Today is Thursday, May 5, 2016



39 Years and Counting

Even with the spotty rain showers, my 39th year leading bird walks and Owl Prowls turned out to be a lot of fun for myself and others who braved the weather.

Schools prioritized over old LHS renovation

Faced with bids totaling $28 million more than originally budgeted, the Wilson County School Board voted unanimously Monday night to send a trimmed-back set of bids to the county commission for construction, expansion and ren...


BASEBALL -- CU headed to Bowling Green
BASEBALL -- CU headed to Bowling Green

Barron takes MSC weekly honor
Cumberland junior Erik Barron was voted Mid-South Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday after tossing a three-hit shutout in CU's 2-0 victory at Georgetown College Friday, April 29 in the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Baseball Championships.

The San Jose, Calif., native walked two, struck out five and allowed just one runner past first base.

BASEBALL -- Tuesday prep results
BASEBALL -- Tuesday prep results

Lebanon 8, Riverdale 4
MURFREESBORO -- Down 3-1 after four complete, Lebanon took control with a four spot in the top of the fifth inning for an 8-4 victory over Riverdale Tuesday at Jones Field, spoiling Senior Night for the Warriors.

Middle infielders Bryce Lester and Nick Sanders each had two hits for the Blue Devils while first baseman Dalton Squires drove in a pair of runs.

Freshman righthander Ben Vance picked up the decision with four innings of work.

SOFTBALL -- LHS sanctioned by TSSAA
SOFTBALL -- LHS sanctioned by TSSAA

Exhibition game violated rules
Lebanon High's softball program will be back at full strength in time for the District 9-AAA tournament after 14 players and the head coach were penalized for violations of TSSAA regulations.

LHS Principal Scott Walters confirmed Tuesday that first year head coach Chris Spurlock had been suspended from his coaching duties for two weeks for hosting an exhibition game featuring rising eighth graders from feeder programs at Winfree Bryant, Walter J. Baird and Carroll-Oakland middle schools.

Wilson Co. sports in brief
Wilson Co. sports in brief

OTA Middle School Camp
On Top Athletics will hold a middle school football camp Saturday, May 7 at Cumberland University's Nokes-Lasater Field.
Registration starts at 8 a.m. with the camp session running between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 Noon. This one-day camp is for boys currently in grades six through eight. Cost is $35 per athlete,
Participants should come prepared to work out in shorts & t-shirts as well with both football cleats and running shoes.
For more information, call Shavez Jobe at 615-533-4794 or email --


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