LA Loses Cat Fight To Donelson Christian Academyildcats
Lady Wildcats Win Two Soccer Games
LA Volleyball Moves To 5 Wins
Outlaws Defeat Pickett County
Junior Wildcat Members Announced
LA Golf Team Opens 2001 Season
Livingston Academy Volleyball Schedule
Tues., Aug. 21 Cumberland Co., J.V. LA 5:30 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 23 Jackson Co., J.V. Jackson Co. 5:00 p.m.
Fri.-Sat., Aug. 24-25 White Co. Tourney White Co. TBA
Tues., Aug. 28 Upperman, Smith Co. Upperman 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 30 Friendship Ch., Van Buren Co. Friendship 6:00 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 4 Mt. Juliet Ch., Monterey, Pickett Co. LA 5:15 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 6 Red Boiling, Gordonsville Red Boiling 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 8 LA Playday LA TBA
Tues., Sept. 11 Van Buren Co., Friendship Ch. Van Buren 6:00 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 13 Macon Co., J.V., Fresh LA 5:00 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 18 Pickett Co., Smith Co., Jackson Co. LA 5:15 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 20 Clarkrange, Gordonsville Clarkrange 6:00 p.m.
Fri.-Sat., Sept. 21-22 Glencliff Tourney Glencliff TBA
Mon., Sept. 24 Cookeville, J.V., Fresh Cookeville 5:30 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 25 Red Boiling, Monterey LA 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 27 Clarkrange, Upperman LA 5:00 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 1 Cookeville, J.V., Fresh LA 5:30 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 2 Mt. Juliet Ch. Mt. Juliet 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 4 White Co., J.V., Fresh LA 5:30 p.m.
Mon.-Thurs., Oct. 8-11 District Tourney Jackson Co. TBA
Tues., Oct. 16 Region TBA TBA
Sat., Oct. 20 Sub-State TBA TBA
Wed.-Fri., Oct. 24-26 State MTSU TBA
Livingston Academy Football Schedule 2001
Date Opponent Site Time
Aug. 17 Crossville Home 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 24 DCA Home 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 31 Macon Away 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 7 White Co. Away 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 14 Cannon Co. Home 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 21 Open Sept. 28 Upperman Away 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 5 Jackson Co. Home 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 12 Dekalb Co. Away 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 19 Portland Home 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 26 York Away 7:00 p.m.
Outlaw Football Schedule 2001
Week Date Opponent Site Time
Aug. 18 Jamboree Jamestown
Weigh In 8:30 a.m.
Clay 8&9 Game 9:30 a.m.
Clay 10&11 Game 10:15 a.m. 1
Aug. 25 Pickett Co. Away 4:00 p.m. 2
Sept. 1 Clay Co. Away 11:00 a.m. 3
Sept. 8 Carthage Home 11:00 a.m. 4
Sept. 15 Jackson Co. Away 4:00 p.m. 5
Sept. 22 Fentress Co. Away 4:00 p.m. 6
Sept. 29 Gordonsville Home 11:00 a.m. 7
Oct. 6 Monterey (Homecoming) Home 11:00 a.m. 8
Oct. 13 Baxter Away 11:00 a.m. 9
Oct. 20 DeKalb Co. Home 11:00 a.m. 10
Oct. 27 Championship Monterey TBA
These teams will have a Junior B team. If the opposing team has
a Junior B team, their game will begin at 10:00 a.m. for the 11:00
a.m. games and 4:00 p.m. for the 4:00 p.m. games.
Head Coach: J.J. Jones 498-3122, President: Curtis Hayes 823-7637
Livingston Academy Ladies' Soccer Schedule
Date Opponent Site Time
Aug. 11 Sparta Jamboree Away TBA
Aug. 21 Sparta Home 5:00 p.m.
Aug. 23 FCS Away 4:00 p.m.
Aug. 28 BCS Away 5:00 p.m.
Aug. 30 Warren County Home 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 4 Scott County Away 5:00 p.m. cst.
Sept. 7 BCS Home 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 11 FCS Home 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 13 York Away 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 15 Cookeville Home 12:00 p.m.
Sept. 20 Sparta Away 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 21 MJC Home 4:00 p.m.
Sept. 25 Scott County Home 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 27 MJC Away 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 2 York Home 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 Cookeville Away 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 8 District Tournament TBA TBA
Oct. 15 Regional Tournament TBA
TBA Coach: Rick Sells, Principal: Gary Ledbetter, AD: Howard Miller
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LA Loses Cat Fight To Donelson
By Ashley Hunter, OCN staff
The Livingston Academy special teams unit opens a path for Jared
Rudd, #6, in Friday night's home game against Donelson Christian
The Livingston Academy Wildcats took on the Donelson Christian
Academy Wildcats last Friday. The game ended with Livingston's second
loss this season.
LA Head Coach Matt Eldridge said of Friday's loss, "We played
pretty badly, not well at all. We didn't tackle very well. We must
work more on fundamentals."
In the first quarter, DCA took an early lead with a field goal
when Tyler Norris, a kicker who boasts 60-yard field goals, put
up three points for Donelson Christian. DCA then continued to pummel
Livingston, hitting LA quarterback Josh Walker, causing him to fumble
The second quarter was phenomenal for Donelson Christian Academy.
In the quarter they put 28 points on the board.
The first of these points came from an 11-yard run by DCA quarterback
Mario Calvetti. Then, Calvetti did it again, scoring another touchdown,
this time from 19 yards out. Then DCA intercepted the football,
gained possession, and scored another touchdown, making the score
24-0 in favor of DCA. Lastly, DCA made a 48-yd. pass play, running
the score to 31-0 at half-time.
The second half began with LA having a shining moment. Offensive
lineman Josh Dial ran the ball across midfield for 25 yards. Dial
led in yardage for Livingston Academy on the night with 30 yards
Nothing could stop DCA, though. Calvetti ran in for another touchdown,
moving the score to its final 38-0.
Josh Dial had 30 yards rushing, to lead all Livingston Academy
players. Jared Rudd and James Clouse had 22 and 14 yards, respectively.
Whitney Coleman ran for 11 yds.
On the DCA side Mario Calvetti had 80 yards rushing, 3 touchdowns
and threw a touchdown pass.
Livingston Academy takes on Macon County next Friday night in Macon
Coach Eldridge said of their next opponent, "Macon County's
a tough team that plays good football."
As for the strategic points for LA going into the game, Coach Eldridge
said, "We intend to block and tackle better, maintain the ball,
and get to the ball on defense."
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Lady Wildcats Win Two Soccer
By Dewain E. Peek, OCN staff
The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats girls soccer team kicked off
the season with two wins last week.
The Lady Cats shut out Sparta 3-0 in a home match Tuesday, Aug.
LA Soccer Coach Rick Sells said, "We outplayed Sparta.
"Our defense really played a good game. Our defense looks
good this time. I hope it stays that way.
"Heather Petry, she was all over the field. She really had
a good game. "
Sarah Jowers played goalkeeper. Everything close she got, just
the way you are supposed to play goalkeeper. She really had a good
Scoring for LA came from Lora Brady, Kasey Baltimore, and Danielle
Thrasher, each with a goal.
The Lady Cats then won a district match at Friendship Christian
School on Thursday, Aug. 23. LA won 5-0 on the strength of 3 goals
by Kasey Baltimore, and a goal each from Christen Cates and Katrina
"It was so hot,Ó Coach Sells said. "It was 1-0 the first
half. Then Friendship ran out of gas. They didn't have enough players.
They ran out of gas in the second half and we started shooting.
"Kasey Baltimore, three goals is a lot of goals. She had
probably 12 shots on goal.
"I'm pretty happy with the way we've played," Coach
Sells said of the week's play. "We just have to be consistent.
At least now, we know what we should be doing Ð like setting the
ball up, settling the ball then shooting it, and passing back and
forth down the field."
After playing at Boyd Christian School on Tuesday, Aug. 28, the
Lady Cats will host Warren County at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.
They'll be good," Coach Sells said. "They're AAA, where
we're A/AA. I thought it wouldn't hurt us to play a team like that.
"They emphasize it down there. They've got a good feeder program."
The Lady Wildcats will travel to play Scott County on Tuesday,
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Moves To 5 Wins
By Becky Meredith, OCN staff
Senior Jessica Leach of Livingston Academy Lady Cats' volleyball
team tips one over on the Cumberland County Jets in Tuesday, Aug.
21 action. The Lady Cats defeated the Lady Jets 15-0 an 15-10.
Livingston Academy's Lady Wildcats defeated the Lady Jets of Cumberland
County 15-0 and 15-10 in action Tuesday night, Aug. 21. According
to Coach Merl Smith, the Crossville team did not put up much of
a fight either.
"There wasn't much competition on that one. We were pretty
powerful that night," he said. "They've lost some girls
and they weren't passing the ball very well."
The Lady Cats met up with the Jackson County Lady Blue Devils Thursday,
Aug. 23 for their district match-up game.
The Lady Devils fell short to LA in both games played. The Lady
Cats walked away with 15-9 and 15-10 scores.
"Jackson County was pretty decent. We played really well,"
Coach Smith said. "We passed the ball much better. That's probably
the best game we've played, except maybe Cookeville."
This past weekend, the Lady Cats participated in the White County
Tournament. Though Livingston Academy defeated teams from both Whitwell
and Grundy County, the Lady Cats were made second in their pool
as they lost to Lebanon.
A total of 16 teams participated in the tournament. Eight of the
lower seeded teams were placed in the silver division, and the eight
top teams were placed in the gold division.
The Lady Cats advanced to the final eight, then played in a tournament
with other gold division teams.
The team proceeded to play three games in the pool, finishing third.
The Lady Cats managed to defeat Beech Senior High School of Hendersonville,
but lost to Riverdale and Cookeville.
The losses put the Lady Cats third in their pool, forcing them
to play the second placed team in the other pool. This team turned
out to be rival Lebanon, who defeated the Lady Cats for the second
time into the season.
Though the Lady Cats were beaten, they are not completely dismayed.
After all, the team finished in the top 8 out of the 16-team tournament
and finished 3-4, making the overall record 5-4.
"We really played well down there," Coach Smith said.
The girls faced Upperman High School Tuesday evening, Aug. 28.
Coach Smith expected quite a battle with the Upper-man Bees, the
team picked to win the 9A/AA district.
After playing Upperman, the girls will face foes from Friendship
Christian School. Coach Smith expected a tough match from Friendship
And LA will face Van Buren County High School next Thursday.
Smith commented, "I think all three of my seniors have done
"The girls who have been playing behind them aren't usually
playing. I think the other girls that have been injured will play
in those girls' spot.
"We haven't had all of them together, but we're going to get
them all together this week."
Coach Smith only expects the team to achieve more and become greater
at this point.
"I don't like our 5-4 win-loss record, but as far as our progress,
I think I'm satisfied."
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Outlaws Defeat Pickett
The Junior Outlaws dominated the Pickett County Titans from the
start on Saturday, Aug. 25. All of the Pickett County Titans' offensive
possessions in the first half ended in quick three plays and out.
The Junior Outlaws scored on their first four possessions. The
first touchdown took only three plays.
The score was brought to 8-0 when Ethan McDonald had a 50-yard
run for a touchdown. Ty Eldridge caught a pass from Hayden Hill
for the 2-point conversion.
Caleb Sells caught a pass for 60 yards from Hayden Hill for another
touchdown, bringing the score to 15-0. Hill ran in the 1-point conversion.
The second and third touchdowns were scored on the first play of
the offensive possession.
Ty Eldridge had a 65-yard run for a touchdown and Adam Wilson
ran in the 1-point conversion, taking the score up to 22-0.
The score hit 29-0 when Josh Patterson caught a 40-yard pass from
Hayden Hill for a touchdown. Hill made a 2-yard run for a 1-point
In the second half, the Junior Outlaws used all of the second
string and the Junior B-team and still managed to score one more
touchdown and hold Pickett County scoreless until the last minutes
of the fourth quarter.
The Outlaws' score was brought up to 36-0 when Dylan Ashlock had
a 19-yard run for a touchdown and Paul Daniels ran for the 1-point
Although the starters did not get a great deal of playing time,
when they were in the game they looked really sharp. Only minor
mistakes were made, and they were quickly corrected.
Pickett County finally made it on the scoreboard with a 6-yard
run, but the conversion failed.
Hayden Hill showed his experience at quarterback by going 3 for
4 for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns. As a team, the Junior Outlaws
rushed for 258 yards with Ty Eldridge leading the way with 65 yards.
Eight other runningbacks carried the ball for the Outlaws.
The defense was very stingy and it was not until late in the fourth
quarter before Pickett County could move the ball.
The Junior Outlaws were led in tackles by Adam Wilson and Lucas
Cole with 4 tackles each.
Overall, the team had an impressive victory. Coach Kelly Hill knows
that it will only get tougher from here and hopes to have his team
ready for Clay County next Friday.
Junior Outlaws Individual Statistics
Outlaws 15 14 7 0 36
Titans 0 0 0 6 6
Ty Eldridge 1-65
Paul Daniels 3-55
Ethan McDonald 1-50
Dylan Ashlock 2-39
Paxton Eldridge 1-20
Hayden Hill 4-15
Adam Wilson 2-10
Lucas Dailey 1-4
Carson Bailey 2-0
Average 15 yds./carry
Hayden Hill 3-4-102-2-0
Caleb Sells 1-60
Josh Patterson 1-40
Ty Eldridge 1-2
Adam Wilson 4
Lucas Cole 4
Logan Beaty 3
Caleb Sells 2
Ridge Harris 1
Seth Beaty 1
Kyle Lee 1
Trey Thomas 1
Hayden Hill 1
Antheny Ward 1
Total Rushing 258 yards
Passing 102 yards
Total 360 yards
The Senior Outlaws looked sluggish at the start of the game Saturday,
Aug. 25 as Pickett County was able to get two first downs before
being forced to punt.
The Outlaws then took the ball and slowly moved down the field.
The game was in the second quarter before the Outlaws were able
to put the ball in the endzone.
The score was brought to 7-0 when Jonathon Sullivan caught a 16-yard
pass from Steven Morgan for a touchdown. Chase Dunn ran for the
Then, with less than a minute left in the half, Steven Morgan threw
a bomb to Stenson Smith for the second score of the game. Smith
took the score up to 14-0 with the 45-yard reception from Morgan.
The second half was an improvement with the Outlaws scoring on
their first possession. Gary Massengille ran 3 yards for the conversion,
The starting three tailbacks ended up with decent numbers with
each of them averaging over 5 yards per carry. Chase Dunn led the
way with 6 carries for 34 yards while Cody Brown had 6 carries for
32 yards and Jordan Everley had 4 carries for 28 yards. Steven Morgan
had a decent debut at quarterback going 4 for 11 for 92 yards and
2 TDs with no interceptions. Overall, the Outlaws managed 198 yards
The defense shut down the Titans after their first drive and did
not allow more than 75 yards of total offense for the game. The
two middle linebackers led the way in tackles. Jonathon Sullivan
had 6 while Gary Massengille had 4 tackles. The defensive linemen
were led by Jesse Cole with four tackles.
"It wasn't a pretty win, but it counts,Ó Coach J.J. Jones
said. "If you were to tell me we would pass the ball 11 times,
I would have said you were crazy,Ó Coach Barlow gave his insight
on how the team should be improving, saying, "We are going
to have to improve our blocking if we don't want to get embarrassed."
Senior Outlaws Individual Statistics
Outlaws 0 14 6 0 20
Titans 0 0 0 0 0
Chase Dunn 6-34
Cody Brown 6-32
Jordan Everly 4-28
Steven Morgan 4-12
Justin Poston 2-5
Gary Massengille 3-4
Brannon McCoin 1-10
Average 4 yds/carry
Steven Morgan 4-11-92-2-0
Stenson Smith 2-66
Jonathon Sullivan 2-26
Jonathon Sullivan 6
Gary Massengille 4
Jesse Cole 4
Cody Brewer 3
Chase Dunn 2
Lucas Holt 2
Josh Coffee 2
Cody Brown 1
Thomas Kerr 1
Jordan Everly 1
Jamie Cravens 1
Josh Beaty 1
Chris Melton 1
Matt Dillion 1
Brannon McCoin 1
Total Rushing 105 yards
Passing 92 yards
Total 198 yards
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Ashley Hunter/OCN staff
Members of the 2001 Overton County Junior Wildcats are, front row
from left, Matt Fletcher, Kurt Gilbert, Josh Hammock, Robert Perdue,
Nick Cohagen, Brian Bowman, Kyle Nolen, Chris Keisling, Eddie Balajadia,
Robert Holt, Ryan Duke, middle row, Chris Looper, Dustin Looper,
Bo Loftis, B.J. Presley, Tyler Sullivan, David Johnson, Wade Ford,
Anthony Matthews, Jacob Coffee, Curtis Beam, Jonathan Preece, David
Ledbetter, back row, Nick Shelton, Rusty Hammock, Tyler Sells, John
Michael Stephens, Casey Ferrell, Bobbie Ledbetter, Josh Davis, John
Lucas White, Seth Melton, Paul Atkins, Scott Nelson, Bryan Murphy,
manager, Garvin Davis, Wilson Cates, Brandon Brewer, Jacob Peterman,
Bob Rogers, Beau Massengille, Jake Reeder, James Vaughn, and Danny
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LA Golf Team Opens 2001
Dewain E. Peek, OCN staff
After getting off to a slow 0-4 start, the Livingston Academy Golf
Team rattled off five straight victories.
LA traveled to Macon County on Monday, Aug. 13 for their first
match of the year, and were defeated by Macon County, Red Boiling
Springs, and Smith County. The home field advantage of Macon County
and Red Boiling Springs, along with returning state champ Brent
Long of Smith County, offered too much for the Cats.
The following day, the Cats traveled to Carthage for a rematch
against Smith County. Once again the Owls handed LA a loss, leaving
the Livingston record at 0-4.
The Cats got rolling in the right direction on Tuesday, Aug. 21
when they reeled off three straight wins on their home course against
Burkesville, KY, Smith County, and Pickett County, to move their
record to 3-4.
Then on Thursday, Aug. 23, the Cats defeated York and Clarkrange
on LA's home course, moving Livingston to 5-4.
The LA roster has two seniors, Anthony Ognibene and Matt Crawford,
a junior, Charles Hammer, two sophomores, Eddie Sells and Clint
Peterman, and seven freshmen, Brad West, Marshal White, Josh Crawford,
Jonathan Maynard, Wesley Burnett, Johnny Cyrus, and Jeremy Sells.
Coach Danny McCoin stated, "If our veteran players can continue
to play the way they are capable of playing, and our younger players
keep improving as they have from week to week, LA should have a
good season in 2001."
This is McCoin's first year at the reins of the golf squad. McCoin
has been playing golf off and on since his high school days, though
he hasn't played regularly for many years.
"I just now picked it back up after a seven or eight year
layoff,Ó Coach McCoin said.
"I don't know if I'll do this for a long, long time, but I
enjoy it right now. We've got a pretty good bunch. We've especially
got some good freshmen."
After hosting Upperman and Burkesville, KY, on Monday, Aug. 27,
the Cats will travel to Monterey on Thursday, Aug. 30.
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