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CU athletic department offers camps CU athletic department offers camps

Cumberland University's athletic department is offering a full line-up of summer camps for kids of all ages.

For a complete look, please follow this link . . .

http://www.gocumberlandathletics.com/campsclinics/default/

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  • CU athletic department offers camps CU athletic department offers camps

    Cumberland University's athletic department is offering a full line-up of summer camps for kids of all ages.

    For a complete look, please follow this link . . .

    http://www.gocumberlandathletics.com/campsclinics/default/

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  • Parks hired as MJHS assistant Parks hired as MJHS assistant

    Former head coach at Cane Ridge
    Former Cane Ridge head coach Jonathan Parks has been hired as the running backs coach at Mt. Juliet.

    Golden Bears head coach Trey Perry is not only is excited about the hire of Parks but said it was a no brainer to add another coach with head coaching experience.

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  • SURPRISE -- CU 6, Campbellsville 1 SURPRISE -- CU 6, Campbellsville 1

    'Dogs reach winner's finals
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Clint Meadows tossed a complete-game four-hitter and Phil Stiles and Ryan Simmons each posted three hits and scored twice in Cumberland's 6-1 victory over 19th-ranked Campbellsville University on Thursday at Bowling Green Ballpark.

    With the victory the Bulldogs (20-29) advance to the winner's bracket final Friday at 3 p.m. against the winner of Thursday's late game between Lindsey Wilson and Shawnee State.

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  • Mid-South honors CU's Tyler Alford Mid-South honors CU's Tyler Alford

    Champion of Character Award
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Cumberland University catcher Tyler Alford has been named the 2015 Mid-South Conference Champion of Character winner at the annual awards banquet Tuesday night at the National Corvette Museum.

    A senior out of Knoxville Powell High School, Alford selected by a vote of the conference athletic directors -- based on his academic and athletic achievement, campus and community leadership, future ambition and a demonstration of five core character values of the NAIA

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  • FCS eliminates MJCA 6-2 FCS eliminates MJCA 6-2

    Commanders move on in DII
    LEBANON -- Friendship Christian scratched out three runs in the bottom of the second and went on to reord a 6-2 victory over Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Tuesday in a East-Middle District 1-A play-in game.

    With the victory, the Commanders improved to 14-17 on the season and advance to a 4:30 p.m. home game Thursday against Knox Webb.

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DII BASEBALL -- Thursday's schedule
DII BASEBALL -- Thursday's schedule

All games at Lebanon's Friendship Christian School.

Thursday
4:30 Knox Webb vs. Friendship Christian
7:00 Winners of DCA/Kings vs. Ezell Harding / St. Andrews Sewanee

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McFarland resigns as LHS girls coach | Courtney McFarland, Lebanon High Devilettes,
McFarland resigns as LHS girls coach | Courtney McFarland, Lebanon High Devilettes,
McFarland
McFarland resigns as LHS girls coach

The coaching merry-go-round in Middle Tennessee took another spin this week when Lebanon High girls basketball coach Courtney McFarland stepped down for personal reasons.

McFarland, head coach of the Devilettes since April of 2012, informed the team of her decision during a Monday afternoon meeting.

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MSC Championship brackets set | Cumberland baseball, Cumberland softball, MSC Championships, Bowling Green,
MSC Championship brackets set

Both the Cumberland baseball and softball teams will face Georgetown College in the opening game of the Mid-South Conference Championships later this week in Bowling Green, Ky.

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SOFTBALL -- Reports from Thursday action | Tana Whited, Friendship Christian softball, Sarah Aubuchon, Savannah Sanders, Watertown softball, Lebanon High School,
SOFTBALL -- Reports from Thursday action | Tana Whited, Friendship Christian softball, Sarah Aubuchon, Savannah Sanders, Watertown softball, Lebanon High School,
Tana Whited
SOFTBALL -- Reports from Thursday action

Error leads to LHS win over Portland
LEBANON -- Sarah Aubuchon scored on an overthow in the bottom of the seventh inning as Lebanon High pulled out a 6-5 victory over Portland Thursday on Senior Night.

Trailing 5-2 headed into the top of the seventh, the Lady Panthers put up three runs to even the score at 5-all before Aubuchon scored after Brittany Nagelhout's fielder's choice and the ensuing throw.

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SOFTBALL -- Bodenhorn pulls double duty
SOFTBALL -- Bodenhorn pulls double duty

Senior pitcher gets win AND save
GLADEVILLE -- Senior Hannah Bodenhorn picked up both the win and a save in Wilson Central's 3-1 home win over District 9-AAA rival Hendersonville Wednesday. Bodenhorn allowed just one hit and left the game leading 3-0 after six -- giving way to closer Morgan Powell.

The normally reliable Powell allowed three hits and a run before Bodenhorn came back to extinguish the two-out fire. Bodenhorn finished with seven strikeouts.

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BASEBALL -- Friday, Saturday games on tap
BASEBALL -- Friday, Saturday games on tap

WCHS, Mt. Juliet split series --
Make-up games are starting to pile up as district tournament play looms the first week of May.

Wilson Central will travel to Ravenwood High Friday for a 6:30 p.m. game before hosting Lebanon in a District 9-AAA contest Saturday at 6 p.m.

The Blue Devils are coming off a wild 11-9 road win over Station Camp Wednesday while Wilson Central rapped out 11 hits in a 5-1 victory over Mt. Juliet Wednesday -- dealing the Bears their first district loss of the season.

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Ryan Botts earns MSC golf honor | Ryan Botts, Lebanon High School, Cumberland University, Windtree Golf Course,
Ryan Botts earns MSC golf honor | Ryan Botts, Lebanon High School, Cumberland University, Windtree Golf Course,
Ryan Botts
Ryan Botts earns MSC golf honor

Cumberland Univ. junior
Cumberland junior and Lebanon High School graduate Ryan Botts is the Mid-South Conference Men's Golfer of the Week, conference officials announced on Tuesday.

Botts won the Cumberland Bulldog Invitational with a 2-under par 140 (71-69) last week at the Windtree Golf Club in Mt. Juliet. He fired a final-round 2-under par 69 to edge four competitors by one stroke.

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CU Bulldogs top Bethel 5-4 | Tyler Alford, Cumberland baseball, Curt Hoppe,
CU Bulldogs top Bethel 5-4 | Tyler Alford, Cumberland baseball, Curt Hoppe,
Alford
CU Bulldogs top Bethel 5-4

Weekend schedule is altered
LEBANON -- Tyler Alford drove in a pair of runs with a home run, Cameron Lenz tossed 7.2 effective innings and Curt Hoppe got the final two outs with the tying run on third base, as Cumberland held on for a 5-4 victory over Bethel University on Monday in a game delayed by rain at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.

The teams were originally supposed to start at 2 p.m. but that game time was pushed back an hour Monday morning. Rain right around game time further delayed the contest until just after 4 p.m.

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Watertown's Speck signs with Bryan | Bryan College, Watertown basketball, Dylan Speck, Watertown High School, Don Rekoske, Matt Bradshaw,
Watertown's Speck signs with Bryan | Bryan College, Watertown basketball, Dylan Speck, Watertown High School, Don Rekoske, Matt Bradshaw,
Dylan Speck
Watertown's Speck signs with Bryan

Watertown High post player Dylan Speck signed scholarship papers Friday, April 17 with Bryan College -- an NAIA institution in Dayton.

Speck, a 6-7 senior, was an All District 8-A selection who averaged 17.9 points per game for the Purple Tigers.

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Brandon takes Smyrna girls job | Bud Brandon, Smyrna, girls basketball, Wilson Central basketball, state championships,
Brandon takes Smyrna girls job | Bud Brandon, Smyrna, girls basketball, Wilson Central basketball, state championships,
Brandon
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 | Keaton Gaffney, Lindsey Donnell, Cumberland University, cross country,
MJ's Gaffney earns CU academic award | Keaton Gaffney, Lindsey Donnell, Cumberland University, cross country,
Gaffney
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 | Lebanon baseball, Wilson Central baseball, Watertown baseball, Jackson Arnold, Eric Vetetoe, Caleb Thorne, A.J. Franklin,
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 | Claire Smith, Wilson Central softball, Shelby Woodard, Michael Shepard, Brentwood, Ravenwood,
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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