6:15 PM Apr 19, 2013
Roger Perry: Dedicated to faith, family, football Roger Perry's first game as Mt. Juliet's coach in 2006 was a loss to Wilson Central. Walking off the field, he gave me a few terse comments on the contest. He obviously wasn't happy. Returning to Mt. Juliet a few days later for me w...
5:45 PM Apr 12, 2013
"Fake" All-America team is for real On the eve of last weekend's Final Four, a story popped up in our nation's publications about four guys who, as William & Mary students in the early 1970s, created a fake college basketball All-America team. The foursome believed there were t...
10:30 AM Apr 8, 2013
Vanatta's spirit defied his age About six weeks ago, the family and I went to a Lebanon restaurant for an after-church lunch. Wilson Central basketball coach Troy Bond, wife Ginny and stepson Jon Rosshirt were also there. There was also an older gentleman in a light-colored suit wh...
7:00 PM Apr 5, 2013
Vanatta's spirit defied his age About six weeks ago, the family and I went to a Lebanon restaurant for an after-church lunch. Wilson Central basketball coach Troy Bond, wife Ginny and stepson Jon Rosshirt were also there. There was also an older gentleman in a light-colored suit who...
11:00 AM Apr 1, 2013
New LHS campus unites Blue Devil athletics A week after the calendar turned spring, the real thing arrived Thursday. I took a company camera to the new Lebanon High School to shoot my first tennis match against Wilson Central at the Boyd-Rushing Courts. It wasn't just 'tenni...
7:00 PM Mar 29, 2013
New LHS campus unites Blue Devil athletics A week after the calendar turned spring, the real thing arrived Thursday. I took a company camera to the new Lebanon High School to shoot my first tennis match against Wilson Central at the Boyd-Rushing Courts. It wasn't just 'tenni...
10:30 AM Mar 25, 2013
Billy Carr's life touched generations of Little Leaguers Billy Howard Carr's career at The Lebanon Democrat bridged the era when newspapers were put together by hand and today's world in which everything short of the pressroom is done on the computer. We lost Billy H. earlier this w...
7:00 PM Mar 21, 2013
Billy Carr's life touched generations of Little Leaguers Billy Howard Carr's career at The Lebanon Democrat bridged the era when newspapers were put together by hand and today's world in which everything short of the pressroom is done on the computer. We lost Billy H. earlier this ...
11:30 AM Mar 18, 2013
The Madness is about to hit a crescendo College basketball's Christmas Day is almost here. Selection Sunday's the day when Greg Gumbel tells college basketball fans whether their team has been nice [good enough to make the NCAA tournament's field of 68 teams] or naughty [not good e...
11:30 AM Mar 11, 2013
We're just over one week from Selection Sunday and be prepared to hear the phrase "hot team" a lot. The ESPN talking heads will try to convince you that because a team is "playing well down the stretch", you should consider them for your bracket picks. I used to buy into that. It ma...
4:00 PM Mar 8, 2013
When you're hot, you're not We're just over one week from Selection Sunday and be prepared to hear the phrase "hot team" a lot. The ESPN talking heads will try to convince you that because a team is "playing well down the stretch", you should consider them for your bracket picks.
9:45 AM Mar 4, 2013
WHS 2013 has LHS feel of '95 In 1995, Lebanon's boys won their first region basketball championship in 26 seasons playing on their home floor. The old Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court [which didn't have those names, yet] may have been a neutral site for most of the teams in ...
5:30 PM Mar 1, 2013
WHS 2013 has LHS feel of '95 In 1995, Lebanon's boys won their first region basketball championship in 26 seasons playing on their home floor. The old Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court [which didn't have those names, yet] may have been a neutral site for most of the teams in ...
10:30 AM Feb 25, 2013
Mayor watches coaching proteges' with pride As Wilson County mayor, Randall Hutto roots for all of the local teams to do well. It's good politics. When Wilson Central and Watertown took home boys' district basketball championships Tuesday night, he might have felt more like a proud...
5:15 PM Feb 22, 2013
Mayor watches coaching proteges' with pride As Wilson County mayor, Randall Hutto roots for all of the local teams to do well. It's good politics. When Wilson Central and Watertown took home boys' district basketball championships Tuesday night, he might have felt more like a proud...
11:10 AM Feb 18, 2013
In defense of February A few weeks ago, Larry Woody wrote his opinion about what is wrong with February – everything. It may be a miserable month for outdoorsmen, but for spectator sports fans, and even participants, the year's second month unveils the spring's first signs of...
6:00 PM Feb 15, 2013
n defense of February A few weeks ago, Larry Woody wrote his opinion about what is wrong with February – everything. It may be a miserable month for outdoorsmen, but for spectator sports fans, and even participants, the year's second month unveils the spring's first signs of ...