small businesses? Connecting with small businesses is like a family in some way. They’re always so friendly. When I get to post about them it’s near and dear to my heart because I can share their business with other people. That’s why I think this was the perfect position for me, because I get to connect with locals and see what they’re creating in the community.

Do you have any favorite Jersey pizzerias? My favorite in Bayonne is Mona Lisa. In Harrison, there’s a great place called Gina’s Pizzeria and they serve massive slices with a drink for just $5. I’m excited to try new places.

How do you find them? I look on Instagram a lot. When I look on the Slice app, it shows so many pizzerias that I didn’t even know were in my area or nearby, so it’s super helpful.

You’re from Northern Jersey, but will you travel around the state? For the month of November, I stayed in the Bayonne area, then in December [I’ll] head into Jersey City and Hoboken, and continue venturing out each month. There are definitely some South Jersey places on my radar that I need to travel to, and I’ll get there!

What are your favorite toppings when you test a place for the first time? I’m a pescatarian, so I don’t eat meat. I’ll go for Margherita slices—they are my number one. I’ve also been getting into vodka sauce slices, and Caesar salad pizza is so good hot or cold.

How can people follow you? My Instagram is EastCoastAdri and I post everything there. I’m going to make a guide there for all the places I visit, so everyone can connect with me.

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Tennessee high school football schedule for Week 3 of TSSAA 2022 season

Here is the Tennessee high school football schedule for Week 3 of the 2022 TSSAA season. Games are set for Friday unless noted.East Tennessee gamesNorthview Academy at Alcoa (Thu)Knoxville Catholic at BaylorHardin Valley at BeardenCleveland at Bradley CentralKingston at BrainerdBoyd Buchanan at CAKLenoir City at Campbell Co.TSSAA WEEK 2 TOP PERFORMERS:...

Here is the Tennessee high school football schedule for Week 3 of the 2022 TSSAA season. Games are set for Friday unless noted.

East Tennessee games

Northview Academy at Alcoa (Thu)

Knoxville Catholic at Baylor

Hardin Valley at Bearden

Cleveland at Bradley Central

Kingston at Brainerd

Boyd Buchanan at CAK

Lenoir City at Campbell Co.

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Soddy Daisy at Chattanooga Central

Silverdale at Chattanooga Christian

Rockwood at Cloudland

Harriman at Coalfield

Whitwell at Copper Basin

Cherokee at Daniel Boone

Morristown East at Dobyns Bennett

East Hamilton at East Ridge

Austin-East at Gatlinburg-Pittman

Sullivan East at Grainger

Sunbright at Greenback

Elizabethton at Greeneville

Pickett Co. at Hancock Co.

South Greene at Happy Valley

Cocke Co. at Heritage

Sequoyah at Hixson

Cosby at Jellico

Chuckey-Doak at Johnson Co. (Thu)

Howard at King's Academy

Gibbs at Knoxville Carter

Anderson Co. at Knoxville Fulton

Knoxville West at Knoxville Halls

South Pittsburg at Lookout Valley

Farragut at Maryville

MBA at McCallie

Signal Mountain at McMinn Central

Rhea Co. at McMinn Co.

Bledsoe Co. at Meigs Co.

David Crockett at Morristown West

Lakeway Christian at North Greene

Knoxville Webb at Notre Dame

Clinton at Oak Ridge

Midway at Oakdale

Wartburg Central at Oneida

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Walker Valley at Ooltewah

Union Co. at Pigeon Forge (Thu)

Tellico Plains at Polk Co.

Karns at Powell

West Ridge at Science Hill

Cannon Co. at Sequatchie Co.

Knoxville Central at Sevier Co.

Volunteer at Seymour (Thu)

Scott at South-Doyle

Loudon at Sweetwater

South Carolina School for the Deaf at TSD (Thu)

Marion Co. at Tyner

Harlan, KY at Unaka

Madison County, NC at Unicoi Co.

Claiborne at West Greene (Thu)

Jefferson Co. at William Blount

Middle Tennessee games

Hendersonville at Beech


Briarcrest at Brentwood Academy

McGavock at Cane Ridge (Thu)

Mt. Pleasant at Cascade (Thu)

Independence at Centennial

White House at Cheatham Co.

MTCS at Clarksville Academy

Shelbyville at Coffee Co.

Jackson Christian at Columbia Academy

Huntland at Cornersville

Marshall Co. at Creek Wood

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FRA at Davidson Academy

Macon Co. at DeKalb Co. (Thu)

Nashville Overton at Dickson Co.

Stratford at East Nashville

Christian Brothers at Ensworth

RePublic at Ezell-Harding

Pope John Paul at Father Ryan

Ravenwood at Franklin

Columbia at Franklin Co.

Collinwood at Franklin Grace

DCA at Friendship Christian

West Creek at Gallatin (Thu)

Grundy Co. at Giles Co.

Greenbrier at Glencliff

Oliver Springs at Gordonsville

Wilson Central at Green Hill

Whites Creek at Harpeth

Union City at Houston Co.

Sale Creek at Jackson Co.

Red Boiling Springs at Jo Byrns

Henry Co. at Kenwood

Antioch at LaVergne

Cookeville at Lebanon

East Hickman at Lewis Co.

Wayne Hills HS (NJ) at Liberty Creek

Nolensville at Lincoln Co.

Goodpasture at Lipscomb Academy

Forrest at Loretto

Smith Co. at Maplewood (Thu)

Lawrence Co. at Montgomery Central

Eagleville at Moore Co.

Hunters Lane at Mt. Juliet

Stewarts Creek at Oakland

Hillwood at Pearl Cohn (Thu)

Clarksville Northwest at Portland

Summertown at Richland

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Even if Angels make him available, Mike Trout may not make sense for Phillies

With Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno set to sell the team, the debate that won’t die has been reignited: should the Philadelphia Phillies try to acquire Mike Trout?Alex Carr of Inside The Phillies penned an interesting piece Tuesday wondering if Trout could try to engineer a trade to Philadelphia this offseason. First of all, we're not n...

With Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno set to sell the team, the debate that won’t die has been reignited: should the Philadelphia Phillies try to acquire Mike Trout?

Alex Carr of Inside The Phillies penned an interesting piece Tuesday wondering if Trout could try to engineer a trade to Philadelphia this offseason. First of all, we're not necessarily sure that the Millville, NJ native would view the Phillies as a more attractive landing spot than either team in New York. Secondly, it is fair to wonder given both the construction of their roster and where Trout is in his career if it would make sense for the Phillies to be players for the three-time American League MVP.

Trout turned 31 earlier this month, and when he's played in 2022, he's continued to perform like a superstar. In 84 games, Trout has slashed .270/.365/.590 with 25 home runs, a .955 OPS and a 3.9 fWAR.

The problem is, an uncommon back problem called costovertebral dysfunction cost Trout more than a month's worth of games. While the back injury doesn't seem as grave as it initially did, it is still something that he's likely to have to manage for the remainder of his playing days.

This back injury comes a season after a torn right calf muscle limited Trout to just 36 games in 2021. For someone under contract through the 2030 season at over $35 million per season, it's unquestionably concerning that injuries have cost Trout sizable chunks of consecutive seasons.

Trout's defensive metrics -- four outs above average, one defensive run saved -- have bounced back in center field this season after declining for a few years in a row. But while Trout squashed the idea of moving to a corner outfield position that would put less stress on his body before the 2022 season, he may not be far away from being a left or right fielder.

The 10-time All-Star is such a great player that he'd still have tremendous value in a corner outfield position, even if his peak value is as a center fielder. The Phillies don't exactly have openings in the corner outfield, though.

A UCL tear may force Bryce Harper to DH for the foreseeable future, but there's no evidence that he won't return to being the every day right fielder whenever his elbow is healthy. Harper is under contract through the 2031 season.

Kyle Schwarber has been an All-Star in his first season with the Phillies, and is under contract through 2025. Schwarber has -6 defensive runs saved and -7 outs above average in 2022, so it's not as though you would be against moving him to another position in theory.

However, DH will be occupied for quite a while. In the short-term, Harper can't play in the field. In the long-term, Nick Castellanos has graded out even worse than Schwarber defensively. While he's been hot of late, Dave Dombrowski would have his work cut out trying to trade Castellanos this offseason considering he's owed $80 million over the next four seasons.

Schwarber has some very limited experience at first base, and perhaps that will be a long-term landing spot for him. 2023 is the final year of arbitration eligibility for Hoskins. Whether it's to accommodate Schwarber or Alec Bohm moving to first base, the Phillies might not give Hoskins a contract extension. Still, that won't be an easy decision. Hoskins isn't without his flaws, but he is going to hit at least 30 home runs and walked 75+ times in 2022. That's not going to be easy offensive production to replace. Neither will his leadership presence in the clubhouse.

But there is a theme here. Harper is under contract through his age-38 season. Schwarber is under contract through his age-32 season. Nick Castellanos is under contract through his age-34 season. J.T. Realmuto is under contract through his age-34 season. If you added Trout, you may have a year or two where everyone is in the back-end of their primes. But he's under contract through his age-38 season. The Phillies would be one of the oldest teams in MLB history in just a couple years, and may have even more DH candidates in 2024 than they do currently.

When asked about the idea of trading for a "generational talent" before the trade deadline -- Juan Soto was the name on everyone's mind at that point -- Dombrowski didn't seem to think that's necessarily what the Phillies needed to return to the postseason.

"We have some generational talents with us over here," Dombrowski said. "I don't know that we're swimming in that market. I love star players, I always have. I have acquired a lot of them. I know [managing partner] John Middleton likes that. But we do have some star players. I think one of the problems that we've had more so is the depth of talent in our organization. So to strip the depth of our talent to add a generational talent, whomever you may be talking about, I don't know that is where we sit at this point."

It's hard to put the pressure on any prospect of being someone that you wouldn't trade for Trout, one of the greatest players in MLB history. But Dombrowski isn't bluffing in how high he and the Phillies are on Andrew Painter, Mick Abel and Griff McGarry, the top three prospects in the organization. At some point, you have to start developing some stars from within. All three are at Double-A, and any combination of them could factor into the 2023 season. You'd likely be asked to part with some or all of those three, Bryson Stott and perhaps more to land Trout. That's in addition to taking on the $283.6 million that he's owed after this season.

When the Angels visited Citizens Bank Park in early June, you got a glimpse into what could have been. A local superstar that seemingly grew up rooting for Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins patrolling the outfield with a section of kids from Millville cheering on their idol every single night. If there had been a realistic path to acquiring Trout five years ago, the Phillies almost certainly would have jumped at it. But some stories are just too good to be true.


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