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Buzachero earns win against Yankees
Livingston Academy Football Camp held last week
Outlaw sign-ups scheduled for July 12
Sign-ups underway for softball
Rage in the Cage wrestling set for July 12

Buzachero earns win against Yankees
Livingston native Edward “Bubbie” Buzachero earned a win over the Yankees on Saturday, June 28 – the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.

Buffalo started the home game against New York Yankees Triple-A affiliate on Friday, June 27, but rain forced the game to be completed the following day.

With the game tied 1-1, Buzachero was brought into the game in the top of the 10th inning.

The first batter he faced, Cody Ransom, lined out to third baseman Morgan Ensberg. Then Juan Miranda hit a line drive single into center field.
Shelley Duncan was hit with a pitch, giving the Yankees runners on first and second.

Buzachero struck out Jason Lane swinging, then induced Eric Duncan into a line out to right fielder Jason Cooper.

Buffalo won the game in the bottom of the inning when pinch hitter Todd Linden singled to right field to bring in Jason Cooper with the winning run.
The win gave Buzachero, who threw 12 of 16 pitches for strikes, a 3-2 win-loss record on the year.

He next faced those same Yankees on the road Monday, June 30 in middle relief.

Again with the score tied at 1-1, Buzachero entered the game in the bottom of the 6th inning and got a ground ball out from Jason Lane, hitting the ball to shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera who then threw to first baseman Michael Aubrey for the out.

Juan Miranda drew a walk before Buzachero struck out Shelley Duncan on a called third strike and then struck out Cody Ransom swinging.

The following inning, Buzachero was greeted by a ground ball single into right field off the bat of Eric Duncan.

J.D. Closser popped out to third baseman Andy Gonzalez in foul ground for the first out of the inning.

Nick Green drew a walk to give the Yankees runners on first and second.
Buzachero got off the hook when Gregory Porter grounded to shortstop Cabrera who tossed the ball to second baseman Chris De La Cruz for the second out and threw to first baseman Aubrey to complete the inning-ending double play.

Buzachero left the game still tied at 1-1. Buffalo took a 4-1 lead in the 7th inning, but the Yankees roughed up reliever Jeff Stevens for 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th to win 5-4.

The outing reduced Buzachero’s earned run average to 2.90, third best on the team.

Early last week, Buzachero faced Indianapolis on Wednesday, June 25 with Buffalo down by 4 runs.

Entering the game in the 8th inning to replace Brian Slocum, Buzachero first faced Luis Ordaz and got a fly ball out to center fielder Jason Tyner.

Neil Walker grounded out to shortstop Cabrera who threw to first baseman Jordan Brown for the second out.

Then Steve Pearce hit his 11th home run of the season to put Indianapolis ahead 5-0.

Buzachero walked Craig Wilson, then Matt Kata hit a ground ball to second baseman De La Cruz who threw to first baseman Jordan Brown for the third out.

Indianapolis defeated Buffalo 5-0.



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Livingston Academy Football Camp held last week


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Livingston Academy’s football program held the summer camp last week at Tom Davis Field.


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Jordan Savage practices during the running session.


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Bobby Allred makes a catch during receiver training.


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Driving the sled required a deal of effort from the youngsters.


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Tee Beaty, 6, and Abe Collins, 7, look forward to one day playing for Livingston Academy.

By Mac McLeod,
OCN Sports
Some 35 youngsters showed up last week for the annual Livingston Academy Wildcats Football Camp, and from all indications, most wish the event went on all summer.

“I have trouble getting my boys up before 10 o’clock ,” one mother responded. “This week they have been up at dawn wanting to get over to the high school.”

According to LA head football coach, and camp director, Bruce Lamb, the youngsters had a great time and hopefully learned some football skills that will better prepare them when they reach middle and high school level.

“We’re teaching fundamentals plus running drills that we use here at Livingston Academy,” Lamb explained. “We’re going through option and passing drills on offense and blocking and tackling drills on defense. Its all basic, but its all important parts of the game.

“Hopefully, the kids will take away from here a better idea about the game and get them started in the right direction about the programs in our schools.
By the time we get them here, they will know what we’re trying to accomplish.”

The week-long camp ran from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. each day, and after warm-ups, youngsters divided into specialty groups instructed by current LA coaches, current LA players, and former LA players.

“We have a great staff working with the kids,” Lamb continued. “John Stults, Steven Mosley, Mark Lee head the staff along with Wilson Cates, Jamie Cravens, Robert Holt, Levi Holt, Curtis Beaty, Brannon McCoin, Josh Looper, Blake Moon, and several others have given their time to make this a pleasant learning experience.”

Other skills being taught are punting, running with the ball, and pass receiving and rules of the game.

Six year-old Tee Beaty and seven year-old Abe Collins particularly like the camp, especially the dummy tackling.

“We’re buddies,” Collins said with a big grin. “Tee and I want to grow up and play football at Livingston Academy. This is a lot of fun.”

The 2008-09 edition of the LA Wildcats will take to the practice field July 28 to start preparing for the upcoming season. The first of two scrimmages will be held August 1 at Tom Davis Field.



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Outlaw sign-ups scheduled for July 12
The final Outlaw Youth Football sign-ups are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 at Livingston Middle School for ages 7 to 11.

All players need to bring a copy of their birth certificate, a copy of their health insurance card, and $55 sign-up fee.

For more information, contact Curtis Hayes at 823-7637.



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Sign-ups underway for softball
Deadline for men’s, women’s, church, and co-ed softball sign-up is noon Saturday, July 26.

All entries and league fees must be turned in at City Hall. Leagues will start on August 4. Teams will be contacted when the schedule is complete.

 

Rage in the Cage wrestling set for July 12
Rage in the Cage 2008 is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 at Cookeville Armory.

Matches in this IWF-TN wrestling event are scheduled to include Wargames with Team Lockdown vs. Team Longriders; Rednecks in Charge vs. Donnie Fargo and Moondog; Cruiserweight Title Showdown; and special challenge match with Beautiful Tom vs. Chris Cash, with special referee DragonMaster.

The event will benefit children with PKU. Two families that will benefit are from the Upper Cumberland area.

Cost of tickets is $8. For ticket information, visit www.IWF-TN.com.

 



 

 

 

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