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MJ soccer wins district championship PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Mt. Juliet boys soccer team repeated as district champions, knocking off previously undefeated in the district Station Camp, 2-0. 

The road to the championship started with overtime wins over Gallatin and Hendersonville. 

In the opener, Cameron Woodfin connected on a free kick with just six seconds left in overtime. The Bears beat the Green Wave, 4-3. 

Woodfin had a hat trick, and Colbe Earles had a goal with six minutes remaining to tie it. 

It was 4-3 once again in the second round, as the Bears outlasted the Commandos. Tanner Dabell had the game winner in overtime, as well as another goal. Austin Coleman had the other two goals, as well as an assist. Woodfin picked up two assists, and Earles had one. 

Goalie Dylan Cole had 15 big saves to keep the Bears alive.

The Golden Bears faced their toughest test of the season in the finals against state ranked No. 3  and undefeated in the district Station Camp.

The first half found few chances as both defenses stood tall. The Bears Chris Prybilla directed the defense of Zack Hinkle, Landon Bauder and Defensive Mid Fielders, Earles and Zack McGhee. 

The Bison’s defense was led by Tanner Carter. 

The game changed with 16 minutes to go when Woodfin broke through the left side of the Bison defense and found David Siever cutting through the 18 yard box. Siever drilled past the Bison keeper for the first goal of the game and eventual game winner. 

The Bison’s were not about to go down without a fight and pressed the Bears defense and keeper Dylan Cole with wave after wave of chances over the next 12 minutes, but the Bears held strong. Woodfin finished off the Bison with four minutes left when he cut right split two defenders and curled a shot inside the right post to put the game on ice. 

The Bears played West Creek Tuesday night in Region 5 play. The game was completed after press time. 

 
Central softball, baseball win district 9-AAA titles PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Both Wilson Central softball and baseball teams captured the 9-AAA District titles with wins over Beech last week. 

Central knocked off Beech 6-1 in the softball final.  

Tournament MVP Hannah Bodenhorn pitched a 1-hitter Thursday night while striking out nine batters.  

She got all the run support she needed in the first inning when Morgan Powell hit a 2-run home run. Powell then started the scoring again in the third inning when she singled, moved to seconnd on a walk by Katie Eakes and scored on a single by Brooke Pfefferle. Claire Smith followed with an RBI single of her own, increasing the lead to 4-1. Pfefferle led off the sixth inning with a single and moved to second on a single by Karlie Odum and scored on an infield single by Kayla Varner. Keily Preston, running for Odum, also scored on Varner’s hit as the ball was thrown into the Wildcat dugout.

Central 6 Beech 1

B - 001 000 0 - 1 1 1

C - 202 002 0 - 6 10 4 

W: Hannah Bodenhorn. L: A Vaughn. HR: Morgan Powell  

The Wilson Central softball team kept its season alive Monday night with an 8-2 win over Clarksville Northeast in regional play. Central scored in the first inning after a walk to Powell with two outs was followed by a double by Katie Eakes to score Powell from first base.

Central scored again in the second inning when Smith hit a triple and advanced home on an overthrow.  

The Lady Wildcats were back at it again in the third inning, scoring four more runs. Brittany Wiseman led off the inning with a walk. Courtesy runner Preston was bunted over to second by Powell before Eakes dropped a bunt down for a base hit. Eakes then stole second giving Central runners on second and third, before Kendall Eden singled up the middle to score Powell. Eden stole second before Pfefferle executed a squeeze scoring Eakes from third and Eden from second when the third baseman threw the ball into right field, bringing Pfefferle all the way to third base.

Wilson Central scored two more runs in the fifth inning with back-to-back singles by Powell and Eakes, before Eden sacrificed them over with a bunt. Pfefferle once again came up with a big hit, scoring both Powell and pinch runner Kendal Tomlin.

Bodenhorn pitched all seven innings, giving up six hits, two runs, one earned while striking out nine. Central will host Clarksville High School Wednesday night at 6 p.m. for the Region Championship.  

Central 8 Clarksville 2

CL - 001 100 0 - 2 6 4

WC - 114 020 x - 8 11 1

W: Hannah Bodenhorn. L: Veltri 

The Central baseball team got a grand slam and a solid pitching performance on the mound from Kyle Hubbuch in a 12-3 victory over Beech for the district title.

Monday, the Wildcats season came to an end on a 2-1 loss to Rossview.  

 
MJ baseball eliminated from districts for first time since 2005 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

For the first time since 2005, the Mt. Juliet Bears will not finish the District 9-AAA Tournament Champions. 

The Bears lost to Beech twice in the tournament to end their run. 

In the tournament opener Wednesday, Curt Hoppe pitched a shutout, striking out eight in a 3-0 win over Gallatin. 

All of the Bears runs came in the second inning with two outs. Marshall Gei knocked in two with a double and Zach Ehrhart scratched one across with a single. 

The Bears turned a triple play in the fourth inning to get out of jam. 

Mt. Juliet 3 Gallatin 0

G – 000 000 0 – 0 5 0

M – 030 000 0 – 3 5 0

W – Hoppe (6-1). L: Durham. 

Saturday, the Bears had trouble getting to hard throwing righty Sam McWilliams in a 2-1 loss to Beech. 

McWilliams, a Tennessee Tech signee, gave up only three hits, and struck out nine over seven innings. 

Equally in control was Mt. Juliet Bear pitcher Austin Smith, who struck out five, and gave up only one RBI base hit in the top of the seventh. 

The Bucs’ Brady Ballinger broke that tie with a 2-RBI single, after two got on base with walks. 

Mt. Juliet threatened in the bottom of the seventh. Ehrhart was hit by a pitch, then went to second on a failed pickoff attempt. After two McWilliams’ strikeouts, Alex Houser was hit by a pitch, and Jackson Hollinshead drove in a run with a single right up the middle. That put runners at second and third with two outs, but McWilliams was able to get the final batter to ground to second and end the game. 

Beech 2 Mt. Juliet 1

B – 000 000 2 – 2 6 3

M – 000 000 1 – 1 3 1

W: McWilliams. L: Smith. 

The Bears stayed alive with a 4-3 win over Station Camp Monday afternoon. Eli Mason drove in a walk-off single to give the Bears a rematch with the Bucs. 

However, Beech was able to eek out another win, 4-3. The Bears threatened again late, but Beech brought McWilliams out of the bullpen, and he shut the door. 

Central sweeps its way to the final

The Wilson Central baseball team picked up three wins in the tournament to earn a spot against Beech in the final. 

The Wildcats knocked off Portland, 7-6, then beat top seed Hendersonville twice, 8-3 and 5-2.  

Central will play Beech in the finals Wednesday. 

 
Central softball wins two in 9-AAA Tourney PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Wilson Central hosted Portland in a first round matchup of the District 9-AAA tournament Thursday night, and came away with a 8-0 win.  

That was more than enough for Junior Hannah Bodenhorn, who pitched all seven innings, limiting Portland to a bunt single in the fourth inning as their only hit, while striking out 12.

Central pounded out 11 hits in the game, leading to their eight runs.  Katie Eakes and Brooke Pfefferle each had 3 hits, while Brittany Wiseman, Kelsey Tomlin, Morgan Powell, Kendall Eden, and Claire Smith each had a hit. 

Central 8 

Portland 0

P - 000 000 0 - 0 1 2

C - 121 202 X - 8 11 1

W: Hannah Bodenhorn. L: Tomlinson.

Central picked up another win Monday, knocking off Lebanon 4-2. 

The Lady Wildcats played Hendersonville Tuesday after press time. 

MJ loses opener

Mt. Juliet lost their tournament opener to Hendersonville Thursday, 2-1. 

The Lady Bears faced Lebanon in an elimination game Tuesday after press time. 

 
MJ soccer notches 3 wins in 8 days PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Mt. Juliet Bear soccer team picked up three wins in eight days recently. 

In the first game, the  Bears beat the Gallatin Green Wave 3-2 in overtime. Colbe Earles saved the day with a back heel goal off a Landon Bauder corner just two minutes into overtime.

Cameron Woodfin had the other two goals and Chase Earles added an assist. Dylan Cole got the win in goal.

In the second game, the Golden Bears won the rivalry game against Wilson Central. Both  The Bears struck first in the early minutes when David Siever split the defense with a precision through ball and Cameron Woodfin was taken down in the box for a penalty kick. Woodfin converted the Pk for a 1-0 lead. 

The Bears scored again in the second half as Landon Bauder threaded a ball through the defense and again Cameron Woodfin was on the scene to slice a shot by the diving Central keeper.

The Wildcats were not about to give up and roared back with a penalty kick of their own after Isaac King was fouled in the box and Houston Comber calmly drilled the PK passed the Mt. Juliet keeper, to run the score to 2-1 with three minutes left. 

The last three minutes were wild as Central tried to even the score but the Bears held on for a 2-1 victory.

Cameron Woodfin scored the lone goal on a long David Siever throw in to beat cross county rival Lebanon 1-0. Both defensive units played tough all evening, with Dylan Cole recording the shutout in goal for the Bears. 

Both squads move into District Tournament play next week. Mt Juliet finished the season with a 5–2 record while the Blue Devils finished regular season district play 3-4.

 
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