CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Bradley Central Bearettes were picked to continue their streak of eight consecutive district championships.

The Bearettes were picked to win District 5 AAA in both the media and coaches’ poll on Wednesday afternoon at the Cleveland Country Club at the annual preseason media day.

Bradley looks to win their ninth straight regular-season district title and 10th straight tournament title during the 2019-20 campaign.

The defending AAA state champions have not lost a game against a district opponent since Dec. 12, 2014, when they fell to Cleveland 49-40 in overtime and have amassed a 56 game winning streak since.

The Bearettes open district play on Dec. 13 against Cleveland at Jim Smiddy Arena with tip-off scheduled at 6 p.m.

This year’s district tournament will be held at Walker Valley on Feb. 19-24.

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COACHES POLL

  1. Bradley Central
  2. East Hamilton
  3. Cleveland
  4. Walker Valley
  5. McMinn County
  6. Ooltewah
  7. Soddy Daisy

MEDIA POLL

  1. Bradley Central
  2. East Hamilton
  3. Cleveland
  4. McMinn County
  5. Walker Valley
  6. Ooltewah
  7. Soddy Daisy

Bearette District Schedule

12.13 vs. Cleveland

12.17 vs. East Hamilton

01.07 at Walker Valley

01.10 vs. McMinn County

01.14 vs. Ooltewah

01.17 vs. Soddy Daisy

01.21 at East Hamilton

01.28 at Cleveland

01.31 vs. Walker Valley

02.04 at McMinn County

02.07 at Ooltewah

02.11 at Soddy Daisy

02.19-24 District Tournament (Charleston, Tenn. / Walker Valley High School)