WC's Turner & MJ's Fogg MANCHESTER -- Wilson County's two entries in the TSSAA Class AAA Golf Championships earned top 50 finishes in the two-day event held Tuesday and Wednesday at the WillowBrook Golf Club.
Qualify for USTA/ITA nationals GEORGETOWN, Ky. -- Cumberland University tennis players Angelica Sepulveda and Tarsha de Souza swept through four matches to win the doubles title and Sepulveda lost in the singles final over the weekend at the ITA Southeast Championships.
With the doubles victory, Sepulveda and de Souza will now compete in the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships in Sumter, S.C., on October 15-18.
No. 9 Blazers convert big plays VALDOSTA, Ga. - Ninth-ranked Valdosta State scored 29 points in the second quarter en route to a 56-22 victory over Cumberland Saturday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.
"We wanted to get pressure on their quarterback," said CU coach Donnie Suber. "When you do, your secondary gets put in a bind. We popped him a few times, but we wound up giving up a couple of big plays.
Mt. Juliet 30, Wilson Central 3 - MT. JULIET -- Using off two big plays in the kicking game as a springboard, Mt. Juliet rolled to a 30-3 victory over Wilson Central Friday -- the seventh straight win for the Bears in the cross-county rivalry.
Joey Hayes passed to Mason Earls for 30 yards out of punt formation to set up the game's first score, then Jay Murphy blocked an Adams Williams punt to set up Mt. Juliet's second score-- giving the Bears a 10-0 lead.
Will check backgrounds of game officials - Dr. Donna Wright, director of Wilson County Schools, announced Friday morning that the school system joins Williamson County schools in screening sports officials effective immediately.
"Student safety is paramount in the Wilson County School District," Wright said. "With approximately 17,000 children in its care every day, the district employs a comprehensive array of measures to keep school plants safe and prevent student access by treacherous individuals."
TSSAA golf championships CLARKSVILLE -- Wilson County will be sending two golfers to next week's TSSAA Class AAA state championships after they qualified in Monday's Region 5-AAA tournament at the Swan Lake Course.
Wilson Central's Blain Turner was in contention for the win, playing at two-under through 14.
The junior triple bogeyed the Par 5 15th hole and finished with a 74, just two shots off the lead.
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. -- Quarterback Adam Craig rushed for five TDs and threw for two others leading the University of the Cumberlands to a wild 49-41 win over Cumberland Saturday at James H. Taylor II Stadium.
The two teams combined for 972 total yards of offense and an incredible 53 first downs.
Champions of Character Award -- Cumberland University was named a Silver Club member for 2014-15 in the NAIA's Champions of Character Five-Star Institutions program, as announced last week by the national office.
Every institution and conference has their progress in pursuing character education tracked and recognized annually for achievements in training, promotion and conduct in competition.
In time for Spring of 2017 Cumberland University will add men's and women's outdoor track and field to its list of sport offerings beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, as announced Tuesday by Director of Athletics Ron Pavan.
Cumberland has not had track and field as a varsity sport in more than 50 years but has offered cross country for most of the last 15 years.