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Archives 2001 09-19-2001



Wildcats Devour Cannon Co. Lions 41-0
Jr. Wildcats Win Over Baxter
Lady Wildcats Soccer Team Defeats York
Outlaws Lose In Double OT To Jackson County 6-12
LA Golf Wins On Road, Loses On Home Course
LA Beats Macon Team, Moves To 9-1



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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Wildcats Devour Cannon Co. Lions 41-0

By Ashley Hunter, OCN staff

Amanda Harris photo

The Livingston Academy Wildcats charge onto the field before running wild over the Cannon County Lions in a 41-0 blowout at home last Friday.


The Livingston Academy Wildcats won their second game of the season last Friday night, beating the Cannon County Lions 41-0.

LA Head Coach Matt Eldridge said, "We played really well. We've been getting better every week and it finally showed."

The first quarter was primarily controlled by Livingston. The Cats scored three touchdowns in the first quarter.

The first touchdown was scored on a pass from Josh Walker to Jonathon Cummings, with 6:05 remaining in the first quarter.

The second TD was scored by Jesse Wolfram in a third and goal situation. The extra point attempt failed, running the score to 13-0.

Then, with 5 seconds remaining in the first quarter, Cummings scored another touchdown, putting the score up to 19-0. Livingston failed on a 2-point conversion attempt after the touchdown, thus leaving Livingston up 19-0 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter Livingston got very close to scoring another touchdown, but the ball was fumbled just inside the 1 yard line. The rest of the quarter was a series of penalties and incomplete passes.

In the second half, Livingston scored three more touchdowns. The first of these coming from an 89-yard run by Jonathon Cummings with 9:27 to play. Livingston attempted a 2-point conversion after the touchdown and was successful, moving the score to 27-0.

The Wildcats scored again after Cannon County was slapped with a pass interference penalty, moving Livingston up several yards. Cummings scored his fourth touchdown of the night, running five yards for the score. The extra point attempt was good. This ran the score to 34-0 in favor of Livingston Academy.

Livingston scored again late in the fourth quarter, with Matt Simcox passing to Lance Smith for the final touchdown of the night with 2:32 left to play, making the final score 41-0.

The win brings LA's region record to 2-0 and their overall record to 2-3.

Cummings, who was playing his first game after missing three games because of an injury in Week 0 of the football season against Crossville, scored four touchdowns and had 114 yards in the game.

Livingston does not play football next week, due to their playing Crossville in Week 0 of the football season.

Coach Eldridge said, "We really need this week off to help our players who have been injured to heal and to also give us some time to condition and strengthen the team. We just keep trying to get better and improve ourselves from week to week."


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Jr. Wildcats Win Over Baxter

By Dewain E. Peek, OCN staff

J amie Cates photo

Brandon Brewer, #31, turns back after scoring a touchdown for the Jr. Wildcats in the 24-0 win over Baxter.


Overton County's Junior Wildcats shut out Baxter on Thursday, Sept. 13 with a 24-0 performance.

The Jr. Cats got on the board with 1:29 remaining in the first quarter when Brandon Brewer carried the ball 18 yards for a touchdown, setting the score at 6-0.

With half a minute remaining in the first quarter, Wilson Cates picked off a Baxter pass to end a drive.

Brewer recovered a fumble for the Jr. Cats in the second period with 5:27 remaining. He later scored Overton County's second touchdown on a 33-yard run to the endzone with 4:38 left in the quarter.

Jake Reeder made another fumble recovery for the Jr. Wildcats with 1:10 left before half-time. Seconds later Kurt Gilbert caught a Cates pass for a 16-yard touchdown completion that moved the score to 18-0.

In the third quarter, Levi Holt intercepted a Baxter pass with 6:24 left in the period. Seth Melton caught another Cates pass for a 39-yard touchdown reception, giving the Jr. Cats a 24-0 advantage.

Reeder came up again on defense for Overton County with 2:38 left in the third, this time making an interception.

Bo Loftis got in on the interception action for the Jr. Cats when he picked off a Baxter pass in the fourth quarter with 2:28 left in the game.

Wilson Cates completed 3 of 4 passes for 55 yards and 2 touchdowns. Levi Holt spelled Cates late in the game, and went 1 for 3 with 8 yards.

Seth Melton had 39 yards receiving, with a touchdown, and Kurt Gilbert had the 16-yard touchdown catch.

On the ground, Brandon Brewer rolled up 108 yards and 2 touchdowns, followed by Jamey Vaughn with 28 yards rushing, and Cates with 14 yards.

Jake Reeder led in the Jr. Cats in tackles with 5, followed by Cates and Vaughn with 4 each, Beau Massengale and Duran Phillips with 3 each, Brewer, Johnathan Preece, and Ryan Bowman with 2 each, and Jacob Coffee, Garvin Davis, David Johnson, Gilbert, Anthony Matthews, John Michael Stephens, Holt, Matt Fletcher, and Bob Rogers each with a tackle.

A junior varsity game was also played, with Overton County's B.J. Presley running 52 yards for the only score of the game. Overton County won 6-0.

The Overton County Jr. Wildcats are scheduled to host Sparta at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.


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Lady Wildcats Soccer Team Defeats York

By Dewain E. Peek, OCN staff

Though scheduled to face three opponents last week, two separate tragedies limited the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats soccer team to one game.

Last Tuesday's scheduled game against Friendship Christian was canceled because of the national tragedy.

The Lady Cats played Thursday, Sept. 13 at Jamestown against York Institute, and won 3-0. LA Soccer Coach Rick Sells said, " We started off slow again. The first half we didn't score, it was 0-0.

"We came back in the second half, and I don't think they got three shots on goal against us the second half.

"We just outplayed them."

Scoring goals for Livingston were Christen Cates, Kasey Baltimore, and Danielle Thrasher.

"It's just like those other games we've played. We get plenty of shots on goals, plenty of opportunities. We did that game."

The win moved the Lady Cats to 4-0 in district play, 6-1 overall.

Last Saturday's scheduled game against Cookeville was canceled after a traffic accident claimed the life of 16 year-old LA student Tyler Lancaster, a friend of many of the players.

The Lady Wildcats are scheduled to travel to Sparta for a 5 p.m. game Thursday, Sept. 20, then Livingston Academy will host Mt. Juliet Christian the following day in a 4 p.m. game.

"We've beat everybody but Mt. Juliet Christian," Coach Sells said. "If we just don't let down, I think we'll be all right."


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Outlaws Lose In Double OT To Jackson County 6-12

The Overton County Outlaws fell to 3-1 with a double-overtime loss to a tough Jackson County team Saturday, Sept. 15.

Outlaws Coach J.J. Jones stated, "This was a hard fought game. The Jackson County defense was able to shut down the outside running game and the passing game."

The Outlaws were then forced to run the ball between the tackles. "We had some success moving the ball, but we could never seem to put it in the endzone," Coach Jones stated.

The game was tied 0-0 at halftime, neither team having given in. On the opening drive of the second half, Jackson County took the first play 59 yards for a touchdown.

The Outlaws managed to score in the fourth quarter, thanks to some great plays by the defense.

In overtime, the Outlaws couldn't put the ball in the endzone. Jackson County managed to score in the second overtime to win 12-6.

"We are just going to have to get back to the basics and get ready for Fentress County," Coach Jones stated.

Individual Statistics
Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Steve Morgan 18-95-1
Cody Brown 14-28
Gary Massengille 6-21
Justin Poston 4-11
Brannon McCoin 1-2
Thorn Walthall 1-14

Total yards 139

Passing (Comp.-Yds.-TDs-Int.)
Steven Morgan 1-10-0-2

Total offense 149 yards

Jesse Cole (1 fumble rec.) 4
Steven Morgan 4
Gary Massengille 3
Jonathon Sullivan 3
Josh Coffee 2
Brad Pendergraft 2
Josh Beaty 2
Cody Brown 2
Josh Norris 1
Lucas Holt 1
Brannon McCoin 1 interception
Total Jackson Co. yards 123

Jr. Outlaws
The Junior Outlaws fought hard to win a flip-flop of the Outlaws game by winning 12-6 over Jackson County in double overtime.

After scoring on their first offensive play, the Jackson County offense was held in check by the Junior Outlaws defense.

Overton County responded by scoring its own touchdown in the first quarter. After that it was a defensive battle until in the second overtime, the Outlaws' Hayden Hill threw a 12-yard pass to Ethan McDonald.

Coach Jones said, "We are going to have to work on the offensive line blocking or we are going to continue to have close games."

The Junior Outlaws record is now a perfect 4-0.

Individual Statistics Rushing (Atts.-Yds.)
Hayden Hill 4-61
Ethan McDonald 5-18
Adam Wilson 8-5
Ty Eldridge 1-5

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Hayden Hill 7-13-95-2
Adam Wilson 0-1-0-0-0

Receiving (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Antheny Ward 3-35-1
Ty Eldridge 1-26
Ethan McDonald 1-12-1
Adam Wilson 1-12
Caleb Sells 1-6

Total offense 164 yards

Antheny Ward 7
Logan Beaty 6
Hayden Hill 5
Lucas Cole 5
Caleb Sells 4
Cody Stafford 4
Trey Thomas (1 fumble rec.) 3
Adam Wilson (1 INT) 2
Caleb Robertson 1
Total Jackson Co. yards 128

The Outlaws and Junior Outlaws will next travel to Fentress County for a 4 p.m. game Saturday, Sept. 22.


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LA Golf Wins On Road, Loses On Home Course

By Dewain E. Peek, OCN staff

With the high school golf season moving toward tournament time, the Livingston Academy Wildcats moved to 11-10 with matches played last week.

LA Golf Coach Danny McCoin said, "We started out barnburners the first two days. We played real well. "We went up at York and played well on the road the first time, then turned around and went to Baxter and we played well again for the second day in a row."

At Jamestown on Monday, Sept. 10, the LA Wildcats shot a 155 to win over DeKalb County, with a 157, Clarkrange, with a 158, and York Institute, with a 165.

Scoring for LA were Eddie Sells and Charles Hammer, who each shot a 36, Marshall White, who shot a 40, and Anthony Ognibene, who shot a 43.

The following day, the Wildcats traveled to Southern Hills to play DeKalb County again and Upperman. LA again chalked up wins, shooting a 158. Upperman shot a 171, and DeKalb shot a 181.

Scoring for LA were Eddie Sells with another 36, Marshall White with a 39, Brad West with a 41, and Charles Hammer with a 42.

"I was kinda happy," Coach McCoin said.

Then, the wheels came off at home on Thursday, Sept. 13. LA hosted Macon County and Red Boiling Springs. Macon shot a 164 and Red Boiling barely nudged LA with a 167 to the Cats' 168.

"We came home on Thursday and shot a terrible round," Coach McCoin said. "That was disappointing, but I guess that comes with the territory. We hadn't shot out of the 150s at home all year, so that's why that was disappointing.

"Overall is was a good week for us." The division tournament will begin Thursday, Sept. 20.

The division tournament has 10 teams vying to be one of four to continue on into the district tournament.

"We need to be a little more consistent," Coach McCoin said looking ahead to the tournament.

"We need to have our A-game, we can't go and bring our B or C-game. If we're going to get out of that everybody's got to have their A-game on. We're right in there with three or four more teams and somebody's going to the house."

The district tournament will begin Monday, Sept. 24 with eight teams competing to be in the top three to move on to the region tournament scheduled for October 11.

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LA Beats Macon Team, Moves To 9-1

By Becky Meredith, OCN staff

Livingston Academy's volleyball team is still climbing the district ladder, and woe to any team that tries to keep them down.

The team has moved to 9-1 and Coach Merl Smith believes the Lady Wildcats are tied with Upperman for first place. As of Monday, Sept. 17, Upperman was 11-1.

In the past two weeks, the girls have acquired several wins.

On September 4, Livingston faced Mount Juliet Christian Academy, Monterey High School, and Pickett County High School. The Lady Cats walked away from the games with easy wins.

Red Boiling Springs High School and Gordonsville were LA's September 6 opponents. Red Boiling Springs handed over two games, 15-1 and 15-3.

Gordonsville was a picnic for Livingston also. A two-game match had LA's scores 15-2 both games.

Coach Smith enjoyed the Gordonsville games.

He said, "I got to mix the players up just a little bit in that one, where I played some of the girls who don't usually play much. We mixed up a couple of games there and they did well."

Livingston Academy's Play-day was held September 8.

Macon County Lady Tigers played three games against the Lady Cats, winning only one, 1-15. The Lafayette team stayed close on the heels of Livingston Academy, but had to turn over a 15-8 game and a 15-11 game.

Cumberland County did not prove too much for LA at Playday. The Crossville Jets lost 15-2 and 15-10.

Van Buren managed one win at Playday, 8-15, but they, too, fell victim to LA. LA beat the Spencer team 15-7 and 15-11.

Teams Livingston lost to at Playday were White County and Cookeville.

Coach Smith said, "We had a pretty good day. I felt like we should have beaten Cookeville, but White County pretty much dominated."

With all players back in game now, it seems that the only way things can go is up.

"All team members are back. We're hitting on all cylinders right now."

Games scheduled for Tuesday night, Sept. 11 were cancelled due to national crises. Games set against Friendship Christian School and Van Buren High School will be made up October 1.

Action Thursday night, Sept. 13 had Macon County reappearing at LA.

"Macon County came in very strong and played super," Coach Smith said. "All their serves were excellent, their hits were good, the back row intact was good. They beat us 6-15, but we kind of got a little momentum, turned it around and beat them 15-8, 15-13 third match.

"In the last two games of that match, we probably played as well as we could or have all year long. We did an excellent job."

Coach Smith was kind of "iffy about his expectations for games Tuesday, Sept. 18 with Jackson, Smith, and Pickett counties scheduled to play.

"I feel like we're going to do well," he said.

"Of course with our tragedy here at school, losing Tyler Lancaster, he was really close to some of my girls. Hopefully, they'll respond well." Of the three teams LA would face Tuesday night, Jackson County worried Coach Smith the most.

"Jackson is the one we've got to beat because they're pretty strong, he said. As far as improvement among team members, three girls have caught the coach's attention. "I think Katrina Beechboard is improving as far as power on the front row.

"Althea Allred has got an all-around game. She's not really powerful yet, but she blocks well, she digs well. She's all over the floor. She's a very aggressive player and she loves to play the game.

"One of the biggest improvements so far is Megan Thompson coming back. Thompson has done an excellent job because she's a good server, she is playing just the back row. When she goes back to serve, that brings Leech to the front row, and of course, Leech can hit, she can put it away. Megan can get the serve in and dig in the back row.

"That's a really good rotation for us. I feel really comfortable when we get in that rotation."

Also on the girls' agenda, they will face Clarkrange High School and Gordonsville High School tomorrow night, Sept. 20.


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