Friendship 13, DCA 6
DONELSON -- Ninth grader Mikey Jones ran for 169 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Friendship Christian to a 13-6 victory over Donelson Christian Friday at Ken Redmond Stadium.
With the win, the Commanders improved to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the East-Middle District of Division II-A.
West Wilson booms, city seeks recruiter
The City of Lebanon is searching for someone to take the reins of economic development and recruitment.
Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said that three interviews with potential candidates have been held, but no decision has been made at present time. Currently, Craighead is filling in when he can to promote the city.
In any sport, winning beats losing. It's why they keep score.
In the case of the Titans, what a difference a week made. Last week, they dropped a close 29-28 decision to the visiting Cleveland Browns. It was lost in the most bizarre fashion - taking a 28-3 lead only to allow the Browns to score 26 unanswered points.
I can still smell, sometimes, even see it. The clean crisp smell of late autumn, the smell of the leaves as I gathered some kindling. The dusty smell of the one room cabin, the ashes in the old wood stove and the shallow, muddy river. I had use of the place and permission to hunt the farm for a couple weeks and I had come to kill the genetically best of the breed.
MJCA at home; FCS on the road
Wilson County's four public schools are taking tonight off with scheduled open dates -- but Division II programs Mt. Juliet Christian Academy and Friendship Christian School will be in action.
The Saints of MJCA (1-6, 0-2) will be at home this evening, taking on The King's Academy. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Suey Field.
LEBANON -- Cumberland University's baseball team will host its biannual Alumni Game on Homecoming weekend, Saturday, Oct. 25 -- weather permitting.
A breakfast is planned at the Benton Jennings Indoor Facility at 8:30 a.m. followed by the Alumni Game at 10 a.m.
Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at Nashville First Church of the Nazarene for community activist Carl L. Carlson, 67, of Mt. Juliet. A Vietnam Veteran and founder of the Men of Valor Prison Ministry, he died Oct. 14 2014.
Funeral services will be conducted 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Ms. Alford, 60, of Old Hickory.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Whitley, 74, of Lebanon.
Retired after 33 years as a supervisor with K.O. Lester and a Mason with the Lebanon Lodge No. 98, he died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.
Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Pegram for Mr. Taylor, 90, of Mt. Juliet.
Funeral services will be conducted 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Read, 80, of Hermitage. A veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Bell South, he died Oct. 12, 2104.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in the Leeville Community for Mr. Sullivan, 91.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway, for Mr. Taylor, 59, of Lebanon.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 14 at the Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, for Ms. Jones, 45, of Westmoreland.
CHATTANOOGA -- Region 3-4 champion Boyd-Buchanan earned a trip to the TSSAA Class A state tournament with a 3-0 sectional win over Watertown Thursday, Oct. 16. Game scores: 25-17, 25-17 and 25-11.
The Lady Bucs enter Wednesday's state tournament with a record of 34-12.
Watertown, the Region 4-A runner-up, closed out the year 16-15.
Early voting in the Federal and State General Election and Wilson County General Election began Wednesday, Oct. 15.
The three early voting locations include: the Wilson County Election Commission in Lebanon, Gladeville Community Center and Mt. Juliet Community Center. Each location will be open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 30.
LEBANON -- The next new firehouse in Lebanon may be built on South Eastgate Court, according to approvals given by Lebanon City Council at its most recent meeting, but that doesn't mean construction will begin anytime soon.
The council voted to approve, on first reading, funding for consulting architectural, engineering and design services for the proposed fire house on South Eastgate.
Linebacker at Coast Guard Academy
NEW LONDON, CT -- Coast Guard junior linebacker Kyle Wood has been named the CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Bears 17-0 win over Curry on Saturday.
The former Friendship Christian School standout and Mt. Juliet native had six tackles and three of the team's four sacks for a loss of 21 yards as Curry was shutout in a regular season game for the first time in 14 years.
Lineman blocked two PATs in CU win
LEBANON -- Cumberland University's Cayman Russell was named the Tennessee Sportswriters Association Defensive Player of the Week Tuesday after blocking a pair of extra points in a 47-46 victory at Union College, including the potential tying point-after with 2:04 remaining in the contest.
The Hendersonville native chased ballcarriers all game, finishing with seven total tackles in the victory, the fourth straight win for the Bulldogs.
I hope that everyone is enjoying this wet October. This is usually the driest month of the year. I would be safe to say that the good Lord knows more than us mortals.
MJ, Wilson Central & LHS all qualify
All three of Wilson County's large public high schools have landed in the TSSAA's new "Super 32" classification for the 2015 football season and beyond.
Mt. Juliet High came in as the state's 11th largest enrollment with 1,999 students as of the 20th day of the 2014-2015 school year.