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CU splits at Lindsey Wilson Thursday CU splits at Lindsey Wilson Thursday

Fisk comes to town Saturday afternoon --
COLUMBIA, Ky. - Cumberland's Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 16-point first half lead and then held on for a 56-54 victory over No. 19 Lindsey Wilson Thursday at the Biggers Sports Center.

Jalita Fason netted a team-best 13 points to lead balanced scoring for the Cumberland women (10-9, 4-3 Mid-South), who ended a four-game losing streak with the victory.

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  • CU splits at Lindsey Wilson Thursday CU splits at Lindsey Wilson Thursday

    Fisk comes to town Saturday afternoon --
    COLUMBIA, Ky. - Cumberland's Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 16-point first half lead and then held on for a 56-54 victory over No. 19 Lindsey Wilson Thursday at the Biggers Sports Center.

    Jalita Fason netted a team-best 13 points to lead balanced scoring for the Cumberland women (10-9, 4-3 Mid-South), who ended a four-game losing streak with the victory.

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  • FCS junior wins state bowling title FCS junior wins state bowling title

    Turner rolls six strikes to open finals --
    SMYRNA -- Talk about a hot start. Friendship Christian's Donny Turner rolled six consecutive strikes in the state finals and went on to capture the Division II individual crown Friday morning at the Smyrna Bowling Center.

    A junior, Turner handily defeated Conner Nichols of St. Benedict (243-147) in the finals.

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  • Jeff Bennett to headline banquet Jeff Bennett to headline banquet

    Watertown baseball Feb. 7 event --
    Lebanon resident and former major league pitcher Jeff Bennett will be the keynote speaker Saturday, Feb. 7 as the Watertown High baseball program holds its inaugural "Lead-Off" Banquet.

    The event starts at 6 p.m. in the Watertown High cafeteria and will feature a catered meal, introduction of the 2015 Purple Tiger players and staff, a silent auction, a live auction for big ticket items, tours of the WHS facilities and of course -- remarks from Bennett.

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  • Tuesday, Jan. 20 prep hoops Tuesday, Jan. 20 prep hoops

    BOYS FINALS --
    Watertown 58, Red Boiling Springs 26;
    Ezell Harding 60, MJ Christian 43;
    Beech 45, Wilson Central 32;
    Friendship Christian 60, Trousdale Co. 49
    Lebanon 64, Hendersonville 45;
    Mt. Juliet 63, Gallatin 51.

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  • McChurch scholarship established at CU McChurch scholarship established at CU

    Former Bulldog football standout
    LEBANON -- The family of Tyler McChurch, a former Cumberland University football player who died in an automobile accident in 2013, recently established a scholarship fund in Tyler's memory.

    Tyler was a former standout football player at Friendship Christian School and later at Cumberland University.

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Crutchfield commits to UT-Martin | Julian Crutchfield, Lebanon High football, Blue Devil football, UT Martin, UT Martin football, Skyhawks
Crutchfield commits to UT-Martin

Lebanon High defensive lineman
Following an official on-campus visit this past weekend, Lebanon High's Julian Crutchfield verbally committed to the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Crutchfield, an All District 9-AAA performer at defensive end of the Blue Devils, is expected to play in the defensive line for the Skyhawks.

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Local girls basketball reports

Friendship 53, SAS 15
SEWANEE -- Friendship Christian's Lady Commanders improved to 3-0 in the East-Middle District 1-A following a lopsided 53-15 road win over St. Andrew's-Sewanee Monday, Jan. 19.

FCS jumped on top 12-0 and expanded the lead to 28-6 over the Lady Mountain Lions.

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County boys basketball updates
County boys basketball updates

SAS 54, Friendship 38
SEWANEE -- Friendship Christian School ran into a pack of angry Mountain Lions Monday evening and left Monteagle Mountain with a 54-38 loss to St. Andrew's-Sewanee.

"They put a lot of pressure on us and we didn't do a very good job of getting the ball inside," said FCS coach Ben Johnson. "They're tough to guard. They do a lot of cutting and driving to the basket."

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Local sports in brief

Lions Babe Ruth signups
All players interested in participating in the spring 2015 season of Lebanon Lions Club Babe Ruth Baseball should attend a signup event Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Harold Dean Greer Recreation Building in the Baird Park Complex. Signups will begin at 10 a.m. with a $25 registration fee due. All players, even those who were on a team in 2014, are required to register Jan. 24.

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Friendship, MJCA and LHS reports

FCS sweeps MJ Christian
LEBANON -- A 28-0 run to open the game powered Friendship Christian's boys to a 56-35 victory over Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Tuesday at the Bay Family Sportsplex.

The Commanders improved to 5-11 overall, 1-1 in the East-Middle District 1-A with the win while the Saints slumped to 6-15, 0-2.

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Mt. Juliet sweeps at Wilson Central | Kendall Spray, Summer Adams, Ronjanae DeGray, Raeyana DeGray, John Wild, Chris Fryer, Wilson Central Lady Wildcats, Mt. Juliet Lady Bears, District 9-AAA basketball, Christian Bell, Trey Pruitt, Adam Williams, Cortez Owens, Dez Mason,
Mt. Juliet sweeps at Wilson Central

Adams sparks Lady Bear blowout
GLADEVILLE -- Summer Adams scored 13 points in her first start of the season and helped lead Mt. Juliet to a 49-27 win at Wilson Central in Tuesday night's District 9-AAA headliner.

Adams worked behind the Wilson Central defense to score 10 points in the early stages of the second half as the Lady Bears stretched a 27-14 lead out to 37-19. The senior finished 5-of-6 from inside the paint.

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Brown will run MJ's offense in 2015
Brown will run MJ's offense in 2015
Brown
Brown will run MJ's offense in 2015

MJHS grad, record-setting college QB
Mt. Juliet High football coach Trey Perry has promoted quarterbacks coach Levi Brown to the position of offensive coordinator. Perry informed his team of the move in a meeting Friday afternoon.

"First thing I did was fire the old offensive coordinator -- me," Perry said. "Levi worked with us last season and of course has a great feel for what we're doing on offense. This should be a very smooth transition."

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PREP BOYS -- FCS hosts DCA Friday

MJCA welcomes Franklin Christian -
Friendship Christian School will open play in the East-Middle District of Division II tonight as Donelson Christian Academy comes to the Bay Family Sportsplex.

Coach Ben Johnson's Commanders improved to 4-10 on the season following a 50-48 overtime victory at Aaron Academy in Gallatin Tuesday night.

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PREP GIRLS -- Spray leads Lady 'Cats | Kendall Spray, Wilson Central Lady Wildcats, Addison Byrd, Kayla Jackson, Ronjanae DeGray, Raeyana DeGray, Tavie Bell, Ashley Robey, Jameka Dowell, Devilettes, Morgan Bruce,
PREP GIRLS -- Spray leads Lady 'Cats

Watertown hosts Gordonsville
Continuing her red-hot pace, Kendall Spray lit it up for 27 points to lead Wilson Central to a 65-49 victory at Station Camp Tuesday night.

As if knocking down five 3-pointers weren't enough, the junior pulled in a game-high 15 rebounds as the Lady Wildcats improved to a perfect 5-0 in District 9-AAA and 15-4 overall.

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Mark Medley hired by Wilson Co. Schools | Mark Medley, Sam Harp, Lebanon High football, Blue Devil football, Tuckers Cross Roads, Carroll Oakland, middle school football,
Mark Medley hired by Wilson Co. Schools | Mark Medley, Sam Harp, Lebanon High football, Blue Devil football, Tuckers Cross Roads, Carroll Oakland, middle school football,
Medley
Mark Medley hired by Wilson Co. Schools

will run strength & conditioning at middle schools -
Former Lebanon High football coach Mark Medley has been hired by Wilson County Schools and will facilitate the merger of the undermanned gridiron programs at Carroll Oakland and Tuckers Crossroads Middle Schools.

Medley, recently retired from Smith County Schools after a long tenure as a teacher, coach and administrator, will work on a 120-day contract with WCS.

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PREP BOWLING -- Tournament starts Friday | District 12 bowling, Dustin Brakefield, Hanna Hayes, Smyrna Bowling Center, Hendersonville Strike & Spare
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CU Hall of Famer takes volleyball job | Cumberland volleyball, Kathy Palk Slaughter, Cumberland University, Dewayne Deering,
CU Hall of Famer takes volleyball job

Former prep coach Kathy Palk Slaughter --
LEBANON -- Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced Tuesday morning the hiring of Kathy Palk Slaughter as head coach effective immediately.

The Sparta native is a former Bulldog player and assistant coach as well as a highly successful high school coach in the middle Tennessee area.

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LOCAL HOOPS -- Weekend prep scoreboard
LOCAL HOOPS -- Weekend prep scoreboard

Saturday prep basketball finals --
(girls) Station Camp 54, Lebanon 39
(boys) Station Camp 43, Lebanon 28

(girls) Wilson Central 66, Gallatin 34
(boys) Gallatin 53, Wilson Central 44

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Love lifts Tigers past Monterey | Ty Love, Dylan Speck, Watertown basketball, Tigerettes, Bobbi Staats, DaeDae Nunley,
Love lifts Tigers past Monterey

WHS girls fall to Upperman
WATERTOWN -- Ty Love's double-double paced Watertown to a 56-52 win over Monterey Tuesday in the consolation round of the Watertown Christmas Tournament.

The sophomore connected on 11-of-16 shots from the field to finish with 24 points and pulled in 10 rebounds as the Purple Tigers improved to 9-8 on the season. Dylan Speck added 18 and Seth Price 12.

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Ashley Roby buries 3's, Knox Bearden | Landair Ladies Classic, Ashley Roby, Mt. Juliet Lady Bears, Chris Fryer, Campbell Brandon, Smith County Owls, girls basketball, Greeneville basketball, Hal Henard Gym
Ashley Roby buries 3's, Knox Bearden | Landair Ladies Classic, Ashley Roby, Mt. Juliet Lady Bears, Chris Fryer, Campbell Brandon, Smith County Owls, girls basketball, Greeneville basketball, Hal Henard Gym
MVP Rae DeGray
Ashley Roby buries 3's, Knox Bearden

Lady Bears win Landair Classic --
GREENEVILLE -- Mt. Juliet claimed its third Landair Ladies' Classic Championship Wednesday afternoon defeating Bearden of Knoxville 62-44 in the championship game at Hal Henard Gym.

Ashley Roby buried 24 points while tournament MVP Ronjanae DeGray had 18 and sister Rae DeGray chipped in with 15 points and eight rebounds.

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