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Roundup: Baseball, softball recaps

Baseball

Columbia Acad. 11, Franklin Road Acad. 1: Bryant Beranek sat down 13 of Franklin Road’s hitters on strikes Tuesday. The Bulldog tossed six innings, giving up one run on two hits in the outing. Max Ballard provided an offensive gem, going a perfect 4-for-4 at the dish with four RBIs. He and Kavares Tears had home runs in the win. Tanner Ham added three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Summit 10, Spring Hill 6: Alex Runk drove in four runs with a bases-clearing double and a sacrifice fly for Summit to help his team to a big 11-AAA win over Spring Hill. The double put Summit ahead 10-1 in the sixth. Spring Hill did not go away quietly, however, putting up four runs in the bottom half of the inning, including a Dawson Hargove double and Nathaniel Huntinger 2-RBI single. Jason Hamm pitched two innings for the Spartans, and Parker Dean went five full. Jackson Marbet took the loss on the hill, going three innings and giving up two earned runs while striking out three and walking five Summit hitters.

Lincoln Co. 9, Columbia Central 1: A five-run third inning for Lincoln County put the Falcons in front comfortably and they cruised to an 8-AAA win Tuesday. Columbia Central managed just two hits in the game, though one was a solo home run from Ta’Vin Barner in the fourth inning. Sam Pale tallied the only other Lions hit of the game. Barner took the loss, giving up seven earned runs on six hits. He did notch six strikeouts as well.

Lawrence Co. 5, Tullahoma 4: Bryson McFall walked and then found his way home in the 8th inning on a Tullahoma error to lift his Wildcat team to an 8-AAA win. Colton Moore shut down the host Wildcats in the bottom half with a 1-2-3 inning on a ground out and two strikeouts. Moore was also 2-for-4 at the plate with a pair of RBIs.

Zion Chr. 11, Providence Chr. 1: Luke Perko pitched a gem and helped himself at the plate in his team’s win Tuesday. Perko was 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the win, while also pitching five innings and giving up no earned runs on just three hits. Jackson Hughes was 3-for-3 and also had three RBIs for the Eagles.

Independence 1, Dickson Co. 0: Senior pitcher Will Tobin tossed a no-hitter against Dickson County, striking out nine and walking just one.

Softball

Zion Chr. 18, Riverside Chr. 0: Rebecca Hazard was hazardous with a bat in her hand on Tuesday. The Lady Eagles’ cleanup hitter certainly lived up to her title, as she went 2-for-3 in Zion’s win with six RBIs. She drove in two runs on a triple in the first inning, another when she was hit by a pitch later in the same inning, which the Eagles plated eight runs. She also had a three-run home run later in the game. Kyndall Daranovich and Claire Boyd combined for the four-inning shutout in the circle.

Columbia Acad. 8, Middle Tenn. Chr. 1: Averi Slaughter was dominant in the circle for Columbia Academy, pitching a complete game and giving up one earned run on four hits and striking out eight for the Lady Bulldogs. At the plate, Journey Mitchell, Chloe Carter and Laney Turner each had a pair of hits, while Karli Quillin drove in three runs with a bases-clearing triple in the fourth.

Franklin 3, Summit 2: Following seven scoreless innings, both teams awakened their bats in the eighth inning with the host Lady Admirals getting the extra run they needed on a Summit error that allowed two runs to score on a ground ball in the infield. In the top of the eighth, Summit got an RBI on a suicide squeeze from Ellery Stephenson, and she would later score on a Franklin error to give the Spartan women a 2-0 lead. Lily Kate Richards went seven innings for Summit, giving up no earned runs and scattering four hits.

Roundup: Baseball, softball, tennis results

Baseball

Summit 3, Franklin 1 (9 inn.): Summit outdueled district foe Franklin on Monday night, getting a pair of runs in the top of the ninth to steal a road win.

Summit pitchers combined for 17 strikeouts, while Franklin’s AJ Russell was pulled in the eighth inning with a no-hitter and 15 strikeouts in the game. He’d thrown 107 pitches to that point in the contest.

Brady Hendrix singled home the go-ahead run in the ninth for the Spartans.

Summertown 10, Wayne Co. 0 (6 inn.): Cory Francis threw a two-hit shutout for the Eagles, striking out 15 in the team’s District 12-A opener. Summertown broke the game open offensively with a five-run fourth inning as Grant Burleson and Gavin Burleson each had RBI doubles in the rally and Lane Burleson added a run-scoring base hit.

Loretto 16, Perry Co. 0 (3 inn.): Loretto scored eight runs in both the second and third innings to earn a win in their District 12-A opener. The Mustangs had just five hits, but took full advantage of 10 Vikings errors. Caden Porter and Austin McDow each had a pair of hits and three RBIs for Loretto. Garrett Fisher got the win, going two full innings and striking out three.

Softball

Columbia Central 13, Tullahoma 3 (6 inn.): Saviya Morgan was a force Monday night, as the youngster was 4-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and seven stolen bases in the game.

In addition to Morgan’s monster performance, Tashiya Lyles, Samaria Davis and Summer Hooten each drove in a pair of runs for the Lady Lions.

Hooten got the win in the circle, giving up three runs — only one earned — on four hits and striking out two Lady Cats.

Lincoln Co. 9, Lawrence Co. 5: Lincoln County scored three runs in the first inning and the Lady Falcons held off a late Lawrence County rally to get a District 8-AAA win. Josie Hall hit a two-run homer in the first for Lincoln County to open scoring. Lawrence County was led by senior Taylor Hine, who went 2-for-2 with an RBI and Carley Fields added another pair of hits and an RBI as well in the loss.

Tennis

Columbia Acad. boys 7, Summertown 0: Miles Nixon and Aaron Sullivan each picked up singles victories and teamed for a doubles win Monday for the triumphant Bulldogs.

Keyton Kodatt, Hayes Lewis and Garrett Hixson also win in singles, with Kodatt and Lewis claiming a doubles victory.

Summertown girls 6, Columbia Acad. 1: Ella Konig and Gracie Kelly led the way for the Lady Eagles, winning their singles matches in addition to a doubles victory. Summertown’s Hope Jones and Emma Perry also won in singles, with Sassy Dotson and Libby Konig earning a doubles decision.

Anna Claire Butt picked up a singles win for Columbia Academy.

Spring Hill headed to 11-AAA semis with win over Franklin

By Andrew Moore

SPRING HILL — Weathering a hot Franklin start, Spring Hill iced out the Lady Admirals on Monday night — earning a spot in the District 11-AAA tournament semifinals and guaranteeing a berth in the Region 6-AAA tourney with a 52-39 win.

Spring Hill outscored Franklin 13-1 in the third quarter to take a commanding lead into the final frame. In fact, the Lady Raiders didn’t allow a single point from the field until the final three minutes. 

“I think as the game went on, we played better and better,” Spring Hill coach Matt Horton said. “They fought hard, had some adversity. (Our team) played through it, and I’m proud of it.”

Other than one practice Sunday afternoon, this was the first action either team had for nearly a week and a half, but the layoff wasn’t much of a factor for Spring Hill’s leading scorer, Sierra Stedman. The offense went through the senior forward, as she recorded 22 points in the win. 

During the fourth quarter, Spring Hill’s Cole Alderson, who had 12 points in the win, was assessed a pair of technical fouls, meaning she will miss the final two games of the tournament.

“I don’t condone what she did, but I do question the second one because their entire bench stood up and taunted her and when she kinda did something back, they gave her a technical,” Horton said. “I’m not sure that was justified. The first one definitely was, she shouldn’t have done what she did, but you can’t let an entire bench stand up and taunt somebody.”

While the taste of victory and advancement in the tournament is fulfilling for Coach Horton, he says he’s happiest for his players, and said he hopes the momentum of getting a district tournament win can push this team further into the postseason. 

For several members of the Lady Raiders’ team, this is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication to leaving the program better than they found it.

“You know, when I got here, it wasn’t very good but they’ve stuck it out and they’ve been through some bad times so I feel really, really good for them and I’m proud as I can be for them,” Horton said.

Spring Hill girs 52, Franklin 39

S 14 11 13 14 –52
F 18 7 1 13 — 39

Spring Hill (52) — Kat Carter 2, Cole Alderson 12, Prairie Stedman 6, Belle Brashear 4, Sierra Stedman 22, Jaycee Brashear 4, KeyIvory Scales 2
Franklin (39) — Jean Costello 5, Amy Elliot 3, Brenn Swyger 6, Lyla Gardner 6, Kate O’Neil 13, Dylann Garner 6
3 pointers — Spring Hill 1 (Stedman), Franklin 3 (Costello, Elliot, O’Neil)

Postseason plans paused for District 8-AAA, District 11-AAA

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Basketball tournament schedules for District 11-AAA and District 8-AAA have been set and reset, respectively, in consideration of the current and upcoming weather conditions.

In District 11-AAA, brackets were established at Wednesday’s seeding meeting after the majority of teams in the nine-team league were unable to complete their pandemic-interrupted schedules because of this week’s snow and ice.

“The agreement we came up with at the beginning of the season was that, if we couldn’t get all our games in, we’d (seed) on win percentage rather than total wins,” Ravenwood boys coach Patrick Whitlock said. “At that time, it was because of COVID, but now it’s because of weather.”

Page, which earned home games for both the boys and girls quarterfinals, was the only program to get in 16 district games. Franklin, ranked fourth in the Associated Press Class AAA statewide poll, was the clearcut No. 1 seed on the boys side, while fifth-ranked Brentwood is the girls top seed – just ahead of the Lady Patriots by virtue of the Lady Bruins’ one less loss.

The tournament will open Sunday with 3 p.m. play-in games – Spring Hill boys at Dickson County, Independence girls at Centennial – followed by boys and girls quarterfinals on Monday, semifinals on Tuesday and championships and consolations on Wednesday. All games will be played at higher seeds.

“That was really the only time you could do it,” Whitlock said. “We’re thinking Saturday is going to be the first day we could get back to practice. No one really wanted to play with no practice.”

Sunday

Boys play-in, Spring Hill (9) at Dickson Co. (8), 3 p.m.
Girls play-in, Independence (9) at Centennial (8), 3 p.m.

Monday

Girls quarterfinal, Independence/Centennial winner at Brentwood (1), 5:30 p.m.
Girls quarterfinal, Dickson Co. (7) at Page (2), 5:30 p.m.
Girls quarterfinal, Ravenwood (5) at Summit (4), 7 p.m.
Girls quarterfinal, Franklin (6) at Spring Hill (3), 7 p.m.
Boys quarterfinal, Spring Hill/Dickson Co. winner at Franklin (1), 7 p.m.
Boys quarterfinal, Centennial (6) at Ravenwood (3), 7 p.m.
Boys quarterfinal, Independence (5) at Page (4), 7:30 p.m.
Boys quarterfinal, Summit (7) at Brentwood (2), 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Girls semifinals at higher seeds
Boys semifinals at higher seeds
*5:30 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys) tips if higher seed hosts both; 7 p.m. tip for single game

Wednesday

Girls championship at higher seed
Girls consolation at higher seed
Boys championship at higher seed
Boys consolation at higher seed
*5:30 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys) tips if higher seed hosts both; 7 p.m. tip for single game

● District 8-AAA, which held its play-in games on Feb. 13, intends to resume tourney action Friday with boys and girls quarterfinals at higher seeds. Saturday and Sunday are set as alternate dates if the games cannot be played Friday, with semifinals scheduled for Monday and championship and consolation games Tuesday.

Friday

Girls quarterfinal, Shelbyville (6) at Lawrence Co. (3)
Girls quarterfinal, Lincoln Co. (5) at Columbia Central (4)
Boys quarterfinal, Shelbyville (7) at Lincoln Co. (3)
Boys quarterfinal, Lawrence Co. (5) at Tullahoma (4)
*game times to be determined; makeup dates Saturday or Sunday if needed

Monday

Girls semifinal, Shelbyville/Lawrence Co. winner at Tullahoma (2)
Girls semifinal, Lincoln Co./Columbia Central winner at Coffee Co. (1)
Boys semifinal, Shelbyville/Lincoln Co. winner at Coffee Co. (2)
Boys semifinal, Lawrence Co./Tullahoma winner at Columbia Central (1)
*game times to be determined

Tuesday

Girls championship at higher seed
Girls consolation at higher seed
Boys championship at higher seed
Boys consolation at higher seed
*game times to be determined; makeup date Wednesday if needed

Local hoops stalwarts included in final AP polls

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Very little change was seen in the final Associated Press statewide high school basketball polls as they were released this week.

Three boys teams of local interest – Richland, Loretto and Summertown – held or improved their previous positions in the Class A Top 10, while 11-AAA standard-setter Franklin continued at No. 4.

On the girls side, Summertown maintained its prior Class A listing while Loretto moved up. District 8-AAA leader Coffee County is listed yet again at No. 3, with Brentwood from 11-AAA at No. 5 yet again.

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The top 10 teams in each of Tennessee’s three Division I non-financial aid classifications and the top five teams in each of the state’s Division II financial aid classifications as selected by Tennessee Associated Press-member sportswriters and broadcasters follow (first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 15, total points based on 10 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 10th-place vote and previous ranking):

Boys Class AAA

1. Houston (11)                       17-3    132  2
2. Bearden (1)                        24-2    118  1
3. Siegel                             22-3    117  3
4. Franklin (2)                       23-2    100  4
5. Oak Ridge                          22-4    79   5
6. East Hamilton                      16-3    61   6
7. Bartlett                           16-7    47   7
8. Arlington                          16-4    38   8
9. Dobyns-Bennett                     22-4    37   9
10. Science Hill                       24-5    11   10
Others receiving 12 points or more: none

Boys Class AA

1. Jackson South Side (12)             17-1    129  1
2. Upperman                           20-4    110  3
3. Greeneville (1)                    22-6    87   4
4. Bolivar Central                    17-6    84   2
5. Kingston                           19-5    79   5
6. Grundy Co.                      18-1    72   6
7. Sullivan East                      17-6    38   8
8. Creek Wood                         21-4    27   NR
9. Tyner Acad.                      15-2    23   NR
10. Elizabethton                       16-6    21   7
Others receiving 12 points or more: Fulton 17

Boys Class A

1. Madison Academic (10)               20-2    126  1
2. Clay Co. (1)                    21-2    117  2
3. Richland (2)                       20-1    99   3
4. Loretto                            15-3    91   5
5. North Greene                       25-4    76   4
6. Summertown                         18-7    43   6
7. Jo Byrns                           13-3    42   7
8. Union City                         17-7    32   NR
9. Humboldt                           15-5    26   9
10. Oneida                             17-4    24   8
Others receiving 12 points or more: South Fulton 16; Perry Co. 15

Boys Division II-AA

1. Christian Brothers (12)                          20-0    129  1
2. Knoxville Catholic (1)              18-3    118  2
3. Montgomery Bell Acad.                                12-1    104  4
4. Brentwood Acad.                   16-3    88   3
5. Memphis Univ. School                                12-4    57   5
Others receiving 12 points or more: Baylor 18

Boys Division II-A

1. Christ Presbyterian Acad. (8)                            22-3    123  1
2. First Assembly Chr. (4)        16-0    120  2
3. Goodpasture                        22-1    104  3
4. Knoxville Webb (1)                  25-2    74   4
5. Evangelical Chr.               12-6    68   5
Others receiving 12 points or more: Webb-Bell Buckle 12

Girls Class AAA

1. Bradley Central (4)             21-1    130  2
2. Bearden (10)                    23-1    128  1
3. Coffee Co.                   25-1    104  3
4. Blackman                        15-3    89   6
5. Brentwood                       19-4    81   5
6. Stone Memorial                  20-4    72   4
7. Lebanon                         21-4    42   9
8. Maryville                       21-4    38   10
9. Riverdale                       16-3    36   7
10. Sevier Co.                   24-4    24   8
Others receiving 12 points or more: none

Girls Class AA

1. Jackson South Side (8)          18-0    131  2
2. Upperman (3)                    26-1    123  1
3. Northview Acad. (2)           26-1    107  3
4. Westview                        21-1    97   4
5. Macon Co. (1)                18-5    81   7
6. Grainger                        26-3    67   5
7. Meigs Co.                    15-4    59   6
8. Creek Wood                      23-5    37   8
9. Westmoreland                    20-3    26   T10
10. York Institute                  19-6    17   9
Others receiving 12 points or more: Sullivan East 16

Girls Class A

1. Gibson Co. (11)              27-1    135  1
2. Summertown (1)                  23-3    120  2
3. McKenzie (1)                    23-1    111  3
4. Clarkrange                      21-5    88   4
5. Loretto                         15-6    69   7
6. Van Buren Co.                21-2    65   5
7. Houston Co.                  17-2    52   9
8. Peabody                         22-5    48   6
9. Tellico Plains (1)              19-0    43   10
10. Jo Byrns                        15-2    29   8
Others receiving 12 points or more: none

Girls Division II-AA

1. Ensworth (14)                   16-1    140  1
2. Brentwood Acad.               18-6    121  4
3. Briarcrest                      6-2     111  5
4. Father Ryan                     17-3    100  2
5. Hutchison                 9-2     88   3
Others receiving 12 points or more: none

Girls Division II-A

1. Lakeway Chr.  (13)          23-5    137  1
2. Univ. School of Jackson              19-3    124  2
3. Webb-Bell Buckle (1)    22-2    116  3
4. Tipton-Rosemark          13-2    98   4
5. Trinity Chr.         19-7    60   5
Others receiving 12 points or more: Clarksville Acad. 19

Tuesday on the hardwood

Summit girls 57, Franklin 42

F 11 8 14 9 — 42
S 15 16 9 17 — 57

Franklin (42) — Jean Cosello 3, Amy Elliott 4, Brenna Swiger 10, Lyla Gardner 7, Kate O’Neill 14, Regi Hammond 2, Dylanna Garner 2
Summit (57) — Delaney Noe 19, Bergen Allee 19, Eva Siemen 2, Claudette Runk 6, Cydney Wright 4, Nicole Rizane 7
3-pointers — Franklin 2 (Cosello, Gardner), Summit 10 (Noe 3, Allee 3, Runk 2)

Webb-Bell Buckle girls 63, Columbia Acad. 27

C 6 9 6 6 — 27
W 20 3 25 15 — 63

Columbia Acad. (27) — Abby Ballard 2, Jaelyn Hickerson 5, Isabelle Dees 2, Averi Slaughter 9, Madi Lewis 9
Webb-Bell Buckle (63) — Sanai Thomas 2, Lashae Dwyer 13, Ava Butts 4, Lauren Vann 12, Brookelyn Pedigo 11, Shanice Simpson-Whitley 13, A’Nayah Harris 4, Charlotte Carkuff 4
3-pointers — Columbia Acad. 4 (Slaughter, Lewis 3), Webb-Bell Buckle 4 (Dwyer, Vann 2, Pedigo)

Jackson Co. girls 59, Mt. Pleasant 38

J 22 19 10 8 — 59
M 7 4 16 11 — 38

Jackson Co. (59) — Ericka Davidson 11, Riley Thomas 2, Nikki Ragland 3, Lilly Chaffin 10, Rebecca Harris 4, Emma Crockett 13, Ema Stepp 9, Jacklyn Agee 6, Rylee Anderson 1
Mt. Pleasant (38) — Kielee Bradley 4, Baleigh Gray 3, Kenzie Gray 2, Addison Workman 19, Ayanna Jones 4, Maggie Simpson 2, Mariy Rogers 2, Kiyanna Armstrong 2
3-pointers — Jackson Co. 3 (Crockett 2, Ragland), Mt. Pleasant 1 (Bradley)

Jackson Co. boys 64, Mt. Pleasant 40

J 16 11 13 24 — 64
M 7 9 9 15 — 40

Jackson Co. (64) — Hayden Stacy 2, Jordan Arroyo 13, Ramon Caevas 25, Eli Burris 8, Chris Pigg 10, Kendrick Brown 2, Andrew Allen 2, Grayson Smith 2
Mt. Pleasant (40) — Keevan Cooper 2, Kentra Frierson 18, Tip Marlow 7, Chris Andrews 4, Gavin Alderson 2, Bennett Hughes 2, Hardin Hughes 3, Kyler Baker 2
3-pointers – Jackson Co. 1 (Arroyo), Mt. Pleasant 4 (Frierson 2, Marlow, H. Hughes)

Summertown boys 86, Collinwood 46

C 13 4 20 9 — 46
S 29 24 24 9 — 86

Collinwood (46) — Edward Dutton 3, Cort Robertson 4, Daylin Scott 9, Peyton Ward 15, Carter Smith 5, Kelsy Moore 2, Benson Blalock 2, Fletcher Thompson 6
Summertown (86) — Skylar Trousdale 15, Cole Campbell 2, Kadin Norman 1, Harrison Gobble 8, Grayson Burleson 13, Gavin Burleson 6, Will Daniel 2, Javen Edmiston 3, Kaden Trotter 20, Jake Smith 12, Ty Bryant 4
3-pointers – Collinwood 6 (Ward 2, Dutton, Scott, Smith, Thompson), Summertown 11 (Gr, Burleson 3, Gobble 2, Trotter 2, Smith 2, Trousdale, Ga. Burleson)

Summertown girls 81, Collinwood 32

C 12 5 12 3 — 32
S 29 15 24 13 — 81

Collinwood (32) — A.C. Whitehead 9, Sophie Gobbell 8, Asia Kelly 8, Alyssa Gray 3, Rihanna McWilliams 2, Addie Quillen 2
Summertown (81) — Ansley Burleson 14, Hailey Jones 13, Rylee Long 12, Kaley Campbell 10, Karlie Campbell 10, Katie Burdette 8, Emily Brazier 8, Reese Wilson 4, Jenna Brazier 2
3-pointers — Collinwood 2 (Gobbell 2), Summertown 8 (Burleson 4, Long 3, Kr. Campbell)