Overton County News Overton County News - An Award Winning Newspaper - Livingston, Tennessee
homeabout ussubscriptionskids cornerlocal linkscontact us
News
Events
Society
80 Years Ago
Obituaries
Sports
Weather
Classifieds
Archives

Archives 04-05-2011

Sports

Winners announced in BFL tourney at Dale Hollow Lake
Wildcats endure tough week
LA soccer remains undefeated
Lady Cats defeat Smith County in 11 innings
Tennessee Rush champs of Phi Slamma Jamma Tourney
LA Special Olympics students place in recent powerlifting

Winners announced in BFL tourney at Dale Hollow Lake
Boater Perry Neathery of Albany, KY, caught a 5-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 1 ounce on Saturday, March 26 to win $4,729 in the Bass Fishing League Mountain Division tournament on Dale Hollow Lake.

Neathery was using jerkbaits along the banks of the Ill Will Creek to catch his sack.

The remaining top10 anglers are as follows:

2nd – David Upchurch, of Columbia, KY, five bass, 17-13, $2,364;

3rd – Scott Brummett, of Brentwood, five bass, 17, $1,576;

4th – Todd Beaty, of Cookeville, five bass, 15-11, $1,103;

5th – Mark Neal, of Livingston, five bass, 15-5, $946;

6th – Michael Boggs, of Lily, KY, five bass, 14-7, $867;

7th – Jerry Reagan, of Byrdstown, five bass, 14-5, $788;

8th – Jarrod Hembree, of Berea, KY, five bass, 14-4, $709;

9th – Adam Wagner, of Cookeville, five bass, 13-1, $631;

10th – William Asher, of Rockhold, KY, five bass, 13, $582;

Todd Stopher of London, KY, caught a 5-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 5 ounces to win $2,179 in the Co-angler Division. He was flipping green pumpkin Senkos on the Ill Will Creek to catch his limit.

The remaining top10 co-anglers are as follows:

2nd – Kelly Poynter, of Parksville, KY, five bass, 15-14, $1,090;

3rd – Kevin Elliott, of Mount Sterling, KY, five bass, 12-8, $725;

4th – Billy Gardner, of Livingston, four bass, 12-4, $509;

5th – William Masters, of Berea, KY, five bass, 10, $436;

6th – Kenny Botts, of Bowling Green, KY, five bass, 9-7, $381;

6th – William Curtsinger, of Lancaster, KY, three bass, 9-7, $381;

8th – Marvin Anderson, of Russell Springs, KY, four bass, 9-4, $327;

9th – Dustin House, of London, KY, four bass, 9-2, $291;

10th – Chris Howard, of London, KY, four bass, 8-9, $254.

The next BFL Mountain Division tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 16 on Lake Cumberland in Monticello, KY. After the fifth Mountain Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Thursday through Saturday, October 13-15 BFL Regional Championship on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, AL. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

FLW Outdoors is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world, offering anglers worldwide the opportunity to compete for millions over the course of 191 tournaments in 2011. For more information about FLW Outdoors visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com.




top of page

 

Wildcats endure tough week
By Landon Amonett,
OCN Sports

The Livingston Academy Wildcats faced their toughest week of the high school baseball season thus far and ultimately came back with three cancelled games and four losses.

As the March 25th game was cancelled against Cookeville, the Cats were left with another cancellation on Monday the 28th. The game was made up the very next night in a double header at Upperman, which resulted in a 3-11 and 2-3 loss, respectively.

Spring reared it’s head yet again on the 31st, cancelling the team’s chances against Cookeville. Friday the 1st and Saturday the 2nd were both played against White County, and both home and away games proved victories for Sparta.

The Wildcats fought their hardest in Friday’s away game and eventually tied the game in the top of the 7th inning. The bottom of the 7th weilded a minor comeback for White County, however, and the Cats left with a 10-9 loss.

The next night the Cats took their turn hosting Sparta. Five errors were made by Livingston, costing them around 12 runs. Though the score was a close 9-11 going into the 7th, the Spartans had a massive inning and took the game 20-11.

April 4 provided severe weather, thus cancelling the Cat’s chance at DeKalb County, but the Tuesday, April 5 will bring home a double-header against the team. The Wildcats will also be playing Crossville on Thursday and the Jackson Cassidy Tournament later in the week.

Of the upcoming week, LA Baseball Coach Shane Qualls was quick to respond, “It will be a full week, but if we will ever put offense together with defense, I think we have a good opportunity of being a great ball team.

“We’ve lost 6 games total; in 4 of those we lost by 2 and the other 4 games by 1. We put ourselves in a couple of bad situations last week, and we just need a little more to get over the top.”




top of page

LA soccer remains undefeated


Lyndon Johnson photos
LA sophomore Caleb Huck prepares to make a play as he faces a host of Smith County defenders in the Tuesday, March 29 homefield 3-0 victory.



LA sophomore Jesse Carr juggles the ball on his knee as a Smith County defender attempts to gain possession during the Tuesday, March 29 home game.

By Lyndon Johnson,
OCN staff

The Livingston Academy Wildcats soccer team notched two more victories in their belt last week in homefield play.

The first victory came when Smith County’s Owls visited the Livingston pitch for LA’s second District 8 A-AA match.

“We controlled the pace of the game,” said LA Coach Ethan King, noting there were “just not many goals.”

Control the pace the Wildcats most certainly did. The Wildcats offense outshot Smith County 14-2 in the first half and 16-6 in the second half.

Senior Justin Purdue booted in a goal for the Wildcats with 16 minutes remaining in the first half after a lot of midfield back-and-forth between the teams. After halftime, junior Justin Timmons would kick things off with a goal in the first minute of play, and senior Jake Huitt would head in a cross for a follow-up goal after five minutes of play.

Shortly after the midway point of the second half, Smith County attempted to mount an offensive charge, taking three rapid shots on the LA goal, but all would be denied by the LA defense to secure the 3-0 victory.

The win made LA 2-0 in district play and 3-0 in regular season games.

The second of LA’s victories last week came when Kingston made the trek to Livingston on Friday, April 1.

If any player on either team thought the contest would be a walk in the park, they were the April Fool for the day. A largely tit-for-tat first half ended with a 1-1 tie, with LA’s goal being scored by Timmons.

At halftime, LA would compose itself and come out shooting in the second half, eventually clicking off two more goals– one each from junior Tanner Buford and sophomore Jesse Carr. Result: 3-1, Wildcats.

“It was a good win for the team,” King said. “We played well, and may have played our most complete game overall against a good opponent who beat us last year.”

The win made LA 4-0 in regular season play.

The Wildcats look to go 3-0 in district play tonight in a home game versus the Cannon County Lions, with a 6 p.m. kickoff. Then, the team packs up and heads to Lebanon for an away game Thursday, April 7. Kickoff in Lebanon is set for 4:30 p.m.




top of page



Lady Cats defeat Smith County in 11 innings


Josh Scott photo
Livingston Academy’s Tiffany Waddell reaches home plate ahead of the tag in Friday’s game.


Josh Scott
Katelynn Webb winds up to fire a pitch for the Lady Cats.


Josh Scott photo
Courtney Smith touches third in preparation for trying to score a run for Livingston Academy in Friday’s game against Sparta.

By Josh Scott,
OCN Sports

After a difficult trek through the first part of the season, the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats softball team hit the field last week with a nice slate of games. To open, the Lady Cats traveled back to Smith County, this time to face off against a district favorite in the Lady Owls.

Coming into the season, Coach Ashley Fisher laid the district out as anyone’s to take, but the favorites being Smith and DeKalb County, and, of course, she thought her team would be right in the mix. To stay in that mix, and to make a statement, her team needed to win Monday night. They did just that.

The Lady Cats came out strong in the first inning, with a bunt single by lead-off Amber Mainord; Abby Miller then drove in Mainord two batters later on a sacrifice fly. Meriam Maynord followed suit with an RBI double, knocking in Maggie Whitson, who had been hit by a pitch earlier in the inning. Three batters later, Morgan Johnson added a third run, bringing in Maynord with a hit to first, and the route seemed to be on.

Smith County kept battling, making the Lady Cats’ battle even harder to keep track with the favorites. The teams traded blows throughout the middle innings, but it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish in sports, and the Lady Cats showed a great example of that.

In the seventh, the Lady Cats still were battling. Kelsey Copeland drove in Courtney Smith, and it looked like Livingston would leave Smith County in a dramatic finish.
But Smith County battled back, forcing extra innings.

Johnson came through in the 10th inning with an RBI single, driving in courtesy runner Ashley Boykin. But Smith County answered with one of their own in the bottom of the 10th, and it would all come back for the Lady Cats in the 11th inning.

After Allison Dailey took third, Amber Mainord drove her in to give the Lady Cats a 7-6 lead, one they would not relinquish, and one that would give the Lady Cats a win in Smith County, and a 1-0 start in District 8AA play.

It should be noted that after the ninth inning, the game goes to the International Run

Rule. The rule puts each team’s last batter on second base to start the next inning.
This rule turned out to be a big help for the Lady Cats.

“I pulled out my short game,” Coach Ashley Fisher explained. “We decided we would bunt the runner to third, and then try to score them in. Smith County did the same thing, but in the end, we made some great defensive plays. It was a great game and a great win over a really good team.”

Johnson led the Lady Wildcats charge with two runs batted in, while Allison Dailey added one in the fifth, along with Mainord, Miller, Maynord, and Copeland driving in runs as well. Maynord got the win as well, throwing 143 pitches in 11 innings.

She struck out five, and allowed six runs, only four of which were earned.

The Lady Cats then played White County Friday night. After a hot start with RBIs from Miller and Maynord, the Lady Cats bats cooled off. Katelyn Webb added a run in the sixth, but would fall to the Lady Warriors.

Tiffany Waddell led the charge with a two for three showing, while Mainord and Miller also added two hits apiece. Webb picked up the loss, tossing five and two thirds innings, allowing five runs on six hits while striking out four.

Now, the Lady Cats (4-7, 1-0) face a huge week as they will host York tonight, before traveling to Cannon County on Thursday. They will then travel to Clarksville to compete in a tournament this weekend.

 

top of page



Tennessee Rush champs of Phi Slamma Jamma Tourney


photo courtesy of Vickie Colson
Tennessee Rush 7th grade AAU basketball team won the 12th Annual Phi Slamma Jamma Tournament in Lebanon on Sunday, March 27, their second tournament win of the 2011 season. Team members are, kneeling from left, Logan Clark, Gabe Moon, Wes Gray, Seth Parker, standing from left, Zac Grace, Blake Hughes, Dylan Linder, John Michael Ferrell, Mason Colson, Coach Brandon Hensley, and, not pictured, Mason Jolley and Ethan Geesling.

top of page

LA Special Olympics students place in recent powerlifting


Photo submitted by Judy Dillon
Amanda Dyer deadlifts 115 lbs. in the Special Olympics powerlifting competition held at Cookeville High School Thursday, March 31 while Livingston Academy Special Olympics teammates, from left, Cammie Huckeby and Alex Harvey cheer her on.
Dyer took second place in the women’s deadlift division I and second place in the women’s bench press with a 135 pound press. Meanwhile, Harvey placed first in men’s deadlift division III, Huckeby came in second place in women’s deadlift division II, and Elizabeth Harvey (not pictured) came in third place in women’s deadlift division II.

 

top of page

 

Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570
tel 931.823.6485
fax 931.823.6486
info@overtoncountynews.com

 

 

 
Printing Supplies Graphic Design Custom Printing Advertising