By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post
Tennessee Department of Transportations proposed plan to redesign the Lebanon Public Square into a roundabout format is currently on hold but one downtown merchant would like to see plans shelved indefinitely.
Carolyn Markham has operated Markhams Shoes on the Square for the past 21 years and said that while she is in favor of a new safety plan, the proposed plan is going to be more dangerous.
The proposed plan would take out parking spaces around the statue of General Hatton and instead place a flow of traffic. Additional parking spaces would be available directly in front of businesses.
Lebanon High's bowling team has earned a first-ever berth in the TSSAA bowling championships Friday Smyrna after downing Hendersonville 17.5-9.5 in Monday's sectional at the Holder Family Fun Center in Gallatin.
The Blue Devils will open state tournament play Friday afternoon vs. Collierville at the Smyrna Bowling Center.
WBMS Aviator baseball fundraiser -- Winfree Bryant Middle School's baseball team invites the public to a chili supper / auction Friday, Feb. 1 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students. Children under age six will be admitted free.
Items available for bid include: Nashville Predators signed hockey sticks/pucks, University of Tennessee baseball tickets, a baseball autographed by the Goodletsville Little League team, an autographed Vanderbilt baseball jersey, an autographed baseball bat from Cumberland University's Hall of Fame coach Woody Hunt, a Vera Bradley gift basket, a baseball autographed by the Goodlettsville Little League team and much more. An autograph session is planned with players from Cumberland, Belmont, Lipscomb, Vol State, Trevecca and MTSU in attendance. Guests can bring their own baseballs for autographs or but one on site for $5.
Lebanon coach pitch -- Registration for spring coach pitch baseball leagues (6-8 age group) sponsored by the City of Lebanon's Parks & Recreation Department, will run through Wednesday, Feb. 13. Registration can be completed in person at the Harold Dean Greer Building at Baird Park or by mail at a cost of $40 per player.
On-site registration will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m.-12 Noon at the Greer Building. Visit lebanoncitysports.com for try-out info and rain-out make up dates. Players who fail to try-out will be assigned to a team in a blind draw.
CU baseball kickoff dinner -- The Cumberland University baseball team will host its annual Kickoff Dinner and Auction at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 in the Benton Jennings Center on the CU. The evening will include a silent and live auction of baseball memorabilia, with all proceeds benefitting the CU baseball program.
The Bulldogs will honor former player and current Austin Peay head coach Gary McClure, who is just 24 wins away from becoming the all-time leader in wins in the Ohio Valley Conference. Cost of the event is $25 per person. To reserve a seat, call CU head coach Woody Hunt at 615-547-1366 or email him at email@example.com.
LGSA registration -- The Lebanon Girls Softball Association has opened registration for the Spring 2013 season. Registration available online at lebanongirlssoftball.com. Registration fees are $80 per player. Call Wayne Oakley 305-4590 or Mike Sesnan 308-4705 with any questions.
LHS opening day event -- The Lebanon High Blue Devil baseball team is planning an opening day ceremony for the 2013 season, an event to honor Lebanon Sports Hall of Fame coach Brent Foster. The event is set for Saturday, March 9 as the Blue Devils take on Central Magnet from Murfreesboro in a 12 Noon game at Brent Foster Field. Anyone who played or coached baseball at Lebanon High is invited to participate. For information, forward an email to Tommy Bryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HHS throttles Lebanon
LEBANON -- Cold-shooting, both at the free throw line and from beyond the arc, spelled doom for Lebanon High's Devilettes in Tuesday's 47-41 loss to Hendersonville at Campbell Brandon Gym. LHS went 0-10 on 3-point attempts and was just 5-of-13 at the line (38 percent) sliding to 11-10 overall and 6-3 in District 9AAA.
Lebanon's Madison Sloan led all scorers with 22 points -- 10 in the fourth quarter -- and Abby Wright had 13. Emily Hatfield led Hendersonville (8-7 overall / 4-4) with 12 points.
MJ Christian falls to TCHS
MT. JULIET -- Mt. Juliet Christian Academy slid to 6-12 on the season following Tuesday night's 53-37 home loss to Trousdale County High.
The Yellow Jackets went on a 19-9 run in the second quarter -- breaking opening a close game -- for a 28-18 lead at intermission.