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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

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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 […]

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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

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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

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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 […]

Loretto, Summertown Girls Headed to District Final

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The stage is set for round three of the battle between Class 2A girls basketball teams, they both just happen to be from Lawrence County. First Summertown and then Loretto dispatched their opponents in the first round District 10-2A tournament at Loretto Tuesday night — Summertown 76-22 over Mt. Pleasant and Loretto 83-27 over Lewis County. Summertown and Loretto tied […]

Music City Grand Prix moving to Nashville Superspeedway

Mayor Hutto calls move a win-win for Wilson County


UPDATED – The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, which thundered its way through the streets of downtown Nashville for the past three years, is moving to a considerably more pastoral setting: Gladeville. Scott Borchetta, head of the Big Machine music company that is the race’s sponsor and also its president and CEO, said the move is being made due […]

Ice is for margaritas, not fishing

Larry Woody's Woods & Waters


Is hypothermia an outdoors sport? Apparently my buddy Tom, who resides in the Frozen Tundra (also known as northern Wisconsin) thinks so. Every winter he sends me a snapshot of him and some cronies holding their ice-fishing catch. The smiles on their faces are frozen – along with everything else. I’ve seen cheerier mugs on Siberian exiles. They’re hoisting a […]

Wildcats Take Regular Season District Crown



The Lawrence County boys basketball team finished atop the final standings for the District 8-3A, dropping their last game of the regular season but winning their final district home game of the year. Lawrence County’s win at home over Marshall County and loss on the road to Murfreesboro Central Magnet ended their regular season with a 21-5 overall record and […]

Applications being taken for elk hunt draw

Larry Woody's Notebook


Applications will be taken Feb. 7-28 for this fall’s elk hunt on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area in East Tennessee. The number of tags has been increased to 19 — 17 for the gun/archery hunt, one for the youth hunt (ages 13-16) and one donated to the Tennessee Conservation Raffle. The inaugural hunt in 2009 offered five tags. The […]


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