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The Forrest Rockets knew what they were up against as they travelled to Nolensville Monday night for an all-important District 12-AA contest with Knights’ ace lefty Ethan McElvain on the hill. The sophomore Vanderbilt commit gave up a first inning run versus the Rockets and then slammed the door the rest of the way, throwing no-hit ball over the last six innings, while striking out 14 in the game and walking one Forrest batter in a 7-1 win. more
A beautiful spring day turned in to a pleasant Monday evening for an intra-county rivalry to be played out on Cornersville High School’s softball field as the Marshall County Tigerettes, fresh off a trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama for the Gulf Shores Classic III Softball Tournament, rolled in to take on the Lady Bulldogs. The Tigerettes, who had beaten the Lady Dawgs 11-8 on March 22, completed the season series sweep with an 8-5 victory. more
In the first of the home and away District 12-AA series, the Forrest Rockets (8-2, 2-1) held the home field versus intra-county rival Marshall County (3-4, 0-3) via a 9-5 comeback win over the Tigers at Chapel Hill Monday night. Forrest had two big innings as they scored four runs in the third inning and five in the fifth to secure their fourth win in a row. “Baseball is an emotional game, we were emotional, they were emotional and I couldn’t be more proud of these guys,” Forrest coach Andy Burkett said. “Cannon Cervantes battled through a foot injury the last three innings he pitched and we were absolutely not taking him out of the game and we knew he was going to get the job done.” more
The Forrest Rockets (7-2, 1-1) picked up their third win in a row Friday night at Chapel Hill, coming back for an 8-7 win over the Page Patriots. “I think one of the big trademarks of our team is that we got great team chemistry, but on top of that team chemistry, we play fantastic defense as well,” Forrest coach Andy Burkett said. “Our guys got behind our pitchers today, they hit it, but we were able to make the plays to win the ballgame.” The two squads have played 15 times since 2003 with the Rockets leading the series 9-6. more
On a sun splashed early Spring Monday evening, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs welcomed the Cannon County Lionettes for a non-district softball game. The Lady Bulldogs hitters blistered the Lionettes for 13 hits and 11 runs and got solid pitching from Carmen Ward for a four-inning 11-0 shutout win... more
After a 4-1 District 12-AA loss to Giles County at home on Monday, Forrest senior Max Kirby made his first start of the season on the mound on Tuesday versus the Bobcats at the fabled Sam Davis Park in Pulaski where he turned in his best performance of his varsity career, wheeling and dealing his way to a complete game victory as the Rockets won going away, 11-4. “Monday night was a tough game for us…that kid Jake Cardin, the lefty on the mound, he is going to be something special, he is just a sophomore and he had some good stuff and kept us off balance all night,” Forrest coach Andy Burkett said. “Even later in that game I thought we squaring balls up a little bit, but were weren’t finding the holes, so it was really nice to see our guys come out today and swing aggressively against some pretty good pitching.” more
The Nolensville Knights inherited a King’s treasure when sophomore ace lefty Ethan McElvain transferred from Summit. On Monday night at Joe George Field in Lewisburg, the Vanderbilt commit showed why Nolensville is now the favorite to win District 12-AA as he tossed a complete game one-hitter, striking out 18 out of the 24 Tigers’ batters he faced in an 8-0 win... more
The three-time state champion Forrest Lady Rockets took on the 2005 state champion Marshall Tigerettes in a District 12-AA, intra-county showdown Friday night at Reese Hambrick Field in Lewisburg. “We haven’t been able to do this in a year, so any time you get to go play a team in your county, it’s a big game, there is just a lot on it,” Forrest coach Shelby Lightfoot said... more
The Cornersville Bulldogs, after being blanked 10-0 Monday night at Moore County, hosted the Raiders in Cornersville on a cold and windy Tuesday evening in a District 4-A contest. The Raiders once again proved to be loaded with firepower as they pounded the Bulldogs 15-0 in a five-inning, mercy rule win to complete the regular season sweep... more
On a cool, but pleasant Monday evening an inter-county rivalry was played out on Reese Hambrick Field in Lewisburg between the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs and the Marshall County High School Tigerettes. The Bulldogs, paced by shortstop Alicia Pope’s two home runs, broke out early then weathered a seven-run fifth inning by the Tigerettes before fighting back with a six-run sixth to make it a two-run game, only to fall 11-8 in a fine high school softball game. more
After opening the season with a pair of home wins over Lewis County and Columbia Central, the Marshall County Tigers finished up the three-game home stand versus 3A Ravenwood Monday night at Joe George Field in Lewisburg. It was a topsy turvy contest as the Tigers fell behind early, caught up, and fell behind again before sending the game to extra innings where they lost 5-4 on a mix up on a pop fly in the infield in the top of the ninth inning. more
The Forrest Lady Rockets continued their early season hot streak, blasting the Community Viqueens 10-0 in six innings Tuesday night at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill in the District 12-AA opener. “I thought Unionville came out and looked solid on the mound and hitting wise, it looks like a big improvement, so kudos to them,” Forrest coach Shelby Lightfoot said. “We were a little slow getting the bats going, we were kind of sporadic here and there, so our post-game talk was being a little bit more consistent through the whole game.” more
Class of 2020 will be inducted on July 17, 2021 The Hall of Fame induction ceremony that was planned for Saturday, April 17, has been postponed one final time. The Class of 2020 will now be inducted on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The induction ceremony is set to begin at 11:00 a.m. CST... more
The waiting is the hardest part. After a year on the shelf due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the defending Class 2A state champion Forrest Lady Rockets finally got to play some ball, hosting 3A Oakland in a chilly season opener at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill Thursday night. “I was just as nervous as they were, you know just that excitement and anticipation,” Forrest coach Shelby Lightfoot said. “It feels good, we are a brand new team, it’s not a team that we had, it’s not a team that I have coached a lot, so trying to get to see where they are going to go and see what this team looks like is different, but we are excited.” more
A Monday afternoon rainout at Santa Fe meant the Cornersville Bulldogs hosted the Santa Fe Wildcats in the season debut for both teams on a sunny afternoon on Cornersville’s showroom baseball field. The Bulldogs, perhaps showing some first game jitters, committed two errors in the top of the first and the Wildcats took advantage as Cornersville dropped its home opener, 5-2. more
Marshall County High School senior standout Zack Sheppard is going to keep on running as he recently signed a Letter of Intent with Martin Methodist College in Pulaski to join the cross county squad. Sheppard is the first ever college cross country signee from MCHS... more
Marshall County High School Tiger senior standout wide receiver Ak’y Howard is going to continue his football career as a Saint after signing a Letter of Intent with Thomas More University in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. An All-Region 4/4A selection at wide receiver, Howard finished his senior year with 472 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 13.1 yards per catch. Howard had 962 career receiving yards (14.6 per catch) and seven touchdowns... more
It was a long time coming. The last time the Forrest Rockets played a baseball game was on March 12, 2020 when they beat Summertown 4-3 before the remainder of last season was shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It may have been also been a bit of deja vu for Forrest junior ace hurler Kain Moses, whose last trip to the mound came against Cascade in the season opener last year when he turned in a strong four innings of work to pick up a win... more
The LMS Tigers travelled to Chapel Hill Friday night for the first of two intra-county rivalry contests this season and it was the Rockets who came out on top 7-3. FMS only had four hits in the game and got some first inning help by the Tigers, who spotted FMS four unearned runs without a base hit... more
The Community Middle School Vikings came calling on the host Cornersville Middle School Bulldogs for an early season game at the Bulldogs’ immaculately, groomed field on Monday afternoon. Behind some gritty pitching from Colyn Schillig, the Bulldogs were all even with the Vikings until a big seventh inning push by the Community boys netted the Vikings their first victory of the year, 10-5. more
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