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Kirkpatrick of Golf RX included in World’s Top 100 ClubFitters for 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Custom Club Fitter and PGA Professional Steve Kirkpatrick has been named to the “World’s Top 100 ClubFitter” list for 2013. Each year KZG honors 100 worldwide professionals for their superior skill, integrity and passion for clubfitting. This is the eighth year in a row that KZG has honored the best of the industry’s clubfitters. 

This year’s honorees hail from 20 countries around the world, including 36 from the UK/Europe, 37 from the United States, 13 from Canada, 7 from Asia, 6 from Australia, and 1 from Africa. Winners range from small shops serving rural areas to large performance centers with multiple fitters and instructors.

An independent panel of industry experts determined the criteria necessary to be considered for this award. The panel included Clay Long, renowned club designer and personal fitter for Jack Nicklaus; Gene Parente, President of Golf Laboratories, Inc. a testing facility used by major equipment manufacturers; Jennifer King, KZG’s President; and Dr. Christian Reichardt, author and doctor of sports medicine and fitness.  

Kirkpatrick, a 24 year member of the PGA of America, has been featured in PGA Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Tee Times Magazine. He has taught on two cable TV shows, and has written three instructional books: The Dimpled Sphere, Why Bad Swings Happen To Good People, and The Pocket Caddy – Cures for players most common faults and shot problems. 

He is the owner of Golf Rx, a full service golf facility in Mt. Juliet offering instruction, custom fitted golf equipment and club repair services. Golf Rx is located at 11972 Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet, TN. For more information visit or call (615) 288-4539.  

MJ, Central baseball, softball in full swing PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mt. Juliet baseball is off to a 5-1 start after going 4-0 in the Scenic City Classic in Chattanooga over the weekend. 

After splitting their first two games, beating Siegel 2-1 and losing to LaVergne, 4-1, the Bears rolled right through the Scenic City Classic. 

Mt. Juliet beat Northwest Whitfield (Ga.), 2-1, St. Benedict, 8-5, McCallie, 3-0 and Rabun Gap Nacoochie (NC), 6-1. 

Mt. Juliet kicks off the Wilson County Invitational Thursday against Brentwood, 7 p.m.

Central started the season 1-3 on their trip to the Gulf Shores Nike Classic in Gulf Shores, Ala. 

The Wildcats lost to Gulf Shores (Ala.) 7-6, Petal (Ms.), 13-1, beat Forrest County, Ms., 8-0, and lost to Evangelical Christian, 5-3. 

The Wildcats kick off the Wilson County Invitational by hosting Macon County Thursday, 7 p.m.

Mt. Juliet softball is off to a 7-4 start after playing in the Commando Classic last week. 

Mt. Juliet lost to Riverdale, 8-1, but beat White House 9-2, and LaVergne, 7-4. Following a 3-1 loss to Lincoln County, the Lady Bears beat Blackman, 6-0, Bolton, 4-0 and Maryville 4-1. 

Coffee County beat Mt. Juliet, 2-1, but the Lady Bears bounced back with a 4-0 win over Oakland. In the round of 32, Mt. Juliet beat Upperman, 3-2. They lost in the Sweet 16 to Smyrna, 4-1. 

Mt. Juliet hosts Portland Friday, 5 p.m.

Wilson Central softball came out on the wrong end of two 2-1 games Wednesday night. The first one was at the hands of Riverdale, and the second game was a 2-1 loss against Dickson County.  

In the first game, Central picked up a run in the first inning and kept the lead until the bottom of the third, when the leadoff batter was walked, which was followed by a couple errors by the defense and then the score was 2-1.  

Central was led offensively by Allie Bennett’s two hits in two at bats with an RBI. Ashley Eldridge had a double and Lauren Stavinoga also contributed a hit for the Wildcats.

In the nightcap, Wilson Central scored their one run in the third inning in which they had runners on second and third with no outs. Once again, Central held the lead heading into the last inning and gave up two runs again. Sophomore pitcher. 

Central split their games at the Commando Classic with a 3-3 record after splitting it’s games Thursday night with a 4-3 win over Dobyns-Bennett followed by a 7-4 loss against LaVergne.  Hannah Bodenhorn got the win in the first game, giving up three runs on four hits.  

In the second game, LaVergne put up three in the first inning followed by two more in the second, proving to be too much for the Wildcats to overcome.  Morgan Powell took the loss for Central, which had a season high five errors, leading to only three earned runs. All four hits came in the fourth inning.

Lauren Stavinoga was 1-for-2 with a 2-run home run Allie Bennett, Morgan Powell, and Hailey Hubbell each hit safely.

Central is now on Orlando, Fla. at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. 

MJ Lady Bears, Central Wildcats fall one game short of state PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Mt. Juliet Lady Bears and the Wilson Central Wildcats came up one win short of a return to the state tournament. 

Saturday, the Lady Bears traveled to Brentwood and lost 64-50. 

The Lady Bears played without Ronjanae DeGray, who suffered an injury in the region finals. 

Mt. Juliet had the lead in the first half, but a 25-7 third quarter in favor of Brentwood would put the Lady Bruins in control. 

Sally McCabe led the way for Mt. Juliet with 16 points. Savannah Sanders added 14. Tyia Waller had 13. 

Mt. Juliet finished the season 24-10. 

The Central boys also had to travel to Brentwood and came up short, 60-54. 

Jacob Williams led the Wildcats with 17 points. Ben Palmer had 15 and Matthew Hall ended with 12 points. 

The win earned Brentwood their first state tournament appearance. 

Central ended the season 24-10. 

MJ Lacrosse Club start season today PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The 2013 Mt. Juliet Lacrosse Club season kicks off today, as they travel to Hendersonville. 

The team was supposed to get the season started on Feb. 26, but the game was rained out. Below is a schedule of the rest of their games. All home games are played at Mundy Park. 

March 6, Mt. Juliet at Hendersonville, 5 p.m.

April 2, Centennial at Mt. Juliet, 6 p.m.

April 6, Signal Mountain at Mt. Juliet, 1 p.m.

April 6, Soddy Daisy at Mt. Juliet, 5 p.m.

April 9, Hendersonville at Mt. Juliet, 6 p.m.

April 11, Mt. Juliet at Hume-Fogg, 5:30 p.m.

April 13, Clarksville at Mt. Juliet, 1 p.m.

April 25, Hume-Fogg at Mt. Juliet, 5 p.m.

May 4, Mt. Juliet at Clarksville, 2 p.m.

Lady Bears in region finals, Wildcats still alive PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

The Lady Bears beat West Creek and Lebanon in the first two rounds of regionals Friday and Monday to earn a spot in the finals. 

The Lady Bears kicked things off Friday with a 58-21 win over West Creek. 

As usual, the Lady Bears went to the paint repeatedly, finding Sally McCabe and Ronjanae DeGray. 

McCabe finished with 24 points and seven rebounds, and DeGray added 14. 

Monday, the Lady Bears beat Lebanon for the third time this season, ending the Devilettes season with a 43-36 win. 

McCabe finished the game with 14 points and DeGray had 13. 

Mt. Juliet will play Beech Wednesday in the region finals at Beech. Both teams will move on to sectionals whatever the outcome is. 

On Saturday, the Bears’ season came to an end to the hands of Dickson County in a 73-65 loss. 

Dickson County sprinted out to a 16-5 lead after one quarter, and the Bears were never able to overcome the deficit. 

Nolan Chowbay finished with 22 points. Reagan Johnson had 17 and James Womack had 10. 

Central keeps winning

The Central boys were at home Saturday as they dismantled Rossview, 74-46. 

Central outscored Rossview 20-2 in the first, and the lead had ballooned to 48-13 by the break. 

Ben Palmer led the way with 15 points. Jacob Williams had 14. Blake Huffman had 12, and Preston Reed finished with 11. 

Central played Hendersonville at Beech for a spot in the region championship. The game was played after press time. 

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