Titans bounce back with dominant win over Bengals

So this is what it is supposed to look like. The Tennessee Titans suddenly found some offensive zip and stopped surrendering big plays on defense, and the result was an impressive 27-3 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. After spotting the visiting Bengals a 3-0 lead on the first drive of the game, Tennessee found a winning formula in nearly every […]

Week 7 Midstate high school football scores

See Week 7 high school football scores from Middle Tennessee below. Region games are marked with an asterisk. Thursday, Sept. 28: Loretto 24, East Hickman 12 * Riverdale 49, Cane Ridge 7 Oakland 49, Siegel 7 * Stewarts Creek 45, West Creek 14 Friday, Sept. 29: Mt. Juliet 31, Antioch 14 Pope John Paul II 34, BGA 33 * Blackman […]

Fishing structures added to Old Hickory Lake

Larry Woody's Notebook

The natural cover that has decayed and eroded away over the decades on aging Old Hickory Lake is being replaced with man-made structures to provide fish habitat and improve fishing. Among the fish attractors being placed in the lake by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency are two “Tennessee Towers” – plastic structures ten feet tall and ten feet wide, sunk […]


It’s the law: don’t release live bait in water

Lots of fishermen will be using minnows for bait this fall, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reminds them that at the end of the trip leftovers must be disposed of on the bank, not dumped into the water. It’s not a suggestion; it’s the law. As part of the TWRA’s ongoing battle to halt the spread of Asian carp, […]

Sumner cross country notebook: New coach, same successes for Beech

Even with a new head coach, the reigning Class AAA cross country runner-up Buccaneers are finding wins through their fall season.

Main Street Preps staff-wide Week 7 HS football predictions

It’s time to look into the crystal ball and forecast Week 7 Nashville-area football game results.  The Main Street Preps team of editors and reporters give their predictions for 10 of the top Middle Tennessee games every week. Each prognosticator’s win-loss record is included below the picks. Here are our thoughts on Week 7: Main Street Preps Game of the […]

Uncle Leonard’s prank: grin and bear it

Larry Woody's Woods & Waters

My uncle Leonard Hedgecoth was among the state’s earliest game wardens, patrolling the rugged Catoosa wilds atop the Cumberland Plateau, chasing poachers and dodging rattlesnakes. He was also a notorious prankster, and one of his hoaxes ignited a frenzy among wildlife officials and the media about bears invading Middle Tennessee. It was 1957, when bear sightings were rare, traffic-jamming novelties […]

2023 Sumner County cross country championship results

Beech’s boys and girls cross country teams each earned a first-place team finish in Tuesday’s Sumner County championships. 

PICK’EM: Blaine’s Week 7 Sumner County football predictions

Blaine Kellar’s “Pick toward Perfection” defense – patent pending – was only 66 percent effective last week. 

Clarence Cobbins scores three times to lead Springfield past Portland 35-0

The Springfield Yellow Jackets got off to a fast start and rolled to a 35-0 road victory over Region 7-5A opponent Portland on Friday night.

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