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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Community Athletics

Vikings sweat through spring with fall in mind (06/10/16)
It has not been an idle offseason for the Community Viking football team. Coach Chris Grooms and the Vikings have been busy with spring practice in preparation for the 2016 season. "In the offseason, they've been coming in the mornings from 8 to 10 doing speed training and lifting weights," Grooms said. "And then at night we go from 6 to 8 and that's our skill development as far as our seven-on-sevens."...
Bedford's Best: Seniors named athletes of year (06/05/16)
As their senior seasons concluded earlier this year, three particular Bedford County athletes were honored for their efforts as their respective careers concluded. Representing Shelbyville Central as the athlete of the year was O.J. Davis, Cascade was Shaina Schneider, and Community was Darian Pride...
Viqueens' Pierce says she was 'meant to be' at Air Force Academy (05/26/16)
Sarah Pierce and Community High School basketball have become synonymous with each other--and both have become quite good. Though her final appearance in a Purple and Gold uniform came to an end in the Class A state semifinals, Pierce has earned a scholarship to continue her basketball career at the United States Air Force Acadmy...
Reed chooses Martin Methodist; Viqueen expects to contribute immediately at next level (05/25/16)
The Community Viqueen basketball team has had quite the successful run through the past four years, led by the efforts of an outstanding senior class. The list of accomplishments achieved by the senior class include three straight District 9A titles, two Region 5A titles and two-straight state tournament appearances, the second of which left the Viqueens one game away from the Class A state championship...
VIQUEEN BASKETBALL CAMP (05/18/16)
Viqueens can't finish late rally: One-run loss closes out season (05/11/16)
EAGLEVILLE -- Having rallied for five runs and trailing Moore County by just one run, the Community Viqueens got the tying run to third base with two outs in the top of the sixth inning. That's as far as the runner would make it. Having trailed by as many as six runs, Community (15-8) couldn't plate the tying run and suffered the 6-5 season-ending defeat...
Vikings hit end of road in defeat (05/10/16)
CHAPEL HILL -- The Community Vikings could not score the elusive winning run in extra innings as the Fayetteville Tigers defeated the Vikings 3-2 in 10 innings in the District 9-A tournament Monday night. The loss ended the season for the Vikings. "We couldn't find that one hit we needed to push us over the top," Coach Robbie Davis of the Vikings said...
Viqueens fall in semis, stay alive (05/10/16)
EAGLEVILLE -- The Community Viqueens had the base runners, but not enough clutch hits and defensive miscues were costly in an 11-1 loss to the Forrest Lady Rockets in a District 9-A tournament semifinal matchup Saturday. "We had a good start, but we can't get over that mental block," Coach Cam Farrell of the Viqueens said...
Viqueens offense hot in 9-A tournament opener (05/06/16)
UNIONVILLE -- The Community Viqueens scored in five out of six innings and used a four-run third inning to overcome an early deficit in defeating the Fayetteville Lady Tigers 8-3 in an opening round game of the District 9-A tournament. Community (14-7) collected eight hits and five walks while using six Lady Tiger errors in the contest...
Defense strong, but Vikes fall 2-0 (05/04/16)
UNIONVILLE -- The Community Vikings came up with a stellar job on defense, but the offense could not muster any goals as the Marshall County Tigers defeated the Vikings 2-0 in a Senior Night soccer matchup Tuesday. The Vikings (2-7-2) played even with the Tigers in the first half, but two second half Marshall County goals were the difference in the game...
Champs, Vikings deliver another classic (05/03/16)
Whenever Cascade and Community meet on the baseball diamond, it's the same ole same ole. After the Vikings (16-15) claimed a 5-4 win over the Champions (13-17) earlier this season, Cascade repaid the favor Monday night on senior night, claiming a 5-4 win of its own...
Viqueens' Gregory takes soccer skills to Martin (05/01/16)
It's been a great year for Community High School 2016 seniors to continue their athletic careers at the next level. Sydney Gregory is one of those athletes. She recently signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Martin Methodist. When it came time to pick out a school to continue her career, Gregory had a handful of choices, but felt the small-town atmosphere at Martin Methodist, in Pulaski, was the closest to what she experienced in Unionville...
Two Vikings sign football scholarships (04/29/16)
There's been a change in the atmosphere for a while brewing around Community football. Perhaps no bigger sign would be the volume of players the program is signing to play collegiate football. Already from the 2015 senior class, the Vikings have signed Darian Pride and Braden Simmons to continue their careers...
Moore County edges Viqueens in Senior Night clash (04/26/16)
UNIONVILLE -- The Moore County Raiderettes have been surging through the ranks of the best District 9-A has to offer. Just last week, the Raiderettes beat then frontrunner Forrest, 1-0. On Monday afternoon, the Community Viqueens (12-5, 6-2 9-A) fell to the red-hot Raiderettes on Senior Night, 2-1...
Vikes fall behind, can't recover (04/26/16)
UNIONVILLE -- The Community Vikings fell behind early and could not catch up as the Huntland Hornets rode the pitching of Kobe Foster on the way to a 10-1 victory over the Vikings in a District 9-A contest Monday night. Foster struck out 16 batters while walking one and hitting two as the Hornets won the first game of the two-game series and spoiled Senior Night for the Vikings...
Early innings boost Vikings past Feet (04/24/16)
BELL BUCKLE -- The Community Vikings scored 10 runs in the first four innings en route to an 11-2 victory over the Webb Feet in an intra-county baseball game Friday. The Vikings (15-13) banged out 13 hits in backing up starting pitcher Spencer Smith, who allowed just one hit in five innings of work...
High-scoring Viqueens score run after run in road contest at MTCS (04/22/16)
MURFREESBORO -- The Community Viqueens have now scored 29 runs in their past two games. On Thursday, the Viqueens maintained their standing in the District 9-A race, blasting MTCS 14-4. It all started from the first at-bat, with the Viqueens finding their way on base with a lead off walk by senior Davie Barnes...
Viqueens slam 11 hits, continue 9A dominance (04/20/16)
UNIONVILLE -- The Community Viqueens continued their bid as one of the top teams in the district on Tuesday night. With plenty of offense, the Viqueens (11-4, 5-1 9-A) hammered out 11 hits and picked up a huge 15-4 win over visiting Eagleville. For the first two innings, the game evolved into a shootout, with Eagleville plating two in each of the first two innings...
Huge third leads Vikes to split with Eagleville (04/20/16)
UNIONVILLE -- All nine Community Viking starters reached base, with seven players getting hits as the Vikings used a six-run third inning to defeat the Eagleville Eagles 10-7 in a District 9-A contest Tuesday night. The win gives the Vikings a split in the two-game district series against the Eagles...
Simmons picks Bethel: Viking standout will stand tall on offense (04/19/16)
Most high school football players who hope to move on to the collegiate level try to stand out in some form or fashion. That's not too difficult for 6-foot-6 Community senior Braden Simmons. Simmons recently signed his letter of intent to continue his college career playing football at Bethel University...
Total team effort backs Bushnell's stellar outing (04/17/16)
UNIONVILLE -- Five different Community Vikings had RBIs, with Ryan Fears leading the way with three hits and three RBIs as the Vikings used a complete game performance from Tyler Bushnell to defeat the Riverside Christian Knights 8-1 in the Walking Horse Classic Friday night...
Harpeth keeps pressure on in Viking defeat (04/15/16)
UNIONVILLE -- The Community Vikings were on their heels for most of the game and could not overcome the pressure from the Harpeth Indians in a 4-1 District 9A-AA soccer loss Thursday night. Even though the Indians kept the ball on the Viking defensive end of the field for most of the first half, the Community defense only allowed two goals. Harpeth scored its first goal of the game 12 minutes into the first half, and went up 2-0 on another goal with just under three minutes left in the half...
Vikes rally for district win (04/14/16)
UNIONVILLE -- Not all wins are pretty, but they still count as wins. The Community Vikings experienced one of those kind of games Wednesday night, but lived to tell about it as a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning propelled the Vikings to an 8-7 win over the MTCS Cougars in a District 9-A contest...
Viqueens handed first district defeat (04/14/16)
CHAPEL HILL -- The Community Viqueens suffered their first district loss of the season on Wednesday afternoon in a makeup game at district-leading Forrest. The Lady Rockets rallied around a five-run fourth inning to claim the 7-3 win over Commmunity...
Davidson slam does it for Vikes (04/10/16)
UNIONVILE -- Simple execution and a big-time play by a senior was all the Community Vikings needed to close the week with a huge 12-2 win over visiting Boyd Christian on Friday evening. After the first inning left the score tied at one run apiece, the Vikings turned to simple execution of small ball to load the bases in the bottom of the fifth inning before senior shortstop Kyle Davidson put the game out of reach with a grand slam over the left field fence...