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Even in the spring, it’s football time in Tennessee

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Local high school football teams continue to work toward the 2021 season, with most wrapping up spring drills over the next couple of weeks – if not already.

Southern Middle Tennessee Sports reached out to coaches with each of the 11 programs in our coverage area to check on their progress as classes wind down and summer workouts approach, as well as update their new regions for the upcoming campaign, last year’s record and this year’s schedule.

COLUMBIA ACAD. (2-6 in 2020), Division II-A Middle

Coach: Charlie Lansdell (9th season)

● What is your biggest comfort as you consider your 2021 team?
“Knowing we have the spring and summer to prepare for the upcoming season. We’ve had some great leadership in the offseason.”

● What is your biggest concern as you consider your 2021 team?
“Being able to bounce back from a tough season; working on our mental toughness; getting back to where CA football has been and should be.”

● What is your primary objective for spring practice?
“Work on fundamentals, see who is ready to compete, look for our quarterback.”

● “All eyes on … “ what player or position during spring practice?
“The quarterback (candidates) — Nick Brown, Connor Rosson and Reid McGrath.”

● When does spring practice wrap up for your program? Do you have a spring game planned, and if so, when?
“Wraps up May 14; no spring game.”

● What is your 2021 schedule?
8/20       @Davidson Acad.
8/27       Waverly
9/3         @Jackson Chr.
9/10       @Franklin Road Acad.
9/17       Donelson Chr.*
9/24       Boyd Buchanan
10/1       @Mt. Juliet Chr.*
10/15     Nashville Chr.*
10/22     @Clarksville Acad.*
10/29     Grace Chr.*
*region game

COLUMBIA CENTRAL (6-6 in 2020), Region 6-5A

Coach: Jason Hoath (6th season)

● What is your biggest comfort as you consider your 2021 team?
“I like our overall team speed on defense. We will be undersized up front, but we will be quick off the ball. We are also returning four starters on the offensive line, our tight end and running backs.”

● What is your biggest concern as you consider your 2021 team?
“The biggest concern we have right now is who will be taking on the quarterback responsibilities. We will have three players competing for that spot and they have little to no varsity experience.”

● What is your primary objective for spring practice?
“We’re excited to see which players will step up to the challenge and compete for spots. We will have a chance to evaluate some new faces this spring and see what our potential will look like.”

● “All eyes on … “ what player or position during spring practice?
“Antwan Moore is a returning starter as a defensive end/linebacker. He was named to the (Tennessee Football Coaches Association) all-state team as a junior and (Region 5-5A defensive lineman of the year) in 2020. However, he has been sidelined this spring as a precaution from a previous injury. He will be ready to go this summer.”

● When does spring practice wrap up for your program? Do you have a spring game planned, and if so, when?
Columbia Central concluded spring drills with a Purple & White Game on May 7.

● What is your 2021 schedule?
8/20       Marshall Co.
8/27       @Dickson Co.
9/3         Franklin Co.*
9/10       @Green Hill
9/17       Nolensville*
9/24       @Mt. Pleasant
10/1       @Page*
10/8       Giles Co.
10/15     Lincoln Co.*
10/29     @Spring Hill*
*region game

INDEPENDENCE (7-3 in 2020), Region 7-6A

Coach: Scott Blade (9th season)

● What is your biggest comfort as you consider your 2021 team?
“Senior leadership; great attitudes.”

● What is your biggest concern as you consider your 2021 team?
“Offensive line depth; replacing our quarterback (U.S. Naval Academy signee, Class 6A Mr. Football semifinalist Jaxson Campbell).

● What is your primary objective for spring practice?
”Installation of schemes, answer personnel questions.”

● “All eyes on … “ what player or position during spring practice?
“(2023) running back Tre Hartwell (666 rushing yards, seven TDs in 2020) and (2023) tight end Ty Lockwood (45 catches, 605 yards, three TDs in 2020).

● When does spring practice wrap up for your program? Do you have a spring game planned, and if so, when?
“May 14. No spring game.”

● What is your 2021 schedule?
8/20       Christ Presbyerian Acad.
8/27       @Lipscomb Acad.
9/3         Centennial*
9/10       @Pope John Paul II
9/17       Franklin*
9/24       @East Nashville
10/1       Brentwood*
10/8       @Summit*
10/22     Page
10/29     @Ravenwood*
*region game

LAWRENCE CO. (4-5 in 2020), Region 5-4A

Coach: David Marston (19th season)

● What is your biggest comfort as you consider your 2021 team?
“Returning two linebackers, two defensive tackles and both corners as well as a quarterback (Alex Carr) who has started four years.”

● What is your biggest concern as you consider your 2021 team?
“Addressing our offensive line, defensive end, safety, running back and tight end/split end.”

● What is your primary objective for spring practice?
”Blocking, tackling, taking care of the football and being physical.”

● “All eyes on … “ what player or position during spring practice?
“Running backs, quarterback and young offensive line talent.”

● When does spring practice wrap up for your program? Do you have a spring game planned, and if so, when?
“May 11, weather permitting. No spring game.”

● What is your 2021 schedule?
8/20       Summertown
8/27       @Loretto
9/3         Montgomery Central*
9/10       Greenbrier*
9/17       @Pearl-Cohn*
9/24       @Glencliff*
10/1       @Marshall Co.*
10/15     Tullahoma*
10/22     Hillwood*
10/29     @Creek Wood*
*region game

LORETTO (5-6 in 2020), Region 5-2A

Coach: Barry Daniel (2nd season)

● What is your biggest comfort as you consider your 2021 team?
“The simple fact that I have established a relationship with all of the players. I know them so much better than I did at this point last season. They know me, they know my expectations and they are doing their best to meet them.”

● What is your biggest concern as you consider your 2021 team?
“We are going to have several guys back with playing experience, but we are going to have to find some depth. Some of our guys have had an awesome offseason and could fill a starting role but who is the “next man up”? Some players will have to learn more than one spot on both sides of the ball to provide depth.

● What is your primary objective for spring practice?
“To teach the basics of our systems on offense and defense. If our guys can know our base formations and plays, we can gain reps over the summer.”

● “All eyes on … “ what player or position during spring practice?
“Offensive line: This group has had a great off season of weight training. Can they transfer it to the field? Secondary: Must replace two starters from this unit. Two great players return, but who will complete the unit?”

● When does spring practice wrap up for your program? Do you have a spring game planned, and if so, when?
“Late in May. We are going to be short and sweet as many of our guys are still in baseball. No spring game.”

● What is your 2021 schedule?
8/20       @Collinwood
8/27       Lawrence Co.
9/3         @Forrest
9/10       Wayne Co.
9/17       Mt. Pleasant
9/24       @Lewis Co.
10/1       @Summertown
10/8       @Moore Co.
10/15     Cascade
10/29     Richland
*region game

MT. PLEASANT (1-8 in 2020), Region 5-2A

Coach: Kit Hartsfield (1st season)

● What is your biggest comfort as you consider your 2021 team?
“16 returning starters.”

● What is your biggest concern as you consider your 2021 team?
“(Installing) new systems on both sides of the ball and creating some depth.”

● What is your primary objective for spring practice?
“(Seeing) toughness, competitiveness, player development.”

● “All eyes on … “ what player or position during spring practice?
“The running back position with (Xavior) Davidson and (Keevan) Cooper shows a lot of potential. (Defensive end/tight end) Gavin Alderson has taken a giant step forward, enforcing his will. Several guys are doing good things. Jeffrey Williamson is turning heads at free safety.”

● When does spring practice wrap up for your program? Do you have a spring game planned, and if so, when?
“May 13. We will play a spring game beginning at 6 p.m.”

● What is your 2021 schedule?
8/20       East Hickman
8/27       @Scotts Hill
9/3         Cascade*
9/10       @Zion Chr.
9/17       @Loretto*
9/24       Columbia Central
10/1       Richland*
10/15     @Summertown*
10/22     Spring Hill
10/29     @Forrest*
*region game

RICHLAND (2-7 in 2020), Region 5-2A

Coach: Nick Patterson (4th season)

● What is your biggest comfort as you consider your 2021 team?
“Offensive line! All returning, all had big-time gains this offseason. It’s my fourth year here, so expectations are clear.”

● What is your biggest concern as you consider your 2021 team?
“New region, new classification.”

● What is your primary objective for spring practice?
“To find high-motor guys who are fully engaged in the process of competing every day.”

● “All eyes on … “ what player or position during spring practice?
“Linebackers – who’s gonna step up and lead our defense?”

● When does spring practice wrap up for your program? Do you have a spring game planned, and if so, when?
“We’ll have a spring game on May 21 to end practice.”

● What is your 2021 schedule?
8/19       @Cornersville
8/27       Zion Chr.
9/3         @Summertown*
9/10       Hickman Co.
9/17       Cascade*
10/1       @Mt. Pleasant*
10/8       Collinwood
10/15     Forrest*
10/22     @East Hickman
10/29     @Loretto*
*region game

SPRING HILL (3-6 in 2020), Region 6-5A

Coach: Ben Martin (4th season)

● What is your biggest comfort as you consider your 2021 team?
“I think we’ll have some strong senior leadership this season.”

● What is your biggest concern as you consider your 2021 team?
“Youth and game-time experience for most positions.”

● What is your primary objective for spring practice?
“Determine this year’s team identity; evaluate every position/player.”

● “All eyes on … “ what player or position during spring practice?
“I think Mac Richie (senior running back; 276 rushing yards, two TDs in 2020) will continue to be a solid player for us. Aiden St. Croix (seior receiver/defensive end) has really stepped his game up. Louis Alderette (senior receiver/defensive back) has outworked almost everyone in the offseason. I think it could be a breakout year for (junior running back) Kaiden Martin.”

● When does spring practice wrap up for your program? Do you have a spring game planned, and if so, when?
“We will wrap up May 15 with our annual Maroon and White Game at Buford Gladney Stadium at 7 p.m.”

● What is your 2021 schedule?
8/20       @Bowling Green (Ky.) Greenwood
8/27       Summit
9/3         @Page*
9/10       Lewis Co.
9/17       Lincoln Co.*
9/24       Coffee Co.
10/1       @Nolensville*
10/15     @Franklin Co.*
10/22     @Mt. Pleasant
10/29     Columbia Central*
*region game

SUMMERTOWN (3-6 in 2020), Region 5-2A

Coach: Dakota Crews (1st season)

● What is your biggest comfort as you consider your 2021 team?
“Our senior leadership.”

● What is your biggest concern as you consider your 2021 team?
“Learning a new offensive and defensive system this spring and summer. Our guys have responded well, but we have a lot of work ahead of us.”

● What is your primary objective for spring practice?
“To get our guys to compete. They’ve done a great job in the weight room and it has carried over into our spring practice. We’re trying to establish a culture of compete, compete, compete. In every drill, every play, every rep, every test in school, we want our guys competing.”

● “All eyes on … “ what player or position during spring practice?
“It’s hard to pinpoint one player or one position. (Quarterback) Colton Shaffer, (running back/receiver) Javen Edmiston and (receiver) Michael Abbott are a couple of our senior skill players to watch, but we have so many guys stepping up.”

● When does spring practice wrap up for your program? Do you have a spring game planned, and if so, when?
Summertown concluded spring practice with an intrasquad scrimmage on May 6.

● What is your 2021 schedule?
8/20       @Lawrence Co.
8/27       @Wayne Co.
9/3         Richland*
9/10       Collinwood
9/17       @Forrest*
9/24       @Zion Chr.
10/1       Loretto*
10/15     Mt. Pleasant*
10/22     Lewis Co.
10/29     @Cascade*
*region game

SUMMIT (14-1 in 2020), Region 7-6A

Coach: Brian Coleman (8th season)

● What is your biggest comfort as you consider your 2021 team?
“There’s not much to be comfortable about when moving up to 6A and one of the best regions in the state.”

● What is your biggest concern as you consider your 2021 team?
“Durability, with the grueling schedule we have. We will need to develop depth.”

● What is your primary objective for spring practice?
“Getting back to basics – blocking and tackling technique, etc.”

● “All eyes on … “ what player or position during spring practice?
“All eyes are usually on the Wade twins (quarterback Destin, a Class 5A Mr. Football finalist in 2020, and linebacker/defensive end Keaten; both are Kentucky commits).”

● When does spring practice wrap up for your program? Do you have a spring game planned, and if so, when?
“We will wrap up May 13, maybe with a Navy/White Game.”

● What is your 2021 schedule?
8/20       @Henry Co.
8/27       @Spring Hill
9/3         @Brentwood*
9/10       Blackman
9/17       Centennial*
9/24       Beech
10/1       Ravenwood*
10/8       Independence*
10/22     @Shelbyville
10/29     @Franklin*
*region game

ZION CHR. (4-6 in 2020)

Coach: Jeff Jordan (1st season)
*Acting coach James Dickinson submitted responses prior to Jordan’s hiring on May 6

● What is your biggest comfort as you consider your 2021 team?
“As of now we have no comfort. Numbers will be down this fall. There’s a lot of praying and planning at this point.”

● What is your biggest concern as you consider your 2021 team?
“The number of players we have to play this fall are a full work in progress. Offensive line and defensive line are a very big concern. We lost a lot of great players up front from last season.”

● What is your primary objective for spring practice?
“Getting new players out, working with all grades from 4th all the way up to 12th. Getting kids that have not been playing to buy in and play.”

● “All eyes on … “ what player or position during spring practice?
“With limited numbers, all eyes are on every player. We all know (senior quarterback/linebacker) Luke Perko is the key – an outstanding young man and a true leader.”

● When does spring practice wrap up for your program? Do you have a spring game planned, and if so, when?
“We’ll finish up the last week of classes. (Final day of school is May 20.) There will be no spring game.”

● What is your 2021 schedule?
8/20       Grace Chr.
8/27       @Richland
9/10       Mt. Pleasant
9/17       Eagleville
9/24       Summertown
10/1       @First Assembly Chr.
10/15     @Grundy Co.
10/22     @Wayne Co.
10/29     Cornersville

8-AAA all-district team named

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District 8-AAA boys soccer coaches recently selected their all-district team and superlative award winners, with regular-season champion Columbia Central taking a number of honors.

Lions sophomore goalie Dane Holley was named 8-AAA goalkeeper of the year, with juniors Victor Ramirez and Brewer Wall recognized as the league’s top midfielder and forward, respectively. Central’s Greg Szydlowski was honored as the district coach of the year.

The full list of selections follows:

All-District first team – Emilio Contreras, John Martinez (Coffee Co.); Brandon Carrascoza, Mason Hollandsworth, Kameron Smith (Columbia Central); Rylan Banks, Camden Eslick (Franklin Co.); Santana Carrillo, Sammy Gantes (Lincoln Co.); Yahir Cervantes, Dyson Collins, Cristian Ramos (Shelbyville).

All-District second team – Joseph Galindo, Bodey Todd (Coffee Co.); Randy Gray, Collin Rowe, Raul Sarabia (Columbia Central); Brad Simmons, Caleb Tubb (Franklin Co.); Damian Castaneda, John Sharp (Lincoln Co.); Edgar Solis, Ryan Tacuba, Pepe Vargas (Shelbyville).

Goalkeeper of the Year – Dane Holley, Columbia Central; Defender of the Year – Eduardo AJ, Shelbyville; Midfielder of the Year – Victor Ramirez, Columbia Central; Forward of the Year – Brewer Wall, Columbia Central; Freshman of the Year – Kolby Themm, Shelbyville; Coach of the Year – Greg Szydlowski, Columbia Central.

Weekend on the diamonds, pitch

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Spring Hill 6, Brentwood 0: Jackson Marbet and Quent Mizer hit home runs for Spring Hill on Sunday when the Raiders downed Brentwood. Marbet had a two-run blast, while Mizer’s was a three-run shot. Dawson Hargrove was solid on the bump, going six innings and striking out 13 in the game. Brantly Whitwell worked a perfect seventh as well with a pair of strikeouts.

Lawrence Co. 10, Summertown 7: A seven-run first inning propelled Lawrence County to a full season sweep of their county rivals with the final win coming over Summertown on Saturday. All seven of the Wildcats’ runs came with two outs. Zack Graves doubled, Grant James, Camden Bosheers, Bryson Mcfall and Ayden Luffman each singled in the inning. Three walks and a hit-by-pitch also contributed to the scoring. Summertown scored three in the second and a pair in the fifth to cut into the lead, but Lawrence County answered with a pair of its own. Colton Moore was 2-for-3 for the ‘Cats and drove in three runs. McFall added a pair of RBIs as well. Grant Burleson was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs for Summertown. Gavin Burleson drove in three runs for the Eagles.

Page 11, Columbia Central 4: Eston Snider hit a homer in the first inning to set the tone early for Page on Saturday. After Columbia Central took a run lead in the first, the Pats opened up for three in the bottom half. Central saw Konner Bowden go deep in the fifth as well. Hudson Adams gave up five runs in two innings and struck out two taking the loss.

Spring Hill 7, Shelbyville 4: Quent Mizer took a pitch to the body with the bases loaded of a tie game in the fifth inning to bring in the eventual winning run for Spring Hill on Friday. Brantley Whitwell was 3-for-4 in the game with an RBI. Brandon O’Brien added a pair of RBIs as well on a hit. Conner Gaia and Cole Taylor helped the Raiders to the win on the bump.

Page 7, Summit 3: Page busted out for five first inning runs against Summit to down the Spartans on Friday. Brady Hendrix took the loss, giving up six runs on nine hits over three innings Devin Thrain and Auston Kincaid came on in relief, giving up just one run in three innings of work. Garrett Sims hit a two-run home run for Summit.

Div. II-A District 3

Middle Tenn. Chr. 7, 14; Zion Chr. 0, 0: Zion Christian ended the 2021 campaign with the most wins in school history (14), but were unable to extend their season past a doubleheader on Friday. The Eagles had just three hits in the two games with Luke Perko, Max Brown and Wyatt Heins each singling on the day.

Columbia Acad. 13, 6; Providence Chr. 3, 0: In Game 1, The Bulldogs got an early lift on a single from Kavares Tears. Max Ballard, Damon Toombs, Cade Crouthamel and Tyler Stephens each drove in a pair of runs. Stephens had a home run in the contest. Bryant Beranek and Stephens combined to shut down Providence from the mound. Game 2 was much of the same from the CA pitching staff, as Landon Prentice and Mason Raffauf combined for a two-hitter and struck out 15 collectively. Tanner Ham and Ballard each had a pair of hits in the game, while Stephens added two more RBIs.

Softball

Spring Hill 5, Centennial 4 (11 inn.): Spring Hill’s Kat Carter struck out 19 in a marathon win over Centennial on Friday. The senior gave up an early first inning run, but locked in from there on out. The Lady Raiders got multiple hits in the game from D’Naijah Wade, Bella Umstead and Carter. Umstead drove in two for Spring Hill. Ainsley Tuck put Spring Hill up 4-3, scoring from second when the Lady Cougars couldn’t come up with a throw at first on Gracie Boehms’s grounder to third. The throw from first to the plate was on time, but a sliding Tuck knocked the ball loose. In the confusion, Boehms motored to third, prompting a throw from the plate that went just wide, allowing the Lady Raiders to take a 5-3 lead.

Joe Williams of the Williamson Herald contributed to this report.

Div. II-A, Middle Region Tournament

Columbia Acad. 10, Donelson Chr. 0: Tori Duval drove in five runs on two hits for CA on Friday. The Bulldogs also got a perfect 3-for-3 hit day from Kennedy Chatman as well, who scored twice on Duval hits. Karley Harakas added a pair of RBIs in the game. Averi Slaughter earned the win in the circle, going four innings and striking out eight.

Friendship Chr. 10, Zion Chr. 1: A potent Friendship Christian offense took full advantage of the Lady Eagles on Friday. Freshman pitcher Ashleia Coble went six innings and gave up seven earned runs on 13 hits. She struck out six in the loss. At the plate, Rebecca Hazard was 2-for-3 to lead Zion with an RBI. Coble, Elizabeth Wood and Peyton White each had hits in the game.

Boys Soccer

Oakland 3, Columbia Central 2: Oakland scored a pair of unanswered goals, each in the final four minutes of the match, to earn a come-from-behind win on Saturday. Oakland got on the board first with a goal before Victor Ramirez scored back-to-back for Columbia Central. Ramirez’s first goal was assisted by Kameron Smith. The Lions took a 2-1 lead in the 55th on Ramierez’s second goal.

Area sports upcoming

Monday
Baseball

Santa Fe at Fayetteville, 5 p.m.
Summertown at Eagleville, 5 p.m.
Cascade at Richland, 5:30 p.m.
Columbia Central at Stewarts Creek, 6 p.m.
Loretto at Giles Co., 6 p.m.
Ravenwood at Independence*, 6 p.m.
Brentwood at Spring Hill*, 6:30 p.m.
#Grace Chr. at Columbia Acad., 6:30 p.m.
Summit at Page*, 6:30 p.m.
#Christ Presbyterian Acad. at Middle Tenn. Chr.

Softball

Independence at Father Ryan, 5 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant at Frank Hughes, 5 p.m.
#Grace Chr. at Zion Chr., 5 p.m.
East Hickman at Culleoka, 5:30 p.m.
Spring Hill at Ravenwood*, 5:30 p.m.
Marshall Co. at Richland, 6 p.m.
#Donelson Chr. at Davidson Acad.
#Clarksville Acad. at Nashville Chr.
#Battle Ground Acad. at Christ Presbyterian Acad.

Boys soccer

Columbia Acad. at Giles Co., 6 p.m.
Independence at Page*, 7 p.m.
Rossview at Columbia Central, 7 p.m.

*district game
#postseason game

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Columbia Academy’s Henson, Columbia Central’s Woodson grab Great Eight victories

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Connor Henson and Roman Woodson each turned in championship performances Tuesday at the Great Eight Invitational track meet at Vanderbilt.

Henson, the defending Division II-A state cross country champion, ran a four-minute, 16.76-second 1,600 meters to finish ahead of Brentwood High’s Kevin Vanderkolk by more than three seconds. The Columbia Academy junior’s previous best this season had been a 4:17.01.

Woodson, a Columbia Central senior, posted a 23-feet, 8¾-inch long jump effort to outdistance Green Hill’s Marzeion Jones by more than five inches. His Tuesday leap was almost a foot better than his qualifying mark of 22-9½.

Henson also finished fourth in the 3,200 meters, running a 9:33.45 – and shaving nearly a second off his season-best 9:34.28. Martin Luther King’s Miles Ally won the event with an 8:56.29.

Columbia Central’s Lillian Moore placed fourth in the 300-meter hurdles. After qualifying with a 48.96, she ran a 46.66 Tuesday, two seconds off the winning pace of 44.40 set by Ensworth’s Gianna Bullock and just behind third-place finisher Georgia Cockerham (46.44) of Summit.

Summit’s Jadon Hickman placed fourth in the 300 hurdles (41.76) and seventh in the 110 hurdles (17.57).

Independence’s Julia Halterman finished second in the 3,200 with an 11:18.34, with Jayne Halterman running a 4:55.63 for third place in the 1,600. Sarah Tang posted a pair of fifth-place finishes in the throwing events, with a 35-11 in the shot put and a 104-10 in the discus.

Complete results can be found here.

Courtesy photos by Mike Strasinger / SportsNashville.com

Roundup: Baseball, softball, soccer, tennis recaps

BASEBALL

Columbia Acad. 24, Zion Chr. 0: Bryant Beranek was perfect on Monday night, going five innings and not allowing a single baserunner to Zion Christian. The Eagles committed six errors to aid the 15 hits from the Dawgs, and CA never looked back from an 11-0 lead after two. For the Bulldogs, Kavares Tears was 3-for-3, including his ninth homer of year year, and Beranek added three hits in four trips with five RBIs in the game.

Spring Hill 13, Franklin 3: Spring Hill used a couple of big innings to pull away early from Franklin in 11-AAA play. The Raiders plated four in the first and seven in the third before adding another pair in the seventh. The top part of the batting lineup, which has struggled for much of the year, put together a big night collecting nine hits among the first six hitters of the lineup. Brantly Whitwell, Dawson Hargrove, Quent Mizer and Chance Bland each tallied a pair of hits. Mizer and Bland drove in three runs each as well. Hargrove pitched a gem, going the distance and striking out 15 to get the win.

Summit 6, Lawrence County 2: Summit plated three runs in the second inning, two of which came on an Sam North double, and another pair in the third to pull away from Lawrence County. The Wildcats cut the lead to a run in the top of the third with a couple of bases loaded walks, but couldn’t get a timely hit. Summit pitcher Parker Dean was able to get out of a bases loaded jam in the second inning without a run scoring. Tre Hunter added a pair of RBIs for the Spartans in the win.

Summertown 12, Mt. Pleasant 1: Drake Blackwood, have yourself a night. The senior catcher for Jason Burleson’s bunch had a homer and a double in a three-hit night that saw him drive in seven of the Eagles’ runs. Skylar Trousdale was awarded the win on the hill, going four innings and striking out six. Junior Ben Newland was 2-for-3 for the Tigers, and Codell Gilliam had the lone RBI on a single in the fourth.

SOFTBALL

Spring Hill 7, Ravenwood 0: Kat Carter struck out 21 in a two-hit shutout of Ravenwood, while walking only two hitters. Spring Hill jumped out to an early lead, scoring in each of the first four innings. The Lady Raiders took full advantage of their seven hit and two Ravenwood errors. Jeyce Brashears went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI in the game.

Cornersville 9, Culleoka 1: Culleoka scored seven runs in the fifth to put the game away for the Lady Bulldogs. Alex Skinner had a home run in the fourth to lead Culleoka at the dish, and also pitched three innings of relief, giving up two runs on four hits. Kylie Thomas took the loss in the circle for the Lady Warriors.

Columbia Acad. 2, Ardmore (Ala.) 0: The Lady Dawgs have a new home run queen after Myleah Hardy hit a solo shot in the fourth inning to surpass the previous season record of 16. Journey Mitchell struck out six and allowed just four hits in the complete game shut out.

SOCCER

Columbia Central 7, Lincoln Co. 2: The visiting Lions allowed their first goals in District 8-AAA competition, but were in control of the contest throughout. Gabino Sarabia led the offensive onslaught with a pair of goals, with Benton Wall, Brewer Wall, Victor Ramirez and Mason Hollandsworth each adding a scoring kick. Central improved to 12-1 (7-0) and wrapped up the league title with the win.

TENNIS

Columbia Acad. boys 4, Goodpasture 0: The Bulldogs opened Division II-A Middle Region tourney play with singles wins by Miles Nixon, Aaron Sullivan and Hayes Lewis along with a Nixon/Sullivan doubles victory.