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WHS notches program's 1st win WHS notches program's 1st win

One hurdle cleared, on to the next -
WATERTOWN - Fresh from the first victory in the brief history of the program, the Watertown High soccer team will be back in action Tuesday, Sept. 1 as the Lady Tigers travel to Murfreesboro to challenge Central Magnet School. Action kicks off at 5 p.m.

Four different Watertown players scored goals in Tuesday's (Aug. 25) 4-3 home win over Hendersonville-based Aaron Academy.

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  • WHS notches program's 1st win WHS notches program's 1st win

    One hurdle cleared, on to the next -
    WATERTOWN - Fresh from the first victory in the brief history of the program, the Watertown High soccer team will be back in action Tuesday, Sept. 1 as the Lady Tigers travel to Murfreesboro to challenge Central Magnet School. Action kicks off at 5 p.m.

    Four different Watertown players scored goals in Tuesday's (Aug. 25) 4-3 home win over Hendersonville-based Aaron Academy.

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  • FOOTBALL -- LHS Coach Sam Harp FOOTBALL -- LHS Coach Sam Harp

    Lebanon High head football coach Sam Harp sat down with Sports Editor Tommy Bryan earlier this month for a lengthy interview about the Blue Devil preseason and the outlook for the 2015 season.

    These interviews are made available by O'Charley's, Exit 238, and The Wilson Post.

    http://youtu.be/ysMzAbEOng0
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  • Friday's prep football finals Friday's prep football finals

    MJCA, FCS & Watertown win --
    It was a night of big plays and big delays as Week One of prep football cranked up Friday, Aug. 21 for five Wilson County high school teams.

    Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, Watertown and Friendship Christian all came away victorious while Mt. Juliet and Wilson Central took it on the chin.

    Lebanon was idle and will open the 2015 season at home Friday, Aug. 28 vs. Warren County.

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  • FOOTBALL - Brad Dedman interview FOOTBALL - Brad Dedman interview

    On the day of Wilson Central's home opener vs. Beech, here's a video interview with Wildcat head coach Brad Dedman.

    This and the other interviews in the series are brought to you by O'Charley's and The Wilson Post.

    Just follow the link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3ucWG47waU&feature=youtu.be

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  • FOOTBALL - Gavin Webster video FOOTBALL - Gavin Webster video

    On the day of Watertown's season and home-opener vs. Gordonsville, here's 17 good minutes with Purple Tiger head football coach Gavin Webster.

    Sports editor Tommy Bryan conducted this interview recently at O'Charley's on Exit 238.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT8e9GwY7WA&feature=youtu.be

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FOOTBALL - Video interview with Trey Perry | Trey Perry, Mt. Juliet football, O'Charley's,
FOOTBALL - Video interview with Trey Perry

Second in a series of video interviews with Wilson County's prep football coaches in advance of the 2015 season openers.

Follow the link for an interview with Mt. Juliet's Trey Perry. Interviews are brought to you by The Wilson Post and O'Charley's on Exit 238.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhYBZpX7MRU&feature=youtu.be

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FOOTBALL - Video interview John McNeal | John McNeal, Friendship Christian School, football, O'Charley's,
FOOTBALL - Video interview John McNeal

Sports Editor Tommy Bryan sat down recently for a series of one-on-one video interviews with Wilson County high school football coaches at Lebanon's O'Charley's -- home of Free Pie Wednesday.

First up is Friendship Christian head coach John McNeal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usuLfZPfNhU&feature=youtu.be

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Prep football fans take note
Prep football fans take note

Local football fans who have been unable to locate a copy of the 2015 Wilson County High School Football Preview Guide in Wednesday rack issues of The Wilson Post are welcome to drop by our 107-B Bay Court office to pick one up.

Offices will be open Wednesday until 5 p.m.

The publication features schedules, rosters, photos and preview stories on all prep football programs in Wilson County, including: Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, Friendshship Christian School, Lebanon High, Mt. Juliet, Watertown and Wilson Central.

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James M. "Jim" Mitchell, 71

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 18 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Mitchell, 71, of Murfreesboro.

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Francine Melissa Bequette Hollis, 43

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Aug. 16 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Ms. Hollis, 43, of Mt. Juliet.

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FREE CLINIC -- CU hosts all sports camp | Cumberland University, Wilson County Sports Council, free clinic,
FREE CLINIC -- CU hosts all sports camp

Sunday, Sept. 13 on campus
LEBANON -- Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for an All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.

Girls and boys will be able to choose from baseball, softball, football, tennis, soccer, volleyball, basketball and golf. Individuals will receive instruction from their chosen sport for the entire two-hour time frame of the camp and a parent or guardian must remain on site throughout the duration of the camp.

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FOOTBALL -- Weekend Jamboree results | Prep football, Mt. Juliet, Watertown, Wilson Central, Friendship Christian, jamboree, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, Trey Pruitt,
FOOTBALL -- Weekend Jamboree results

Purple Tigers hold off DCHS
Watertown tuned up for Friday's 2015 season-opener with a 21-20 win over DeKalb County Saturday in a two-quarter jamboree at Robinson Stadium.

Luke Turner scored for the Purple Tigers on a short run while Skylor Scales caught a pair of touchdown passes from Seth Price.

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Astronaut Wilmore to speak locally
Astronaut Wilmore to speak locally
Wilmore
Astronaut Wilmore to speak locally

FCA banquet set Sept 10 --
NASA astronaut and Mt. Juliet High graduate Barry "Butch" Wilmore will be the featured speaker at the 2015 Wilson County Fellowship of Christian Athletes annual banquet.

The event is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 at Mt. Juliet's Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane.

WKRN 2 Meteorologist and native Wilson Countian Lisa Patton will serve as emcee.

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Timbs repeats as Mr. Tennessee | Harley Timbs, Mr. Tennessee,
Timbs repeats as Mr. Tennessee | Harley Timbs, Mr. Tennessee,
Harley Timbs
Timbs repeats as Mr. Tennessee

Nine years after initial title -
COOKEVILLE -- Calling his performance Saturday the, "toughest thing I've ever done," Lebanon's Harley Timbs was crowned "Mr. Tennessee" -- some nine years after winning the title for the first time.

A truck driver by trade, the record setting power lifter put himself through a gut-wrenching diet and exercise program to lose upwards of 50 pounds in order to give body building one last try.

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SOFTBALL -- CU inks JUCO infielder | Alyssa Rodriguez, Cumberland softball, Cabrillo College,
SOFTBALL -- CU inks JUCO infielder | Alyssa Rodriguez, Cumberland softball, Cabrillo College,
Rodriguez
SOFTBALL -- CU inks JUCO infielder

Fifth signee for 2016 season -
LEBANON -- Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Santa Cruz, Calif., native Alyssa Rodriguez to scholarship papers this week for the 2015-16 academic year. Rodriguez becomes the fifth signee for the Bulldogs for next season.

Rodriguez played the last two seasons at Cabrillo College in Aptos, Calif., earning Second Team All-Coast Conference as a freshman and First Team accolades this past season.

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BASEBALL - Riverdogs win 16U State | Tennessee Riverdogs, Tyler Cates, American Legion baseball, Post 281,
BASEBALL - Riverdogs win 16U State

Tyler Cates / American Legion Post 281 --
SHELBYVILLE -- The American Legion Post 281 / Tyler Cates Tennessee Riverdogs overcame an early loss and battled through the losers' bracket to win their second consecutive 16U American Legion Junior State Championship the weekend of July 17-19 at Shelbyville Central High School.

During their championship run the Riverdogs knocked off American Legion teams from Collinwood, Gallatin and Columbia before topping host Shelbyville twice in the tournament finals.

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GOLF - Botts wins men's title | Ryan Botts, Lebanon Golf & Country Club, Cumberland University golf,
GOLF - Botts wins men's title | Ryan Botts, Lebanon Golf & Country Club, Cumberland University golf,
Ryan Botts
GOLF - Botts wins men's title

4th straight time at LG&CC
Cumberland University senior Ryan Botts shot a two-day total of 134 over weekend of Aug. 1 and 2 to win the championship flight of the annual Lebanon Golf & Country Club Men's Invitational Tournament.

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BASEBALL -- CU to welcome four transfers | Josh Croft, Mitch Langer, Cory Duggan, Gabe Lares, Cumberland baseball, Wood Hunt,
BASEBALL -- CU to welcome four transfers | Josh Croft, Mitch Langer, Cory Duggan, Gabe Lares, Cumberland baseball, Wood Hunt,
Langer
BASEBALL -- CU to welcome four transfers

Roster make-over continues --
The roster make-over is continuing for the Cumberland baseball program as Hall of Fame coach Woody Hunt has signed a pair of standout infielders, an outfielder and a left-hander pitcher for the 2016 season.

Expected to enroll this fall is power hitting first baseman Mitch Langer from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa. Langer hit .408 last season en route to being named All-Region.

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Zack Batty to lead LHS soccer | Lebanon High soccer, Zack Batty, Blue Devils, Lady Devils,
Zack Batty to lead LHS soccer | Lebanon High soccer, Zack Batty, Blue Devils, Lady Devils,
Batty
Zack Batty to lead LHS soccer

Former Cumberland athlete --
Former Cumberland University scholar-athlete Zack Batty has been hired as the coach of the Lebanon girls' and boys' soccer programs.

Batty, 25, is a graduate of Mt. Juliet High where he starred for the Golden Bears, earning All-District 9-AAA honors as both a junior and senior.

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MJ's Caleb Cotham gets the call | Caleb Cotham, Mt. Juliet baseball,
MJ's Caleb Cotham gets the call | Caleb Cotham, Mt. Juliet baseball,
Caleb Cotham
MJ's Caleb Cotham gets the call

Yankees promote former Golden Bear
Caleb Cotham's long journey in the minor leagues took a big upturn Wednesday when the New York Yankees promoted the Wilson County native to the major leagues.

The Yankees purchased the right-handed reliever's contract from their Triple-A affiliate at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and at the same time designated veteran lefty Chris Capuano for assignment.

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