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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

Kimes, Moore among TSWA all-state bowling honorees

Columbia Academy’s Austin Kimes and Lawrence County’s Colton Moore are among the state’s bowlers recognized by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association as all-state performers as the teams were announced Friday.

Kimes, a Martin Methodist College bowling scholarship signee, placed fifth in the Division II state tourney, the best performance by a Bulldog kegler in the program’s history.

Moore finished third in the Division I tournament, winning three ladder match contests to advance to the state semifinals.

The teams in their entirety:

GIRLS DIVISION I — Kailee Channell, Hardin Co., Sr.; Elizabeth Coutta, Smyrna, Jr.; Bricey Caudill, Stewarts Creek, So.; Kyleigh Husted, White House, Sr.; Janna LaBuda, Bartlett, Sr.

GIRLS DIVISION II — Lucy Garry, St. Benedict, Sr.; Jenna Hedgepath, Lipscomb Acad., So.; Casie Cottrell, Friendship Chr., Jr.; Leah Hayes, Clarksville Acad., Sr.; Elise McFarlin, Lipscomb Acad., Sr.

BOYS DIVISION I — Devean Littlejohn, Hardin Valley, Sr.; Jacob Brown, Walker Valley, Sr.; Colton Moore, Lawrence Co., Sr.; Caleb Marshall, Sevier Co., Sr.; Drew Whalen, Franklin, So.

BOYS DIVISION II — C.J. Petrin, Notre Dame, Sr.; Brendan Donlevy, Briarcrest Chr., Sr.; Caleb Kelley, Boyd Buchanan, Jr.; Riley Martin, St. Benedict, Sr.; Austin Kimes, Columbia Acad., Sr.

2021 Spring Fling state championship sites finalized

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After last year’s cancellation due to COVID-19, Rutherford County will once again host Spring Fling in 2021.

Spring Fling is the TSSAA’s unique spring sports championship event, where state championships are decided in seven different sports over a four-day period. Spring Fling will be held from Tuesday, May 25 through Friday, May 28. Track and field and baseball events, which have normally been held on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, will take place at new sites this year due to the university’s capacity limits at Hayes Stadium and Reese Smith Jr. Field.

The 2021 Track & Field State Championships will be held at Rockvale High School and baseball championship games will be played at high school sites that are currently scheduled to host quarterfinal and semifinal rounds.

All tickets will be sold in advance on GoFan and spectators will still be encouraged to wear masks and allow for adequate physical distancing from those not in their household as part of the latest TSSAA COVID-19 regulations. A complete schedule will be posted on TSSAASports.com in the near future.

The championships for the seven sports that comprise Spring Fling will be conducted at 13 different venues in and around Murfreesboro. The boys’ soccer tournaments will be conducted at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex, softball will take place at McKnight and StarPlex Fields, tennis will be held at the Old Fort Park Tennis Complex and track and field meets will be conducted at Rockvale.

Eight area schools will host the TSSAA state baseball tournaments. The entire Division II-A tournament will be held at Middle Tennessee Christian School and the entire Division II-AA tournament will be held at Wilson Central. The championships for those classes will also be played at those sites, respectively.

Sites for Division I baseball will include Riverdale and Stewarts Creek for Class A, Smyrna and Blackman for Class AA and Oakland and Siegel will play host to Class AAA. The schedule for the Division I baseball championships is as follows:

Division I, Class A – Blackman High School (Friday, May 28)
Division I, Class AA – Siegel High School (Friday, May 28)
Division I, Class AAA – Oakland High School (Friday, May 28)

Area sports upcoming


Richland at Hampshire*, 5 p.m.
Spring Hill at Huntsville (Ala.), 5:30 p.m.
Loretto at Wayne Co.*, 6 p.m.
Santa Fe at Mt. Pleasant*, 6 p.m.
Zion Chr. at Middle Tenn. Chr.*, 6 p.m.
Columbia Acad. at Battle Ground Acad.*, 6:30 p.m.
Independence at Page*, 6:30 p.m.
Summit at Ravenwood*, 6:30 p.m.


Zion Chr. at Middle Tenn. Chr.*, 4:30 p.m.
Columbia Acad. at Battle Ground Acad.*, 5 p.m.
Forrest at Columbia Central, 5 p.m.
Franklin at Summit*, 5 p.m.
Independence at Spring Hill*, 5 p.m.
Santa Fe at Lewis Co., 5 p.m.
Wayne Co. at Richland, 5 p.m.
Ardmore (Ala.) at Summertown, 6 p.m.
Giles Co. at Lawrence Co.

Boys soccer

Columbia Acad. at Christ Presbyterian Acad.*, 5 p.m.
Webb-Bell Buckle at Zion Chr.*, 5:30 p.m.


Frank Hughes at Summertown*, 4 p.m. (DH)
Hampshire at Richland*, 5:30 p.m.
Franklin Co. at Lawrence Co.*, 6 p.m.
Middle Tenn. Chr. at Zion Chr.*, 6 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant at Santa Fe*, 6 p.m.
Battle Ground Acad. at Columbia Acad.*, 6:30 p.m.
Independence at Franklin*, 6:30 p.m.
Page at Spring Hill*, 6:30 p.m.
Summit at Dickson Co.*, 6:30 p.m.
Wayne Co. at Loretto*, 6:30 p.m.


Columbia Central at Lincoln Co.*, 5 p.m.
Culleoka at Richland*, 5 p.m.
Frank Hughes at Loretto*, 5 p.m.
Independence at Franklin*, 5 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant at Santa Fe*, 5 p.m.
Summit at Brentwood*, 5 p.m.
Zion Chr. at Christ Presbyterian Acad.*, 5 p.m.
Shelbyville at Columbia Acad., 5:30 p.m.
Lawrence Co. at Spring Hill, 5:30 p.m.
Collinwood at Summertown*, 6 p.m.

Boys soccer

Agathos Classical at Zion Chr., 5 p.m.
Richland at Culleoka*, 6 p.m.
Spring Hill at Giles Co.*, 6 p.m.
Centennial at Independence*, 7 p.m.
Columbia Acad. at Marshall Co., 7 p.m.
Columbia Central at Coffee Co.*, 7 p.m.
Ravenwood at Summit*, 7 p.m.


Culleoka at Moore Co., 5 p.m.
Lawrence Co. at Franklin Co.*, 6 p.m.


East Hickman at Santa Fe, 5 p.m.
Father Ryan at Independence, 5 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant at Cornersville, 5:30 p.m.


Summertown at Forrest, 5 p.m.
Zion Chr. at Mt. Pleasant, 5 p.m.
Columbia Central at Nolensville, 6 p.m.
Richland at Giles Co., 6 p.m.
Eagleville at Columbia Acad., 6:30 p.m.
Fairview at Hampshire, 6:30 p.m.
Franklin at Independence*, 6:30 p.m.
Loretto at Tenn. Monarchs, 6:30 p.m.
Spring Hill at Page*, 6:30 p.m.
Dickson Co. at Summit*, 7 p.m.
Culleoka at Cascade, TBA


Columbia Acad. at Columbia Central, 5 p.m.
Culleoka at Zion Chr., 5 p.m.
Page at Summit*, 5 p.m.
Perry Co. at Summertown*, 5 p.m.
Ravenwood at Independence*, 5 p.m.
Spring Hill at Dickson Co.*, 5:30 p.m.
Loretto at Wayne Co.*, 6 p.m.

Boys soccer

Zion Chr. at Franklin Road Acad.*, 5 p.m.
Cane Ridge at Summit, 7 p.m.
Columbia Acad. at Columbia Central JV, 5 p.m.
Station Camp at Columbia Central, 7 p.m.


Summertown at Culleoka, 5 p.m.
Collinwood at Richland, 5:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant at Cornersville, 5:30 p.m.
Columbia Central at Centennial, 6 p.m.
Santa Fe at McEwen, 6 p.m.
Univ. School of Nashville at Zion Chr., 6 p.m.
East Hickman at Hampshire, 6:30 p.m.
Loretto at Lawrence Co., 6:30 p.m.


Columbia Central at Spring Hill, 4 p.m.
Lewis Co. at Culleoka, 5 p.m.
Independence at Brentwood*, 5 p.m.
Santa Fe at Frank Hughes, 5 p.m.
Shelbyville at Lawrence Co.*
Summertown at Gallatin Classic, Triple Creek Park

Boys soccer

Spring Hill at Nolensville*, 5:30 p.m.
Richland at Hickman Co.*, 6 p.m.
Lawrence Co. at Page*, 7 p.m.


Spring Hill at Lincoln Co., 10 a.m.
Centennial at Columbia Central, 12 noon
Zion Chr. at Riverside Chr., 1 p.m.
Independence at Siegel, 3:30 p.m.
Summertown at Columbia Acad., 6 p.m.


Summertown at Gallatin Classic, Triple Creek Park

*district game

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

Roundup: Baseball, softball, soccer recaps


Summertown 18, Mt. Pleasant 5: Lane Burleson went to the plate three times in the opening inning for the host Eagles, who scored 14 runs in their first at-bat. Burleson had one of four Summertown home runs in the five-inning victory, along with Drake Blackwood (grand slam), Skylar Trousdale and Grant Burleson. Grayson Burleson worked four innings to earn the pitching decision. Hayden Holt, Codell Gilliam, Connor Hay and Brady Clark each had hits for the Tigers.

Spring Hill 4, Lawrence Co. 3 (9 inn.): Luka Boylan and Dawson Hargrove each had RBI singles in the ninth, with Hargrove’s standing as the gamewinner after the Wildcats stranded the tying run in the bottom of the final inning. Brantly Whitwell struck out three in 3 1/3 innings to earn the victory, and had two hits to pace the Raider offense. Sam Bradley had a pair of doubles for Lawrence County.

Santa Fe 12, East Hickman 0: Carter Seltz and Josh Martin combined for 12 strikeouts and the Wildcats scored five runs in the third open to break open the non-district road contest. Seltz, with two triples, and Peyton Wilhelm each scored three times.

Columbia Acad. 16, Creek Wood 4: The Bulldogs scored 11 first-inning runs and Kavares Tears struck out nine in four innings. Tears and Tanner Ham each had three hits, while Damon Toombs drove in four runs.

Russellville (Ala.) 5, Loretto 0: Limited to just four hits, the Mustangs dropped their third game of the week. Clint Seymore had a double in the loss, with Jackson Traglia, Tristen Green and Lane Ezell each adding base hits.

Ravenwood 18, Summit 6: The host Spartans scored four first-inning runs, including homers by Drew Plummer and Cameron Lee, but had little offense the rest of the way. Myles Denton had two hits, driving in four runs and scoring twice, to help spearhead the Raptor attack. Lee and Devin Thrain each had two hits for Summit in the loss.

Zion Chr. 10-16, Franklin Chr. 4-11: The Eagles swept a home twinbill, as Dillan Runions had four hits, four RBIs and three runs – as well as five stitches after taking a pitch to the face — in the two victories. Luke Perko, who earned the decision Wednesday against Hampshire in relief, picked up both wins in the doubleheader as well.


Columbia Acad. 13, Grace Chr. 1: An eight-run fourth inning paved the way for the Lady Bulldogs, with doubles by Karley Harakas and Tori Duval keying the rally. Journey Mitchell struck out 10 over four innings to earn the victory. Myleah Hardy went 2-for-2, hitting her 12th home run of the season and her third in as many games.

Boys soccer

Columbia Central 6, Lincoln Co. 0: The Lions continue to storm through District 8-AAA, improving to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in league play with Thursday’s dominant victory. Brewer Wall finished with a hat trick along with a pair of assists, with Victor Ramirez, Mason Hollandsworth and Collin Rowe closing out the scoring. Dane Holley did not face a shot in recording his sixth shutout in goal, as Central has outscored its opponents 28-2 on the year.

Roundup: Baseball recaps


Shelbyville 11, Columbia Central 5: The host Golden Eagles scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to gain a split of the District 8-AAA series and delay Central coach Mark Pickle’s 500th career victory. The Lions took a 5-4 lead on Konnor Bowden’s sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth before Shelbyville rallied. Luke Uselton went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple to lead Central offensively.

Zion Chr. 7, Hampshire 5: Luke Perko scored two runs and worked two scoreless innings in relief, striking out four as the host Eagles rallied for the comeback win. Kade Montgomery went 1-for-2 with an RBI for Zion Christian.

Lawrence Co. 3, Coffee Co. 2: Ayden Luffman and Luke Nichols drove in the game-tying and go-ahead runs in a two-run third-inning Wildcat rally, and Luke Boswell struck out 13 in the complete game victory.