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Area sports upcoming

Monday
Baseball

Culleoka at Richland*, 5 p.m.
Grace Chr. at Zion Chr.*, 5 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant at Hampshire*, 5 p.m.
Ravenwood at Summit*, 5 p.m.
Columbia Acad. at Middle Tenn. Chr.*, 6:30 p.m.
Dickson Co. at Spring Hill*, 6:30 p.m.
Summit at Centennial*, 6:30 p.m.
Loretto at Summertown*, 7 p.m.

Softball

Ardmore (Ala.) at Columbia Acad., 5 p.m.
Hardin Co. at Summertown, 5 p.m.
Independence at Christ Presbyterian Acad., 5 p.m.
McEwen at Santa Fe, 5 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant at Lewis Co., 5 p.m.
Zion Chr. at Culleoka, 5 p.m.
Columbia Central at Lawrence Co.*, 5:30 p.m.
Mars Hill (Ala.) at Loretto, 5:30 p.m.
Richland at Collinwood, 6 p.m.

Boys soccer

Culleoka at East Hickman*, 6 p.m.
Richland at Wayne Co., 6 p.m.

Tuesday
Baseball

Lawrence Co. at Coffee Co.*, 5 p.m.
Shelbyville at Columbia Central*, 5 p.m.
Richland at Culleoka*, 5 p.m.
Zion Chr. at Grace Chr., 5 p.m.
Hampshire at Mt. Pleasant*, 6 p.m.
Centennial at Summit*, 6:30 p.m.
Middle Tenn. Chr. at Columbia Acad.*, 6:30 p.m.
Spring Hill at Dickson Co.*, 7 p.m.
Summertown at Loretto*, 7 p.m.

Softball

Zion Chr. at Grace Chr.*, 4:30 p.m.
Battle Ground Acad. at Columbia Acad.*, 5 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant at Culleoka*, 5 p.m.
Page at Independence*, 5 p.m.
Santa Fe at Richland*, 5 p.m.
Dickson Co. at Summit*, 5:30 p.m.
Spring Hill at Franklin*, 5:30 p.m.
Loretto at Collinwood*, 6 p.m.
Wayne Co. at Summertown*, 6 p.m.

Boys soccer

Grace Chr. at Columbia Acad.*, 5 p.m.
Zion Chr. at Battle Ground Acad.*, 5 p.m.
Lawrence Co. at Culleoka, 6 p.m.
Page at Spring Hill*, 6 p.m.
Centennial at Summit*, 7 p.m.
Columbia Central at Franklin Co.*, 7 p.m.
Father Ryan at Independence, 7 p.m.

Wednesday
Baseball

Coffee Co. at Lawrence Co.*, 4 p.m.
Columbia Central at Shelbyville*, 5 p.m.

Softball

Columbia Acad. at Zion Chr.*, 3:30 p.m.
Columbia Central at Tullahoma*, 6 p.m.

Thursday
Baseball

Culleoka at Cornersville, 5 p.m.
Perry Co. at Hampshire, 5 p.m.
Santa Fe at East Hickman, 5 p.m.
Loretto at Russellville (Ala.), 6 p.m.
Spring Hill at Lawrence Co., 6 p.m.
Page at Independence*, 6:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant at Summertown, 6:30 p.m.
Ravenwood at Summit*, 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Acad. at Creek Wood, 6:45 p.m.

Softball

Grace Chr. at Columbia Acad.*, 5 p.m.
Independence at Brentwood, 5 p.m.
Loretto at Perry Co.*, 5 p.m.
Santa Fe at Fayetteville, 5 p.m.
Summertown at Frank Hughes*, 5 p.m.
Summit at Spring Hill, 5 p.m.

Boys soccer

Columbia Acad. at Providence Chr.*, 5 p.m.
Culleoka at Hickman Co.*, 6 p.m.
Forrest at Richland, 6 p.m.
Middle Tenn. Chr. at Zion Chr., 6 p.m.
Lincoln Co. at Columbia Central*, 6:30 p.m.

Friday
Baseball

Columbia Acad. at Harpeth, 4:30 p.m.
Franklin Chr. at Zion Chr., 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Santa Fe at Houston Co., 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Cornersville at Culleoka, 5 p.m.
Hampshire at Hickman Co., 5:30 p.m.
Summit at Siegel, 6 p.m.
Lawrence Co. at Summertown, 6:30 p.m.
Ravenwood at Columbia Central, 7 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant at Eagleville, TBA (DH)

Softball

Christ Presbyterian Acad. at Columbia Acad.*, 5 p.m.
Columbia Central at Independence, 5 p.m.
Frank Hughes at Mt. Pleasant, 5 p.m.
Loretto at Bama Bash, Florence
Richland at Border Battle, Fayetteville

Boys soccer

Columbia Acad. at Spring Hill, 5:30 p.m.
Lawrence Co. at Tullahoma*, 6 p.m.
Battle Ground Acad. at Independence, 6:30 p.m.
Summit at Columbia Central, 7 p.m.

Saturday
Baseball

Columbia Central at Forrest, 12 noon
West Limestone (Ala.) at Richland, 12 noon (DH)
Zion Chr. at Univ. School of Nashville, 12 noon (DH)
Columbia Acad. vs. Christ Presbyterian Acad., 1:15 p.m. at Creek Wood
Loretto at Florence (Ala.), 2 p.m.
Columbia Acad. vs. Grace Chr., 3:30 p.m. at Creek Wood

Softball

Loretto at Bama Bash, Florence
Mt. Pleasant, Santa Fe, Zion Chr. at Community Tournament, Unionville
Richland at Border Battle, Fayetteville

Hardy’s hearty bat fits into Lady Bulldog offensive attack

By Maurice Patton

FRANKLIN – Though seven of Columbia Academy’s nine starters this spring also started during the team’s 2019 state championship run, there’s no such thing as too much talent.

With the arrival of junior first baseman Myleah Hardy, the Lady Bulldogs replaced the power previously provided by 2019 senior Brittany Adair – and then some.

“Myleah’s bat has been huge in our lineup,” CA coach Seth Anderson said between games Friday at the Raptor Classic tournament at Fly Park. “There’s been a couple of games that, had she not been in the lineup, the outcome might have been different.”

Friday’s first pool-play matchup certainly fit the bill. With two outs and two strikes in the fifth inning, the right-handed Hardy drilled a double into left-center field, scoring Tori Duval from first base with the winning run in a 2-1 walkoff victory over Hazel Green, Ala.

Myleah Hardy’s fifth-inning double scores Tori Duval with the winning run in Columbia Academy’s 2-1 victory Friday over Hazel Green, Ala., at the Raptor Classic. (Video by Maurice Patton / SM-Tn Sports)

It was her eighth double of the season, to go with a .478 batting average, 35 runs batted in, 23 runs scored – and nine home runs, more than halfway to the school’s single-season record of 16, set by Shelby Burchell as a freshman in 2005.

“I love Myleah. She’ll always come up clutch, whether it’s getting a popup to get somebody else, or smack one over the fence,” senior pitcher/first baseman Journey Mitchell said. “We had Brittany and she was our ‘power’. (Hardy) replaces her really well, in my opinion.

“She’s consistent. She’ll do whatever needs to be done.”

With Hardy in the No. 4 spot in the batting order, Columbia Academy has posted a 23-2 record following Friday’s victories over Hazel Green and Lebanon – the latter a 9-0 decision in which Hardy drove in a run and scored twice.

“I have my ups and downs, but when I need to get the job done, I’ll get the job done,” said Hardy, who credited Tennessee Mojo coach Greg Carter – father of CA outfielder Chloe Carter — with her offensive development.

“I didn’t hit my first home run until 12U. Since I’ve been with Greg Carter, he’s completely changed me. He’s really been a big help.”

Columbia Academy junior Myleah Hardy explains the nickname she’s earned from her Lady Bulldog teammates. (Video by Maurice Patton / SM-Tn Sports)

Playing with a handful of Lady Bulldogs in summer ball led to Hardy’s decision to transfer.

“Now that I play travel ball and there’s five of us on the same team, it was easy for me to come in and play for CA,” she said. “The thought of having my friends at CA, the ones I played travel ball with, I felt like I needed to move there and make a change, and it was a good change for me. The atmosphere, having a Christian environment, makes being there at school and learning so much easier.”

And while the team was virtually settled, Hardy was ready for whatever role she’d play on it.

“I thought I might not have a starting position, but I’m going to work my butt off until I do have one,” she said.

It didn’t take long.

“We’re not the same team (as 2019),” Anderson said. “A lot of the girls are the same, but we’re still trying to form our own identity.

“The only thing I knew of (Hardy) was I’d go watch some of my girls play travel ball and I would see her. I knew she was a good player, but I didn’t know her personally. She’s done a great job, really fit in well with the girls. She’s been a huge addition.”

Other Friday scores of interest: Hazel Green (Ala.) 5, Summit 0; Summit 3, Clarksville 0; Wilson Central 9, Independence 2; Summertown 6, Independence 1; Summertown 5, White House 2; Spring Hill 1, Hume-Fogg 0; Spring Hill 4, Cheatham Co. 2

Summit’s Masters among ‘Dream Team’ honorees

SM-Tn Sports

Summit’s Jackson Masters was honored by the Middle Tennessee Wrestling Officials Association this week with selection to its annual Dream Team.

Masters, a 120-pound junior who placed third at this year’s Class AAA state tournament, was joined on the squad by fellow Region 7-AAA and Williamson County competitors Alex Ables from Centennial at 152 and Mitchell Lambert from Page at 220.

Fairview coach Bubba Derrick was recognized by the MTWOA as the recipient of the Ralph Brewer Award, presented to its coach of the year.

The list of honorees in its entirety follows:

Girls Dream Team

103 — Ella-Lina Gonzalez, Clarksville, So.; 112 – Amanda Thompson, Cheatham Co., Fr.; 119 – Roseanna Vaughn, Northwest, Jr.; 125 – Monteria Bigsby, Riverdale, Sr.; 132 – Rontasia Payne, Dickson Co., Sr.; 140 – Bryce White, Cane Ridge, Jr.; 150 – Katy Champion, Tullahoma, Sr.; 160 – Brielle Bissonette, Clarksville, Sr.; 170 – Lily Chantler, Northwest, So.; 190 – Ariyanna Anderson, Creek Wood, Jr.; 215 – Valerie Smith, McGavock, Jr.

Boys Dream Team

106 – Joe Calvin, Father Ryan, Fr.; 113 – Justin Bradford, Blackman, Jr.; 120 – Jackson Master, Summit, Jr.; 126 – Trey Bates, Beech, Sr.; 132 – Sammy Shires, Rossview, Jr.; 138 – Mac Russ, Montgomery Bell Acad., So.; 145 – Cole Fort, Wilson Central, Sr.; 152 – Alex Ables, Centennial, Sr.; 160 – Justin Brown, Blackman, So.; 170 – Mason Smith, Beech, Sr.; 182 – Zachary Duessler, Rossview, Jr.; 195 – Donovan Rich, Beech, Sr.; 220 – Gabe Fisher, Montgomery Bell Acad., So.; Mitchell Lambert, Page, Sr.; 285 – Parker Petersen, Father Ryan, Sr.

Joe Wiggins Official of the Year – David Davenport; G.P. West Senior Leadership – Thomas Wesnofske, Father Ryan; Girls Wrestler of the Year – Shelby Zacharias, Creek Wood; Girls Coach of the Year – Chris Bedell, Northwest; Johnny Drennan Boys Wrestler of the Year – Hunter Borders, Wilson Central; Ralph Brewer Boys Coach of the Year – Bubba Derrick, Fairview

Summit rallies to upend crosstown rival

By Chris Yow

SPRING HILL — Summit scored a single run in each of the first three innings, but it was a two-spot in the bottom of the sixth that propelled the Spartans to a 5-4 District 11-AAA win over Spring Hill on Thursday.

With his team trailing 4-3 in the bottom half of the sixth, Cameron Lee notched an RBI single to tie the game, and later scored on a passed ball that would prove to be the winning run. Lee was 2-for-3 in the game at the plate, and scored two runs for Summit.

Austin Kincaid then shut down the Raiders with just nine pitches in the top of the seventh to seal the win. He struck out two hitters and forced a Brantly Whitwell ground out to end the game.

Spring Hill left 12 runners on base, including three strikeouts with the bases loaded.

“That’s the tale of the tape tonight — runners left on base,” Raiders coach Paul Lamm said.

Summit took an early lead in the first inning when Austin Kincaid singled, moving Logan Franzoni to third base. Kincaid then drew a pickoff throw from Spring Hill pitcher Luka Boylan and was able to stay in the rundown long enough for Franzoni to cross the plate. They added to the lead in the second on a perfect bunt by John Dippold that scored Lee.

Both teams’ starting pitchers worked the edges of the zone early in the game. Spring Hill’s Luka Boylan only issued two walks through five innings of work, but it was the walk to Max Fell that eventually led to the tying run on Lee’s single. Fell stole both second and third bases to get himself into scoring position.

“That’s what you get from Luka,” Lamm said. “He gets a lot of movement, and he can throw ball-ball, then strike-strike-strike. He had his breaking ball working and he gave us a chance to win. That’s all we can ask of him.”

Devin Thrain started for Summit (9-7, 7-1), and went three innings with six strikeouts and an earned run. He worked out of trouble in the second inning when he got Brandon O’Brien to swing and miss with the bases loaded. He was replaced in the fourth by Franzoni, who also went three innings. He struck out five Raiders, including O’Brien to end the fifth with the bases loaded again.

Spring Hill did recover, however, to take the 4-3 lead in the sixth when Nathaniel Huntzinger singled home Dawson Hargrove. Luka Boylan singled home Jackson Marbet to tie the game at three in the fifth.

Spring Hill drops to 3-10 (2-6) on the season with the loss, something Lamm said he was not expecting following the hot start his team got off to before the 2020 season was shut down.

“We have to focus on the positives right now,” he said. “We are still working on some things, and we just keep telling our guys that the record is what it is, but we have to get better.

“We’ve been saying it for years, ‘Only May matters.'”

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Photos by Chris Yow / SM-Tn Sports

Weekend Raptor Classic at Fly Park features local flavor

Columbia Academy, Independence, Spring Hill, Summertown and Summit will be part of the field for the Raptor Classic softball tournament this weekend at Fly Park in Franklin.

“We have 25 teams entered, many of which are among the best teams … in the state,” Ravenwood coach Allison Brown said. “It should be a great weekend of high-level competition.”

Pool play begins with a pair of 2:30 p.m. contests Friday, with games to follow at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Pool play games will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday, with the final round set for 10:30 a.m.

Single-elimination bracket play will start at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, with the championship game scheduled for 8 p.m.

The pool play schedule is as follows:

Friday

2:30 p.m. – Hazel Green (Ala.) vs. Columbia Acad.; Brentwood Acad. vs. Goodpasture

4 p.m. – Ravenwood vs. Nashville Chr.; Hazel Green (Ala.) vs. Summit; Brentwood Acad. vs.  Brentwood; Franklin vs. Wilson Central; Father Ryan vs. Nolensville; Spring Hill vs. Hume-Fogg

5:30 p.m. – Ravenwood vs. Westmoreland; Columbia Acad. vs. Lebanon; Goodpasture vs. Mt. Juliet; Wilson Central vs. Independence; White House vs. Franklin; Nashville Chr. vs. Collierville

7 p.m. – Siegel vs. Forrest; Clarksville vs. Summit; Westmoreland vs. Brentwood; Summertown vs. Independence; Hume-Fogg vs. Nolensville; Spring Hill vs. Cheatham Co.

8:30 p.m. – Siegel vs. Cheatham Co.; Clarksville vs. Lebanon; Mt. Juliet vs. Forrest; Summertown vs. White House; Collierville vs. Father Ryan

Saturday

9 a.m. – Nashville Chr. vs. Spring Hill; Wilson Central vs. Summit; Brentwood vs. Hazel Green (Ala.); Independence vs. Hume-Fogg; Nolensville vs. Columbia Acad.; Goodpasture vs. Franklin

10:30 a.m. – Mt. Juliet vs. Westmoreland; Cheatham Co. vs. Lebanon; Siegel vs. Clarksville; Father Ryan vs. White House; Collierville vs. Brentwood Acad.; Summertown vs. Forrest