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Brandon takes Smyrna girls job Brandon takes Smyrna girls job

Former coach at Wilson Central & TCHS --
Lebanon native and longtime Wilson Central girls basketball coach has accepted the girls basketball position at Smyrna High School in Rutherford County.

Brandon, resigned from Wilson Central in 2014 in order to launch a political campaign for the office of Circuit Court Clerk, and took over the boys basketball coaching position at Trousdale County High it the late fall of 2014.

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  • Brandon takes Smyrna girls job Brandon takes Smyrna girls job

    Former coach at Wilson Central & TCHS --
    Lebanon native and longtime Wilson Central girls basketball coach has accepted the girls basketball position at Smyrna High School in Rutherford County.

    Brandon, resigned from Wilson Central in 2014 in order to launch a political campaign for the office of Circuit Court Clerk, and took over the boys basketball coaching position at Trousdale County High it the late fall of 2014.

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  • MJ's Gaffney earns CU academic award MJ's Gaffney earns CU academic award

    outstanding student-athlete
    LEBANON -- Cumberland University cross country athlete Keaton Gaffney is the 2014-15 recipient of the Lindsey Donnell Award, presented annually to a Bulldog student-athlete who excels in both academics and athletics.

    The award is given in honor of Lindsey Donnell, a former football Little All-American and former professor at Cumberland.

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  • Devils snap Wilson Central streak Devils snap Wilson Central streak

    Lebanon 4, WCHS 0
    LEBANON -- Jackson Arnold threw a complete game three-hitter and struck out four as Lebanon High snapped Wilson Central's 10-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory Tuesday at Brent Foster Field.

    Arnold, a senior, wanted the ball for the home game and according to LHS head coach Eric Vetetoe -- he delivered.

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  • WC softball ties for tourney title WC softball ties for tourney title

    Darkness ends Raptor Classic Saturday --
    BRENTWOOD -- Playing deep into the night on Saturday, Wilson central's softball was declared the co-champions of the Raptor Classic, hosted by Ravenwood High, when Brentwood Parks & Recreation staffers ordered the lights turned off in the title game at Crockett Park.

    The Lady Wildcats and Oakland High wound up sharing the championship after the city-imposed curfew ended the game at 10:45 p.m. with the score ties 2-2 after four complete.

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  • Scores from Thursday, April 9 Scores from Thursday, April 9

    SOFTBALL
    Gordonsville 4, Watertown 0
    Wilson Central 4, Lebanon 2
    Mt. Juliet 2, Beech 1

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CU's Hunt issues challenge to team | Woody Hunt, Cumberland baseball, Hector Viera,
CU's Hunt issues challenge to team | Woody Hunt, Cumberland baseball, Hector Viera,
Woody Hunt
CU's Hunt issues challenge to team

Wants more "passion & energy"
The prolonged heart-to-heart in leftfield following Wednesday's 9-2 home loss to Bryan College spoke volumes about the state of Cumberland University's baseball program.

Hall of Fame coach Woody Hunt delivered a nearly 45-minute sermon to his troops, calling for, "more passion and energy," as the season winds toward a conclusion.

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SOFTBALL -- Knox Webb at FCS Saturday | Friendship Christian softball, Courtney Petty, Mt. Juliet softball, Watertown softball, Wilson Central softball,
SOFTBALL -- Knox Webb at FCS Saturday | Friendship Christian softball, Courtney Petty, Mt. Juliet softball, Watertown softball, Wilson Central softball,
Petty
SOFTBALL -- Knox Webb at FCS Saturday

Lady Commanders stand 22-5
Friendship Christian's Lady Commanders will take a record of 22-5 into a 12 Noon Saturday home doubleheader vs. Division II rival Knoxville Webb.

Coach Jody Atwood's club improved to 7-0 in the East-Middle District following an 8-0 home win over Ezell-Harding Wednesday.

Courtney Petty got the decision with six innings of work, striking out 11 before giving way to Tana Whited in the seventh. Petty helped her own cause by reaching base four times -- with three walks and a single.

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Clutch hits lift Bears past LHS | Lebanon baseball, Mt. Juliet baseball, District 9-AAA, Wilson Central baseball, Friendship Christian baseball, Watertown baseball,
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Five Bulldogs play in minors | Luis Martinez, Will Locante, Aaron Wilkerson, Chipper Smith, Josciel Veras, Cumberland baseball, Cumberland University, baseball
Five Bulldogs play in minors | Luis Martinez, Will Locante, Aaron Wilkerson, Chipper Smith, Josciel Veras, Cumberland baseball, Cumberland University, baseball
Wilkerson
Five Bulldogs play in minors

With opening day for Minor League Baseball set for Thursday, five former Cumberland players will begin their seasons with Major League affiliated organizations, including Luis Martinez, Will Locante, Aaron Wilkerson, Chipper Smith and Josciel Veras.

Martinez and Wilkerson are both members of the Boston Red Sox organization, with Martinez beginning his ninth professional season with the Double-A Portland [ME] Sea Dogs in the Eastern League.

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Central's Troy Bond accepts OHS job | Troy Bond, Wilson Central basketball, Oakland basketball, Bill Spurlock,
Central's Troy Bond accepts OHS job | Troy Bond, Wilson Central basketball, Oakland basketball, Bill Spurlock,
Troy Bond
Central's Troy Bond accepts OHS job

WCHS's first & only boys coach
Troy Bond, coach of the Wilson Central boys since the school opened, has accepted the head basketball position at Oakland High in Murfreesboro.

Bond, a former Lebanon High School and Tennessee State standout, just wrapped up his 14th season with the Wildcats.

"I'm excited about the challenge ahead," Bond said via a telephone interview Tuesday afternoon.

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FCS hosts Ezell-Harding April 8 | Friendship Christian softball, Watertown softball, MJCA, softball, Mackenzie Taylor,
FCS hosts Ezell-Harding April 8

WHS entertains Gordonsville --
Friendship Christian's Lady Commanders sport a record of 20-5 overall heading into Wednesday's home game against Division II East-Middle District 1-A rival Ezell-Harding. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

On Friday, the Lady Commanders entertain defending Class A state champion Gordonsville in a 5 p.m. single game. Division II rival Knoxville Webb comes to town Saturday for a 12 Noon doubleheader.

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PREP BASEBALL -- Wednesday's schedule
PREP BASEBALL -- Wednesday's schedule

LHS plays at Mt. Juliet tonight --
A slight change in schedule due to weather has flipped the two-game series between District 9-AAA and Wilson County rivals Lebanon and Mt. Juliet.

Plans call for the first game of the series to be played Tuesday in Mt. Juliet with a 7:30 p.m. first pitch. The second game of the series to be played Wednesday at Lebanon's Brent Foster Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The Golden Bears stood 13-5 on the season following a 4-0 run in Knoxville last week (see story below) while LHS improved to 12-8 overall following two wins last week.

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CU's Smith earns TSWA honor | Cumberland baseball, Stevie Smith,
CU's Smith earns TSWA honor | Cumberland baseball, Stevie Smith,
Smith
CU's Smith earns TSWA honor

Statewide pitcher of the week --
Cumberland University's Stevie Smith has been named the Pitcher of the Week by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday for games from March 30 through April 5.

Smith continued his stellar spring with eight innings at the University of Pikeville on Thursday, allowing just one earned run on six hits.

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CU SPORTS - 'Dogs sweep UPike | Ryan Dickison, Cumberland baseball, Cumberland softball,
CU SPORTS - 'Dogs sweep UPike

Softball series is postponed --
PIKEVILLE, KY -- Ryan Dickison went 4-for-5 with two home runs and three RBIs in the first game while Hector Viera added four hits and three RBIs and Justin Byrd posted four RBIs and three runs scored in Cumberland's doubleheader sweep 12-3 and 7-5 over the University of Pikeville Thursday.

The Bulldogs (12-21, 6-5 Mid-South) and Bears (12-18, 0-11) opted to cancel Friday's third game of the series due to heavy rains at Johnny LeMaster Field in Pikeville. The game will not be made up.

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PREP SCOREBOARD
PREP SCOREBOARD

Thursday Baseball -
Mt. Juliet 7, Knox Bearden 4
Watertown 11, MJ Christian 1
Lebanon 11, Community Christian 1

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PREP BASEBALL -- recent updates | Lebanon baseball, Wilson Central baseball,
PREP BASEBALL -- recent updates

Games from Wednesday
Once again, weather concerns have impacted local prep baseball schedules. Several games have been changed in order dodge potential severe storms.

Please check www.wilsonpost.com for schedule updates throughout the weekend.

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Wood named Lineman of the Year | Beau Massengille, Andrew Wood, U.S. Navy, Friendship Christian School, football lineman,
Wood named Lineman of the Year

Friendship Christian offensive lineman and U.S. Naval Academy signee Andrew Wood (left) accepts the 2014 Wilson County Lineman of the Year award from Beau Massengille, with J.M. Insurance.

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SOFTBALL -- Central rallies past FCS | Lebanon softball, Anna Smallwood, Mt. Juliet softball, Wilson Central softball, Friendship Christian softball, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, Watertown softball,
SOFTBALL -- Central rallies past FCS

Wilson Central 8, Friendship 5
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central struck for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth, then held off a furious Friendship Christian rally for an 8-5 victory over the Lady Commanders Wednesday afternoon.

With the win, the Lady Wildcats improved to 14-3 on the season while FCS slipped to 17-4.

The game featured a little bit of everything as Friendship led 2-1 until the Lady Wildcats erupted following by a squeeze bunt by Morgan Stokes that scored Shelby Woodard with the tying run.

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BASEBALL - MJ plays in Knoxville Thursday | Mt. Juliet baseball, Watertown baseball, Lebanon baseball, Wilson Central baseball, Friendship Christian baseball, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy baseball,
BASEBALL - MJ plays in Knoxville Thursday

Mt. Juliet 9, Portland 5
NASHVILLE -- Tyler Overstreet scattered three hits and worked around four walks in four and one-third innings Monday evening to earn the decision as Mt. Juliet downed Portland High 9-3 at Vanderbilt's Hawkins Field.

With the win, Mt. Juliet improved to 9-5 on the season headed into a Thursday evening game vs. Bearden High in the Farragut Demarini Classic.

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CU Bulldogs sweep Lindenwood | Cumberland baseball, Bulldogs, Justin Byrd
CU Bulldogs sweep Lindenwood | Cumberland baseball, Bulldogs, Justin Byrd
Justin Byrd
CU Bulldogs sweep Lindenwood

Byrd cracks two homers --
LEBANON -- Jarrett Plnkett ripped five hits with five runs scored while Justin Byrd hit a pair of homers and drove in five runs in Cumberland's 10-6 and 11-5 wins over Lindenwood-Belleville Wednesday at Stockton Field.

The Bulldogs (10-21) collected a season-high 16 hits in the opening contest and registered 14 more in the second game.

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