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Archives 10-29-2008

Sports

Dale Hollow 5th Annual Sportsman Tournament held
LA defeats Stone Memorial
Lady Wildcats win District 7-A/AA championship
Outlaws win championships

Dale Hollow 5th Annual Sportsman Tournament held


Tim Emerton holds the biggest fish of the tournament, a 5.33 lb. largemouth bass he and his brother Jeff caught on a White Punisher Lure Spinnerbait with nickel blades.


Stephen Headrick, left, of Punisher Lures and Dale Hollow 1 Stop, hands a $3,000 1st place check to the winners of the 5th Annual Dale Hollow Sportsman CITGO-Harris Oil Fishing Tournament held recently. Jason Keeney and Brad Roberts of Nancy, KY, had a total weight of 22.58 lbs., 10.65 lbs. on the first day and 11.93 lbs. on the second.


Stephen Headrick, center, presents a $1,600 2nd place check to Anthony Bowman, of Crawford, and Greg Whittaker, of Monterey. They had a total weight of 20.04 lbs.


Stephen Headrick, center, presents a $1,250 3rd place check to Billy Joe Johnson and Robby Johnson, both of Byrdstown. They had a total weight of 17.74 lbs.



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LAdefeats Stone Memorial


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Livingston Academy defenders go high and low in trying to block a kick in Friday’s game.


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Livingston Academy’s Cody Stafford puts a Stone Memorial ballcarrier on his back in the Wildcats’ victory over the Panthers.

By Josh Scott,
OCN Sports

“When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing.” On Friday night, Oct. 24, Livingston Academy felt the thrill of winning for the first time in 2008.

After 13 weeks of practice, scrimmages, and games, the Livingston Academy Wildcats felt victory after their 28-0 win over Stone Memorial High School. After 8 games of near misses and close calls, the Cats played an almost flawless, and very physical, game to storm past the Panthers.

The tone of the game was set early, as the Cats recovered the opening kickoff on the 30 yard line to give them 1st and 10 in Panther territory. The Cats immediately started to click, moving the ball with great success on the ground all the way down to the 2 yard line.

On a 2nd and goal play, Cats quarterback Brannon McCoin threw a 2-yard play action pass to Dylan Ashlock, putting the Cats up 6-0. The weather played a factor on the extra point as the conversion was no good, but the Cats still led 6-0.

After kicking off, the Cats defense took the field and played outstanding. Great play from linemen Seth Kilgore, Josh Looper, Talon Sircy, and Jacob Beu, as well as from linebackers and defensive backs John Burkett, Zach Green, Stenson Smith, Cody Stafford, John Cody Brown, Dylan Ashlock, Brannon McCoin, Justin Poston, and Jake Huitt, kept the Panthers offense from being a threat. The Cats forced a punt, giving the ball back to a very confident offense.

The offense answered, too. The line controlled the game, and great holes and great protection let the Cats have their way; and after a long drive, Cody Stafford ran the ball in for the score, followed by a Colton Hummel 2-point conversion giving the Cats a 14-0 lead.

The defense would stiffen their necks all night, and after Stone moved the ball a little, the Cats proved who the better team was; forcing them to punt once again and not allowing points, putting the game right back in the hands of signal caller Brannon McCoin and the Wildcats 1st and 10.

On the ensuing possession, McCoin threw a 30-plus-yard pass to reciever Blake Moon who worked himself wide open down the field and made a fantastic catch to put the Cats back in the red zone once again. After more successful plays, Brannon McCoin called his own number, taking the ball in from a yard out. After a Jake Huitt extra point, the game was 21-0 Cats going into the half.

The question would now be, could the Cats play with the same fire in the second half as they had in the first? The answer to that came quickly, as the Cats’ Cody Stafford found the endzone once again, and gave the Cats a comfortable 28-0 lead.

Stone would never threaten, and the Cats defense completed their first shutout on the season. Great play from the offense, defense, and special teams proved to be a deciding factor, and the Cats picked up the first win on the season.

The Wildcats will play the last game of the year Halloween Night against Knoxville Fulton. Senior Night will honor seniors Blake Moon, Stenson Smith, Josh Scott, Justin Poston, John Cody Brown, Josh Huitt, Colton Hummel, John Burkett, Jesse Cole, Jacob Collins, Josh Looper, and Ethan Livingston.

Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Tom Davis Memorial Stadium. Senior Night Festivities will be held prior to kickoff.




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Lady Wildcats win District 7-A/AA championship


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Livingston Academy’s Lady Wildcats soccer team is number 1 in District 7-A/AA after defeating DeKalb County’s Lady Tigers 5-0 in the District Tournament championship game last Thursday.


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LA’s Lady Wildcats celebrate after defeating DeKalb County 5-0 to take the District 7-A/AA Tournament championship.


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LA’s Devin Thompson heads the ball toward her Lady Cats teammates in Thursday’s championship win over DeKalb County.

The Lady Wildcats soccer team earned the right to host the District 7-A/AA Tournament by cruising to an undefeated regular season schedule. The district tournament proved to be little more then a warm-up for the Region 4 tournament beginning Tuesday, Oct. 28.

The district semi-final match pitted the LA Lady Wildcats against local rival Lady Dragons of York Institute. The Lady Dragons put up little resistance against the Lady Cats as the LA women scored early and often, leading 5-0 at the half.

The Lady Wildcats boosted goals from first-time scorers Jenna Montgomery and Hailey Norris. Coach Ethan King’s freshman class of Megan Hammock, Kelsey Copeland, Kelsey Webb, Hailey Norris, and Bailey Buck kept the pressure on in the second half, pushing the final score to 11-0.

On Thursday, Oct. 23, the team hosted DeKalb County Lady Tigers with the District 7-A/AA title on the line. The Lady Tigers were the aggressor in the first 10 minutes, pinning LA in their own defensive third of the field.

The Wildcats defense was challenged, but thanks to the stellar play of Kelsi Sotis and keeper Bailey Buck, the Lady Tigers were denied.

The Lady Wildcats managed to weather the storm and at the 20-minute mark senior Brianna Colson played a perfect pass over the top of the Tiger defense to Kat Nigro who promptly found the back of the net.

Less then 3 minutes later, Jenna Montgomery hooked up along the sideline with Nigro who hit a streaking Devin Thompson in front of the net for a header goal and a 2-0 lead.

The LA Lady Wildcats managed to tack on one more goal before halftime when Kat Nigro confused the goalie and unselfishly passed up her own goal shot and passed it to Heather Marshall, who made the goal.

The rout was on, but the DeKalb Lady Tigers did not know it yet. In the second half seniors Mackenzie McCanaha, Brianna Colson, and Devin Thompson took the play right at the Lady Tigers, controlling every loose ball.

The frustration was clearly setting in as the Lady Tiger fouls were beginning to mount. The Lady Wildcats were awarded a direct kick on a tripping call just outside the 18-yard box and Heather Marshall drilled the set piece into the back of the net.

If that wasn’t the dagger that slayed the York Lady Dragons, well just 5 minutes later McKenzie McConaha bent a corner kick into the box and Kat Nigro finished it for the goal.

Once again, Coach King employed the services of the “Super Sophomores” – Hillary Ramsey, Brittany White, Kara Vaughn, Rebecca Emerich, and outstanding play from Savannah Vaughn, as well as the “Fabulous Freshman”, Bailey Buck, Hailey Norris, Kelsey Copeland, and Kelsey Webb to protect the lead and preserve the shutout.

The victory gave the LA Lady Wildcats the district championship and the right to host the Region 4 semi-final game on Tuesday, Oct. 28 against the powerful Portland Lady Panthers at 6 p.m. at the LA Wildcats Soccer Complex.



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Outlaws win championships


Ginger Neely photo
Overton County Outlaws are number 1 after defeating DeKalb County in the Senior Division championship game played in Jamestown on Saturday, Oct. 25.


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Overton County Jr. Outlaws hold their trophy high after defeating Fentress County on their home field for the Junior Division championship on Saturday, Oct. 25.


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Overton County Jr. B Outlaws lift their trophy in celebration of defeating DeKalb County for the Pee Wee Division championship on Saturday, Oct. 25.

By Josh Scott,
OCN Sports

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” That has to be true, and it was evident as the Overton County Outlaws Program won all three of their championship games Saturday, Oct. 25 in Fentress County.

Talented, yes, at all three levels, but the teams are never about one player, and the coaching staff works together better than any in the conference.

Things got started with the Junior B team versus DeKalb. The game stayed knotted at 0-0 for three quarters, but a late touchdown gave the Junior B team a 6-0 lead.

As always, the defense remained strong, bending but never breaking, to preserve the 6-0 lead. After a slow start, the Junior B Outlaws were celebrating a championship – all their hard work and dedication paid off.

Pee Wee Outlaws game
Jr. B Outlaws 6, DeKalb Co. 0

Individual Statistics
Lead Rushers
(Atts-Yds.)
Cade Hammock 10-35
Brody Johnson 10-20
Chase Looper 5-8
Desmond Luke 1-10
Total 26-73

Passing
(Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Cade Hammock 1-2-5-0
Brody Johnson 1-1-39-1
Total 2-3-44-1

Fumble Recovery

Will Sims

Lead Tacklers
Mitchell Ayers 6; Will Sims 6; Chase Looper 6; Jacob Swallows 4; Cade Hammock 4; Brody Johnson 4; Austin Hastings 3; Chris Ferrell 2; Braiden Medlin 2; Nate Neely 1; Grayson Randolph 1.

Scoring
4th Quarter
OC – Johnson 39-yard pass to Looper. Conversion failed.
Next came the Junior Outlaws, who had been putting up points with the talented group of Tanner Dillon, Wade Neely, and Jason Savage. Great blocking, great defense, and of course that great offense proved to be too much for the Fentress County Bulldogs as the Outlaws put up 21 points.
The defense did their job, only allowing 6 points to the very talented Bulldog team, sealing the deal and bringing home the second gold trophy for the Outlaws, 21-6.

Junior Outlaws game
Jr. Outlaws 21, Fentress Co. 6

Individual Statistics
Lead Rushers
(Atts-Yds.-TDs-1pt)
Wade Neely 15-164-2-0
Carter Hayes 18-78-1-1
Blake Qualls 2-15-0-0
Tanner Dillon 1-4-0-0
Total 36-261-3-1

Passing
(Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-2-pt)
Tanner Dillon 3-5-44-1
Carter Hayes 1-1-16-0
Total 4-6-60-1

Fumble Recovery
Xander Miller

Lead Tacklers
Jakob Craig 6; Carter Hayes 5; Wade Neely 4; Xander Miller 4; Cody Cantrell 4; Donnie Allred 4; Blake Qualls 2; Tanner Dillon 2; Cody Jackson 2; Eli Estes 2; Koby Trail 1; Zach Burnett 1.

Scoring
1st Quarter
OC – Neely 65-yard TD run. Hayes 1 pt run.
FC – TD run. Conversion failed.

2nd Quarter
OC – Hayes 6-yard TD run. Dillon 2 pt pass to Miller.

4th Quarter
OC – Neely 45-yard TD run. Conversion failed.

Then came the most powerful of all three teams. The seniors came in with a perfect record on the field, and only one loss on paper, looking to dominate their game and bring home the third championship of the day for the county.

Not only did they score early and secure a win, they had their way in doing so. The Outlaws put up 36 points on DeKalb with great blocking from the line and great vision and hands from the receivers and backs.

Quarterback Kaleb Qualls managed his offense, and the defense led by Wade Eldridge and Daniel Flatt played a hard fought, “bend but never break” effort as the Outlaws lead was never in jeopardy; letting the staff call the plays easier, and when the horn sounded, bring home that much deserved gold back to Livingston.

Outlaws game
Outlaws 36, DeKalb County 15

Individual Statistics
Lead Rushers
(Atts-Yds.-TDs)
Jordan Savage 4-187-3
Loren Crowder 9-131-1
Kaleb Qualls 2-20-1
Total 15-338-5

Passing
(Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-2Pts.)
Kaleb Qualls 1-2-17-2

Receiving
(Catches-Yds.-2Pts.)
Peter Hollars 1-17-0
Logan Clark 0-0-1
Dillon Linder 0-0-1
Loren Crowder 0-0-1
Total 1-17-3

Lead Tacklers

Hunter McDonald 13; Daniel Flatt 11; Wade Eldridge 8; Logan Clark 8; Jordan Savage 7; Peter Hollars 6; Loren Crowder 6; James Owens 5; Jacob Masters 5; Dillon Linder 4; Casey Thompson 4; Kaleb Qualls 4; Zac Craig 2.

Scoring

2nd Quarter
OC – Crowder 72-yard TD run. Conversion failed.
OC – Qualls 1-yard TD run. Conversion failed.

3rd Quarter
OC – Savage 43-yard TD run. Qualls 2-pt pass to Clark.
DC – TD run. 1-pt run.
OC – Savage 79-yard TD run. Qualls 2-pt pass to Linder.

4th Quarter

DC – TD run. 2-pt pass.
OC – Savage 60-yard TD run. Qualls 2 pt pass to Crowder.


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