Full Count Recap: Former Beech standout Drew Robertson posts big first week with Rhythm

Robertson reached safely in half of his at bats, collecting seven hits and a walk through Full Count’s first four games. 

Kristi Utley hands Beech softball coaching reins to former Gallatin coach Michael Raper

When Beech athletic director Kristi Utley took over the school’s softball program again in 2021, she knew it wouldn’t be for long.

PHOTOS: Clarksville Whirlybirds beat Full Count Rhythm 6-0 in Ohio Valley League opener

The Clarksville Whirlybirds picked up their first Ohio Valley League win in Thursday’s season opener against the Full Count Rhythm

Tennessee catfish kill remains a mystery

Larry Woody's Notebook

Biologists have yet to determine what recently killed hundreds of catfish on Chickamauga Lake. No other species were affected, and the dead fish were found in a relatively small area of the lake. That would suggest some sort of localized contamination, although it is puzzling why other species besides catfish were not killed. Catfish normally are a hardy species that […]

Each boating fatality is a personal tragedy

The press releases arrive almost routinely from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency: A young kayaker drowned on Percy Priest Lake. An elderly fisherman is missing after his boat capsized on Pickwick. A body is recovered from the Duck River. Last year, 27 such fatality reports were issued, approaching the grim state record of 31 set a few years ago. Already […]

TSSAA Spring Fling 2023 top moments by the numbers

Last week’s Spring Fling spring sports championships did not disappoint.  Here are some notable Midstate numbers from Murfreesboro.  20: Seasons for Rob Baughman as the Centennial baseball coach. He retired shortly after Centennial was eliminated from the Class 4A state tournament, which included Centennial’s first state win.  12: Years since MBA last won a boys doubles title before Martin Grier […]

Bear with me – trouble is bruin

Larry Woody's Woods & Waters

If you’ve ever almost tripped over a black bear on a dark night, you never forget it. I haven’t – along with numerous other encounters with bruins during years of camping in the Canadian wilderness. I was reminded of them awhile back when a discarded can of bear spray detonated in the Nashville airport, forcing evacuation of the concourse. It […]

Hendersonville native Josef Newgarden takes checkered flag at Indianapolis 500

Hendersonville native Josef Newgarden claimed his first Indianapolis 500 win last Sunday after more than a decade of trying to win one of auto racing’s most coveted trophies. Newgarden, 32, grew up playing baseball and football in Hendersonville’s Drake’s Creek Park and attended Pope John II High School for a year in 2005. He began pursuing kart racing early on […]

Simply the best: Brentwood completes unbeaten season for second straight TSSAA soccer championship with win over Station Camp

MURFREESBORO — Numbers usually don’t lie.  Brentwood soccer co-head coach Eric Bowen played for the Bruins when they went unbeaten in 2008. That team went 24-0.  This year’s group had one more victory, finishing 25-0 after defeating Station Camp 3-0 Friday to capture Brentwood’s second consecutive Class AAA state title. It’s the program’s first team to win back-to-back championships. “It […]

Elijah Molden learning new methods to stay healthy, as well as new position

After a solid rookie season in 2021 where he was one of the Titans more valuable newcomers, defensive back Elijah Molden’s 2022 season was lost rather quickly. Molden finally succumbed to a groin injury last season. He played in just two games after injuring himself in camp and re-aggravated the injury later, which landed him a second and season-ending stint […]

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