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PREP FOOTBALL -- MJ 17, Wilson Central 10 PREP FOOTBALL -- MJ 17, Wilson Central 10

Simmons pick seals deal for MJ
GLADEVILLE -- Tavner Simmons' leaping interception at the two-yard line preserved Mt. Juliet's 17-10 victory over Wilson Central Friday at Wildcat Stadium.

The win was the sixth in a row for the Golden Bears over their cross-country rivals and was played in front of a packed house.

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  • PREP FOOTBALL -- MJ 17, Wilson Central 10 PREP FOOTBALL -- MJ 17, Wilson Central 10

    Simmons pick seals deal for MJ
    GLADEVILLE -- Tavner Simmons' leaping interception at the two-yard line preserved Mt. Juliet's 17-10 victory over Wilson Central Friday at Wildcat Stadium.

    The win was the sixth in a row for the Golden Bears over their cross-country rivals and was played in front of a packed house.

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  • MSC honors CU's Ashton Perez MSC honors CU's Ashton Perez

    Volleyball player of the Week
    LEBANON -- Cumberland setter Ashton Perez earned Mid-South Conference Volleyball Player of the Week accolades on Monday for her performance in five outings last week for the Bulldogs, including four victories.

    The sophomore averaged 32.8 assists and 8.8 digs per match in five matches, adding 13 kills with nine blocks (seven block assists).

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  • CU athletes honored by NAIA, MSC CU athletes honored by NAIA, MSC

    Football players of the week
    After winning Mid-South Conference player of the week honors earlier in the day, Cumberland’s Justus Dauscha and Mike Self were voted NAIA Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week on Monday after their performances in a victory over fourth-ranked University of the Cumberlands.

    Defensive end Dauscha recorded double-digit tackles and a sack in Cumberland’s 34-27 win over No. 4-ranked Cumberlands (Ky.) to earn Defensive Player of the Week.

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  • CU volleyball goes 4-0 in Classic CU volleyball goes 4-0 in Classic

    LEBANON -- Senior Danielle Girardeau posted 10 kills versus Pensacola Christian and sophomore Michelle Evans collected a dozen against Fisk University, leading Cumberland to a second straight day of sweeps and a perfect 4-0 mark in the Volleydawg Classic Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

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PREP FOOTBALL -- FCS rips 'Jackets

Summaries from Friday, Sept. 12
LEBANON -- Senior Steven Hollis scored touchdowns on runs of 82 and 63 yards Friday night to help lead Friendship Christian to a 35-0 win over Trousdale County at Pirtle Field.

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Bulldogs fall at UT Martin Thursday

MARTIN -- UT Martin scored 21 points in the final three-plus minutes of the first half to take a commanding lead at intermission and the Skyhawks won their home opener 63-7 over Cumberland Thursday, Sept. 11 at Hardy Graham Stadium.

Cumberland (1-1) trailed just 7-0 at the end of the first quarter and 14-0 midway through the second period before the Skyhawks scored 21 points over the final 6:23 of the first half to take a 35-0 lead at intermission.

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Wilson County sports in brief

Upward basketball at FBC
Sign ups for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading at First Baptist Church, Lebanon are now underway. Upward is a program for boys and girls in grades 1-4. Deadline to register is Tuesday, Sept. 30. To register your child, visit the FBC office, 227 East Main Street, between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost of league is $80. Call the church at 444-3330 with questions.

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MSC honors CU's Ashton Perez
MSC honors CU's Ashton Perez
Ashton Perez
MSC honors CU's Ashton Perez

Volleyball player of the Week
LEBANON -- Cumberland setter Ashton Perez earned Mid-South Conference Volleyball Player of the Week accolades on Monday for her performance in five outings last week for the Bulldogs, including four victories.

The sophomore averaged 32.8 assists and 8.8 digs per match in five matches, adding 13 kills with nine blocks (seven block assists).

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Prep cross country from Sept. 6

LHS boys win Beech Invitational
HENDERSONVILLE -- Placing all seven runners in the top 50, Lebanon High’s cross country team won the Beech High Invitational Meet Saturday, Sept. 6 at Sanders Ferry Park.

The Blue Devils finished with 95 points followed by Cookeville at 98 and Station Camp with 105.

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Prep volleyball scores from Sept. 8

Lebanon tops Station Camp 3-2
GALLATIN -- Lebanon High School's volleyball team upended Station Camp Monday night 3-2 in a District 9AAA match. Game scores: 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 22-25 and 15-13.

Briana Clemmons paced the Lady Devils with 21 kills and 20 digs while Nicole Painter had 22 kills and a pair of blocks. Megan Brown recorded 18 digs and two service aces; Zia Hamilton passed out 42 assist and had six service aces.

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CU athletes honored by NAIA, MSC
CU athletes honored by NAIA, MSC
Mike Self
CU athletes honored by NAIA, MSC

Football players of the week
After winning Mid-South Conference player of the week honors earlier in the day, Cumberland’s Justus Dauscha and Mike Self were voted NAIA Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week on Monday after their performances in a victory over fourth-ranked University of the Cumberlands.

Defensive end Dauscha recorded double-digit tackles and a sack in Cumberland’s 34-27 win over No. 4-ranked Cumberlands (Ky.) to earn Defensive Player of the Week.

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Friday night prep results Sept. 5

Hendersonville 48, Lebanon 6
LEBANON -- Back-breaking plays on third down set the tone early as Hendersonville rolled to a 48-6 win over Lebanon Friday night at Tribble Field / Watkins Stadium.

The Blue Devil defense had the Commandos in third and long situations twice in the first quarter, only to surrender long plays that resulted in scores.

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'Dogs top UC Patriots 34-27

LEBANON -- Anthony Knight returned an interception 74 yards for a touchdown to put Cumberland ahead for good and Michael Green had a 59-yard catch-and-run that proved to be the game-winner as the 25th-ranked Bulldogs erased 10 years of frustration with a 34-27 victory over No. 4 University of the Cumberlands Saturday, Sept. 6 at Nokes-Lasater Field.

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CU volleyball goes 4-0 in Classic
CU volleyball goes 4-0 in Classic

LEBANON -- Senior Danielle Girardeau posted 10 kills versus Pensacola Christian and sophomore Michelle Evans collected a dozen against Fisk University, leading Cumberland to a second straight day of sweeps and a perfect 4-0 mark in the Volleydawg Classic Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

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CU ring ceremony set Sept. 26
CU ring ceremony set Sept. 26

LEBANON -- Cumberland University will host a Championship Ring Celebration and Dinner for the 2014 Baseball National Championship team on Friday, Sept. 26 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lebanon. The 6:30 p.m. dinner is open to the public.

Tickets may be purchased by calling head coach Woody Hunt at 615/547-1366 or stopping by the baseball clubhouse. Tickets are $10 per person and must be purchased by Monday, Sept. 22.

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Mark Britt wins in Lafayette
Mark Britt wins in Lafayette
Mark Britt
Mark Britt wins in Lafayette

Blue Devil boys place third overall
LAFAYETTE -- A first place finish from Lebanon's Mark Britt led the Blue Devil cross country team to third place in Saturday's Macon Bank Invitational.

Cookeville won the meet with 73 points, Mt. Juliet finished second with 88 points and LHS placed third with 93 points.

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CU SOCCER -- GWC 4, Bulldogs 2

LEBANON -- Newcomer Brian McNamara assisted on both Cumberland goals, but 16th-ranked Georgia Gwinnett scored twice in the final 10 minutes in a 4-2 victory over the Bulldogs Saturday, Aug. 30 at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

Cumberland (0-2-0) led 1-0 at the half thanks to a third-minute score, with a pair of Irish lads hooking up for the score. McNamara battled for a ball near the top of the box and slid the ball through to Marty Owens, who finished for the early lead.

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PREP FOOTBALL -- WC & WHS suffer losses
PREP FOOTBALL -- WC & WHS suffer losses

'Cats fall 27-21 to LaVergne
GLADEVILLE -- A pair of fourth quarter touchdowns weren't enough as Wilson Central dropped a 27-21 decision to LaVergne Friday, Aug. 29 at Wildcat Stadium.

The Wolverines took a 27-7 lead with 9:51 left in the game, only to see Wilson Central score twice in the closing minutes on an 8-yard pass from Cody Ray to Zack Dover and a 5-yard run by Hunter Wilson.

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PREP FOOTBALL -- FCHS runs past Lebanon
PREP FOOTBALL -- FCHS runs past Lebanon
Jarren Stewart
PREP FOOTBALL -- FCHS runs past Lebanon

Defense can't slow down Rebel runners
WINCHESTER -- Tailback Marce Gray rushed for 252 yards on 21 carries and scored five touchdowns to lead Franklin County to a 47-33 victory over Lebanon Friday.

The Rebels, now 1-1 on the season, ran for an incredible 514-yards on 55 carries against an inexperienced Blue Devil defensive unit.

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