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Overton County All-Stars named tourn. champs
Buzachero earns save on one out
Dunn signs letter of intent to play for TTU
Livingston Academy holds cheerleading camp
Football scrimmage held Friday



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Overton County All-Stars named tourn. champs


Overton County All-Stars participated in the Teeball Tournament at Livingston City Ballpark on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2. Every team was named tournament champion in a total of two tournaments. Overton County All-Stars defeated Monterey, Byrdstown, Algood, and Cane Creek, with their only loss coming in a game versus Algood. Players were treated to free ice cream, with home run hitters receiving Blizzards from Dairy Queen.
Team members are, front row from left, Mason Walters, Tyler York, Hayden Ledbetter, Parker Coleman, Cameron Smith, middle row from left, Will Jackson, Wade Cravens, Dusty Parrish, Luke Smith, Donnie Phillips, Wesley Smith, Zach Oliver, back row from left, Coach Billy Oliver, Coach Daren York, Coach David Ledbetter, and Coach Jamie Cravens.


Out of a field of 40 children, Hayden Ledbetter was named 4-year old division Home Run Derby Champion.



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Buzachero earns save on one out
One out equalled a second save for Edward “Bubbie” Buzachero on Sunday, Aug. 3 when the Buffalo Bisons hosted the Syracuse Chiefs.

After allowing a two-out single to Russ Adams with Buffalo leading 2-1 in the top of the ninth inning, Rich Rundles was lifted in favor of Buzachero. Curtis Thigpen worked a 2-2 count before grounding to shortstop Walter Diaz, who threw to second baseman Jorge Velandia to force out Adams.

Buzachero threw 6 pitches, 4 for strikes in earning the save. His earned run average lowered to 3.60.

He held the lead in a road game against the Durham Bulls on Tuesday, July 29.

Buffalo led 8-3 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Bulls drove in 4 runs before Buzachero was brought into the game to face Fernando Perez with Durham’s Elliot Johnson on second and two out.

In facing Perez, Buzachero threw a wild pitch, which allowed Johnson to go to third. Buzachero then struck out Perez looking to end the threat with Buffalo ahead 8-7.

Buzachero remained in the game in the bottom of the eighth inning and set down the Bulls 1-2-3. Jon Weber hit a liner back at Buzachero for the first out, Justin Ruggiano struck out swinging, and Dan Johnson flied out to left fielder Trevor Crowe.

Rich Rundles replaced Buzachero for the ninth inning and earned the save.
Of 19 pitches Buzachero threw in the game, 12 were for strikes.



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Dunn signs letter of intent to play for TTU

By Mac McLeod,
OCN Sports

Livingston Academy senior Chase Dunn has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville next fall.

Dunn, the son of Angie Anderson and Dale Dunn, has been the Wildcats’ most prolific scorer for the past several years, and stands only 448 points away for tying the school record for the most points in a career.

“I’m so excited for Chase,” said LA head basketball coach Richard Melton.

“This is big for Chase, it’s big for Tech, and it’s big for our program at Livingston Academy.

“Tech historically, hasn’t recruited much locally, and for Chase to get a chance not only to play basketball there, but to get an education, is simply outstanding.

“Plus, Chase deserves it. He has worked so hard for this. I’ve coached him since the fourth grade and I’ve seen him mature into a fine young man as well as an outstanding player.”

In his first three years at LA, Dunn has averaged an astounding 600 points per season. Last year, in leading the Wildcats to the state tournament in Murfreesboro, Dunn scored 620 points in the regular season then ripped the cords for another 181 in the playoffs. He set the Livingston Academy single game mark with a 49-point performance against Station Camp in the regional semifinals in Nashville.

“With this decision behind him, Chase is set for a big senior season, “Melton added. “He should break the school scoring record (held by Melton), perhaps even before Christmas, and he wants to get back to the state finals. That’s his goal. Knowing him, he’ll do everything he can to
achieve that goal.”

Dunn will play a guard position at Tech, which competes in the Ohio Valley Conference.


Livingston Academy holds cheerleading camp


Livingston Academy held a cheerleading camp for girls from Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25. Participants of many different ages took place in the event, which was held at the LA gym, and were able to learn from Wildcat cheerleaders, back row.

Football scrimmage held Friday


Mac McLeod photo
John Cody Brown, #22, escapes the Clay County defense in a scrimmage Friday, Aug. 1 at Tom Davis Memorial Stadium. Oneida High School also participated in scrimmages with LA and Clay County.


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Brannon McCoin is caught from behind by a Clay County defender in Friday’s scrimmage game.


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Livingston Academy defenders take down an Oneida ball carrier in Friday’s scrimmage game held at LA.


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