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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.

MJ softball slams Gallatin on Senior Night, 10-0 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

The Mt. Juliet Lady Bears had no trouble with Gallatin on Senior Night in a 10-0 run-ruled game. 

The Lady Bears scored early and often, and pitcher Savannah Sanders only allowed one hit in the five inning game. 

After a 1-2-3 top of the first, Mt. Juliet went to work. Ashton Stowe was hit by a pitch and Kelsie Craighead moved her to second with a sacrifice bunt. Emily Bombard got the first run across with a RBI single, and freshman Riley Walker got on base with a walk. Shelby Woodard brought them both home with a 2-RBI double, and Savanna Oliver plated another with a RBI triple. 

Gallatin wasn’t able to get a baserunner again in the top of the second, and the Lady Bears were able to push the lead out to 8-0 by the end of the inning. 

Stowe had a bunt single to start the inning, and moved to second on an error. Craighead  drove her in with a RBI triple, and Bombard got her second RBI single. Olvier picked up her second RBI wtih a single, and Kristen Hammer got an RBI with a single of her own. 

Sanders put Gallatin down in order again in the third, and the Lady Bears got their final two runs in the inning. Stowe started things with a double, and Craighead got her second RBI triple of the game. Bombard drove her in with a groundout to short to round out the scoring. 

Sanders got the win, striking out eight in five innings pitched. 

Mt. Juliet will host Hendersonville Wednesday to kick off the District 9-AAA Tournament. The Lady Bears defeated the Lady Commandoes in their last meeting, 12-2. 

Central closes regular season with a win


Wilson Central Softball finished its regular season Thursday night with a trip to Lebanon, beating the Lady Devils 3-1.  

Morgan Powell pitched for Central, limiting Lebanon to three hits and one unearned run while striking out six batters.  The Lady Wildcats had runners on base in every inning, but only managed to score three runs on 14 hits in the game.

Central scored in the fourth inning when Claire Smith walked, went to second on a hit by Karlie Odum before Keily Preston moved her over to third. A ground ball by Kayla Varner scored Smith from third base, making the score 1-0. The Lady Wildcats were back at it in the sixth inning when Smith once again led off the inning with a walk, before another Odum hit moved her to second.  Smith then stole third before scoring on another ground ball by Varner. Brittany Wiseman singled to score Kelsey Tomlin to increase the lead to 3-0.

Lebanon scored their run in the bottom of the seventh when Aubuchon doubled to right with two outs. Nagelhout reached base on an error that scored Aubuchon from second before Powell struck out Kasey Squires for the final out of the game.

Central will host Portland in the first round of the District 9-AAA Tournament Wednesday. 

Other scores


Mt. Juliet 8 Wilson Central 3

Wilson Central 8 Mt. Juliet 2

Riverdale 5 Mt. Juliet 2

Wilson Central 6 Smyrna 2

MJCA 12 Lighthouse Christian 2


Mt. Juliet 3 Gallatin 2

MJ softball picks up 6 wins PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mt. Juliet softball picked up six wins last week, winning three district games, then three more at a tournament in Louisville, Ky. 

On Tuesday, Mt. Juliet knocked off Hendersonville, 12-2. Freshman Riley Walker led the way with a 2-for-3 day and a home run. She had two RBIs. Emily Bombard, Savanna Oliver and Savannah Sanders all also had two RBIs. Sanders got the win on the mound, striking out eight. 

Wednesday, Mt. Juliet broke a 3-3 tie in the fifth and went on to beat Station Camp 7-3. 

Walker had two RBIs again. Kelsie Craighead, Bombard, Shelby Woodard and Oliver all had RBIs as well. Sanders got the win again, striking out 10. 

Thursday, the Lady Bears had no trouble with Wilson County rival Lebanon in a 10-2 win. Craighead and Woodard both had home runs in the contest. Craighead was 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Walker drove in three runs as well on a 2-for-3 day. Woodard drove in two, and Oliver and Kristin Jackson each had one RBI.  Sanders was victorious again on the mound with 13 strikeouts. 

Things kept rolling into Friday as Mt. Juliet traveled to Louisville, Ky. for the Ballard High Super Prep Tournament. Mt. Juliet picked up two wins in the first day. The first was over Glen Este High School (Ohio), 9-5. 

Hanna Sheppard was 1-for-2 with three RBIs. Craighead had two RBIs, and Walker, Woodard and Oliver each had one RBI. Woodard got the win on the mound. 

The second win of the day came against Matthews (OhIo), 4-1. Woodard had a home run, and also picked up the win on the mound. Craighead, Walker and Sheppard all added RBIs. 

The Lady Bears closed out the tournament Saturday with a win over Westerville (Ohio), 1-0. The only run came on a wild pitch, which scored Craighead. Sanders threw a one-hitter and struck out 12. 

The Bears will be having senior night Thursday as they host Gallatin. The game starts at 5 p.m.

MJ baseball adds 2 wins

Mt. Juliet picked up a district and non-distirct win last week. 

The Bears knocked off Station Camp 5-1, and followed that up with an 8-6 win over Oakland. 

The Bears played Wilson Central Tuesday night after press time, then travel to Central for a Wednesday game, 7 p.m.

MJ soccer knocks off 

Summit, 7-1 

Mt. Juliet soccer beat Summit  7-1 Thursday. 

Cameron Woodfin had another hat trick and added an assist. Tanner Dabell had two goals. Austin Coleman had a goal and an assist and freshman Chase Earles had his first goal. David Siever and Colbe Earles had two assists and Zack McGhee added an assist. Dylan Cole got his first varsity start in goal and got the win with seven saves.

Mt. Juliet played Station Camp after press time Tuesday, and will travel to Gallatin Thursday for a 7 p.m. game. 

Central softball finishes runner-up at Trojan Classic PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wilson Central hosted 9-AAA power Beech Wednesday night and came away with a 5-1 victory.  

Katie Eakes had a bases loaded double on a 3-0 count in the bottom of the fifth inning, which added to Central’s 1-0 lead. Hannah Bodenhorn made sure that lead would hold up, as she pitched all seven innings, giving up four hits and a run while striking out 11. 

Eakes led Central with two hits and a walk, while Kayla Varner, Morgan Powell, and Brooke Pfefferle were each on base twice for the Wildcats. 

Central picked up another win Thursday versus Gallatin, 6-1.  

Morgan Powell pitched for Central, allowing two hits over seven innings while striking out 11 batters. Powell also singled and doubled for the Wildcats on the night. Other two-hit performers were Katie Eakes and Kelsey Tomlin. Central also received hits from Brittany Wiseman, Kendall Eden, and Kayla Varner.

Central visited the Soddy-Daisy Lady Trojan classic over the weekend, and went 5-1. 

The Lady Wildcats recorded wins against Walker Valley, CSAS, Rhea County, Sequatchie County and Bradley Central before losing to host Soddy-Daisy in the tournament final, 3-2. 

Monday, Central knocked off Station Camp, 9-1. 

Central scored early and often in the game, while Hannah Bodenhorn limited the Lady Bison to two infield hits while striking out 14.  The Lady Wildcats jumped on The Lady Bison early by scoring four runs in the first inning, two in the second, and two more in the third.

Karlie Odum started the third inning with a single before Kendal Tomlin came in to run for her.  Kelsey Tomlin then singled, giving Central runners on first and second.  The Tomlin’s stole second and third before Wiseman drove them in with a double.

Wilson Central had 13 hits total in the game.  Wiseman had three hits while Varner, Pfefferle, Smith, and Kelsey Tomlin each had two.  Odum and Eakes each had a hit as well for Central. 

Other scores 


Central 11 Lebanon 3

Central 16 Rhea County 0

Central 12 Red Bank 3

Central 4 East Hamilton 3

Central 7 Soddy-Daisy 2


Hendersonville 1 Central 0

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