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SOFTBALL - FCS plays at Central today SOFTBALL - FCS plays at Central today

Lebanon 4, Mt. Juliet 3
LEBANON -- Lindsay Manning's two-run single keyed a four run uprising in the fourth Tuesday as Lebanon knocked off District 9-AAA rival Mt. Juliet High. With the victory, the Lady Devils improved to 7-4 on the season and 2-1 in District 9-AAA.

Pitcher Anna Smallwood went the distance for LHS, working around 12 hits and a walk.

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  • SOFTBALL - FCS plays at Central today SOFTBALL - FCS plays at Central today

    Lebanon 4, Mt. Juliet 3
    LEBANON -- Lindsay Manning's two-run single keyed a four run uprising in the fourth Tuesday as Lebanon knocked off District 9-AAA rival Mt. Juliet High. With the victory, the Lady Devils improved to 7-4 on the season and 2-1 in District 9-AAA.

    Pitcher Anna Smallwood went the distance for LHS, working around 12 hits and a walk.

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  • BASEBALL - MJ plays in Knoxville Thursday 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 baseball hosts Lindenwood today CU baseball hosts Lindenwood today

    Lindenwood College will provide the opposition Wednesday as Cumberland takes on the Lynx in a 12 Noon doubleheader at Stockton Field.

    A member of the Anerican Midwest Conference, Lindenwood is headquartered in Bellevuem, Illinois and stands 12-16 heading into today's games.

    TN Wesleyan 6, Cumberland 4
    LEBANON -- Tyler Albert posted two hits with a double and three RBIs and 13th-ranked Tennessee Wesleyan scored three runs in the seventh en route to a 6-4 victory over the Bulldogs Tuesday at Stockton Field.

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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 | Softball, Wilson Central softball, Morgan Powell, Friendship Christian softball, Mt. Juliet softball, Kayla Varner,
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 | James Hicks, Cumberland University, Cumberland wrestling, Darton State College, Bulldogs,
CU hires new wrestling coach | James Hicks, Cumberland University, Cumberland wrestling, Darton State College, Bulldogs,
James Hicks
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 | Colin Jennings, Watertown baseball, Jackson Arnold, Lebanon High baseball, Nick Sanders, Bryce Lester, Seth Price,
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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