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SPRING FLING XXII -- Track & field results SPRING FLING XXII -- Track & field results

MURFREESBORO -- Lebanon High senior Mark Britt ran a 9:32.83 to bring home a fifth place finish in the 3200M (two mile) Friday evening in the TSSAA Class AAA track and field championships at Dean A. Hayes Stadium.

The UT-Chattanooga signee had the top finish of all Wilson Countians participating in the 22nd annual Spring Fling running / jumping / thowing events.

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  • SPRING FLING XXII -- Track & field results SPRING FLING XXII -- Track & field results

    MURFREESBORO -- Lebanon High senior Mark Britt ran a 9:32.83 to bring home a fifth place finish in the 3200M (two mile) Friday evening in the TSSAA Class AAA track and field championships at Dean A. Hayes Stadium.

    The UT-Chattanooga signee had the top finish of all Wilson Countians participating in the 22nd annual Spring Fling running / jumping / thowing events.

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  • Lady 'Cats hang on for title Lady 'Cats hang on for title

    Wilson Central 6, Dickson Co. 5
    MURFREESBORO -- Wilson Central led 6-0 early and held on for a 6-5 victory over defending state champion Dickson County Friday afternoon to win the TSSAA Class AAA softball title at Starplex.

    The Lady Wildcats weathered the Cougar storm to end the season 41-7-1 while Dickson County went home 43-6.

    "Dickson County is such a good team," Central coach Michael Shepard said. "We knew we'd have to score some runs. They've been coming from behind all week.

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  • FCS does it the hard way FCS does it the hard way

    Two walk-off wins in DII-A finals
    MURFREESBORO -- Friendship Christian's Lady Commanders endured two gut-wrenching wins in the Division II-A softball finals to wrestle the 2015 state championship away from The King's Academy Friday afternoon at Starplex.

    Courtney Petty led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a walk-off solo home run to lift her team to a 3-2 victory over the Lady Lions Friday morning in the first game of the finals and forced the "if necessary" game later that day.

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  • FCS softball moves to loser's bracket FCS softball moves to loser's bracket

    King's Acd. 10, Friendship 0
    MURFREESBORO -- Friendship Christian dropped into the loser's bracket of the Division II-A state softball tournament following Thursday morning's 10-0 loss to The King's Academy in the finals of the winner's bracket.

    The Lady Commanders fell to 34-9 on the season and will play a loser-out game Thursday afternoon at Starplex.

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  • Lady 'Cats chalk up wins Lady 'Cats chalk up wins

    WCHS vs. Ooltewah at 5:30
    MURFREESBORO -- Peaking at the perfect time of the year, Wilson Central opened the 2015 TSSAA Class AAA state softball tournament with two wins, including a 10-5 victory over hometown Siegel Wednesday at the McKnight Complex.

    The Lady Wildcats improved to 39-7-1 and are scheduled to play Ooltewah (40-8) Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the finals of the winner's bracket. Win or lose Thursday, Coach Michael Shepard's team will be in action Friday -- either in finals at 3 p.m. or in the loser's bracket at 9 a.m.

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WC's Binns inks with King | Mike Binns, Wilson Central wrestling, King College, state champion, wrestler
WC's Binns inks with King

2015 state wrestling champ
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central senior Mike Binns signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent Tuesday afternoon to continue his education and wrestling career at King College in Bristol.

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PREP BASEBALL -- WC falls to Ravenwood
PREP BASEBALL -- WC falls to Ravenwood

BRENTWOOD -- Leading 4-2 in the sixth, Wilson Central stranded several baserunners in the late innings of Friday's 11-inning 5-4 loss at Ravenwood in a Class AAA sectional.

The Wildcats ended the season 21-12-1 -- one loss shy of a trip to Spring Fling.

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SPRING FLING - Softball preview
SPRING FLING - Softball preview

WCHS & FCS open play Tuesday
The Wilson Central and Friendship Christian softball teams stormed into Tuesday's opening round of the 22nd annual TSSAA Spring Fling with convincing wins in their respective sectional games.

The Lady Wildcats moved to 37-7-1 with a 9-2 decision over Ravenwood Friday, May 15.

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Local sports in briefs

FREE girls' hoops clinic May 21
New Lebanon High girls' basketball coach Cory Barrett will conduct a free clinic/camp for girls in grades 6-8 between the hours of 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21 at Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court. LHS players and coaches will conduct the clinic. Registration will begin at 5:30.

MJHS alumni soccer
Mt. Juliet High's mens soccer program will hold its inaugural Alumni Game Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. Any former member of the MJHS team interested in participating should contact Coach Brian Valkyrie at valkyrieb@wcschools.com. No admission will be charge

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SOCCER -- Loucks to lead WCHS teams | Jeff Loucks, Wilson Central soccer, Lebanon soccer, Cumberland soccer,
SOCCER -- Loucks to lead WCHS teams | Jeff Loucks, Wilson Central soccer, Lebanon soccer, Cumberland soccer,
Loucks
SOCCER -- Loucks to lead WCHS teams

Former Cumberland head coach
Jeff Loucks, former coach at Lebanon High and Cumberland University, will head the soccer program at Wilson Central High school.

According to athletic director / assistant principal Chip Bevis, Loucks will join the WCHS faculty as a chemistry teacher and will coach the girls team in the fall and the boys team in the spring.

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D2 SOFTBALL -- FCS is state bound | Friendship Christian softball,
D2 SOFTBALL -- FCS is state bound

JACKSON -- Friendship Christian's softball team stormed into the 2015 Spring Fling with a 13-1 victory at University School of Jackson Friday afternoon winning two games of the best-of-three sectional series.

The Lady Commanders take a record of 33-8 into next week's Division II state tournament.

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BASEBALL -- 'Cats one win from state
BASEBALL -- 'Cats one win from state

WCHS visits Ravenwood Friday
Needed just one more win to reach next week's TSSAA Spring Fling, Wilson Central's baseball team travels on Friday to take on Ravenwood High in a Class AAA sectional game. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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SOFTBALL -- WCHS hosts Ravenwood | Morgan Powell, Wilson Central softball, Mt. Juliet baseball, Claire Smith,
SOFTBALL -- WCHS hosts Ravenwood | Morgan Powell, Wilson Central softball, Mt. Juliet baseball, Claire Smith,
Morgan Powell
SOFTBALL -- WCHS hosts Ravenwood

Lady 'Cats vie for Spring Fling spot
Winners of nine consecutive games, Wilson Central's softball team will try to stretch that streak to 10 Friday as they host Ravenwood in a Class AAA sectional game.

First pitch is set for 7 p.m. and local fans are encourage to arrive early for the best seats.

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Cory Barrett hired for LHS girls  | Lebanon High School, girls basketball, basketball, Corey Barrett, Lebanon, Wilson County, Riverdale, Courtney McFarland,
Cory Barrett hired for LHS girls  | Lebanon High School, girls basketball, basketball, Corey Barrett, Lebanon, Wilson County, Riverdale, Courtney McFarland,
Barrett
Cory Barrett hired for LHS girls

former coach at Riverdale
Cory Barrett, who won a girls basketball state title at Riverdale, only to resign after his most recent team "tanked" a tournament game, has been hired as the new coach of the Lebanon High Devilettes.

In 2013 Barrett led RHS to a record of 35-0 and the 2013 Class AAA state champion as well as mythical ESPN and MaxPreps national championship

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Tyler Brown accepts WCHS job | Tyler Brown, Wilson Central basketball, Hickman County basketball, Troy Bond,
Tyler Brown accepts WCHS job | Tyler Brown, Wilson Central basketball, Hickman County basketball, Troy Bond,
Brown
Tyler Brown accepts WCHS job

coached girls at Hickman Co. & Santa Fe
Veteran girls coach Tyler Brown has accepted the boys basketball position at Wilson Central High School.

Brown, who went 94-77 over the past six seasons at two different schools, is going through mandatory school system background checks and is expected to meet with his team later this week.

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WCHS BASEBALL -- 'Cats visit Rossview Monday | Wilson Central baseball, Rossview, Kyle Schmitt
WCHS BASEBALL -- 'Cats visit Rossview Monday | Wilson Central baseball, Rossview, Kyle Schmitt
Kyle Schmitt
WCHS BASEBALL -- 'Cats visit Rossview Monday

Central falls 2-0 at Hendersonville
HENDESRONVILLE -- Wilson Central will be on the road for the opening game of the Region 5-AAA baseball tournament Monday evening after falling 2-0 to Hendersonville Wednesday in the District 9-AAA championship game at Drakes Creek Park.

Coach Anthony Ford's Wildcats, 20-10-1 overall, will play the District 10-AAA champion -- Rossview in Monday's regional semifinal.

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PREP BASEBALL -- W-town visits JCHS Monday | Watertown baseball, Goodpasture baseball, Gainesboro,
PREP BASEBALL -- W-town visits JCHS Monday

Tigers fall to Goodpasture in 8-A finals
WATERTOWN -- Goodpasture rallied from a 2-0 hole to knock off Watertown 3-2 in Thursday's District 8-A tournament finals.

With the loss, Watertown will go on the road to Gainesboro for Monday's 6 p.m. Region 4-A semifinal vs. Jackson County

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PREP SOFTBALL -- MJ faces must-win game | Claire Smith, Morgan Powell, Savannah Sanders, Wilson Central softball, Mt. Juliet softball,
PREP SOFTBALL -- MJ faces must-win game | Claire Smith, Morgan Powell, Savannah Sanders, Wilson Central softball, Mt. Juliet softball,
Powell
PREP SOFTBALL -- MJ faces must-win game

Central assured of regional berth
GLADEVILLE -- Mt. Juliet takes on Beech Friday at 5 p.m. in the finals of the District 9-AAA loser's bracket with the winner moving on to face host Wilson Central in the tournament finals.

Coach Coach Brad Rowlett's team (23-9) was on the short end of a 2-0 loss to Wilson Central Thursday -- a meeting that found Morgan Powell cracking a two-run homer in the sixth inning for the game's only runs.

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PREP SOFTBALL -- FCS plays in regional | Hanna Shepherd, Mt. Juliet softball, Lebanon softball, Friendship Christian softball, Watertown softball, Wilson Central softball,
PREP SOFTBALL -- FCS plays in regional

LHS eliminates Portland
Friendship Christian's Lady Commanders will take a record of 31-5 into Wednesday's East-Middle Regional Tournament at Donelson Christian Academy. Coach Jody Atwood's team will play Ezell-Harding at 5 p.m.

A win would earn FCS the right to host a substate series while a loss will sent the Lady Commanders to the Memphis area for a best two-of-three. Ezell-Harding stands 19-11 overall following a 5-4 victory over Zion Christian.

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8-A BASEBALL -- WHS tops Goodpasture | Owen Queen, Watertown baseball, Purple Tigers,
8-A BASEBALL -- WHS tops Goodpasture

Tigers pound out 14 hits
WATERTOWN -- Ringing the bats to the tune of 14 hits, Watertown advanced in the winner's bracket of the District 8-A baseball tournament Monday with a 5-1 victory over top-seeded Goodpasture.

The top three hitters in the Purple Tiger lineup, Seth Price, Colin Jennings and Cameron Jennings, accounted for eight hits and six RBI.

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