Today is Thursday, March 30, 2017
WEDNESDAY PREP BASEBALL --

Mt. Juliet 6, Beech 0 -SHACKLE ISLAND -- Mt. Juliet's Ethan Smith struck out 12 in five innings of work to lead the Golden Bears to a 6-0 win at Beech. Smith allowed just one hit as MJHS improved to 9-2 overall / 3-0 in Distr...

Wednesday's prep softball --

Mt. Juliet 6, Wilson Central 4 -MT. JULIET -- Down 2-0 early, Mt. Juliet rallied, then held off a late Wilson Central surge to come away with a 6-4 home win over the Lady Wildcats Wednesday. With the victory, the Lady Bears i...

WRESTLING -- Kramer wins NHSCA title

Earns prep All-America status -- VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Wilson Central 285-pounder Michael Kramer went 5-0 over the weekend to win his division in the 28th annual National High School Coaches Association wrestling championshi...

TUESDAY PREP SOFTBALL --

Mt. Juliet 9, Hendersonville 3MT. JULIET -- The host Lady Bears pounded out 14 hits and took advantage of three Hendersonville errors in Tuesday's 9-3 victory over the Lady Commandos. C.J. Privott and Kyli Biggs each had thre...

BASEBALL -- Lebanon blanks MJCA

WCIT opens Thursday, March 23LEBANON -- Lebanon High tuned up for the annual Wilson County Invitational with an 8-0 victory over Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Wednesday, March 22 at Brent Foster Field. Blue Devil pitchers Evan...


 
MARCH 23 PREP BASEBALL -- | Wilson County Invitational, Brent Foster Field, Lebanon High baseball, Friendship Christian baseball, Wilson Central baseball, Mt. Juliet High baseball, Watertown High baseball,
MARCH 23 PREP BASEBALL --

Wilson County Invitational --
Lebanon 9, Dyersburg 8
Clayton Thorne's base hit in the bottom of the seventh plated Jonathan Presley with the game-winner as the Blue Devils knocked off Dyersburg 9-8 at Brent Foster Field in Thursday's (March 23) opening round of the Wilson County Invitational.
Eli McDearman had a triple and two singles while Thorne finished two hits and Nick Sanders belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth.
Ryan Smith picked up the win in relief of starter Trevor Sanders who struck out five over four innings.
LHS (5-0) is scheduled to host Arlington Friday at 4 p.m.

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CU BASKETBALL -- NAIA honors Holt, Jr. | Diondrey Holt Jr., Cumberland University Phoenix, basketball, Mid-South Conference, NAIA, honorable mention,
CU BASKETBALL -- NAIA honors Holt, Jr. | Diondrey Holt Jr., Cumberland University Phoenix, basketball, Mid-South Conference, NAIA, honorable mention,
Holt, Jr.
CU BASKETBALL -- NAIA honors Holt, Jr.

Honorable mention All-America --
Cumberland junior Diondrey Holt, Jr., earned Honorable Mention All-America accolades Thursday, as announced by the national office.

Players were selected by the NAIA-Men's Basketball Coaches Association All-America Committee.

The Louisville, Ky., native posted 18.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.96 assists per game this season, netting 20-plus points in 11 contests, including a season-best 33 points in January versus Lindsey Wilson.

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CU HOOPS -- Bowers nets NAIA honor | Nicole Bowers, NAIA, All-America, Cumberland University, women's basketball, Hillsboro High School, Mid-South Conference,
CU HOOPS -- Bowers nets NAIA honor | Nicole Bowers, NAIA, All-America, Cumberland University, women's basketball, Hillsboro High School, Mid-South Conference,
Bowers
CU HOOPS -- Bowers nets NAIA honor

Third team All-America --
The 2017 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball All-America Team was released Thursday afternoon and Cumberland's Nicole Bowers landed a spot on the third team. A graduate of Nashville's Hillsboro High, she was also named First Team All Mid-South Conference.

Bowers averaged 14.8 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, ranking fourth in the Mid-South in points and leading the league in rebounding.

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District 9-AAA tennis -- | District 9-AAA tennis, Boyd-Rushing Courts, Lebanon High tennis, Wilson Central tennis,
District 9-AAA tennis --

Central sweeps LHS Wednesday --
LEBANON -- The Wilson Central tennis teams swept a pair of District 9-AAA matches from host Lebanon High Wednesday afternoon at the Boyd-Rushing Courts.

The Wildcats claimed a hard-fought 4-3 win over Lebanon with senior Houston Wood pulling out the deciding match with a 7-5, 6-3 decision over LHS junior John Kelley.

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BASEBALL -- Lebanon blanks MJCA | WCIT, Wilson County Invitational, Brent Foster Field, Lebanon High baseball, Blue Devils, Nick Sanders, Caleb Thorne, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Saints, Noah Michael,
BASEBALL -- Lebanon blanks MJCA

WCIT opens Thursday, March 23
LEBANON -- Lebanon High tuned up for the annual Wilson County Invitational with an 8-0 victory over Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Wednesday, March 22 at Brent Foster Field.

Blue Devil pitchers Evan Britt and JaKeese Turner combined for a five-hit shutout. Britt started and struck out nine in four innings of work to get the decision. Turner added three strikeouts in his three inning stint.

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CU BASEBALL -- Brescia wins 5-4  | Cumberland University baseball, Phoenix, Brescia Bearcats, Stockton Field, Mid-South Conference,
CU BASEBALL -- Brescia wins 5-4

Cumberland strands 9 baserunners -
LEBANON -- Brescia's Alex Flock hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs while Logan Wilkerson tossed five strong innings as the Bearcats posted a 5-4 victory over Cumberland Tuesday, March 21 at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.

Brescia (4-16) broke a six-game losing streak with the win, with Zach Johnson plating the winning run with a two-out single in the seventh.

Johnson was on base four times in the game with a pair of singles and two walks.

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BASEBALL -- MJHS, FCS post wins | Justin Seagraves, Aaron Brown, Friendship Christian baseball, Mt. Juliet baseball, Hawkins Field, The King's Academy, no-hitter,
BASEBALL -- MJHS, FCS post wins

Pitching dominates in three victories
NASHVILLE -- Waiting out an extended delay due to lightning and rain, three Mt. Juliet pitchers combined to strike out 17 in a Monday, March 20 7-0 win over Portland at Vanderbilt's Hawkins Field.

Starter Aaron Brown along with relievers Sean Hunley and Ethan Smith pitched a two-hit shutout as the Bears improved to 3-2 on the season. Brown struck out nine of the 10 batters he faced in three innings.

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SOFTBALL -- WCHS stands 6-3 | Wilson Central softball, District 9-AAA, Eboni Jordan, Drakes Creek Park, Commando Classic, Lady Wildcats,
SOFTBALL -- WCHS stands 6-3

Lady 'Cats to host classic games
Wilson Central's softball team will take a record of 6-3 into Thursday's first home game of the 2017 season as they serve as a satellite site for the 23rd annual Southern Warrior Classic.

The Lady Wildcats will play Tullahoma at 4 p.m. followed by an 8 p.m. game versus Silver Creek, Ind.

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COLLEGE SOFTBALL -- Aubuchon earns honor | Sarah Aubuchon, Centre College softball, Southern Athletic Association, NCAA Division III, Lebanon High softball, District 9-AAA,
COLLEGE SOFTBALL -- Aubuchon earns honor | Sarah Aubuchon, Centre College softball, Southern Athletic Association, NCAA Division III, Lebanon High softball, District 9-AAA,
Aubuchon
COLLEGE SOFTBALL -- Aubuchon earns honor

Freshman infielder at Centre
DANVILLE, KY -- Centre College freshman and 2016 Lebanon High graduate Sarah Aubuchon was named Southern Athletic Association Player of the Week for games played through Mar. 12.

Aubuchon went 8-19 from the plate in six games for the Colonels last week, including three doubles, one triple and a grand slam that marked the first home run of her collegiate career.

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HOOPS -- Dowell earns JC all-region | Jameka Dowell, Highland Community College, Lebanon High Devilettes, NJCAA,
HOOPS -- Dowell earns JC all-region | Jameka Dowell, Highland Community College, Lebanon High Devilettes, NJCAA,
Dowell
HOOPS -- Dowell earns JC all-region

Former Lebanon High standout
HIGHLAND, KS -- Lebanon High graduate Jameka Dowell (Class of 2015) has been named first team All-Region NJCAA Region VI for her play this season with Highland Community College.

Dowell, a 5-8 guard, knocked down 44.6 percent of her shots from the field and connected on 30.5 percent of her 3-point attempts.

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FOOTBALL -- Williams flips commitment | Adam Williams, University of Memphis,
FOOTBALL -- Williams flips commitment | Adam Williams, University of Memphis,
Williams
FOOTBALL -- Williams flips commitment

Will walk on at Memphis
After several weeks of soul searching, Wilson Central's all-state punter Adam Williams has changed his mind about walking on at Tennessee.

The 6-5, 210-pound Williams has decided to enroll at the University of Memphis this fall as a preferred walk on.

Williams made his decision public via his Twitter account over the weekend.

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WCHS SPRING BREAK BASEBALL -- | Kissimmee, ESPN Wide World of Sports, Wilson Central baseball, Ryan Hill, Anthony Franklin,
WCHS SPRING BREAK BASEBALL --

Wilson Central stands 2-1
KISSIMMEE, FL -- Wilson Central's baseball team is off to a 2-1 start at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

WCHS opened play Monday, March 13 with a 6-0 victory over TMI-Episcopal (TX) as Wildcat hitters pounded out 10 hits in support of winning pitcher Ryan Hill. Hill threw a seven-inning two-hitter, striking out five with no walks.

Mason Mobley, Chase Ford and Ethan Shelton each had two hits.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS -- | Sean Redmond, Winfree Bryant Middle School, soccer, Aviators, Southside Saints, Josh Mangrum, Cody Jeanneret, Jorge Montez, Diago Esparza, Zander Alexis, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, Russell Prater, Evan Davis, Tanner Hollingsworth, middle school baseball, Billie Friel Field,
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS --

WBMS 6, Southside 1
Winfree Bryant scored a 6-1 soccer victory over Southside Monday evening, March 13 as Sean Redmond accounted for five goals.
The Aviators led 2-0 at half with goals from Redmond and Jorge Montez -- off free kick.
The Saints did not muster a shot in the first half.

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REPEAT HONOREE -- Austin Krajnak | Austin Krajnak, Cumberland University baseball, Phoenix, Mid-South Conference,
REPEAT HONOREE -- Austin Krajnak | Austin Krajnak, Cumberland University baseball, Phoenix, Mid-South Conference,
Krajnak
REPEAT HONOREE -- Austin Krajnak

Takes MSC weekly award again --
Cumberland's Austin Krajnak repeated as the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week award winner on Monday, batting .476 with four home runs and nine RBIs in seven games for the Phoenix.

The Little Elm, Texas, native belted home runs in all three games of the weekend series against Georgetown College, including a game-winning two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth in the second game of the series.

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SPRING SPORTS UPDATE -- | Gulf Coast Classic, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, Mt. Juliet High baseball, Watertown baseball, Wilson Central baseball, Friendship Christian baseball, Wide World of Sports Complex,
SPRING SPORTS UPDATE --

Softball, baseball reports
Cold, damp conditions caused the cancellation of several scheduled season-opening games Monday involving Wilson County prep softball and baseball teams.
Friendship Christian's late afternoon encounter at home versus Father Ryan High was postponed with no make-up date set.
Lebanon High's season-opener against Hendersonville High at Drakes Creek Park was also put on hold, with no make-up date scheduled.

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