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Buzachero pitches three scoreless innings at Salt Lake
LA Golf wins over Pickett, Upperman
Youth movement leads LA Volleyball

Outlaws teams win at DeKalb

Buzachero pitches three scoreless innings at Salt Lake
Livingston native “Bubbie” Buzachero had two good outings and an unusual “tater launcher” outing last week for the Las Vegas 51s.

Buzachero was brought into the top of the 8th of a home game against Round Rock on Wednesday, Aug. 19 with a man on third and only one out and the 51s leading 2-1.

He promptly struck out Mark Saccomanno swinging, then struck out Tommy Manzella swinging. Buzachero threw 9 pitches to the two batters, 6 for strikes.

Sean Stidfole finished the game for Las Vegas, who won 5-1.

Two days later, Buzachero did not have such a great outing against Red Rock.

Brought in to close out the game with Las Vegas leading 5-2, Buzachero was greeted with a home run blast over left field off the bat of Saccomanno, his 14th of the season.

He then struck out Manzella again swinging.

Chris Johnson hit his 12th homer of the season over left center field, and Buzachero’s day was done.

Brian Wolfe earned his 3rd save of the season to preserve the win for Las Vegas.

The following day at Salt Lake, Buzachero pitched three scoreles innings after entering the game in the 5th inning with Las Vegas down by 8 runs.

Sean Rodriguez grounded out to first baseman Brian Dopirak, who threw to Buzachero who was covering first on the rotation.

Matthew Brown popped out to catcher J.P. Arencibia, then Bobby Wilson grounded out to shortstop Joe Inglett, who threw to first base for the third out.

Buzachero remained in the game for the bottom of the 6th inning.

Luis Figueroa grounded out to second baseman Howie Clark, who threw to first base for the first out.

Reggie Willits was called out on strikes.

Freddy Sandoval singled on a ground ball into right field, then Terry Evans was hit by a pitch.

Brandon Wood was called out on strikes to end the inning.

Buzachero pitched then pitched the bottom of the 7th inning.

Sean Rodriguez lined out to right fielder Jason Lane.

Matthew Brown struck out swinging.

Chris Pettit singled on a line drive to center field, then Bobby Wilson grounded out to Buzachero, who threw to first base for the final out of the inning.

Las Vegas lost 3-8.

Buzachero threw 45 pitches to 13 batters, 31 for strikes.

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LA Golf wins over Pickett, Upperman
Livingston Academy played a golf match against Pickett County and Upperman High School on Monday, Aug. 17.

The Livingston Academy boys team won the match with a score of 161. Anthony Woolbright was the low medalist as he shot a 36, even par on 9 holes. Casey Beason shot a 40, Chris McDonald shot a 41, Justin Watkins shot a 42, Dalton Jolley shot a 42, and Robert York shot a 43. Colby Reeder shot a 47, Levi Crowder a 46, Austin Gilliam a 46, Marshall Cannon a 49, Conor Oliver a 52, Sam Officer a 52, Brandon Burnett a 52, Ryan Swallows a 53, Jacob Conner a 59, and Will Gore a 60.

Pickett County shot a 181 with Heath Elder shooting a 40. Sam Poore shot a 45, Scott Jolly shot a 47, Stewart Rich shot a 49, and Ethan Holt shot a 51.

Upperman’s boys had a team score of 199.

The LA boys team now has a record of 6-1.

The Livingston Academy girls team won with a team score of 89. Emily Miller shot a 43, Megan Stonecipher shot a 46, and Amber Stonecipher shot a 51. Courtney Livingston shot a 56 and Ashley Nesbitt shot a 58.

Pickett County had a team score of 123 with Lyndsey Russell shooting a 64 and Montana Tuck shooting a 59.

Alex Dale of Upperman shot a 52.

The LA girls team now has a record of 4-1.

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Youth movement leads LA Volleyball

Josh Scott photo
Members of the 2009 Livingston Academy Volleyball Team are, front row from left, #7 Cassondra Gore, #12 Kendra Hundt, #54 Alexis Sollars, #34 Kacey Anderson, #23 Heather Cravens, #10 Cassidy Morgan, second row, #32 Lindsay Moore, #3 Olivia Long, #22 Courtney Smith, #25 Ashley Boykin, #13 Kayla Williams, #24 Haley Dixon, back row, #5 Morgan Kennedy, #50 Allison Dailey, #30 Abby Miller, #13 Morgan Johnson, #4 Julie Ann York, and #11 Hannah Hoover. Team members C.J. Boykin and Dakota Thompson are not pictured.

By Josh Scott,
OCN Sports

Most teams in history find themselves in a rut when trying to replace half of their starting line-up, or rotation. For Livingston Academy’s 2009 edition of volleyball, they will be doing just that.

After having a moderately successful season fall short in the district semi-final last year, the young Lady Wildcats are eager to begin the 2009 season. Although they have lost key players Alissa Sells, Adrian West, and Kendria Kilgore to graduation, players seem to be responding to the new look well.

The rotation for the Cats this year will yield three returning starters for last year in Abby Miller, Hannah Hoover, and Allison Dailey, but will feature players who played roles in the success last year in Haley Dixon, Kayla Williams, and Morgan Johnson.

“We’re much improved,” Coach Christie Jenkins said. “We played in a play day, and the intimidation factor is out of the way.”

With the youth, catching on will be a huge part in winning games, something coach Jenkins has already realized.

“The girls are eager to learn,” she continued. “They are like sponges, once you tell them, they produce. We are very athletic, but we have to learn the game, then we’ll be fine.”

Oddly enough, throughout the 22-player roster, the word “senior” will not be found beside any name, mainly because the team does not have any. With 2 juniors, 5 freshman, and 15 sophomores, the youth movement could be a positive and a negative factor all at once.

“Smith County is the biggest competition we’ll have,” Coach Jenkins said, “but our goal is to win the district, and that is what we plan on doing.”

With the start of the season starting on Monday, Aug. 24 at Cookeville High School, the Lady Cats are looking to come out firing on all cylinders. Then, the Cats are scheduled to travel to Clay County before they play their first home game of the year Thursday, Aug. 27 against Gordonsville.

After playing in the White County Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28-29, LA will host Cannon County on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Outlaws teams win at DeKalb

Ginger Neely/Action Sports
Chase Looper, #44, gains yardage for the Jr. Outlaws against a DeKalb County giant.

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Dylan Linder, #27, breaks loose for an Outlaws gain against DeKalb County.

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Wade Neely, #6, gets blocking from Cody Cantrell, #77, on a Jr. Outlaws touchdown run.

Overton County Outlaws defeated DeKalb County 13-0 on Saturday, Aug. 22.
Statistics from the game are as follows:

Outlaws game
Outlaws 13, DeKalb County 0
Individual Statistics
Lead Rushers

Dylan Linder 10-72-7.2
Logan Clark 3-15-5
Carter Hayes 7-15-2.1
Tanner Dillon 5-(-7)-(-1.4)
Total 25-95-3.8

Tanner Dillon 5-8

Dylan Linder 1-70
Carter Hayes 1-17
Mason Jolley 2-12
Xander Miller 1-5
Total 5-104

Lead Tacklers
Logan Clark 13; Dylan Linder 12; Seth Parker 7; Donny Allred 6; Andrew York 6; Ray Burchwell 5; Mason Jolley 5; Austin Hall 3; Josh Beau 2; Carter Hayes 1.

Fumble Recovery
Austin Hall, Josh Beau.
Dylan Linder.

Dylan Linder – 2 running touchdowns; Carter Hayes – 1-point conversion.
Overton County Jr. Outlaws defeated DeKalb County 13-12 in overtime.

Junior Outlaws game
Jr. Outlaws 13, DeKalb Co. 12
Individual Statistics
Lead Rushers

Wade Neely 23-153-2
Chase Looper 3-18-0

Fumble Recovery
Blake Qualls - 2.

Lead Tacklers
Jake Craig 8; Cody Cantrell 6; Wade Neely 5; Travis Hunter 5; Chase Looper 4; Tommy Trevino 4; Brody Johnson 4; Chance Spears 4; Blake Qualls 2; Zach Burnette 2; Will Sims 1.

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