BLUE League debuts Oct. 22
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
LEBANON -- On Saturday, Oct. 22 the inaugural B.L.U.E. (Basketball Leauge Upper Elementary) League games were held at Winfree- Bryant Middle School. The league is made up of 4th and 5th grade girls and boys teams from Byars Dowdy, Carroll Oakland, Castle Heights, Coles Ferry, Tuckers Crossroads, and Sam Houston.
Game 1 - GIRLS: Jasmine Fuqua from Sam Houston Elementary scored the first 2 points in BLUE League history.
Sam Houston 18: Ali Davis 10; Jasmine Fuqua 6; Alyssia Francis 2 points.
Byars Dowdy 4: Kyleigh Burton 2; Jazmin Ninez 2.
5th Quarter - Sam Houston 6, Byars Dowdy 0. Christaney Moore had 4 points and Tristen Neal 2.
Game 2 - BOYS
Byars Dowdy 27: Xavier Mills 16; Jeremiah Hastings 8; Kobe Gwyn 2.
Sam Houston 14:
Polo Phillips 4; Andrew Harper 4; Austin Brown 3 (1st BLUE league 3-point FG); Peyton Flatt 2; Keyvont Baines 1.
5th Quarter- Byars Dowdy 6, Sam Houston 0. Damien Collins 4, Allen Martinez 2.
Game 3 - GIRLS
Castle Heights 10: Addie Grace Porter 5; Emily Sword 3; Jakeisha James 2.
Carroll Oakland 8: Aaryn Grace Lester 4; Allissa Mulaski 3; Rebecca Brown 1.
5th Quarter - Castle Heights 6, Carroll Oakland 0. Riley Painter 2; Akriana Steverson 2, Roshayah Hall 2.
Game 4- BOYS
Carroll Oakland 19: Dustin Hulse 6; Logan Hawk 4; Gavon Reasonover 3 points; Luke Jones 2; Tyler Wiggins 2; Corey Jones 2.
Castle Heights 16: Kameron Davis 9; Thomas Bryan 4; Dawson Allen 2; Braden Reece 2.
5th Quarter - Castle Heights 4, Carroll Oakland 0. Luke Bradshaw 2, Justin Collins 2.
Game 5- GIRLS
Coles Ferry 37: Jenna Manus 10; Antori Anderson 10; Mattie Averitt 6; Emily Jones 4; Sara Strickland 4; Gigi White 2; Anne Marie Heidebreicht 1.
Tuckers Crossroads 3: Haleigh Sutton 2; Landry Dixon 1.
5th Quarter - Coles Ferry 6, Tuckers Crossroads 0. Antori Anderson 2; Sydney Samilton 2; Brooklyn Bilbrey 2.
Game 6 - BOYS
Tuckers Crossroads 26: Ethan Njezic 10; Tyler Hayes 4; Cole Armstead 2; Ethan White 2; Elijah Williams 2; Ethan Chambers 2; Zachary Scott 2; Evan Britt 2.
Coles Ferry Boys 12: Gerik Fitts 8; Levi Sampson 2; Djuan Cragwall 2.
5th Quarter - Coles Ferry 4, TXR 0: Djuan Cragwall 2; Mark McDearman 2.
Friday night's prep round up
Sunday, October 23, 2011
SHACKLE ISLAND -- Beech exploded for 27 second half points in a 34-7 victory over District 9AAA rival Lebanon Friday, Oct. 21.
Lebanon's defense played perhaps its best half of football before intermission, and trailed 7-0 at the break as the Bucs (6-3) drove 80 yards in six plays with soph Jalen Hurd banging in from six yards out with just 25 second left in the period.
Starting the second half at their own 25, Beech drove the ball 75 yards on just only plays as speedy Dorian Carter broke loose on a 45 yard scamper with 6:43 left in the period.
The Bucs settled into their "Smokestack I" power set for the rest of the contest and gound out scoring drives of 68, 63 and 45 yards.
All told, Beech piled up 395 yards in total offense -- some 330 on the ground. Sophomore tailback Jalen Hurd led all rushers with 122 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns. He also caught four passes for 60 yards.
Lebanon was led by senior Juicy Apple with 54 yards on 11 carries.
Bears thump Hendersonville
MT. JULIET -- Mt. Juliet clinched the District 9AAA regular season title with a 41-10 victory over Hendersonville High Friday, Oct. 21.
The victory gave MJ coach Roger Perry 250 wins for his career and upped Mt. Juliet's overall record to a perfect 9-0 on the season.
Junior fullback Contrez McCathern led the way for the Bears with 131 yards and two touchdowns on 17 attempts. QB Caleb Chowbay completed 4-of-11 passes for 115 yards, a TD and was picked off once.
FCS 63, Red Boiling Springs 6
LEBANON -- Friendship Christian rolled to a 49-0 lead at intermission en route to a 63-6 homecoming win over lowly Red Boiling Springs Friday, Oct. 21 at Pirtle Field.
Senior tailback Dekolas Reeves ran the ball just four times, but piled up 164 yards, including scoring plays of 61 and 86 yards.
The Commanders improved to 6-3 on the season and will play at Monterey next Friday in the regular season finale.
Trousdale Co. 49, Watertown 6
WATERTOWN -- Top-ranked Trousdale County rolled to a easy 49-6 win over Watertown Friday night at Robinson Stadium.
Leading just 7-0 at the end of the first quarter, the Yellow Jackets (8-1 / 7-0) scored twice in the second quarter and tacked on three more TD's in the third.
Watertown slipped to 6-3 overall / 4-3 in Region 4A and needs a win at Monterey in the regular season finale to secure a first round home game in the TSSAA playoffs.
Also on Friday night, Station Camp rallied from five points down to score a 16-12 victory over Wilson Central Friday night at Wildcat Stadium.
Central slipped to 2-7 overall headed into the season finale next week at undefeated Mt. Juliet.
Over at Suey Field, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy built an early 21-0 lead, only to see Middle Tennessee Christian come roaring back to post a 42-27 win.
MJCA fell to 2-7 on the season while MTCS picked up win number one on the year after an 0-8 start. MJCA will close out the season on the road Friday night at Franklin Road Academy.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
LEBANON -- Jared White booted a 30-yard field goal with 2:31 remaining as 17th-ranked Cumberland won a seesaw contest, 36-34, over 14th-ranked Bethel Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.
With the victory Cumberland (6-1, 3-0 Mid-South West) moved into first place in the division, one game ahead of Bethel and two in front of Union College and Shorter University, who both lost on Saturday. The Bulldogs play at Union next Saturday at 11 a.m. Central Time.
The contest had seven lead changes, mostly because the Bulldogs failed on two extra point attempts by Beau Baker, including one that was blocked and one that hit the left upright. Cumberland took a 33-20 advantage after Simon Moriarty forced a fumble that was recovered by Cody McCallister for a touchdown with 4:28 remaining in the third quarter.
“There were a lot of different big plays in the ballgame. Our guys hung in there, kept playing and answering the bell,” CU head coach Dewayne Alexander said. “It was kind of like an old heavyweight fight; someone would take a big swing and hit somebody and the other team would come right back and hit them again.”
But Bethel (5-2, 3-1) answered with a pair of touchdowns, the second one after Prennis Thompson’s interception and 23-yard return gave the Wildcats 1st-and-goal at the two-yard line. Two plays later 260-pound running back Dominique Allen barreled in for the score and a 34-33 BU lead with 7:20 left in the game.
Cumberland answered the bell though, methodically driving 59 yards on 11 plays and eating 4:49 off the clock. CU converted a pair of third downs on the drive but stalled at the Bethel 13, setting up White’s 30-yard game-winner that was right down the middle.
“Our guys made a big drive there at the end after the interception, a good answer. I thought Reed Gurchiek showed a lot of poise there after throwing the interception, not hanging his head but coming back, moving us down the field and a then big kick from Jared White for the win.”
The Wildcats still had plenty of time and two timeouts and took the ball at the Cumberland 46 after a 35-yard kickoff return from Patrick Cann, part of 170 yards in kick returns on the day for BU. A short rush and a short pass left Bethel with 3rd-and-6 and Will Masoud overthrew Cann down the left sideline after scrambling away from pressure. Masoud was pressured again on fourth down and his throw to Delano fell off the receiver’s hands and incomplete.
Bethel got the ball back one more time, but with only five seconds remaining. They tried the hook-and-ladder but it did not work and after a lot of running around and two laterals, McCallister fell on a fumble to end the contest.
Gurchiek, a Mt. Juliet, native, enjoyed his best game as a Bulldog, completing 26-of-35 passes for 294 yards and three TDs, two of them to DeJeay Woods, who caught nine balls for 78 yards before leaving the game in the third quarter with a knee injury.
The Bulldogs rushed 39 times in the contest for 152 yards and one score, done by committee as usual.
Tim McCord leading the way with 15 carries for 57 yards.
The Bulldogs piled up 446 yards of total offense to just 283 for Bethel, but the Wildcats had short fields on many occasions because of the great kickoff returns. The visitors drove 37, 47 and 49 yards for touchdowns in the contest.
Masoud finished 11-of-20 for 126 yards and one touchdown and also scored one TD with a quarterback sneak. Cordarious Mann rushed 23 times for 88 yards and a score, while Cann carried 11 times for 50 yards and one TD.
Friday, October 21, 2011
MURFREESBORO -- Talk about domination. Friendship Christian never lost a game in sweeping four consecutive matches en route to the Class A state volleyball championship Oct. 29 at MTSU’s Murphy Center.
Coach Randy Alley’s team went 47-11 on the season and was undefeated against Class A competition.
The Lady Commanders blitzed Summertown 3-0 in Friday’s finals -- game scores 25-16, 25-16 and 25-18.
It was the second meeting of the tournament between FCS and Summertown as the Lebanon-based squad prevailed 25-19, 25-11, 25-18 last Wednesday in the tourney opener.
Junior attacker Kaitlyn Teeter was a runaway choice as tournament MVP. In the finals against Summertown she hammered down 24 kills. The two-time all-stater also had six digs, two aces and a block.
Junior Ali Burroughs came up big in the finals as well, knocking down 16 kills and nine digs while Sarah Hall had 20 assists.
Megan Reeves also had 20 assists, Alex Sealy was in on six kills and four blocks. Sam Finley had eight digs and a service ace.
FCS 3, Sale Creek 0 -- FCS reached the finals with a 3-0 victory over Sale Creek in the finals of the winner’s bracket Thursday, Oct. 27 at Siegel High School. Game scores: 25-17, 27-5 and 25-18.
Teeter dominated with 22 kills and 20 digs. Burroughs had 11 kills, eight digs and four aces. Hall had 25 assists while Reeves added 16 assists and an ace.
TV REPLAY -- The FCS - Summertown championship game will be shown in its entirety Sunday, Nov. 6 at 12 Noon on Nashville’s WNPT - Channel 8.
Wilson Co. sports in brief
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Turkey shoot -- A turkey shoot, sponsored by the Gladeville Community Center and the Gladeville Men’s Club, will run on Sundays through Dec. 4. Starting time is 1 p.m. at the Gladeville Community Center. For information, call Tommy Knowles at 443-4522 or Earl Ray at 604-5735.
Junior pro basketball -- Final signups for City of Lebanon Jr. Pro Basketball will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Harold D. Greer Building in the Baird Park Complex. Early registration is presently being accepted between the hours of &:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The league is for boys and girls age six through eighth grade. Children must be at least six years old by Aug. 1, 2011. Registration fee is $40, and a copy of child's birth certificate. Call Nancy Lee at 449-0303.
Airborne volleyball meeting -- Airborne Volleyball Club will hold its final information meeting 6 p.m.. Wednesday, Oct 19, at Carroll Oakland School. Airborne VBC is a regional volleyball program affiliated with USA Volleyball. The meeting is open to all parents and players who would like to know more about playing volleyball on the club level. Airborne Volleyball Club tryouts will be Saturday, Oct. 29 at Wilson Central High School. Tryouts are open to all girls ages 12-18. For more information or to register for tryouts, go to www.airbornevbc.net.
LHS basketball tickets -- General admission season passes for 2011-2012 varsity basketball games at Lebanon High are currently on sale for $40. The passes include admission to 10 regular season home contests -- not including the Nov. 15 home-opener vs. Macon County -- a TSSAA Hall of Fame game. Contact Blue Devil basketball coach Jim McDowell at
or 615-347-2531 for more information. Checks can be sent to Lebanon High School, 415 Harding Drive, Lebanon, TN 37087 and made out to Lebanon Basketball -- attention Jim McDowell.
MJ softball camp -- Mt. Juliet High softball coach Brad Rowlett will hold a one day camp for girls in grades K-8 Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Lady Bears’ softball field. The camp will be held 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. with a cost of $40 per camper. Campers should wear shorts, t-shirts and cleats. Please bring your own water and equipment. For more information, call Coach Rowlett at 758-5606.