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Archives 10-15-2003





LA runners compete in invitational
Cats take fire out of Dragons 40-8
LA number 1 in soccer district's regular season
LA Wildcats head into tournament
Outlaws complete undefeated season


LA runners compete in invitational


Livingston Academy's cross country runners travelled to Cookeville on Saturday, Oct. 11 to compete in the Burnett Memorial Invitational.

LA's Casey Ledbetter finished 38th at 18:19. Teammate Chris Looper was 45th at 19:19, and Brent Thrasher was right behind him in 46th at 19:21.

Livingston Academy Cross Country Coach Jamie Loftis said, "Brent ran his best time ever. It was about a full minute better than his previous best time."

Next up for the Livingston Academy runners is the Midstate Championships at Sharp Springs Park in Smyrna today, Wednesday, Oct. 15.

"Hopefully, the break from school and the extra rest will continue to help their performance," Coach Loftis said, looking forward to the Midstate Championships.


Cats take fire out of Dragons 40-8

Lyndon Johnson/OCN staff

Livingston Academy's Jamey Vaughn makes a diving tackle for the LA defense during the game played Friday, Oct. 10 versus the York Institute Dragons. York would be held to under 100 yards in rushing and would gain only 45 by passing the ball thanks to the efforts of the Livingston defensemen.


For the third consecutive week, the Livingston Academy Wildcats football team has beat its opponent with a score of 40 points or higher.

Last week, the York Institute Dragons fell prey to the offensive scoreboard scorching on behalf of the Wildcats.

The Livingston offense tallied 7 points early in the game at the hands of Cody King, and the defense held the Dragons to prevent them from answering with any points of their own for the duration of the first quarter.

The second quarter saw LA score twice more, thanks to a Wilson Cates 25-yard pass to King and a 2-yard run by Jamey Vaughn. At the end of the half, the Wildcats were comfortably in the lead 26-0.

The third quarter saw York finally make a stab at the scoreboard and put up 8 of its own points, but not before Livingston scored yet again with a pass from Cates to Vaughn.

In the fourth quarter, the LA defense again held the Dragons scoreless, and the LA offense kept busy playing sound football and scoring another touchdown.

At the end of the fourth, the end result was a Livingston Dragon-slaying, 40-8 in favor of the Wildcats.

Livingston led the game in virtually every statistic. The Wildcats had 15 first downs to York's 11, no fumbles to York's one, and four penalties for 32 yards versus York's five for 36.

On the ground, LA dominated, running 218 yards over the course of 36 tries. Jamey Vaughn led the team, running 12 for 75 yards. Other rushers were Brian Colson (9 for 53 yards), Wilson Cates (7 for 65), LaVincent Raines (5 for 16), and Levi Holt (3 for 9).

The LA defense held the dragons to only 95 rushing yards on the evening in 23 runs.

Cates dominated York's QB in the passing statistic, throwing 7 of 9 for 175 yards. York quarterback Blakely Garrett managed to complete 3 of 10 for a total of 45 yards.

Livingston's Levi Holt, who subbed in late in the fourth quarter to relieve Cates, ran 3 times for a total of 9 yards before throwing an interception.

Leading Livingston in receiving yardage was Cody King, who caught 2 passes for 77 yards. He was followed by Jamey Vaughn, who caught one for 29 yards, Lance Holland, who caught one for 28 yards, D.J. Allred, who caught one for 22 yards, and Whitney Coleman, who caught 2 passes for 22 yards.

LA totalled 175 passing yards at the end of the game, overshadowing York's 45.

Livingston will travel to Portland to play the Panthers this Friday, Oct. 17. After that, the team will play at Upperman High School on Friday, Oct. 24 before returning home on Halloween night to play DeKalb County on Senior Night.


LA number 1 in soccer district's regular season

Lyndon Johnson/OCN staff

Livingston Academy's senior soccer players were honored in a cermony on Thursday, Oct. 9, just before gameplay began for the last home game of the regular season. Seniors are, from left, manager Bethany Greenwood, manager Casey Emerton, Jessica Smith, Ferran Stephens, Cassandra Cobble, Sarah Jowers, Danielle Thrasher, Kasey Baltimore, and Ronance Jackson, congratulated by LA Soccer Coach Ethan King.


Livingston Academy's Lady Wildcats are on their way to the district tournament next week after two wins in gameplay last week.

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the team played York Institute's Lady Dragons in Livingston.

Livingston Academy Soccer Coach Ethan King said, "Usually, York gives us every bit. They played us really tough, but our girls played a really good game."

Livingston won the contest by a score of 4-1, with Katrina Marshall and Allison Medley scoring a goal apiece, and Kasey Baltimore scoring two.

After that, the Lady Wildcats again took to the home pitch to play Mt. Juliet Christian Academy in the last game of the regular season.

It would be another impressive victory for the ladies, who beat the visitors by a score of 5-1 after the regulation 80 minutes plus stoppage time.

Scoring goals for LA were Katrina Marshall and Kasey Baltimore, both of whom had two, and Danielle Thrasher with one.

Baltimore and Marshall were both credited with one assist apiece.

"They played well," Coach King said of his squad.

"It was a physical game, quite a bit of pushing on both sides, but we played very well."

The LA Lady Wildcats, seeded first in the district tournament, got a bye round in Monday's tournament gameplay. The winner of the Mt. Juliet Christian and Smith County match would play LA on Tuesday, Oct. 14.


LA Wildcats head into tournament


A tough loss to Friendship Christian School last week placed the Livingston Academy Wildcats volleyball team as the 3rd place seed for this week's District 9-A/AA Tournament at Upperman High School.

The Cats travelled to Lebanon to play the Commanders on Tuesday, Oct. 7, and started off with two losses, 8-25, 8-25.

LA Volleyball Coach Merl Smith said, "We played the worst that we could in those games, then turned around and played the best that we could in the next two."

Livingston won 25-16, 25-17 in the next two to even the match, but then succumbed to Friendship 12-15 in the deciding game.

The Cats were scheduled to play either Gordonsville or Monterey at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the district tournament at Upperman. With a win, LA will then play in the semi-final round at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at Upperman High School. The championship match will follow the semi-final.

The two teams in the District 9-A/AA championship game will advance to the regionals, and the winner will host the region tournament.

Coach Smith said, "We have to be consistent; we've had a lack of consistency. We've looked great at times, and we've looked terrible at times.

"We have to play our best games in the semis."


Outlaws complete undefeated season

Lyndon Johnson/OCN staff

Outlaws tailback Ethan McDonald trots into the endzone for a touchdown in Saturday's home game against Monterey. McDonald rushed for 183 yards in one half of play.

Overton County's Sr. Outlaws scored early and often, racking up 33 first half points, en route to their 33-7 victory over the Monterey Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 11. With the win, the Sr. Outlaws finished the regular season 9-0.

The Outlaws will play DeKalb County in the post-season championship game Saturday, Oct. 18 in Celina.

The Sr. Outlaws started their initial drive at the 50 yard line, and in 4 plays covered the yardage. The touchdown came on a 3-yard Hayden Hill run. Ethan McDonald ran in the conversion, giving the Outlaws a 7-0 advantage.

On their second possession, Hill was intercepted, but the Sr. Outlaws returned the favor when Ty Eldridge intercepted a Monterey pass. The Outlaws scoring drive was 63 yards in distance, with Cody Stafford getting the touchdown on a 14-yard run.

After a Hill interception for the Sr. Outlaws, McDonald scampered 50 yards for the score, giving the senior Outlaws a 19-0 lead. After another solid defensive series, the Outlaws drove 51 yards in 4 plays, with Hill running in his second TD of the afternoon from 5 yards away.

The Sr. Outlaws kicked onside and the ball was recovered by Paul Daniels. Two plays later, McDonald broke loose again, rambling 51 yards for the touchdown. The conversion was successful on a pass from Hill to Stafford, making the halftime score 33-0 in the Outlaws' favor.

That marked the end of the day for the Sr. Outlaws starters, as the entire second half was played by the Sr. Outlaws backups.

Dylan Harris recorded a fourth quarter interception for the Sr. Outlaws.

Monterey scored with 2 minutes left, making the final score 33-7.

Offensively, tailback Ethan McDonald had another big day as he rushed for 183 yards and 2 touchdowns in only one half of play. McDonald has surpassed 1,200 yards rushing and has scored 22 touchdowns for the season.

Defensively, Adam Wilson, Carson Bailey, and Corey Phillips had 3 tackles each.

Individual Statistics

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Ethan McDonald 10-183-2
Cody Stafford 5-51-1
Ty Eldridge 2-19-0
Paul Daniels 2-22-0
Caleb Sells 1-17-0
Kyle Lee 3-2-0
Hayden Hill 3-0-2
Paxton Eldridge 1-(-3)-0

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-TDs-INT)
Hayden Hill 4-7-37-0-1
Ethan McDonald 0-2-0-0-0
Paul Daniels 0-1-0-0-0

Receiving (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Caleb Sells 2-3-0
Dylan Ashlock 1-11-0
Cody Stafford 1-13-0

Corey Phillips 3; Carson Bailey 3; Adam Wilson 3; Dylan Harris 2; Cody Stafford 2; Chad Copeland 2; Kyle Lee 2; Ethan McDonald 1; Tracy McDonald 1; Ty Eldridge 1; Paul Daniels 1; David Winningham 1; Justin Hill 1.

Ty Eldridge 1; Dylan Harris 1; Hayden Hill 1.

Fumble Recoveries
Paul Daniels 1.



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