TWRA arrests 14 drunk Memorial Day boaters

Larry Woody's Notebook

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers made 14 Boating Under the Influence (BUI) arrests over the Memorial Day weekend and intend to continue the crackdown on violators. Impaired boaters are responsible for many of the growing number of accidents, and they become more of a problem every year as the state’s waterways grow more congested. BUI penalties are similar to Driving […]

YOUTH SPORTS: LYB & LGSA to operate under one umbrella

Youth baseball & fastpitch softball at Lebanon's Baird Park Complex

Following nearly a year of discussion, perhaps the most significant development in the long history of Lebanon youth sports was unveiled Thursday morning. Lebanon Youth Baseball and the Lebanon Girls Softball Association will be coming together this fall to provide both baseball and fastpitch softball leagues for local children. The LYB is wrapping up a highly-successful decade providing free baseball […]

Don’t skip the skipjacks

Their official name is skipjack herring. But they are better known as Tennessee Tarpon because their iridescent scales, streamlined body and head-shaking, tail-dancing antics are identical to the giant tarpon that inhabit brackish inlets. They’re also called “fun,” which is why most fishermen fish for them. Skipjacks aren’t fit to eat but they’re a delight to catch. They hit hard […]

Daytona 500 win whets Austin Cindric’s appetite

Ally 400 weekend on tap June 23, 24 & 25 at NSS

GLADEVLLE – Austin Cindric is determined not to be tagged a one-win wonder. In 2022, in just his eighth start in the NASCAR Cup Series, the 24-year old racer captured the sport’s crown jewel – the Daytona 500 – but has gone winless ever since. He says a great place to end the drought would be in the June 25 […]

Two decades of free youth sports thriving in Watertown

Youth baseball & softball at Watertown's Three Forks Park

Thanks to forward-thinking by a group of men over two decades ago, America’s pastime is alive and well in the city of Watertown. This spring, boys and girls from age 3 to over 13 could be found on any given night at Three Forks Park, right off Sparta Pike; however, the Watertown Sports League, which is currently rounding out its […]

Memories drift beneath old bridges

It was a hot summer day, and a glaring sun pierced the shallow water, causing every trout in the vicinity to seek shelter and sulk. But it was shady and cool beneath the old stone bridge, moss-covered and dappled with emerald ferns and scarlet Indian Paint Brushes. Water gurgled over rocks polished smooth through eons, eddying into a deep pocket […]

2023 Main Street Preps All-Midstate boys track and field team

Main Street Preps has named its 2023 All-Midstate boys track and field team. See below for superlative honors, and the first and second teams.  Athlete of the Year Griffin Frankfather, FRA: Frankfather won the Division II-A decathlon with 6,209 points and placed in the top three of his other three events. He earned second in the pole vault (13-00), third […]

CU’s Turney & Hughes earn NAIA All-America honors

Turney slugged a record 32 homers; Hughes started all 52 games & hit .373

LEBANON – Cumberland University standouts Cole Turney and Tyner Hughes have been named the 71st and 72nd NAIA All-Americans in the history of the baseball program. Turney who established new school single season records in several categories was named First Team as a Designated Hitter while Hughes, who started in all 52 games, was named an All-American Honorable Mention. The […]

Over 150 take part in Zion Logue Le96ndary Football camp

Free camp held May 27 at Lebanon High School's Tribble Field / Watkins Stadium

LEBANON – Over 150 youngsters from across Wilson County participated in the free Zion Logue “Le96ndary” Football Camp Saturday, May 27 at Lebanon High’s Clifton Tribble Field / Danny Watkins Stadium. A 2019 graduate of Lebanon High, Logue is preparing for his redshirt senior year as a defensive lineman with the two-time national champion University of Georgia Bulldogs. “I want […]

UST&F Coaches vote CU’s Idamadudu top national honor

NAIA's 2023 National Champion in both the 200 & 400 Meter Dash

LEBANON – Cumberland University track star Praise Idamadudu has been named the 2023 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year. Idamadudu earned the award fresh off winning a pair of individual NAIA National Championships at Indiana Wesleyan University. The sophomore from Nigeria is the first CU track and field athlete […]

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