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Judge Dean Golf Tournament benefits Livingston Rotary
Overton kids compete in Cookeville Soap Box Derby
County mibsters compete in National Tournament
Stonecipher places 4th in Panther Classic
LA cheerleaders earn honors at UCA camp

Judge Dean Golf Tournament benefits Livingston Rotary

photo courtesy of Livingston Rotary Club
The 3rd annual Judge Dean Rotary Golf Tournament was held Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25 at Hidden Valley Golf Course. The event had 26 teams competing for the top prize. On hand are, from left, Lynn King, Rotary Club immediate past president, Bruce Elder, Rotary Club president, Bill Fletcher and Matt Mitchell, winners, and Bob Cook, Rotary Club member. The golfers were treated to a steak dinner on Saturday night. Elder expressed appreciation for all the sponsors and players. Proceeds from the tournament are to benefit community projects of the Rotary Club.

 

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Overton kids compete in Cookeville Soap Box Derby

courtesy photo
Lucas Gunnels and his sister, Leah Gunnels, of Overton County, were among some 85 youngsters to compete in the 5th Annual Soap Box Derby held June 17 on a 900-foot course outside of Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium in Cookeville. Lucas placed 1st in the masters division of this year's event in a car sponsored by Livingston Rental Center. He placed 1st in last year's event in the stock division, then went on to compete in the 2005 All-American Finals in Akron, OH. He will compete in the All-American Finals again in the masters division on July 22. Once a racer has won locally in a division, he or she is not allowed to race in that division again and the winning car is retired. Leah competed in the stock division this year in a car sponsored by The Building Center.

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County mibsters compete in National Tournament

courtesy of Shawn Hughes
Trevor Norrod lines up a shot at the National Marbles Tournament held in Wildwood, NJ, on June 19-22. Norrod finished with a national ranking of 19.

Megan Boles concentrates on a shot at the National Tournament. She received the award for sportsmanship.

When marbles competitors from across the nation, nicknamed "mibsters", met at this summer's 83rd annual National Marbles Tournament, two young Overton County residents representing Standing Stone State Park emerged among the elite.

The National Marbles Tournament originated in 1922 in Philadelphia, PA, making it the nation's oldest surviving contest for kids.

Each year, the best marble players from around the country travel to Wildwood, NJ, to compete in the game of "ringer" for the title of the National Marble Champion. The tournament is open to players ages 8 to 14.

Ringer is played by placing 13 glass marbles in a cross pattern in the center of a 10-foot-wide ring. Players crouch in the ring to fire their shooter marble at the smaller blue marbles. The first player who shoots seven marbles out of the ring without penalty wins.

This year, 14 year-old Megan Boles and 12 year-old Trevor Norrod bested more than 1,000 competitors at the Overton County Marbles Tournament in April to earn their places in the National Marbles Tournament, held June 19-22.

Boles, Norrod, and their fellow mibsters played more than 1,500 games of marbles in their four days at Wildwood, New Jersey's Ringer Stadium, where 10 painted concrete platforms have been imbedded in the Atlantic Coast sand.

After three days of round-robin play, Megan Boles and Trevor Norrod fell just short of making the semi-finals. Boles and Norrod each received honorable national rankings - Boles finished with a national ranking of 23, and Norrod finished the tournament with a national ranking of 19.

Overton County Marble Coach Shawn Hughes said, "Both Megan and Trevor played extremely hard. Both displayed great sportsmanship and represented Overton County, Standing Stone State Park, and Tennessee State Parks in a way that would make us all proud of them."

Furthermore, Boles was rewarded for her sportsmanship by the National Marbles Tournament with the Laura Brader Memorial Award for Excellence in Sportsmanship and Conduct. This honor is bestowed upon the participant with the most positive attitude and esteemed behavior with all other players, parents, and staff.

In addition to receiving this award, she was also awarded $500 for a post-secondary scholarship.

Anyone ages 14 and under interested in learning more about the National Marble Tournament and how to participate in next year's tournament should call Shawn Hughes at Standing Stone State Park at (931) 823-6487 or call Christy Lee at Overton County Board of Education at (931) 823-1287. Practice in preparation for next year's tournament will begin soon.

For more information on the National Marbles Tournament go to the website at www. nationalmarblestourn-ament.org.

Standing Stone State Park has a history of marbles competition. The park hosts the national Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Marbles Festival every year. This year's 24th annual Rolley Hole Championship and festival will be held September 16.

In addition to the Rolley Hole Championship, competitive games of ringer and Tennessee square will also be played. The events are free and open to the public, but registration is required for the Rolley Hole Tournament only.

Standing Stone State Park covers nearly 11,000 acres. The rustic park features a recreation center, archery, basketball, horseshoes, ping-pong, playgrounds, softball fields, tennis courts, and volleyball.

For more information call the park office at (931) 823-6487 or visit the website at www.tnstateparks.com/parks/StandingStone/.

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Stonecipher places 4th in Panther Classic

Megan Stonecipher was among members of the Overton County Junior High Golf Team who played in the "Panther Classic" tournament at Ironwood Golf Course on Tuesday, May 9.

A 7th grader at Rickman Elementary, she shot a 51, placed 4th, and won an individual medal.

LA cheerleaders earn honors at UCA camp

At the recent UCA camp at Tennessee Tech, three seniors from Livingston Academy - Mary Heather Maynord, Ashley Peterson, and Jamie Curtis - were chosen to be a part of the All-Stars team. These three competed against approximately 60 other young ladies and were selected, along with 12 other cheerleaders, by a panel of UCA judges to be All-Stars. Each cheerleader was judged on a dance, a cheer, and a jump. This elite group of young ladies chosen will join with All-Stars from across the country in performing in the Thanksgiving parade at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom on November 21-24.

Each cheerleader must raise their own funds to be able to participate in the event. Any person or business interested in helping these young ladies reach their goal of attending this All-Star event should contact Kendra Hummel at (931) 823-5911 for more information.

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