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SOFTBALL -- Friendship 7, USJ 3 SOFTBALL -- Friendship 7, USJ 3

MURFREESBORO -- Forcing the action with 11 hits, Friendship Christian took advantage of five University School of Jackson errors and came away with a 7-3 victory over the Lady Bruins Wednesday in the opening round of the Division II-A state softball tournament at Starplex.

The Lady Commanders improved to 38-7-1 with the win and moved into a second round game vs. The King's Academy Thursday.

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  • SOFTBALL -- Friendship 7, USJ 3 SOFTBALL -- Friendship 7, USJ 3

    MURFREESBORO -- Forcing the action with 11 hits, Friendship Christian took advantage of five University School of Jackson errors and came away with a 7-3 victory over the Lady Bruins Wednesday in the opening round of the Division II-A state softball tournament at Starplex.

    The Lady Commanders improved to 38-7-1 with the win and moved into a second round game vs. The King's Academy Thursday.

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  • Blue Devils earn 9-AAA soccer honors Blue Devils earn 9-AAA soccer honors

    White earns goalie award
    Four members of the Lebanon High School soccer team were named All-District 9-AAA.

    From left: Luis Alvarez, Joe Whitefield, Fredy Luna and Logan White.

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  • DECATHLON -- Earps places 9th DECATHLON -- Earps places 9th

    MURFREESBORO -- Lebanon High senior Will Earps finished in ninth place in the Class AAA decathlon Tuesday, held at Middle Tennessee State's Dean A. Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium.

    Earps won the final event of the competition, the 1,500 meters, in a time of 4:46.51 Earlier in the day he placed third in the shot put with a heave of 38 feet, three-quarters inches.

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  • BASKETBALL -- FCS names new girls coach BASKETBALL -- FCS names new girls coach

    Hawks will take over for Teeter
    Longtime Wilson Countian Jeremy Hawks was introduced Thursday morning as the new girls basketball coach at Lebanon's Friendship Christian School.

    Hawks, who will work as physical education teacher at Friendship's elementary school, has eight years experience as a boys assistant under former Lipscomb University great Adam Sonn -- the last four at Goodpasture.

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  • SOFTBALL -- Clarksville 12, WCHS 3 SOFTBALL -- Clarksville 12, WCHS 3

    Wilson Central falls in 5-AAA opener
    CLARKSVILLE -- A new Class AAA state softball champion will be crowned in Murfreesboro next week as defending champ Wilson Central was eliminated 12-3 by Clarksville High Monday in the opening round of the Region 5-AAA tournament.

    Clarksville pounded out 12 hits, improving to 34-7-1 and earning the right to host the Region 5-AAA finals tonight against District 9-AAA champion Hendersonville.

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SOFTBALL -- Clarksville 12, WCHS 3 | Wilson Central softball, District 9-AAA, Region 5-AAA, Lady Wildcats, Claire Smith, Katie Eakes,
SOFTBALL -- Clarksville 12, WCHS 3 | Wilson Central softball, District 9-AAA, Region 5-AAA, Lady Wildcats, Claire Smith, Katie Eakes,
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SOFTBALL -- Clarksville 12, WCHS 3

Wilson Central falls in 5-AAA opener
CLARKSVILLE -- A new Class AAA state softball champion will be crowned in Murfreesboro next week as defending champ Wilson Central was eliminated 12-3 by Clarksville High Monday in the opening round of the Region 5-AAA tournament.

Clarksville pounded out 12 hits, improving to 34-7-1 and earning the right to host the Region 5-AAA finals tonight against District 9-AAA champion Hendersonville.

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BASEBALL - Rossview 3, MJHS 0 | Mt. Juliet baseball, Golden Bears, TSSAA, Region 5-AAA, Mark Purvis,
BASEBALL - Rossview 3, MJHS 0

Bears end season May 16
MT. JULIET -- With the game on the line, Bradley Wilson pitched backwards and as a result, his Rossview team is moving on to the finals of the Region 5-AAA tournament following a May 16 rain-soaked 3-0 win over Mt. Juliet.

After working the early innings with a solid fastball, the sturdy right-hander befuddled Golden Bear hitters in the late going by alternating a slow curve and deadly change early in the count.

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Carroll Oakland soccer wins midstate championship
Carroll Oakland soccer wins midstate championship  Read more...
BASEBALL -- BGA 5, Friendship 2 | Friendship Christian baseball, Braden Reece, Division II-A baseball, Commanders, Tarver Hayslip,
BASEBALL -- BGA 5, Friendship 2 | Friendship Christian baseball, Braden Reece, Division II-A baseball, Commanders, Tarver Hayslip,
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BASEBALL -- BGA 5, Friendship 2

Commanders fall in region opener
LEBANON -- Friendship Christian's baseball season came to an end Tuesday, May 10 as Battle Ground Academy scored a 5-2 come from behind win over the Commanders in the opening round of the East-Middle region tournament.

FCS was clinging to a 2-1 lead when BGA struck for four runs in the top of the seventh.

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SPRING FLING -- Lebanon's Earps qualifies | track & field, Will Earps, Lebanon High, Blue Devils, Spring Fling, TSSAA, D.J. Baker, decathlon,
SPRING FLING -- Lebanon's Earps qualifies | track & field, Will Earps, Lebanon High, Blue Devils, Spring Fling, TSSAA, D.J. Baker, decathlon,
Earps
SPRING FLING -- Lebanon's Earps qualifies

School record holder in decathlon
A Lebanon High senior has already qualified for the 2016 TSSAA Class AAA Spring Fling in Murfreesboro May 23 and 24.

Blue Devil Will Earps will be representing LHS in the decathlon, a two-day, ten-event contest of strength, endurance and speed to be held May 23 and 24 at MTSU's Dean Hayes Track Stadium.

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DISTRICT 8-A -- WHS teams eliminated | District 8-A, Watertown, softball, baseball, Seth Price, Aaron Cherry, Tyler Vastola, Amber Wright, Jada Moss, Jarred Bradshaw,
DISTRICT 8-A -- WHS teams eliminated

Tigers, Tigerettes end season
WATERTOWN -- Gordonsville broke open a tight 4-3 game with a seven-run burst in the top of the sixth on the way to a 12-3 victory over Watertown Wednesday afternoon, May 11 in the loser's bracket finals of the District 8-A baseball tournament.

Watertown had stepped up to host the tournament's final day after storms had flooded the field in Hartsville where the event was being hosted by Trousdale County High.

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SOFTBALL -- Friendship 5, TRA 2 | TSSAA, Division II-A softball, Friendship Christian School, Lady Commanders, Riley Walker, Courtney Miles, Tipton-Rosemark, FCS, Courtney Petty, Jody Atwood, Brooke Eakes,
SOFTBALL -- Friendship 5, TRA 2

Lady Commanders slug three HRs
LEBANON -- Riding the long ball, Friendship Christian's softball team took a big step toward a return to the TSSAA Spring Fling with a solid 5-2 victory over Tipton-Rosemark Academy in Wednesday's opening game of the Division II-A sectional.

The Lady Commanders and Tipton-Rosemark were set to play Thursday at 2 p.m. followed by the "if necessary" game at 4 p.m. Admission is $7 per person as set by the TSSAA.

FCS needs just one win to have another crack at repeating as state champions. For results of that game, please visit wilsonpost.com.

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CAMPS -- CU offers 4 baseball camps | Woody Hunt, Cumberland University baseball, Phoenix baseball, camps, Ernest L. Stockton Field, baseball camps,
CAMPS -- CU offers 4 baseball camps | Woody Hunt, Cumberland University baseball, Phoenix baseball, camps, Ernest L. Stockton Field, baseball camps,
Woody Hunt
CAMPS -- CU offers 4 baseball camps

Sessions start June 6
LEBANON -- Four different Cumberland University baseball camps will take place this summer beginning June 6 on the CU campus and running until the end of the month.

Cumberland hosts two sessions of Hitting Camp, both from June 6-9. The morning session (9 a.m.-noon each day) is for ages 6-9 while the afternoon session (1-4 p.m.) will offer instruction to ages 10-12. The camp emphasizes techniques of hitting and instructors will use teaching devices to demonstrate proper hitting mechanics. Cost is $100 per camper for each session

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MJ seniors receive diplomas at field | Mt. Juliet High baseball, Golden Bears, Mark Purvis, District 9-AAA, Mel Brown, tournament, Region 5-AAA, Ethan Smith, Gallatin High Green Wave, Randy Self,
MJ seniors receive diplomas at field

Conflict resolved
A special graduation ceremony was held early Monday afternoon, May 16 at the Mt. Juliet High baseball field for Golden Bear seniors who will miss their commencement exercises in order to play in the 7 p.m. Region 5-AAA tournament opener against Rossview.

"Coach (Mark) Purvis left it up to the seniors as to whether he should try to get the game moved up," said MJHS athletic director Mike Duncan. "There are 10 seniors and a manager."

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SOFTBALL -- Updated 9-AAA tourney | Wilson Central softball, Mt. Juliet softball, Lebanon softball, District 9-AAA, Lady Wildcats, Lady Bears, Lady Blue Devils, Makayla Draper, Anna Bennett, Katie Eakes, Claire Smith,
SOFTBALL -- Updated 9-AAA tourney

MJHS 11, Station Camp 11
HENDERSONVILLE -- Mt. Juliet's Lady Bears roared back with an 11-1 victory over Station Camp Monday in the loser's bracket of the District 9-AAA softball tournament at Veteran's Park. Makayla Draper drove in five runs for Mt. Juliet with a three-run homer and a two-run single.

MJHS improved to 18-24 on the season headed into a scheduled loser's bracket contest on Wednesday.

Wilson Central tagged Mt. Juliet with a 6-5 loss in eight innings Friday in the district opener for both squads.

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CU BASEBALL -- Phoenix ousted 7-4 | Cumberland University baseball, Phoenix, Woody Hunt, Tyler Yorko, MSC, Mid-South Championships,
CU BASEBALL -- Phoenix ousted 7-4

Cumberland ends season 32-27
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - St. Catharine College took advantage of nine walks and Tyler Devine drove in a pair of runs in a 7-4 victory over Cumberland in a "loser-out" game of the Mid-South Conference Baseball Championships Saturday at Bowling Green Ballpark.

Cumberland ended the season at 32-27 with the loss, eliminated in two games in the conference tournament for the second consecutive season.

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King will wrestle at MTSU | wilson Central wrestling, Wilson Central High, Nick King, MTSU, Middle Tennessee State University, wrestling, John Kramer,
King will wrestle at MTSU

NEW BLUE RAIDER -- Wilson Central High wrestler Nick King signed with Middle Tennessee State in ceremonies held Wednesday, April 6.

A two-time regional champion at 132-pounds, he is a member of Wilson Central's 100 Win Club.

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ALL-STATE -- Spray makes Class AAA team | Kendall Spray, TSWA, Wilson Central High School, basketball, Lady Wildcats, all-state, UT-Martin,
ALL-STATE -- Spray makes Class AAA team | Kendall Spray, TSWA, Wilson Central High School, basketball, Lady Wildcats, all-state, UT-Martin,
Spray
ALL-STATE -- Spray makes Class AAA team

Repeat selection by TSWA
Wilson Central's record-setting Kendall Spray was announced Thursday morning as a repeat selection to the Class AAA All-State basketball team.

Spray, who set both national and TSSAA records for her three-point shooting prowess, led the Lady Wildcats to a record of 33-1 along with both District 9-AAA and Region 5-AAA championships.

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SOFTBALL -- FCS wins district title | Friendship Christian softball, The King's Academy, Courtney Miles, Courtney Petty, Jody Atwood, Lady Commanders,
SOFTBALL -- FCS wins district title | Friendship Christian softball, The King's Academy, Courtney Miles, Courtney Petty, Jody Atwood, Lady Commanders,
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SOFTBALL -- FCS wins district title

Hosts region opener Friday
DONELSON -- Playing what head coach Jody Atwood called, "our most complete game of the season," Friendship Christian pounded out 17 hits and defeated No. 1-seeded The King's Academy 9-0 Wednesday, May 4 in the finals of the East-Middle district tournament.

The Lady Commanders (32-7-1) put the game on ice with a five-run outburst in the top of the seventh and earned the right to host Friday's 5 p.m. opening game of the region tournament against Franklin Road Academy -- a 15-1 loser to BGA Wednesday.

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SOFTBALL -- LHS sanctioned by TSSAA | Lebanon High School, softball, Lady Devils, Chris Spurlock, District 9-AAA,
SOFTBALL -- LHS sanctioned by TSSAA | Lebanon High School, softball, Lady Devils, Chris Spurlock, District 9-AAA,
Spurlock
SOFTBALL -- LHS sanctioned by TSSAA

Exhibition game violated rules
Lebanon High's softball program will be back at full strength in time for the District 9-AAA tournament after 14 players and the head coach were penalized for violations of TSSAA regulations.

LHS Principal Scott Walters confirmed Tuesday that first year head coach Chris Spurlock had been suspended from his coaching duties for two weeks for hosting an exhibition game featuring rising eighth graders from feeder programs at Winfree Bryant, Walter J. Baird and Carroll-Oakland middle schools.

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