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County Men's Softball League Tournament Team
Pioneer Men's Softball Tournament Held Recently
Wildcat Player Named To State Preseason Team

County Men's Softball League Tournament Held
By Will Sells

The opening game of the Overton County Men's Softball League Tournament saw number 3 seeded

Huckeby Construction defeat number 6 seeded Ciphertek 24-1. Huckeby Construction was led by Greg Parsons with 4 hits, while Roger Huckeby and Tracy Welch added 3 hits each. Chris Story, Greg Parsons, and Paul Hunt each hit a home run for Huckeby's.

Ciphertek was led by Brad Carr with 2 hits, while Jim Thompson, Chris Ledbetter, and Jeremy McDonald added a hit each.

Number 2 seeded Johnson Paving got a forfeit from number 7 seeded TranSouth in the second game.

The third game of the night proved Yogi Berra right again when he said, "It ain't over ‘til it's over." Kelly Williams/DeKalb Health Foods went into the bottom of the seventh inning with a 14-4 lead over Berkline only to see Berkline score 11 runs in the bottom of the inning to win 15-14.

Berkline was led by Billy Witt with 3 hits while Stacey Cole, Randy Gore, Jeff Hammock, Terry Conner, and Bruce Gore added 2 hits each. Billy Witt and Shane Nivens each hit home runs for Berkline.

KW/DHF was led by Scott Barlow and Mark Thrasher with 4 hits each, while Mike Matthews and Eddie Dailey added 3 hits each. Scott Barlow hit a home run.

The tournament's fourth game saw Berkline defeat number 1 seeded Pepsi 26-15.

Berkline was led by Eddie Johnson and Scotty Cole who went 5 for 5. Randy Gore added 4 hits. Shane Nivens and Randy Gore hit a home run each for Berkline.

Pepsi was led by Dusty Buchannan, Berry Webb, Bryan Livingston, and Greg McDonald with 4 hits. Dewayne Roberts, John Reagan, and Matt Swallows also hit home runs for Pepsi.

The fifth game of the tournament was a 29-18 victory for Huckeby Construction over Johnson Paving.

Huckeby was led by Greg Parsons with 5 hits, while Paul Hunt and Mickey Huckeby added 4 hits. Paul Hunt hit 2 home runs in the game, and Chris Story hit a homer.

Johnson Paving was led by Burt Jolley with 4 hits, while Kenny Tayse and Mark Neely had 3 hits. Kenny Tayse, Johnny Painter, and Burt Jolley had a home run each for Johnson Paving.

The sixth game saw Ciphertek eliminate TranSouth by the score of 23-11.

Ciphertek was led by Chris Ledbetter with 5 hits, while Brad Carr, Scott McDonald, and Jason Thompson had 4 hits each.

TranSouth was led by T.J. Miller, Leon Harris, and Jason Phipps with 3 hits each.

Suppose they had a ballgame and neither team showed up. That's what happened in the seventh game of the tournament. Johnson Paving eliminated KW/DHF 1-0 on a home run by Steve Arms in the bottom of the seventh inning. Jeff Flowers was the only player for Johnson Paving with more than 1 hit, as he had 2 hits in 3 at-bats.

KW/DHF was held to 5 hits, with Mark "The Hammer” Lee getting two of them. Pepsi eliminated Ciphertek 13-10 in the eighth game of the tournament.

Pepsi was led by Barry Webb with 4 hits, while Dusty Buchannan, Robbie Burgess, and James Robbins added 2 hits each. Barry Webb had 2 home runs, while Eric Mitchell, James Robbins, and Matt Swallows each hit a home run.

Ciphertek was led by Brad Carr, Mike Melton, Greg Arnold, Mike Sidwell, and Jim Thompson with 2 hits each. Mike Sidwell hit a homer for Ciphertek.

Huckeby Construction and Berkline played the ninth game of the tournament with both teams coming in undefeated. Huckeby's proved to be too much for Berkline as they won 24-12.

Huckeby was led by Rick Davis and Roger Huckeby with 4 hits each, while Tracey Welch and Chris Story added 3 hits each. Chris Story also hit a home run.

Berkline was led by Ken Gore and Stacey Cole with 3 hits each. Randy Gore and Billie Witt each hit a home run for Berkline.

The tenth game saw Pepsi eliminate Johnson Paving from the tournament by a score of 27-9.

Pepsi was led by Jeff Arms with 5 hits, while Jason Trent added 4 hits. Jeff Arms hit 4 home runs, while James Robbins hit 2 home runs, and Robbie Burgess, Barry Webb, Jason Trent, Dewayne Roberts, Jason Wyatt, and Matt Swallows each hit a home run.

Johnson Paving was led by Steve Arms, Johnny Painter, and Richard Beaty with 3 hits each. Steve Arms had 2 home runs, and Johnny Painter hit a homer.

The eleventh game was a 19-9 victory for Pepsi as they eliminated Berkline from the tournament.

Pepsi was led by Robbie Burgess with 4 hits, while Dusty Buchannan, Jeff Arms, and Eric Mitchell chipped in 3 hits each. Jeff Arms hit 3 home runs, Robbie Burgess hit 2 home runs, and Dusty Buchannan, Barry Webb, Jason Wyatt, and Matt Swallows each hit a homer. Berkline was led by Wayne Dishman with 3 hits, while Billy Witt, Randy Gore, and Jeff Hammock added 2 hits each.

After Berkline's defeat, only two teams were left in the tournament - Pepsi and Huckeby Construction. Huckeby Construction had come through the tournament undefeated, so Pepsi had to beat them twice to win the championship, while Huckeby needed only to win for the championship. Pepsi won the first game 23-10 to set up the championship game.

Pepsi was led by James Robbins and Robbie Burgess with 4 hits, while Barry Webb and Matt Swallows added 3 hits each. John Reagan and James Robbins each hit 2 home runs, while Dusty Buchannan, Jeff Arms, Eric Mitchell, Barry Webb, and Matt Swallows each hit a homer.

Huckeby Construction was led by Chris Story and Waylon Ledbetter with 3 hits each, while Allen Lewis and Gerald Ferrell added 2 hits each. Greg Parsons and Paul Hunt each hit a home run. The final game of the tournament saw a high scoring game go to tournament champion Pepsi by a score of 29-23.

Pepsi, playing in its fourth game of the night, was led by Dusty Buchannan, Jeff Arms, Eric Mitchell, and Jason Wyatt with 4 hits each. Jeff Arms hit 3 home runs, Eric Mitchell, John Reagan, and Jason Wyatt hit 2 home runs each, and Dusty Buchannan, Jason Trent, and Matt Swallows each hit a homer.

Huckeby Construction was led by Waylon Ledbetter, who went 5 for 5, and Tracy Welch, Greg Parsons, Paul Hunt, and Mickey Huckeby, who added 3 hits each. Waylon Ledbetter and Greg Parsons hit 2 home runs each, while Paul Hunt and Chris Story each hit a homer.

The finishing order was 1st place - Pepsi, 2nd place - Huckeby Construction, and 3rd place - Berkline.

Jeff Arms of Pepsi was named the most valuable player of the tournament, and was the tournament home run champion. Waylon Ledbetter of Huckeby Construction was the tournament batting average champion.

Named to the all-tournament team were Randy Gore of Berkline, Tracy Welch, Waylon Ledbetter, Greg Parsons, and Paul Hunt of Huckeby Construction, and Dusty Buchannan, Robbie Burgess, Eric Mitchell, Barry Webb, James Robbins, and Jeff Arms of Pepsi.

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Pioneer Men's Softball Tournament Held Recently
By Will Sells

The Overton County Men's Softball Pioneer Tournament went forward even though the Pioneer Days Festival was called off this year.

In game 1, Johnson Paving bested Huckeby Construction 17-16.

For Johnson Paving, Mark Neely went 4 for 4, Jeff Flowers 3 for 5, Brian Bushaw 3 for 4, Matt Jolley 3 for 4, and Steve Raines 3 for 4. Burt Jolley, Randy Gore, and Matt Jolley each hit a homer.

For Huckeby, Paul Hunt went 5 for 5, and Jimmie Lewis went 4 for 5. Jimmie Lewis, Waylon Ledbetter, and Paul Hunt hit a homer.

Game 2 saw Pepsi defeat State Farm 20-10.

Pepsi was led by Jason Mullican who went 4 for 4, Jason Wyatt 3 for 3, James Robbins 3 for 4, Matt Swallows 3 for 4, and Dusty Buchannan 3 for 4. Robbins hit 2 home runs, and Swallows and Buchannan each hit 1.

State Farm was led by Joey Eads, Toopy Kerr, and Kelly Spivey who each went 2 for 3.

In game 3, Kelly Williams/DeKalb Health Foods defeated Beaty Lumber 19-15.

For KW/DHF, Scott Barlow went 3 for 3, and Randy Wilson, Mark "Hammer" Lee, and John Brooks each wen 3 for 4. Barlow hit 2 home runs, and Brooks and Steve Boles each homered.

In game 4, GTE defeated RPS 20-9.

For GTE, Lynn Hudson, Mark Mitchell, Ron Phifer, Joel Sparkman, and Ronnie Brown each went 3 for 4. Lynn Hudson hit 3 home runs, and Barry Smith and Greg Hudson each hit a homer.

For RPS, Brent Mullins went 3 for 3, and Marvin Stevens went 2 for 3. Marvin Stevens and Todd Hess each homered.

In game 5, Storks narrowly defeated Johnson Paving 15-14.

For Storks, Brian Rohr, Tommy Goff, and Kevin Boring each went 3 for 4. Tommy Goff hit 2 home runs, and Billy Blizzard, Kevin Boring, and Brian Rohr each homered.

For Johnson Paving, Matt Jolley and Brian Bushaw each went 4 for 4, and Mark Neely and Richard Beaty each went 3 for 4. Andy Parsons and Matt Jolley each homered.

In game 6, State Farm downed Huckeby Construction 16-4.

For State Farm, Joey Eads went 3 for 3, and Mike Adams, Timmy Smith, Toopy Kerr, Kevin Spivey, and Homer Daily each went 2 for 3. Eads and Spivey each homered.

For Huckeby Construction, Jimmie Lewis went 2 for 3 with a home run, and Chris Story hit a home run.

In game 7, RPS downed Johnson Paving 14-4.

For RPS, Brent Mullins and Gary Laycock each went 3 for 3. Mullins and Laycock each hit 2 home runs, and Brad Madewell, Marvin Stevens, Rod Hess, and John Jones each homered.

For Johnson Paving, Jeff Flowers, Mark Neely, Shane Nivens, and Wayne Dishman each had a hit, and Billy Witt hit a home run.

In game 8, State Farm defeated Beaty Lumber 19-7.

For State Farm, Joey Eads went 4 for 4, and Mike Adams and Rob Weir each went 3 for 3. Adams and Weir each homered.

For Beaty Lumber, Greg Harrison went 3 for 3, including a home run, and Wayne Crouch and Roger Garrett each went 2 for 3.

In game 9, KW/DHF defeated Pepsi 12-8.

For KW/DHF, Mark "Hammer" Lee went 3 for 3, and Randy Wilson, David Moore, and Scott Barlow each went 3 for 4. Moore and Barlow each homered.

For Pepsi, Matt Swallows went 2 for 3, and James Robbins hit a home run.

In game 10, GTE defeated Storks 27-14.

For GTE, Mark Mitchell, Greg Hudson, and Jeff Wilkerson each went 4 for 4. Greg Hudson hit 3 home runs, Jeff Wilkerson hit 2 homers, and Barry Smith, Bruce Richardson, Shane Raines, and Ronnie Brown homered.

For Storks, Tator Tayes and Shannon Smith each hit 2 home runs, and Russell Stoops, Shane Welch, and Brian Johnson homered.

In game 11, Pepsi pounded RPS 26-9.

For Pepsi, Jared Mullican went 4 for 4, and Dusty Buchannan went 4 for 5. Barry Webb, James Robbins, Matt Swallows, and Vince Griffin each homered.

For RPS, Brad Madewell and Jeff Hammock each went 3 for 3, and John Jones hit a homer.

In game 12, State Farm pulled out a 24-22 win over Storks.

For State Farm, Mike Adams and Rob Weir went 4 for 6, Joey Eads hit 3 home runs, Thomas Weaver hit 2 home runs, and Kelly Spivey, Toopy Kerr, and Derron Brown each homered.

For Storks, Shannon Smith went 4 for 4, and Brian Johnson and Kevin Boring went 4 for 5. Shannon Smith, Brian Johnson, and Kevin Boring each hit 2 home runs, and Bill Blizzard and Tator Tayes each homered.

In game 13, GTE defeated KW/DHF 23-18.

For GTE, Shane Raines went 5 for 5, and Greg Hudson went 4 for 5. Barry Smith, Greg Hudson, Jeff Wilkerson, and Shane Raines each hit 2 home runs, and Lynn Hudson, Bruce Richardson, and Joel Sparkman each hit a homer.

For KW/DHF, Randy Wilson, David Moore, and Scott Barlow each went 3 for 4, and David Moore, Scott Barlow, Steve Boles, and Mike Sidwell each homered.

In, game 14 Pepsi overpowered State Farm 31-20.

For Pepsi, Jared Mullican went 5 for 5, Dusty Buchannan went 5 for 6, Vince Griffin went 4 for 5, and Jason Mullican went 4 for 6. Dusty Buchannan hit 2 home runs, and Jason Mullican, Eric Mitchell, Barry Webb, Vince Griffin, and Dewayne Tinch each homered.

For State Farm, Homer Daily went 4 for 4, Kelly Spivey went 3 for 4, and Mike Adams went 3 for 5. Kelly Spivey hit 2 home runs, and Rob Weir, Joey Eads, and Toopy Kerr each homered.

In game 15, Pepsi defeated KW/DHF 21-8, placing Kelly Williams/DeKalb Health Foods third in the tournament.

For Pepsi, James Robbins went 4 for 4, and Jason Mullican, Barry Webb, and Matt Swallows each went 3 for 4. James Robbins and Eric Mitchell each hit 2 home runs, and Dusty Buchannan and Matt Swallows each homered.

For KW/DHF, Scott Barlow, Mark Thrasher, Mark Meadows, and Steve Boles each went 2 for 3. In the championship game, GTE pulled out a 30-28 win over Pepsi.

For runner-up Pepsi, Eric Mitchell went 4 for 4, and Dusty Buchannan, James Robbins, Vince Griffin, and Jared Mullican each went 4 for 5. Buchannan and Griffin each hit 2 home runs, and Mitchell, Robbins, Barry Webb, and Jared Mullican each homered.

For champion GTE, Bruce Richardson went 4 for 4, and Greg Hudson and Jeff Wilkerson went 4 for 5. Greg Hudson hit 4 home runs, Bruce Richardson hit 3 home runs, Lynn Hudson, Barry Smith, and Jeff Wilkerson each hit 2 home runs, and Ron Phifer and Ronnie Brown each homered.

The home run trophy, batting average, and tournament most valuable player award all went to GTE's Greg Hudson.

Named all-tournament were GTE's Lynn Hudson, Barry Smith, Bruce Richardson, Jeff Wilkerson, and Shane Raines, Pepsi's Dusty Buchannan, James Robbins, and Vince Griffin, and KW/DHF's David Moore and Scott Barlow.


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Wildcat Player Named To State Preseason Team

A Livingston Academy player has been named to the Tennessee High School Football Preseason Class 3A All-State Team. Jeremy McDonald, a 6'5", 270 lb. senior, has been named to the team as a defensive lineman.

 

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