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Kittrell heads to Paralympic Trials Kittrell heads to Paralympic Trials

Berth on Team USA at stake
Mt. Juliet Christian Academy sophomore Andrew Kittrell and his family will travel to Charlotte, NC next week as he competes in the US Paralympic Trials.

The goal is to win a spot on Team USA and to participate in the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

The 15th Summer Paralympic Games are an upcoming major international multi-sport event for disabled athletes governed by the International Paralympic Committee, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil beginning Sept. 7.

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  • Kittrell heads to Paralympic Trials Kittrell heads to Paralympic Trials

    Berth on Team USA at stake
    Mt. Juliet Christian Academy sophomore Andrew Kittrell and his family will travel to Charlotte, NC next week as he competes in the US Paralympic Trials.

    The goal is to win a spot on Team USA and to participate in the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

    The 15th Summer Paralympic Games are an upcoming major international multi-sport event for disabled athletes governed by the International Paralympic Committee, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil beginning Sept. 7.

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  • SOFTBALL -- CU signs two JC's SOFTBALL -- CU signs two JC's

    Georgia, Illinois natives
    Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of junior college players Briah Winchester and Jordan Roberts to scholarship papers this week for the 2016-17 academic year.

    Roberts batted .347 with eight doubles, 18 home runs, 46 RBIs and 46 runs scored in 58 games this past season at Chattanooga State Community College.

    The Conyers, Ga., native added 25 walks for a .441 on-base percentage for a club that finished 45-20 overall in 2016.

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  • MJ's Marshall Gei summers in NE MJ's Marshall Gei summers in NE

    Former all-state catcher for Bears
    BROCKTON, MA -- New England has become one of many homes for Mt. Juliet High School alum Marshall Gei.

    Gei was born in Tennessee but spent most of his childhood in Georgetown, Kentucky.

    He spent two years in Mt. Juliet and now, his family lives in Northern Kentucky.

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  • Baird hires new football coach Baird hires new football coach

    Lee Daniels replaces Lawrence
    It didn't take Lee Daniels long to get started as the new football coach at Lebanon's Walter J. Baird Middle School.

    Daniels, 45, and a native of Rochelle, GA, met with players and parents last week and began preseason workouts Monday morning.

    Daniels, who played nine years of minor league baseball with the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox and Atlanta Braves organizations, takes over the football position for Eric Lawrence.

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  • HOOPS -- WCHS looking for new coach HOOPS -- WCHS looking for new coach

    Tyler Brown resigns after one season
    GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central High is in the process of searching for a new boys basketball coach in the wake of Tyler Brown's sudden resignation Monday evening.

    WCHS Athletic Director Chip Bevis confirmed Brown's resignation Tuesday, saying, "he called me (Monday) yesterday and told me he is resigning.

    "The assistant coaches will continue with everything the team has scheduled for the summer and we will post the job opening as soon as possible."

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BASEBALL -- Smith signs with D-backs | Kyle Smith, Vanderbilt baseball, Mark Purvis, Mt. Juliet Golden Bears, Mt. Juliet baseball, baseball, TSWA, all-state
BASEBALL -- Smith signs with D-backs | Kyle Smith, Vanderbilt baseball, Mark Purvis, Mt. Juliet Golden Bears, Mt. Juliet baseball, baseball, TSWA, all-state
Kyle Smith
BASEBALL -- Smith signs with D-backs

Former MJHS all-stater
Mt. Juliet High's former two-time all-state baseball player Kyle Smith signed as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier this week.

Called by Golden Bear head coach Mark Purvis, "the best power hitter I ever coached," Smith spent the past four seasons at Vanderbilt battling injury.

"As a pitcher, he threw 88-92 mph for us," Purvis said.

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Jules is top-notch in the pool | Jules Atkinson, MTSC, Middle Tennessee Swim Club, Jimmy Floyd family Center, JFFC, pool, butterfly,
Jules is top-notch in the pool | Jules Atkinson, MTSC, Middle Tennessee Swim Club, Jimmy Floyd family Center, JFFC, pool, butterfly,
Atkinson
Jules is top-notch in the pool

Swims competitively with MTSC
Competitive swimming isn't for everyone. First you've got to find a pool, you must be willing to train daily and finally, learn to live with the taste of chlorine.

Called a "water baby" by her mom Hannah, Mt. Juliet Middle School student Jules Atkinson latched on to competitive swimming at the tender age of seven and has never looked back.

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McChurch Foundation -- scholarships awarded | Tyler McChurch Foundation, Tyler McChurch, Cumberland University, scholarships, football, Dan McChurch, Debbie McChurch,
McChurch Foundation -- scholarships awarded

Proceeds from annual golf tournament
The second annual Tyler McChurch Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament was held Monday, May 16 at Lebanon's Five Oaks Golf & Country Club and raised over $46,000.

Named in honor of the former Cumberland University and friendship Christian football standout who died in February of 2013 in an auto accident, the foundation supports youth football in Wilson County and awarded four $5,000 scholarships to Cumberland University for Wilson County students.

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SOFTBALL -- Roark coaching at USC Upstate | Kenzie Roark, Mt. Juliet High softball, USC Upstate, Virginia Tech, ETSU, Lady Bears, softball,
SOFTBALL -- Roark coaching at USC Upstate | Kenzie Roark, Mt. Juliet High softball, USC Upstate, Virginia Tech, ETSU, Lady Bears, softball,
Roark
SOFTBALL -- Roark coaching at USC Upstate

Former MJHS pitching star
In sports, it's not uncommon for a player to transition to coach when his or her playing days are over.

Some would say it's a way of giving back to the sport that gave them so much opportunity.

Mt. Juliet native "Kenzie" Roark would agree with that statement.

Since she pitched her last game at Virginia Tech in 2011, the former Hokie standout has made the move to coaching.

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FCS -- Ingram named new softball coach | Friendship Christian School softball, Regan Ingram, Lady Commanders, softball, Jody Atwood, DCA, FCS,
FCS -- Ingram named new softball coach Read more...
Ryan Botts earns CoSIDA honor | Ryan Botts, Cumberland University, Lebanon High School, CoSIDA, Academic All-America, NAIA, Mid-South Conference,
Ryan Botts earns CoSIDA honor | Ryan Botts, Cumberland University, Lebanon High School, CoSIDA, Academic All-America, NAIA, Mid-South Conference,
Ryan Botts
Ryan Botts earns CoSIDA honor

Cumberland, LHS golf standout
Cumberland senior Ryan Botts was voted to the Second Team on the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America® College Division Men's At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced Monday by the national office.

Botts was voted a Third Team NAIA All-American last week, ending his senior season with a team-leading 71.85 scoring average, winning three tournaments and finishing in the Top 6 in seven of the club's 10 events.

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Services held June 3 for Pop Nixon | Pop Nixon, Le-Al-Co Storms, softball, fastpitch, slowpitch, Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home,
Services held June 3 for Pop Nixon | Pop Nixon, Le-Al-Co Storms, softball, fastpitch, slowpitch, Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home,
Pop Nixon
Services held June 3 for Pop Nixon

Renowned fastpitch / slowpitch softball player
His name was Lester Ray Nixon, but almost everyone called him "Pop".

Legendary softball player Pop Nixon died Tuesday, May 31 at Lebanon's Quality Care Nursing Home following an extended illness. He was 76 years old.

Born in Smith County and a graduate of Smith County High Nixon was a wizard on the ballfield, playing baseball in his youth, then moving on to the fastpitch game and eventually closing out his fantastic playing career in slowpitch.

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SOFTBALL -- Atwood leaving FCS | Jody Atwood, Friendship Christian softball, Lady Commanders, Spring Fling, Winfree Bryant Middle School, LSSD, Aviators, baseball,
SOFTBALL -- Atwood leaving FCS | Jody Atwood, Friendship Christian softball, Lady Commanders, Spring Fling, Winfree Bryant Middle School, LSSD, Aviators, baseball,
Atwood
SOFTBALL -- Atwood leaving FCS

Taking spot at Winfree Bryant MS
Friendship Christian School softball coach Jody Atwood is leaving the local private school to take a position at Winfree Bryant Middle School in the Lebanon Special School District.

Atwood, who took the Lady Commanders to back-to-back berths in the DII-A state finals, winning the 2015 title, will teach history at WBMS and will coach the Aviator baseball team.

The Lebanon High and Cumberland University graduate will be taking over the baseball postition for Shane Finch, a non-faculty coach who coached the Aviators for the past two seasons.

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SOFTBALL -- FCS falls in state finals | Courtney Miles, FCS, Friendship Christian softball, Spring Fling, Starplex, Division II-A, Courtney Petty, TKA, The King's Academy, Brice Dabbs, Darci King,
SOFTBALL -- FCS falls in state finals | Courtney Miles, FCS, Friendship Christian softball, Spring Fling, Starplex, Division II-A, Courtney Petty, TKA, The King's Academy, Brice Dabbs, Darci King,
Courtney Petty
SOFTBALL -- FCS falls in state finals

TKA turns tables on FCS
MURFREESBORO -- Facing two elimination games, The King's Academy swept Friendship Christian 6-4 and 7-5 Friday, May 27 to win the the Division II-A state softball championship at Starplex.

TKA (41-6) finished 5-3 against Friendship this season, while the Lady Commanders wrapped up a 38-10-1 campaign.

Friday's contests marked a reversal of fortune for TKA as the Lady Lions dropped two games to FCS a year ago in the state finals.

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SOFTBALL -- Friendship 7, USJ 3 | Friendship Christian School, softball, Spring Fling, Starplex, Riley Walker, Courtney Petty, USJ,
SOFTBALL -- Friendship 7, USJ 3

MURFREESBORO -- Forcing the action with 11 hits, Friendship Christian took advantage of five University School of Jackson errors and came away with a 7-3 victory over the Lady Bruins Wednesday in the opening round of the Division II-A state softball tournament at Starplex.

The Lady Commanders improved to 38-7-1 with the win and moved into a second round game vs. The King's Academy Thursday.

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TSSAA Spring Fling at MTSU Read more...
Blue Devils earn 9-AAA soccer honors | District 9-AAA, soccer, Blue Devils, Lebanon High, Logan White,
Blue Devils earn 9-AAA soccer honors | District 9-AAA, soccer, Blue Devils, Lebanon High, Logan White,
White
Blue Devils earn 9-AAA soccer honors

White earns goalie award
Four members of the Lebanon High School soccer team were named All-District 9-AAA.

From left: Luis Alvarez, Joe Whitefield, Fredy Luna and Logan White.

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DECATHLON -- Earps places 9th | TSSAA, Spring Fling, track & field, MTSU, Will Earps, decathlon,
DECATHLON -- Earps places 9th | TSSAA, Spring Fling, track & field, MTSU, Will Earps, decathlon,
Earps
DECATHLON -- Earps places 9th

MURFREESBORO -- Lebanon High senior Will Earps finished in ninth place in the Class AAA decathlon Tuesday, held at Middle Tennessee State's Dean A. Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium.

Earps won the final event of the competition, the 1,500 meters, in a time of 4:46.51 Earlier in the day he placed third in the shot put with a heave of 38 feet, three-quarters inches.

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MJMS girls win TMSAA track title | Mt. Juliet Middle School, Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association, MJMS, TMSAA, Bobby Pruitte, APSU, Austin Peay State University, Fortera Stadium,
MJMS girls win TMSAA track title

May 21st at Austin Peay State
CLARKSVILLE -- Emma Palmer and Jalyn Jenkins led the Mt. Juliet Middle School girl team to the inaugural Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association Track & Field State Championship Saturday, May 21 at Austin Peay State University's Fortera Stadium.

Palmer began the day with a third place finish in discus before winning the individual state title in shot.

Jenkins followed up later that evening with a second place finish in the 1600 meter run before capturing an individual title in the 800 meter run.

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Baseball without borders | Partners of the Americas, Wilson County Sports Council, BPA, Dominican Republic,
Baseball without borders

13U team from Dominican Republic
The international language of baseball brought a team of youngsters from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic to Lebanon last week under the umbrella of the Tennessee chapter of "Partners of the Americas" (POA).

This marks the second consecutive year a team has visited Lebanon with the guidance of the Wilson County Sports Council.

In 2015 a squad from Venezuela participated in the CABA 14U World Series at Lebanon's Veterans Field.

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