• Three from Wilson on Freed-Hardeman’s NAIA-bound softball team

    By Andy Reed -

    While Lebanon-native Bryce Lester and his Freed-Hardeman baseball teammates prepare to travel to Lewiston, Idaho, for the Lions’ first NAIA World Series, another F-H team is also making school history with Wilson Countians on the roster.

    Sisters Emily and Lily Bombard and Annalise Jarnigan are part of the Lady Lions’ first-ever softball team to qualify for an NAIA World Series.

    Emily, a senior infielder, transferred to Freed from Blue Mountain College in Mississippi. Her sister, Lily, is a sophomore outfielder who was the center-fielder on Wilson Central’s 2015 Class AAA state championship team.

    Freshman infielder Jernigan was part of Friendship Christian’s 2015 Division II-A state title team.

    Freed will face Faulkner at 11 a.m. Friday in Clermont, Fla.

    Lester and the F-H baseball Lions will open the World Series against Northwestern Ohio at 5 p.m. CDT Friday in Lewiston.

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