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Sunday Review: A look back at this week’s stories, June 15-21

Thank you again to everyone who has continued to support this website and the promotion of local sports in Southern Middle Tennessee.

Through 21 days this month, readers have helped to nearly double our entire month-long total of visits. We cannot express how deeply grateful we are for your support.

If you missed any of this past week’s stories or photo galleries, you can find them here:

CENTRAL FOOTBALL SIDELINED FOLLOWING POSITIVE COVID TEST

A positive COVID-19 test for a Columbia Central football player has resulted in the suspension of practice until the end of the two-week Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association-mandated dead period, which begins June 22. Continue reading…

FORMER LIONS HOPE TO REJUVENATE EXCITEMENT FOR VOLLEYBALL THROUGH CAMPS

Three members of the 2012 Columbia Central volleyball team — the last Lady Lion squad to earn a state tournament berth —came together Tuesday to pass on a little of their knowledge and passion to young players at a camp held at GameTime Sports. Continue Reading…

GALLERY: COLUMBIA AMERICAN LITTLE LEAGUE, TUESDAY, JUNE 16

GAMETIME BASEBALL EARNS WIN TO OPEN MUSIC CITY MANIA

Jaden Hamm was nearly untouchable for the better part of five innings, and with the help of timely hits and good bounces, Columbia-based GameTime Baseball’s 17U travel team earned a 6-1 win over Knights Platinum on Wednesday at Brentwood Academy. Continue reading…

KILBURN, FELLOW COACHES SETTLE INTO NEW ROLES

Be warned: Megan Kilburn may make mistakes in her first season as Columbia Central’s volleyball coach, but she’s going to make them with passion and at full speed. Continue reading…

FOR GAMETIME BASEBALL, WINS ARE A BONUS

At its more competitive levels, winning games isn’t the primary objective for summer league baseball.

That’s not to say those teams don’t want to win, but the focus is on preparing players for their next step in competition. Continue reading…

Sunday Review: This week’s stories from SM-Tn Sports

This was a big week for SM-Tn Sports, as we posted seven stories, a photo gallery and two podcasts, resulting in the highest week of web traffic in site history.

Thank you to everyone who continues to support us and our coverage of local sports in Southern Middle Tennessee. If you missed any of the stories or podcasts we posted this week, find them below!

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MUSTANGS’ BASEBALL REINS PASSED TO CURTIS

Spending parts of three seasons in the major leagues makes for a nice coaching resume, but getting the seal of approval from your predecessor never hurts, either. With both in hand, Zac Curtis was nearly a shoo-in to take the helm of the Loretto baseball program.  Continue reading 

POST 19 JUNIORS EXCITED FOR RETURN OF SUMMER BASEBALL

The Columbia Post 19 17U team took the field for the first time on Friday morning with back-to- back games to start their season, participating in a tournament relocated to Zion Christian Academy …  Continue reading

ZION CHRISTIAN TABS BOYD TO SUCCEED FOX AS NEW AD

By Maurice Patton It may not be overstatement to call Derek Boyd a godsend for Rick Jarvis and Zion Christian Academy. Following Tommy Fox’s resignation last month as athletics director, boys basketball coach and softball coach to accept the AD position at Wayne Christian School in Goldsboro, N.C. …  Continue reading 

ZION’S RUTTER AMONG 10 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Zion Christian Academy graduate Briggs Rutter is one of 10 recipients of scholarships presented by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association. The Eagles’ two-sport standout, who has signed a baseball scholarship with Middle Tennessee State University, and nine other players statewide were selected on the basis of scholastic ability and community service.  Continue reading 

C-TOWN SOCCER SET FOR STATE TOURNEY IN GATLINBURG

One last time to wear the purple and gold? Not quite, but members of the Columbia Central boys soccer team will have one final chance to take the pitch together next month. The Tennessee High School Soccer Coaches Association 2020 State Championships will take place at Gatlinburg’s Rocky Top Sports World … Continue reading

A NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK DOES A SOUL GOOD

By Chris Yow The sights and sounds of baseball being played live and in-person maybe felt like a pipe dream a month ago, but the Maury County Park complex on Monday night was a field of dreams. Continue reading

PALMER LEAVES SUMMIT FOR ALABAMA JOB

By Chris Yow Just a little more than one week after officially taking over at the offensive coordinator at Summit, Justin Palmer informed the school he would be stepping down to take a position in Alabama. Continue reading

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Sunday Review: A look back at this week’s stories

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This week’s stories

LOCAL COACHES DISCUSS PLAN FOR RETURN TO WORK

High school coaches in Maury County now know when they will be able to begin summer workouts with their athletes, and the COVID-19 parameters within which those workouts can take place. How many athletes they will have to work with looms as the sticking point. … Continue reading 

MAURY COUNTY’S IRONMEN AND IRONWOMEN

With Aedan Turner leading the way, 60 athletes from Maury County were recently recognized by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association for participating in three or more TSSAA-sanctioned sports during the 2019-20 school year. … Continue reading

INDY ALUMNUS GUIDRY ANXIOUS FOR RETURN TO MISS. STATE

Landon Guidry was poised to participate in a potentially career-turning spring practice before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, limiting him to Zoom meetings and solo workouts from a distance. Instead, the former Independence standout will look to make an impression on the new coaching staff at Mississippi State … Continue reading 

CA, WILCO PLAN TO START PRACTICE JUNE 1

Coaches across the area rejoiced recently, as local school systems announced their plans to open their doors once again to students. Williamson County Schools announced online Wednesday it would open on June 1 … Continue reading 

FORMER SHELBYVILLE COACH HIRED AS SUMMIT OC

Former Shelbyville Central head football coach Justin Palmer was officially announced on Wednesday, May 27, as the new offensive coordinator at Summit, joining Brian Coleman’s staff … Continue Reading

NFHS SETS COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR SUMMER WORKOUTS

SM-Tn Sports The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association recently distributed a pair of documents related to the restart of activities under COVID-19 guidelines to its membership, as programs begin offseason preparation for the fall sports seasons. Continue reading