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Archives 2001 09-05-2001



LA Cats Defeat Macon Tigers 10-7
Lady Cats Defeat Boyd, Lose To Warren
LA Has Three Volleyball Victories
LA Golf Team Wins 1, Loses 3 On Week



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 Cats Defeat Macon Tigers 10-7

By Ashley Hunter, OCN staff


James Clouse, #44, blasts through the Macon County defense on his way to 120 yards against the Tigers.


The Livingston Academy Wildcats played their first road game of the season last Friday, Aug. 31, beating the Macon County Tigers 10-7. The win ran Livingston's record to 1-2 for the season, and gave LA a share the top position in Class 3A Group B with Upperman.

LA Head Coach Matt Eldridge said of Friday's win, "We played pretty well. If we continue to persevere and work on basic fundamentals, we should keep getting better."

In the first quarter, the Cats pounded out an early lead when Joseph McGill kicked a 41-yard field goal into the wind with 48 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

The second quarter worked out well for Macon County. In the second quarter alone, Livingston was called for 4 penalties. Macon County then got its only score of the night when a bad snap by Livingston prevented LA kicker Joseph McGill from punting the football.

Taking over at Livingston Academy's 40-yard line, Macon County capitalized. They got their only two first downs of the half with Macon quarterback Kyle Shoulders hitting Jerrod Jent with a 5-yard pass to give the Tigers a touchdown. This ran the score to 7-3 at the half, in favor of Macon County.

The second half started with a series of penalties against Livingston. In the half, LA was slapped with four penalties. The Cats had a great look at a touchdown with 3:39 to play in the game, but the ball was fumbled at Macon County's 7 yard line. Macon County then took over the ball, but the Livingston defense was too powerful for them to hang onto it for long.

Livingston took over at their own 49 yard line with 1:45 left in the ball game. LA capitalized when James Clouse ran for 28 yards, putting the ball on Macon County's 15 yard line. Then, LA quarterback Josh Walker found Josh Cravins, who ran in for the touchdown.

McGill's extra point attempt was good, running the score to its final 10-7, in favor of Livingston Academy.

James Clouse had 120 yards, to lead all Livingston players. Jared Rudd and Whitney Cole-man ran for 60 and 52 yards, respectively. LA Quarterback Josh Walker was 5 of 11 on the night, throwing for a touchdown.

Livingston travels to Sparta this Friday to take on the White County Warriors at 7 p.m.

Coach Eldridge said of this week's opponent, "Sparta's a big, tough team. We expect to play our best."


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Lady Cats Defeat Boyd, Lose To Warren

By Dewain E. Peek, OCN staff

Danielle Thrasher, #3, uses her head to control the ball for LA as teammates Christen Cates, #14, and MaryFaye Maynord, #30, help out.


Battling back from a slow start, the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats soccer team overcame Boyd Christian School 5-2 on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

LA Coach Rick Sells said, "In the first 10 minutes they scored 2 goals, and they didn't get close to us after that.

"They were up. They thought they had us beat, and they could have. It scared me, but we came back and played pretty good. I was proud of the way they came back in the second half."

Lora Brady scored 3 goals for LA, and Kasey Baltimore and Danielle Thrasher each scored a goal.

The Lady Wildcats were the underdog on Thursday, Aug. 30 when they hosted Class AAA power Warren County.

The war with Warren County became a battle of attrition as Lady Wildcat after Lady Wildcat was helped off the field.

"They were just more physical than we were," Coach Sells said.

When the game came to its final 4-0 end, LA counted the losses. Heather Petry – ankle, Cassandra Cobble – thigh muscle, goalkeeper Tabitha Robbins - wrist.

Sarah Jowers replaced Robbins at goalkeeper and successfully defended the LA goal throughout the rest of the game.

"It's just a learning experience, I guess," Coach Sells said. "That's all you can chalk it up to. Just get that one out of our system and be better next time.

"We're 3-1 and we've played well up to this point. They took us to school a little bit, but we'll learn from it.

"I think we can learn from it; if we can ever heal up from it.

They (Warren County) have been playing a long time, and been playing together and they know how to set the ball, they know how to space, they know what to do when they make a pass, where to go.

Sometimes my girls do and sometimes they don't. That's the difference. "We talk about spacing all the time.

We talk about how we're going to move without the ball. I don't know. We'll think of it, then seems like we'll forget it, then we'll think of it again.

I saw some good things. We did some good things.

We've just got to keep it up.

"One of the good things we did was on our defense. Our defense in the second half didn't let them score."

Coach Sells said the key for his team is to be more aggressive in challenging the opposition.

"That's where they were killing us in the first half," he said. "They were coming up on the penalty box and shooting and nobody was challenging them. Our midfield didn't mark them up. Second half, we marked them and they didn't get those open shots that they did the first half.

"That girl, when she took that shot on Tabitha that nearly tore her arm off, she was wide open right there and nobody was even challenging her."

After playing Scott County on the road Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Lady Cats will host Boyd Christian School at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, then host Friendship Christian at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.


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LA Has Three Volleyball Victories

By Becky Meredith, OCN staff

Upperman's Lady Bees proved to be the only team bad enough to keep down LA this past week. But the Lady Cats can be ready next time, and they can still shine a little. After all, they beat teams from Lebanon, Smith County, and Van Buren County without a worry.

On Tuesday night, Aug. 28, the team traveled to Baxter for two district games.

According to Coach Merl Smith, Upperman was very strong, beating Livingston Academy 15-8 and 15-6.

"We didn't play very well," he said. "I don't have anything good to say about the game as far as we're concerned. No one played well at all, and Upperman is strong.

"We just saw what we could do to try to stop them and it wasn't the fact of us stopping them; it was us stopping ourselves. We did a lot of things wrong."

After the Upperman defeat, the team accepted their loss and decided to "chin up" and change their luck.

The team played the Smith County High School Owls Tuesday night also. The Lady Cats beat the Owls of Carthage 15-0 and 15-4 without looking back.

"We had no trouble, we played better, of course, and they weren't as strong as Upperman. That made us 3-1 in the district."

At Lebanon Thursday night, the team played Van Buren County High School's Lady Eagles and the Friendship Christian School Commanders.

Van Buren County had five starters back from last year, but they still were not a match for the Lady Cats, who beat them 15-8 and 15-12.

LA played Friendship in the second match Thursday night. The Lady Cats beat the Commanders 15-4 and 15-10.

Coach Smith said, "I thought Jenna Baltimore did a great job of setting the ball and Jessica Leach did a very good job of hitting. It was an excellent job."

Katrina Beechboard and Renee Melton, who had not been playing due to injuries, were back in action last week.

Apparently the girls did not skip a beat in their absence.

Coach Smith said, "Beech-board did a good job on the net, and Melton did a good job on middle block."

Also back from injury was Kellie Thurman.

"She came back and played. We didn't get to set her much, but she played the front row and she did a couple of good jobs at digging the ball, and as our auxiliary setter, she did some pretty good setting."

Sophomore Megan Thompson is out with a wrist injury.

"She will not be back for a little while. Her wrist is still hurting her pretty good," Coach Smith commented.

With all members on hand except Thompson, Coach Smith has a stronger team. He said, "It seems like we have a little more power now. We have more power, but the togetherness is going to come." Coach Smith saw some silver lining in Thursday night's action.

"I saw a lot of bright spots last night. We're still going through little lulls where we might have a 4-5 point span that we don't pass the ball very well or we do something wrong and then we'll come out of it and go on. But then we need to cut down on a few of our mistakes; that is what we're going to be trying to do for the next few weeks."

Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, Monterey High School, and Pickett County High School are lined up to play LA next week. According to Coach Smith, the teams from Monterey and Pickett County are new programs and are not established yet.

While Mt. Juliet Christian Academy's team was "decent” last year, Coach Smith does not know how well this year's team will play.

Red Boiling Springs High School and Gordonsville High School are scheduled to play Livingston next week, and both teams are new programs as well.

"We had about five new teams come into our district last year," Smith said. "They're new programs, they're not established yet, so I don't know that much about them. Normally, with a second year program, unless they've really done well, they're usually not as established as we are, so we should be all right."

Livingston Academy's Play-day will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 at the high school gymnasium.

Teams scheduled to play the Lady Cats September 8 are Cumberland County High School, White County High School, Cookeville High School, Van Buren County High School, and Macon County High School.

Even though some district teams will be participating in the Playday, the event does not count in the district; however, the Playday counts in Livingston Academy's overall record.

Van Buren County High School and Friendship Christian School are scheduled to play LA again on September 11.

Although the Lady Cats beat both teams at their face-off last week, Coach Smith recognized some needed improvements for LA during the games.

"We're going to have to just play the same and cut out a mistake or two. That's all we have to do.

"I was pleased with our play last night (Thursday) except a few little lulls where we made some mistakes and gave them 3 or 4 points in a row. We came out of it, but against a better team, which those are good teams, if it's a better team, we might not be able to come out of it."

As of Monday, Sept. 3, Livingston Academy had moved to 5-1 in the district and 8-5 overall.


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LA Golf Team Wins 1, Loses 3 On Week

The road was unkind to the Livingston Academy Golf Team last week, giving them three losses against a single win.

"We've got to figure out how to play on the road," LA Golf Coach Danny McCoin said.

LA traveled to Monterey on Thursday, Aug. 30 and did not fare well.

Monterey shot a blistering 152, DeKalb County shot 173, leaving the Wildcats to bring up the rear just two strokes behind at 175.

Scoring for the Cats were Eddie Sells at 39, freshman Brad West at 45, fellow freshman Johnny Cyrus at 45, and Charles Hammer at 46.

Earlier in the week, the Cats suffered their first home loss of the season when Burkesville, KY, shot a 157 to edge LA's 158, a score good enough for a win over Upperman's 169.

Leading the way for the Cats were Eddie Sells with a 37, Charles Hammer at 38, Brad West with a 42, and Johnny Cyrus at 41.

The week's play moved LA to 6-7 overall.

Next up for Livingston Academy is a home match against Monterey on Thursday, Sept. 6, followed by a trip to Jamestown on Monday, Sept. 10 to play York Institute and Clarkrange, then a trip to Southern Hills to play Upperman and DeKalb County on Tuesday, Sept. 11.



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