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LA players earn district honors
Lady Cats take on Stone Memorial
Cats taken down by state's No. 2 team
Outlaws teams win over Clay County
Co-Ed League continues at city ball park

Blue Chip girls shootout set for Sept. 30

 



LA players earn district honors

courtesy of LA Baseball
The 2006 Baseball All-District 7-AA Team was recently announced, and Livingston Academy was represented by four players. LA's All-District players are, from left, Joe Reynolds, who led the Wildcats with the most hits, most stolen bases, highest batting average, and most runs scored, Tyler Thrasher, who was LA's Most Valuable Player for 2006, won the Defense Award, tied for most runs batted in and most home runs, most pitching wins, and lowest earned run average, Kurt Gilbert, who was tied for most runs batted in, and Andrew Neff, who was named Most Improved Player of 2006.

 

 

 

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Lady Cats take on Stone Memorial

courtesy of Laurie Marshall
McKenzie McConaha and Sarah Jane Maynord stay on a Stone Memorial player in the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats road game Thursday, Sept. 14. The Lady Cats lost the contest 1-2, with Danielle Ray scoring for LA.

 

courtesy of Laurie Marshall
Mallie Stephens and Rebecca Savage protect the LA goal in the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats soccer game at Stone Memorial High School in Crossville. After a trip to Smithville to take on DeKalb County on Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Lady Cats will travel to Jamestown to take on York Institute on Thursday, Sept. 21.

 

 

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Cats taken down by state's No. 2 team

D.E.P./OCN
LA's Josh Coffee takes down the Irish quarterback, who tries to toss the ball after being down
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Dewain E. Peek/OCN Sports
LA's Jeramie Reeder holds onto the ball despite the mid-air collision in Fridays game.

BY MAC McLEOD, OCN Sports
Question: When is a 47-0 defeat worse than a 49-0 loss?

Answer: When the 47-0 whipping seems more like 100-0 and the 49-0 setback shows there's still life in the team.

That's about the way the Livingston Academy Wildcats could look at the past two weeks. A week ago the Wildcats traveled to Station Camp and had the roof cave in during a minute-and-a-half of the second quarter and simply could not recover. The 47-0 defeat was "something I don't even want to recall," stated Wildcats head coach Danny McCoin.

"Tonight we simply got beat by a very fine football team, probably the best in the state. I thought our players fought hard tonight, and we didn't make nearly as many mistakes. And even though we lost 49-0, I thought we played much harder than last week and made improvements."

Friday night, the Irish of Knoxville Catholic rolled into town and it was obvious from the start that they had two things on their minds: (1) getting revenge for losing to Livingston last year, 24-20, in the second round of the state playoffs, and (2) keeping their perfect 3-0 record and number 2 ranking in the state intact. They accomplished both.

In two games last year, the two teams split, with Catholic winning the regular season game 24-21 and Livingston taking the more important one in the playoffs. Friday night, the Irish rolled up more points, 49, than they did combined last year, 41.

"This shows just how good we were last year and how far we have to go to get back in competition in this league," Coach McCoin added. "Tonight we simply couldn't match up with their athletes, and frankly, I don't see many teams in this state matching up with them."

The Irish brought highly recruited runningback Harrison Smith into the game with a 9.8 yards per carry average through three games, and added to his power and speed with hard running from Brian Hartman and Matt Pfleger and a fine quarterback in Eric Lindsey.

Smith carried the ball only 8 times against the Wildcats on Friday, but he gained 119 yards, most of it on a big 65-yard scoring play in the second period. He scored twice to bring his season total to 7 touchdowns.

"Smith was a fine runner," LA lineman Curtis Beaty pointed out. "He has all the tools, strength and speed, and once he gets around a corner or in the backfield, there's not a lot you can do to stop him. Give him a lot of credit, he's that good."

But the Wildcats didn't just roll over and play dead because Catholic came to town. The underdog home team put up a respectable fight in the first two periods and in the final 12 minutes. It was a methodical ground attack in the third period that showed the big crowd at Tom Davis Stadium just how powerful the Irish really were.

Catholic opened the scoring with 7:52 remaining in the first period, capping a 42-yard drive with a 4-yard run by Smith. Chris Seneker was true on the conversion, as he would be on the next 6 scores, to put the visitors up 7-0.

LA quarterback Levi Holt, taking to the field for the first time this season after a pre-season injury, moved the Wildcats on the next series 20 yards, but the home team was again forced to punt, and 5 plays later, Hartman went in from 11 yards out. At the end of the period, Catholic led 14-0.

"It felt good to be out there tonight,"

"The shoulder is okay and we'll get better now that the first game is out of the way.

"Catholic is just a good, good team, and not only was their offense good, their defense was pretty tough as well."

While the Irish offense was pasting 14 more points on the board in the second frame, their defense was holding the Wildcats to 46 yards on the ground, and that was 41 more than they allowed in the first period.

Down 28-0 to start the third period, the Wildcats were desperate to put points on the board, but the Irish just would not give up the ball. In the third frame, the visitors ran 18 plays on the ground for 190 yards and 3 touchdowns. Livingston had the ball for just eight offensive plays, and four were incomplete passes, one a fumble, and one was a 24-yard punt.

Catholic finally figured they had enough points by the final period and used substitutes for the remainder of the game.

"We've now lost our first four games, but we'll keep at it, simply because we love to play the game, and tonight we played much better than last week," Holt continued. "It will be York this week, and everybody knows that's our big game. York is no pushover, so we'll have to put this game behind us and get ready for next week.

"As a team, we played much better tonight despite the loss. We need to put some points on the board to build our confidence, and we need a win. Hopefully, we'll start that this week."

Both the offense and the defense for the Wildcats will have to improve. In 4 games this season, Livingston has scored only 13 points while giving up 136.

"There was improvement tonight," assistant coach Bruce Lamb said after the game. "The kids played with emotion all night, and that's a step in the right direction. I think this week you'll see a different team. We need a win and we need it this week."

Friday's game will be at Tom Davis Memorial Stadium, starting at 7 p.m.

The Yardstick
1st Downs - LA 8, KC18
Yds. Rushing - LA 107, KC 388
Yds. Passing - LA 17, KC130
Pass Att./Com. - LA 10/2, KC 9/5
Passes Int. By - LA 0, KC 0
Fumbles Lost - LA 1, KC 0
Punts/Avg. - LA 6/23, KC 0/0
Yds. Pent. - LA 21, KC 60

Score By Quarter
LA 0 0 0 0 - 0
KC 14 14 21 0 - 49

Scoring
KC-Smith, 4 run. Seneker kick.
KC-Hartman, 11 run. Seneker kick.
KC-Kelly, 58 pass from Lindsey. Seneker kick.
KC-Smith, 65 run. Seneker kick.
KC-Pfleger, 8 run. Seneker kick.
KC-Pfleger, 16 run. Seneker kick.
KC-Vann, 14 run. Seneker kick.

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Outlaws teams win over Clay County

Kassie Hunley/OCN Sports
Creed Hayes collars a Clay County ballcarrier.

Lukas Reagan steps over a Clay County defender.

Overton County's Outlaws program hosted Clay County's teams Saturday, Sept. 16.

The Sr. Outlaws won 20-6, boosting their recored to 3-0, the Jr. Outlaws won 25-7, and the Jr. B Outlaws won 13-0.

Outlaws game
Outlaws 20, Clay Co. 6
Individual Statistics Lead Rushers (Carries-Yds.-TDs)

Brock McCoin 10-112-2
Lukas Reagan 14-52-0
Creed Hayes 5-47-0
Dustin Matthews 3-16-0
J.M. Dishman 1-4-0

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-Int.)
Creed Hayes 4-7-49-1

Receiving (Catches-Yds.)
Dustin Matthews 2-36
Lukas Reagan 1-11
Brock McCoin 1-2

Junior Outlaws game
Outlaws 25, Clay Co.
Individual Statistics Lead Rushers (Carries-Yds.-TDs-Conv.)

Dylan Linder 11-76-1-1pt
Jordan Savage 4-47-0-0
Jacob Masters 1-32-1-0
Chase Meadows 5-13-0-0
Ethan Hammock 4-15-0-0
Peter Hollars 1-9-0-0
Logan Clark 3-5-1-0
Ethan England 1-2-0-0
Kaleb Qualls 2-0-0-0
Total 30-201-3-1

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Kaleb Qualls 3-4-59-1

Receiving (Catches-Yds.-TDs)
Mason Jolley 3-59-1

Fumble Recoveries
Wade Eldridge 1; Kaleb Qualls 1.

Lead Tacklers
Logan Clark 5; Daniel Flatt 4; Wade Eldridge 4; Peter Hollars 4; Dalton Gore 2; James Owens 2; Kaleb Qualls 2; Seth Parker 2; Mason Jolley 1; Hunter White 1; Drew Gore 1

Scoring
OC-Logan Clark 1-yard run. Dylan Linder 1 pt. conversion run.
OC-Jacob Masters 32-yard run. Conversion failed.
OC-Kaleb Qualls 20-yard pass to Mason Jolley. Conversion failed.
OC-Dylan Linder 7-yard run. Conversion failed.
CC-50-yard run. 1 pt. conversion run.

 

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Co-Ed League continues at city ball park

Overton County Co-Ed Softball League continued at Livingston City Park last week.

A League Standings - W/L
Southern Landscape Supply 7/ 0
B&B Machinery 5 /1
Pepsi 5/ 2
Squeak's 6/ 4
Dale Hollow Power Sports 3/ 6
Tinch Builders 2/ 6
Parsons & Maynord Bros. 0/ 9

Men's Batting Avg.
Daniel Hawk, B&B .933
Gregg Bibb, B&B .875
Jessie Boles, DHPS .846
Scotty Smith, Squeak's .833
Jerry Ballard, B&B .785
Chris Story, Southern .773
David Jackson, Southern .760
Derek Harris, Parsons .737
Trent Booher, DHPS .727
Kyle Copeland, Pepsi .727

Women's Batting Avg.
Shannon Brown, DHPS .800
Tamara Bibb, B&B .684
Trudy Tinch, Tinch .647
Jennifer Curtis, B&B .630
Whittney Walker, SLS .600
Shannon Ford, Squeak's .571
Michele Blakley, SLS .563
Nan Voss, Pepsi .538
Dedra Booher, DHPS .524
Brandy Dailey, Squeak's .524

A Home Run Leaders
Chris Story, Southern 8
Gregg Bibb, B&B 7
Daniel Hawk, B&B 4
Billy Melton, DHPS 3
Bobby McDougle, Squeak's 3
Jeff Hammock, Southern 3

B League Standings W/L
Taylor's 6/ 1
Sue's Friendly Drive-In 6/ 2
El Tapatio 5/ 2
B&R Metals 5 /3
Country View Market 3/ 5
S&S Farms 2/ 7
El Rey Restaurant 0/ 7

Men's Batting Avg.
Jay Coffman, CVM .824
Rick Ledbetter, Taylor's .810
Brandon Roberson, B&R .765
Brenn McCann, El Tapatio .762
Kenny Smith, S&S .760
Bruce Dixon, Taylor's .750
Daniel Abbott, Sue's .739
Chris Nelson, B&R .727
Brian Smith, S&S .714
Brian Roberson, B&R .708

Women's Batting Avg.
Lisa Reeder, Country View .667
Stacia Ledbetter, Taylor's .636
Shania Taylor, Taylor's .636
Trista Nelson, B&R .600
Brandi Ferrell, El Tapatio .571
Rachel Barlow, El Tapatio .571
Sonya Nivens, B&R .571
Amanda Beaty, S&S .552
Jill Neal, Sue's .526
Melanie Staggs, El Rey .500
Sallenna Abbott, Sue's .500

A Home Run Leaders
Brian Robinson, B&R 4
Jason Cox, Taylor's 3
Daniel Abbott, Sue's 3
Ricky Davidson, Sue's 2
Wayne Huckeby, B&R 2

 

 

Blue Chip girls shootout set for Sept. 30

The Blue Chip Girls Basketball Shootout will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 at Cookeville High School.

The one-day event is designed for student-athletes who aspire to play at the college level. An NCAA-certified event, it is the only shootout Division I coaches will be allowed to attend.

Registration will be held from 8 a.m. until 8:30 a.m., with a mandatory NCAA meeting at 8:30. Games will begin at 9 a.m.

For more information or an application visit the website at www.bluechipbasketball.com, call Sports Camps, Inc at (610)446-3636, or call local director Mindy Odum at (931) 372-8296. All applications should be in the office by Monday, Sept. 25.

 

 

 

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