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Archives 6-30-99


Men's Softball
Babe Ruth
Minor Leaguel

Men's Softball
Rain Dampens Men's League Play
by Will Sells

Berkline used eight home runs to defeat TranSouth 32-1 in Wednesday nightÕs opening game.

Berkline was led by Billy Witt with 5 hits, while Stacy Cole and Bobby McDougal added 4 hits each. Stacy Cole, Billy Witt, Shane Nivens, Wayne Dishman, Randy Gore, Bobby McDougal, Jeff Hammock, and Eddie Johnson had a home run each for Berkline.

TranSouth was led by Keith Miller, Sean Allred, and Jim Barlow with a hit each.

Pepsi ran its record to 11-1 with a 16-4 victory over Huckeby Construction.

Pepsi was led by John Reagan, James Robbins, Barry Webb, Dusty Buchannan, and Jason Trent with 2 hits each. Jeff Arms, Eric Mitchell, John Reagan, Robbie Burgess, and Jason Trent each hit a home run for Pepsi.

Huckeby Construction was led by Chris Story with 2 hits and a home run. Jimmie Lewis, Roger Huckeby, and Mickey Huckeby provided the rest of HuckebyÕs offense with a hit each.

The breeze you felt Wednesday night was caused by a collective sigh of relief from Johnson Paving as they squeezed out an 8-6 victory over Kelly Williams/DeKalb Health Foods to run their record to 13-0. With their bats quieter than normal, Johnson Paving turned to some defensive gems from Mark Neely and Johnny Painter to help preserve the victory.

Johnson Paving was led at the plate by Gerald Clark and Matt Jolley with 2 hits each. Gerald Clark hit 2 home runs, while Jeff Flowers hit a home run for Johnson.

Kelly Williams/DeKalb Health Foods, playing their best game of the year, was led by Randy Wilson, Scott Barlow, and Steve Boles with 2 hits each.

Thursday nightÕs games, including the showdown between Pepsi and Johnson Paving, were rained out and will be scheduled at a later date.

Top 10 Batting Avg. (30 or more at-bats)
Eric Mitchell, Pepsi .796
David Moore, KW/DHF .732
Robbie Burgess, Pepsi .686
Burt Jolley, Johnson .674
Eddie Johnson, Berkline .656
Gerald Clark, Johnson .652
Wayne Dishman, Berkline .650
Roger Huckeby, Huckeby .644
Jeff Flowers, Johnson .643
Mark Thrasher, KW/DHF .638

Home Run Leaders (8 or more)
Eric Mitchell, Pepsi 21
Jeff Arms, Pepsi 15
Gerald Clark, Johnson 14 J
ohnny Painter, Johnson 11
Waylon Ledbetter, Huckeby 10
John Reagan, Pepsi 10
Dusty Buchannon, Pepsi 8
Mark Thrasher, KW/DHF 8
Burt Jolley, Johnson 8

MenÕs Standings W L
Johnson Paving 13 0
Pepsi 11 1
Kelly Williams/DeKalb Health 7 5
Huckeby Construction 7 6
Berkline 5 8
Ciphertek 2 11
TranSouth 0 14

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LTN Babe Ruth Season Champs

Lake Times News won the regular season Overton County Babe Ruth championship. Team members are Andy Robbins, Jared Holman, Clint Peterman, Donovan Reid, Manager Jason Phipps, Michael Poston, Jeff Aldridge, Fred Rodriguez, Jonathan Cummings, Zack Gantt, Joel Garrett, Coach Ben Aldridge, Rob Medley, Josh Gore, and Daniel Poston.

Overton County Cable recently took the runner-up spot in the Overton County Babe Ruth regular season. Team members are Michael Hayes, Lee Boles, A.J. Price, Josh Savage, Coach Blane Garrett, Cody Cross, Andrew Looper, Robbie Pennington, Nathaniel Rich, Jesse Wolfram, and Manager Curtis Hayes.

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Minor League
Holt's Wins Minor League Tourney

Members of the Overton County Minor League Tournament champion HoltÕs Family Pharmacy team are Shawn Walthall, Tracy McDonald, Adam Wilson, Cody Wright, Brannon McCoin, Clinton Savage, Hayden Hill, Devin Walker, Cody York, Jared Garrett, Josh Norris, Drake Dow, coaches Stan Walthall, Kelly Hill, and Danny McCoin.

Members of the Overton County Minor League Tounament runner up SullivanÕs Towing Service team are Ethan Hammons, Bryan Bass, Austin Hensley, Cody Stafford, Colby Boykin, Joshua Wilson, Adam Dodson, Jacob Lee, Lori Cobble, Justin Schebel, Nathanial Presley, coaches Rick Dodson, Kieth Bass, andCharlie Dial.

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Students Qualify For National Rodeo

Two Livingston Academy seniors have earned positions on the Tennessee High School Rodeo Team. Jeremiah Maynard and Travis McDonald will travel with fellow teammates to Gillette, WY, to participate in the 51st Annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) to be held July 18-25. They will compete in the bareback bronc riding competition.

Featuring more than 1,500 contestants from 38 states and 4 Canadian provinces, the National High School Finals is the worldÕs largest rodeo. In addition to competing for over $70,000 in prizes, NHSFR contestants will vie for more than $150,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the National High School Rodeo Champion. To earn the title, a contestant must finish in the top 20 after two go-rounds of competition before advancing to SundayÕs final championship performance.

This year, the Sunday championship performance will be televised nationally on TNN at 1 p.m. August 15 in all time zones with the top finishers being featured.

Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from all across North America, NHSFR contestants have the opportunity to represent their team in a volleyball tournament, to participate in the huge downtown parade, enjoy nightly contestant dances, shop the NHSFR trade show, and visit some of the best attractions in the nation, such as Mount Rushmore, DevilÕs Tower, Yellowstone National Park, and the Grand Tetons.

Jeremiah Maynard is the son of Gerald and Reba Maynard of Livingston, and the grandson of Ms. Ina Mary Gunnels of Allons.

Travis McDonald is the son of Pam and Roger Sircy of Livingston and Billy and Jodi McDonald of Cookeville, and the grandson of Jack and Jo Nell Robbins of Allons.



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