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Archives 07-12-2000



All-Stars Excel In Tournaments
Local Talent Helps East To All-Star Win
Soccer Registration Scheduled
Church Softball League To Meet At Ball Park



All-Stars Excel In Tournaments


The Overton County 14 Year-Old All-Stars lift ball boy Justin Moody on their shoulders as they celebrate winning the 14 Year-Old All-Star Tournament.
(photo by Russell Garrett)









Members of the Overton County 15 Year-Old All-Stars are coach Bill McKay, Tyler Garrett, Whitney Coleman, Todd Rose, Luke Mason, Josh Savage, Coach Scott Barlow, Anthony Scott, Robert McKay, Patrick McKay, Michael Poston, and Brad Butler.

Members of the tournament champion Overton County 14 Year-Old All-Stars are Paul Robbins, Phillip Young, Matt Davis, Chad Moody, Michael Murphy, Cody Melton, ball boy Justin Moody, coach Chip Buck, coach Butch Sells, Drue Jolly, Lance Mason, Allen Asberry, Cody Sells, Cody King, and coach Larry M. Mason.


Overton County's Babe Ruth All-Star teams all played in tournament championship games last week, taking one championship and two runner-up spots.

After losing to Cookeville's 14 year-old All-stars 8-2, Overton County's All-Stars faced them once more for all the marbles on Wednesday, July 5 for the championship.

Tied at 3 at the end of the first inning, Overton County kicked in the afterburners and blew past Cookeville 15-3 through the next two innings. Cookeville made a late charge, but Overton County advanced to the Mid-A Area Tournament with an 18-10 win.

Overton County pitcher Cody King helped his own cause by going 3 for 5, slamming 2 home runs, and pushing home 6 runs. King struck out 7 Cookeville batters. Cody Sells closed the game for Overton County, recording 2 strikeouts in the final frame.

Overton lead-off batter Allen Asberry went 4 for 5 with 4 runs scored and 2 driven in. Overton's Michael Murphy, Paul Robbins, and Cody Melton each had 2 hits. Lance Mason and Cody Melton each scored 3 runs.

Overton County's 13 year-old All-Stars defeated Cookeville 13-3 on Monday, July 3, then faced Cookeville again in the potential championship game and fell short 2-3, to set up the true championship game on Thursday, July 6.

Cookeville took an early 3-0 lead before Johnny Cyrus scored for Overton County and Wes Burnette drove in Matt McLarran. But the fourth inning doomed Overton to runner-up status. At the end of the inning, Overton County trailed 11-2.

McLarran drove in 2 more runs for Overton County, and Josh Wright drove in a run to end Overton County's scoring, for the final score of 5-16.

Overton County's 15 year-old All-Stars overcame a nailbiter against Cookeville to advance to the tournament championship game. Overton County went ahead 8-0 through the first three innings before Cookeville got off the floor and came back to cut the lead to 10-9. Overton then went to work and stretched the lead to 16-10. With two out in the bottom of the seven-inning game, Cookeville plated five runs before Overton finally got the last out, giving Overton County a 16-15 win.

Highlighting Overton's offense were Todd Rose went 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored and 5 driven in, and Tyler Garrett went 4 for 5, including a home run, and scored 3 runs.

Overton County faced Jamestown's All-Stars in the 15 Year-Old Tournament championship game, and came home the runner-up.

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Local Talent Helps East To All-Star Win

Area basketball standouts joined forces with other east state players to take on the best of the west in an all-star game on Friday, June 30.

Coached by Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats Coach Eddie Linder, the East team outdistanced the West in a 69-60 win.

LA's Andrea Brown contributed 6 points, and Jackson County's Andrea Davidson scored 8.

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Two Player Hit Hole-In-One At Hidden Valley

A hole-in-one is a once in a lifetime occurrence for most golfers. Two local players were recently blessed with the experience. Charles Hammer and Duel Johnson each hit a hole-in-one at Hidden Valley Golf and Country Club recently. Hammer's hole-in-one came on the 150-yard number 8 par 3. He used a 9 iron. Playing with Charles was Grandpa Roland Hammer. Johnson's hole-in-one came on the number 3 par 3, using a pitching wedge. Playing with him were Arnold Threet and William Holman.

Kids Golf Scramble Held At Hidden Valley
A Kids Day Tournament was held at Hidden Valley Golf Course on Monday, July 10. First place winner was the team of Charles Hammer, Jacob Cyrus, Lance Ruble, and Gary Massengille. The foursome had a best ball score of 4 under par 32. Second place went to the team of Brett Bernstein, Marshall White, Rex Dale, Daniel Elder, and Nathan Dale. The team shot 2 under 34.

Winners Announced In Ladies Golf Tournament
Hidden Valley Golf and Country Club held an A, B, C, D draw ladies golf tournament on Thursday, June 29. First place winner at 10 under par was the team of Donna Leatherberry, Andrea Raines, Becky Raines, and JoAnn Thompson. Runner-up at 3 under par in the Hidden Valley Ladies Golf Tournament was the team of Mary Williams, Sue Haile, Anna Barker, and Opal Mohr.

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Soccer Registration Scheduled

Dale Hollow (Livingston) soccer registration will be held Monday, July 17 through Sunday, Aug. 13.

As of August 1, fees for ages 3, 4-5, and 6-7 will be $35 for the fall season only and $55 for fall and spring seasons with advance payment.

Also, as of August 1 fees for ages 8-9, 10-11, and 12-14 will be $45 for the fall season only and $75 for the fall and spring seasons with advance payment.

To register, stop by State Farm Insurance in Livingston, 614 North Church Street, call 823-3729, mail to Dale Hollow Soccer Association at 118 Southwood Road, Livingston, TN 38570, or stop by Livingston Regional Hospital on Sunday, Aug. 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Soccer season runs from September 9 to October 28. For more information call 823-3724.

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Church Softball League To Meet At Ball Park

Overton County Church Softball League will meet at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at the Livingston City Park ball park picnic shelter. Any Overton County church wanting to participate should have a representative present. For more information call 823-1738 or 823-5606.


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