Thumbs up to 12 Friendship Christian School juniors and their teacher, Greg Armstrong, who recently returned from a mission trip to Nicaragua.
Thumbs up to Cumberland University senior Sam Lind, who was named the Mid-South Conference Baseball Player of the Week. Lind finished last week with a .577 batting average, two home runs and 11 RBIs. Lind was also joined by Anthony Gomez, who was named Baseball Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.
Thumbs up to Mt. Juliet Christian’s Gavin Sellers, who pitched a complete-game one-hit shutout in a 9-0 win over Station Camp.
Thumbs up to the Mt. Juliet-based Tennessee Blast 10-under baseball team, which won the West Tennessee March Madness Travel Tournament in Jackson, going 6-0 against teams from Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri. The team is made up of Conner Hackett, Ian Jennings, Gage Farrar, Landon Baker, Andrew Behnke, Eli Carson, Colton Regen, Bryce Holbrook, Paxton Davidson and McKane Everett. The coaches are Rob Benenke, Randy Farrar and Jay Baker.
Thumbs up to CedarStone Bank, which will celebrate 10 years of service in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Donelson on April 17 with an event at its Lebanon office.
Thumbs up to Karen Elmore, who recently joined First Freedom Bank as a customer service representative in the bank’s Lebanon office.
Thumbs up to the Lebanon Econo Lodge, which recently celebrated the 45th anniversary of its brand with an event that featured Lebanon firefighters and city leaders.
Thumbs up to Wilson Central’s John Kramer, who was recently ranked seventh in the nation among high school juniors by Wrestling USA magazine. Kramer is Tennessee’s reigning 220-pound state champion.
Thumbs up to WANT deejay M.J. Lucas, who was the guest of honor at the 24th annual Wilson County Library Roast on Wednesday evening.
Thumbs up to the Lebanon Police Department, which was recently given a grant to provide it an Eddie Eagle costume and material to teach the NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe program.