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BASEBALL -- Holmes inks with Cumberland

RHP for the fall of 2017Lebanon High senior pitcher Daniel Holmes signed scholarship papers Tuesday, Feb. 21 to continue his education and baseball career with hometown Cumberland University. In 2016 Holmes was named All-Dist...

BASEBALL -- Price commits to Lindsey Wilson

INF / RHP will sign Monday, March 6Seth Price, one of the most honored athletes in the long history of Watertown High, will sign scholarship papers Monday, March 6 to continue his education and baseball career with Lindsey Wi...

LHS BOOSTERS -- Casino Night planned

Saturday, March 25 at LG&CCThe Lebanon All-Sports Booster Club will hold a "Casino Night" Saturday, March 25 at the Lebanon Golf & Country Club.Doors open at 6 pm. Tickets are $100 per couple and include food & do...

WRESTLING -- Wilkins inks with Cumberland

CU lands Mt. Juliet state champZack Wilkins, Mt. Juliet High's 2017 state wrestling champion at 138 pounds, signed scholarship papers Monday, Feb. 27 with Lebanon's Cumberland University. The son of Jeff and Sarah Wilkins, Za...

8-A HOOPS -- Tigers win district title

Boys & girls will host region openersHENDERSONVILLE -- 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. W...


 
BASKETBALL: Region 5-AAA 1st round | Region 5-AAA basketball, TSSAA playoffs, Lebanon High Blue Devils, Wilson Central Lady Wildcats, Mt. Juliet Golden Bears, Mt. Juliet Lady Bears, Campbell Brandon Gymnasium,
BASKETBALL: Region 5-AAA 1st round

GIRLS QUARTERFINALS
7 pm Friday, Feb. 24
No. 4 Kenwood at No. 1 Wilson Central
No. 3 Beech at N. 2 Rossview

No. 4 Station Camp at No. 1 Henry County
No. 3 Clarksville at No. 2 Mt. Juliet

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Central wins indoor 4K relay | 2017 Tennessee High School Indoor Championships, Vanderbilt University, Wilson Central Wildcats, Lebanon High School, Mt. Juliet High School, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, MJCA,
Central wins indoor 4K relay | 2017 Tennessee High School Indoor Championships, Vanderbilt University, Wilson Central Wildcats, Lebanon High School, Mt. Juliet High School, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, MJCA,
WCHS relay
Central wins indoor 4K relay

NASHVILLE -- Wilson Central's 4,000 meter relay team brought home top honors in the Sunday, Feb. 19 Tennessee High School Indoor Championships -- held at Vanderbilt University.

Sponsored by the Knoxville Track Club, the event in not affiliated with the TSSAA, but still attracts top track and field athletes from across the state.

The foursome of Joel Barlow, Baylor Franklin, John Elrod and Nathan Peterson had the top time among 16 entries -- finishing in 10:25.54.

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HOOPS -- Lebanon downs SCHS for 9-AAA title | Cameron Oliver, District 9-AAA, Jim McDowell, Chase Freeman, Campbell Brandon Gymnasium, Lebanon High Blue Devils, Station Camp Bison,
HOOPS -- Lebanon downs SCHS for 9-AAA title | Cameron Oliver, District 9-AAA, Jim McDowell, Chase Freeman, Campbell Brandon Gymnasium, Lebanon High Blue Devils, Station Camp Bison,
Cameron Oliver
HOOPS -- Lebanon downs SCHS for 9-AAA title

Devils host region opener Saturday
LEBANON -- Hitting just enough free throws down the stretch, Lebanon held off a stubborn Station Camp outfit 39-35 Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the District 9-AAA tournament finals at Campbell Brandon Gym.

Coach Jim McDowell's Blue Devils overcame a poor second quarter that saw SCHS mount a 23-19 lead at intermission by outscoring the Bison 20-12 in the second half.

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BASEBALL -- CU sweeps Friday twin bill | Mitch Langer, Cumberland University baseball, Travis Dohr, NAIA baseball, Lyon University, Phoenix,
BASEBALL -- CU sweeps Friday twin bill

Phoenix move to 5-5 overall
BATESVILLE, ARK -- Mitch Langer and Travis Dohr each tossed seven shutout innings to pick up victories on the mound and Cumberland exploded for seven runs in the final two innings of the second contest, posting 1-0 and 10-0 victories over Lyon College in baseball action Friday in Batesville, Ark.

Dohr (2-0) won the seven-inning opener with seven shutout frames, allowing three hits with three walks and eight strikeouts.

The righthander worked around an error and a walk in the first inning, retiring 14 of the next 17 batters.

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STATE WRESTLING -- Update | Michael Kramer, Austin Plumlee, Wilson Central wrestling, Mt. Juliet High wrestling, Williamson County Ag. Expo Center, TSSAA,
STATE WRESTLING -- Update

Seven locals still in contention
FRANKLIN -- Wilson County has seen four local boys advance to the semifinals of their respective weight classes in the TSSAA Class AAA state championships being held at the Williamson County Ag. Expo Center.

Semifinals start at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Parking is an additional $5.

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CU FOOTBALL -- Suber promotes assistants | Brad Bustle, Nathan Luce, Dewayne Alexander, Donnie Suber, Cumberland University football, East Tennessee State, Nokes-Lasater Field,
CU FOOTBALL -- Suber promotes assistants | Brad Bustle, Nathan Luce, Dewayne Alexander, Donnie Suber, Cumberland University football, East Tennessee State, Nokes-Lasater Field,
Bustle & Luce
CU FOOTBALL -- Suber promotes assistants

Co-offensive coordinators
LEBANON -- Cumberland football coach Donnie Suber is promoting from within his existing staff to fill the vacancy created by the recent departure of offensive coordinator Dewayne Alexander.

Alexander resigned last week to take over the offensive line at East Tennessee State.

"I'm promoting Brad Bustle and Nathan Luce to 'co-coordinators'," Suber said Wednesday afternoon.

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8-A HOOPS -- Tigers win district title | District 8-A basketball, Watertown, Goodpasture, Tigerettes, Purple Tigers, Mya Gaines, Vonte Bates,
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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9-AAA HOOPS -- Tourney at a glance | District 9-AAA basketball, Campbell Brandon Gymnasium, Lebanon High School, Wilson Central basketball, Mt. Juliet High Lady Bears, Devilettes, Beech High School, Station Camp, Portland, Gallatin High, Hendersonville, Eddie Jackson, J.R. Sanders, TSSAA,
9-AAA HOOPS -- Tourney at a glance

(boys) Lebanon 68, Portland 21
LEBANON -- Host and top-seeded Lebanon High wasted no time disposing of No. 8 seeded Portland Friday night, Feb. 17, dispatching the Panthers 68-21 in the quarterfinals of the District 9-AAA tournament at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium.
The Blue Devils (20-7 overall) put the game out of reach with an 18-2 start and quickly moved ahead 36-9 at intermission.

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D-II basketball -- Feb. 15 results | Darren Brown, Friendship Christian School, basketball, Commanders, USN, TSSAA D-II, Bay Family Sportsplex,
D-II basketball -- Feb. 15 results

FCS & MJ Christian boys eliminated
Wilson County's entries in the D-II boys regional were eliminated from the TSSAA post-season with Wednesday, Feb. 15 first round losses.
A furious Friendship Christian comeback try came up short in a 64-57 loss to University School of Nashville at the Bay Family Sportsplex.
A No. 2 seed coming in, FCS trailed 14-11 early and 16-13 at the half.

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TSSAA WRESTLING -- 27 locals headed to state | TSSAA wrestling, Williamson County Ag. Expo Center, Wilson Central wrestling, Lebanon High wrestling, Friendship Christian wrestling, Mt. Juliet High wrestling,
TSSAA WRESTLING -- 27 locals headed to state

Eleven from WCHS, 10 from MJHS
Some 27 Wilson County grapplers have earned spots in this week's TSSAA Class AAA and D- II state tournament set for the Williamson County Ag. Expo Center. Round of 32 matches for Class AAA will begin Thursday at 3 p.m. followed by Round of 16 matches as 22 local boys compete for hardware.

Two girls, Kaitlyn Lee (120) and Megan Pruitt (125), both from Mt. Juliet High are among 81 females who go to the mat on Friday.

Wilson Central saw 11 wrestlers qualify through the Region 7-AAA tournament this past weekend at Mt. Juliet High.

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BASEBALL -- Dohr earns MSC weekly honor | Travis Dohr, Mid-South Conference, Cumberland University baseball, Phoenix baseball, Ernest L. Stockton Field,
BASEBALL -- Dohr earns MSC weekly honor

Phoenix hosts FHU Feb. 14 at 1 pm
Cumberland's Travis Dohr was voted Mid-South Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday after tossing eight shutout innings in a 10-0 victory over 17th-ranked Middle Georgia State, as announced by the league office.

Dohr was dominant in Saturday's doubleheader opener, allowing just five hits and a hit batter in eight innings.

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BASKETBALL -- McDowell voted 9-AAA's top coach | Jim McDowell, Lebanon High Blue Devils, District 9-AAA basketball, Campbell Brandon Gymnasium, Mt. Juliet High basketball, Wilson Central basketball,
BASKETBALL -- McDowell voted 9-AAA's top coach | Jim McDowell, Lebanon High Blue Devils, District 9-AAA basketball, Campbell Brandon Gymnasium, Mt. Juliet High basketball, Wilson Central basketball,
McDowell
BASKETBALL -- McDowell voted 9-AAA's top coach

Blue Devils seeded first in tournament
Lebanon High basketball coach Jim McDowell has been voted District 9-AAAA Coach of the Year by his coaching peers.

McDowell has guided the Blue Devils to an overall record of 19-7 this season / 11-3 in the district, securing the No. 1 seed in this week's tournament.

Tournament play for the boys opens Friday, Feb. 17 at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium.

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D-II HOOPS -- FCS girls eliminated | TSSAA, East-Middle District I-A,
D-II HOOPS -- FCS girls eliminated

FCS & MJCA boys play tonight
FRANKLIN -- Friendship Christian's season came to a close Tuesday night as the Lady Commanders dropped a 64-32 decision to Battle Ground Academy in the opening round of the Division II East-Middle Region Tournament.

The Lady Wildcats pounced early, taking a 14-8 lead after one quarter and a 30-12 lead at intermission.

Bayley West and Hailey Pittman each had six points to lead Friendship Christian.

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TMSAA state champions | Mt. Juliet Middle School, TMSAA, Dickson County High,
TMSAA state champions

Mt. Juliet Middle wins TMSAA Class AAA tourney
Mt. Juliet Middle School won the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association Class AAA state basketball tournament, defeating Siegel Middle School 48-32 Friday, Feb. 3 in the finals at Dickson High School.

Riggs Abner led the way with 14 points and Josh Keck added 13 as the Bears ended the season 23-1 overall. Abner, Keck and Zach Blair were voted all-tournament.

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D-II HOOPS: Friday at FCS | Friendship Christian School, TSSAA, East-Middle District I-A, Bay Family Sportsplex, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy,
D-II HOOPS: Friday at FCS

Here's the schedule for the Friday, Feb. 10 East-Middle District 1-A semifinals at Friendship Christian's Bay Family Sportsplex.

3:00 Girls No. 2 Providence Christian v. No. 3 The King's Academy
4:30 Boys No. 2 Friendship Christian v. No. 3 The King's Academy

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