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Archives 07-28-2010


Greg Atchley wins pistol match at Bend of the River
Livingston All Stars place second in tourney
Livingston T-ball team wins Cal Ripken tourney
Emily Miller takes 1st in TGA event
Easton Crush wins U-14 state tourney
Brad Jackson signs with Roane State
MOJO 6U finishes third in tournament
Kat Nigro invited to play in international friendly

Greg Atchley wins pistol match at Bend of the River
Greg Atchley of Allons was the overall winner in the Bastille Day Pistol ‘Possum Roundup held recently at Bend of the River.

Atchley took advantage of having the serious shooters at the national matches in Camp Perry. He shot his all time high of 2,520. Mike Steck from Smyrna was second with a 2,321. And Robin Strickland from Smyrna was third at 1,775.

In the .22 rimfire competition, Atchley was first with 837. Orion Darley from Christiana was second with 825, and Mike Steck was third with 772.

The center fire portion of the match had Atchley in first with 818. Steck was second at 708, and retired pistol shooter Scott Miller of Rickman was third at 678.

The .45 ACP stage had Atchley with 865 in first, Steck in second with 835, and Strickland in third with 613.

The match consisted of 90 shots with a .22 caliber rimfire pistol, 90 shots with a center fire pistol from .30 caliber to .45 caliber, and another 90 shots with a .45 ACP caliber pistol. The 90 shots were taken in 10 shot strings and scored after each string.

The 90 shots were three targets slow fire with 10 seconds for 10 shots, and then three strings of timed fire with two strings of 5 shots in 20 seconds. The final three targets were rapid fire with 5 shots in 10 seconds.

Charlie Pardue of Bend of the River stated, “Many of the competitors were just beginning and made a fine showing. Strickland was in his first match and had a really good time and was pleased to place so high in the final standings.

“Orion Darley was also shooting his first match and shot extremely well. It was hot and everyone managed to drink at least a gallon of water.

“Every one is looking forward to the match in August.”

The next match sponsored by the Bend of the River is high power rifle match on Sunday, Aug. 1. The next pistol match is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 8. For more information contact Charlie Pardue at (931) 498 - 2829 or at 2880 Standing Stone State Park Highway, Cookeville, TN 38506 or cpardue@multipro.com.

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Livingston All Stars place second in tourney

Livingston 7-8 year old All Stars team placed 2nd in a recent Jamestown Tournament. Players are, front row from left, Nicholas Brown, Joseph Ray, Tanner Hall, Zachary (Bubba) Ledbetter second row, Ethan Barlow, Clay McDonald, Garrett Hastings, Jalen Ferrell, Joe Conner, Mason Walters, back row, Coaches Russell Hastings, Donnie Hall, Amp Barlow and Ed Ferrell.

Players from the team receiving All Tournament awards are, from left, Zachary (Bubba) Ledbetter and Jalen Ferrell.


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Livingston T-ball team wins Cal Ripken tourney

The Livingston 5 to 6 year old T-ball All Stars traveled to Hixson to participate in the Cal Ripken State Tournament held Friday, July 2 through Sunday, July 4. Livingston began play on Friday evening playing back to back games and again on Saturday in back to back games. The Friday and Saturday games were the qualifier games that earned Livingston the #4 seed, which gave them a spot in the Sunday playoff. In the semi-final round, Livingston played #1 seed Piney Bluff from Bristol and won with a 23-11 final score. This win advanced Livingston to the finals where they faced the Hixson Golden Gloves which is Chattanooga’s #1 team. Livingston lost the coin toss and came to bat first then only scored 1 run to start it off. Although the bats started a little slow, the defense came our red hot with a quick 3 up 3 down to hold Hixson to 0 runs in the first inning. From there, Livignston kept the momentum and led the way in a trul All Star fashion on defense as well as hard hitting to finish up with a final score of 24-10 and bragging rights of bringing home the first Livingston All Star State Title. Head Coach David Ledbetter said, “This was nothing more than all heart by these kids. After many long hot practices and several games, these kids came together as a team when it got down to Championship Sunday.”

Players are, front row from left, Carl Spurgin, Brayden Carr, Halle Ledbetter, Tyler Garrett, bat boy Braxton Hammock, Grayson Huddleston, bat boy Dawson Ledbetter, second row, Coaches helper Brady Huddleston, Ayden Coffee, Hayden Ledbetter, Landan Carr, Tristan Hicks, Brookston Campbell, Chase King, Justus Nelson, Cayden Hammock, back row, Coach Kevin Norris, Coach Kevin Coffee, Head Coach David Ledbetter, Coach Jarmin Hicks, and Coach Chris Stacy. Not pictured Levi Bowman and Connor Tilley.


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Emily Miller takes 1st in TGA event
Local golfers placed in recent Tennessee Golf Association Junior Tour events.

Emily Miller of Livingston took 1st place in the Girls 15-18 Masters division at Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain in Crossville on Wednesday, July 14. She shot an 81, 9 over par.

Nathan Swallows of Monterey tied for 7th at Bear Trace in the Boys 16-18 Masters division, with an 89, 17 over par.

Anthony Woolbright of Livingston placed 3rd in the Boys 14-15 Masters division at Cookeville Golf Club on Wednesday, July 7. He shot a 74, 4 over par.

In the Girls 11-14 Tour, Cierra Ramsey of Monterey tied for 4th with a 48, 14 over par, and Sydne Denney of Byrdstown placed 6th with a 49, 15 over par.

Trevor Denney of Byrdstown tied for 8th in the Boys 16-18 Tour with a 94, 24 over par.

He placed 2nd at Windstone Golf Club in Ringgold, GA, on Monday, July 12, where he shot a 106, 34 over par.

Sydne Denney placed 8th in her division at Windstone with a 74, 38 over par.

Jessica Denton of Monterey placed 1st in the Girls 11-14 Tour on Wednesday, July 14 at Willowbrook Golf Club in Manchester. She shot a 49, 13 over par.

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Easton Crush wins U-14 state tourney

The Easton Crush under-14 softball team recently won the ISA Class C State Championship in Crossville. Members of the championship team are, front row from left, Shauna Taylor (DeKalb County High School), Maggie Whitson (Livingston Academy), Ashley Bean (Cookeville High School), Betty Lopez (Cookeville High School), Jordan Funderburk (Avery Trace Middle School), and back row from left, Coach Ken Taylor, Kristen Abell (White County High School), Lauren Colwell (DeKalb County High School), Sydney Price (Cookeville High School) Alison Trentham (Walter J. Baird Middle School), and Coach Brad Whitson. Not pictured are Kristen Haile (DeKalb County Middle School), Abby Collins (Cookeville High School), and Makala McLerran (Clay County High School).

Best Offensive Player award went to Sydney Price, with 19 RBIs over seven games. Best Defensive Player went to Betty Lopez, who played catcher for all games.

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Brad Jackson signs with Roane State

Livingston Academy graduate Brad Jackson has signed to play basketball for Roane State College in Harriman. Jackson was a standout during his playing days at LA and was a major factor in the Wildcats posting a 60-10 record the past two seasons plus one trip to the sub-state finals and one trip to the state finals. At 6-4, Jackson was a dominant force inside for the Wildcats and could score inside or out.


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MOJO 6U finishes third in tournament

Tennessee MOJO 6 and under finished in 3rd place at the 2010 ASA National Invitational Softball Tournament held Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18 in Bowling Green, KY. ASA National Invitational 6u hosted teams from Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas. Tennessee MOJO 6U is sponsored by Overton County Farm Bureau Insurance.

Members are, front row from left, Blair Cherry, Shelby Radford, Addie Brown, Aliyah Kingery and Keaton Webb, back row, Kaley Crabtree, Blake Cherry, Leah Kate Clark, Jordan Key and Abby Stevens. Not pictured are, Coaches Brooks Cherry, Todd Radford, Wayne Key, and Bob Crabtree.

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Kat Nigro invited to play in international friendly

The Tennessee Olympic Development Team poses pre-game with members of the Under-17 South Korean National Team.

LA senior Kat Nigro, right, takes the field against a member of the Under-17 South Korean National Team.

The Tennessee Olympic Development Program (ODP) and Director of Coaching Tom Condone were asked to put together an all-star team of former ODP players now in the college ranks, for an exhibition soccer match with the Women’s U-17 National Team of South Korea.

The Tennessee squad included Anna Fisher (UT-Knoxville), Laura Langworthy (UT-Knoxville), Amy Porter (LSU), Dana Scwartz (Vanderbilt), Josie Rix (Alabama), Kaitlyn Smith (Alabama) and Jayme Trocino (Belmont). In completing his roster Coach Condone invited Livingston Academy’s Kat Nigro, who has verbally committed to UNC.

When asked about selecting Nigro, Coach Condone said, “She’s earned it! Kat’s dedication to the Tennessee ODP, US Soccer Regional ODP and her experience on the United States’s Under-15 and Under-17 National Teams made it an easy selection.”

The game was evenly played through the first 45 minutes with a 0-0 score at the half.

The South Korean team imposed their superior fitness wearing down the Tennessee All Stars in the 2nd half and posting two goals.

However, the Tennessee All-Stars would not stop battling. Led by the efforts of Amy Porter, Anna Fisher and Kat Nigro, the Tennessee team won a dangerous direct kick deep in South Korea’s end of the field. During the ensuing kick the trio crashed the goal box leaving Dana Schwartz of Vanderbilt un-marked on the back post where she promptly scored Tennessee’s only goal.

Kathryn “Kat” Nigro started and played the entire 90 minute game, providing minutes at three different positions.

When asked about the experience Nigro said, “It was fun. It’s always a challenge when you have an international opponent.”

Nigro will be playing more international games, traveling to Germany and Costa Rica this year.

Nigro will be joining her Livingston Academy teammates next week to begin preparation for the 2010 high school soccer season.

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