A chili supper will be held Friday, Jan. 4 at the Lebanon High cafeteria to welcome Sam Harp as the new football coach of the Blue Devils. Cost is $5 per person which includes a bowl of chili, a beverage and dessert. Doors will open at 5 p.m. followed by brief remarks from Coach Harp around 6 p.m.
The Lebanon basketball teams will host District 9AAA rival Station Camp beginning with the girls game at 6:30 p.m. in the adjacent Campbell Brandon Gym.
Coach Harp was introduced to the Lebanon High team Wednesday, Dec. 19 -- just over six weeks after the resignation of former Blue Devil coach Troy Crane.
Harp coached for 32 years in Kentucky, including the last 25 at Danville High, where his teams reached the state finals 10 times, winning seven championships. Overall, his coaching record stands at 326-106.
CHEATHAM CO. WINS TOURNEY --
WATERTOWN -- Class AAA Cheatham County dealt Watertown High its first loss of the season Saturday in the finals of the Watertown Christmas Classic 81-42.
The Purple Tigers, now 13-1 overall, never slowed down the Cubs, who led 38-23 at intermission and outscored their hosts 43-19 over the final two periods.
Dylan Speck was the only Watertown player to reach double figures as he scored 10 points on a four-for-four effort from the field. Ben Bain added eight, Ty Jobe seven and George Theragood six.
'CATS HOST GALLATIN FRIDAY --
KNOXVILLE -- Host Bearden shot a blazing 69 percent from the field to defeat Wilson Central 74-59 Saturday night in the championship game of the Super 16 Tournament.
The Wildcats took an early 9-2 lead, but it was all Bulldogs the rest of the way as Bearden (15-1) won its 15th game in a row -- and claimed its sixth consecutive Super 16 tournament championship.
Bearden's 6-6 post Brady Smith led the Bulldogs with 23 points. Smith connected on 10-of-14 shots to earn tournament MVP honors.