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WC’s Brandon stepping down to run for Circuit Court Clerk PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The only girls’ basketball coach in Wilson Central’s history is stepping down. 

In a statement from Wilson Central  High School, it states that Brandon is leaving the position to run for Circuit Court Clerk in Wilson County. 

This has been one of most difficult decisions that I have ever had to make,” said Brandon in the statement. “With much prayer and consideration, I have received clarity to embrace a new challenge seeking to serve Wilson County in yet another capacity as the Circuit Court Clerk.”

Brandon won two state championships at Wilson Central (2006, 2008), and made a total of five state tournament appearances. He became coach when the school opened in 2001. 

“Coach Bud Brandon has decided to pursue a new challenge and a new chapter of his life,” said Athletic Director Chip Bevis. “We hate to lose him as our head girls’ basketball coach, but we wish him well as he runs for Circuit Court Clerk. He has done a great job as the head coach, and Wilson Central has the banners hanging in the gym to prove it. Bud’s leadership and influence on the young ladies he has coached goes far beyond the basketball court and will continue to do so for years to come.”

Bevis said that they will now begin the search for the new coach, but it will be tough to replace Brandon. 

“I have served as a teacher and coach for the past 30 years,” said Brandon. “I have been blessed by the many wonderful people who have been by my side in these experiences. I am especially thankful for the players, coaches and fans who have supported me, leaving me with many memories I will cherish for the rest of my life. The thing I am most thankful for is having the opportunity to work alongside my father, Campbell Brandon.”

Central knocks off Mt. Juliet, 2-0 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Runs were hard to come by Thursday in a 2-0 Wilson Central win over Mt. Juliet. 

Mt. Juliet’s Savannah Sanders and Central’s Morgan Powell kept the opposing offenses in check, but the Lady Wildcats were able to connect on a few chances. 

The first came in the top of the fourth, as Brittany Wiseman led the inning off with a solo home run over the right field fence. 

The Lady Wildcats extended the lead in the sixth when Katie Eakes smashed a RBI double. 

Mt. Juliet had some chances, but couldn’t capitalize. The Lady Bears left eight on base in the game. 

Despite the loss, Sanders finished with 11 strikeouts on the day. Powell got the shutout and struck out seven. 

The two teams split their games during the regular season. Mt. Juliet won the first meeting 1-0. The teams are tied atop of District 9-AAA with a 4-1 record. 

Other scores


Mt. Juliet 21 Lebanon 0

Hardin Valley 5 Mt. Juliet 4

Mt. Juliet 9 Morristown West 9

Knox. Catholic 15 Mt. Juliet 14

Mt. Juliet 7 Seymour 4

Station Camp 4 Wilson Central 3

Wilson Central 4 Station Camp 2

Ravenwood 7 Wilson Central 3

Wilson Central 9 Coffee County 2


Gibbs 3 Mt. Juliet 2

Maryville 9 Mt. Juliet 2

Mt. Juliet 13 Grace Christian 0

Central 7 Friendship Christian 1


MJCA 21 Community Christian 0

MJ soccer beats Portland, 7-1 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Mt. Juliet soccer team bounced back from a 3-1 loss to White House Wednesday, with a 7-1 win over Portland Thursday. 

Cameron Woodfin had a hat trick, and Justin Dubay added two goals. Tanner Dabell and Joseph Stevens also added goals. Austin Coleman had two assists, while David Siever and Eddie Mahoney each picked up an assist apiece. Brothers Colby and Chase Earles also had assists. 

MJCA beats Hendersonville Christian, 12-2

MJCA Lady Saints defeated Hendersonville Christian Monday, 12-2.

Winning pitcher Eighth grader Caitlyn Smith pitched a complete game allowing three hits.

Freshman Abi Hildabrand hit a triple in the first inning driving in one run. Smith followed it up with a hit to bring in Hildabrand. Smith hit a double in the third inning driving in a run and was brought home on a hit by Freshman Skylar Bowles. The Lady Saints added seven more runs in the fourth inning with Sophomore Kendra Robertson driving in two runs with a single and sophomore Liz Russ hitting a home run and driving in three runs. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Junior Ashley Walling reached base on a walk and stole home on a wild pitch to end the game in the fifth on the run rule.

MJCA moves to 8-3 on the season.

Rain cuts Warrior Classic short, Mt. Juliet picks up win PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Rain cut short the Warrior Spring Classic, but Mt. Juliet was able to scratch out a win over Houston Friday. 

Thursday, rain ended a game with Dobyns-Bennett at a 2-2 tie. 

Friday, Mt. Juliet was able to get past Houston in the 7th with a 4-3 win. 

C.J. Kastner was able to score on an error in the bottom of the seventh for the win. 

Mt. Juliet got on the board  in the bottom of the third, with a 2-RBI double by Marshall Gei and a Zach Ehrhart RBI single. 

Eli Schreiber got the win. Logan Harris pitched the first five innings, only surrendering three hits and an earned run. He struck out five. 

The Bears picked up a district win Monday, as they downed Portland in 10 innings, 6-3. 

Mt. Juliet will host Brentwood Friday, 5 p.m.

Mt. Juliet 4 

Houston 3

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W: Eli Schreiber. 

MJ’s Sanders throws no-hitter

Savannah Sanders propelled Mt. Juliet to three wins last week with a no-hitter, and two one-hitters. 

The first win came over Wilson Central Wednesday in a 1-0 win. 

Ashton Stowe got the game winning RBI in the top of the seventh. Sanders struck out 10 and only gave up one hit. 

The Lady Bears then travelled on to Chattanooga for the Chattanooga Choo Choo Tournament. 

Sanders tossed a no-hitter in a 11-0 win over Sequoyah. The Lady Bears put all 11 runs up in the first three innings. 

That was followed by another 1-hitter by Sanders, as Mt. Juliet beat Sale Creek, 10-0. Shelby Woodard had a home run in the contest. 

Mt. Juliet will travel to Station Camp Thursday for a 5 p.m. game. 

Mt. Juliet 1 

Wilson Central 0

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W: Savannah Sanders. 

Mt. Juliet 11 

Sequoyah 0

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W: Savannah Sanders. 

Mt. Juliet 10 

Sale Creek 0

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W: Savannah Sanders. HR: Shelby Woodard. 

MJ soccer suffers 1st loss

Mt. Juliet suffered their first loss of the season Thursday, 2-1 to Oakland. The Patriots got the late goal for the winner. 

Mt. Juliet’s goal came from Cameron Woodfin, assisted by Tanner Dabell. 

White House visits Mt. Juliet Wednesday, 6 p.m.

MJCA’s Smith throws no-hitter

MJCA Lady Saints defeated Community Christian Friday at home 14-0.

The winning pitcher was eighth grader Caitlyn Smith. She pitched a complete game shut out allowing no hits. Smith had 10 strikeouts. The Lady Saints scored 11 runs in the first inning.  MJCA had two homers in the second inning from Ashley Walling and Olivia Gonzalez.  

Ashley Walling had three hits with 2 RBIs, Abi Hildabrand finished with two hits with a RBI, Caitlyn Smith had two hits with two RBIs, Kendra Robertson had a hit with a RBI.

MJCA suffered their first loss of the season Monday to Friendship Christian, 14-0. 

Other scores


Father Ryan 6 Wilson Central 2

Powell 6 Wilson Central 3

Madison Academy 10 Wilson Central 5

MJCA 15 Stratford 13

Friendship 11 MJCA 3


Lebanon 1 Wilson Central 0

MJ baseball sweeps games at WCIT PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Mt. Juliet baseball team had no problem with the competition at the Wilson County Invitational  last week. 

The Bears outscored their opponents 44-7 in four wins over  Page, Summit, Trousdale County and Giles County. 

Mt. Juliet beat Page, 9-0, Summit, 5-4, Trousdale County, 18-3, and Giles County, 12-0. 

Marshall Gei, Curt Hoppe, Jonathan Smith and Zach Austin got the wins in those games. Hoppe ended the game against Giles County with walk-off home run to enact the run rule. 

Mt. Juliet picked up their first district win of the season Monday against Gallatin, 9-0. Austin Smith picked up the win. 

Mt. Juliet will host four more games this week in the Warrior Clasic. They will host Dobyns-Bennett at 6 p.m. Thursday, Houston at 8 p.m. Friday and two games Saturday. They will play Bradley Central at 11 a.m. and Powell at 1:30 p.m.

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W: Marshall Gei (1-0)

Mt. Juliet 5 Summit 4

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W: Curt Hoppe (2-0)  SV:- Zach Austin (1)

Mt. Juliet 18

Trousdale Co. 3

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W: Jonathan Smith (2-0)

Mt. Juliet 12 

Giles Co. 0

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W: Zach Austin (2-0)  HR: Curt Hoppe (2)

MJ Softball wins two

The Mt. Juliet softball team picked up two shutouts last week. 

Savannah Sanders struck out 15 in the Lady Bears 3-0 win over Portland Thursday. They picked up another win Friday against Siegel, 6-0. 

The Lady Bears are now 10-1 on the season. Mt. Juliet will travel to Wilson Central Wednesday. They will travel again this weekend to the Chattanooga Choo Choo Classic. 

MJ soccer 

improves to 2-0

Mt. Juliet soccer got their second win of the season Thursday, with a 6-1 victory over Smyrna. 

Cameron Woodfin got his second hat trick in as many games as the Bears led at the half, 4-0.  Colbe Earles, Chris Prybilla and Landon Bauer had goals as well. 

David Siever and Tanner DaBell each had two assists. 

Zack McGhee and Chandler Bauder also had assists. 

The Bears will play at Oakland Thursday, 6 p.m.

Central softball knocks off 


Wilson Central went to Hendersonville Monday night and came away with a 2-0 victory, improving their record to 9-7.  

Morgan Powell snapped a scoreless game in the sixth inning with a homerun, which proved to be all the scoring that fellow Junior Hannah Bodenhorn would need.  Bodenhorn pitched all seven innings, giving up one hit while striking out 13 batters.  Central scored its second run in the top of the seventh inning when Claire Smith walked, moved to second on a ground ball by Karlie Odum and scored on a single by Kayla Varner.  Odum and Kendall Eden got the other two hits for Central in the game.

Central 2 

Hendersonville 0

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W: Hannah Bodenhorn (5-4). L - Hannah Thompson. HR: Morgan Powell (1).

MJCA Lady Saints win 2 more

The Lady Saints defeated Pearl Cohn Thursday at MJCA 16-7.

Winning pitcher Caitlyn Smith pitched a complete game allowing five hits  and had 11 strike outs. 

Sophomore Liz Russ had four RBIs, sophomore Kendra Roberston had two RBIs, freshman Abi Hildabrand one RBI and eighth grader Caitlyn Smith three RBIs.

The Lady Saints defeated Lighthouse Christian Friday in Antioch 28-9.

Winning pitcher Smith pitched three innings, allowing two runs and had six strike outs. Russ made her first pitching appearance of the season and pitched one inning. The Lady Saints had against home runs in the game. Junior Ashley Walling had three home runs, Hildabrand had two home runs and Smith had one home run. MJCA had a total of 20 hits. MJCA remains undefeated on the season at 6-0.

Other scores


Summit 7 Central 1

Giles County 1 Central 0

Central 13 Portland 3

MJCA 12 Peal-Cohn 2

MJCA 10 Hillwood 8

Ezell-Harding 13 MJCA 0

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