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Archives 06-30-2010


Dylan Greer qualifies for Amateur National race
Rickman Elementary students participate in Soap Box Derby
TN Ladies 10U AAU team finish second
Winningham named to softball honors
Woolbright places 2nd in TGA event

Dylan Greer qualifies for Amateur National race

Dylan Greer, son of Lisa and Mike Greer of Summerfield, FL and grandson of Ben and Sally Walker, of Monterey took first place overall for his age group in the 65 cc motocross in the Livingston Thunder Valley Moto recently. This qualifies him to participate in the Loretta Lynn AMA Motocross to be held in Hurricane Mills, during the fist week in August.

The 10-year old Florida dirt bike racer is an honor student at Dr. N. H. Jones Elementary in Florida. He has been racing since he was five years old. Dylan is one of the over 20,000 who spent the last four months qualifying for the event. The top finishers in the area and regional qualifiers earn a birth into the national championship race at Loretta Lynn’s.

The race will be held beginning Monday, Aug. 2 through Saturday, Aug. 7. The track is built on a section of Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and Campground in Hurricane Mills.

The course contains a variety of jumps, corners, and other obstacles designed to test the skills and stamina of the racers.

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Rickman Elementary students participate in Soap Box Derby

On Saturday, June 19 three Rickman Elementary students participated in the All American Soap Box Derby in Cookeville. John Lewis Austin, son of Michael and Lori Austin, driving in the Stock division, placed 5th in that division. Myla Sells, daughter of Billy and Tonia Sells, also driving a Stock car, placed first in the division, while Leah Gunnels, daughter of Joe and Beth Gunnels, driving a Masters car, placed first in her division.

Both Myla and Leah, champions in their respective divisions, advance to the National competition which will be held in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, July 24.
The National All American Soap Box Derby is made up of drivers in the Stock, Super Stock, and Masters divisions from most U. S. states, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as other countries such as Germany, Japan, and New Zealand.

The Cookeville Soap Box Derby which takes place annualy the third Saturday in June, is open to any students ages 8 through 18, who are interested in participating. For more information, call Ray Austin at (931) 823-1364 or (931) 445-6450.

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TN Ladies 10U AAU team finish second

Tennessee Ladies 10U AAU team finished up their season recently finishing 2nd in the 11th Annual Summer Slam in Lebanon. The Tennessee Ladies finished their season with an overall record of 15 wins and 6 losses. The team is comprised of girls from Allons Elementary, Livingston Middle School, Hilham Elementary, and A.H. Roberts. The team was coached by Megan Burnett and Kellie Thurman.

Members are, front row from left, Kellsey Ray, Leah Parker, Jaci Baltimore, Madison Owens, Claris Copeland, Salem Baijo, Bradie Melton, back row, Coach Megan Burnett, Ally Dixon, Kendall Smith, Chelsea Mabe, Mikala Brown, Katie West, and Coach Kellie Thurman.


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Winningham named to softball honors

By Craig Delk,
Herald-Citizen staff

Cookeville High School softball coach Jeff Williams has to feel pretty good when he looks at his list of All-District 6-AAA award-winners. That’s because all but one of them will be back for next year’s team.

Freshman Megan Winningham, daughter of Ken and Betty Winningham of Cookeville, was announced as the district’s Offensive Player of the Year during the postseason tournament. Following the team’s banquet, the rest of the honorees have been announced, as Winningham, senior Katie Morris, and juniors Alex Hull, Jenny Hallums and Courtney Hutcherson were named to the First Team. Sophomore Alyssa Hazel was named to the Second Team, and sophomores Stacie Crawford and Heather “Fred” Smith were voted honorable mention.

Winningham was an easy selection for first team. The second baseman batted .429 during the regular season, and was 3 for 7 in two district tournament games. Williams hopes Winningham’s leadership by example will give his team a boost the next few years.

Winningham has also been voted to MTSCA Class AAA Second Team.

“That is quite an accomplishment for Megan,” Williams said. “It shows what kind of talent she has, where other coaches pick her. It’s one of those things, though, that, I nominated, but those other coaches were the ones that did the voting.”

Williams hopes the award spurs Winningham on to greater things.

“I hope that’s the case,” he said. “I hope she only gets better every year.”

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Woolbright places 2nd in TGA event
Local golfers placed in recent Tennessee Golf Association Junior Tour events.
Anthony Woolbright of Livingston placed 2nd in the Boys 14-15 Masters division at River Watch Golf Course in Sparta on Monday, June 21. He shot an 82, 11 over par.

Playing in the Girls 11-14 Tour division, Alyssa Farris of Allons tied for 8th at Lost Creek Golf Club in New Market on Wednesday, June 23 with a 60, 25 over par.
Trevor Denney of Byrdstown placed 2nd in the TGA event at Dayton Golf and Country Club in Evansville on Tuesday, June 22. Denney shot a 100, 29 over par in the Boys 16-18 Tour.

He also placed 12th at Oak Hills Golf Course in Greenbrier on Thursday, June 24.

Sydne Denney of Byrdstown placed 6th in Evansville on June 22, with a 76, 41 over par in the Girls 11-14 Tour.

She also placed 7th in Greenbrier with a 59, 23 over par.

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