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Archives 08-14-2002



Wildcats golf team begins new season

Outlaws announced for 2002 season
Local players particpate in national championship






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Wildcats golf team begins new season



First-year coach of the Livingston Academy golf team, Elizabeth Woodard, possesses lofty goals for her young team, but believes they have what it takes to rise to the peak of their district.

ÒIÕd like to see us win the district," she said, Òand IÕd like to see also some of our kids get to the regional tournament and place well, and maybe some of them go on to the state."

These high aspirations seem to place a substantial amount of weight squarely on the shoulders of the LA freshmen and sophomores who make up 11 of the 14 members of the boys team. Woodard believes her golf experience will help make up for the teamÕs overall youth.

ÒIÕve been playing golf all of my life," Woodard said. ÒSo IÕm not concerned with that. I know what it takes to get better and IÕm going to show these guys what it takes."

This seasonÕs boys golf squad consists of a lone senior, Charles Hammer, and juniors Clint Peterman and Eddie Sells.

The Wildcats fountain of youth is fueled by sophomores Westley Burnett, Josh Crawford, Johnny Cyrus, Jeremy Sells, and Brad West.

Also expected to contribute to the LA team are freshmen Rex Dale, Kris Gore, Brandon Matthews, Justin Monday, Jonathon McGill, and Lance Ruble.

At this point, only one girl is slated to play with the Cats, sophomore Brittany Meredith.

The Wildcats won their first scrimmage contest with gusto, taking the match by 8 strokes. With the Wildcats players working hard on improving their games, this pre-season victory could be an indicator of future LA matches.

ÒI think itÕs highly possible," Woodard said. ÒIÕve got them going through a golf routine. I donÕt know whether or not theyÕve been doing that in past years, but IÕve got them working on their short games and their chipping and putting, and stuff like that. And if you can chip and putt, you can do a lot."

The Livingston Academy golf season began Tuesday, August 13 with a match against Pickett County and Monterey.



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Outlaws announced for 2002 season

Members of the 2002 Outlaws football team are, in numerical order, 4 - Corey Phillips, 5 - Brannon McCoin, 10 - Ty Eldridge, 12 - Hayden Hill, 15 - Dylan Ashlock, 17 - Antheny Ward, 22 - Justin Poston, 24 - Lucas Cole, 25 - Caleb Sells, 26 - Josh Espey, 36 - Timmy Ledbetter, 39 - Trey Thomas, 43 - Tyler Watkins, 45 - Cody Stafford, 46 - Ethan McDonald, 49 - Cody Brewer, 50 - T.J. Smith, 52 - Sean Bell, 53 - Josh Norris, 58 - Dylan Harris, 62 - Justin Scantland, 75 - Tracy McDonald, 79 - Jordan Danner, 82 - Clint Warren, 88 - Josh Patterson, 89 - Stenson Smith, 90 - Jacob Parsons, 96 - Fred Hunley, 97 - Caleb Robertson, and 99 - Josh Beaty.

Members of the 2002 Jr. Outlaws football team are, in numerical order, 1 - Cody Coleman, 2- Carson Bailey, 2 - Creed Hayes, 3 - Desmond Pincheon, 7 - Paxton Eldridge, 9 - Heath Thompson, 16 - Kyle Jolley, 18 - Dustin Matthews, 19 - Dustin Harris, 20 - Dalton Jolley, 25 - Alex Webb, 27 - Lucas Dailey, 29 - Tommy Smith, 30 - Brock McCoin, 31 - Tyler Cates, 32 - Jonathan Melton, 34 - Hunter Garrett, 37 - John Michael Dishman, 38 - Ronnie Linder, 39 - Brandon Roop, 40 - Kyle Walker, 41 - Will Gore, 42 - Paul Daniels, 44 - Kyle Lee, 51- Nathan Neal, 53 - Brandon Smith, 57 - Dakota Hunter, 59 - Jeffrey Arney, 63 - Seth Kilgore, 64 - Austin Reed, 65 - Logan Moore, 65 - Mitch Maynord, 66 - Justin Ledbetter, 70 - Brandon Burnette, 71 - Cody Dickerson, 71 - Chastin Smith, 74 - Sam Officer, 75 - Wade Montooth, 76 - Devin Walker, 78 - Seth Ford, 79 - T.J. Walker, 84 - Morgan Mayberry, and 91- Jordan Thrasher.


Local players particpate in national championship

Three local players were members of the Tennessee Stars AAU basketball team that travelled to the national playoffs in Orlando, FL, on July 11-19. Jada Ledbetter, left, daughter of Rick and Janice Ledbetter, is an eighth grader at Rickman Elementary School, Whitney Hill, center, daughter of Eddie and Jan Hill, is a freshman at Livingston Academy, and Alison West, right, daughter of John and Amanda West, is an eighth grader at Livingston Middle School. The girls expressed appreciation to everyone who contributed in paying the expenses of the trip.



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