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Archives 07-10-2002



Civitan Cougars win softball tournament

County 11 Year-Old All-Stars announced
Misty Garrett receives honors







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Civitan Cougars win softball tournament

photo courtesy of Civitan Cougars

Members of the Civitan Cougars are, front row, Whitney Walker, Lorianne Carr, Whittney Sells, Shelley Lackey, Alicia Melton, middle row, Amanda Hammock, Trista Nelson, Kirstie Dillon, Sarah Maynord, Chrissy Guffey, Jessica McDonald, back row, coaches Barbara Garrett, Wayne Dillon, Craig Cantrell, and Rick McDonald.


The ASA 16-Under District Softball Tournament was recently held in Livingston. The Livingston Civitan team won three consecutive games to claim the victory.

With a 10-0 record coming into the tournament, the Civitan team received a first round bye.

Their first action of the tournament was played against First National BankÕs team. The game was close as the Civitan team won by a score of 10-8 to move into the finals of the winners bracket.

The winners bracket finals pitted the team against the Mustangs from Smith County. The game ended after four innings and the Civitan team took the game 18-8.

The finals of the tournament was a rematch of the winners bracket finals, with the Civitan Cougars playing against the Smith County Mustangs.

In the top of the first inning, a fired-up Civitan team sent 14 players to the plate and scored 9 runs to take a 9-0 lead after half an inning. The Mustangs scored 2 runs in the bottom of the first to make the score 9-2 after one inning.

The bats for the Civitan team stayed hot in the second inning as the Cougars scored 9 more runs and led 18-2 with one out in the second inning. By mutual agreement between the umpires and the Mustangs, the game was stopped then with the Civitan ClubÕs team taking the championship with a final score of 18-2.


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County 11 Year-Old All-Stars announced

Ashley Hunter/OCN staff

Overton County Little League 11 Year-Old All-Stars are playing in the All-Star Tournament in Gallatin this week. Team members are, front row from left, Trevor Walker, Colton Cross, Gregory Walker, Clint West, Allen Bilbrey, Timmy Ledbetter, Ethan Harris, second row from left, Shawn Walthall, Kendall Melton, Cody Cantrell, Josh Norris, Lee Gatts, Lucas Moore, and, back row from left, coaches Stan Walthall, Butch Cross, and Mike Bilbrey.

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Misty Garrett receives honors

Misty Garrett of Overton County was among the 21 players chosen by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association as members of the TSWA college All- State teams for 2001-2002.

Garrett was named a second-team selection. One of the most versatile point guards in Golden Eaglette history, Garrett teamed with first-team selection Janet Holt to lead the team to four regular season OVC championships.

A starter throughout her four seasons, Garrett finished her career ranked third on the all-time list in assists. As a senior, she contributed 7.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game while shooting 49 percent from the field.

Garrett was also a top 10 finalist for Tennessee Tech NCAA Woman of the Year. Finalists were selected by the TTU Athletic Awards Committee.

In naming Garrett as a finalist, she was described as "one of the most versatile and determined players in Golden Eaglette history."

Teammate Holt was named TTU Woman of the Year. Holt was named OVC Player of the Year for an unprecedented third straight year while being named Verizon Academic All-American and Kodak All-District for the second straight year. She ranked third nationally and first in the OVC with 23.8 points per game, and also ranked first in the OVC with 8.4 rebounds per game. In addition, the do-everything forward averaged 3.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game.

Holt ended her career with six Tech records and seven OVC records. She was selected to participate in the WNBA pre-draft camp after graduating in May. Earlier this year, she was named OVC Female Athlete of the Year for the third consecutive year.



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