LA Baseball Team Takes Two Close
Wildcats Lose To Smith Co. Owlettes
LA Tennis Teams Play Cannon County
LA Soccer Team Defeats York Institute
LA Baseball Team
Takes Two Close Losses
By Russell Garret
The Livingston Academy Wildcats baseball team traveled to Smith
County on Thursday, March 22 for a district game. The 'Cats were
scheduled to play Cannon County on Tuesday, March 20, but were forced
to reschedule due to weather.
Smith County came out on top at the end of one, leading 1-0 heading
into the second inning. Smith County would score three more unanswered
runs, one in the third inning and two in the fourth, to lead 4-0
after four innings.
LA tried to rally in the sixth inning, scoring two runs, but they
did not have enough. Livingston fell to Smith County by a score
Shea Stout took to the mound for his first start of the season
for the 'Cats. After throwing five innings he had given up 6 hits,
4 runs, walked 2 batters, and had 2 strike outs. Bryant Harmon took
over the pitching duties in the sixth inning. He gave up a hit,
walked a batter, and had a strike out.
LA Coach David Looper said, "This was Shea Stout's first game
this season and he performed well, as did Bryant Harmon who did
a great job as a relief pitcher."
The 'Cats had 4 hits in the game. Getting hits for Livingston,
Eric Johnson went 1 for 3 with 2 runs batted in, James Parsons went
1 for 3, Robert Richardson went 1 for 3, and Nathan Randolph went
1 for 2.
"Huddleston pitched a really good game," Coach Looper
said, "and even though we didn't get the win, I saw a lot of
improvement in the team tonight."
The 'Cats then traveled to Sparta to face the White County Warriors
on Friday, March 23.
The game remained scoreless through the first three innings, then
both teams put one run on the scoreboard in the fourth inning.
The Warriors added two more runs in the fifth. But, the 'Cats would
not quit and answered with two runs of their own in the sixth inning.
This put the game tied at 3-3 and after a scoreless seventh inning
sent it into extra innings.
The Warriors picked up one run in the eighth inning and that would
be enough to win it. The White County Warriors claimed the win by
a score of 4-3. This runs the 'Cats record to 0-4, 0-2 in the district.
Bryant Harmon started on the mound for the 'Cats. He gave up 3
runs, and struck out 3 batters. Eric Johnson took over the pitching
duties in the fifth inning striking out a batter and giving up a
run with two outs in the eighth inning.
At the plate for the Wildcats, James Parsons was 1 for 3 with 3
RBI, Eric Johnson was 2 for 4, James Parsons was 1 for 4, Michael
Poston was 1 for 2, Matt Quarles was 1 for 2, and Bryant Harmon
was 1 for 3.
"Our boys have played real hard," Coach Looper said.
"Three of our losses were by a total of 4 runs, but just a
couple of mistakes kept us from winning those games, so we are hungry
for a win."
After facing Jackson County at home on Monday, March 26, the 'Cats
will play the Pickett County Bobcats at Byrdstown on Wednesday,
March 28, and then will host Kingston on Friday, March 30, then
host Mogadore at noon Saturday, March 31. The Wildcats will travel
to Gainesboro on Monday, April 2 to play the Jackson County Blue
Devils in a district game.
Wildcats Lose To Smith Co. Owlettes
By Dewain E. Peek
The Livingston Academy Wildcats opened the 2001 season
at Carthage against the Smith County Owlettes on Thursday, March
The home team struck for two runs in the first inning.
The Lady 'Cats tied the game in the second.
LA Coach Danny McCormick said, "Lacey White creamed
one to right field."
The Owlettes went ahead 3-2 in the bottom of the second
inning, then added two in the third, and a run each in the fourth
and sixth innings to take the win 7-2.
Only two Smith County runs were earned off LA's freshman
pitcher, Amanda Dodson. She gave up 6 singles and gave up only one
base on balls in the game.
"I was real pleased with Amanda," Coach
"She put the ball in play. She didn't get rattled
and she pitched strikes." Coach McCormick said that was a good
sign when the quality of the opponent is considered.
"Smith County probably will be one of the top
two teams in the district," he said. "They've got the
pitching, they've got it all.
"We had four errors that hurt us badly. We're
a work in progress. We're getting better.
"We just didn't hit the ball. I can't blame young
pitching on that. We had three hits. Unless our hitting comes around,
we're going to be in big trouble.Ó Along with Lacey White, Hannah
Stafford and Letrice Smith also had a hit each.
"We played well," Coach McCormick said.
"If we get a break or two, a hit or two at the right time,
we had runners in scoring position two or three times. We just couldn't
get them in."
Last week's scheduled game against Cannon County
was called because of bad weather. It will be rescheduled as a double-header
in April. The game scheduled for Monday, March 26 against York Institute
was also called and has been rescheduled as a double-header at Jamestown
on April 5. The
Lady Wildcats are scheduled to travel to Sparta to
play the White County Warriorettes at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March
28, then travel to Gainesboro to take on the Jackson County Lady
Blue Devils at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29.
The Lady 'Cats will open next week's play at Baxter
against the Upperman Lady Bees at 5 p.m. Monday, April 2. Then Livingston
Academy will host Jackson County at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 3.
Teams Play Cannon County
By Russell Garrett
The Livingston Academy Tennis Team traveled to Cannon
County on Thursday, March 22. LAÕs match with Friendship Christian
on Tuesday, March 20 was canceled due to weather.
Winning for the boys team, Bryce Easterly won 8-3.
Andy Robbins tied his opponent 8-8, then won the tie breaker 7-4.
Bryce Easterly and Casey Hunter also picked up a win
in the doubles competition by a score of 8-5. This put LA and Cannon
County tied at 3-3. Andy Robbins and Thomas Bowman lost in doubles
play 4-8, which gave Cannon County the match 4-3.
The Lady 'Cats lost by a score of 7-1 overall. Rachel
Barlow won her set by a score of 9-7.
LA Tennis Coach Rick Moles said, "We are all
playing well and improving each game, and I expect to win some matches
in the upcoming days."
After facing Celina on Monday, March 26, LA will travel
to Trousdale County on Wednesday, March 28, then host Van Buren
County Tuesday, April 3.
Team Defeats York Institute
By Russell Garrett
The Livingston Academy boys soccer team hit the field
for their second game of the season on Monday, March 19 when they
traveled to Jamestown to face the York Dragons, their first district
The 'Cats came into the game with a 0-1 record, and
were looking for their first win of the season. The 'Cats were looking
for a win and they found it. LA pounded the Dragons 4-0.
The 'Cats used a strong offense to overpower the Dragons,
taking 22 shots on goal to YorkÕs 12. LAÕs defense also played well,
goalkeeper Matt OÕBrien got the shutout.
Scoring goals for the 'Cats were Colin Smith, Robert
Brady, Brian McDonald, and Silas Stoddart who each had a goal.
LA Soccer Coach Rick Sells said, "This is the
best we have played all season. "We moved the ball well, passed
well, and got shots on goal.
"Our defense also played very well. In the second
half, I donÕt think they were on our side of the field more than
two or three times."
Livingston was scheduled to play Mount Juliet Christian
on Friday, March 23, but the game was canceled due to weather and
will be made up on Saturday, March 31.
Livingston Academy Softball
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
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
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:
Livingston Academy Tennis
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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