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TSCA all-state teams announced TSCA all-state teams announced

Local players, coaches recognized
Several Wilson County softball standouts and two coaches were honored earlier this week by the Tennessee Softball Coaches Association. TSCA announced all-state selections in four divisions as well as all-star game rosters and Miss Softball Awards on Wednesday.

Four locals from District 9-AAA were named to the Class AAA all-state team, including Morgan Powell, Hannah Bodenhorn and Claire Smith from state champion Wilson Central and Mt. Juliet High's Savannah Sanders.

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  • TSCA all-state teams announced TSCA all-state teams announced

    Local players, coaches recognized
    Several Wilson County softball standouts and two coaches were honored earlier this week by the Tennessee Softball Coaches Association. TSCA announced all-state selections in four divisions as well as all-star game rosters and Miss Softball Awards on Wednesday.

    Four locals from District 9-AAA were named to the Class AAA all-state team, including Morgan Powell, Hannah Bodenhorn and Claire Smith from state champion Wilson Central and Mt. Juliet High's Savannah Sanders.

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  • CU SOFTBALL -- Broderick honored by NAIA CU SOFTBALL -- Broderick honored by NAIA

    2015 Scholar-Athlete recognition --
    Cumberland University senior softball player Sydney Broderick was named a 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, as announced Wednesday.

    Student-athletes must be a junior or senior with a 3.50 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.

    Broderick graduated earlier in May with a 3.68 GPA in Criminal Justice/Public Administration from

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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 does it the hard way | Tana Whited, Courtney Petty, Jordan Burton, Friendship Christian softball, Spring Fling, TSSAA, Starplex,
FCS does it the hard way | Tana Whited, Courtney Petty, Jordan Burton, Friendship Christian softball, Spring Fling, TSSAA, Starplex,
Petty HR
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 | Friendship Christian softball, Courtney Miles
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 | Katie Eakes, Wilson Central softball, Michael Shepard,
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

FCS baseball camp
Friendship Christian School will host a summer baseball camp June 1-5 for boys ages six through 13. camp sessions will be held between the hours of 1-3 p.m. Cost is $75 per camper and includes a camp t-shirt as well as daily guest speakers including: Cumberland University baseball players and CU head coach Woody Hunt, former MLB pitcher Jeff Bennett and University of Tennessee players -- contingent on the end of their season.
For more information, please email Commander head baseball coach John McNeal at jtmcneal@fcsweb.net.

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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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