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Lady Bears make region finals PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Mt. Juliet Lady Bears made their way into the Region 5-AAA finals with wins over Clarksville and Hendersonville. 

The Lady Bears started with a domination of Clarksville Friday, 74-29. Raeyana DeGray led the way with 21 points, while Ronjanae DeGray had 12 and Sally McCabe had 11. 

Mt. Juliet kept up their winning ways Monday, beating Hendersonville, 54-35. Raeyana DeGray had 17, Ashley Roby had 15 and McCabe finished with 14. 

The Lady Bears will play Rossview for the Region title Wednesday at Rossview, 7 p.m.

The Mt. Juliet and Wilson Central boys were also still alive as of press time Tuesday. 

The Bears beat West Creek Saturday, 57-48. 

Daniel Schroeder had 13, John Mark Bell had 12, and Zac Anderson finished with 10. 

Mt. Juliet played at Kenwood Tuesday for a spot in the Region 5-AAA title. 

Wilson Central was on the other side of the semifinal, earning their way there by beating Henry County, 54-47. Jon Rosshirt led the way with 20 points, while Jacob Williams finished with 11. 

Central played Station Camp Tuesday for a chance to go to the region finals. 

Both Mt. Juliet basketball teams reach district finals PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Both Mt. Juliet basketball teams won their way into the District 9-AAA finals. 

The boys started the tournament Friday with a 53-47 win over the home team Beech.  Reagan Johnson led the way with 16 points. Daniel Schroder had 14 and Nolan Chowbay had 10. 

On Saturday, the Bears avenged two regular season losses to rival Wilson Central with a 65-52 win in the semifinals. John Mark Bell was the leading scorer in that game with 16 points. Chowbay finished with 15. Daniel Schroder and James Womack ended the game with 12 points apiece. Ben Palmer led Wilson Central with 18 points. 

Mt. Juliet played Station Camp in the finals Tuesday night. The game concluded after press time. 

The Mt. Juliet girls stayed undefeated against district teams with wins over Portland and Lebanon. 

The Lady Bears beat Portland 62-25 on Thursday. Sally McCabe led all scorers with 20. Raeyana DeGray poured in 16. 

The Lady Bears also dismantled Lebanon on Saturday, 56-26. DeGray led all scorers with 21. McCabe had 12. 

Mt. Juliet played Beech Tuesday for the District 9-AAA crown. 

The Wilson Central boys started the tournament with a 63-42 win over Portland. 

The Wildcats beat Gallatin in the third place game Monday, 54-42. Jacob Williams finished the game with 29 points. 

The Wilson Central girls’ season ended Thursday to Lebanon in a 43-39 loss. 

Both Mt. Juliet teams and the Wilson Central boys advanced to the Region 5 tournament. 

Man caught after Ace Hardware burglary PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Lebanon man was captured by Mt. Juliet Police after burglarizing the Ace Hardware on North Mt. Juliet Road. 

According to Mt. Juliet Police Department, Edward Holliday, II, was caught leaving the scene around 3:15 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6. A burglar alarm had alerted the police to the location. Holliday smashed through the front glass door to gain entry, and wore a brown paper sack to conceal his face. 

“Mt. Juliet’s police officers work so hard to ensure that our community remains safe, and I am thankful that we have such hard-working employees,” stated Police Chief James Hambrick. “Their vigilance and quick response led to the offender’s capture.”

Holliday is a former employee of the City of Mt. Juliet, but was no longer working there. He was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Burglary and Vandalism. He was released on $4,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court April 24. In addition, the investigation is ongoing, and more charges could be forthcoming. 

Local tennis duo heading to Nationals PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Nicholas Mercante and Luke Perricone, both 9 and from Mt. Juliet, will be heading to Memphis, Feb. 14 to play at the 2014 U.S. National Indoor Championships. Since 1975, the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships have brought the sports brightest stars to Memphis including Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport, and Maria Sharapova.

Nicholas and Luke are highly ranked in the state in the USTA 10 and under division and are also doubles partners.  They earned the honor to play in the Summer Circuit Master Finals Championship by being the two top point earners in the 2013 Summer Circuit Series and will represent Middle Tennessee in the tournament.

Their coach, Dell Pride, is the Head Coach of Fisk University and also Mt. Juliet Christian Academy (MJCA). They train at Charlie Daniels Park with Coach Pride and also attend his clinics and summer camps offered at the park.

Nicholas attends Stoner Creek Elementary as a third grader and Luke attends Lakeview Elementary as a fourth grader.  They are also active in other sports in the community.

MJ, WC, split final regular season games PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Wilson Central boys and the Mt. Juliet girls finished the regular season with the top seeds going into the district tournament. 

Both teams had the number one seeds locked up before the final regular season games between the two schools Friday. Jacob Williams led the Wildcats with 27 points in a 57-51 win over Mt. Juliet. Ronjanae DeGray had 24 and Sally McCabe had 20 in the Lady Bears 61-38 win over Wilson Central. 

The Lady Bears and Lady Wildcats will kick off the district tournaments Thursday in Mt. Juliet. Mt. Juliet will play Portland to start it at 6:30 p.m. Wilson Central will play Lebanon in the 8 p.m. game. 

The boys’ teams will start Friday at Beech. Wilson Central will play Beech at 7 p.m. and Mt. Juliet will play Beech at 8:30 p.m.

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