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Archives 03-21-2001



LA Baseball Season Off To Rocky Start
LA Soccer Team Opens Season Against Oneida
LA Tennis Team Opens Play Against Celina

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LA Baseball Season Off To Rocky Start
By Russell Garret

Russell Garrett/OCN staff

Livingston Academy third baseman Kyle Copeland waits to tag an Upperman baserunner in Monday's district game played at Wildcat Field.



The Livingston Academy Wildcats baseball team opened the 2001 season Friday, March 16 on the road against Kingston.

Kingston jumped on top early, scoring 2 runs in the first inning, and then 2 more in the third inning. The ‘Cats found themselves down 4-0 after three. LA did try to rally in the sixth inning, scoring 3 runs, but that is all they would get.

The 'Cats had a chance to tie the game in the seventh inning. Eric Johnson smacked a base hit to left field with 2 out to bring Josh Cravins to the plate, but Kingston's fielder ended the game by making a perfect throw home to nail Josh Cravins at the plate. The Wildcats took their first loss of the season by a score of 4-3.

Matt Poston started on the mound for the 'Cats. He had 5 strikeouts, walked 3 batters, and gave up 5 hits. Shea Stout took over the pitching duties in the fifth inning, striking out 3 batters, walking 1, and giving up 3 hits.

Livingston had 9 hits in the game. Josh Parsons, Robert Richardson, and Eric Johnson each went 2 for 4 with a run batted in, and Shea Stout had a hit and drove in a run.

Wildcats Coach David Looper said, "We started off real cold. We didn't have any hits until the fifth inning, and we made some key errors that cost us the game. We have to make those if we want to win."

The 'Cats then hosted the Upperman Bees on Monday, March 19. This was LA's first district game of the season. LA lost to Upperman, dropping the overall record to 0-2, 0-1 in the district.

The Bees stung early, scoring a run in the first inning, 2 runs in the second inning, and 3 in the fourth inning to put LA down 6-0 going into the bottom of the fourth. LA put one run on the board in the fourth inning, but would not score any more.

Upperman picked up 3 more runs in the sixth inning, and 5 runs in the seventh. The Bees whipped the 'Cats by a final score of 14-1.

Bryant Harmon stood on the mound for LA. He had 1 strikeout, and gave up 2 walks and 4 hits. He was relieved by Matt Quarles in the fifth inning. Quarles had 4 strikeouts, and walked 6 batters and gave up 3 hits. Eric Johnson came in to close the seventh inning, striking out 1 batter.

"We let the score get away from us, and I should have pulled the pitcher," Coach Looper said. "That was my fault, but the score really doesn't reflect the game. They picked up eight of those runs in the last two innings."

The 'Cats only had 3 hits in the game. Matt Poston, Bryant Harmon, and Eric Johnson each had a hit, and Johnson picked up the only RBI. "We just could not hit," Coach Looper said. "Nick Davis pitched a great game and we swung at a lot of bad pitches, and we still need to work on our defense."

LA will finish out the week with three road games. After playing at Cannon County on Tuesday, March 20, the Wildcats will travel to Carthage to play the Smith County Owls on Thursday, March 22, then travel to Sparta to play the White County Warriors on Friday, March 23.

The Wildcats return home to host the Jackson County Blue Devils on Monday, March 26, and will then host the York Institute Dragons on Tuesday, March 27 in a make-up game previously set for March 15.


LA Soccer Team Opens Season Against Oneida

By Russell Garrett

The Livingston Academy Men's Soccer Team opened the season with a road game against Oneida.

LA played well, but did not have enough for the win. Livingston had more offense than Oneida. The 'Cats had 20 shots on goal, twice as many as Oneida, but could not get any of them to fall.

LA Wildcats Coach Rick Sells said, "We played well, we hustled the whole game, but we couldn't get any shots to fall for us.

"Our defense played well, they were very quick and we stayed right with them. We played well enough to get the win, and I wish we could play them again."

After traveling to York on Monday, March 19, Livingston will host Mt. Juliet Christian on Friday, March 23, then host Boyd Christian on Tuesday, March 27.


LA Tennis Team Opens Play Against Celina
By Russell Garrett

The Livingston Academy Tennis Team opened the season on the road Wednesday, March 14 with a match against the Celina Bulldogs.

The boys lost to Celina 2-8. Casey Hunter and Andy Robbins won sets for LA, but that would not be enough. The girls did not win any of their sets but all were very close.

Coach Rick Moles said, "I think we played well in our first match. Even though the girls didn't win any sets, they were all very close. We were not white washed at all."

The LA girls team then hosted Mt. Juliet Christian on Thursday, March 15. The Lady Wildcats lost a close one to Mt. Juliet 5-4.

Winning sets for LA, Dana Ledbetter defeated Melody Kitchen 8-6, Rachel Barlow defeated Kim Overstreet 8-1, and Wrenda Curd defeated Lindsey Speck 8-6. In doubles competition, Kila Cope and Dana Ledbetter defeated Walker and Overstreet 8-5.

"We are making some mistakes, but as long as we are learning from them and improving, we will win some matches before the year is up," Coach Moles said.

After traveling to Friendship Christian on Tuesday, March 20, LA will travel to Macon County to make up a game previously scheduled for March 12. The 'Cats will then face Cannon County in an away match on Thursday, March 22, then host Celina on Monday, March 26.



Livingston Academy Softball Schedule 2001
Date Opponent Site Time
Thurs., March 1 Macon Co. (Scrimmage) Home 4:00
Fri., March 16 Hendersonville Tourn. Away TBA
Sat., March 17 Hendersonville Tourn. Away TBA
Tues., March 20 *Cannon Co. Away 5:00
Thurs., March 22 *Smith Co. Away 5:00
Mon., March 26 *York Home 4:00
Wed., March 28 Sparta Away 4:30
Thurs., March 29 *Jackson Co. Away 5:30
Mon., April 2 *Upperman Away 5:00
Tues., April 3 *Jackson Co. Home 5:00
Wed., April 4 *Dekalb Co. Home 4:30
Thurs., April 5 *York Away 5:00
Tues., April 17 *Dekalb Co. Away 5:00
Thurs., April 19 *Smith Co. Home 4:30
Mon., April 30 *Upperman Home 5:00
Tues., May 1 *Cannon Co. Home 5:00
Wed., May 2 Macon Co. Away 5:00
*District Tournament May 7 - May 11

Livingston Academy Baseball Schedule 2001
Date Opponent Site Time J.V Time
March 15 York Institute Home 6:00 4:00
March 16 Kingston Away 4:00 TBA
March 19 *Upperman Home 4:30 TBA
March 20 *Cannon County Away 5:00 TBA
March 22 *Smith County Away 6:00 4:00
March 23 White County Away 4:30
March 26 *Jackson County Home 4:30 TBA
March 28 Pickett County Away 4:00 TBA
March 30 Kingston Home 4:00
March 30 Mogadore v. Kingston 6:00
March 31 Mogadore v. Monterey 2:00
March 31 Monterey Home 4:00
April 2 *Jackson County Away 6:00 TBA
April 5 White County Home 6:30
April 6 *Dekalb County Home 6:00 TBA
April 7 Monterey Away 2:00 4:00
April 9 *Upperman Away 4:30 TBA
April 10 *York Away 6:30 4:30
April 12-14 Macon County Tournament TBA
April 16 *Smith County Home 6:00 4:00
April 17 Clinton County, KY Away 4:30
April 18 Cookeville J.V. Home 5:00
April 20 *Dekalb County Away 6:00 TBA
April 21 Red Boiling Springs Away 12:00
April 23 Cookeville J.V. Away 5:00
April 27-29 Friendship Christian Tourn. TBA
April 30 Pickett County Home 4:00 TBA
May 1 *Cannon County Home 5:00 TBA
May 5-11 District Tournament TBA
May 14-16 Regional Tournament TBA
May 18 Sectionals TBA May 22-25
State Tournament Engel Stadium TBA

Livingston Academy Men's Soccer Schedule 2001
Date Opponent Site Time
March 13 Oneida Home 6:30 EST
March 19 York Away 4:30
March 23 MJC Home 4:00
March 27 BBC Home 4:30
March 29 MJC Home 4:00
April 4 BCC Away 5:00
April 17 FCC Away 4:30
April 19 Sparta Home 4:30
April 21 BCC Home 12:00
April 23 Cookeville Away 4:00
April 26 FCC Home 4:30
April 30 York Home 4:30
May 1 MJC Away 5:30
May 3 Cookeville Home 4:00
May 7 Sparta Away 5:00
Coach: Rick Sells, Principal: Gary Ledbetter, Athletic Director: Howard Miller

Livingston Academy Tennis Schedule 2001
Date Opponent Site Time
March 12 Macon Co. Away 3:00 p.m.
March 14 Celina Away 3:30 p.m.
March 15 Mt. Juliet Chr. (Girls Only) Home 4:00 p.m.
March 20 Friendship Christian Away 3:00 p.m.
March 22 Cannon Co. Away 3:30 p.m.
March 26 Celina Home 3:30 p.m.
March 28 Trousdale Co. Away 3:00 p.m.
April 3 Van Buren Co. Home ?
April 5 Macon Co. Home 4:00 p.m.
April 17 Friendship Christian Home 3:00 p.m.
April 19 Celina Away 3:00 p.m.
April 20 Cannon Co. Home 4:00 p.m.
April 23 Celina Home 3:30 p.m.
April 24 Mt. Juliet Chr. (Girls Only) Away 3:00 p.m.
April 30 District Tournaments TN Tech


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