A dramatic peak in teacher absenteeism due to illness Monday, Feb. 13 has prompted Wilson County schools to close the rest of the week.
School's spokesperson Jennifer Johnson announced the lengthy closure at around 2 p.m. Monday.
She said school officials have monitored the absentee rates of students and staff since last week.
Eleven from WCHS, 10 from MJHS
Some 27 Wilson County grapplers have earned spots in this week's TSSAA Class AAA and D- II state tournament set for the Williamson County Ag. Expo Center. Round of 32 matches for Class AAA will begin Thursday at 3 p.m. followed by Round of 16 matches as 22 local boys compete for hardware.
Two girls, Kaitlyn Lee (120) and Megan Pruitt (125), both from Mt. Juliet High are among 81 females who go to the mat on Friday.
Wilson Central saw 11 wrestlers qualify through the Region 7-AAA tournament this past weekend at Mt. Juliet High.
Phoenix hosts FHU Feb. 14 at 1 pm
Cumberland's Travis Dohr was voted Mid-South Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday after tossing eight shutout innings in a 10-0 victory over 17th-ranked Middle Georgia State, as announced by the league office.
Dohr was dominant in Saturday's doubleheader opener, allowing just five hits and a hit batter in eight innings.
Blue Devils seeded first in tournament
Lebanon High basketball coach Jim McDowell has been voted District 9-AAAA Coach of the Year by his coaching peers.
McDowell has guided the Blue Devils to an overall record of 19-7 this season / 11-3 in the district, securing the No. 1 seed in this week's tournament.
Tournament play for the boys opens Friday, Feb. 17 at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium.
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