LHS soccer standout
LEBANON -- Shelby Grow, a 2017 senior at Lebanon High, signed scholarship papers Friday, May 8 with Motlow State Community College in Lynchburg.
Grow, the daughter of Matthew and Tammy Grow, will be a member of the inaugural soccer team at Motlow State, the first JUCO soccer team in the state of Tennessee.
WBMS 6, Southside 1
Winfree Bryant scored a 6-1 soccer victory over Southside Monday evening, March 13 as Sean Redmond accounted for five goals.
The Aviators led 2-0 at half with goals from Redmond and Jorge Montez -- off free kick.
The Saints did not muster a shot in the first half.
Lebanon High senior soccer player Chase Owen signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent Monday morning, Feb. 6 to continue his education and athletic career at Pine Manor College in Newton, MA.
He's the son of Brad Owen and Page Henley. A forward for the Blue Devils, Owen plays club soccer with Hendersonville-based Tennessee United.
Lebanon opens the 2017 season March 16, 17 and 18 in the 840 Challenge Tournament.
Grant will coach men's team
LEBANON -- Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced changes in the Phoenix soccer programs Thursday, with Adam Grant taking over the head coaching duties of the men's program and Brian Davies taking over the head coach responsibility for the women's team effective immediately.
Grant takes the place of Rory O'Connor, who spent the last four years with the men's team and one season as head coach.
O'Connor is returning to his native Ireland with his wife, who has found difficulties securing a US Visa after the couple were married last summer.
Daniel Williams & Bennet Strutz
LEBANON -- Cumberland sophomores Daniel Williams and Bennet Strutz were voted the Mid-South Conference Men's Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, on Monday for their efforts in a 3-1 road victory by the Phoenix against No. 21 Lindenwood-Belleville, as announced by the league office.
Strutz made five saves and improved to 8-3-1 in net this season in the 3-1 win.
Lebanon 3, Gallatin 1
Lebanon High celebrated Senior Night Thursday, Sept. 29 with a 3-1 victory over District 9-AAA rival Gallatin.
Game scores: 25-18, 26-28, 25-16 and 25-17.
The Lady Devils finished the season with a 6-8 mark in the district standings.
Lebanon High seniors, from left: Samantha Tarpley, kayla Rodrigues, Haylee Wilson, Sydney Becht, Bre Wilkerson and Lily Baldwin.
SOCCER -- MJ 7, Overton 1
NASHVILLE -- Ally Cole scored a hat trick and Britt Ellmore added two more scored as Mt. Juliet recorded a 7-1 soccer win at John Overton High Monday.
Brooklyn Butler and Jenna Rehm each added goals for the Lady Bears.
Assists went to Summer Ellmore and Britt Ellmore.
Goalkeeper Hailey Walker was credited with three saves.
Murombo leads Labor Day victory
LEBANON -- Valentine Murombo picked up a deflection in the box and buried it 41 seconds into overtime, giving 19th-ranked Cumberland a 3-2 victory over Keiser University in men's soccer Monday afternoon at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.
Cumberland led 1-0 and 2-1, but Reece Weldon tied the match twice for the Seahawks, converting a penalty kick in the 53rd minute and drilling a free kick from 35 yards in the 76th minute.
VOLLEYBALL -- WCHS 3, LHS 2
GLADEVILLE -- Ninth grader Nicole Brill rocketed 13 kills Thursday night to help lead Wilson Central to a tight 3-2 win over District 9-AAA rival Lebanon.
Game scores: 25-19; 23-25; 23-25; 25-16; 15-10.
Senior Delany McCorkle and Junior Hannah Potts each added seven kills for the Lady Wildcats.
Jasmine Fuqua paced Lebanon with Jasmine Fuqua 13 kills, seven digs and two blocks.
VOLLEYBALL -- LHS defeats Hendersonville
LEBANON -- Down 5-0 in the first set, Lebanon mounted a stirring comeback and defeated Hendersonville High 3-1 Tuesday in the District 9-AAA volleyball opener for both teams.
Game scores: 25-23, 25-19, 23-25 and 25-18.
Honors for soccer & 9-AAA as well
Closing the books on the 2015-2016 athletic year, the Tennessee Sports Writers Association has announced all-state teams for bowling, wrestling and track & field -- including several local athletes.
Three Wilson Countians were honored in bowling, Lebanon High's Lindsay Manning on the girls side while Donny Turner and Luke Shoulders earned all-state boys accolades.
White earns goalie award
Four members of the Lebanon High School soccer team were named All-District 9-AAA.
From left: Luis Alvarez, Joe Whitefield, Fredy Luna and Logan White.
Wilson Central 1, Lebanon 0
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central celebrated Senior Night with a thrilling 1-0 home win over Lebanon Thursday, improving to 10-3 overall, 5-1 in District 9-AAA.
Brannon Ketelson scored for WCHS in the opening minute.
The Wildcats play at Shelbyville Central Saturday in a 7 pm match.
MJ Lady Bear goalkeeper
Mt. Juliet High soccer standout Laura McDermott signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent and scholarship papers Thursday, March 17 with Nashville's Trevecca Nazarene University.
The 2014 District 9-AAA Most Valuable Player, McDermott is the daughter of James and Marla McDermott.
Dillard, Hunter take individual honors
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson County teams swept the top spots in the inaugural 840 Challenge Soccer tournament, with host team Wilson Central High School winning the tournament championship.
Wilson Central went 2-1, besting Rutherford County teams Blackman and Stewarts Creek along the way to winning the tournament, edging out Mt. Juliet High for the top spot.
Chu has two goals in loss
LEBANON -- Olivia Chu scored twice and nearly had a third in the final minute, but 14th-ranked Olivet Nazarene held on for 4-3 victory over No. 4 Cumberland in women's soccer action Sunday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.
The CU women (1-1-0) scored twice in a five-minute span early in the second half, the first by Chu on an assist from Connie Awuku-Darkoh, and the second from Emily Shires, who took a long ball by Kaitlin Kisiloski, beat her defender twice and calmly slotted a shot just inside the left post, giving CU a 2-1 advantage in the 60th minute.
Villafana takes college job --
Kempess Villafana has stepped down as the head coach of both the girls and boys soccer teams at Lebanon High.
A former soccer standout at Cumberland, Villafana was an educational assistant at LHS and had worked with both programs since the summer of 2013.
A native of Trinidad and Tobago, he has taken a position as an assistant coach with the women's program at the University of the South -- Sewanee.
CU baseball camps
Cumberland University's baseball camps will crank up Monday, June 8 through Thursday, June 11 with two sessions of the popular hitting camp.
The morning session for players ages 6-9 starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 12 Noon. The afternoon session for players 10-12 runs between the hours of 1 - 4 p.m. Cost is $95 per player and includes a t-shirt as well as instruction from Cumberland coaches and players.
The all day fundamental camp for ages 9 through 14 will be held the week of June 15-18 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Cost is $175 per player. Visit gocumberlandathletics.com/campsclinics.
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