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Archives 2001 09-12-2001



LA Wildcats Fall To Warriors 14-19
Slow Starts, Big Finishes Push Lady Cats To Wins
Jr. Wildcats Win 30-8 Over Thompkinsville
LA Golf Team Loses To Tough Monterey Squad



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 Wildcats Fall To Warriors 14-19

By Ashley Hunter, OCN staff

Amanda Harris photo

Josh Cravins, #4, breaks loose for a big Livingston Academy Wildcats gain in Friday night's game against the White County Warriors.


The Livingston Academy Wildcats played one of the most exciting games in school history last Friday, Sept. 7, though ultimately losing 19-14 to the White County Warriors.

LA Head Coach Matt Eldridge said of Friday's loss, "We played pretty well, if it weren't for the last three minutes of the game. We had more chances to score that we didn't use to their fullest potential."

The first quarter at Sparta was characterized by fumbles and turnovers. Livingston fumbled the football twice and White County fumbled the ball once in the first quarter of play. Livingston and White County together only managed 37 yards of offense in the first period.

The second quarter was all Livingston Academy, scoring two touchdowns in the quarter. The first came from a 9-yard Whitney Coleman run with 8:39 to play in the half. A Joseph McGill extra point put the Cats up 7-0.

Then, on the very next Wildcat possession, Livingston scored again when Josh Cravins went around the right side, running 78 yards for another touchdown.

McGill again kicked the extra point successfully, putting Livingston up 14-0.

The second half started off with Livingston really putting the moves on White County offensively, with 156 yards of offense in the quarter. The Cats also scored a touchdown, but it was called back by an official's flag calling a motion penalty.

Then, with five minutes remaining in the game, White County scored a touchdown, running the score to 14-7. It still didn't look humanly possible that White County could win the game.

With 5 seconds left in the game, the Warriors scored another touchdown, but failed on a 2-point conversion attempt.

As the clock wound down, the host White County team had a turn of good fortune in an onside kick.

With only 3 seconds showing on the clock, Warriors quarterback Josh Lowery passed to receiver Kyle Simpson, who scampered 47-yards for a touchdown. White County declined kicking the extra point and won with a score of 19-14.

This put Livingston's record at 1-3 for the season.

Coach Eldridge said, "We play well. We just have to keep getting better from week to week."

This week Livingston Academy will host Cannon County's Lions in a Class 3A Region 4 Group B faceoff at Tom Davis Memorial Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.



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Slow Starts, Big Finishes Push Lady Cats To Wins

By Dewain E. Peek, OCN staff

Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff

Livingston Academy's Lora Brady, #12, fires in one of her two goals for the Lady Wildcats in Friday's 8-1 win over Boyd Christian School.


Slow starts and strong finishes continue to be the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats modus operandi in the 2001 high school soccer season.

LA began slow at Scott County and came out a 3-1 winner on Tuesday, Sept. 4, then opened very sluggish against Boyd Christian School on Friday, Sept. 7 before pounding them mercilessly.

Friday's turnaround came after a half-time "pep talk" by Coach Rick Sells. LA had continually failed to cash in on shots on goal, and had let Boyd tie the game at 1-1.

The Lady Cats came out with a seek-and-destroy mentality in the second half, and fired goal after goal in a matter of minutes. When the smoke cleared, LA had an 8-1 victory.

Coach Sells said, "That's the way we can play. We know how to move the ball, our spacing was much better the second half. We know how to shoot.

"We just don't show up the first half. We just have to get two halves together. We have to start from the very beginning of the game to the finish of the game playing the way we can play, playing the way we did the second half.

"First half, we had like 20 shots on goal, but they were just taps to the goalkeeper.

"Second half, we were moving it from side to side, we were passing inside and get those shots off the passes. That's what we're supposed to do."

Kasey Baltimore led in scoring with 3 goals, followed by Lora Brady with 2, and Katrina Marshall, Danielle Thrasher, and Jenna McCormick with a goal each.

Earlier in the week, LA had the same problem at Scott County.

"We had 16 shots on goal the first half, and we scored one goal the first half," Coach Sells said. "We came back the second half and scored two more goals and beat them 3-1."

Lora Brady scored all of LA's goals in the game.

The battle wasn't without cost for LA, Rachel Romzek suffered a concussion and whiplash when she landed on her head in a collision with a Lady Highlander.

"Them and Warren County were the roughest girls we have played, Coach Sells said.

The two wins moved the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats season record to 5-1.

After hosting Friendship Christian on Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Lady Cats will travel to Jamestown for a 4:30 p.m. game against York Institute on Thursday, Sept. 13, then host Cookeville in a noon game Saturday, Sept. 15.

"York's going to be ready for us," Coach Sells said. "They are always ready for us, and they're supposed to be better this year than they were last year. So, it's gonna be a tough game. Any time we play York, it's gonna be a tough game.

"If we play the way we're supposed to play, we'll be all right.

"Same thing with Cookeville on Saturday.

"This team can play if they just would."


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Jr. Wildcats Win 30-8 Over Thompkinsville

The Overton County Jr. Wildcats brought home a victory last week over Thompkinsville, KY.

The Jr. Cats had the ball most of the first quarter. Their opening drive was stopped by Thompkinsville, forcing a punt. Thompkinsville fumbled the Wilson Cates punt, opening the door for Brandon Brewer to grab the ball back for the Jr. Cats on the Thompkinsville 38 yard line.

The Jr. Cats moved close enough for Jamey Vaughn to take a hand-off and run three yards for the first score. A pass from Cates to Seth Melton added the 2-point conversion to go ahead 8-0.

Thompkinsville hit the wall again in the second quarter. The hard-hitting Jr. Cats forced another fumble. Wilson Cates threw a 29-yard pass to Kurt Gilbert to set up another score. Seth Melton caught the next pass and ran into the endzone from the 15 yard line.

The conversion was another 2-point pass from Cates, this time to Gilbert, moving the score at the half to 16-0.

In the second half, Thompkin-sville threw a deep pass over the middle, and right to the waiting arms of the Jr. Cats' Cates.

Jamey Vaughn, Brandon Brewer, and Jake Reeder continued to grind out the ground yards.

Just after the fourth quarter began, with 7:48 on the clock, Brandon Brewer ran from scrimmage 24 yards to score the third Jr. Wildcats touchdown.

Cates to Gilbert added another 2-point conversion, moving the score to 24-0.

Thompkinsville threatened late in the quarter with a score following a pass interference call. Thompkinsville scored and added a 2-point conversion to make the score 24-8.

On the ensuing kickoff, Cates picked up the ball off a bounce and raced 78 yards through the middle of the opposing team, following excellent lead blocking, to score another touchdown for the Jr. Cats. The conversion failed, making the score 30-8.

Thompkinsville's next series, and last chance, ended with a Levi Holt interception and 12-yard return with 1:21 remaining.

Quarterback Wilson Cates was 3 for 4 for 49 yards passing.

Kurt Gilbert caught a 29-yard pass and scored 2 conversion, Seth Melton caught a 15-yard pass and scored a conversion, and Jamey Vaughn caught a pass for 5 yards.

Jamey Vaughn led the running game with 53 yards on 13 carries, Brandon Brewer ran for 38 yards on 6 carries, Wilson Cates had 17 yards on 6 carries, and Jake Reeder had 2 yards on 3 carries.

The Jr. Wildcats had 7 first down conversions and 159 total yards on offense.

Cates led in tackles with 5, followed by Reeder, Vaughn, and Bo Massengille with 3 each, Garvin Davis, Jacob Coffee, Brandon Brewer, Josh Carwile, and Ryan Duke with 2 each, and Chris Keisling, Wade Ford, Danny Clayburn, John Michael Stephens, and Levi Holt each with a tackle.


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LA Golf Team Loses To Tough Monterey Squad

The top team in the district visited Livingston last week and spoiled the Wildcats' best effort of the season.

LA Golf Coach Danny McCoin said, "We played the best we have played this season."

Livingston Academy shot a 153 when the Cats hosted Monterey on Thursday, Sept. 6. Unfortunately for LA, Monterey pulled out an impressive 150 for the victory.

Leading the way for the LA Wildcats were Anthony Ognibene with a 36, Eddie Sells with a 37, Charles Hammer with a 38, and Johnny Cyrus with a 42.

The loss put the Cats record at 6-8 on the season.

After traveling to Jamestown on Monday, Sept. 10 to play York Institute and Clarkrange, and then traveling to Southern Hills to play Upperman and DeKalb County, the Wildcats will only have two dates left. LA is scheduled to play Jackson County and Celina at Gainesboro on Monday, Sept. 17, then host those same two teams the next day to close out the regular season.



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