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Fayetteville High School’s Skylar McDonald is headed to the 2015 TSSAA Class A-AA Blue Cross/Blue Shield Spring Fling played this week at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro. It marks the junior’s fourth consecutive trip to compete for the title McDonald has two state singles tennis titles and one runner-up under her belt. She advances with a 6-0, 6-0, win over East Robertson’s Kristin Grant in the region semifinals and a
Lincoln County High School’s Tennis Coach Jonathan Brown was selected as the District 8-AAA Girls’ Coach of the Year for his team performance during the 2015 tennis season. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry
After winning the District 8-AAA singles title, Lincoln County High School’s Lauren Gower was defeated in the first round of region tournament action at Old Fort Park last week in Murfreesboro. Gower went down to Aya Melham from Blackman, 1-6, 1-6. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry
After winning the District 8-AAA doubles championship, Lincoln County High School’s Ashley Atkinson (above) and Hayley McGee (below) went down in the first round of region tournament action played last week at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro. The ladies were defeated by Siegel’s White and Nance, 1-6, 0-6. ~ Staff photos by Paul Henry
Lincoln County’s Casey Peel, son of Tina and Charles Peel, will soon go into the ring and contend for the V3 Mixed Martial Arts welterweight title. The three-round event is scheduled for May 30 at the Marathon Music Works in Nashville. Matches get underway at 7 p.m. Peel takes on the defending title holder, Caleb Miller, in the main event. Competing at the amateur level for just over a year,
Fayetteville High School’s Boys’ Basketball Coach Chris Murdock and Fayetteville Middle School’s Coach Matt Camp will hold their basketball academy on May 26-28 from 8 until 11:30 a.m. at the middle school gym. The camp is open to boys going into the third through eighth grades. Emphasis will be on ball handling, passing and shooting through drills and games. Price is $40 for individuals or $60 for a sibling pair.
Special Olympics bocce winners are pictured here following the April 21 competition in Tullahoma. April Holt placed fourth in bocce, Mary Edgin placed third and Melanie McAlister placed second. Special thanks were extended to Betty McAlister for transporting the girls to the event.
Cooper Shelton, a graduating senior at Lincoln County High School, has been awarded a four-year Army ROTC Scholarship, one of only 1,000 given nationally, to attend Carson-Newman University. Only 1,000 Additionally, Coach Ken Sparks, head coach of the Carson-Newman Eagles, has signed Cooper to play football as a receiver, punter and kicker. Coach Sparks calls Cooper, “the athlete”. Cooper is excited to attend Carson-Newman as a contracted ROTC cadet and
Saturday night it was the biggest crowd in over a decade in the Meadows/Thompson Stadium as local football alumni went up against their long-time rival, the Franklin County Rebels. The 59 former heroes of the gridiron capped off the stellar night with a 38-0 victory. The support confirms that Fayetteville and Lincoln County remains hungry as a football community. “We couldn’t have asked for a better night,” said Falcon Football