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Lucas Gunnels wins division in Soap Box Derby
Velocity Premier to play in championships
TSSAA Board makes changes to school sports
Judge A.L. Dean Golf Tournament held
Livingston Academy Wildcats basketball camp held

 

Lucas Gunnels wins division in Soap Box Derby

Lucas Gunnels shows off his trophy and soap box car sponsored by Livingston Rental Center.

Leah Gunnels shows off her trophy and soap box car sponsored by The Building Center.


Two Overton County youths placed in the Soap Box Derby held in Cookeville on Saturday, June 16. The Cookeville event has been cited as the seventh largest race city in the world, and is one of only three race sites in Tennessee.

Lucas Gunnels and his sister, Leah, both competed in this year’s event which is made up of three divisions –Stock, Super Stock, and Masters. Lucas drove a Super Stock car, while Leah competed in the Stock division.

Lucas was victorious in sweeping his division and becoming the first 3-time champion in the 6-year history of the Cookeville race,

By winning the local double -elimination race, Lucas again advances to the All American Soap Box Derby, which is held each year in July in Akron, OH. He will spend an entire week with drivers from across the United States and several foreign countries participating in activities designed to reward them for their victories, culminating in the finals on July 21.

Lucas had previously won the Stock division in 2005, and the Masters division in 2006.

Leah was runner-up in her division by winning several heats before being retired for the day.

Lucas and Leah are the children of Joe and Beth Gunnels of Rickman, and the grandchildren of Charles and Bobbie Gunnels of Rickman, and Ray and Pat Austin of Livingston. They both attend Rickman Elementary School.

 

 

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Velocity Premier to play in championships

Livingston Academy freshman Kathryn Nigro is a member of Knoxville soccer team Velocity Premier, which has had a successful spring soccer season. Velocity Premier competed against more than 12 state champions in 7 tournaments, and will conclude the season by accepting an invitation to compete in the 2007 Southern Regionals Championship set for June 29 to July 4 in Oklahoma. They will play against the Division 1 champions and Region III Premier League champions of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, North Texas, South Texas, and Oklahoma. Kathryn Nigro is also on the State of Tennessee Olympic Development Program where she was selected, out of 40 players, to represent Tennessee at the regionals in Alabama on July 12-16.

 

 

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TSSAA Board makes changes to school sports

Tennessee Secondary Athletic Association’s Board of Control met in Pigeon Forge on June 4 and made changes to some sports for the coming school year.

A mercy rule will be instituted for football and basketball, with 35 points being the magic number.

In football, the clock will continue to run when a team has a lead of 35 points or more in the second half. The clock will stop only for a timeout, a score, safety purposes, an injury, or the end of a quarter. If the lead becomes less than 35 points, normal timekeeping will resume.

The clock will also continue to run in basketball games when a team has a lead of 35 points in the 4th period. Unlike football, should the trailing team narrow the lead to less than 35 points the clock will continue to run. The clock will only stop for a timeout, free throws or an injury.

In other moves, the Board changed the way teams in the Division I state basketball tournament are seeded. A blind draw will determine the brackets for the girls and boys state tournaments. Under this new system, teams from the same region can face each other before the championship game.

The Board changed the punishment for soccer players ejected from games. Ejected players will have to sit out two games instead of one. Teams will also be barred from picking up extra games to try to minimize the effect of an ejection.

 

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Judge A.L. Dean Golf Tournament held

On hand for the 1st place prize presentation are, from left, Hidden Valley Golf & Country Club General Manager Jim Thompson, winning team member Clint West, Rotary Club member Marty Maynord, winning team member Shane Nivens, Rotary Club member Greg McDonald, and winning team members Jack Sherfey and Steve Bowman.

On hand for the 2nd place prize presentation are, from left, team members James Garrett, Marty Maynord, Earl Dale, and “Peck” Smith, congratulated by Rotary Club member Greg McDonald.

Livingston Rotary Club held its 4th annual Judge A.L. Dean Golf Tournament at Hidden Valley Golf & Country Club on Saturday, June 16.
The 4-man scramble tournament had 48 participants.

The team of Shane Nivens, Clint West, Steve Bowman, and Jack Sherfey won 1st place, and the team of Earl Dale, “Peck” Smith, Marty Maynord, and James Garrett came in 2nd.

A steak dinner was provided to the golfers and their families after the tournament.

Livingston Rotary Club expressed appreciation to all the sponsors of the event.

The golf tournament is one of two major fundraising events each year for the organization. The other is a Hawaiian vacation trip. Funds raised are to be used to support education activities in the community as well as a $40,000 donation to the new agricultural building at Overton County Fairgrounds.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Rotary Club to support the fairgrounds project, or who wants information about joining the Livingston Rotary Club, should contact Greg McDonald at (931) 823-3214.

 

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Livingston Academy Wildcats basketball camp held

Valerie Brown/OCN staff
Livingston Academy Wildcats basketball camp was held last week. Campers are, in no particular order, Austin Hall, Craig Elliott, Logan Clark, Noah Baijo, Mason Jolley, Trent Smith, Drew Gore, Jodan Savage, Dilan Stacy, Kyle Cooper, Heath Walls, M. Tyler Brown, Will Gore, Jim Officer, Colby Reeder, Justin Poston, Logan Hull, Loren Crowder, Weston Parrott, Ethan Richards, Seth Parker, Dakota Key, Ronnie Linder, Ethan Davidson, Mason Colson, Daniel Flatt, Wade Eldridge, Peter Hollars, Zach Castle, Dylan Linder, Kamren Blankenship, Logan Ramsey, Mason Ramsey, Dylan Young, Chase Ferrell, Bean Carr, Andrew York, Zack Edmonds, Justin Rogers, Davis Robinson, and Brandon Upchurch.The camp was conducted by Livingston Academy Wildcats players and coaches.

 

 

 

 

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