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CU men blank Brescia 8-0 CU men blank Brescia 8-0

LEBANON -- Brian McNamara scored twice and Josh Armstrong handed out three assists, as Cumberland won for the eighth time in nine matches in an 8-0 victory over Brescia University in men's soccer action Tuesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

The Bulldogs improved to 9-5-1 overall this season after standing just 1-4-1 just over a month ago. The squad has allowed just six goals in the last nine outings compared to 15 in the first six matches of the year.

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  • CU men blank Brescia 8-0 CU men blank Brescia 8-0

    LEBANON -- Brian McNamara scored twice and Josh Armstrong handed out three assists, as Cumberland won for the eighth time in nine matches in an 8-0 victory over Brescia University in men's soccer action Tuesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

    The Bulldogs improved to 9-5-1 overall this season after standing just 1-4-1 just over a month ago. The squad has allowed just six goals in the last nine outings compared to 15 in the first six matches of the year.

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  • PREP FOOTBALL -- Friday, Oct. 17 PREP FOOTBALL -- Friday, Oct. 17

    Friendship 13, DCA 6
    DONELSON -- Ninth grader Mikey Jones ran for 169 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Friendship Christian to a 13-6 victory over Donelson Christian Friday at Ken Redmond Stadium.

    With the win, the Commanders improved to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the East-Middle District of Division II-A.

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  • CU baseball sets alumni event CU baseball sets alumni event

    LEBANON -- Cumberland University's baseball team will host its biannual Alumni Game on Homecoming weekend, Saturday, Oct. 25 -- weather permitting.

    A breakfast is planned at the Benton Jennings Indoor Facility at 8:30 a.m. followed by the Alumni Game at 10 a.m.

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  • PREP VOLLEYBALL -- WHS falls in sectional PREP VOLLEYBALL -- WHS falls in sectional

    CHATTANOOGA -- Region 3-4 champion Boyd-Buchanan earned a trip to the TSSAA Class A state tournament with a 3-0 sectional win over Watertown Thursday, Oct. 16. Game scores: 25-17, 25-17 and 25-11.

    The Lady Bucs enter Wednesday's state tournament with a record of 34-12.

    Watertown, the Region 4-A runner-up, closed out the year 16-15.

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  • Former FCS standout Wood honored Former FCS standout Wood honored

    Linebacker at Coast Guard Academy
    NEW LONDON, CT -- Coast Guard junior linebacker Kyle Wood has been named the CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Bears 17-0 win over Curry on Saturday.

    The former Friendship Christian School standout and Mt. Juliet native had six tackles and three of the team's four sacks for a loss of 21 yards as Curry was shutout in a regular season game for the first time in 14 years.

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Cayman Russell earns TSWA award
Cayman Russell earns TSWA award
Cayman Russell
Cayman Russell earns TSWA award

Lineman blocked two PATs in CU win
LEBANON -- Cumberland University's Cayman Russell was named the Tennessee Sportswriters Association Defensive Player of the Week Tuesday after blocking a pair of extra points in a 47-46 victory at Union College, including the potential tying point-after with 2:04 remaining in the contest.

The Hendersonville native chased ballcarriers all game, finishing with seven total tackles in the victory, the fourth straight win for the Bulldogs.

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TSSAA reveals 'Super 32' class
TSSAA reveals 'Super 32' class

MJ, Wilson Central & LHS all qualify
All three of Wilson County's large public high schools have landed in the TSSAA's new "Super 32" classification for the 2015 football season and beyond.

Mt. Juliet High came in as the state's 11th largest enrollment with 1,999 students as of the 20th day of the 2014-2015 school year.

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Friday's prep football results
Friday's prep football results
Tyler Bowes
Friday's prep football results

Wilson Central 48, Beech 35
SHACKLE ISLAND -- Wilson Central rallied from 14 points down to post a 48-35 win over District 9AAA rival Beech Friday.

The Wildcats rolled up more than 400 yards on the ground as Weston Rountree scored three touchdowns and Tyler Bowes added another. Bowes was a workhorse, running 23 times for 169 yards; Rountree finished with seven carries for 143.

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CU volleyball falls at UPIKE

Squad stands 1-7 in Mid-South
PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- Karli Collins collected 18 digs and Michelle Evans posted a team-high nine kills, but Cumberland's volleyball team again struggled with errors, committing 46 in a 3-1 loss at the University of Pikeville Saturday.

Ashton Perez handed out 23 assists and Abby Shaw recorded eight kills and seven digs, but the Bulldogs (12-11, 1-7 Mid-South) could not overcome 24 hitting errors, 13 service errors and eight reception miscues.

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BREAKTHROUGH -- MJCA 36, Pickett Co. 0

Saints, Davis gain first win
MT. JULIET -- Quarterback Rik Vanmali threw for three first half touchdowns as Mt. Juliet Christian Academy won for the first time this season Friday, Oct. 10, posting a 36-0 victory over Pickett County at Suey Field.

The win was the first for the Saints since Oct. 25, 2013 when MJCA topped Zion Christian 34-0, and marked the first career head coaching victory for first year head coach Dan Davis.

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MJMS harriers qualify for state
MJMS harriers qualify for state

SMYRNA -- The Mt. Juliet Middle School cross country teams fared well Saturday, Oct. 11 at Sharp Springs Park in the Mid-State Championships.

The Golden Bears defeated 21 other teams and won for the ninth time in a row, qualifying for the second consecutive season to run in the Middle School State Championship meet planned for Knoxville, Saturday, Oct. 18.

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Local sports in brief

CU baseball alumni game
Cumberland baseball will host its bi-annual Alumni Game on Homecoming weekend, Saturday, Oct. 25 -- weather permitting. A breakfast is planned at the Benton Jennings Indoor Facility at 8:30 a.m. followed by the Alumni Game at 10 a.m.

Any former player, from either the junior college or four-year school days, who is interested in participating should email head coach Woody Hunt the following information to whunt@cumberland.edu by Monday, Oct. 20: name, current address, telephone, years played a t CU, t-shirt size and the number of people who will be attending.

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Bulldogs escape with one-point win

CU rallies to trip Union 47-46
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. -- On an afternoon when the offenses could do no wrong, outstanding efforts by a pair of Cumberland defenders helped lift the No. 12 Bulldogs to a thrilling 47-46 come-from-behind victory over Union College Saturday at Williamson Stadium.

Hendersonville's Cayman Russell blocked a pair of point after touchdown attempts and freshman defensive end Donovan Norfleet picked off a screen pass and raced 35 yards for a third quarter touchdown as CU improved to 5-1 on the season.

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Tim Bryant to head local FCA
Tim Bryant to head local FCA
Tim Bryant
Tim Bryant to head local FCA

FORMER MJHS FOOTBALL STAR
Former Mt. Juliet High football standout and ordained minister Tim Bryant will become the new full-time director of the Wilson County Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes sometime next month.

Bryant has tendered his notice at Nashville's Montgomery Bell Academy where he has worked since 2007 in admissions, counseling and coaching middle school football.

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WHS volleyball earns regional berth
WHS volleyball earns regional berth

Tigerettes fall in 8A finals
MADISON-- Watertown High's volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision at Goodpasture Thursday evening in the District 8A tournament finals. Game scores: 25-9, 25-10 and 25-17.

The Tigerettes slipped to 14-13 on the season, but will move on to play Jackson County 5:30 pm Tuesday at Goodpasture in the first round of the Region 4-A tournament.

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County schools -- cameras, computers missing

Nearly $50,000 in equipment can't be found
Wilson County School District is missing $49,296.54 worth of assets from several of its schools. And no, there is no reported burglary or theft involved.

Each year, the Wilson County School Board requires each school to complete an inventory of all the equipment and furniture it claimed on the previous year's inventory, plus any newly-purchased equipment. The report was presented to the board at its regular meeting Monday night.

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Bulldogs move up to No. 12 in NAIA
Bulldogs move up to No. 12 in NAIA
CU's Escamilia
Bulldogs move up to No. 12 in NAIA

CU now stands 4-1 on the season
LEBANON -- Cumberland University continued its move up the national rankings on Monday, coming in at 12th in the NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced. The Bulldogs moved up two more spots after a 36-30 overtime victory at the University of Pikeville Saturday, Oct. 4.

Coach Donnie Suber's team started the season ranked No. 25 nationally and has incrementally moved up over the last month, from 25 to 21 to 18 to 14 and now 12. The Bulldogs have won three straight contests, the last two on the road.

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CU SOCCER -- Women blank UPIKE
CU SOCCER -- Women blank UPIKE
Emily Shires
CU SOCCER -- Women blank UPIKE

LEBANON -- Emily Shires, Savannah Keele, Shauna Gilpin and Kaitlin Phillips all posted two goals and an assist, as No. 3 Cumberland put on another dominating performance in a 12-0 victory over the University of Pikeville Saturday in Pikeville, Ky.

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PREP FOOTBALL -- Reports from Oct. 3 action
PREP FOOTBALL -- Reports from Oct. 3 action
WC's Blake Lea
PREP FOOTBALL -- Reports from Oct. 3 action

Friendship 42, MJ Christian 0
LEBANON -- Senior Austin Taylor rushed for 230 yards and four touchdowns in the first half as Friendship Christian rolled to a 42-0 win over Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Friday at Pirtle Field.

FCS improved to 5-1 on the season and 2-1 in the East-Middle District 1-A while MJCA fell to 0-6 / 0-3.

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CU downs UPIKE 36-30 in OT

Bulldogs rally from 17 behind
PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Brandon Mallory rumbled in from a yard out in overtime, capping a 17-point second-half rally giving Cumberland a 36-30 victory over the University of Pikeville Saturday at the Hambley Athletic Complex.

The Bulldogs (4-1) won for the second straight year in overtime against the Bears (2-4), who missed an extra point late in the third quarter that enabled Cumberland to make the comeback.

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