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2022-23 Main Street Preps All-Midstate boys basketball team

Main Street Preps has named its 2022-23 All-Midstate boys basketball team.

Columbia Central closes Painter Classic with strong showing vs. Summertown

A seven-run third inning broke open Columbia Central’s afternoon matchup Saturday against visiting Summertown, and a three-run sixth inning ended it, as the Lions claimed an 11-1 decision on the final day of the week-long Jim Painter Classic. The event featured 17 teams, many of which boast ties to the late Columbia State baseball coach, playing at seven sites beginning […]

40 Nashville-area high school softball players to watch in 2023

  High school softball season is underway in Middle Tennessee. Here are 40 Nashville-area players to watch in 2023. Eryca Abbott, Summertown, Sr.: Abbott provides a steady presence at shortstop and at the top of the lineup. She hit .433 with 53 runs, seven home runs, 36 RBIs and 15 stolen bases last season. Bella Bain, Eagleville, Sr.: Bain batted […]

A day on the diamond: Tennessee caps Midstate Classic with 16th straight win

Second-ranked Tennessee overcame an early deficit to defeat Austin Peay 6-1 Wednesday in the nightcap of the Midstate Classic college softball doubleheader at Columbia’s Ridley Park. It was the Lady Vols’ fifth victory in as many appearances at the event, which dates to 2014. UT’s previous wins came in the inaugural matchup against Middle Tennessee State (9-8), as well as […]

Spring has sprung: High school season-opening action

Across Maury County and southern Middle Tennessee, high school baseball, softball and boys soccer seasons started Monday. Among the results were Columbia Central and host Spring Hill playing to a 1-1 draw on the soccer pitch, as well as Mt. Pleasant’s softball and baseball teams each posting big homefield victories — the Lady Tigers downing Culleoka 14-2, with the Tigers […]

In the circle: Southern Middle Tennessee softball previews

Locally, the upcoming high school softball season features a pair of teams defending state titles from last year, as Columbia Academy plays for a fourth straight TSSAA championship — and third in Division II-A — while Zion Christian comes off a TSIAA crown in its first campaign as a member of that organization. Here are the teams and players to […]

Diamond dust: Southern Middle Tennessee baseball previews

High school baseball is right around the corner, with the season officially beginning Monday across the state. Here’s a quick look at who to keep an eye on as local teams get going. Columbia Academy Bulldogs Coach: Richie Estep (9th season) District: 3-DII-A 2022 record: 23-13 2022 postseason finish: Lost in region tournament Returning starters: 4 Key contributors: C.J. Durrough, […]

On the pitch: Southern Middle Tennessee boys soccer previews

Optimism abounds across the area’s boys soccer programs, with some contemplating momentum from the past season and others anticipating turnarounds from 2022. Here’s a look at what’s in store locally on the pitch. Columbia Acad. Bulldogs Coach: Andrew Williams (3rd season) District: 3-DII-A 2022 record: 3-8 2022 postseason finish: Lost in region tournament Returning starters: 4 Key contributors: Cam Horton, […]

Columbia Central battles back, falls to Brentwood in OT

After coming all the way back from a 16-point first-quarter deficit, and converting nine 3-pointers in the effort, shorter shots ultimately proved to be Columbia Central’s undoing. The Lady Lions went 7-for-15 from the free throw line Monday night as they dropped a 66-60 overtime contest to Brentwood in the semifinals of the Region 6-4A tournament at Hillsboro. “No matter […]

Columbia Central joins Midstate Classic field, will face Tullahoma

A busy season-opening week has grown even busier for Columbia Central second-year softball coach Jon McDonald and his Lady Lions, who have been added to the docket for the 2023 Midstate Classic event at Ridley Park. Central and Tullahoma will play in a 10 a.m. lidlifter on March 15, with the originally scheduled matchup of Columbia State and Motlow State […]

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