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LA defeats Cookeville 7-6 in jamboree
Young Lady Cats ready to defend district title
Outlaws begin season with wins over Kentucky teams
B&B perfect in Women’s League

LA defeats Cookeville 7-6 in jamboree

Landon Amonett/OCN Sports

The Livingston Academy Wildcats’ offensive line provides protection in the Friday, Aug. 17 Upper Cumberland Jamboree held at Tennessee Tech University. LA won 7-6 after a Colton Hummel 65-yard touchdown catch and run tied the game with 1.3 seconds left to play, and Josh Huitt put up the PAT.

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Young Lady Cats ready to defend district title

Dewain E. Peek/OCN Sports

Members of the 2007 Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats soccer team are, front row from left, Alaura Miranda, McKenzie McConaha, Kelsi Sotis, Brianna Colson, Mary Green, Kathryn Nigro, Hillary Ramsey, Kara Vaughn, Megan Winton, back row, Jada Jackson, Lauren Robinson, Savannah Vaughn, SarahJane Maynord, Devin Thompson, Heather Marshall, Allysa Thompson, Maria Hernandez, Amanda Lee, and Brittany White.

By DEWAIN E. PEEK,
OCN Sports

A very young Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats soccer team will be called upon to defend their District 7A/AA championship in the 2007 season beginning this week, and Coach Ethan King isn’t worried about their youth.

“We’re young, but we’ve got a lot of talent,” he said.

What has worried him is a couple of unfortunate injuries before the season had begun.

“We’ve had a bit of bad luck,” he said. “Our second-leading scorer has had ACL reconstruction, and last year’s goalee had surgery on her hand in the off-season, so she’s going to be playing in the field.

“We’re having to do some changes, but I think we’re going to be okay. A lot of young freshmen came up who are doing really well. And we have a lot of players who did well last year.

“We’re having to fill gaps from our seniors who graduated.”

Last year’s leading scorer, sophomore Heather Marshall, is returning, and the team has welcomed a transfer from Texas, Lauren Robinson, the team’s only senior, into the offense. With the loss of junior Devin Thompson for the season, Coach King may also rely on firepower from a freshman – Kathryn Nigro.

The Tennessean listed Kathryn Nigro as one of the top midfielders in the mid-state, noting that she was invited to the National Olympic Development Program for her age group.

“She is an offensive threat,” Coach King said.

On defense, the team lost two fullbacks to graduation, and the injury to junior goalee Brianna Colson has forced some changes. Freshman Alaura Miranda will be the regular goalkeeper, and Robinson may see some play guarding the goal.

Colson will be depended on to anchor the defense, according to Coach King, who will also rely on sophomores Allyssa Thompson, Savannah Vaughn, and Kelsi Sotis for strong defensive play.

With Robinson the team’s only senior, the leadership will also fall to the juniors – Colson, Maria Hernandez, Jada Jackson, Amanda Lee, SarahJane Maynord, McKenzie McConaha, Megan Winton, and injured teammate Devin Thompson.

“We’ve got a good bunch of juniors,” Coach King said.

Sophomore players are the Fantastic Four of Marshall, Sotis, Allyssa Thompson, and Savannah Vaughn.

“Heather is our leading scorer, and Vaughn, Sotis, and Thompson really help us out on the defensive end,” Coach King said.

He expects many of the freshmen to compete for starting spots and playing time. His freshman class is made up of Kathryn Nigro, Mary Green, Alaura Miranda, Hillary Ramsey, Kara Vaughn, and Brittany White.

“Several of them are going to help us,” Coach King said.

This year’s talented squad will attempt to improve on last year’s accomplishments of the district title, runner-up in Region 4A/AA, and sectional play. To get there, the Lady Cats will first have to triumph once more in District 7A-AA.

Of the district, Coach King said, “York will probably be the toughest competition, and Smith County has come a long way.”

He also said DeKalb County could be competitive.

To begin regular season play, Livingston Academy was scheduled to host Wilson Central on Monday, Aug. 20. The Lady Cats will next head to the Bearden Invitational where they will take on Maryville at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, Catholic at noon Saturday, Aug. 25, York Institute at 6 p.m. that same day, and Pigeon Forge at 1 p.m. the following day. The Lady Cats will then travel to Gainesboro on Tuesday, Aug. 28 to take on the Jackson County Lady Blue Devils in a district contest set to begin at 5:30 p.m.

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Outlaws begin season with wins over Kentucky teams

Overton County’s Outlaws program travelled to Burkesville, KY, to take on Cumberland County (KY) teams on Saturday, Aug. 18.

The Sr. Outlaws won 26-0, the Jr. Outlaws won 39-14, and the Jr. B Outlaws won 34-0.

Outlaws game
Outlaws 26, Cumberland 0

Individual Statistics

Lead Rushers
(Carries-Yds.-TDs-Conv.)
Loren Crowder 7-97-2-0
Davis Robinson 3-61-0-0
Logan Clark 1-37-0-0
Kaleb Qualls 4-18-1-0
Dylan Young 3-6-0-0
Jordon Savage 1-1-0-0
Total 19-220-3-0

Passing
(Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-TDs, 2pt)
Kaleb Qualls 4-5-100-1-2

Receiving
(Catches-Yds.-TDs, 2pt)
Logan Clark 2-25-0-0
Jacob Masters 1-55-0-0
Peter Hollars 1-20-0-0
Davis Robinson 0-0-0-1
Total 4-100-0-1

Interceptions
Kaleb Qualls - 70-yard TD, and Gage Vaughn.

Lead Tacklers
Joey Creekbaum 5; Wade Eldridge 3; Ethan Beechboard 3; Tommy Spurlock 2; Hunter McDonald 2; Logan Clark 2; Davis Robinson 2; Dalton Gore 1; Matthew Burnett 1; James Owens 1; Daniel Flatt 1; Gage Vaughn 1; Hunter Hutchinson 1; Peter Hollars 1; Mason Jolley 1; Josh Blodgett 1.

Scoring
OC – Crowder 10 yards. Conversion failed.
OC – Qualls 2 yards. Conversion failed.
OC – Crowder 6 yards. Qualls pass to Robinson 2pt.
OC – Qualls 70-yard interception. Conversion failed.
Junior Outlaws game
Jr. Outlaws 39, Cumberland 14

Individual Statistics

Lead Rushers
(Carries-Yds.-TDs-Conv.)
Dylan Linder 4-102-3-1
Carter Hayes 3-89-0-1
Tanner Dillon 3-5-0-0
Elijah Miller 2-50-1-0
Blake Walker 2-17-1-0
Chase Meadows 1-23-1-0
Mike Castle 2-1-0-0
Ethan England 1-0-0-0
Chase Roberts 1-0-0-1

Passing
(Comp.-Atts.-Yds.)
Tanner Dillon 0-1-0

Fumble Recoveries
Donnie Allred, Andrew York, Ethan Reagan, and Mike Castle.

Lead Tacklers
Ethan Reagan 5; Elijah Miller 4; Andrew York 3; Donnie Allred 3; Mike Castle 2; Zach Smith 2; Carter Hayes 1; Drew Gore 1; Cameron Blankenship 1; Ethan England 1; Blake Goolsby 1.

Scoring
OC – Linder 23 yards. Conversion failed.
CC – Touchdown.
OC – Linder 60 yards. Hayes 1 pt. run.
OC – Linder 12 yards. Dillon 1pt. run.
OC – Walker 22 yards. Conversion failed.
OC – Meadows 23 yards. Conversion failed.
OC – Miller 20 yards. Roberts 1 pt. run.
CC – Touchdown.
Junior B Outlaws game
Jr. B 34, Cumberland 0

Individual Statistics

Lead Rushers
(Carries-Yds.-TDs-1 pt.)
Wade Neely 3-210-3-0
Blake Qualls 2-58-1-1
Chase Looper 1-32-1-0
Total 6-300-4-1

Passing
Blake Qualls 2 pt. conversion

Receiving
Joseph Thompson 2 pt.

Fumble Recoveries
Jacob Ford - 2.

Lead Tacklers
Cody Cantrell 5; Jacob Ford 5; Thomas Trevino 3; Wade Neely 3; Jacob Bell 3; Tyler Fletcher 2; Chris Ferrell 2; B. Maxwell 1; Brody Johnson 1.

Scoring
OC – Neely 70 yards. Qualls 1 pt. run.
OC – Looper 32 yards. Qualls pass to Thompson.
OC – Neely 70 yards. Johnson 1 pt. run.
OC – Neely 70 yards. Conversion failed.
OC – Qualls 30 yards. Conversion failed.

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B&B perfect in Women’s Leaguee

B&B still leads in Overton County Women’s Softball League with a 7-0 record.

Express Lube is running 2nd with a 5-4 record, followed by Low Cost at 4-3, Jolley Produce at 3-5, and Kelly Williams Law Office trails at 1-8.

 

 

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