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Woodmen go undefeated in T-ball regular season
State football championships go to TTU
Tennessee Tornadoes place first in tournament

Adult softball leagues hold registration

Woodmen go undefeated in T-ball regular season

League play continued at Livingston City Park last week. Results are as follows:
Final Standings

Woodmen of the World 10, 0, 0
First National Bank 9, 1, 0
Building Center 6, 4, 0
CO-OP 5, 5, 0
Puckett’s Family Dentistry 5, 5, 0
Union Bank 3, 7, 0
American Bank & Trust 1, 9, 0
W&O Construction 1, 9, 0

Monday, June 8

LA 9, Swallows Insurance 7
Cooper Recycling 12, Mid-State Construction 3

Tuesday, June 9
Bank of Overton County 10, C&L Logging 5
Mid-State Construction 8, Swallows Insurance 1

Monday, June 8

Halls Sports 7, Union Bank 6
Livingston Reg. Hospital 9, American Bank & Trust 5

Monday, June 8

Wascon 6, First National 5
Babe Ruth

Monday, June 8
Ragland & Riley 11, People’s Bank 1
Upper Cumberland Family Dentistry 6, Union Bank 2

Saturday, June 13
Union Bank 7, Ragland & Riley 4
People’s Bank 9, Lamb Oil 3

Monday, June 8

Captured Forever 12, CPR 9
Farm Bureau 10, Parsons 5 8-Under

Tuesday, June 9
Savage’s Farrier 12, H & E Construction 8
Hall’s Sports 20, Overton Farm Supply 6

Monday, June 8

First National Bank 13, Tn. Holdem 4
Upper Cumberland Family Dentistry 8, Speck Funeral Home 2
Tn. Holdem 12, Speck Funeral Home 11
First National Bank 16, Upper Cumberland Family Dentistry 7

Tuesday, June 9

John M. Windle 13, KFC 0
Low-Cost Heating 5, Casey’s Frontier 3

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State football championships go to TTU

Tennessee Tech Media Relations
Tennessee Tech University’s Tucker Stadium has been picked to host the 2009-2010 state high school football championships.

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Football Championships for the 2009 and 2010 BlueCross Bowl games will be played in Cookeville at Tennessee Tech.

This year’s eight championship games will be played December 3-5 at Tennessee Tech University’s Tucker Stadium, and next year’s games are scheduled for December 2- 4.

The 9-member TSSAA Board of Control made the decision by secret ballot and announced it to Cookeville officials on Wednesday, June 10. Cookeville competed with two larger cities – Chattanooga and Murfreesboro – for the honor. Cookeville offered a guaranteed bid of $250,000; Chattanooga bid $241,000; and Murfreesboro, which has hosted the tournament since 2000, tendered $231,000.

Besides having the top bid amount, Cookeville’s overwhelming desire to host the tournament went a long way toward landing them the deal.

Bernard Childress, TSSAA’s new executive director, said, “Cookeville showed a lot of enthusiasm and leadership and had the 12 counties that surround Cookeville and Tennessee Tech on board. They all showed support.”

Another factor in the decision was that Tucker Stadium, which has just over half the seats MTSU’s Floyd Stadium does, is more easily filled and thus looks better on television. Tucker Stadium also sports a new field surface, a new track and new lights (125 vertical and horizontal foot candles, equivalent to LP Field), and is located within 2 miles of most of the hotels in Putnam County.

Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Tom Lawrence said, “It took a tremendous cooperative effort on everyone’s part to make this happen. It was a combined effort of the City of Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee Tech University, the Chamber and CVB, WCTE-TV, community business partners, and leadership of the Highlands and Upper Cumberland region.”

Cookeville will receive 100% of gate receipts, concession, parking, and program sales to offset the $250,000 bid amount.

Cookeville-Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau Coordinator Laura Canada said, “There are endless opportunities in this for our community, especially in this economy, because all those people will be eating, sleeping and shopping here. We conservatively estimate this will generate at least a million dollars in terms of spending over that weekend.”

The tournament will also create exposure for Cookeville as a destination. In the months preceding the event, the city’s name will appear repeatedly in media coverage in the towns with teams competing for tournament slots, and especially in the 16 towns whose teams attend the Division I and II championships.

Bob Bell, president of Tennessee Tech University and vice-chair of the Chamber’s Economic Development division, said, “All eyes in the high school sports world will be on Cookeville, Tennessee, for that week. This will be our chance to shine and to focus attention on our area’s many assets.

“We feel sure that once they see all we have to offer, the families who visit us will want to come back.”

Chamber and TTU officials are working out a strategy to form a tournament planning committee. To see the full presentation that landed Cookeville the championships check out www.cookevilleallaccess.com.

For more information about Cookeville go to www.mustseecookeville.com.

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Tennessee Tornadoes place first in tournament

The Tennessee Tornadoes 12U team were crowned the champions of the Smokey Mountain Shoot-out on Sunday, June 14. The ladies would go 4-1 in the tournament, and would beat the Crossville Comets 36-16 in their semi-final game, and then go on to beat the Tennessee Lady Trotters by a score of 34-22 in the final. Team members are, front row from left, Jessika McCalister, Kailey Winningham, Marlee Sells, and Kendall Robbins, back row, Tatum Dillon, Taylor Witt, Macey Matthews, and Sierra Hill. The girls are coached by Billy Sells and Josh Scott.


Adult softball leagues hold registration
Registration for adult softball leagues begins the week of June 15 at City Hall. Leagues for men, women, churches, and co-ed teams will be started. Games begin July 20. Team sponsorship is $350.
For more information, contact Jeanette Ferrell at (931) 823-1269.


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