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Archives 04-12-2011


Pre-state BB gun match held
Cats drop double-header to DeKalb
Lady Cats defeat Lady Dragons 10-3
Emerton places in Percy Priest tourney
LA Special Olympians place in Area 9 swim meet recently
Overton County boys part of 9U tourney runner-up team

Pre-state BB gun match held

Pre-state BB gun match winners, from left, Andrew Gothard, 3rd - 508, Julia Reno, 2nd - 516, and Austin Smith, 1st - 539, are congratulated by Charlie Pardue of Bend of the River.

Austin Smith from Cookeville won the recent pre-state BB gun match at Bend of the River.

Smith had a score of 539 out of 600.

Close in second place was Julia Reno from Cookeville with a 516, and Andrew Gothard came in third place with 508.

Bend of the River’s Charlie Pardue stated, “It was close all day through all the positions, test and shoot-off.”

The prone position was led by Tyler Vaughn from Doyle with a 92. Second and third tied at 85.

“The first tie breaker was center shots – shots near the center of each bull – then the number of shots with a value of 10, then 9s and etcetera,” Pardue stated.

Evan Martin from Allons had one center and two 10s for second place. Blake Shepherd from Cookeville came in third with 85 and one center and one 10.

Standing, which most people think is most difficult, had Samuel Rajbundit from Nashville first with 83. Second went to Dahl Biegl with 77. And Luke Holloway from Cookeville was third at 74.

Sitting came next. Joshua Tinkel from Livingston was leader with 91+ one center+ 4-10s. Tied but in second place was Blake Shepherd from Cookeville with 91 + one center+ 2-10s. Third went to Dahl Biegl with 90.

Kneeling was the last shooting position. First place went to Tyler Vaughn with 88.

Dalh Biegl won second place with 84. It took an 83 by Samuel Rajbundit for third place.

In addition to the shooting positions, a quiz on gun handling counted as much as each of the shooting positions. Luke Cianciolo from Franklin was high scorer with 92.

Evan Martin was second with 90, and Richard Scherrer and Luke Holloway were tied for third and fourth at 88.

To give the match an Olympic flair, a finals event was held to give the top eight shooters another chance to win, like a double elimination tournament. The top eight shooters shot an extra 10 shots standing. The scores are judged and announced after each shot. First through third did not change but some shuffling occurred down the ranks.

Shooters who attended the national match are not allowed to win two years in row so that many more people may participate in the program. These shooters are allowed to shoot against themselves for a trophy. This year the trophy went to Eamon Morris from Nashville with a 546. Second went to Jonathan Kelly from Sparta with 543.

Third went to Anne Rajbundit from Nashville with 538. And fourth went to Keith Morris from Pleasant Shade with 532.

“As you can see the scores were close,” Pardue stated.

Bend of the River was the first Jaycee team with 1,676. The team was comprised of Luke Holloway, Samuel Rajbundit, Austin Smith, and Tyler Vaughn. Second Jaycee team was Chelsey Gebbia, Andrew Gothard, and Ronnie Reno with 1,487 points.

Third Jaycee team was Summer Gebbia, Evan Martin, Julia Reno, and Blake Shepherd with 1,384.

Montgomery Belle Academy was the first open team with 1,535. MBA’s team was Richard Scherrer, Dahl Biegl, Luke Cianciolo, and Jamie Payne.

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Cats drop double-header to DeKalb

Landon Amonett photo
LA’s Justin Savage rips a pitch to catcher Conner Oliver.

Landon Amonett
Livingston Academy’s Hayden Hill takes a swing in Tuesday’s opening game of the double-header against DeKalb County.

By Landon Amonett,
OCN Sports

As the new week dawned on the Wildcats, another tough series of games came out for the team. Though the team’s week started hosting a double-header against DeKalb County, both games proved to be fodder for the opposing team as they took home both victories with a 5-13 LA loss followed by a 3-13 loss.

When asked for insight on the week behind the team, Coach Shane Qualls had no comment.

Thursday’s game was canceled in light of the automobile crash that took the lives of two Livingston Academy students, the team had to settle without a win for the week.

This week may prove to be a changing tide for the Wildcats as they prepared to face York, at home and away, respectively, on Monday and Tuesday, April 11 and 12, Cookeville and Red Boiling Springs, both away, on the Thursday and Friday, April 14 and 15, and a double header at home against Warren County on the Saturday, April 16.

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Lady Cats defeat Lady Dragons 10-3

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Tiffany Waddell bunts for a hit against York Institute.

Josh Scott photo
Mallory Mahaney slides safely into third base.

By Josh Scott,
OCN Sports

With almost half the season in the books, Livingston Academy’s Lady Wildcats softball team is looking pretty good; however good they may look though, doesn’t quite mean they are complacent about where they lie in the scheme of things.

Coming into their game with York, the Lady Cats sat at the top of the district, in a tie.

Last Tuesday night’s game could have given them sole place of first; however, it would require that DeKalb County suffer a defeat. DeKalb would win, but it would be up to the Lady Cats to stay in the chase.

After solid defense opened the game for the Lady Cats, the bats that they had been working on finding the past few weeks finally were able to be found. In the first inning, Morgan Johnson moved Amber Mainord to third base on a sacrifice, and then Meriam Maynord drove in Abby Miller with a one-out single to deep left field two spots later.

Kelsey Copeland followed two batters later, driving in Maynord on yet another sacrifice to third base, putting the score at 2-0 in favor of the Lady Cats.

In the third, Johnson, Miller, and Maynord struck again in a very big way. Johnson drove in a run on a sacrifice, while Miller cashed in big with a hot shot down the left field line that brought in Allison Dailey and Tiffany Waddell. The very next batter, Maynord, brought in Miller with a long single that bounced off the fence in centerfield. With a 6-0 lead, the Lady Cats never looked back.

Samantha Maya and Copeland each drove in a run in the fifth and sixth innings respectively, and when all was said and done, the Lady Cats had put the fire out of the Lady Dragons by a score of 10-3.

Meriam Maynord pitched well on the evening, tossing all seven innings, allowing all three runs on four hits while striking out five batters, walking four, and allowing a home run in the fifth inning.

“I thought we played really well,” second year head coach Ashley Fisher said. “York is a very good team and their coach does a great job. Our defense played well and Meriam pitched well. Our bats were there, and although they aren’t where I would like them, they were really good.”

Fisher knows just how tough the rest of the way will be.

“This district is so tough, so competitive,” she explained. “To sit at the top at this point in the year is great, but we still have work to do.”

That work will continue this week, weather pending, with DeKalb County today and Smith County on Thursday.

“If we can get both wins this week, wow, we will be sitting pretty; however, with all that has gone on, and not being on the field, I don’t really know.”

What Coach Fisher means by “what has went on” is not only the weather, but the automobile crash last Wednesday evening that took the lives of two Livingston Academy students.

“I don’t know how what to tell them, nor tell them how to deal with it,” a saddened Fisher said. “I know it has impacted them big time. I know we just have to keep moving forward with it. I told them, it will take a long time, and sometimes, it will always hurt. I always tell my kids I love them, and I will be here for them.”

As mentioned, the Lady Cats (4-7, 2-0) will play both games at home this week, Tuesday and Thursday. The game that was scheduled for April 7 against Cannon County has been rescheduled, although a date has not been decided at this time.

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Emerton places in Percy Priest tourney

Boater Adam Wagner of Cookeville caught a 5-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 10 ounces April 2 to win $5,028 in the BFL Music City Division tournament on Percy Priest.

Wagner was throwing a jig in the river targeting rocks and trees in shallow water.
The remaining top10 anglers are as follows:

2nd – Terry Steele of Sparta, four bass, 10-15, $1,514;

3rd – Danny Boggs of Fayetteville, five bass, 10-9, $1,008;

4th – Adam Vance of Mount Juliet, three bass, 10-8, $707;

5th – Tim Staley of Dowelltown, three bass, 9-15, $606;

6th – Andrew Crabtree of Cane Ridge, three bass, 9-10, $555;

7th – David Gnewikow of Mount Juliet, five bass, 8-10, $505;

8th – Rogne Brown of Hixson, three bass, 8-4, $454;

9th – Jeff Knight of Cleveland, three bass, 7-11, $404;

10th – Anthony Nash of Quebeck, four bass, 7-9, $353.

Kibbee McCoy of Crossville, caught three bass weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces April 2 to win $1,514 in the Co-angler Division. McCoy was using Megabass Magnum 110s targeting points in the main lake.

The remaining top10 co-anglers are as follows:

2nd – Robby Adams of Cookeville, two bass, 5-12, $631;

2nd – Scotty Neely of Bon Aqua, two bass, 5-12, $631;

4th – Brandon Tramel of Smithville, two bass, 5, $353;

5th – Bobby Richardson of Gainesboro, one bass, 3-13, $303;

6th – Austin Allen of Gainesboro, one bass, 3-7, $278;

7th – Jeff Emerton of Hilham, two bass, 2-14, $239;

7th – Delmer Wyatt of Crossville,two bass, 2-14, $239;

9th – Ed Bennington of Scottsville, KY, two bass, 2-11, $189;

9th – Spencer Smith of Bowling Green, KY, one bass, 2-11, $189.

The next BFL Music City Division tournament is scheduled for April 30 on Center Hill Lake in Sparta. After the fifth Music City Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the October 20-22 Regional Championship on Lake Chickamauga in Chattanooga.

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.


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LA Special Olympians place in Area 9 swim meet recently

Photo submitted by Judy Dillon
Livingston Academy Special Olympians pose with their ribbons after the Area 9 swim meet held at YMCA in Cookeville Friday, April 1. From left are Anthony Qualls, who placed third in the men’s 25-meter freestyle, Traci Hensley, who placed third in the women’s 25-meter freestyle, Alex Harvey, who placed fourth in the men’s 25-meter freestyle, Amanda Dyer, who placed third in the women’s 50-meter freestroke, Elizabeth Harvey, who placed second in women’s width of pool with lifejacket, Brandon Pennington, who placed second in men’s width of pool with lifejacket, and Cammie Huckeby, who placed third in women’s length of pool with lifejacket. Not pictured are coaches Judy Dillon and Amber Mainord.


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Overton County boys part of 9U tourney runner-up team

The Tennessee Sluggers 9U travel baseball team poses after finishing as runners-up in the Veterans Memorial Classic in Lavergne recently. Overton County players on the team are Tyler York, Will Jackson, and Bradley Swallows.



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