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CU seeks Sports HoF nominations CU seeks Sports HoF nominations

The Cumberland University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Class of 2015 Sports Hall of Fame until June 13, 2015.

Nominations must be made in writing and include full justification for the nomination, including statistics, honors, awards and any other pertinent information pertaining to the nominee.

The 2015 Hall of Fame dinner is set for Friday, October 30, at 6:30 p.m. in Baird Chapel.

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  • CU seeks Sports HoF nominations CU seeks Sports HoF nominations

    The Cumberland University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Class of 2015 Sports Hall of Fame until June 13, 2015.

    Nominations must be made in writing and include full justification for the nomination, including statistics, honors, awards and any other pertinent information pertaining to the nominee.

    The 2015 Hall of Fame dinner is set for Friday, October 30, at 6:30 p.m. in Baird Chapel.

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  • PREP BASEBALL -- Wednesday's results PREP BASEBALL -- Wednesday's results

    Friendship 4, Eagleville 3
    LEBANON -- The Friendship Christian School Commanders improved to 5-7 on the season after taking down Eagleville 4-3 Wednesday evening.

    Down 3-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Friendship's Jacob Self drove in Cody Walker with a single. Marshall Taylor moved Self to second with a single, bringing up Eli Hunt -- who singled up the middle to bring in Self with the go ahead run.

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  • PREP SOFTBALL -- Wednesday results PREP SOFTBALL -- Wednesday results

    Wilson Central 7, Ravenwood 3
    BRENTWOOD -- Wilson Central's softball team improved to 8-3 on the season following Wednesday night's 7-3 victory at Ravenwood High.

    The Lady Wildcats scored two runs in each of the first three innings to chase starting pitcher Abby Irwin and finished with 12 hits.

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  • CU hires new wrestling coach CU hires new wrestling coach

    JUCO coach James Hicks --
    Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of James Hicks as the program's new wrestling head coach. He will take over at CU on April 20. Hicks has served the last three years as head coach at Darton State College in Albany, Ga.

    "We are pleased to hire an individual who has enjoyed success as an athlete, an assistant coach and as a head coach to lead our program at Cumberland," Pavan said. "James is very familiar with the NAIA and our program from his time at Campbellsville University and we hope he can duplicate his success as a head coach from his last three years at Darton State."

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  • BASEBALL -- Local prep results BASEBALL -- Local prep results

    Three teams play Wednesday night --
    Three Wilson County baseball teams will be busy Wednesday as three squads will be in action -- only one at home.

    Friendship Christian School is scheduled to host Eagleville High in a 6:30 p.m. contest.

    Wilson Central will travel to Drakes Creek Park for a 7 p.m. game against District 9-AAA rival Hendersonville High while Mt. Juliet visits Shackle Island for a 7 p.m. encounter with 9-AAA foe Beech.

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SOFTBALL - FCS 12, Lebanon 1 | Jordan Burton, Friendship Christian softball, Lebanon High softball,
SOFTBALL - FCS 12, Lebanon 1 | Jordan Burton, Friendship Christian softball, Lebanon High softball,
Jordan Burton
SOFTBALL - FCS 12, Lebanon 1

Burton strokes homer
LEBANON -- Courtney Petty and Tana Whited combined for a five-inning five-hitter as Friendship Christian School run-ruled host Lebanon High 12-1 Monday evening. Petty worked three innings and Whited two. Petty struck out six and Whited one as the Lady Commanders improved to 9-1 on the season.

FCS struck for four runs in the top of the second and put the game away with a seven-spot in the top of the fifth.

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Season ends for CU women | Jazmine Smith, NAIA, Cumberland basketball,
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Local sports in brief
Local sports in brief

Good Friday golf tourney
The Blue Devil Football Foundation will hold its 13th annual Good Friday Golf Scramble Friday, April 3 at the Lebanon Golf & Country Club. Entry fee is $440 per four-man team with a few spots still available for $100 hole sponsorships. For more information, email lebanonhighfootball@gmail.com.

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BASEBALL -- WCIT scoreboard | WCIT, Mt. Juliet baseball, Wilson Central baseball, Friendship Christian baseball, Watertown baseball,
BASEBALL -- WCIT scoreboard

Thursday, March 19 results

Lebanon 13, Page 0;
Mt. Juliet 10, White House 0;
Mt. Juliet 6, Summit 1;
Beech 11, Friendship 1.

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CU's DeBoard earns academic honor | Blake DeBoard, Cumberland University, Cumberland football,
CU's DeBoard earns academic honor | Blake DeBoard, Cumberland University, Cumberland football,
DeBoard
CU's DeBoard earns academic honor

Scholar-athlete award
LEBANON -- Cumberland University's Blake DeBoard received the C.R. Bickerstaff/Coach Bill Pace University Scholar-Athlete Award presented earlier this month at the 49th annual Awards Banquet of the Middle Tennessee chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

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PREP SOFTBALL -- Tuesday game reports | Wilson Central softball, Morgan Powell, Claire Smith, Savannah Sanders, Lebanon softball, Watertown softball,
PREP SOFTBALL -- Tuesday game reports | Wilson Central softball, Morgan Powell, Claire Smith, Savannah Sanders, Lebanon softball, Watertown softball,
Powell
PREP SOFTBALL -- Tuesday game reports

Wilson Central 13, Lebanon 2 --
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central opened play in District 9-AAA Tuesday afternoon with a 13-2 home win over Lebanon High.

The Lady Wildcats pounded out 13 hits and climbed to 7-1 on the season.

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CU baseball, softball updates | Cumberland baseball, Phil Stiles, Tessa Tomaselli, Cumberland softball,
CU baseball, softball updates

Weekend series to start Saturday
Cumberland's home baseball series this weekend against St. Catharine College has been rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Stockton Field.

The Bulldogs and Patriots will play a doubleheader Saturday beginning at Noon and a single game on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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PREP BASEBALL -- Tuesday night results | Lebanon baseball, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy baseball, Chris Shrock, Nolan Chambers, Mt. Juliet baseball, Eric Vetetoe, Nathan McLaughlin, Tyler Overstreet
PREP BASEBALL -- Tuesday night results | Lebanon baseball, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy baseball, Chris Shrock, Nolan Chambers, Mt. Juliet baseball, Eric Vetetoe, Nathan McLaughlin, Tyler Overstreet
Chambers
PREP BASEBALL -- Tuesday night results

Mt. Juliet 6, Hendersonville 4
MT. JULIET -- Down 4-0 early, Mt. Juliet stayed the course and rallied for a 6-4 home victory over District 9-AAA rival Hendersonville High Tuesday night.

The Commandos put up four runs in the top of the first off Bear starter Sean Hunley with a pair of walks and three hits.

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CU's MSC opening series shifted | Curt Hoppe, Cumberland baseball, Bacone College, University of the Cumberlands, Bulldogs,
CU's MSC opening series shifted | Curt Hoppe, Cumberland baseball, Bacone College, University of the Cumberlands, Bulldogs,
Curt Hoppe
CU's MSC opening series shifted

Sunday, Monday in Kentucky --
Weather concerns continue to hamper Cumberland's baseball schedule as this weekend's Mid-South Conference opening series at the University of the Cumberlands has been altered.

The original plan called for a standard Friday-Saturday slate with a single game on Friday followed by a doubleheader on Saturday in Williamsburg, Ky.

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PREP BASEBALL -- Arnold shines for LHS | Lebanon baseball, Mt. Juliet baseball, Wilson Central baseball, Watertown baseball, Jackson Arnold, Zane Potter,
PREP BASEBALL -- Arnold shines for LHS | Lebanon baseball, Mt. Juliet baseball, Wilson Central baseball, Watertown baseball, Jackson Arnold, Zane Potter,
Jackson Arnold
PREP BASEBALL -- Arnold shines for LHS

Blue Devils win two in Gatlinburg --
SEVIERVILLE -- Lebanon High's baseball team improved to 2-1 on the season after picking up a pair of wins Thursday in the Play for a Cure Tournament in Gatlinburg.

The Blue Devils defeated Alcoa 8-2 behind a strong pitching effort from lefty Zane Potter, then Jackson Arnold limited Sevier County to one earned run in a 5-2 victory over Sevier County late Thursday night.

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SOFTBALL -- Siegel blanks MJ 3-0 | Softball, Mt. Juliet High School, Wilson Central High, Kristen Hammer, Friendship Christian softball, Gulf Shores Classic, Lebanon softball
SOFTBALL -- Siegel blanks MJ 3-0

WCHS & FCS play in Alabama --
MT. JULIET -- Savannah Sanders struck out 12 batters, but her Mt. Juliet High teammates were held to just two hits against Siegel's Veronica Westfall in Wednesday afternoon's 3-0 loss to the Stars.

Siegel (2-0) pushed across two runs in the top of the first inning and added a solo run in the third.

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CU women earn NAIA tourney bid | Cumberland women's basketball, Cumberland University, NAIA, Jalita Fason
CU women earn NAIA tourney bid

Tough schedule pays off --
A tough schedule and a solid finish helped vault Cumberland's Lady Bulldogs to an at-large berth in the 35th annual NAIA Women's Basketball Championships Thursday in Independence, Mo.

Coach Jeremy Lewis' squad (16-12) enters tournament play as one of four No. 8-seeds in the 32-team field and has been matched up with No. 3 overall seed Westminster College [Utah] (25-2) Thursday, March 19 at 2:15 p.m.

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CU wrestling shines in nationals | Jake Williams, Scott Stewart, Kyle Delaune, Cumberland University, wrestling,
CU wrestling shines in nationals

Three grapplers earm AA status --
Cumberland finished ninth among 43 schools and three Bulldog wrestlers - Jake Williams, Scott Stewart and Kyle Delaune - were named NAIA All-Americans at the conclusion of the national championships, as announced Monday by the national office.

The Bulldogs finished with 55.5 points for ninth place, just 5.5 behind Campbellsville University, which was sixth in the overall standings.

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PREP SOFTBALL -- WHS sweeps at home | Watertown softball, Brandy Holcomb, Friendship Christian softball, Tana Whited, Brittney Pryor, Mackenzie Taylor
PREP SOFTBALL -- WHS sweeps at home

Watertown scores 33 runs Monday --
WATERTOWN -- Making themselves right at home at their new on-campus field, Watertown High's softball team pounded out 18 hits and scored 33 runs over just six innings of play Monday, sweeping a pair of mercy-rule games from Middle Tennessee Christian and Lancaster Christian.

"After all the snow and cold, we just wanted to get on the field and play," said WHS head coach Brandy Holcomb. "We've got a lot more work to do, but this was a good start to the season."

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PREP BASEBALL -- Opening day reports | A.J. Franklin, Wilson Central baseball, Mt. Juliet High School, Mt. Juliet baseball, Golden Bears, Lebanon High School, Lebanon Blue Devils, Friendship Christian School, Steven Hollis,
PREP BASEBALL -- Opening day reports | A.J. Franklin, Wilson Central baseball, Mt. Juliet High School, Mt. Juliet baseball, Golden Bears, Lebanon High School, Lebanon Blue Devils, Friendship Christian School, Steven Hollis,
A.J. Franklin
PREP BASEBALL -- Opening day reports

Wilson Central 7, Baldwin Co. 0
GULF SHORES, AL -- Vanderbilt signee A.J. Franklin was in mid-season form Monday, leading Wilson Central to a 7-0 win over Brandon County, MS.

The senior lefty allowed just one hit over five innings of work with 13 strikeouts to get the decision. The Wildcats took an early lead with three runs in the top of the first inning.

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