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THURSDAY PREP SCOREBOARD THURSDAY PREP SCOREBOARD

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.

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  • THURSDAY PREP SCOREBOARD THURSDAY PREP SCOREBOARD

    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.

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  • FOOTBALL -- Cane Ridge 27, Mt. Juliet 19 FOOTBALL -- Cane Ridge 27, Mt. Juliet 19

    Bears lose home-opener
    MT. JULIET -- Cane Ridge overcame 17 penalties for 102 yards and a handful of dropped passes in Thursday's 27-19 victory at Mt. Juliet.

    Following a scoreless first quarter, the Ravens took a 13-6 lead into intermission and thanks to a pair of second half TDs from quarterback D.J. Thorpe -- never trailed.

    Mt. Juliet's first half scoring came vis the foot of senior kicker Jacob Bailey who boomed field goals of 45 and 56 yards.

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  • TUESDAY SCOREBOARD -- VB, soccer & golf TUESDAY SCOREBOARD -- VB, soccer & golf

    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.

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  • UPDATES -- Volleyball & soccer UPDATES -- Volleyball & soccer

    MJ places 2nd in Bulldog bash
    FRANKLIN -- Mt. Juliet's volleyball team placed second in the Gold Division of the "Bulldog Bash" held Friday and Saturday at the Franklin Field House.
    The Lady Bears went 7-1 in Franklin, defeating Lipscomb, Kenwood, Eagleville, Pope John Paul II, Oakland, Dyersburg, and Beech -- all in straight sets.
    Brentwood Academy topped MJHS 2-1 in the tournament finals.
    Now 8-1 on the season, the Lady Bears play at District 9-AAA rival Portland Thursday.
    Wilson Central's Lady Wildcats went 3-3 in the Bulldog Bash.

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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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Thursday's local scoreboard | Wilson County prep soccer, Wilson County prep volleyball, Wilson Central, Mt. Juliet, Watertown, Friendship Christian,
Thursday's local scoreboard

SOCCER -- MJHS improves to 2-0
MT. JULIET -- Six different players scored goals as Mt. Juliet's volleyball team thumped visiting West Creek 6-1 Thursday evening.
Goals came from: Brooklynn Butler, Ally Cole, Brittany Ellmore, Summer Ellmore, Marileigh Mabry and Karah Sharp.
The Lady Bears improved to 2-0 on the season headed into at Tuesday, Aug. 23 match at White House.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- Locals dot Bethel roster | Bethel University, Taye Davis, Nolan Chowbay,
COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- Locals dot Bethel roster

Nine Wilson Countians to play for Wildcats
McKENZIE -- Nine players from Wilson County are listed on Bethel University's 2016 roster.

The Wildcats open the season at home 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 vs. Missouri Baptist.

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LOCAL GOLF -- Tuesday Sr. Scramble | Hunters Point Golf Course, Senior Scramble, Sammy B's,
LOCAL GOLF -- Tuesday Sr. Scramble

Hunters Point Golf Course
LEBANON -- The team of Andy Howell, Joe Bowman, Elmer Scott and Leddy Vanderpool shot a score of 61 to win the Sammy B's Senior Scramble at Hunters Point Golf Course Tuesday, Aug. 16.

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CU TENNIS -- McCormick resigns as coach | Bill McCormick, Cumberland Phoenix, Cumberland University, tennis, Andres Burgos, Angelica Sepulveda,
CU TENNIS -- McCormick resigns as coach | Bill McCormick, Cumberland Phoenix, Cumberland University, tennis, Andres Burgos, Angelica Sepulveda,
McCormick
CU TENNIS -- McCormick resigns as coach

After seven years leading program
Cumberland tennis coach and Game Operations Manager Bill McCormick has resigned from his position, effective immediately, Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced Wednesday morning.

Andres Burgos and Angelica Sepulveda will share coaching duties until a replacement can be found.

McCormick just finished his seventh season as the tennis coach at Cumberland for both the men's and women's programs.

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Monday's prep scoreboard | Prep volleyball, prep soccer, prep golf, Watertown Purple Tigers, Mt. Juliet Lady Bears, Wilson Central Lady Wildcats, Alycia Long,
Monday's prep scoreboard

Station Camp tops FCS
LEBANON -- Friendship Christian's volleyball team dropped the 2016 season opener to Class AAA Station Camp 3-1 at the Bay Family Sportsplex.
Game scores: 25-21, 16-25, 15-25 and 19-25.
Alycia Long had 11 kills and a block while Morgan Vallett finished with 11 kills and 13 digs.
Cameron Burton dished out 21 assists and recorded six digs while Libby Nave fired in two aces and had 15 digs.
Bailey Bryant had two aces and 10 digs.
The Lady Commanders travel to Zion Christian Academy in Columbia Thursday and will compete in the Bulldog Bash at the Franklin Field House this weekend.

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High school golf report
High school golf report

FCS trips MJ Christian Thursday
MT. JULIET -- Friendship Christian's golf team scored a 189-214 nine-hole victory over Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Thursday afternoon at the Windtree Golf Course.
The Commanders were led by Hunter Bankston with a 42, Jacob Chessor fired a 44, Dylan McGregor a 51 and Will Stallworth a 52.
Connor Pressley paced MJCA with a 46. Caylor Bates carded a 55, Tyler West shot 55 and Daniel Boehm shot a 58

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Free sports clinics offered | Cumberland University, sports clinic, Wilson County Sports Council, Sept. 11,
Free sports clinics offered

CU & WC Sports Council
Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for the second annual All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus.

Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day. Girls and boys will be able to choose from baseball, softball, football, wrestling, tennis, soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and golf.

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O-ZONE WS -- LYB Nationals eliminated | Dixie Youth baseball, O-Zone, World Series, Lebanon Nationals, LYB, Lebanon Youth Baseball, Laurel MS,
O-ZONE WS -- LYB Nationals eliminated

Local squad falls to Alabama champs
LAUREL, MS -- Team Tennessee (LYB Nationals) lost 6-0 Tuesday, Aug. 9 to Alabama in the loser's bracket of the Dixie Youth O-Zone World Series in Laurel, MS. The loss ended the season for the local team after going 2-2 in the World Series.

Team Tennessee finished in the top six of the 12-team, double elimination tournament.

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CU BASEBALL -- D-I outfielder set to enroll | Cumberland University baseball, Phoenix, Woody Hunt,
CU BASEBALL -- D-I outfielder set to enroll | Cumberland University baseball, Phoenix, Woody Hunt,
Connolly
CU BASEBALL -- D-I outfielder set to enroll

Creighton's Kevin Connolly to enroll
Coach Woody Hunt's effort to upgrade the roster of his 2017 baseball team continues to gather steam with the commitment of another NCAA Division I transfer. Creighton University outfielder Kevin Connolly (6-1, 180) will join the Phoenix program this fall with three solid seasons under his belt.

"Kevin is a proven Division I hitter, a guy who can give us some production at the top of our lineup," Coach Hunt said.

As a high school senior, Connolly led Creighton Prep in Omaha, NE to the best record in school history (34-4) and a state championship.

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SOFTBALL -- Atwood returns to LHS | Jody Atwood, Lebanon High softball, LHS, Friendship Christian softball, FCS, Winfree Bryant Middle School, Chris Spurlock, softball,
SOFTBALL -- Atwood returns to LHS | Jody Atwood, Lebanon High softball, LHS, Friendship Christian softball, FCS, Winfree Bryant Middle School, Chris Spurlock, softball,
Atwood
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Wilson Central softball post filled | Shawn Smith, Wilson Central softball, Michael Shepard, Lady Wildcats,
Wilson Central softball post filled | Shawn Smith, Wilson Central softball, Michael Shepard, Lady Wildcats,
Smith
Wilson Central softball post filled

Smith takes over for 2017 season
Wilson Central has filled its vacant softball coaching position with Monday's appointment of Shawn Smith, 53, as the interim head coach of the program.

Smith, a former baseball player at the University of Southern Mississippi, is the father of Wilson Central infielder Claire Smith and coached the Southside Middle School baseball program for six seasons in the past.

Smith, who owns his own insurance agency, has given private hitting lessons to both softball and baseball players in Wilson County for several years and worked two years full-time as a scout for the Chicago Cubs.

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FOOTBALL -- WHS, LHS plan tailgate events | Lebanon Blue Devils, football, tailgate, Tribble Field, Watkins Stadium,
FOOTBALL -- WHS, LHS plan tailgate events

'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.

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LHS softball job opens | Chris Spurlock, LHS softball, Lebanon High Lady Devils, softball,
LHS softball job opens | Chris Spurlock, LHS softball, Lebanon High Lady Devils, softball,
Spurlock
LHS softball job opens

Spurlock going into private business
Lebanon High School administrators are faced with finding a new softball coach in the wake of the resignation of Chris Spurlock Thursday morning.

Spurlock, an LHS graduate, is reportedly going into the private business sector after working one season as head coach of the Lady Devils.

Teaching Social Studies / Government at Lebanon, Spurlock led his team to a record of 25-17-1 in his only year as head coach.

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All-state -- Locals earn TBCA honors | Aaron Brown, Seth Price, TBCA, baseball, all-state, Watertown Purple Tigers, Mt. Juliet Golden Bears,
All-state -- Locals earn TBCA honors | Aaron Brown, Seth Price, TBCA, baseball, all-state, Watertown Purple Tigers, Mt. Juliet Golden Bears,
Price
All-state -- Locals earn TBCA honors

Aaron Brown & Seth Price
A pair of Wilson County baseball standouts have been named all-state by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association.

Mt. Juliet High pitcher Aaron Brown was selected to the Class AAA team. Brown was the District 9-AAA Most Valuable Player. He went 7-2 on the mound with an ERA of 1.05 in 53.3 innings of work.

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Barrett claims powerlifting title | Hailey Barrett, Harley Timbs, Graves Fitness, Flex Lewis Pro/Am, Opryland Hotel,
Barrett claims powerlifting title | Hailey Barrett, Harley Timbs, Graves Fitness, Flex Lewis Pro/Am, Opryland Hotel,
Barrett
Barrett claims powerlifting title

Saturday at Flex Lewis Classic
NASHVILLE -- Still a novice powerlifter, Lebanon's Hailey "Bug" Barrett picked up some impressive hardware over the weekend at the sixth annual Flex Lewis Pro/Am Classic at the Opryland Hotel.

A Lebanon High graduate, the 20 year-old Barrett won the Junior Amateur Division Bench Press with a person best of 220-pounds. She also won the overall best lift.

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