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PREP FOOTBALL -- FCHS runs past Lebanon 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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  • PREP FOOTBALL -- FCHS runs past Lebanon 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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  • PREP FOOTBALL-- MJ 31, Antioch 13 PREP FOOTBALL-- MJ 31, Antioch 13

    BEAR DEFENSE LEADS THE WAY
    ANTIOCH -- An opportunistic defensive unit staked Mt. Juliet to a 14-0 lead and helped pave the way for a 31-13 victory at Antioch Friday night.

    Matt Massey opened the scoring with a 66-yard interception return for a TD in the first quarter and Peyton Haynes returned an Antioch (0-2) fumble 13 yards for a second period score.

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  • WOMEN'S SOCCER -- CU 3, TN Wesleyan 1 WOMEN'S SOCCER -- CU 3, TN Wesleyan 1

    LEBANON -- Junior Taylor Nay scored twice in the first four minutes of the second half and freshman Emily Shires assisted on a pair of goals as eighth-ranked Cumberland overcame a slow start for a 3-1 season-opening victory over Tennessee Wesleyan Wednesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

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  • PREP FOOTBALL – MJ & FCS post wins PREP FOOTBALL – MJ & FCS post wins

    Mt. Juliet 56, Lebanon 23
    MT. JULIET – Averaging over seven yards per offensive snap Mt. Juliet powered past rival Lebanon 56-23 Friday in the 2014 season-opener.

    The victory marked the sixth in a row for the Bears in the cross-country rivalry, moving Mt. Juliet ahead 22-16 since the series was renewed back in 1977.

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  • LHS assistant coach fired, charged LHS assistant coach fired, charged

    Lebanon High is shuffling the responsibilities of its varsity football staff after offensive line coach Toby Bates was relieved of his duties earlier this week.
        
    A non-faculty assistant in his second season with the Blue Devils, Bates allegedly threatened and head-butted a player -- who was wearing a helmet -- Tuesday after practice.

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WOMEN'S SOCCER -- CU 3, TN Wesleyan 1
WOMEN'S SOCCER -- CU 3, TN Wesleyan 1
Taylor Nay
WOMEN'S SOCCER -- CU 3, TN Wesleyan 1

LEBANON -- Junior Taylor Nay scored twice in the first four minutes of the second half and freshman Emily Shires assisted on a pair of goals as eighth-ranked Cumberland overcame a slow start for a 3-1 season-opening victory over Tennessee Wesleyan Wednesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

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Wilson Co. sports in brief

LHS wrestling golf tournament
The Lebanon High Blue Devil Wrestling Program will host a fundraising golf tournament Friday, Sept. 19 at the Pine Creek Golf Course. A 1:30 p.m. shotgun start is planned with lunch / check-in at 12 Noon.

Entry fee is $100 per player and includes lunch, goodie bags, range balls and door prizes. Hole sponsorships are still available at a variety of levels. All proceeds will go toward uniforms, equipment and team travel.

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Britt runs to Top 10 finish in Smyrna

Voyles Classic X-County race
SMYRNA -- Lebanon High senior Mark Britt logged a 16:41.17 and finished eighth  overall in a field of 410 runners in the annual Voyles Classic Cross Country Meet Saturday at Sharp Springs Park.
    
Britt, a two-time state qualifier, was joined in the top 50 by two teammates as the Blue Devil harriers placed 10th out of 56 teams.

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FCS hosts Wilson Central Aug. 27

Friendship Christian is scheduled to host Wilson Central High Wednesday, Aug. 27 in a cross-county volleyball match.  Action will start at 5 p.m. at the Bay Family Sportsplex on the FCS campus.

The Lady Commanders tuned up for Wednesday's match with a 4-1 victory at Lancaster Christian Academy Tuesday evening in Smyrna.

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PREP FOOTBALL – MJ & FCS post wins
PREP FOOTBALL – MJ & FCS post wins
Darius Lowery
PREP FOOTBALL – MJ & FCS post wins

Mt. Juliet 56, Lebanon 23
MT. JULIET – Averaging over seven yards per offensive snap Mt. Juliet powered past rival Lebanon 56-23 Friday in the 2014 season-opener.

The victory marked the sixth in a row for the Bears in the cross-country rivalry, moving Mt. Juliet ahead 22-16 since the series was renewed back in 1977.

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LHS assistant coach fired, charged
LHS assistant coach fired, charged
Toby Bates
LHS assistant coach fired, charged

Lebanon High is shuffling the responsibilities of its varsity football staff after offensive line coach Toby Bates was relieved of his duties earlier this week.
    
A non-faculty assistant in his second season with the Blue Devils, Bates allegedly threatened and head-butted a player -- who was wearing a helmet -- Tuesday after practice.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Aug. 19 results

Watertown tops Wilson Central
WATERTOWN -- Down 2-0 after two games, Watertown High rallied for a 3-2 volleyball victory over visiting Wilson Cental High Tuesday evening. Game scores: 22-25, 22-25, 25-19, 25-21 and 15-7.
    
Improving to 1-1 following a season-opening loss Monday at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, WHS was led by Paige Mock with nine kills and seven aces.

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Shaine Jaime joins CU wrestling staff
Shaine Jaime joins CU wrestling staff
Shaine Jaime
Shaine Jaime joins CU wrestling staff

Coached fighters on reality TV series
LEBANON -- Cumberland University wrestling coach Todd Allen announced the hiring of two-time All-American and The Ultimate Fighter Reality TV show coach Shaine Jaime as the program’s new full-time assistant coach.

Jaime was a two-time Division II All-American at Central Washington University, placing third twice during his career for the Wildcats.

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Blue Devils turn out for rally
Blue Devils turn out for rally
Mark Medley
Blue Devils turn out for rally

Medley, Harp address kickoff event
Well over 300 Blue Devil fans attended the inaugural “We Are Lebanon” rally Thursday night just outside Watkins Stadium on the campus of Lebanon High School.
    
Hosted by the Lebanon Blue Devil Football Foundation, the free event featured food, t-shirts, door prizes and an inspirational message from former LHS head coach Mark Medley.

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CU soccer picked third in MSC

Six starters return for Bulldogs
Cumberland was picked third in the Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Thursday by the league office.

The Bulldogs picked up 35 points in the poll of the eight league coaches. Second-year head coach Kyle Smith returns 11 letterwinners and six starters from last season’s club that finished 7-13-1 overall, 4-5-0 in Mid-South action.

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Bud Brandon returns to coaching
Bud Brandon returns to coaching

Takes on boys job at Trousdale Co.
Bud Brandon was back coaching basketball Monday, Aug. 18 -- in Hartsville.

Brandon, who resigned in April after 13 seasons at Wilson Central in order to launch a campaign for public office, accepted Thursday afternoon the boys head coaching position at Class A Trousdale County High School.

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PREP GOLF -- Central sweeps LHS Tuesday
PREP GOLF -- Central sweeps LHS Tuesday

GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central's golf teams improved to 2-0 on the season following Tuesday's sweep over District 9AAA rival Lebanon High at Pine Creek Golf Course.

The Wildcats shot a team score of 331 while Lebanon posted a 351. The Lady Wildcats squeezed out a narrow one stroke win over LHS -- 176 to 177.

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Americans fall in Dixie World Series
Americans fall in Dixie World Series

Texas rallies for walk-off win
LEXINGTON, SC -- A heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Paris, Texas Monday afternoon ended the Dixie Youth “O” Zone World Series for Lebanon’s 12U American League All-Stars.
    
Tennessee “O” Zone champions, the Lebanon squad finished 1-2 in the 10-team World Series and wrapped up a stellar postseason run with a mark of 15-5-1 overall.

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CU FOOTBALL -- 'Dogs picked 3rd in MSC West
CU FOOTBALL -- 'Dogs picked 3rd in MSC West
Broc Loveless
CU FOOTBALL -- 'Dogs picked 3rd in MSC West

140-plus players report next week    
Cumberland football was picked third in a tightly-bunched group at the top of the Mid-South Conference West Division in a poll of league coaches released last week by the conference office.
    
The Bulldogs and second-year head coach Donnie Suber return 13 starters and 34 letterwinners from last season’s 7-4 squad, including the quarterback tandem of seniors Broc Loveless and Reed Gurchiek, who combined for 1,346 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns as well as 1,287 passing yards and five more TDs.

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PREP GOLF -- WCHS sweeps Portland
PREP GOLF -- WCHS sweeps Portland
Lise Malherbe
PREP GOLF -- WCHS sweeps Portland

Lise Malherbe leads with a 77
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central opened the 2014 golf season Tuesday afternoon by sweeping District 9AAA foe Portland at Pine Creek Golf Course.

Wilson Central's Lise Malherbe took low medalist honors with a 77, as the Lady Wildcats shot a team score of 175. Portland's Luke Triplet shot a 79 for low medalist in the boys match.

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