Wilson Post sports editor, Tommy Bryan is back with a look at local sports.
Golden Bears record 20th win
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central's Lady Wildcats completed a perfect regular season with Friday night's 51-43 home win over Mt. Juliet.
WCHS ends the regular season 26-0 / 14-0 in District 9-AAA headed into Wednesday's district tournament opener against No. 8 seeded Gallatin at Portland.
Point guard Piper Elrod knocked down six 3-pointers and finished with 18 points to lead Wilson Central. Kendall Spray added 15 while Addison Byrd and Kathryn Bean each had six.
Women down No. 7 Shawnee State
LEBANON -- Cumberland University's basketball teams split a Mid-South Conference doubleheader Thursday evening at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center with visiting Shawnee State.
The CU women knocked off seventh-ranked Shawnee State in the opener while the men dropped a narrow 63-61 decision in the nightcap.
Both teams will be in action Saturday afternoon at home as MSC rival Georgetown College comes to town for a 2 p.m. doubleheader.
Sending a beautiful bouquet remains a popular way to say "I love you" - and what better time to say it than Valentine's Day? Valentine's Day is Sunday, Feb. 14.
The city-issued stop work order that halted construction on the south Mt. Juliet Starbucks, Moe's and other businesses in the commercial center under construction was lifted Tuesday.
When Mt. Juliet dad and husband Jeff Wilkins realized Wednesday evening what seemed a simple snow event had quickly turned wet roads into "ice skating rinks" in less than an hour, he called his wife Sarah and said he'd pick her and their son up from church.
The Lebanon Fire Department responded to a report of smoke and flames coming out of the rear exit of the home located at 213 East Adams Street around 1:30 p.m.
On Saturday evening, Jan. 23, when most of Lebanon was "snowed in," numerous local dignitaries and citizens turned out for an event at The Mill honoring Curtis Reed as he was recognized as Lebanon's Goodwill Ambassador. Unfortunately we were unable to attend due to being out of town; however, at this time we would like to pay additional tribute to Curtis, who has been our friend and encourager for many years.
As we buy candy and cards in the United States and around the world, it might surprise you - it did me - that there are places where the holiday and romantic love in general are frowned upon. How could anyone be against the natural urge to embrace love? Then I thought about the cultures with arranged marriages like India where, even with its British influence, the idea of falling in love hasn't found its way into the masses.
Volunteers are needed for the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) Junior High Division Rodeo Finals to be held at Lebanon's James E. Ward Agricultural Center June 19 through 27.
Ten years ago, a group of concerned Wilson Countians came together to form the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame. Agriculture has been a cornerstone of Wilson County from the day it was formed in 1799 and, to recognize the contributions of those involved in agriculture in the community, the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame was organized.
Tickets are on sale now for a Pancake Breakfast benefiting Wilson County CASA.
The renowned Bert Coble Singers recently continued their 28-year history of giving by presenting a generous donation of $3,100 to Cumberland University.
John Bradshaw has been named president and chief operating officer of First Freedom Bank, according to Board Chairman and CEO John Lancaster. Bradshaw was previously executive vice president and COO.
John "Jack" Evans Jr., 87
Marcia Jean Jones, 74
Jacqueline H. Anderson
Nancy McPeak Mooneyham, 73
Spray breaks own record
PORTLAND -- Wilson Central's Kendall Spray bettered her own single season record for 3-pointers in Tuesday's 67-28 victory at Portland High.
The UT-Martin signee connected on six of her 10 tries from beyond the arc and finished with 28 points.
The six 3-pointers gave her 141 for the season -- breaking the mark she set last year of 139.
It is pretty hard to predict, that day in the spring -- early spring -- when the fish are going to get hungry.
I have had some outstanding days in early February and even a few good days in a row in March. In fact, one of the best days I can recall was March 3, many years ago. We had five bass - largemouth and smallmouth - that would probably have weighed 25-pounds. In total, we probably caught 15-20 fish. You just never know when.
Saints, Commanders play in loser-out game
KNOXVILLE -- Friendship Christian's boys dropped a 63-35 loss to top seeded Knoxville Webb Friday in the semifinals of the East-Middle District 1-A basketball tournament.
With the loss, the Commanders dropped to 13-12 on the season and were scheduled to play in a loser-out game Saturday afternoon at Knox Webb. The winner will advance to next week's region tournament.
Sometimes it takes a leap of faith.
Prior to its annual banquet Tuesday night, the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce presented several awards to local businesses, organizations and community leaders.
The Mt. Juliet businessman unwittingly thrust into the social media limelight last week is making a statement of his own, admonishing those who put his livelihood in danger by listing his shop as a "meetup spot" for an anti-feminist rhetoric rally.
Mardi Gras at The Capitol successfully raised $52,540 for Sherry's Run to benefit local folks affected by cancer.
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