Wildcats power through winning Spring Break
LA Wildcats defeat Friendship 7-0
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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through winning Spring Break
By ASHLEY HUNTER, OCN Staff
LA's Jesse Wolfram cranks a Jackson County pitch out of the park
in Thursday's district contest (above). The Wildcats team shows
appreciation for Wolfram's round-tripper upon his arrival home with
high fives all around (below).
Livingston Academy's Wildcats baseball team went 4-2 this past
week, beating the tar out of Jackson County on Thursday, March 28
and faring well in last weekend's Macon County Tournament. In the
tourney, LA went 3-2.
In the Thursday, March 28 game against Jackson County, LA started
off slowly, scoring no runs in the first inning to Jackson County's
In the second inning, the Wildcats heated up their game and scored
6 runs. The Blue Devils failed to score in the second inning. Jackson
County failed to score any more runs in the entire game.
In the third inning, LA ran off with the game like the dish ran
away with the spoon, scoring 12 runs in the inning.
The Cats had no errors in the entire contest; Jackson County had
On the mound, Kyle Copeland pitched for 3 innings, giving up 2
runs and 2 hits. He struck out 4 batters and walked 2. Cody Sells
pitched 2 innings, striking out 5 and walking 1.
Offensively, Cody King went 3 for 3, with a single, a double, and
a home run. Jesse Wolfram went 1 for 2, with 2 RBI and a home run.
Michael Poston also went 1 for 2, with an RBI and a home run. Cody
Campbell went 1 for 2 as well and had 3 RBI.
LA Head Coach David Looper said, "Our bats got hot after a
long break from playing baseball.Ó
Last Friday, March 29, the Cats kicked off the Macon County Tournament
with a win against East Robertson High School. Livingston once again
ran off and left its adversary, this time leaving the other team
scoreless for the entire game.
The Wildcats scored a run in the first inning, 5 in the second,
2 in the third, and 2 in the fourth.
From the pitching standpoint, Cody Sells pitched for 4 innings,
giving up a hit and a walk. He also had 7 strikeouts.
LA's hitters did rather well. Josh Cravins went 2 for 2, with a
home run, and a double, and 3 RBI. Jesse Wolfram went 1 for 2, with
a home run and 3 RBI. Michael Poston went 2 for 3, with a home run
and 3 RBI. Kyle Copeland also went 2 for 3.
Coach Looper said, "Wind was blowing out and so was the ball.
Amazing performance by freshman Cody Sells with the shutout.Ó
LA's next game in the tourney was versus Wilson Central. This time,
it was Livingston that went scoreless for an entire game.
No runs were scored in the first inning, but Wilson Central kicked
it up a notch in the second inning to score 8 runs. In the third
and final inning, Wilson Central scored 3 runs.
As for pitching, Michael Poston threw for 1 2-3 innings, allowing
8 hits and 8 runs. He walked 2 and struck out none. Cody King pitched
for 2 1-3 innings, allowing 3 hits and 3 runs. He walked 6 and struck
Coach Looper said of the loss, "Everything went against us.
Michael had a terrible game on the hill and our bats were silent.Ó
LA's next game was against Trousdale County. Livingston won in
a close contest.
In the first inning, the Cats jumped out to a fast start, scoring
6 runs to zilch by Trousdale County.
In the second inning, though, Trousdale County scored 6 runs to
The game was quiet for a little while as Livingston scored a run
in the third and no runs in the fourth inning. Luckily for LA, Trousdale
County scored no runs during the third and fourth innings.
In the fifth inning, each team scored a run. The sixth inning
went scoreless for both teams.
LA's Micheal Murphy and Kyle Copeland each pitched for 3 innings.
Murphy allowed 6 runs and 3 hits. He struck out 3 and walked 2.
Copeland allowed a run on 3 hits. He struck out 4 and walked a batter.
Offensively, Johnny Cyrus went 1 for 3, with a double and 2 RBI.
Michael Poston went 2 for 4, with 2 RBI. Michael Murphy went 2 for
2, with a double and 3 RBI. Jeff Aldridge went 2 for 3.
Coach Looper said, "Kyle and Michael combined on a cold and
wet win. This game was split on two different days because of weather.Ó
LA chalked up another one for the win column against Red Boiling
RBS got off to a fast start, outscoring LA 3-1 in the first inning.
LA turned it on in the second, though, scoring 11 runs to Red Boiling
LA picked up 2 more runs in the third, with none by RBS. In the
fourth, Red Boiling Springs scored 4 runs. LA did not bat.
On the mound, Jesse Wolfram pitched for 2 innings, giving up 6
runs on 3 hits. He struck out 2 and walked 6. Jonathan Cummings
pitched for 1 1-3 innings, giving up 6 runs on 2 hits. He struck
out 1 and walked 5. Michael Poston pitched for 2-3 innings and struck
From the offensive standpoint, Kyle Copeland went 1 for 3 with
a grand slam home run, garnering 4 RBI. Josh Cravins went 3 for
3, with an RBI. Brian Colson also went 3 for 3, with 5 RBI.
Coach Looper said of the win, "We couldn't throw strikes,
but our bats made up for it. The grand slam by Copeland was huge."
In LA's final game of the tourney, the Cats played and lost to
the host team, 8-5.
Macon County got off to a good, early start and the Wildcats just
couldn't catch up. Macon County scored 7 runs to LA's 1 in the first
In the second innning, Macon County outscored LA 1-0. The third
inning went scoreless for both teams.
Livingston heated up in the fourth and fifth innings, scoring 2
runs in each one. It was too little, too late for LA in this one,
Pitching, Brad Butler started the game for LA, giving up 6 runs
on 3 hits. He walked 3 batters. Lance Holland pitched for 3 innings,
giving up 2 runs. He struck out 4 and walked 3. Johnny Cyrus pitched
for an inning, giving up no runs. He struck out 2 and walked a batter.
As for hitting, Todd Rose went 1 for 3, with a double. Cody King
went 1 for 1, with an RBI. Jeff Aldridge went 1 for 3, also with
a double. Matt Rooker went 1 for 2, with 2 RBI.
LA's record now stands at 6-4.
Following Monday's game against Cookeville and a matchup on Tuesday,
April 2 against DeKalb County, the Wildcats will travel to Carthage
Thursday, April 4 to take on the Smith County Owls. On Friday, April
5 and Saturday, April 6, Livingston Academy will host the Wildcat
The Wildcats will travel to Jamestown on Tuesday, April 9 to take
on district opponent York Institute.
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LA Wildcats defeat
By DEWAIN E. PEEK, OCN staff
Overpowering defense and a strong offense propelled the Livingston
Academy Wildcats soccer team to a 7-0 victory over Friendship Christian
Academy on Tuesday, March 26.
LA Coach Rick Sells said, "We played as a team. We executed
well with our passes, assists, and spreading the field. "Our
defense was tough."
The LA defense played so well that goalkeeper Matt O'Brien had
a boring game, having to defend against only three Friendship shots
on goal. LA had 25 shots on goal, nailing 7 of them.
Freshman Marcel Jones scored 3 goals, senior Rick Schindler scored
a goal, freshman Jacob Pennington scored a goal, senior Scott Romzek
scored a goal, and senior Colin Smith scored a goal, the 50th of
his high school career.
"Colin had an excellent field game," Coach Sells said.
"He was directing traffic. Colin did everything a good leader
is supposed to."
After a home game against Sparta on Tuesday, April 2, the Cats
will travel to play Mt. Juliet Christian at 6 p.m. Thursday, April
"They're going to be tough," Coach Sells said of Mt.
Livingston Academy will then host Crossville in a 4:30 p.m. game
Tuesday, April 9.
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