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Archives 07-03-2002



Civitan Cougars win 16-Under season title

County 8-under softball tourney held
Babe Rutth All-Stars
Litttle League All-Stars
Men's League season title up for grabs
Sadler wins silver metal in men’s raquetball tournament
Raines wins first place in championship







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Civitan Cougars win 16-Under season title

photo courtesy of Civitan Cougars

Civitan Cougars won the Overton County 16-Under Girls Softball League season championship with a perfect 10-0 record. Team members are, sitting from left, Whitney Walker, Alicia Melton, kneeling from left, Lori Carr, Kirstie Dillon, Trista Nelson, Whittney Sells, standing from left, Shelly Lackey, Sarah Maynord, Chrissy Guffey, Jessica McDonald, and Amanda Hammock. The team is coached by Barbara Garrett, Wayne Dillon, Craig Cantrell, and Rick McDonald.


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County 8-under softball tourney held

Kevin Burmeister/OCN staff

Parson's Auto Repair took home first place in Overton County 8-Under Girls Softball Tournament and were the season champs. Team members are, front row, from left, Sandra Gore, Morgan White, Megan White, Amanda Hammock, Kelsey Meadows, Courtney Godsey, Andrea Hammock, second row, Ashley Clark, Lauren Davidson, Taylor Eldridge, Torri Stocking, Jordan Hall, CJ Boykin, back row, Coach Jennifer Harris, Coach Jennifer Eldridge, Coach Rob Godsey, Coach Crystal Kingery, and Coach Tammy Stocking.


Kevin Burmeister/OCN staff

Advance Auto Parts took the runner-up spot in Overton County 8-Under Girls Softball Tournament. Team members are, front row, from left, Katie Hummel, Katie Collins, Courtney Smith, Olivia Long, Allison Dailey, Jessica Simpson, second row, Elizabeth Qualls, Heather Cantrell, Morgan Johnson, Kendra Hunt, McKenzie Sells, Rachael Kingery, Taylor Hall, back row, Coach Perry Kingery, Coach Ronny Smith, Coach Tony Johnson, and Coach Kevin Collins.


photo by Steve Garrett

Livingston Regional Hospital were the season runner-up in Overton County 8-Under Girls Softball League. Team members are, seated, Erica Miller, kneeling from left, Sierra Hill, Rebecca Reeder, Meriam Maynord, Adrianna Jones, Rachel Jolley, second row, Harley Garrett, Jordan Savage, Allison Carmack, Kayla Williams, Emily Miller, Natasha Taylor, back row, Coach David Hedgecoth and Coach Tonya Neal.


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Babe Ruth All-Stars

County All-Stars win 15 Year-Old Tournament

Overton County 15 Year-Old Babe Ruth All-Stars advanced to the Area Tournament with a solid performance last week in Sparta.

After dropping the opening game in a 3-2 heartbreaker, the team stormed back with five straight wins to advance to the second round of playoffs. Overton County won the last three games by a combined score of 35-8.

Head Coach Bill McKay said, "Every player contributed to these wins. We had great pitching, solid defense, and we really pounded the ball the last three games."

Team members are Brandon Bond, Brian Colson, Johnny Cyrus, Jimmy Davidson, Shane Livingston, Jon Maynard, Chris Nelson, Jake Peterman, Ernie Rigney, Jeremy Sells, Tyler Smith, John Ward, and Josh Wright. Assistant coaches are Johnny Cyrus and David Smith.

The team will travel to Fayetteville to play in the Area Tournament held Friday through Sunday, July 5-7. Their opening game will be at 6 p.m. Friday, July 7.


County 13 Year-Old All-Stars advance

Overton County 13 Year-Old Babe Ruth All-Stars advanced to the Area Tournament with a strong performance last week in Cookeville, going undefeated in the tournament. The team steamrolled through the field, outscoring the opposition 30-11; however, defense made the difference, according to Head Coach Mark White.

“Every player really hustled on the field," White said. "That's where we won the games."

Proudly accepting the first place plaque are, front row from left, Josh L. Smith, Matthew Lee, Cody Winton, Daniel Elder, Josh Carwile, John Lucas White, Todd Smith, Andrew Neff, Jacob Wright, back row, Assistant Coach Alan Carwile, Josh T. Smith, Paul Ragland, Zack Ramsey, Jacob Brown, Ryan Bowman, Assistant Coach Bruce Elder, Levi Holt, and Head Coach Mark White.

The team will now travel to McMinnville to play in the Area Tournament at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6.


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Little League All-Stars

County 10 Year-Old All-Stars announced

Ashley Hunter/OCN staff

Ashley Hunter/OCN staff

Members of the Overton County 10 Year-Old Little League All-Stars are, kneeling from left, Kailen Melton, Ty Eldridge, Hayden Hill, Devin Walker, Cody Stafford, Colby Boykin, standing from left, Nick Robbins, Ethan McDonald, Adam Wilson, Will Mullins, Jacob Collins, Adam Dodson, and back row from left, coaches Kenny Melton, Kelly Hill, and Greg McDonald.



Men's League season title up for grabs

The season championship is up for grabs in Overton County Men's Softball League. Huckeby Construction still has one loss separating their team from Jamestown Reds. Watson's Boys and Pug's Tanks have come on strong lately to make a claim for a top 3 finish. Game scores for last week are as follows:

Wednesday, June 26
Jamestown Reds 24, Roadmasters 3
Jamestown Reds – John Reagan 4 for 4 with a home run, Jerry Arms 4 for 4, Roger Short 4 for 4, Lee Linder 3 for 3, Johnny Painter 3 for 4 with 2 home runs, Steve Arms with a home run, and Eddie Gipson hit a home run. Roadmasters – Michael Melton 2 for 2, and Greg McDonald 1 for 1.

Watsons Boys 21, Lawns Unlimited 20
Watsons Boys – Larry Watson 5 for 6 with 2 home runs, Gary Watson 5 for 6 with 2 home runs, Thad Huff 3 for 5 with a home run, and Mark Jenkins 4 for 6. Lawns Unlimited – Jonathan Stevens 4 for 5 with a home run, Brandon Mullins 4 for 5, Brian Smith with 2 home runs, and Nathan Lawson hit a home run.

Pugs Tanks 32, He-Jo Boat Storage 11
Pugs Tanks – Jerran Allen 4 for 4 with 2 home runs, Bert Jolley 4 for 4, Mark Lee 4 for 4, Steve Thompson 3 for 3, Jeff Flowers 3 for 3 with a home run, Billy Witt 3 for 4 with a home run, Gerald Clark hit a home run, and Steve Boles hit a home run. He-Jo Boat Storage – Shane Nivens 2 for 2, Brad Flowers 2 for 2, Lee Amonette 2 for 2, and Randy Pryor 1 for 1.

Huckeby Construction 19, Hutchinson 2
Huckeby Construction – Terry Kingery 3 for 3 with a home run, James Parsons 3 for 3 with a home run, Wayne Huckeby 3 for 3, Chris Story 3 for 3, Andy Parsons hit a home run, and Tracy Welch hit a home run. Hutchinson – Keith Miller 1 for 2, Gene Vaughn 1 for 2, Jason Trotter 1 for 2, Bobby McDougal 1 for 2, and Bren McCann 1 for 2.

Thursday, June 27
Games rained out.

Men's League Standings W L
Jamestown Reds 11 0
Huckeby Construction 11 1
Watson's Boys 9 3
Pug's Tanks 8 4
Roadmasters 4 7
Hutchinson 4 7
He-Jo Boat Storage 2 10
Lawns Unlimited 2 10
Livingston Jaycees 1 10



Sadler wins silver metal in men’s raquetball tournament

Dewain Peek/OCN staff

David Sadler of Livingston won the silver metal in the Men’s National Raquetball Championship held in Houston, TX. He previously won in the Tennessee State and the Southeastern Regional Championships.

The principal of CLUE, Overton County’s alternative school, Sadler is a graduate of Livingston Academy and Tennessee Technological University.


Raines wins first place in championship

Tusculum College golfer Andrea Raines won first place in the Tennessee Women’s Amateur Golf Championship held June 17-22 at Toqua Golf Club in Tellico Village in Loudon.

The tournament consisted of match play. Over the course of the week Andrea defeated Suzanne Hayes of Chattanooga, MTSU golfer Kimberly Pennington of Crossville, Grace Keeble of Belle Meade, and Janet Kincade of Toqua Village in Loudon in the finals to win the first flight championship.

The 62nd annual event had one of the largest crowds in the history of the tournament.




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