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LA Soccer Season Closes
Lake Times Stays Ahead In Babe Ruth
Little League Play Continues At Ball Park
Holt's Leads In Minor League Race
ASB Leads 10-Under Girls Softball
County Native Plays On Championship Team



LA Soccer Season Closes
By Dewain E. Peek




Peter Beasley of the Livingston Academy Wildcats boys soccer team was named All-Region. (photo by Russell Garrett)





For a few minutes more. The last minutes of the region tournament game played Tuesday, May 16 at Livingston Academy drew the Livingston Academy Wildcats soccer team to within one goal of White House, but a half is only played for 40 minutes.

"We scored first," LA Soccer Coach Rick Sells said. "Then they went up on us 3-1. We gave away two handballs in the box. Those handballs were penalty kicks. They scored on both of those. That's two goals that we gave them.

"In the second half, we didn't give them anything."

Down 4-1, the ‘Cats refused to give in, but they couldn't muster any more scoring, until the final minutes of the game.

"We scored two goals in two minutes," Coach Sells said. "If we had enough time, we would have beat them. He had taken his first string out, and he had to put them back in because we scored two goals real quick. Peter (Beasley) scored a goal, and then he banged one off this player, it goes right to Joe (McGill). Joe heads it in."

Then time ran out, closing the Livingston Academy season with the 3-4 region tournament loss.

Peter Beasley scored two goals in the game, and Joseph McGill accounted for the other LA score.

Matt O'Brien manned the goal for Livingston.

"O'Brien played a tough game," Coach Sells said. "He made some great saves.

"We had our chances. We could have beat that team. They had more players and he could sub more than I could, but we stayed right with them the whole game. We didn't quit."

The 2000 Livingston Academy boys soccer team finished the season with a 15-3-1 record.

"This is probably the best team we've ever seen here,” Coach Sells said. "They played really well some games, some games they didn't play so well. We never quit, they never stopped. Every player on that team, they came to play. You know that's all you can ask for, really.

"They always played tough when they had to. I think it was a great year, a great team."

The team will lose five seniors to graduation - Peter Beasley, Marc Smith, Jeremy Crabtree, Jeremy Bilbrey, and Josh Young. "We're going to miss them,” Coach Sells said.

"We're going to miss Peter Beasley. I wish I had Peter one more year."

Beasley was named All-Region.

"We're going to miss those seniors, but we've got some good players coming in," Coach Sells said. "I've got the goalie coming back. Colin's (Smith) tough. I'm going to have to move Colin to midfield. "We've got Silas (Stoddart) coming back.

"I've got Donovan Reid, he's a good freshman.

"Cody Boles, he's showed he can play.

"Eric Huddleston, when he wasn't hurt he was a hustler.

"Everybody on defense, (Jacob) Cobble, (Josh) Krack, Boles.

"The only thing we're not going to have is somebody to just take it on their own like Peter could.

"I'm not really worried about it. We'll be competitive next year, I think."


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Lake Times Stays Ahead In Babe Ruth

By Dewain E. Peek

Lake Times News kept its hold on the top spot in Overton County Babe Ruth through play last week. Scores are as follows:

Monday, May 15
D&D Carpet 9, OC Cable 0
Byrds. Med. 13, Williams 7

Tuesday, May 16
Lake Times 8, UB 4

Standings W L
Lake Times News 7 1
D&D Carpet Shop 4 2
Union Bank 4 2
Byrdstown Medical Center 4 3
Williams Law Office 1 6
Overton County Cable TV 1 7

Top Batting Avg.
Todd Rose (D&D) .688
Cody King (UB) .682
Michael Poston (LTN) .591
Josh Savage (OCCTV) .519
Anton Coleman (OCCTV) .500
Robert McKay (UB) .435
Alan Asberry (BMC) .417
Matt McClerran (Williams) .385
Josh Gore (LTN) .375
Michael Murphy (UB) .364
Brian Colson (LTN) .357
Johnny Cyrus (D&D) .353
Tyler Garrett (BMC) .350
Barry Lee (UB) .350
Chad Moody (D&D) .350

Top Pitchers W L
Tyler Garrett (BMC) 4 1
Michael Poston (LTN) 3 0
Daniel Clark (D&D) 2 0
Brian Colson (LTN) 2 0
Cody King (UB) 2 0
Todd Rose (D&D) 2 1
Anthony Scott (UB) 2 2
Johnny Cyrus (D&D) 1 0
Matt McClerran (Williams) 1 1


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Little League Play Continues At Ball Park
By Dewain E. Peek

Overton County Little League play continued last week. Scores in games played were as follows:

9-10 Little League
First National 7, Birman 5
LRH 13, ASB 1

11-12 Little League
Swallows 4, First National 1
Union Bank 11, Limestone 3
Swallows 6, Liv. Limestone 3
Swallows 5, Union Bank 4
Walthall 11, FNB 4
First National 10, Gantt 6


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Holt's Leads In Minor League Race

Holt's remains undefeated atop Overton County Minor League after play last week. Scores in games played were as follows:

Monday, May 15

Co-op 14, Phys. Med. 4

Thursday, May 18
Holt's 14, First National 12

Saturday, May 20
FNB 16, U.C. Sports 2

Minor League Standings W L
Holt's Pharmacy 7 0
Co-op 6 1
First National Bank 4 4
Physical Medicine 2 5
Berkline 1 5 U.C.
Sports 1 6

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ASB Leads 10-Under Girls Softball

American Savings Bank remains undefeated after last week's Overton County Girls 10-Under Softball League play. Scores were as follows:

Tuesday, May 16
Union Bank 15, W.E. Sports 7
Build. Ctr. 10, Lil Hustlers 6
ASB 13, FNB 3

Standings W L
American Savings Bank 7 0
Building Center 6 1
Lil Hustlers 3 4
Union Bank 3 4
First National Bank 2 5
West End Sports 0 7

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County Native Plays On Championship Team

Tusculum College golfer Andrea Raines holds the championship trophy captured by the Lady Pioneers during the South Atlantic Conference Golf Tour held in Salisbury, NC. During the tour the team broke several school records. The team is ranked eighth in the nation.

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