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Archives 03-27-2002



LA soccer, baseball washed out
Lady Cats freeze out Celina 11-4
LA Tennis chalks up first victory



LA Softball Schedule 2002

Date Opponent Time Place
Mon., March 18 Celina 5:00 p.m. Away
Thur., March 21 Celina 4:00 p.m. Home
Thur., March 28 *Jackson Co. 4:00 p.m. Home
Mon., April 1 *Smith Co. 4:30 p.m. Away
Tues., April 2 Byrdstown 4:30 p.m. Away
Thur., April 4 *Upperman 4:30 p.m. Home
Fri., April 5 Sparta 5:00 p.m. Home
Mon., April 8 *York (DH) 4:00 p.m. Home
Tues., April 9 *DeKalb Co. 4:30 p.m. Away
Thur., April 11 *Smith Co. 4:30 p.m. Home
Mon., April 15 Red Boiling Springs (DH) 4:00 p.m. Home
Tues., April 16 *Upperman 4:30 p.m. Away
Thur., April 18 *DeKalb Co. 4:30 p.m. Home
Fri., April 19 Crossville Tourn. TBA Away
Sat., April 20 Crossville Tourn. TBA Away
Tues., April 23 *Jackson Co. 4:00 p.m. Away
Thur., April 25 *Cannon Co. (DH) 4:30 p.m. Home
Fri., April 26 Cookeville Tourn. TBA Away
Sat., April 27 Cookeville Tourn. TBA Away


LA Soccer Schedule 2002

Date Opponent Time Place
March 14 Crossville Home 3:30 p.m.
March 18 York Away 4:30 p.m.
March 22 Oneida Home 4:30 p.m.
April 2 Sparta Home 4:00 p.m.
April 4 Mt. Juliet Christian Away 6:00 p.m.
April 9 Crossville Away 4:30 p.m.
April 11 McMinnville Away 6:00 p.m.
April 13 Boyd Christian Home 12:00 p.m.
April 16 Sparta Away 4:30 p.m.
April 18 Mt. Juliet Christian Home 4:30 p.m.
April 23 Boyd Christian Away 5:00 p.m.
April 29 York Home 4:30 p.m.
May 2 Friendship Christian Home 4:30 p.m.
May 6 District Tournament TBA TBA
May 13 Regional Tournament TBA TBA


LA Tennis Schedule 2002

Date Opponent Time Place
March 13 Macon Co. (Boys) 3:00 p.m. Home
March 19 Friendship Acad. 4:00 p.m. Home
March 20 Celina (Boys) 3:00 p.m. Away
March 21 Cannon Co. 4:00 p.m. Home
April 1 Mt. Juliet 3:00 p.m. Away
April 2 DeKalb Co. 3:30 p.m. Home
April 4 Celina 3:00 p.m. Home
April 8 Mt. Juliet 3:00 p.m. Home
April 11 DeKalb Co. 3:00 p.m. Away
April 15 Friendship Acad. 3:00 p.m. Away
April 16 Van Buren 3:30 p.m. Home
April 19 Cannon Co. 3:00 p.m. Away
April 22 Macon Co. 3:00 p.m. Away


LA Baseball Schedule 2002

Date Opponent Varsity J. Varsity Place
March 14 *York Institute 4:30 p.m. TBA Home
March 15 Kingston 5:00 p.m. Home
March 16 White Co. 12-DH Home
March 18 White Co. 6:00 p.m. Home
March 19 Cumberland Co., TN 6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Home
March 21 *Upperman 5:30 p.m. Home
March 22 Kingston 4:00 p.m. Away
March 26 *Cannon Co. 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Away
March 27 Cookeville J.V. 5-DH Home
March 28 *Jackson Co. 4:00 p.m. Home
March 29-30 Macon Co. Tournament TBA
April 1 Cookeville 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Away
April 2 *DeKalb Co. 6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Away
April 4 *Smith Co. 4:00 p.m. TBA Away
April 5-6 Wildcat Classic TBA Home
April 9 *York Institute 4:30 p.m. TBA Away
April 12 Trousdale Co. 4:00 p.m. TBA Away
April 13 Donelson Christian Acad. 9:00 a.m. Home
April 15 Cumberland Co., KY 5:00 p.m. Home
April 16 *Upperman 5:00 p.m. Away
April 18 *Cannon Co. 5:00 p.m. TBA Home
April 19-20 Commander Classic TBA Friendship Christian School
April 23 *Jackson Co. 6:00 p.m. Away
April 25 *DeKalb Co. 6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Home
April 26 White Co. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Away
April 30 *Smith Co. 5:00 p.m. TBA Home



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LA soccer, baseball washed out

Livingston Academy's boys soccer team and baseball team were left high and dry last week after rains and other unforeseen circumstances caused cancellation of all games last week.

After travelling to play Friendship Christian Academy on Tuesday, March 26, the LA soccer team will host Sparta at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 2.

Last week's scheduled game at York Institute has been rescheduled for April 20, and the home game against Oneida has been rescheduled for April 26.

The LA baseball team, after travelling to Woodbury to play Cannon County on Tuesday, March 26, will host Jackson County's Blue Devils in a 4 p.m. game Thursday, March 28. Then, the Wildcats will travel to Lafayette to play in the Macon County Tournament to be held March 29 and 30.

The Cats will open play next week at Cookeville in a 7 p.m. game Monday, April 1, then they will travel to Smithville to take on the DeKalb County Tigers at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2.



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Lady Cats freeze out Celina 11-4


Photograph by Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff

Sophomore pitcher Amanda Dodson winds up for a pitch against Celina as third baseman Cassandra Cobble is ready to field her position. Temperatures dropping below freezing combined with darkness to cut the game to five innings.

Livingston Academy's Lady Wildcats softball team moved to 2-0 going into spring break with an 11-4 win over visiting Celina on Thursday, March 21.

Dropping temperatures couldn't cool the Lady Cats bats when they started banging out 13 hits to drive in the 11 runs. Junior Ashley Johnson led the attack, going 3 for 3 and driving in 4 runs on her 2 singles and a double.

Junior counterpart Althea Allred went 2 for 3 while driving in 2 runs.

A very talented group of sophomores made their presence known. Sarah Maynord went 2 for 3, with a long double and a run batted in. Cassandra Cobble went 2 for 3, with a double and an RBI. Bethany Greenwood went 2 for 2, with an RBI. Katrina Beechboard went 1 for 3, with 2 RBI. Aspen Allen went 1 for 2.

Sophomore pitcher Amanda Dodson picked up her second straight win, scattering just 4 hits and giving up only 2 earned runs.

The district home game against Jackson County has been moved from Thursday to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. The Lady Cats will travel to Carthage for a 4:30 p.m. district game Monday, April 1. They will then travel to Byrdstown to play Pickett County's Lady Bobcats at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2.




LA Tennis chalks up first victory



Livingston Tennis Coach Rick Moles knew that his kids had it in them to be winners. But, at the start of last week's games, both his boys and girls squads were still winless.

On March 19, LA took on Friendship Christian Academy, and stuck it out for some very close losses against the preseason pick for the number one team in the district.

Wildcat Andy Robbins took Friendship star Will Cotton to the limit with a 5-7 tie-break loss, while the Cats fell 5-8.

The girls team had an equally close match, but were defeated 3-4.

LA standout Tasha Cole swept her set, 6-0, as teammate Melissa McKay won hers 6-3, and Rachel Barlow came out on top with a 6-4 set win.

"I wasn't displeased at all. said the coach, referring to the Tuesday performances.

Scheduled for March 20, the boys match against Celina was canceled because of heavy rain. The match is now set to play Wednesday, April 3 at Celina.

In the Thursday, March 21 game versus Cannon County, the LA team faced some elements not conventionally associated with tennis. Wildcat players braved what Coach Moles called, "Probably the most miserable playing conditions I've ever been in in my life."

With temperatures in the 30s and bone chilling wind, Moles may not have been far off when he said, "It was the coldest place on the Earth."

Before the matches were cut short, the girls team managed to pull ahead 5-0, while the boys team was behind by the same score.

After Moles conversed with the Cannon County coach, it was decided that they would stop play and give the victories to the teams in the lead at that juncture. Therefore, the Lady Cats proved Coach Moles' convictions to be true, bringing him a well earned victory.

Despite a winless season so far, the boys team still has the right attitude, according to Moles.

"There's just not that much pressure on them, they know they will win some matches. When they win their sets, like Daniel Sweeney, we won his set already, and Jonathan Gore, he won his. So they know they can all win their set, it's just a matter of all of them kicking in at the same time to put four of them in the win column.

"They know they can do it."

He also feels that losses can bring with them positive experiences.

"My number one boy, Andy (Robbins), after every one he has played he has told me, I can still beat that guy, I just figured out what he was doing wrong, and I can beat him.' So he takes away something positive, and they all feel the same way."

No matches are scheduled for this week because of spring break. Next up for Livingston Academy tennis is a match at Mt. Juliet Monday, April 1, and a home contest against DeKalb County the following day.








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