Stories from Friday, May 11, 2012
Sadie Hardison Harper
Sadie Hardison Harper, 76, of 977 Galloway Street, Lewisburg passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at her residence. Mrs. Harper was a native of Marshall County and was the daughter of the late Marcus Hardison and Sarah Hill Hardison. She was a member of Church Street Church of Christ and was the secretary and bookkeeper for 40 years at Sharp Motor Company...
Fun in the sun
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Marshall County's annual special olympics, held recently at Westhills Elementary School, are leading to a couple of events in Nashville: statewide games; and a visit with the Tennessee Titans. Among the 10 special athletes going to the football team's practice field are Noah and Nick Polk, two sons of Wendy and Jason Polk of Cornersville. ...
Attempted murder charge reduced
By Karen Hall Staff Writer A Marshall County jury convicted a Lewisburg man at the conclusion of an attempted murder trial when that charge was reduced to attempted voluntary manslaughter. Roy Edward Overcast Jr., 71, of Old Belfast Road, was charged with criminal attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and two counts of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon. ...
"Spare Change for Special Olympics" is a huge success
Chapel Hill Elementary School, Forrest High School and First State Bank, raised over $2,000 during their "Spare Change for Special Olympics" fundraiser. The CHES classroom winner was Monica Sandrell's class, which raised $93.95. They received $25 and a pizza party as a reward. The classroom winners at FHS were the homeroom classes of Sheila Edde ($160.67) and Shawna Bourne ($155.39). Each class received $25 as a reward...
Expansion construction is starting this summer
By Clint Confehr Senior Staff Writer Waste Management Inc. is reaching out to several contractors about their price and availability to expand Cedar Ridge Landfill, as well as finalize plans to control the flow of pollutants oozing from the earth on property the landfill company just bought...
Mayfest makes people happy
From staff reports The Lewisburg man charged with the stabbing death of his wife last weekend does not qualify for a court-appointed and state-paid defense attorney, records show. Kenneth P. Colvett, 56, 606 Wood Crest St., stated on his affidavit of indigence when asking for a court-appointed attorney that he owns property valued at $58,000...
Lady Rockets blank Raiderettes in 9-A title game
The dominance continues for the Forrest Lady Rockets over their District 9-A opponents as they pulled off a clean sweep of the district tournament, winning all three games they played by a combined score of 31-4, capped off by an 8-0 win over upstart Moore County in the title clincher Wednesday night at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill.
"That was pretty convincing and I am very pleased about that," said Forrest head coach Becky Cheatham after the game. "It was truly a team effort."
The Raiderettes reached the finals with a last-inning, 4-3 come-from-behind win over Cascade in the loser's bracket final.
Tigers blank Community, await Summit for 11A-AA title
The third-seeded Marshall County Tigers posted their second consecutive 5-0 shutout, blanking second seeded Community Tuesday on the pitch at Forrest in the semifinals of the District 11A-AA Soccer Tournament.
"We expected to come in here and do this," said MCHS head coach Lisa Raffo. "We practiced really hard and practice pays off. The Community team played really well this season, so our hard work paid off in beating a good team."
With the win, the Tigers clinched a berth in the Region Tournament for the third year in a row and will take on fourth seeded Summit in the finals Thursday night at 5 p.m. in Chapel Hill.
Forrest pounds Cascade, one win from title
The Cascade Lady Champions took an early 3-0 lead at Forrest Tuesday night in a District 9-A winner's bracket match-up, but the Lady Rockets chipped away at the lead before exploding for 10 runs in the fourth inning to run-rule the Wartrace girls 14-4 in five innings.
"I really didn't expect that, so I am very, very excited for that to happen" said FHS head coach Becky Cheatham after the game. "I expected a very close game."
Bush's big hit lifts Tigers
On Tuesday night, the Marshall County Tigers (25-9) captured their first District tournament title in four years when they beat three-time defending champ Spring Hill 3-2 at home thanks to some late game heroics from senior catcher Brandon Bush.
Although MCHS had swept the season series against the Raiders (28-7), the two teams were locked in a 2-2 tie through the first six and a half innings of play. Bush, though, broke the stalemate in the bottom of the seventh inning by driving in Aaron Hobbs with a two-out RBI double to give the Tigers the District 12-AA crown.
Tigerettes rally past East Hickman
On Monday night, the Marshall County Tigerettes (21-10) clinched a spot in the District 12-AA tournament championship game by defeating the second seeded East Hickman Lady Eagles 7-3 at home in the third round of the tourney.
Despite losing to MCHS twice during the regular season and being without the services of their top pitcher Emily Robb, who had surgery last week, East Hickman (22-12) appeared to be on the verge of knocking off Marshall County on Monday and held a 3-2 lead through the first five innings of play.
Tigers hold off Spartans
The Marshall County Tigers (24-9) advanced to the District 12-AA championship game for the second straight year by defeating the Summit Spartans 4-2 at home on Monday afternoon in the finals of their four team pool.
Having won the first three meetings against Summit (12-16) this season, the Tigers got off to a strong start and held a 4-0 lead through the first three innings of play before staving off a couple of Spartan rally attempts over the final four frames.
Lady Bulldogs surge past Culleoka
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (11-10) advanced to the loser's bracket finals of the District 11-A tournament by defeating the Culleoka Lady Warriors 10-3 on Tuesday night at Mt. Pleasant High School after overcoming an early three-run deficit.
Culleoka jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, before the Lady Bulldogs battled back and held a 4-3 advantage at the end of the fourth inning. Cornersville then put the game out of reach by pushing across six more runs over the next two frames to claim their 12th straight victory over the Lady Warriors.
Columbia Academy outlasts Lady Bulldogs
The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs (11-11) turned in a valiant effort, but saw their season come to an end on Wednesday night when they suffered a heartbreaking 12-11 defeat in 10 innings to Columbia Academy (19-14) in the losers bracket finals of the District 11-A tournament at Mt. Pleasant High School.
After watching the lead change hands three times through the first six innings of play, the Lady Bulldogs held a 10-8 advantage heading into the bottom of the seventh before CA scored two runs in the frame to knot the game at 10-10.
Saddle Creek MGA returns with a bang
After nearly a three-year absence, the Saddle Creek Men's Golf Association (MGA) was recently reformed and returned with a bang on Sunday as 37 two-man teams teed it up for a two-man scramble on the Par 72, 6,283 yard course.
After some great playing, the team of Ryan Johnson and Jeff Whitmore took home first place in the Championship Flight, shooting an excellent 12 under par 60, three strokes clear of second place.
Joe Ligget and Steven Pennington were second and John Myhr and Ray Garbiras came in third.