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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Community Athletics

VIkings' new coach is football-focused (07/27/14)
Chris Grooms has been the Vikings' coach for a little less than a week, but has spent the week getting to know his team and new coaching staff. Here's a closer look at the man behind the whistle: T-G: Tell us a little bit about you. Grooms: I'm married and have three kids. My wife Denisse Grooms is the backbone of my family. I grew up in Mayfield, Ky. and played football my entire life. I was in the military for nine years and was a Green Beret for five of those nine years...
Eagleville stops Vikes in opener (07/23/14)
ROCKVALE -- In their 2014 season opener at Champions' Run Golf Course, the Community Vikings fell in a dual-team match to backyard rival Eagleville, 244-265. In the nine-hole match, Brayden Stephenson was the low-round scorer for the Purple and Gold, carding a 45...
NEW VIKING LEADER; Grooms promises discipline, fundamentally strong team (07/22/14)
A little less than a month ago, the search began for a new head coach after Community Viking coach Johnnie Frost resigned from coaching responsibilities. The search is over. Chris Grooms has been named the Community Vikings' new head football coach...
BREAKING: Community names new football coach (07/21/14)
Chris Grooms was announced as new head football coach at Community High School late Monday afternoon.
Vikings working hard during transition time (07/16/14)
'Change isn't always a bad thing.' That's the message Community Viking assistant football coach Mike McClain and the remainder of the coaching staff is trying to deliver to the team following head coach Johnnie Frost's departure earlier this month. "The community has really stepped up behind us. We take care a lot of our marketing stuff during this time," McClain said...
Frost steps aside (07/11/14)
ONE FINAL TIME; All-Stars end prep careers (06/10/14)
LEBANON -- The scholastic baseball season ended a little less than a month ago for most baseball players in Bedford County. But three players and one coach got to suit up one final time in Saturday's Middle Tennessee Senior All-Star baseball game, held at Cumberland University in Lebanon...
Stealing away: Greenwood shatters stolen bases record (06/01/14)
Viqueen senior McKenzie Greenwood had quite the senior softball senior season. The Purple and Gold speedster swiped a school record 73 bases, obliterating the old record by more than 20 stolen bases. "It's pretty neat to know I did that. But my coaches helped me a lot, too," Greenwood said...
End of the road: Close loss eliminates Vikings (05/22/14)
MURFREESBORO -- It was a ride nobody wanted to end. Not even when the Community Vikings (23-17) were facing a 6-1 deficit late in Wednesday's elimination game of the Class A state tournament. Though they could have laid down after a seeming repeat of Tuesday night's loss to North Greene, the Vikings valiantly rallied, but in the end ran out of innings and saw their season come to a close with a 6-5 loss to Scotts Hill...
Vikings stuck on base in state tourney opening loss (05/21/14)
MURFREESBORO -- The Community Vikings have struggled with men left on base for the past few weeks. Though they've had a few breaks go their way en route to their first-ever appearance in the Class A state baseball tournament, fate caught up to the Vikings on Tuesday night...
BORO BOUND; Vikings punch ticket to Class A baseball tourney (05/18/14)
If Unionville wasn't on the map before Sunday afternoon, it is now With a 3-1 win over Columbia Academy (22-12-1), the Vikings (23-15) clinched their first-ever berth in the Class A state baseball tournament, which will be held in Murfreesboro this week...
Gigantic matchup (05/18/14)
Senior Quinn Frost and the Community Vikings (22-15) were scheduled to face off against Columbia Academy (22- 11-1) on Saturday night in the state sectional round of the TSSAA playoffs. However, due to press deadlines on Saturday, results from the game -- if not delayed until Sunday afternoon by incoming rain -- were unavailable for the Sunday edition of the Times-Gazette. Look for results from the Class A sectional game on t-g.com/sports and in print in Tuesday's paper edition of the Times-Gazette. (T-G File Photo by Chris Siers)
HISTORY MAKERS; Vikings clinch region title, beat Forrest 2-1 (05/14/14)
Viking coach Robbie Davis couldn't hide a smile as his team rushed from the dugout to dogpile on the infield after defeating the Forrest Rockets 2-1 for the first region title since 1989. While Davis went back and forth all day about who he wanted on the mound, in the end, he recalled Dillon West's shutout performance against the Rockets a year ago...
Vikes win, face Forrest again (05/13/14)
The Community Vikings are now seven innings away from the TSSAA Class A state baseball tournament with Monday's 5-2 win over East Robertson in the opening round of the Region 5-A tournament. The win not only secures a berth in the region finals, but also a state sectional appearance this Friday...
HARD WORK AHEAD; Experienced Vikings armed for region play (05/11/14)
The Community Vikings are riding high after claiming their first district title in 25 years last week. But their postseason work isn't finished. The Vikings have a chance to keep their postseason push alive if they can win a critical first-round Region 5-A game against East Robertson on Monday...
DISTRICT 'KINGS; Community ends 25-year title drought, beats Rockets 9-7 (05/08/14)
CHAPEL HILL -- The Community Vikings have waited 25 years for a district title. Their wait is over. In their fifth meeting this season, the Vikings (20-15) rallied past the top-ranked Forrest Rockets (26-11) 9-7 and claimed their first District 9-A title since 1989...
Vikes' loss forces title clash tonight (05/07/14)
CHAPEL HILL -- The Community Vikings had their chances to finish off the District 9-A tournament on Tuesday night against the Forrest Rockets. The Rockets, after escaping the MTCS Cougars in an earlier elimination round, advanced to Tuesday's championship game against the Vikings...
Viqueens All-Conference (05/07/14)
For their efforts in the Big Southeast Conference tournament (from left) Lexie Cagle, Anna Katherine Lemmons, Karla Pena, and Jaley Vincent earned All-Conference honors. (Submitted photo)
Pride's homer sends Vikings to 9-A finals (05/06/14)
CHAPEL HILL -- Darian Pride broke a 1-1 tie with a leadoff home run in the top of the seventh inning, giving the Community Vikings a 2-1 win over the Forrest Rockets in a District 9-A winners bracket game Monday night. Pride's heroic blast puts the Vikings in the district finals tonight in Chapel Hill. The win also assures Community of a berth in the region tournament next week...
Lady Hornets knock Viqueens from 9-A (05/06/14)
LYNCHBURG -- It was a tough way to end the season for the Community Viqueens on Monday evening in the District 9-A tournament. The Huntland Lady Hornets banged out eight hits and took advantage of a crushing nine errors in the field by the Viquens to claim a 12-1 win and end the Viqueens' season...
'Mr. Clutch' does it again: Cagle hit helpes Vikings advance (05/04/14)
CHAPEL HILL -- Austin Cagle has been Mr. Clutch for the last few weeks of the regular season. Nothing's changed in the District 9-A tournament. With Huntland on the march on Friday night against the Vikings and the Vikings leading by one run, Cagle padded the lead with a RBI double in the bottom of the sixth and helped secure a 6-3 win to keep the Vikings in the 9-A winner's bracket...
Vikes manage to reach 9-A semis (05/02/14)
The Community Vikings used some clutch hitting and timely pitching to defeat the Moore County Raiders 6-3 in the opening round of the District 9-A tournament Thursday night. The Vikings play Huntland tonight at 7:30 in Chapel Hill. Though outhit 8-7, the Vikings escaped two Raider bases-loaded rallies to come away with the win...
Eagleville edges Viqueens (05/02/14)
The Community Viqueens fell 1-0 to the Eagleville Lady Eagles in a pitchers' duel Thursday night in the District 9-A Tournament. Aliyah Segroves took the mound for the Viqueens and was stellar. allowing only three hits in seven innings. But Eagleville's Jennifer Dowd, was just a bit better as she limited Community to two hits...