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Buzachero pitches in Wrigley Field
Jr. Wildcats win 3 games in jamboree
LA Golf wins against Monterey’s Wildcats

Livingston Academy hosts volleyball camp

Buzachero pitches in Wrigley Field


Edward Dale “Bubbie” Buzachero, of Livingston, took the mound in Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, on Sunday, Aug. 9.

With the Las Vegas 51s down 3-5 going into the bottom of the 8th inning against the Iowa Cubs, Buzachero first faced Matt Matulia before a crowd of 16,280.

Matulia struck out swinging.

Next up was Chris Robinson, who promptly grounded out to shortstop Angel Sanchez who threw to first baseman Randy Ruiz for the second out.

Matt Camp came to bat against Buzachero and flied out to right fielder Aaron Mathews to end the inning.

Sanchez hit a home run in the top of the 9th, but Las Vegas couldn’t push across another run.

Buzachero threw 8 pitches to the 3 batters, 6 for strikes.

The former Livingston Academy standout earned his 6th save for the 51s on Thursday, Aug. 6.

Buzachero pitched the bottom of the 11th inning at Omaha with the 51s up 2-0.

Scott Thomen grounded out to first baseman Brian Dopirak, then Travis Metcalf grounded out to shortstop Sanchez, who threw to Dopirak for the second out.

Tim Raines grounded out to Sanchez, who again threw to Dopirak to end the game.
Buzachero threw 9 pitches to the 3 batters, 8 for strikes.

He then earned his 7th save on Friday, Aug. 7 at Omaha. He was brought in to pitch the bottom of the 9th inning with Las Vegas ahead 6-3.

He struck out Jordan Parraz swinging, then induced a ground out from Chris Lubanski, with Dopirak fielding the ball and throwing to Buzachero who covered first on the play.

Buzachero struck out Mario Lisson swinging for the final out.

He threw 13 pitches to the 3 batters, 8 for strikes.


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Jr. Wildcats win 3 games in jamboree


Josh Scott photo
Jefferey Tillman takes advantage of great Jr. Wildcats blocking on his way into the endzone.


Josh Scott photo
A host of Jr. Wildcat defenders meet the Warren County running back for no gain Saturday in Macon County.

By Josh Scott,
OCN Sports

It may be rebuilding time on Rocky Top, but in Overton County, at least where the Jr. Wildcats are concerned, there are no times of rebuilding, just reloading. This was very evident last Saturday in Macon County in a jamboree of three games versus Warren County, Red Boiling Springs, and Gordonsville.

Although they will be very young, this Jr. Wildcats team may be nothing short of a contender for the conference title.

“The thing about these kids is, they have been playing football their whole life. So when they make the transition from Outlaws to our program, they are prepared,” said first year head coach Steve Mosely. “The only thing they must be able to do is adapt.”

The adaption process may not take as long as one would think; as in the first three scrimmages, eighth graders Davis Robinson, Joey Creekbaum, and Jefferey Tillman led the Wildcat attack on the ground, as well as Trent Nivens through the air. Nivens received 3 touchdown passes from Robinson on the day, while Tillman proved to be too much for any defense with his big build and aggressive running style.

The Jr. Cats will have shoes to fill in place of rising freshmen talent from last year as well. Doing that could be a problem; then again, not so much.

“You really do not fill anybody’s shoes,” said the coach. “I believe every kid has something to give, and you just take what you have and get the most out of every single player.”

Players from the Outlaws program will play a big role for the Cats, such as Kaleb Qualls, Wade Eldridge, Casey Thompson, Peter Hollars, and Daniel Flatt. All five listed, as well as quite a few more, will be big for the Jr. Cats, and compete for starting positions.

Defensively, the Jr. Cats looked pretty great, as they allowed only two scores through three scrimmages.

“Defense looked great,” Mosely said. “I was really impressed with how they played.”

Newcomers Wade Eldridge and Jordan Savage, as well as Tillman and sixth grader Peter Hollars were the main focus on the defensive side Saturday.

“We still have a lot of things we need to iron out,” Mosely said about his offense.

“We could not contend in the conference with the schedule we have right now. After
we get those kinks worked out though, we should be ready to play some football.”

Although he led the Jr. Wildcats in Terry Melton’s absence last year, Coach Mosely now has the team for his first official year at the helm.

“My job is to get these kids ready to play at the high school level, and if we win football games in the process, that’s just a plus.”

On the day, the Cats beat all 3 teams, 2-0, 3-1, and 1-0.

Looking into the new season, with the new players, Coach Mosely and his staff will look to contend for the conference championship, as well as mature and grow closer as a team. Now with summer camp over, and the first “live” games of the preseason over, the Overton County Jr. Wildcats will continue to practice, leading up to their season opener versus Burks Middle School in Monterey on Thursday, Aug. 20.



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LA Golf wins against Monterey’s Wildcats

LA junior Emily Miller shot a
31 for the day’s best score.

Livingston Academy Golf Team hosted a golf match with Pickett County against Monterey High School at the Hidden Valley Golf Course on Thursday, Aug. 6

LA’s girls team won with a team score of 76. Emily Miller from Livingston Academy shot a 31, 5 under par, Megan Stonecipher a 45, Amber Stonecipher a 46, and Ashley Nesbitt a 60.

Pickett County High School had a team score of 112. Lindsey Russell shot a 57, and Montanna Tuck a 55.

Monterey High School had a team score of 82 with Mercedes Smith shooting a 39 and Samantha Farley a 43.

Livingston Academy’s boys team won with a team score of 158. Chris McDonald shot a 37, Justin Watkins a 39, Anthony Woolbright a 41, Bubba Jolley a 41, Robert York a 41, Casey Beason a 41, and Colby Reeder a 41.

Pickett County had a team score of 175. Heath Elder shot a 47, Ethan Holt a 41, Scott Jolley a 54, Ben Aaron a 46, Sam Poore a 41, and Matt Cook a 45.

Monterey High School had a team score of 192. Jesse Thornton shot a 39, Ryan Osuch a 59, Justin Burlison a 56, Thomas McCowan a 55, and Nathan Swallows a 42.

Livingston Academy hosts volleyball camp

Livingston Academy held a volleyball camp that ran Monday, July 13 through Wednesday, July 15.



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