Ernest Edward Morgan, 66
Frances "Nan" Vance, 77
Hallie Sanders Tuggle, 90
Two news stories -- both involve poaching and illegal practices. One is in Rutherford County and the other is in Alaska. The reasons for both are varied. The outcome different.
In one state, wildlife laws are taken seriously and punishment is accordingly. In the other, not as much.
Fryer nets 500th career win
PORTLAND -- Mt. Juliet's girls bounced back from Saturday's upset loss to Beech with an ugly 29-23 win over Lebanon in Monday's District 9-AAA consolation game at Portland High.
Ugly or not -- the game marked the 500th career victory for Mt. Juliet head coach Chris Fryer. A MJHS graduate, Fryer has an overall record of 500-95 (an .840 winning percentage).
Three-year starter for WCHS
Wilson Central offensive tackle Brandon Bennett signed scholarship papers Wednesday, Feb. 17 to continue his football career and education at Bethel University in McKenzie. Bethel is an NAIA institution and is a member of the Mid-South Conference.
Bennett, a three-year starter at left tackle for the Wildcats, is the son of Robert and Tammy Bennett.
Tigers move on to 8-A finals
GORDONSVILLE -- Watertown's boys bolted to a 16-4 lead and never looked back, running away from Merrol Hyde Magnet 80-50 in Thursday's District 8-A semifinals. With the victory, the Purple Tigers improved to 23-9 on the season and will take on Goodpasture in Saturday's 7:30 p.m. tournament finals.
Junior Seth Price ripped the nets for 25 points, knocking down six 3-pointers, to lead all scorers. Austin Lasater added 10 points, Vonte Bates had eight and Ty Love six in the win.
By reaching the tournament finals, Watertown earned the right to host a Region 4-A opener Saturday, Feb. 27.
Matches start Thursday in Franklin
Some 23 Wilson County athletes, 21 males and two females, have earned spots in the TSSAA Class AAA state wrestling championships set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Williamson County Ag. Expo Center.
Wilson Central will send 10 wrestlers to the event, five will go as Region 7-AAA champions.
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