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Archives 2001 08-29-2001



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 2001

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 2001

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 Christian Academy

By Ashley Hunter, OCN staff


Amanda Harris

The Livingston Academy special teams unit opens a path for Jared Rudd, #6, in Friday night's home game against Donelson Christian Academy.



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 football.

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 rushing.

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 County.

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 Games

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. 21.

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 game."

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 Marshall.

"It was so hot, 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 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're tough.

"They emphasize it down there. They've got a good feeder program."

The Lady Wildcats will travel to play Scott County on Tuesday, Sept. 4.



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LA Volleyball 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 also.

And LA will face Van Buren County High School next Thursday.

Smith commented, "I think all three of my seniors have done their job.

"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 County


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 conversion.

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 conversion.

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

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.)
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
Total 17-258
Average 15 yds./carry

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-TDs-Int.)
Hayden Hill 3-4-102-2-0

Receiving (Atts.-Yds.)
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

Senior Outlaws
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 1-point conversion.

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, but failed.

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 total offense.

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, 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, 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

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.)
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
Total 26-105
Average 4 yds/carry

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-TDs-Int.)
Steven Morgan 4-11-92-2-0

Receiving (Atts.-Yds.)
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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Junior Wildcat Members Announced

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 Clayburn.


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LA Golf Team Opens 2001 Season

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, 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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