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Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

High School Sports

Eaglettes' bench delivers another district win (01/18/17)
After a competitive first half, Shelbyville Central's defensive pressure in the second half led the Eaglettes to a 61-30 victory over visiting Lincoln County on Tuesday evening. With the win, Shelbyville Central (11-4, 6-0) remains atop the District 8-AAA standings...
Another close game slips away from Eagles (01/18/17)
Shelbyville Central's Golden Eagles saw a close game slip away in the second quarter in a 65-43 loss to visiting Lincoln County in a District 8-AAA matchup on Tuesday night. After trailing 15-12 at the close of the first quarter, Shelbyville Central (0-15, 0-6) was outscored 21-9 in the second stanza to fall behind 36-21 at halftime...
Champs' big 3rd not enough vs. CPA (01/18/17)
For the second-straight game, Cascade got a huge third quarter from senior Seth Gardner. While Friday night's third-quarter effort helped the Champs land a win over Giles County, Cascade didn't have enough, despite the monster third quarter, to knock off district-leading CPA on Tuesday night...
Lady Champs' shots won't fall in 4th (01/18/17)
The Cascade Lady Champions put themselves in a position to win, but a scoring drought to begin the fourth quarter proved too costly in a 45-41 loss to visiting CPA on Tuesday night. "You can look at it as anywhere during the game--if we hit a shot here or we don't turn it over there, it could be the difference in the ball game. It just kind of magnifies itself in the fourth quarter in a tight ballgame," said Cascade coach Rece Chumley...
Johnson's monster night powers Webb (01/18/17)
Keon Johnson is making a name for himself and the Webb School. The Feet freshman unloaded on visiting Riverside Christian and led Webb to a 74-59 victory on Tuesday night. Johnson led seven members of the Feet basketball squad with 34 points and added 22 rebounds...
Viqueens net Homecoming win vs. Page (01/17/17)
UNIONVILLE --The Community Viqueens celebrated homecoming in grand style Saturday night, using two huge runs to defeat the Page Lady Patriots 52-32. The win avenged a 47-38 loss to the Lady Patriots earlier in the season. After Page scored the first two points of the game, the Viqueens wasted little time getting in the groove...
Tullahoma no problem for Eaglettes after close 1st (01/17/17)
TULLAHOMA -- After a close first quarter, District 8-AAA leading Shelbyville Central cruised to a 77-36 win over Tullahoma in a district clash on Monday evening. Four starters scored in double figures for the Eaglettes (10-4, 5-0) and everyone on the team earned valuable playing time...
Eagles' 2nd half woes continue at Tullahoma (01/17/17)
TULLAHOMA -- Blowing a first-half lead is becoming way too familiar for the Golden Eagles. Still seeking its first win of the season, Shelbyville Central saw a nice halftime lead slip away over the final two quarters in a 45-40 District 8-AAA loss at Tullahoma in a District 8-AAA matchup on Monday night...
Viking offense hot, but not enough vs. Page (01/17/17)
UNIONVILLE -- The Community Vikings led for most of the first quarter, but could not hold the lead as the Page Patriots defeated the Vikings 76-70 in a foul-marred homecoming game Saturday night. A total of 57 fouls were called in the contest as the Vikings, with nine three-pointers in the game and a big fourth quarter from Jackson Wisener, improved by 41 points after falling to the Patriots 76-29 earlier in the season...
Felts hits 1,000th as Eaglettes win (01/15/17)
In one of their best outings of the season, Shelbyville Central's Golden Eaglettes took over the top spot in District 8-AAA with an impressive 63-49 victory over defending district champion Lawrence County on Friday evening. "I'm very pleased with our effort and this team has worked extremely hard. ...
Gardner, Champs take charge, win (01/15/17)
PULASKI -- Wins aren't easy to come by in District 12-AA. Road wins are particularly difficult. After trailing by double figures at the half, Cascade (14-2, 2-1) erased a 12-point deficit with a huge third-quarter effort by senior Seth Gardner and escaped Pulaski with a 60-54 district win over the Bobcats...
Viqueen shot falls short in final second (01/15/17)
HUNTLAND -- With the Community Viqueens playing on the road against the Huntland Lady Hornets, one of the teams tied atop the district standings, and with leading scoring Erin Thompson only playing a couple of minutes, it would be easy to assume that the Viqueens had their backs against the wall and the deck stacked against them Friday night...
Lady Champs pressured into loss (01/15/17)
PULASKI -- Simply put, offense was a struggle for the Cascade Lady Champions on Friday night. Cascade fell behind Giles County in the opening quarter and never recovered in a 63-30 District 12-AA defeat. Giles County utilized an effective press early on that never let the Lady Champions find their comfort level on the offensive end of the floor...
Eagles can't recover from early setback (01/15/17)
Shelbyville Central's Golden Eagles fell behind early and could never recover in a 63-40 loss to Lawrence County in a District 8-AAA matchup at home on Friday night. The Eagles (0-13, 0-4) started slow, were outscored 13-0 to start the game and trailed 23-5 by the end of the first quarter...
Feet fall to DCA in final quarter (01/15/17)
BELL BUCKLE -- After playing DCA closely through three quarters, the Webb School saw Friday's game slip away in the fourth quarter in a 61-49 defeat. Keon Johnson provided the bulk of the offense for the Feet and led all scorers with 28 points, but got little in the way of support in scoring from the remainder of the roster...
Viqueens in control back at home (01/11/17)
UNIONVILLE -- It was home sweet home for the Community Viqueens Tuesday night as the Viqueens played their first game in Unionville in 36 days and responded with a convincing 51-30 win over the Eagleville Lady Eagles in a District 9-A matchup. "Nice district win," Coach Misty Thompson of the Viqueens said. "We finally got that district 'W'. It feels good."...
Shots won't fall for Vikings in final minute (01/11/17)
UNIONVILLE -- The Community Vikings were tied with the Eagleville Eagles with less than two minutes to go, but the Eagles were able to hit the shots down the stretch as the Vikings fell 59-55 in a District 9-A contest Tuesday night. In a game where the lead changed hands a total of 13 times, the Vikings could not get the breaks to go their way in the final minutes...
Nolensville hands Champs 1st 12-AA loss (01/11/17)
Some nights, you just don't have it. The Cascade Champions (13-2, 2-1) had plenty of looks against District 12-AA newcomer Nolensville, but just couldn't get the shots to fall in their first district loss of the year. The Knights hit a game-winning 3-pointer in the closing seconds and knocked off the Champions 44-41 on Tuesday night in Wartrace...
Last shot falls short for Cascade (01/11/17)
Cascade had its chances, but the chips just didn't fall the Lady Champions' way in the closing seconds against Nolensville on Tuesday night. Though Cascade (3-12, 1-2) had a last-second shot to potentially win, the last shot fell just short and Nolensville (6-7, 1-1) escaped with a 36-35 win over the Lady Champions...
Eaglettes crush Columbia, remain unbeaten in district (01/11/17)
COLUMBIA -- It was total domination as Shelbyville Central's Golden Eaglettes cruised to an 81-24 victory over Columbia in a District 8-AAA matchup on Tuesday evening. The Eaglettes (8-4, 3-0) now turn their attention to Friday night's matchup at home in a key district battle with defending champion Lawrence County at 6...
Eagles' lead slips away in 2nd half (01/11/17)
COLUMBIA -- Shelbyville Central saw a first half lead slip away in a 57-46 loss to host Columbia in a District 8-AAA contest on Tuesday night. After play to a 20-20 tie at the end of the first quarter, the Eagles (0-12, 0-3) posted a 31-29 lead at the intermission...
Webb falls at USN (01/11/17)
NASHVILLE -- Despite freshman Keon Johnson's best efforts, USN dealt the Webb School a 63-51 defeat on the road on Tuesday night. Johnson banked a game-high 31 points in the loss. Teammate Wes Watson also reached double figures, but the Feet duo struggled to get any more support from the remainder of the lineup...
Snow days hit county basketball teams (01/10/17)
Nothing throws a wrench in a basketball team's momentum like a snow day. All three Bedford County schools saw games last Friday canceled due to snowy weather. Shelbyville Central was originally scheduled to face Tullahoma, Cascade was set to host Marshall County, and Community was slated to head to Fayetteville to face Fayetteville City...
All-State honors (01/08/17)
Shelbyville's Jamal Harden earned All-State honors for his efforts in the 2016 season. He finished with 29 TDs to his credit and a whopping 1,606 rushing yards for the Golden Eagles. (T-G File Photo by Gary Johnson)
Viqueen basketball tops 2016 local sports headlines (01/05/17)
The 2016 year was chalked full of headlines throughout the sports world that shook every level of competition to its core. Peyton Manning won a Super Bowl in his farewell tour, the Cubs ended a 108 year World Series drought and the Cleveland Cavaliers won the franchise first NBA Finals...