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Watertown's Seth Price named Class A all-state
Watertown's Seth Price named Class A all-state
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BASEBALL -- Another accolade for Price
BASEBALL -- Another accolade for Price

Class A Mr. Baseball finalist --
Watertown High's Seth Price is a finalist for the 2017 Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Mr. Baseball award for Class A.

Price, along with Ryan Weathers from Loretto and Wyatt Blessing from Goodpasture, will be on hand at Middle Tennessee State University's Reese Smith Field for the awards ceremony Tuesday, Mary 23.

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SPORTS COUNCIL -- Scholarships awarded
SPORTS COUNCIL -- Scholarships awarded
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May 1st prep baseball reports
May 1st prep baseball reports

Wilson Central 3, WH-Heritage 2
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central made the most of six hits and pulled off a 3-2 Senior Night win over White House Heritage Monday, May 1.
Trailing 1-0, the Wildcats scoredall three runs in the bottom of the fifth as catcher Chase Ford drilled a based loaded triple.
Mason Mobley, Ethan Shelton, Andrew Franklin, Peyton Hill and Ryan Hill all had singles.

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April 20 prep baseball results --
April 20 prep baseball results --

Mt. Juliet 10, Lebanon 3
MT. JULIET -- Mt. Juliet rocked Lebanon starter JaKeese Turner for six runs on six hits in the first inning of Thursday's 10-3 victory over the Blue Devils.
Turner lasted just two-thirds of an inning as the Bears improved to 16-7 overall / 6-1 in District 9-AAA.
The big first inning blows included a bases-loaded triple by Aiden Raines and a solo homer by Jack Simonson.

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PREP BASEBALL -- Rain halts LHS v. MJ
PREP BASEBALL -- Rain halts LHS v. MJ

Full schedule on tap Wednesday
MT. JULIET -- Mother Nature was the clear cut winner Tuesday, April 11 as the scheduled District 9-AAA meeting between Lebanon and Mt. Juliet High fell victim to torrential rain.

The 7 p.m. first pitch went off as scheduled under threatening skies, but was play halted twice before officials plugged the plug in the top of the third inning.

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LOCAL BASEBALL -- WHS senior signs
LOCAL BASEBALL -- WHS senior signs

Cid Cozart inks with CU
Watertown High senior Cidney Cozart signed scholarship papers recently to continue his education and baseball career at Lebanon's Cumberland University.

He's joined by his parents Adam and Keri Cozart along with brother Nolan Cozart and grandmother Debbie Thomas.

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8-A HOOPS -- Tigers win district title
8-A HOOPS -- Tigers win district title

Boys & girls will host region openers
HENDERSONVILLE -- Three Purple Tigers scored in double figures lifting Watertown High to a 65-61 victory over No. 1-seeded Goodpasture Saturday, Feb. 18 at Merrol Hyde Magnet School. With the win, WHS improved to 23-6 on the season and clinched the District 8-A tournament championship.

Coach Matt Bradshaw's squad will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 25 for a first round home game in the Region 4-A tournament.

The Purple Tigers got away from their fullcourt, trapping defense against Goodpasture and the tactic seemed to work as WHS built a 46-30 third quarter lead.

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Tuesday, Feb. 7 local hoops
Tuesday, Feb. 7 local hoops

Girls results
Wilson Central 56, Portland 24
Lebanon 38, Beech 37
Watertown 61, Gordonsville 43
Station Camp 59, Mt. Juliet 58

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Accident claims WHS student, Katie Wilson
Accident claims WHS student, Katie Wilson

Popular sophomore softball player
WATERTOWN - Watertown High Principal Jeff Luttrell confirmed grief counselors from other Wilson County schools were on his campus Friday following the passing of sophomore Katie Wilson.

A member of the Lady Tigers softball team and an officer with Future Farmers of America, Wilson, 16, was removed from life support Thursday night at a Nashville hospital after suffering a traumatic brain injury earlier in the week.

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FOOTBALL -- Local athletes flip commitments
FOOTBALL -- Local athletes flip commitments

Rusty Staats & Chris Dowell
Two of Wilson County's more heralded high school football players have flipped their original commitments and have announced new plans for their respective college careers.

Watertown High offensive lineman Rusty Staats, a Tennessee Titans Mr. Football nominee and all-state selection announced via Twitter Wednesday evening he has verbally committed to the U.S. Naval Academy.

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CLASS 2A ALL-STATE FOOTBALL
CLASS 2A ALL-STATE FOOTBALL

Watertown duo earns honors
A pair of Watertown High football players have been named to the prestigious Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class 2A all-state team.

Two-way standout Rusty Staats was voted in as an offensive lineman while record-setting quarterback Seth Price was one of two signal callers named to the postseason team.

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FRIDAY BOYS' HOOPS -- Devils host WC 'Cats
FRIDAY BOYS' HOOPS -- Devils host WC 'Cats

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.

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Holiday tournament at Watertown
Holiday tournament at Watertown
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Watertown High hall of fame
Watertown High hall of fame

Watertown High to induct five
WATERTOWN -- Five individuals have been elected into the inaugural class of the Watertown High Hall of Fame.

Inductees include: Ricky Baker, Jill Gwaltney, Virginia Ann Huddleston, Coach Brownie Robinson and Olivia Seay.

A Saturday, Nov. 5 dinner and induction ceremony has been planned.

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WEEK ONE FOOTBALL --
WEEK ONE FOOTBALL --

MJ Christian 20, Cornersville 17 (2 OT)
Watertown 41, Gordonsville 15
Mt. Juliet 25, Gallatin 6
Wilson Central 38, Beech 28
Davidson Acd. 37, Friendship 29

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FOOTBALL -- Five games on tap tonight
FOOTBALL -- Five games on tap tonight
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2016 Football Preview publishes Aug. 17
2016 Football Preview publishes Aug. 17

Clockwise, from upper right: Friendship Christian's Spencer Burge, Wilson Central's Noah Stafford, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy's Austin Collier, Lebanon High's Jaden Moore, Mt. Juliet High's Trey Pruitt and Watertown High's Seth Price.

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FOOTBALL -- WHS scrimmages at Jo Byrns
FOOTBALL -- WHS scrimmages at Jo Byrns

'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.

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BASEBALL -- 8-A tourney moved to WHS
BASEBALL -- 8-A tourney moved to WHS
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BASEBALL - WCHS hosts Bears
BASEBALL - WCHS hosts Bears

9-AAA game moved to 5 pm
Fresh off Thursday's 13-2 road win over Warren County, Wilson Central will host Mt. Juliet 5 pm Friday in the Glade for the final meeting of their two-game district series. The contest was moved up two hours due to weather concerns.

The Wildcats moved to 19-11 with the victory as Andrew Franklin drove in two runs with three hits and Dawson Hamilton had three RBI on a double and a single.

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Thursday's prep scoreboard
Thursday's prep scoreboard

Lebanon 12, Beech 11
LEBANON -- Down 11-3 in the fourth inning, Lebanon staged a stirring comeback and downed Beech 12-11 Thursday in a District 9-AAA contest.
Brianna Nagelhout's grandslam homer in the fifth tied the game at 11-all.
Anna Bennett ripped a solo shot off the scoreboard in the bottom for the sixth for the eventual game winner.
Anna Smallwood went the distance for the pitching decision.

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BASEBALL -- Thursday prep results
BASEBALL -- Thursday prep results
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BASEBALL -- Updated prep results
BASEBALL -- Updated prep results

Bears thump LaVergne Wednesday
UPDATE -- Mt. Juliet's baseball team is scheduled to host Smyrna High Saturday in the 2016 home-opener. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. This game was on the schedule for Friday, but has since been moved.

The Golden Bears improved to 6-2 on the season following Wednesday's 10-2 win at LaVergene.

Ethan Smith (2-0) worked three innings of one-hit relief the win, despite walking three.

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FOOTBALL -- Scales signs with Cumberland
FOOTBALL -- Scales signs with Cumberland

Watertown record-setter
Watertown High's All-County receiver Skylor Scales signed scholarship papers to cintinue his education and football career at Lebanon's Cumberland University.

Scales caught a remarkable 52 passes for 912 yards and seven touchdowns, helping lead the Purple Tigers to an 8-3 overall record and a Class 2A playoff berth.

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UPDATE -- District 8-A tournament
UPDATE -- District 8-A tournament

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.

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HOOPS -- Feb. 5 prep results
HOOPS -- Feb. 5 prep results

Neuble, Jackson lead the way
LEBANON -- Veterans Tay Jackson and Kobe Neuble helped pave the way for Lebanon's 58-54 Senior Night win over Gallatin Friday at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium.

Jackson led all scorers with 23 points and Neuble added 13 of his 17 points in the second half as Jim McDowell's Blue Devils improved to 19-5 overall and 9-3 in District 9-AAA.

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HOOPS -- Monday night local results
HOOPS -- Monday night local results

Devilettes stun Mt. Juliet
MT. JULIET -- Bailey Sells scored the game-winner on a putback with 1.8 seconds left in regulation to lift Lebanon High's girls to a 32-31 win at Mt. Juliet Monday in a District 9-AAA makeup game.

The Devilettes improved to 10-14 overall / 3-7 in the district and recorded their first victory over the Lady Bears since December of 2002 when Barbara Hallums was the LHS coach.

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Vaden named county's top lineman
Vaden named county's top lineman
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Luke Turner earns TSWA honor
Luke Turner earns TSWA honor

All-state Class AA athlete
The Tennessee Sports Writers Association released its 2015 All-State football team for Class AA Tuesday and a Wilson County athlete earned a spot.

Watertown High senior Luke Turner was voted to the Class AA team as an athlete.

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Central visits MJHS tonight
Central visits MJHS tonight
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FOOTBALL - Gavin Webster video
FOOTBALL - Gavin Webster video

On the day of Watertown's season and home-opener vs. Gordonsville, here's 17 good minutes with Purple Tiger head football coach Gavin Webster.

Sports editor Tommy Bryan conducted this interview recently at O'Charley's on Exit 238.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT8e9GwY7WA&feature=youtu.be

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Tiger athletes lending a hand
Tiger athletes lending a hand
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8-A BASEBALL -- WHS tops Goodpasture
8-A BASEBALL -- WHS tops Goodpasture

Tigers pound out 14 hits
WATERTOWN -- Ringing the bats to the tune of 14 hits, Watertown advanced in the winner's bracket of the District 8-A baseball tournament Monday with a 5-1 victory over top-seeded Goodpasture.

The top three hitters in the Purple Tiger lineup, Seth Price, Colin Jennings and Cameron Jennings, accounted for eight hits and six RBI.

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FCS eliminates MJCA 6-2
FCS eliminates MJCA 6-2

Commanders move on in DII
LEBANON -- Friendship Christian scratched out three runs in the bottom of the second and went on to reord a 6-2 victory over Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Tuesday in a East-Middle District 1-A play-in game.

With the victory, the Commanders improved to 14-17 on the season and advance to a 4:30 p.m. home game Thursday against Knox Webb.

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Watertown hoops teams exit regional
Watertown hoops teams exit regional

Tigerettes fall to PCHS in semifinals --
WATERTOWN -- Pickett County went on a 30-11 second quarter run on the way to a 75-46 victory over Watertown's Tigerettes in the Region 4-A semifinals Wednesday evening.

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LOCAL SPORTS IN BRIEF

Lebanon Youth Baseball signups --
Lebanon Youth Baseball signups are currently underway online at lebanonyoutbaseball.net. Tryouts will be held at Baird Park on Saturday, Feb. 7 for 7-12 year old divisions and Sunday, Feb. 8 for the 6 year old division.

More details regarding signups and tryouts can be found on the website. No child pays to play in the Lebanon Youth Baseball League.

LYB will accept players who will turn 6 years of age by 12/31/2015 and will be 12 years of age through 4/30/2015. Eligible birth dates will include any child born between 05/01/2002 - 12/31/2009.

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DISNEY HOOPS -- Watertown teams win openers
DISNEY HOOPS -- Watertown teams win openers

KSA Christmas Classic --
ORLANDO, FL -- Scrambling in the final seconds, Watertown High's Purple Tigers rallied for a thrilling 63-61 victory over Virginia's Central High Thursday morning in the opening round of the KSA Christmas Tournament at Walt Disney World.

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Board told new laptops are viral success at WHS

Purple Tigers now have laptop computers that they can take home with them to complete school assignments - one laptop for each and every student, the Wilson County School Board learned when Watertown High School (WHS) presented a video about the project at the board's Monday night meeting.

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