National Sports News
Saturday, January 28, 2023
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Billy Packer, an Emmy award-winning college basketball broadcaster who covered 34 Final Fours for NBC and CBS, died Thursday. He was 82.
LAS VEGAS — The Oakland Athletics have spent years trying to get a new stadium while watching Bay Area neighbors such as the Giants, Warriors, 49ers and Raiders successfully move into state-of-the-art venues, and now time is running short on their efforts.
Patrick Mahomes has a very sore right ankle. Jalen Hurts has a bum right shoulder.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes headed up the tunnel inside Arrowhead Stadium to have X-rays taken on his sprained right ankle, and Chad Henne trotted onto the field in the second quarter of their divisional playoff game against Jacksonville, it was obvious who the…
Cumberland’s men will start the 2023 tennis season five spots higher than where they finished last year, ranked No. 13 in the NAIA preseason coaches’ poll released Wednesday by the national office.
Cumberland basketball returned to the local radio air waves for the final three home games of the regular season beginning with Thursday’s double header against Pikeville at WANT FM 98.9 and WCOR AM 1490.
MT. JULIET — Lebanon’s freshman boys pressured Mt. Juliet into numerous turnovers Tuesday night as the Blue Devils rolled to a 68-39 win.
Cumberland’s second-half rally fell short on a desperation halfcourt heave at the horn Thursday night as the Phoenix men fell to Pikeville 76-73 at the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena/Cliff Ellis Court.
Cumberland dropped two spots in the fifth edition of the NAIA top 20 wrestling coaches’ poll to No. 15, as announced by the national office Thursday.
No. 21 Pikeville shot well at all three levels Thursday night to get a big win over Cumberland 81-62 inside the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.
Thursday, January 26, 2023
MT. JULIET — The greater Mt. Juliet community, with two high schools where one once unified the area, got together for a family reunion Tuesday night and were treated to a intense basketball game between Mt. Juliet and host Green Hill as the Hawks followed a Senior Night celebration with a 5…
Green Hill seniors Kyler Nichols (left) and Carolina Bannach show off their state championship rings they received during the girls’ halftime Tuesday night. They are the defending state pole vault champions going into the spring track and field season. Both have signed scholarships to contin…
MT. JULIET — Joseph Simmons experienced his first Mt. Juliet-Green Hill basketball game Tuesday night and the first-year Lady Hawks coach thoroughly enjoyed the experience as his GHHS girls celebrated Senior Night with a 70-24 trouncing of its city rival before a packed house in the Hawks’ Nest.
Coles Ferry beat Jones Brummett 30-25 in overtime last Sunday to win the Blue League boys’ championship at Lebanon High’s Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court.
Cumberland’s Jason Bowers repeated as the Mid-South Conference Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, announced by league officials on Monday.
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
NASHVILLE — Running less than 30 miles from his Wilson County home, former Wilson Central track standout Baylor Franklin set the top time in the NCAA for the current indoor track season in the men’s 800 meters last Saturday during the Vanderbilt Invitational.
Former Watertown catcher/pitcher Alec Whitlock (left) holds the award as the 2022 Class AA Player of the Year by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association last Saturday in Franklin. Purple Tiger coach Mark Purvis holds his plaque for Coach of the Year. Whitlock, who has since graduated, and…
COLUMBIA, Ky. — Cumberland’s men dropped their second straight game Saturday for an 0-2 road trip as Lindsey Wilson dominated the second half to pull away with a 77-64 win over the Phoenix.
COLUMBIA, Ky. — Cumberland’s women had everything going last Saturday as the Phoenix took care of Lindsey Wilson at Biggers Sports Center, 76-61.
MT. JULIET — Lebanon’s girls turned back a Mt. Juliet challenge with a second-quarter surge to win 56-43 last Friday night.
SMYRNA — Two years ago, Friendship Christian girls bowling coach Jon Shoulders keyboarded numbers into his laptop and learned his Lady Commanders won the state championship.
MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet’s boys tried mightily to keep Jarred Hall in containment last Friday.
MARSHALL, Mo. — Cumberland finished with two Phoenix wrestlers on the podium at the Missouri Valley Invitational last Saturday.
Saturday, January 21, 2023
SMYRNA — Olivia Rush was trailing with time running out and needed a break in the Division II girls state final Wednesday.