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Area sports upcoming

Monday
Baseball

Zion Chr. at Franklin Road Acad.*, 4:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant at Culleoka*, 5 p.m.
Richland at Cornersville, 5 p.m.
Santa Fe at Hampshire*, 5 p.m.
Summertown at Perry Co.*, 5 p.m.
Collinwood at Loretto* 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Acad. at Christ Presbyterian Acad.*, 6:30 p.m.
Independence at Centennial*, 6:30 p.m.
Spring Hill at Ravenwood*, 6:30 p.m.
Summit at Brentwood*, 6:30 p.m.

Softball

Culleoka at Lewis Co., 5 p.m.
Lincoln Co. at Columbia Central*, 5 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant at Perry Co., 5 p.m.
Loretto at Mars Hill (Ala.), 5:30 p.m.
Spring Hill at Lawrence Co., 5:30 p.m.
Columbia Academy at Gulf Coast Classic, Gulf Shores (Ala.)

Tuesday
Baseball

Lawrence Co. at Columbia Central*, 3:30 p.m.
Franklin Road Acad. at Zion Chr.*, 4:30 p.m.
Hampshire at Santa Fe*, 5 p.m.
Perry Co. at Summertown*, 5 p.m.
Cornersville at Richland, 5:30 p.m.
Culleoka at Mt. Pleasant*, 6 p.m.
Loretto at Collinwood*, 6 p.m.
Brentwood at Summit*, 6:30 p.m.
Centennial at Independence*, 6:30 p.m.
Christ Presbyterian Acad. at Columbia Acad.*, 6:30 p.m.
Ravenwood at Spring Hill*, 6:30 p.m.

Softball

Centennial at Summit, 5 p.m.
Christ Presbyterian Acad. at Zion Chr.*, 5 p.m.
Culleoka at Santa Fe*, 5 p.m.
Franklin at Independence*, 5 p.m.
Summertown at Hardin Co., 5 p.m.
Page at Spring Hill, 5:30 p.m.
Perry Co. at Loretto*, 6 p.m.
Shelbyville at Columbia Central*, 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Academy at Gulf Coast Classic, Gulf Shores (Ala.)

Boys soccer

Spring Hill at Lawrence Co.*, 5:30 p.m.
Ezell-Harding at Zion Chr., 6 p.m.
Hickman Co. at Richland, 6 p.m.
Brentwood at Independence*, 7 p.m.
Nolensville at Summit, 7 p.m.

Wednesday
Baseball

Columbia Central at Lawrence Co.*, 3:30 p.m.

Softball

Columbia Academy at Gulf Coast Classic, Gulf Shores (Ala.)

Junior college basketball

Columbia State at Dyersburg State, 6:30 p.m. (DH)

Junior college baseball

Southwest Tennessee at Columbia State, 1 p.m.

Junior college softball

Southwest Tennessee at Columbia State, 1 p.m. (DH)

Thursday
Baseball

Columbia Acad. at Hixson, 4 p.m.
Culleoka at Summertown, 5 p.m.
McEwen at Santa Fe, 5 p.m.
Hampshire at Fairview, 6 p.m.
Hardin Co. at Loretto, 6 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant at East Hickman, 6:30 p.m.
Spring Hill at Centennial*, 6:30 p.m.
Summit at Independence*, 6:30 p.m.

Softball

Battle Ground Acad. at Zion Chr.*, 4:30 p.m.
Brentwood at Summit, 5 p.m
Cornersville at Columbia Central, 5 p.m.
Culleoka at Mt. Pleasant*, 5 p.m.
Loretto at Frank Hughes*, 5 p.m.
Centennial at Independence, 5:30 p.m.

Boys soccer

Culleoka at McEwen, 5:30 p.m.
Columbia Central at Spring Hill, 6 p.m.
Lawrence Co. at Giles Co.*, 6 p.m.
Providence Chr. at Zion Chr.*, 6 p.m.
Franklin at Summit*, 7 p.m.

Friday
Baseball

Richland vs. DeKalb Co., 11 a.m. at Community
Richland vs. Murfreesboro Central, 1 p.m. at Community
Columbia Acad. vs. Gadsden (Ala.), 3 p.m. at Chatt. Central
Columbia Central at Independence, 3:30 p.m.
Glencliff at Zion Chr., 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Franklin Chr. at Hampshire, 5 p.m. (DH)
Columbia Acad. at Chatt. Central, 5:15 p.m.
Wayne Co. at Mt. Pleasant, 6 p.m.
Hardin Co. at Lawrence Co., 6:30 p.m.
Loretto at Warrior Classic, Murfreesboro

Softball

Cornersville at Mt. Pleasant, 1 p.m.
Zion Chr. at Columbia Central, 1:30 p.m.
Frank Hughes at Santa Fe, 5 p.m.
Loretto at Wilson (Ala.), 5 p.m. (DH)
Columbia Acad., Summertown at Brentwood Invitational
Summit at Lady Trojan Invitational, Soddy Daisy

Saturday
Baseball

Richland vs. Blackford (Ind.), 11 a.m. at Community
Columbia Central at Ravenwood, 12 noon
Lawrence Co. at Hardin Co., 12 noon
Riverside Chr. at Zion Chr., 1 p.m.
Fairview at Santa Fe, 2 p.m.
Columbia Acad. vs. Signal Mountain, 3:30 p.m. at Chatt. Central
Loretto at Warrior Classic, Murfreesboro

Softball

Columbia Acad., Summertown at Brentwood Invitational
Summit at Lady Trojan Invitational, Soddy Daisy

Area sports upcoming

Monday
Baseball

Lawrence Co. at Shelbyville*, 4 p.m.
Wayne Co. at Summertown*, 4 p.m.
Community at Richland, 5 p.m.
Zion Chr. at Christ Presbyterian Acad.*, 5 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant at McEwen, 5:30 p.m.
Columbia Central at Franklin Co.*, 6 p.m.
Perry Co. at Loretto*, 6 p.m.
Grace Chr. at Columbia Acad.*, 6:30 p.m.
Spring Hill at Independence*, 6:30 p.m.
Summit at Franklin*, 6:30 p.m.

Softball

Community at Culleoka, 5 p.m.
Middle Tenn. Chr. at Zion Chr.*, 5 p.m.
Spring Hill at Independence*, 5 p.m.
Lincoln Co. at Lawrence Co.*, 5:30 p.m.
Santa Fe at East Hickman, 5:30 p.m.
Collinwood at Richland, 6 p.m.
Columbia Acad. at Ardmore (Ala.), 6 p.m.
Tullahoma at Columbia Central*, 6 p.m.

Boys soccer

Christ Presbyterian Acad. at Zion Chr.*, 6 p.m.
Webb-Bell Buckle at Columbia Acad.*, 6 p.m.

Junior college baseball

Motlow State at Columbia State, 1 p.m.

Junior college softball

Columbia State at Cleveland State, 12 noon (DH)

Tuesday
Baseball

Shelbyville at Lawrence Co.*, 4 p.m.
Summertown at Wayne Co.*, 4 p.m.
Houston Co. at Santa Fe, 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Christ Presbyterian Acad. at Zion Chr.*, 5 p.m.
Richland at Community, 5 p.m.
McEwen at Mt. Pleasant, 5:30 p.m.
Franklin Co. at Columbia Central*, 6 p.m.
Loretto at Perry Co.*, 6 p.m.
Columbia Acad. at Grace Chr.*, 6:30 p.m.
Franklin at Summit*, 6:30 p.m.
Independence at Spring Hill*, 6:30 p.m.

Softball

Columbia Acad. at Middle Tenn. Chr.*, 4 p.m.
Independence at Page*, 5 p.m.
Santa Fe at Mt. Pleasant*, 5 p.m.
Franklin at Spring Hill*, 5:30 p.m.
Summit at Dickson Co.*, 5:30 p.m.
Richland at Culleoka*, 6 p.m.
Summertown at Collinwood*, 6 p.m.

Boys soccer

Lawrence Co. at Loretto, 5 p.m.
Fayetteville at Culleoka, 5:30 p.m.
Tullahoma at Spring Hill*, 6 p.m.
Grace Chr. at Zion Chr.*, 6:30 p.m.
East Hickman at Richland, 7 p.m.
Franklin Co. at Columbia Central*, 7 p.m.
Summit at Independence*, 7 p.m.

Wednesday
Baseball

Summit vs. Clarksville%, 4 p.m. at Independence
Moore Co. at Culleoka, 5 p.m.
Riverdale at Columbia Central%, 5 p.m.
Clarksville at Independence%, 6:30 p.m.
Siegel at Spring Hill%, 6:30 p.m.

Softball

Zion Chr. at Columbia Acad.*, 3:30 p.m.
Community at Santa Fe, 5 p.m.
Loretto at Lawrence Co., 5:30 p.m.

Boys soccer

Culleoka at Wayne Co., 6 p.m.

Junior college basketball

Southwest Tennessee at Columbia State, 5:30 p.m. (DH)

Junior college softball

Columbia State at Motlow State, 1 p.m. (DH)

Thursday
Baseball

Brentwood vs. Riverdale%, 4 p.m. at Summit
Clarksville vs. Nolensville%, 4 p.m. at Spring Hill
Lawrence Co. vs. Oakland%, 4 p.m. at Independence
Lewis Co. vs. Marshall Co.%, 4 p.m. at Columbia Central
Hickman Co. at Santa Fe, 5 p.m.
Cornersville at Mt. Pleasant, 5:30 p.m.
Hampshire at Fayetteville, 5:30 p.m.
Richland at Summertown, 5:30 p.m.
Collinwood at Culleoka, 6 p.m.
Giles Co. at Loretto, 6:30 p.m.
Lawrence Co. at Independence%, 6:30 p.m.
Marshall Co. at Columbia Central%, 6:30 p.m.
Nolensville at Spring Hill%, 6:30 p.m.
Riverdale at Summit%, 6:30 p.m.

Softball

Grace Chr. at Zion Chr.*, 4:30 p.m.
Frank Hughes at Summertown*, 5 p.m.
Independence at Ravenwood*, 5 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant at Richland*, 5 p.m.
Summit at Page*, 5 p.m.
Dickson Co. at Spring Hill*, 5:30 p.m.

Boys soccer

Murfreesboro Central at Spring Hill*, 5:30 p.m.
Loretto at Culleoka, 6 p.m.
Nolensville at Lawrence Co.*, 6:30 p.m.
Richland at Forrest, 6:30 p.m.
Coffee Co. at Columbia Central*, 7 p.m.

Friday
Baseball

Brentwood vs. Oakland%, 4 p.m. at Summit
Clarksville at Spring Hill%, 4 p.m.
Siegel vs. Rossview%, 4 p.m. at Independence
Mt. Pleasant at Zion Chr., 5 p.m.
Perry Co. at Santa Fe, 5 p.m.
Rockvale at Columbia Central%, 5 p.m.
Fayetteville at Hampshire, 5:30 p.m.
Summertown at Richland, 5:30 p.m.
Culleoka at Collinwood, 6 p.m.
Lawrence Co. at Page, 6:30 p.m.
Nashville Chr. at Columbia Acad., 6:30 p.m.
Nolensville at Summit%, 6:30 p.m.
Riverdale vs. Clarksville%, 6:30 p.m. at Spring Hill
Rossview at Independence%, 6:30 p.m.

Softball

Columbia Acad. at Grace Chr.*, 4 p.m.
Columbia Central at Summit, 5 p.m.
Fayetteville at Mt. Pleasant, 5 p.m. (DH)
Spring Hill at Brentwood*, 5:30 p.m.
Lawrence Co. at Shelbyville*, 6 p.m.
Summertown vs. Stewarts Creek#, 6 p.m.
Summertown vs. Blackman#, 8 p.m.

Boys soccer

Brentwood Acad. at Spring Hill, 5 p.m.
Zion Chr. at Richland, 6 p.m.
Summit at Antioch, 6:30 p.m.
Page at Summit*, 7 p.m.

Saturday
Baseball

Rockvale at Summit%, 11 a.m.
Rossview vs. Nolensville%, 11 a.m. at Spring Hill
Siegel at Independence%, 11 a.m.
Summertown at Columbia Central%, 11 a.m.
Columbia Acad. at Giles Co., 12 noon
LaVergne at Independence%, 1:30 p.m.
Summertown vs. Oakland%, 1:30 p.m. at Columbia Central
Santa Fe at Fairview, 2 p.m.
Rossview vs. Rockvale%, 2:30 p.m. at Spring Hill
Siegel at Summit%, 2:30 p.m.
Eagleville at Mt. Pleasant, 3 p.m.
Hampshire at Zion Chr., 4 p.m. (DH)
Oakland vs. Lewis Co.%, 4 p.m. at Columbia Central

Softball

Summertown vs. Rogers (Ala.)#, 12 noon
Summertown vs. Rockvale#, 4 p.m.
Zion Chr. at Santa Fe, 10 a.m. (DH)

Boys soccer

Columbia Central at Oakland, 7 p.m.

Junior college basketball

Columbia State at Volunteer State, 2 p.m. (DH)

Junior college baseball

Columbia State at Southwest Tennessee, 12 noon (DH)

Junior college softball

Columbia State at Southwest Tennessee, 1 p.m. (DH)

* district game
% Jim Painter Classic
# Southern Warrior Classic, Murfreesboro

Coaches are encouraged to submit schedules and results to sports@sm-tnsports.com.

Lady Chargers split road pair at Dyersburg

SM-Tn Sports

Anisten Burleson drove in three, including two with a seventh inning bomb to lead Columbia State to a 4-1 win in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Dyersburg State on Wednesday.

The Lady Chargers got on the board in the top of the first when Delaney Porter led off the game with a single and moved to second on a Hannah Branam sac bunt. Porter scored on a two-out single from Alyssa Brown.

Dyersburg State tied the game in the fourth inning, but Burleson drove in her first run of the game with a single, scoring KK White, who reached base by taking a pitch to the body.

Columbia State’s Mycala Mitchell went the distance in the circle, giving up just one run on four hits and striking out six.

Dyersburg State 8, Columbia State 2: A seven-run sixth helped Dyersburg salvage a split at home on Wednesday against Columbia State. The Lady Eagles took advantage of four walks in the inning from Hannah Ray and another from Gracie Walker, who came on in relief in the inning, to put the game away.

The Lady Chargers took a 2-1 lead into the sixth behind a Hannah Branam double that scored Porter. Branam scored later in the inning on a single from Lulu Taylor.

Columbia State returns to action Saturday at Jackson State.

Dalton taking time to relax during COVID-19 break

By Chris Yow

Just a few short weeks ago, former Summit baseball star Wil Dalton was having the time of his life preparing for the 2020 baseball season during spring training. Now, the newest member of the Boston Red Sox organization says nearby hunting land and his truck are reaping the benefits of an extended offseason due to COVID-19.

Former Summit baseball player Wil Dalton loads up to swing at a pitch as a member of the SEC’s Florida Gators last season. (Photo courtesy Florida Athletics)

“Finding that I’ve had time to just take a step away and relax for a little while has been really good for me,” he said. “I’ve gotten a chance to do some things I didn’t really have as much time to do before. I still think about baseball every day, though.”

Stepping away from his truck momentarily, the dusty exterior tells the story of where he’s been spending the extra time – the woods. On Thursday, however, he and a buddy detailed the interior and prepped it for a good cleaning.

“I’ve been turkey hunting and fishing a lot, so it got a little dirty,” he said. “We’re going to clean it up for the weekend while the sun is out next week. This time of year, I’m normally pretty busy, and I don’t get to enjoy the outdoors as much, so this has been kind of cool.”

Getting the chance to spend extra time with his family and friends has been a blessing, he said. The added benefit being a chance to continue to grow as a person who is preparing for his first job out of college — even if that job is playing baseball.

“I have this unique chance to evaluate myself immediately after my first month on the job,” he said. “What did I learn about myself, about my body? What could I have done better or how do I build on my strengths and correct the weaknesses in both my game and my life?

“This has been an opportunity to simplify things in life and see them as they should be, and not take for granted the things we think will just always be there. One day they may not be.”

Dalton, who was an All-Conference player in his freshman season at Columbia State, hit 27 home runs and added 94 RBIs over two seasons with the Florida Gators before being selected in the eighth round of the MLB draft by the Red Sox. He was invited to early workouts and to spend time with the organization during spring training this season before being slated to play for the Single-A Greenville Drive. That experience was special for him as a newly drafted player.

“I was invited to mini camp, so I’d been with the team for about three weeks, and we were just starting playing some intrasquad games,” he said. “The next week our first games were supposed to be played, but everything was canceled.”

The Red Sox organization was up front about the situation with their players, Dalton said, something for which he remains grateful. The team’s medical staff and front office was in frequent contact with its players and coaches to keep them abreast of the latest developments.

“The Red Sox organization has been great through all of this, and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of it,” he said. “They were there every step of the way to make sure we stayed safe and were prepared. We all hoped, obviously, that our season wouldn’t be put on hold, but when it was they helped us do it the best way possible.”

Just after his season was canceled, Summit head coach Chad Kirby noted how much more weight the phrase, “Play every game as if it’s your last,” will now carry. Dalton recalled that being a staple of Kirby’s message throughout his career as well.

“He’s always said that to his players, and he and the other coaches really stressed not taking a pitch, an out or a swing for granted,” he said. “I get to play a kid’s game for a living, and I get to see so many cool things along the way. I get to do what I love every single day.”

Dalton admits that not all of his time is spent relaxing or outdoors. In fact, he said being forced away from the game makes him that much more excited to get out and work on his swing or do the fundamental things to keep his skills sharp.

“This has made me miss baseball more than I ever have. It’s what I love to wake up and do every day,” he said. “I pray and hope every day the boys of summer can get back out there and have a good year, and enjoy every minute of it.

“I know my teammates are ready to get back out there and do our thing.”

Recruiting progress pleases Lady Chargers’ coach

By Maurice Patton

Seven in-state signees highlight the first full-fledged recruiting class for Columbia State under second-year women’s basketball coach Gwen Burton.

“The objective was to get kids in-state, and try to get a good mixture of kids from out of state as well – have some diversity on the team,” Burton said.

Appointed last May to revive the Lady Charger program after a one-year layoff following the departure of Bridget Goodnight, whose contract expired at the end of the 2017-18 season, Burton pieced together a roster for the ’19-20 campaign that went 2-23 and often played with just one reserve.

The top four players from last year’s squad – guard Aalyiah Davis, a product of Clarksville’s West Creek, guards Diamond Cannon and Denaj’za Jackson and forward Treshondra Williams – are all set to return.

Joining that nucleus will be a group of local products that includes forward Bri’anna Brown and guard Carrie Johnson from Giles County, forwards Hannah Davis and Kelsey Keeler from Marshall County, guard Asia Matthews from Blackman and guard Brittany Lawless-Sherrill from Nashville Christian.

Other incoming freshmen include Tyreesha Sanders, a forward from Chattanooga Brainerd; Mya Byrd, a guard from Ashburn (Ga.) Turner County; forward De’Anna Williams, a center from Sylvester (Ga.) Worthy County; and Chedai Rouser, a forward from Flint (Mich.) Hamady.

Rouser is one of four Michiganders on the roster, along with Cannon and fellow Hamady graduates Jackson and Treshondra Williams.

Prior to taking the Lady Chargers helm, Burton had spent a season at Henry Ford College, a two-year school in Michigan.

“Last year was a great experience for me,” Burton said. “It gives me more hope for this season, and raises my expectations and standards, especially with these kids coming in from winning programs.

“The size, the commitment, and the academics are going to be there. With Diamond and Tre coming back – they played 12 or 13 games (joining the team after the Christmas break) and were named second-team all-conference. With that dynamic coming back, and with getting Mya, she’ll be the strong point guard we need to control the tempo of our offense and defense.”

Byrd drew recruiting interest at the NCAA Division I, including from Georgia Tech and Arkansas-Little Rock.

With eyes still on a few prospects, Burton likes the pieces she already has in place for her second campaign with the Lady Chargers.

“You can’t coach height,” she said. “We’ll be able to mix it up in the post area. We’re going to be faster and stronger, (able to) rebound more, push tempo, press and understand basketball.”

Nashville Christian guard Brittany Lawless-Sherrill (left) is one of 11 freshmen set to join the Columbia State women’s basketball program for coach Gwen Burton’s second season. (Submitted photo)