Johnson Paving Stays Undefeated
by Will Sells
Berkline got back on the winners track with 16-10 victory over
Huckeby Construction on Wednesday, June 30.
Berkline was led by Stacy Cole and Billy Witt with 3 hits each.
Billy Witt hit 2 home runs, while Shane Nivens added a home run
Huckeby Construction was led by Allen Lewis with 3 hits, while
Chris Story and Greg Parsons added a home run each.
Pepsi continued its winning streak with a 21-3 victory over TranSouth.
Pepsi was led by John Reagan and Jeff Arms with 4 hits each. Jeff
Arms and James Robbins had 3 home runs each, while Eric Mitchell
had 2 home runs, and John Reagan hit a home run.
TranSouth was led by Scotty Beaty, Craig Estes, and Bill Phipps
with a hit each. Craig Estes hit a home run for TranSouth.
Kelly Williams/DeKalb Health Foods ran its record to 8-5 with a
24-5 victory over Ciphertek.
KW/DHF was led by Michael Matthews with 4 hits, while Mark Meadows,
Mark Thrasher, David Moore, Steve Boles, and Mark "The Hammer"
Lee tossed in 3 hits each. Mark Thrasher, Scott Barlow, David Moore,
and John Brooks each hit a home run for KW/DHF.
Ciphertek was led by Brad Carr, Jim Thompson, Mike Sidwell, Michael
Melton, Greg Arnold, Derek McDonald, and Andy Smith with a hit each.
Michael Melton hit a home run for Ciphertek.
Thursday's first game saw Pepsi defeat Ciphertek 20-5.
Pepsi was led by Greg McDonald, John Reagan, Jason Wyatt, and
Robbie Burgess with 3 hits each. Eric Mitchell, John Reagan, and
Jason Trent each hit a home run.
Ciphertek was led by Jeff Kennedy with 2 hits.
The second game of the night saw Johnson Paving struggle to stay
undefeated as they squeezed by Huckeby Construction 7-6.
Steve Arms led Johnson Paving with 3 hits and 2 home runs. Johnny
Painter and Mark Neely also added 2 hits for Johnson Paving.
Huckeby Construction was led by Waylon Ledbetter with 3 hits and
a home run. Chris Story also added a home run for Huckeby Construction.
Kelly Williams/DeKalb Health Foods ran its record to 9-5 with a
24-4 victory over TranSouth.
KW/DHF was led by Mark Thrasher with 4 hits, while Mark "The
Hammer" Lee, Roger Ledbetter, Michael Matthews, and John Brooks
added 3 hits each.
TranSouth was led by Craig Estes with a home run, while Kyle Spears,
Keith Miller, Bill Phipps, and Sean Allred each had a hit.
Top 10 Batting Avg. (30 or more at-bats)
Jeff Arms, Pepsi .800
Eric Mitchell, Pepsi .765
David Moore, KW/DHF .745
Gerald Clark, Johnson .689
Robbie Burgess, Pepsi .674
Mark Thrasher, KW/DHF .673
Burt Jolley, Johnson .667
Wayne Dishman, Berkline .636
Roger Huckeby, Huckeby .635
Eddie Johnson, Berkline .629
Home Run Leaders (8 or more)
Eric Mitchell, Pepsi 24
Jeff Arms, Pepsi 18
Gerald Clark, Johnson 14
John Reagan, Pepsi 12
Johnny Painter, Johnson 11
Waylon Ledbetter, Huckeby 11
Mark Thrasher, KW/DHF 9
Steve Arms, Johnson 9
Chris Story, Huckeby 9
James Robbins, Pepsi 9
Kenny Tayse, Johnson 8
Greg Parsons, Huckeby 8
Burt Jolley, Johnson 8
Dusty Buchannon, Pepsi 8
Shane Nivens, Berkline 8
Men's Standings W L
Johnson Paving 14 0
Pepsi 13 1
Kelly Williams/DeKalb Health 9 5
Huckeby Construction 7 8
Berkline 6 8
Ciphertek 2 13
TranSouth 0 16
Softball Pioneer Days Softball Tourney
To Be Held
Even though Pioneer Days have been cancelled, the Overton County
Softball League will hold its annual Pioneer Days Softball Tournament
Thursday, July 15 through Sunday, July 18.
For more information call Randy Wilson at 823-5922 or Willie Sells
Speck's Wins 6th District Tourney
Members of the Speck Funeral Home 12-under 6th District Tournament
champion team are Lakeisha Walker, Amanda Qualls, Stasha Babb, Leslie
Poston, Jessica McDonald, Heather Nolen, David Parsons of Speck
Funeral Home, Casey Emerton, Jade Long, Lorianne Carr, Taryn Williams,
Andrea Borden, Ashley Hall, coaches Chuck Babb, Tina Williams, Brittany
Ray and Rebecca Smith, and Rick McDonald.
Speck Funeral Home's 12-under girls softball team traveled to
Carthage on Saturday, June 26 to participate in the 6th District
After winning the first two games, Speck's next game was for the
winner's bracket. They played a Smith County team, Thunder and Lightning,
that had never lost a game all year. Speck's won the game 16-9 with
great defense and key hits from the whole team, and a Brittany Ray
The win put Thunder and Lightning in the loser's bracket where
they played another Overton County team, Sears, for the right to
face Speck's in the championship game. Sears and Thunder and Lightning
played back and forth for seven innings with Thunder and Lightning
winning by a slim 19-16 margin.
The championship game saw the two teams tie at 2 after the first
inning. Speck's then scored seven runs in the second, with the help
of an Andrea Borden home run. Thunder and Lightning plated one run
in the inning.
In the third inning, Thunder opened with 14 runs to Speck's 2,
putting the score at 17-11 in Thunder and Lightning's favor.
Speck's defense shut down Thunder in the fourth inning, allowing
no runs, then the Speck offense added 4 runs to close the gap to
Thunder added four more runs in the fifth, sixth, and seventh
innings, while Speck managed three runs.
In the bottom of the seventh, down to their last shot, trailing
19-21, Speck's Leslie Poston singled, Casey Emerton walked, and
Stasha Babb hit a double to bring Poston home. Ashley Hall stepped
up and hit the fence, sending home the winning runs.
Others adding key hits in the win were Taryn Williams, Jessica
McDonald, Lakeisha Walker, Amanda Qualls, Becky Smith, Heather Nolan,
Lori Ann Carr, and Casey Emerton. Jade Long was sidelined with an
Buzachero Receives More Awards
Tennessee Tech signee Bubbie Buzachero has received more baseball
The 1999 Livingston Academy graduate has been named All-Region,
Region co-Player of the Year, and All-State by the Tennessee Baseball
Buzachero broke the school home run record in 1999 and led the
Wildcats in pitching.
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Karate Students Compete In Georgia
Hunter's Karate students recently competed in the 12th Annual Battle
of Champions held in Ringgold, GA. Participating were, from left,
instructor David Hunter, Brian Korth - 5th in fighting 7 to 9 year-old
orange belt, Terrance Melton - 3rd in fighting 8 and 9 year-old
blue belt and 5th in forms 8 and 9 year-old blue belt, Jessica Walker
- 2nd in fighting 8 and 9 year-old yellow belt, and Natashia Melton
- 1st place in fighting 11 to 13 year-old blue belt.
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