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AB&T, FNB tied at 8-0 in T-Ball
Cats’ Cinderella run ends in Sectional
Predators donate to OCADC
Tennessee Rush takes 1st in Antioch

AB&T, FNB tied at 8-0 in T-Ball
League play continued at Livingston City Park last week. Results through Thursday, May 19 are as follows:

T-Ball
(ages 5 and 6)
Friday, May 13
Officer’s Law Office 23, W&O Construction 17
First National Bank 16, Heartland Real Estate 12
American Bank & Trust 25, Puckett’s Dentistry 12

Tuesday, May 17
Building Center 26, W&O Construction 25
American Bank & Trust 19, Overton CO-OP 18
American Bank & Trust 25, Overton CO-OP 16

Standings
W L American Bank & Trust 8 0
First National Bank 8 0
Puckett’s Dentistry 4 3
Heartland Real Estate 3 3
Building Center 4 5
Union Bank & Trust 3 4
Overton CO-OP 2 6
Officer’s Law Office 1.5 6.5
W&O Construction 0.5 6.5

Rookie
(ages 7-9)
Friday, May 13
C&L Logging 12, W&O Construction 1
Bank of Overton 21, Cooper Recycling 5
BP Lamb Oil 10, Woodmen 9
Hall’s Sports 6, Farm Bureau Insurance 1

Tuesday, May 17
A’s 8, Farm Bureau Insurance 3
Dairy Queen 12, Hall’s Sports 1
Cooper Recycling 13, W&O Construction 0
C&L Logging 11, Woodmen 10

Thursday, May 19
Bank of Overton 7, B&R Metals 4
A’s 11, BP Lamb Oil 8
Woodmen 15, Cooper Recycling 4
Dairy Queen 12, Farm Bureau Insurance 7

Standings
W L
C&L Logging 7 0
Bank of Overton County 7.5 0.5 Woodmen of the World 8 2
Dairy Queen 7 2
A’s 6 2
Cooper Recycling 3 5
BP Lamb Oil 2.5 5.5
Hall’s Sports 1.5 7.5
W&O Construction 1.5 7.5
B&R Metals 1 7
Farm Bureau Insurance 1 7

Major
(ages 10-12)
Friday, May 13
American Bank & Trust 6, First National Bank 2
Wascon 6, Swallows 2

Thursday, May 19
First National Bank 8, Winningham Hardware 4
Wascon 10, Webb’s Guitars 5

Standings
W L
Livingston Regional 5.5 .5
American Bank & Trust 5 1
Wascon 5 1
Swallows 3 4
First National Bank 2 4
Winningham Hardware 2.5 5.5
Webb’s Guitars 0 7

6-Under
Thursday, May 19
Priority Care 10, Hall’s Sports 3
Upper Cumberland Dentistry 17, Parsons Auto Repair 8

Standings
W L
UC Dentistry 9 0
Parsons Auto Repair 4 5
Priority Care 3 6
Hall’s Sports 2 7

9-Under
Friday, May 13
Everything Sports 15, Panda Realty 0

Tuesday, May 17
Panda Realty 8, Everything Sports 3

Thursday, May 19
Everything Sports 12, Entertainment Direct 9
First National Bank 10, Wascon 0
Sonic 10, Panda Realty 9

Standings
W L T
First National Bank 9 0 0
Wascon 5 3 0
Entertainment Direct 3 5 0
Everything Sports 4 5 0
Sonic 3 6 0
Panda Realty 2 7 0

12-Under
Friday, May 13
H&R Block 9, Union Bank & Trust 8
First National Bank 9, Union Bank & Trust 0

Tuesday, May 17
H&R Block 18, First National Bank 4
Union Bank & Trust 14, TN Holdem 9

Standings
W L
H&R Block 7 0
Janney & Associates 3 3
First National Bank 3 4
Union Bank & Trust 3 5
TN Holdem 1 5

16-Under
Standings
W L
John Mark Windle 7 1
KFC 7 2
Civitan 4 4
Speck Funeral Home 2 5
Low Cost H&C 2 6
Xpress Lube 2 6



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Cats’ Cinderella run ends in Sectional

Josh Scott photo
Pinch runner Trent Nivens rounds third with enthusiastic Wildcats Coach Shane Qualls almost pushing him home.

Josh Scott photo
First basemen Justin Savage jumps up high to snag a ball and tag the DeKalb runner in mid-air.

Josh Scott photo
Leadoff man Jim Officer takes a ball in the calf for a free base in Wednesday’s loss to DeKalb County.

By Josh Scott,
OCN Sports

Livingston Academy fans may have been checking their calendars last week because for a while it seemed like 2005 all over again. For the second time since then, Livingston Academy athletics had a team in the post-season that many thought would never even get out of their district. For the second time since then, Cinderella seemed to be rooting on a Livingston Academy team.

This time though, it was the Livingston Academy baseball team that would enter a post-season as the underdog. The Wildcats, a number 5 seed in District 8AA, had strung together four wins out of their last six games entering last Wednesday night, and for the third time in school history, they would be playing in a sectional game; however, they weren’t satisfied with just playing in one, they wanted to host one. That would take defeating the highly ranked Class AA DeKalb County Tigers in DeKalb County Wednesday night.

The Wildcats sent senior Hayden Hill to the mound, and the senior responded with a gem, tossing seven and a third innings, allowing three runs while M.J. Lockhart tossed an inning and two thirds, allowing one and ultimately taking the loss.

After trailing 1-0, the Cats found offense via Lucas Dailey, Tyler Martin, and Jim Officer. Martin lined a double off the wall, while Dailey drove in one as well. Bubba Jolley supplied a huge hit and three batters later, Colby Reeder scored two on a questionable double to right field and the Cats led 2-1.

But DeKalb would roar back to take a 3-2 lead before the Wildcats scored another in the top half of inning number seven via Dailey.

In the bottom half, Officer saved the winning run from scoring on a phenomenal throw from left to home, ending the inning.

Being the visiting team, the Cats needed runs; however, they couldn’t manage to plate any in the top of inning number nine, and the Tigers did, a game winning single to defeat the Wildcats and send them to Polk County.

For the first time since 1996, the Wildcats were playing in a sub-state game. With a berth to Murfreesboro and the Spring Fling on the line, the Wildcats were up against a very tough Polk team and Tennessee signee Jared Allen.

Jared Allen was enough, as he would supply 3 of the 15 runs for Polk in the 15-2 defeat of Livingston Academy.

Offensively for the LA, Justin Savage drove in a run via a double and Marshall Cannon’s triple.

Savage took the loss for the Cats, while Lockhart, Hill, and fellow senior Josh Johnson also saw time on the hill for the Cats.

Although the season ended in disappointment, Coach Shane Qualls could not be prouder of his team and the run they had strung together over the last two weeks, considering the Wildcats were not expected by many to play in to the District 8AA tournament.

“I couldn’t be more happy and proud of a team” Coach Qualls said afterwards. “We knew we could play with anyone after the way we had played over the past few weeks. Against DeKalb, Hayden pitched a phenomenal game and our defense was great. Carson Bailey and Jim Officer were huge for us.

“Our seniors have been awesome throughout the whole year. I’m really going to miss them, that’s for sure. They will be great men, and I’ll always be there for them, I love them.”

About the run though, Coach Qualls puts it in perspective.

“It was unbelievable, and for us to come to where we came, and to do what we did, it truly is Cinderella,” he said.

Livingston Academy (11-19-1, 6-9) lost five talented players to graduation Saturday night. Marshall Cannon, Carson Bailey, Hayden Hill, Justin Savage, and Josh Johnson will leave holes open for the 2012 team at Livingston.

Tryouts for the 2012 Livingston Academy Baseball team will be held Tuesday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 1 at 1 p.m. each day at the LA baseball field.



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Predators donate to OCADC

Nashville Predators Foundation recently donated money to Overton County Anti-Drug Coalition to benefit Project Graduation and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), and the Predators also donated game tickets to take children to games. On hand for the presentation are, from left, Kevin Carmack of OCADC, Gnash, OCADC Coordinator Mark Peek, and Sean Henry, Predators president and Chief Operating Officer and president of Nashville Predators Foundation.



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Tennessee Rush takes 1st in Antioch

The 5th grade Tennessee Rush girls basketball team took 1st place honors in the 6th Annual Knights of the Roundball in Antioch on Sunday, May 8. Team members are, front row from left, manager Kaden Hammock, Madison Palmer of Sparta, Maria Barker of Sparta, Molly Allison of Baxter, Harley Stacey of Hilham, Liz Logan of Byrdstown, manager Hayden Stacey, back row, Coach Matt Ferrell, Lexie Martin of Baxter, Sydnee Clark of Byrdstown, Savannah Hammock of Alpine, Courtney Pritchett of Monroe, Emily Gray of Allardt, and, not pictured, Kaylee Coffelt of Moss.

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