MJ's Shea, Central's Elrod -
Mt. Juliet High's Cole Shea and Wilson Central's John Elrod have been named Class AAA all-state in track & field by the Tennessee Sport Writers Association.
As a junior, Shea recorded a 14-6 effort to win the Class AAA state championship in the pole vault at Middle Tennessee State's Dean A. Hayes Stadium back in May -- finishing six inches ahead of a pair of Brentwood High vaulters.
MJHS doubles, WCHS singles -
Mt. Juliet High's double tennis team of Josh Walker and Dylan Chambers and Wilson Central singles player Michael Mercante have been named all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.
Walker and Chambers brought home a second place finish in the Class AAA state tournament Friday afternoon, May 26.
Byrd, Price & Blair
Three Wilson County basketball standouts, two boys and a girl, have been voted All-State in their respective classifications by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.
Nominations were accepted from TSWA members and were whittled down during a selection meeting held during the BlueCross Championships earlier this month in Murfreesboro.
Former Mt. Juliet High standout
Belmont University's Sally McCabe garnered Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors Tuesday, Jan. 110.
The Mt. Juliet High graduate averaging 15.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.5 blocks in a pair of victories for the Bruins.
McCabe posted 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocks in a 71-66 victory over UT Martin.
MJ's Wilson earns TSWA honor
Mt. Juliet High volleyball standout SaraGrace Wilson has been named Class AAA All-State by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.
An outside hitter for the Lady Bears, she will attend Troy University on scholarship this fall.
The senior helped lead Mt. Juliet to a record of 29-5 and the District 9-AAA regular season championship.
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.
Delfendahl & Williams
A pair of Wilson County football players have been named to the prestigious Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class 6A all-state team.
Mt. Juliet High senior D.J. Delfendahl was voted in as an offensive lineman while Wilson Central specialist Adam Williams made the list as a punter.
Both players helped lead their respective teams to the TSSAA playoffs and both were Tennessee Titans Mr. Football nominees.
TSWA Defensive Player of the Week
Cumberland defensive back Alex Campagne was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday, posting nine tackles, forcing a fumble, returning another fumble 12 yards and recording two pass breakups in CU's victory over Campbellsville University.
The Crestview, Fla., native blocked the PAT on the Tigers first TD of the game and picked up a fumble, returning it 12 yards in the second quarter.
Former MJHS all-stater
Mt. Juliet High's former two-time all-state baseball player Kyle Smith signed as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier this week.
Called by Golden Bear head coach Mark Purvis, "the best power hitter I ever coached," Smith spent the past four seasons at Vanderbilt battling injury.
"As a pitcher, he threw 88-92 mph for us," Purvis said.
Repeat selection by TSWA
Wilson Central's record-setting Kendall Spray was announced Thursday morning as a repeat selection to the Class AAA All-State basketball team.
Spray, who set both national and TSSAA records for her three-point shooting prowess, led the Lady Wildcats to a record of 33-1 along with both District 9-AAA and Region 5-AAA championships.
New offensive coordinator
Former Cumberland football head coach Dewayne Alexander is returning to the program as offensive coordinator, effective this week, as announced by Director of Athletics Ron Pavan Monday morning.
The Hendersonville native served as the head coach at Cumberland from 2006-12, winning a Mid-South Conference West Division championship in 2008. Forty-four of his players earned All-Mid-South Conference honors and 101 were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes accolades.
FCS freshman earns honor
Friendship Christian hitter Aja Jones have been named All-State in volleyball by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.
Jones, a 6-foot ninth grader, was a standout for the Lady Commanders leading the volleyball team with 332 kills and 88 solo blocks.
County's lone all-state selection
Mt. Juliet High center Kalani Smith has been named All-State in Class 6A by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.
Smith, 6-1, 290, a three-year starter for the Golden Bears, was a Class 6A Mr. Football semifinalist earlier this year and was a team captain.
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.
All-state football Division II-A
The Tennessee Sports Writers Association has released its 2015 All-State football team for Division II-A.
Friendship Christian defensive lineman Joshua Eatherly was the only Wilson Countian to earn all-state honors in Division II-A.
A senior for the Commanders, Eatherly was in on 69 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, nine quarterback sacks, two fumbles recovered and a safety.
TSWA Defensive Player of the Week -
Cumberland redshirt sophomore linebacker Cody Carr earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week honors Wednesday after collecting a career-best 14 tackles and his first sack of the season in last week's contest versus Bethel University.
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