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MJ baseball sweeps games at WCIT PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Mt. Juliet baseball team had no problem with the competition at the Wilson County Invitational  last week. 

The Bears outscored their opponents 44-7 in four wins over  Page, Summit, Trousdale County and Giles County. 

Mt. Juliet beat Page, 9-0, Summit, 5-4, Trousdale County, 18-3, and Giles County, 12-0. 

Marshall Gei, Curt Hoppe, Jonathan Smith and Zach Austin got the wins in those games. Hoppe ended the game against Giles County with walk-off home run to enact the run rule. 

Mt. Juliet picked up their first district win of the season Monday against Gallatin, 9-0. Austin Smith picked up the win. 

Mt. Juliet will host four more games this week in the Warrior Clasic. They will host Dobyns-Bennett at 6 p.m. Thursday, Houston at 8 p.m. Friday and two games Saturday. They will play Bradley Central at 11 a.m. and Powell at 1:30 p.m.

Mt. Juliet 9 Page 0

M - 000 315 0 - 9 10 0

P - 000 000 0- 0 1 0

W: Marshall Gei (1-0)

Mt. Juliet 5 Summit 4

S - 100 002 1 - 4 10 0

M - 003 020 x - 5 8 3

W: Curt Hoppe (2-0)  SV:- Zach Austin (1)

Mt. Juliet 18

Trousdale Co. 3

M - 089 01- 18 13 1

T - 003 00 - 3 3 5

W: Jonathan Smith (2-0)

Mt. Juliet 12 

Giles Co. 0

G - 000 00 - 0  2  1

M - 023 07 - 12 13 0

W: Zach Austin (2-0)  HR: Curt Hoppe (2)

MJ Softball wins two

The Mt. Juliet softball team picked up two shutouts last week. 

Savannah Sanders struck out 15 in the Lady Bears 3-0 win over Portland Thursday. They picked up another win Friday against Siegel, 6-0. 

The Lady Bears are now 10-1 on the season. Mt. Juliet will travel to Wilson Central Wednesday. They will travel again this weekend to the Chattanooga Choo Choo Classic. 

MJ soccer 

improves to 2-0

Mt. Juliet soccer got their second win of the season Thursday, with a 6-1 victory over Smyrna. 

Cameron Woodfin got his second hat trick in as many games as the Bears led at the half, 4-0.  Colbe Earles, Chris Prybilla and Landon Bauer had goals as well. 

David Siever and Tanner DaBell each had two assists. 

Zack McGhee and Chandler Bauder also had assists. 

The Bears will play at Oakland Thursday, 6 p.m.

Central softball knocks off 


Wilson Central went to Hendersonville Monday night and came away with a 2-0 victory, improving their record to 9-7.  

Morgan Powell snapped a scoreless game in the sixth inning with a homerun, which proved to be all the scoring that fellow Junior Hannah Bodenhorn would need.  Bodenhorn pitched all seven innings, giving up one hit while striking out 13 batters.  Central scored its second run in the top of the seventh inning when Claire Smith walked, moved to second on a ground ball by Karlie Odum and scored on a single by Kayla Varner.  Odum and Kendall Eden got the other two hits for Central in the game.

Central 2 

Hendersonville 0

C - 000 001 1 - 2 4 1 

H - 000 000 0 - 0 1 1 

W: Hannah Bodenhorn (5-4). L - Hannah Thompson. HR: Morgan Powell (1).

MJCA Lady Saints win 2 more

The Lady Saints defeated Pearl Cohn Thursday at MJCA 16-7.

Winning pitcher Caitlyn Smith pitched a complete game allowing five hits  and had 11 strike outs. 

Sophomore Liz Russ had four RBIs, sophomore Kendra Roberston had two RBIs, freshman Abi Hildabrand one RBI and eighth grader Caitlyn Smith three RBIs.

The Lady Saints defeated Lighthouse Christian Friday in Antioch 28-9.

Winning pitcher Smith pitched three innings, allowing two runs and had six strike outs. Russ made her first pitching appearance of the season and pitched one inning. The Lady Saints had against home runs in the game. Junior Ashley Walling had three home runs, Hildabrand had two home runs and Smith had one home run. MJCA had a total of 20 hits. MJCA remains undefeated on the season at 6-0.

Other scores


Summit 7 Central 1

Giles County 1 Central 0

Central 13 Portland 3

MJCA 12 Peal-Cohn 2

MJCA 10 Hillwood 8

Ezell-Harding 13 MJCA 0

Central falls in first round of state PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Wilson Central ended their season in the first round of the AAA State Tournament Wednesday, falling 56-36 to Brentwood. 

Spring Sports roundup, March 18 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mt. Juliet finished the Scenic City Classic in Chattanooga with a 3-1 record. 

After beating Rossview Tuesday, 3-1, the Bears hit the road to Chattanooga. They beat NW Whitfield (Ga.), 15-9, lost to Baylor, 4-1, but then beat Boyd Buchanan 15-5 and St. Benedict, 10-0. 

Mt. Juliet opens district play Wednesday against Beech, 7 p.m. The Wilson County Invitational starts Thursday. The Bears will play Page at 2 p.m., then play Summit Friday at 2 p.m. Later than evening at 7 p.m., the Bears host Trousdale County. They will close Saturday with Giles County at 12:30 p.m.

MJ softball gets wins at Commando Classic

Mt. Juliet softball picked up several wins at the Commando Classic in Hendersonville. The Lady Bears beat Science Hill 2-0, Clarksville 7-3, Bolton 4-0, David Crockett 8-1 and Lincoln County 9-0. Mt. Juliet opens district play Thursday against Portland, 4:30 p.m., then travels to Siegel Friday for a 6 p.m. game. 

Wilson Central baseball opens 

district play

The Wilson Central Wildcats return home from the Gulf Shores Nike Classic to open district play Wednesday at Hendersonville. That game starts at 7 p.m. The Wildcats are also playing in the Wilson County Invitational. They will host White House Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Giles County Friday at 2 p.m., Summit Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and Page Saturday at 3 p.m.

Central softball finishes 3rd at Commando Classic

Wilson Central competed in The Commando Classic in Hendersonville as well.   Wilson Central finished 1-2 in pool play, but due to a 3-way tie for second, Central was able to get the No. 2 seed.  In the first round of elimination, Wilson Central beat Central Magnet 13-4 and followed that up with a win over Hendersonville 8-1.  Wilson Central then advanced to play Dickson County, beating the Lady Cougars 5-3 and advanced to play Seymour.  Central was able to capitalize on a few Seymour errors and push two runs across the plate, giving the Wildcats a 2-0 win, and placing Central in the semifinals against Sparkman (Ala.)

Central started their game against Sparkman with two straight singles before being shut down the rest of the game, losing 4-0, and finishing third place overall.  Sparkman was not able to play in the championship game against Gibbs due to a new rule the AHSAA put in place this year stating no team can play in a game on a Saturday past midnight, making Gibbs tournament champions.

Wilson Central placed 4 girls on the All-Tournament Team. They are senior Brittany Wiseman, juniors Hannah Bodenhorn and Morgan Powell, and sophomore Katie Eakes.

MJCA Lady Saints sweeps Glencliff, Webb

The MJCA Lady Saints opened the softball season by sweeping Glencliff, Tuesday, March 11. The Lady Saints outscored Glencliff 12-1 and 16-1 to start the season 2-0. Pitcher Caitlyn Smith, an eighth grader, pitched two complete games allowing five hits in the first game and one hit in the second game. Freshman catcher Abi Hildabrand hit a home run in the second game.

The Lady Saints swept Knox Webb 16-1 and 16-6 Thursday

Winning pitcher Smith pitched two full games allowing only one hit in the first game. Freshman Skylar Bowles went 2-for-3 with a triple in the first game.  Smith went 3-for-3 with a triple and sophomore Liz Russ went 2-for-3 in first game. Sophomore Olivia Gonzalez had a homerun in the second game.

MJCA baseball gets win over Red Boiling Springs

The Mt. Juliet Christian baseball team was swept by Knox. Webb Thursday, 19-0 and 10-0, but rebounded with a 14-4 win over Red Boiling Springs Saturday. The Saints lost to McGavock Monday, 8-7. 

MJ baseball kicks off season with a win PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mt. Juliet got a come from behind win to start the baseball season Monday night, beating Oakland, 3-2. 

Jackson Hollinshead’s RBI single in the sixth inning was the difference, and Eli Schreiber shut the door on the Patriots. 

The first six innings belonged to Austin Smith, who struck out five, while giving up six hits and two runs. 

The Bears got on the board in the fifth when Peyton Cole scored on a wild pitch. He had tripled to get on base. 

In the sixth, the Bears put together a two-out rally, starting with Alex Houser’s double. Curt Hoppe singled to center, scoring pinch runner Peyton Haynes to tie the game. Hollinshead followed with his game winning RBI, which scored pinch runner Matt Massey. 

Mt. Juliet traveled to Rossview Tuesday night. That game was completed after press time. Thursday, the Bears will travel to Chattanooga to compete in the Scenic City Classic. 

MJ 3 Oakland 2

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M - 000 012 x - 3 6 1

W - A. Smith (1-0). L- Ward. SV: Eli Schreiber (1)

Other baseball scores

Brandon (Fla.) 11 Wilson Central 2

Tennessee Heat 7 MJCA 6


Mt. Juliet 7 Upperman 0

Mt. Juliet 12 Sycamore 0

St. Benedict 7 Wilson Central 0

Wilson Central 3 Dickson County 2

Lady Bears head back to state PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

The Mt. Juliet Lady Bears are headed to the State Tournament once again. 

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