Surviving February’s month of misery

Larry Woody's Woods & Waters

If you close your eyes and concentrate real hard, you can see them: dandelions, daffodils and dogwoods. I know – it’s wistful thinking. We’ve still got a ways to go to escape the dreary doldrums of February, but at least we can see the light – bright, warm sunlight – at the end of the tunnel. It won’t be long […]

High school sports upcoming

Area high school sports schedule for Feb. 19-March 3 (schedules subject to change without prior notice): MONDAY Basketball District 10-1A at Cornersville Santa Fe vs. Culleoka, girls consolation, 6 p.m. Richland vs. Cornersville, girls championship, 7:30 p.m. District 8-3A at Marshall Co. Tullahoma vs. Murfreesboro Central, girls consolation, 6 p.m. Marshall Co. vs. Lawrence Co., girls championship, 7:30 p.m. District […]

Eagles Are District Champs

When their leading scorer sat down with three fouls early in the second half, the Summertown Eagles could have folded under the pressure of their district tournament championship matchup with rival Loretto Saturday. But Summertown not only survived they thrived, eventually building a fourth period lead that earned the 57-52 win and the District 10-2A Boys Tournament Championship. Grayson Burleson, […]


Lady Mustangs Win District Crown

Big players made big plays for the Loretto girls on their way to a 59-50 win over rival Summertown to earn the District 10-2A tournament championship Saturday. Loretto got 28 points from Tournament Most Valuable Player Ally Weathers, including 8-for-8 in the fourth period to put the game away. Weathers was also named District Regular Season Co-MVP. “I’ve told people […]

Second-Quarter Flurry Lifts Wildcats to 8-AAA Title Game


Top-seeded Lawrence County started out uncharacteristically flat, but went white-hot in the second quarter to cruise to an eventual 49-34 victory versus No. 5 seed Tullahoma Friday night in the District 8-AAA semifinal. After sweeping the two regular season meetings, Lawrence County (22-5) found itself in a hole early as Tullahoma (14-11) sprinted out to a 7-1 lead and an […]

Late Bucket Sinks Lady Wildcats in 8-AAA Semis

FREE Will Meet Marshall County in 8-AAA Consolation Game

Lawrence County used a slow and steady rally to take an eventual late fourth-quarter lead Friday night in its District 8-AAA semifinal versus Central Magnet. But just as LCHS completed its late comeback, Central Magnet quickly stormed back in front for a 41-39 victory at Marshall County High School. In a game that featured nine lead changes, including two in […]

State’s deer harvest declined by over 11,000

Larry Woody's Notebook

Tennessee hunters bagged some 11,000 fewer deer this past season than the year before. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported 152,227 deer harvested statewide, compared to 163,244 the previous season. Giles County led the way with 3,869, followed by Sumner County with 3,515. Giles also led the previous season’s kill with 4,303. One reason for the drop-off could be a […]

Mustangs, Eagles to Face Off in District Championship


If you look at the seeding the District 10-2A boys championship game Saturday may be a bit of a surprise, but not for the fans, coaches and players of Loretto and Summertown. Loretto came into the district tournament as the #1 seed after tying for the district regular season title and winning a coin flip with Mt. Pleasant. Loretto faced […]

Howling and prowling: coyotes on the increase

Once upon a time a coyote was a rare sight in Tennessee. Now they are everywhere – including the bathroom of the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville, where one was found cowering a couple of years ago. “They’re here, and here to stay,” says Marc Larese, an expert predator hunter who resides in Watertown and hosts an annual February hunt […]

Lady Wildcats Advance to District Semis


Lawrence County used a combination of inside and outside play offensively and relied on its trademark aggressive defense to do the rest to cruise to a 63-33 victory versus Giles County in the District 8-AAA tournament quarterfinals Monday night. The win advanced the Lady Wildcats (16-11) to the tournament’s semifinals where LCHS will meet No. 2 seed Central Magnet. Tipoff […]

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