'Cats Take Macon County Tournament
Tennis Team Wins Match
LA Soccer Team Defeats White County
'Cats Take Macon
County Tournament Championship
By Russell Garrett OCN staff
The Livingston Academy Wildcats kept their spring break busy by
playing seven games last week.
The 'Cats opened the week on Monday, April 9 when they traveled
to Baxter to face the Upperman Bees.
Upperman jumped out early to take a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
The Bee's continued to sting in scoring one run in the the third,
fourth, and fifth innings to lead 6-0 heading into the sixth. The
'Cats picked up one run in the top of the fifth, but would not get
any more. Upperman put the ‘Cats away in the sixth scoring 6 runs
to defeat Livingston by the mercy rule 11-1.
Shea Stout (1-2) started on the mound for LA. He pitched 5 innings
giving up 10 runs, and striking out 6 batters. Kyle Copeland came
in in the sixth inning throwing to one batter and giving up a home
run to end the game.
LA struggled from the plate getting only 2 hits. Getting hits
for LA, Josh Parsons went 1 for 2 with a double, and scored a run,
and Matt Quarles went 1 for 1 with a run batted in.
LA Coach David Looper said, "Baxter hit the ball and we didn't,
and that was the difference in the game."
The 'Cats traveled to James-town Tuesday, April 10 to face the
York Institute Dragons.
The 'Cats pounced early, scoring 3 runs in the first inning. LA
picked up 3 more in the second. York got on the board in the second
as well, scoring a run.
The 'Cats put 3 more on the board to lead 9-1 after three innings.
LA and York battled in the fourth inning and picked up an even
2 runs each to make the score 11-3. The ‘Cats sealed the deal in
the sixth inning, scoring 2 more runs to take the lead 13-4 and
the score would remain there to give the 'Cats the win.
Bryant Harmon took the mound for the ‘Cats. He pitched 3 innings,
giving up 1 run and striking out 2 batters. Daniel Christensen (1-0)
took over the pitching duties in the fourth inning. He pitched 4
innings giving up 3 runs and striking out 2 batters. Christensen
got the win.
The 'Cats had 14 hits against the Dragons. Getting hits for LA,
James Parsons went 3 for 3 with a single, a double, and a home run,
Josh Parsons went 1 for 3 with 2 RBI, and scored 3 runs, Matt Quarles
went 3 for 4, including a home run, and 4 RBI, Kyle Copeland went
2 for 3, including a double, and scored 2 runs, Jonathan Cummings
went 2 for 4, including a home run, with 3 RBI, and scored a run,
and Matt Poston went 2 for 4, scoring 2 runs.
"We were very glad to get this win against York," Coach
Looper said. "We jumped on them early and they were not able
The 'Cats then competed in the Macon County Invitational Tournament
on April 12-14. The 'Cats met East Robertson in their first game
on Thursday, April 12.
East Robertson scored the first run of the game in the bottom
of the second to go up 1-0. LA answered in the top of the third
with 2 runs of their own. The rest of the game remained scoreless
and the ‘Cats grabbed the win 2-1.
Matt Quarles (3-1) was the starting pitcher for LA, pitching 6
innings, giving up a run and throwing 6 strike outs. Bryant Harmon
(1-1) took over in the seventh inning pitching his way to his first
save of the season.
"Matt Quarles pitched a great game that allowed us to get
the win," Coach Looper said.
The ‘Cats had 6 hits in the game. Robert Richardson went 2 for
3, James Parsons picked up a double for LA, Eric Johnson, Josh Parsons,
and Bryant Harmon each picked up a hit for the ‘Cats.
"Their pitcher was really good," Coach Looper said.
"He was throwing the ball over 90 mph, so we were glad to get
The Wildcats then played a double header on Friday, April 13 against
Red Boiling Springs and then Trousdale County.
LA had no trouble with Red Boiling Springs and sent them to the
locker room after only three innings by a score of 13-2.
Red Boiling Springs picked up their only 2 runs in the first inning.
LA scored 3 runs in the second inning and put the nail in the coffin
with 10 runs in the third inning.
Kyle Copeland (1-0) picked up his first win of his high school
career, pitching 3 innings and giving up 2 runs while throwing 6
Livingston had 12 hits in the game. Multiple hitters for LA included
James Parsons who was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored, Matt
Poston who was 2 for 3 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored, Bryant Harmon
was 3 for 3 with 3 RBI and 3 runs scored, and Micheal Poston was
2 for 3 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI.
The 'Cats then faced Trous-dale County. LA easily put Trousdale
County away 12-0, winning their second straight game by the mercy
Livingston Academy put 4 runs on scoreless Trousdale County in
the first inning, 1 in the second, 4 in the third, and 3 in the
Bryant Harmon (2-1) was the winning pitcher for LA. He pitched
4 innings, throwing 6 strikeouts, walking a batter, and hitting
The 'Cats had 11 hits against Trousdale. Multiple hitters for
LA included Robert Richardson who went 2 for 2, including a home
run, with 1 RBI, and scoring 1 run, Eric Johnson who went 3 for
3 with 2 RBI and scoring 1 run, Matt Poston who went 1 for 2 with
2 RBI and scoring 1 run, Cody King who went 1 for 1 with 1 home
run, and Shea Stout who went 2 for 3 with 2 home runs, and 5 RBI.
"We dominated both games, taking the lead early and putting
them away quickly," Coach Looper said, "and we really
hit the ball well in both games."
The ‘Cats then faced the Jackson County Blue Devils. Jackson County
scored the first run of the game in the third inning. Livingston
put 1 run on the board in the fourth inning to tie the game 1-1
Jackson County scored the winning run in the sixth inning and handed
LA the loss by a score of 2-1.
Eric Johnson (2-2) started on the mound for the 'Cats. He pitched
7 innings, giving up 2 runs, throwing 9 strikeouts, and walking
The 'Cats had 6 hits in the game. Significant hitters for LA were
Jesse Wolfram who went 2 for 3, Eric Johnson who went 2 for 3, and
Matt Poston who went 1 for 3 with 1 RBI.
"Even though this was a non-district game for us it was a
very upsetting loss, and I feel like we should have won the game,"
Coach Looper said.
The Wildcats then advanced to the championship game where they
met up with host Macon County. LA picked up yet another game by
a tournament mercy rule by being ahead by 7 runs after 5 innings.
LA picked up 5 runs in the second inning and 2 runs in the fourth
inning to defeat scoreless Macon County after five innings 7-0.
Matt Poston (3-1) got the win. He pitched 5 innings, throwing 7
strikeouts and giving up no walks and no runs.
The 'Cats had 13 hits in the game. Matt Poston went 3 for 3 and
scored 1 run, Eric Johnson went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI, Matt Quarles
went 2 for 3 scoring 1 run, Jesse Wolfram went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI
and scoring 1 run, and Jonathan Cummings went 2 for 3 scoring 2
"We bounced back, after the loss to Jackson County, against
a good Macon County team," Coach Looper said. "Matt Poston
pitched a great game and dominated from the mound."
LA had several players named to the All-Tournament Team. Matt Poston
was named Most Valuable Player. Also making the team were James
Parsons, Robert Richardson, Eric Johnson, Matt Quarles, and Jesse
After facing the Smith County Owls in a district game Monday, April
16, the 'Cats will travel to Clinton County, KY, on Tuesday, April
17, then travel to Smithville to face the DeKalb County Tigers in
another distirct game Friday, April 20.
Tennis Team Wins Match
By Dewain E. Peek
Team Defeats White County
By Russell Garrett OCN staff
The Livingston Academy soccer team picked up another
win against Sparta on Thursday, April 12 to run their season record
The 'Cats pounced offensively scoring 4 goals and
taking 18 shots on goal.
LA also played well on the defensive end, holding
Sparta to only 1 goal. This enabled the 'Cats to get the win by
a score of 4-1.
LA's offensive attack was led by Colin Smith who scored
3 goals, which puts his current 3-year total at 38 goals. Also scoring
for LA, senior Silas Stoddart scored 1 goal.
"We really played well," said LA Coach
Rick Sells, "especially on defense. They didn't get more than
5 shots on goal in the second half."
After facing Friendship Christian on Tuesday, April
17, the 'Cats will host Boyd Christian on Saturday, April 21 at
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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