5 PM TONITE IN GLADEVILLE --
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central advanced to Thursday's 5 p.m. District 9-AAA championship game against Beech with a clutch 4-3 home win over Mt. Juliet Tuesday.
Senior Ryan Hill's sixth inning double drove in Gabe Jennings with the game-winner -- moving the Wildcats to 21-10 overall.
Wilson County baseball --
Mt. Juliet 4, Station Camp 3 (8 innings)
MT. JULIET -- Brayden Osborne's homer to lead off the bottom of the eighth inning handed Mt. Juliet a thrilling 4-3 victory over District 9-AAA rival Station Camp Wednesday.
The Bears (15-7 / 5-1) led 3-0 until SCHS tied the score with single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh.
Aaron Brown has 9 K's
LEBANON -- Mt. Juliet bunched together key hits at opportune times to come away with a 4-0 victory over Lebanon Wednesday at Brent Foster Field.
The Bears pushed across a run in the top of the third, then added two more in the fourth and a single run in the sixth.
Starter Aaron Brown worked six innings for the win, scattering five hits.
Lebanon High senior
Cameron Oliver, one of the driving forces on Lebanon's District 9-AAA regular season and tournament championship team, signed scholarship papers Thursday morning with hometown Cumberland University.
Oliver, who alternated between the forward and wing positions, was the MVP of the District 9-AAA tournament and was voted the team's "True Blue Award" during the postseason banquet.
Mt. Juliet 6, Beech 0 -
SHACKLE ISLAND -- Mt. Juliet's Ethan Smith struck out 12 in five innings of work to lead the Golden Bears to a 6-0 win at Beech.
Smith allowed just one hit as MJHS improved to 9-2 overall / 3-0 in District 9-AAA.
Cade Hoppe went 2-for-3 with a double and drove in three runs.
8-0 Watertown visits Monterey
Lebanon High's Blue Devils will host cross-county rival Wilson Central tonight in a District 9-AAA contest at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium.
The Blue Devils come in 6-1 overall and 2-0 in the district after holding off Hendersonville High 56-45 Tuesday.
Lebanon overcame a tough night at the free throw line and won for the second consecutive outing since a loss to Siegel in the State Farm Thanksgiving Classic.
After four seasons in Lebanon
Sam Harp has tendered his resignation as head coach of the Lebanon High football program.
A Hall of Fame coach in Kentucky where he won seven state championships at Danville High, Harp informed the team of his decision following Friday's (Oct. 28) 45-0 loss at Franklin High.
Harp posted the following on his Blue Devil Facebook page Saturday, Oct. 29:
MJHS wins in overtime
MT. JULIET -- Mt. Juliet took a share of first place in Region 3, 6A following a Friday, Oct. 21 42-35 overtime victory over Franklin.
QB Mason Earls ran for 94 yards and three touchdowns-- including the eventual game-winner in overtime from seven yards out. Aiden Raines added 125 yards and two TDs.
With the win, the Golden Bears improved to 7-2 overall / 5-1 in the region while the Rebels dropped to 7-2 / 5-1.
A victory Oct. 28 at McGavock would hand Mt. Juliet the undisputed region title.
MJHS 39, Wilson Central 32 (OT)
GLADEVILLE -- Mt. Juliet needed a fourth quarter scoring barrage and a little extra time to overcome Wilson Central 39-32 Friday, Sept. 23 at Wildcat Stadium.
The Golden Bears (4-2, 2-1 in Region 3, 6A) extended their winning streak over their cross-county rivals to eight and knocked the Wildcats from the ranks of the undefeated (5-1, 2-1).
WCHS hosts Siegel
Wilson Central will look to build on early season momentum when Murfreesboro Siegel visits Wildcat Stadium tonight for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
Coach Brad Dedman's club stands an impressive 3-0 on the season and has averaged a shade over 40 points per contest.
The Wildcats return home following a 38-7 victory at Antioch a week ago.
Siegel has struggled so far, standing 0-3 following last week's 49-7 loss to Oakland.
'Meet The Tigers' Saturday
Watertown High's football team will travel to Robertson County Friday for a 7 pm scrimmage with the Jo Byrns Red Devils.
Purple and White faithful are invited to attend the inaugural "Meet the Tigers" Saturday at Robinson Stadium.
Plans call for a $10 a player barbeque dinner as well as a silent and live auction.
'We Are Big Blue' rally
Lebanon High School invites all fans and former players to attend a "We Are Big Blue" tailgate party and scrimmage Friday, Aug. 12 at Tribble Field / Watkins Stadium.
Fans are invited to bring their own pop-up tents and chairs to enjoy free hamburgers and hot dogs provided by the Lebanon High Booster Club and the Blue Devil Football Foundation.
Mt. Juliet plays for title
MT. JULIET -- Led by a sterling performance from pitcher Dylan Bonds, Mt. Juliet earned a berth in the Region 5-AAA tournament with a 2-0 win over Lebanon Monday in the South Division finals of the District 9-AAA tournament.
The Bears will take on Gallatin Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the District 9-AAA title game. Both teams will advance to the Region 5-AAA tournament later this week.
Bonds (5-0) struck out 14 Blue Devils in the complete game three-hitter. He walked four.
Lebanon 2, Portland 0
LEBANON -- Daniel Holmes tossed a complete game two-hitter leading Lebanon High to a 2-0 win over Portland Tuesday night at Brent Foster Field.
Holmes (4-0) dominated Panther hitters, striking out 11 and walking just one as the Blue Devils moved to 10-4 on the season and 2-0 in District 9-AAA.
Lebanon scored a run in the second as sophomore Jonathan Presley rifled a one-out single into right, scoring Dalton Squires who had reached on a double.
WCHS falls 4-3 to Nazareth Academy
Lebanon High's baseball team improved to 7-3 overall and 1-0 in District 9-AAA following Wednesday's 5-1 victory over Gallatin at David Alexander Field.
The Blue Devils got a sterling pitching performance from sidearmer Daniel Holmes. The junior righty retired the first 10 Green Wave batters he faced and finished with a complete game three-hitter. He struck out four Gallatin hitters with no walks.
Lebanon 81, Kenwood 60
CLARKSVILLE -- Lebanon unleashed a long range barrage and rolled to an 81-60 win over Kenwood in the opening round of the Region 5-AAA basketball tournament Saturday night.
The Blue Devils improved to 24-7 on the season and advanced to the region semifinals 6 p.m. Tuesday vs. 32-1 Station Camp at Clarksville High.
Tigers playing for home field --
The 2015 regular season of high school football draws to a close tonight with four of Wilson County's six prep teams playing at home.
None of the games looms larger than a Region 4, 2A contest at Watertown's Robinson Stadium as the Purple Tigers host Westmoreland with a postseason home game hanging in the balance.
Wilson Central 7, Baldwin Co. 0
GULF SHORES, AL -- Vanderbilt signee A.J. Franklin was in mid-season form Monday, leading Wilson Central to a 7-0 win over Brandon County, MS.
The senior lefty allowed just one hit over five innings of work with 13 strikeouts to get the decision. The Wildcats took an early lead with three runs in the top of the first inning.
Region semis open at 12 Noon --
MT. JULIET -- Semifinal play in the Region 5-AAA basketball tournament opens at 12 Noon Wednesday as tournament officials try to be another blast of winter weather later in the day.
Wilson Central's Lady Wildcats take on Rossview at 12 Noon, followed by a boys game between Mt. Juliet and Clarksville Northwest at 1:30 p.m. The Mt. Juliet Lady Bears will play Hendersonville High at 3 p.m. followed by Station Camp vs. Clarksville Northeast at 4:30 p.m.
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