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Tennessee Elite take 3rd in state
Senior Olympics deadline set for June 13
Health Department urges healthy swimming behaviors
Buzachero starts game for Buffalo Bisons
Outlaws youth football sign-ups scheduled

Tennessee Elite take 3rd in state

TN Elite team members are, kneeling, Rachael Reeder, of Livingston, Abby Jakes, Taylor Meadows, of Livingston, Sydney Staggs, of Livingston, standing, Coach Ashley Martin, Sydney Long, of Livingston, Hannah Goolsby, of Cookeville, Rebecca Greenwell, Riley Headrick, Jade Hale, and Coach Mindy Odom. Team member Brooke Smith, of Livingston, is not pictured.

The Tennessee Elite, 12-under girls’ basketball team, competed in the AAU State Tournament in Cookeville on May 9-11 placing 3rd.
Friday’s action saw the Elite team play a tough Tennessee Pride (Maroon) team but handled them rather easily with a 52-30 win.
Saturday morning the TN Elite played the Tennessee Xtreme and was victorious as well with a win. In the afternoon the TN Elite suffered their first loss of the tourney to Memphis Elite by a score of 34-43.
On Sunday the Elite played Tennessee Pride (Gold) and again lost 51-54 putting them in the loser’s bracket. The second game of the day saw the Elite team get back to their winning ways with a convincing 62-33 victory over the Memphis Bobcats to place third in this year’s state tournament. The TN Elite will now be getting prepared for the AAU Nationals which will be held in Rochester, MN, in July.


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Senior Olympics deadline set for June 13

The 2008 registration deadline for the open event competitions at this year’s Tennessee Senior Olympics state finals is Friday, June 13, except for cycling and the 5K/10K runs that have a deadline of July 7.
Tennessee seniors can register to compete in archery, tennis, pickleball, racquetball, cycling (5K/20K), the 5K and 10K runs, or a one-mile power walk. Registration for these events is open to all seniors who did not participate or qualify in the district games.
The Tennessee Senior Olympics state finals will be held July 18-24 in Williamson County. Events are open to seniors 50 and older; however, participants who are 49 years old are eligible to compete as long as their 50th birthday occurs before the end of 2008.
This year’s state finals are a qualifying site for the 2009 Summer National Senior Games, August 1 through 15 in San Francisco.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, presenting sponsor and long-time supporter of the Tennessee Senior Olympics, helped established the games in 1981.
Christine Dewbre, executive director of the Tennessee Senior Olympics, said, “This year’s Tennessee Senior Olympics finals competition is expected to attract more than 1,800 Tennessee seniors to Williamson County. Open registration is a great opportunity for these seniors to showcase their athletic abilities among their peers.”
To obtain an entry form, visit www.tnseniorolympics.com, contact the state office at (615) 902-9261, or email info@tnseniorolympics.com.

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Health Dept. urges healthy swimming behaviors

Swimming pool season is here, and while nothing can beat the heat like a refreshing dip, nothing can ruin the fun faster than picking up an illness at the pool.
Tennessee Department of Health is urging Tennesseans to practice healthy swimming behaviors.
Commissioner of Health Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, said, “While we always stress safety while swimming, it’s important to remind Tennessee citizens and visitors of the risks of becoming sick while swimming, and the simple steps they can follow to reduce those risks. We want everyone to keep their swimming activities safe and healthy.”
Recreational water illnesses, or RWIs, are spread by swallowing, breathing or having contact with contaminated water from swimming pools, spas, lakes, rivers or oceans. Germs on and in swimmers’ bodies end up in the water and can make other people sick.
RWIs can cause a wide variety of symptoms, including gastrointestinal, skin, ear, respiratory, eye, neurologic, and wound infections. The most commonly reported RWI is diarrhea. Diarrheal illnesses can be caused by germs such as Cryptosporidium, Shigella, norovirus, and E. coli O157:H7.
Even healthy swimmers can get sick from RWIs, but the young, elderly, pregnant women, and immunosuppressed persons are especially at risk. Some infections, such as Shigella, are more common among children as children may not practice good hygiene.
Cryptosporidium outbreaks reported nationwide have doubled in the last three years, with 27 reported last year. Because of the rise in cryptosporidium reporting and the increased attention to RWI outbreaks, TDOH officials are investigating more recreational waterborne outbreaks than ever before. TDOH encourages notification regarding possible RWI outbreaks by contacting the local health department or calling (615) 741-7247 to report illnesses.
Assistant State Public Health Veterinarian Rand Carpenter, DVM, said, “The Tennessee Department of Health works actively to recognize, investigate and report outbreaks of recreational water illness. Investigating and reporting these outbreaks allows us to learn from them and prevent future outbreaks.
“Our epidemiologists are working closely with the health department environmentalists who inspect Tennessee’s swimming pools to educate them and the pool operators about these illnesses. Public awareness is also an important component of our prevention effort.”
Awareness of RWIs and healthy swimming behaviors plays an important role in stopping disease transmission. The following behaviors promote healthy swimming:
•Stay away from pools and do not swim when you have diarrhea.
•Avoid swallowing pool water or getting pool water in your mouth.
•Adults and children should shower before swimming.
•Ensure children take frequent bathroom breaks.
•Change children’s diapers frequently and in a bathroom, not at poolside.
•Wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers.
Tennessee Department of Health Division of General Environmental Health is responsible for the inspection of all of the state’s 4,800 public swimming pools. Environmental health specialists inspect each public swimming pool at least monthly while the pool is open. Environmentalists also investigate complaints about public pools.
For more information about Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week and Healthy Swimming visit http://www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming.


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Buzachero starts game for Buffalo Bisons

Former Livingston Academy standout Edward “Bubbie” Buzachero started last week for the Buffalo Bisons with a start on the mound Monday, May 26 in a game at Toledo.
Mike Hollimon singled for the Mud Hens in the first inning with a line drive to center, then advanced to second on a Buzachero balk.
Clete Thomas flied out to center fielder Jason Tyner in foul ground, then Buzachero walked Mike Hessman.
Buzachero got a ground ball from batter Jeff Larish, who hit to second baseman Josh Barfield who threw to shortstop Jorge Velandia who stepped on second and threw to first baseman Ryan Mulhern to complete the inning-ending double play.
After Buffalo scored a run in the top of the second inning, Buzachero went back on the mound and induced a fly ball out to right fielder Todd Linden off the bat of Brent Clevlen.
Timo Perez popped out to third baseman Aaron Herr, and Erick Almonte hit a fly ball out to center fielder Brad Snyder for the last out of the inning.
In the bottom of the third inning, Dana Sardinha popped out to third base, then Buzachero struck out Derek Wathan on a called third strike.
Hollimon flied out to center field to end the inning, which was also Buzachero’s last for the game.
Buffalo went on to win 5-3.
Buzachero threw 22 of 38 pitches for strikes.
The next action for Buzachero was in the top of the seventh inning at home against Columbus on Friday, May 30. With Buffalo trailing 6-0, Buzachero was greeted with a fly ball double to center off the bat of Pete Orr.
After Kory Casto flied out to center fielder Jason Tyner, a pitch got by Yamid Haad with Alex Escobar batting, and Orr moved up to third.
Escobar hit a sacrifice fly to right field to bring home Orr with another Clipper run.
Larry Broadway hit a grounder to second baseman Josh Barfield who threw to first baseman Jordan Brown for the final out of Buzachero’s time in the 7-1 Columbus win.
Buzachero threw 6 of 11 pitches for strikes.
The following day, he came into another home game against Columbus in the top of the seventh inning, this time Buffalo was down 8-4.
Buzachero faced only three batters in the inning as Yurendall de Caster flied out to third baseman Aaron Herr, Tommy Murphy popped out to third base, and Ray Olmedo flied out to left fielder Jason Cooper.
Buffalo eventually lost 14-4.
Of 10 pitches thrown, Buzachero threw 8 for strikes.

Outlaws youth football sign-ups scheduled

Overton County Outlaws youth football team will have sign-ups for ages 7 to 11 on Saturday, June 21 from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. at Livingston Middle School.
All players must bring a copy of birth certificate, a copy of their health insurance card, and $55 sign-up fee.
For more information contact Curtis Hayes at (931) 823-7637.



 

 

 

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