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Central girls, LHS boys eliminated Central girls, LHS boys eliminated

Lady 'Cats fall to Rossview --
MT. JULIET -- Liz Quinio's reverse layup with six seconds left proved to be the game-winner Wednesday afternoon as Rossview defeated Wilson Central 41-39 in the semifinals of the Region 5-AAA tournament at Mt. Juliet High. With the win, the Lady Hawks improved to 23-7 and earned a berth in Thursday's 6 p.m. region finals against District 9-AAA champ Mt. Juliet.

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  • Central girls, LHS boys eliminated Central girls, LHS boys eliminated

    Lady 'Cats fall to Rossview --
    MT. JULIET -- Liz Quinio's reverse layup with six seconds left proved to be the game-winner Wednesday afternoon as Rossview defeated Wilson Central 41-39 in the semifinals of the Region 5-AAA tournament at Mt. Juliet High. With the win, the Lady Hawks improved to 23-7 and earned a berth in Thursday's 6 p.m. region finals against District 9-AAA champ Mt. Juliet.

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  • MJ teams play in 5-AAA finals tonight MJ teams play in 5-AAA finals tonight

    Boys stun Northwest in double OT --
    MT. JULIET -- Both Mt. Juliet High basketball teams have earned spots in their respective TSSAA sectional games early next week after reaching tonight's finals of the Region 5-AAA tournament.

    The surprising Golden Bears of Coach Troy Allen landed in Thursday's finals with a pair of upsets over higher seeded teams from District 10-AAA.

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  • Stevie Smith stops CU losing streak Stevie Smith stops CU losing streak

    Righty whiffs 12, allows two hits --
    LEBANON -- Stevie Smith struck out a career-best 12 batters in seven innings and Hector Viera and Tyler Alford each drove in a pair of runs in No. 1 Cumberland's 5-1 victory over Freed-Hardeman on a frigid Tuesday afternoon at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.

    The Bulldogs (1-7) ended the second longest losing streak in the program's 30-plus years under head coach Woody Hunt with the win.

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  • Watertown hoops teams exit regional Watertown hoops teams exit regional

    Tigerettes fall to PCHS in semifinals --
    WATERTOWN -- Pickett County went on a 30-11 second quarter run on the way to a 75-46 victory over Watertown's Tigerettes in the Region 4-A semifinals Wednesday evening.

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CU baseball opens weekend series
CU baseball opens weekend series

Better bring a blanket --
Weather permitting, Cumberland University will open the home baseball schedule today as No. 9-ranked Missouri Baptist visits Ernest L. Stockton Field for a three game series.

Today's first pitch is set for 2 p.m. followed by a 12 Noon doubleheader on Saturday.

Fans are advised to visit gocumberlandathletics.com updates on the series with the impending cold weather scheduled for the area.

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21 locals will vie for state crowns | TSSAA wrestling, Wilson Central wrestling, Mt. Juliet wrestling, Lebanon wrestling,
21 locals will vie for state crowns

TSSAA wrestling tournament opens --
Based on their regional performances, 21 Wilson County grapplers have qualifed for the TSSAA State Championships this week in Franklin.

Elimination rounds started Thursday afternoon at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center with medal rounds on tap Saturday.

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FCS girls end season with loss | Friendship Christian School, FCS basketball, Lady Commanders, USN,
FCS girls end season with loss

46-29 decision at University School --
NASHVILLE -- Friendship Christian's Lady Commanders saw their basketball season come to a close with a 46-26 loss at University School of Nashville Tuesday in the opening round of the Division II East-Middle Regional.

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CU announces 24 football signees | Cumberland University football, Donnie Suber, Hoover High School, Zack Dover,
CU announces 24 football signees

Three from Central, 3 from Hoover, Ala. --
Cumberland football coach Donnie Suber released an initial listing of 24 signees who are expected to enroll this fall, including 17 from the state of Tennessee and eight from Middle Tennessee.

Three out-of-state signees hail from Alabama football power Hoover High School.

Signees include:

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CU baseball plans poster day | Cumberland University baseball, John Essary, Woody Hunt, Coach Woody Hunt, Bulldogs baseball, NAIA baseball, Avista-NAIA World Series, CU baseball,
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WCHS falls in Class AAA finals | Wilson Central wrestling, 2015 TSSAA duals
WCHS falls in Class AAA finals

Wildcats to host regionals this weekend --
FRANKLIN -- Wilson Central's 19-match winning streak was snapped in Saturday's finals of the Class AAA State Duals. The Wildcats fell to 44-3 on the season following a hard-fought 35-26 loss to Cleveland at the Williamson County Expo Center.

The Blue Raiders won the state title for the third straight year with all three wins coming over Wilson Central. The first time these two teams met in the finals back in 2013, the Wildcats won just one match and mustered only four points.

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Jordan named CU bowling coach  | Lynne Jordan, Cumberland University, Lebanon High School, CU bowling, Lebanon High bowling, Ron Pavan,
Jordan named CU bowling coach

former coach at Lebanon High --
Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced Thursday the hiring of Lynne Jordan as the school's men's and women's bowling coach effective immediately.

Jordan has spent the last four seasons as the boys and girls bowling coach at Lebanon High School.

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UPDATED -- Local sports in brief | Lebanon TN Parks & Recreation, Lebanon Youth Sports, Jennifer Wilson, Mt. Juliet High volleyball, volleyball skills camps, Cumberland baseball, Benton Jennings Center, Mt. Juliet High baseball, Mark Purvis, Jeff Bennett, Lebanon High baseball, Blue Devil baseball,
UPDATED -- Local sports in brief

UPDATE -- baseball dinner moved to March 5 -- The Cumberland University baseball team will host its annual Kickoff Dinner and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5 in the Benton Jennings Center on the CU campus.

The evening will include a silent and live auction of baseball memorabilia as well as other donated items, with all proceeds benefitting the CU baseball program. Cost of the event is $25 per person. For more information contact coach Woody Hunt at 615-547-1366 or email whunt@cumberland.edu.

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D-II all-district honorees named | Wilson County TN basketball, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Wilson Central, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, Watertown, Friendship Christian School, Abbey Hinton, Dallus Whitfield, Division II basketball
D-II all-district honorees named

Tournament opens Thursday, Feb. 5 --
The coaches of the TSSAA East-Middle District (1-A) of Division II have released the 2014-2015 all-district teams.

They are as follows:

All District Boys Basketball
MJ Christian: Landon Boyd

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Locals commit to OVC schools | Taye Davis, Lebanon High football, Justen Dubay, Mt. Juliet High football, OVC, Austin Peay, APSU football, University of Tennessee at Martin, UTM football,
Locals commit to OVC schools

Davis to APSU, Dubay to UTM
Lebanon High senior tailback Taye Davis has verbally committed to continue his football career and education at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.

He is expected to ink his National Letter of Intent during ceremonies planned Wednesday, Feb. 4 -- National Signing Day.

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FCS repeats as DII bowling champion | Friendship Christian School, DII state champions, Smyrna Bowling Center, Coach Mark Strickland, Cole Buttrey, McCallie School,
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Armstrong to race for U.S. Team in Italy | Greg Armstrong, ultramarathon, Lebanon, Friendship Christian School,
Armstrong to race for U.S. Team in Italy

Greg Armstrong, teacher and cross-country coach at Friendship Christian School, was just named to the 2015 United States National 24-Hour Running Team that will compete in the IAU World Championship in Turin, Italy, on April 11.

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FCS junior wins state bowling title | Donny Turner, Dustin Brakefield, TSSAA, TSSAA bowling, Smyrna Bowling Center, Cole Flatt, Friendship Christian School, Lebanon High School
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, Watertown High baseball, Watertown High School, Albuquerque Isotopes, Los Angeles Dodgers, Bennett RHP, Purple Tigers baseball, Coach E.J. Wood,
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 | Kobe Neuble,
Tuesday, Jan. 20 prep hoops | Kobe Neuble,
Kobe Neuble
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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