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MJ Baseball wins 8th straight district title PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mt. Juliet came away with their 8th straight district title Friday with a 6-2 win over Beech. 

Beech had eliminated Wilson Central Wednesday with a 7-0 victory. 

The Bears kept things rolling through regionals Monday with a 9-4 win over Clarksville. 

Mt. Juliet scored six runs in the bottom of the first and never relinquished the lead. 

The Bears will host Rossview Wednesday at 7 p.m. for the Region title. If they win, they will host the loser of Brentwood or Centennial Friday for a chance at a trip to state. If they lose, they will travel to the winner of Brentwood and Centennial with a state appearance still on the line. 

Wilson Central nabs softball district title PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

After several rain delays, Mt. Juliet and Wilson Central finally got to play the District 9-AAA Tournament finals Sunday. 

Mt. Juliet was able to take the first game, 3-0, but Wilson Central grabbed the title with a 2-1 win in the second game. 

Mt. Juliet had lost the first game of the tournament to Portland, but battled through the loser’s bracket to get to the final game. They needed to win twice. 

Central had gone through the tournament unscathed, so they just needed the one win. 

Both teams’ seasons came to an end Monday in the first round of regionals. 

Mt. Juliet lost to Clarksville, 3-0. They finished the season 29-16. 

Central lost to Dickson County, 2-1. 

Hailey Hubbel picked up the only RBI for the Lady Wildcats on the night. 

Central ended the season 22-17. 

MJ, Central battling in districts PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mt. Juliet and Wilson Central both recorded wins in the opening round of the 9-AAA District Baseball Tournament Friday. 

Mt. Juliet rallied from three runs down to beat Hendersonville in eight innings, 4-3. 

Marshall Gei’s RBI single scored Hunter Gilbert to record the win. 

Austin Smith got the win on the mound, pitching all eight innings, striking out eight. 

Wilson Central had no trouble with Portland, winning, 7-0. 

Jake Lefler and A.J. Franklin were 1-for-3 with two RBIs apiece. Kyle Hubbuch was 2-for-3 with a RBI. He also picked up the win on the mound. 

Central 7 Portland 0

P - 000 000 0 - 0 4 0

C - 600 100 X - 7 6 3

W: Kyle Hubbuch   

No more games had been played as of Monday due to rain. 

MJ loses opener, Central wins

Mt. Juliet found themselves in the loser’s bracket after a 4-3 loss to start the District 9-AAA softball tournament Friday.  

Portland jumped out to a 3-0 lead, and Mt. Juliet was unable to overtake them. 

Central had to go on the road, but came away with a 10-0 victory over Hendersonville. 

Sophomore Hannah Bodenhorn gave up only one hit while striking out nine batters.

Central got things going in the second inning, scoring three runs after back-to-back doubles by Kendall Eden and Hailey Hubbell, which was followed up by three straight singles by Ashley Eldridge, Allie Bennett, and Lauren Stavinoga to take a 3-0 lead.

The Lady Wildcats scored three more runs in the fourth inning, all with with two outs.  Eldridge got things going with a walk before stealing 2nd base. She then scored on Bennett’s double before Stavinoga came through with a two-run homerun, her 6th of the season.

Central was able to add four more runs in the top of the sixth inning when Kelsey Tomlin led off with a triple and scored on an Eldridge bunt single. Stavinoga singled Eldridge to third before Morgan Powell drove her in. Stavinoga later scored on an errant throw and Powell on a passed ball.

Central 10 

Hendersonville 0

C - 030 304 - 10 12 1

H - 000 000 - 0 1 1

W: Hannah Bodenhorn (12-8). L: Carly Carlisle. HR: Lauren Stavinoga (6).

No more games have been played as of Monday due to rain. 

MJCA’s Walker qualifies for state PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mt. Juliet Christian Academy’s senior tennis player, Rachel Walker, advanced to the state tournament this weekend.  

She will be MJCA’s first tennis player to advance to state since Crystal Harwell and Victoria Reed won the state tournament in 2005. Rachel Walker qualified for state (at the University of the South - Sewanee) by winning her first three matches by the following scores: 

vs. Poppie Grant (The Webb School-Bell Buckle)  6-1, 6-1

vs. Quinn RIley (Knoxville Webb School) 6-3, 6-4

vs. Lauren Williamson (Franklin Road Academy) 6-3, 7-5

Saturday, Walker did not fare as well in the semi-finals where she lost to Francesca Eluhu (University School of Nashville) 3-6, 0-6.

In the region 3rd place match Rachel Walker lost to Rebecca Zimberg (St. Cecilia Academy) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

Walker with be the 4th seed from the East Middle Region of Division 2 at this years TSSAA State Tournament.

MJ/Central split games PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kyle Hubbuch’s walk off home run lifted Central to a 7-6 win over Mt. Juliet Tuesday. 

Hubbuch was 3-for-4 with a double, the home run and two RBIs. 

Mt. Juliet bounced back with a 12-0 victory Wednesday on their home field. 

Central picked up a 5-0 victory over Station Camp Friday. 

Jared Williams and A.J. Franklin were both 2-for-3 with two RBIs.  

Mt. Juliet lost a close one to Riverdale Friday, 2-1. 

Central picked up another win Monday, this time over LaVergne, 4-3. 

The Wildcats got four runs on just two hits, both by Hubbuch. 

Central 7 Mt. Juliet 6

M - 210 210 0 - 6 8 2

C - 023 010 1 - 7 8 4

W: A.J. Franklin. L: Gei

Central 5 

Station Camp 0

S - 000 000 0 - 0  5 0

W - 000 230 X - 5 10 0

W: Cody Haley. L: Fields. 

Central 4 LaVergne 3

L - 000 001 2 - 3 7 1

C - 000 004 X - 4 2 4

W: Hubbuch. SV: Kyle Schmitt. 

MJ softball 


Central, 10-9

Mt. Juliet travelled to cross-town rival Wilson Central Wednesday night in a District 9-AAA clash, with Mt. Juliet escaping with the 10-9 victory.  

Mt. Juliet jumped out to an early lead, scoring two runs in the top of the 1st inning.  Central responded with two of their own in the bottom half of the first.

Central held the Lady Bears scoreless in the second inning and blew things open with five runs to take a 7-2 lead after two innings. Lauren Stavinoga hit a grand slam in the inning, and Rachel Tichenor knocked in a run.

Mt. Juliet scored a run in the 3rd to bring the score to 7-3 before scoring four runs in the fourth after Central was able to get the first two batters out.  

Mt. Juliet added another run in the top of the fifth to take an 8-7 lead before Central regained the lead in their half of the fifth inning by scoring two runs of their own. 

Central held on to the lead until the top of the seventh inning when Emily Bombard hit her third double of the game. With two outs, senior Lauren Woodard drove the ball to the right field corner and came all the way around the bases when Central couldn’t get the ball in.  

Central was able to get runners on first and second in the bottom of the seventh before Woodard shut the door on the Lady Wildcats.  

Mt. Juliet 10 

Central 9

M - 201 410 2 - 10 13 2

C - 250 020 0 - 9 13 3 

 W: Lauren Woodard. L: Hannah Bodenhorn (10-8). HR: Lauren Stavinoga (4).

Mt. Juliet picked up another win Thursday against Gallatin, 14-4. 

Central lost to Lebanon, 5-1. 

Lebanon 5 Central 1

L - 000 500 0 - 5 6 1

C - 001 000 0 - 1 6 3

W: Anderson. L: Powell (7-5).

Central fell again Monday, this time to Hendersonville, 3-2. 

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