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Fall Fall Sports Sports 2011 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Defending champs want another banner

File photo by James A. Webb, Independent

The Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lion volleyball team celebrates its TranSouth tournament championship last fall. This week the Lady Lions begin their quest for a fourth straight league title.

With every key contributor but one returning from last year's TranSouth Conference championship team, expectations will again be high for the FreedHardeman University Lady Lions volleyball team entering the 2011 season. However, high expectations are nothing new for a program that has won three of the last four regular season and conference tournament titles. Despite a mid-season hiccup that kept the Lady Lions from winning their fourth straight regular season banner, the team hit its stride toward the end of the season and swept its way through the conference tournament to earn a berth into the NAIA National Championship Opening Round. Only one player, versatile four-year starter Claire Pennington, graduated from that squad. "We are looking forward to the upcoming season. Returning all but one player from last year's conference tournament championship gives us a hopeful chance for defending our title," said head coach Todd Humphry (249-126, 12th season). "Our offense looks to be strong again returning Fernanda Ferreira and Sydney Rice in addition to Nataly Gutierrez who is coming back from a medical redshirt. Having only one graduating senior from last season's team gives us the experi-

ence needed to go far in the TranSouth Conference." As Humphry said, the Lady Lions' attack should once again be among the strongest in conference. Last season, FHU ranked second in the TranSouth in attack percentage and third in kills per set. With the return of Nataly Gutierrez, who averaged 3.3 kills per set in 2009, from medical redshirt, the team's attack stands to be even stronger. Joining Gutierrez in the front row will be first-team all-conference selections Fernanda Ferreira and Sydney Rice. Ferreira, the conference tournament MVP, led the team in both kills and blocks in 2010 while Rice was just behind her in both categories. The left-handed hitter also was tops on the squad in hitting percentage (.313). Humphry said that he expects the duo to be the team's leaders this year. Sandra Montoya returns after a solid season that saw her earn first-team allconference honors in her first year at FHU. Montoya is a versatile player who can play both front and back rows effectively; she led the team in digs (3.9 per set) while also adding 2.5 kills per set on her way to 11 double-doubles during the See CHAMPS, Page 4


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2011 Chester County High School Eagle Football


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Chester County High School 2011 Football Roster No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 30 31 32 33 34 35 40 41 42 43 45 46 47 50 51 52 53 54 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 65 66 69 70 71 72 75 76 78 79 80 83 85 86 87 88 89 90 99

Name Austin Cavaness Jonathan Murley Darian Robinson Jake Melaro Tanner Beecham Trannard Cobb Veto Swain Peyton James Zack Hearn Will Taylor Lakevious Howell Ryan Turner Dillon Williams Savaughn Trice Troy Webb Tyler Seagraves Michael Pearson Josh Willis Matthew Butler C.J. Burton Hunter Denbow Cameron Phelps Kyle Kesler Antoine Cloud Reed Matthews Dillon Hairrell Tyler Shackelford Toneal Bumpass Sam Kesler Maison Gray Ed Reeves Cody Harris Dylan Kinchen Noah Lancaster Hunter Carnell Mason Scott Seth Ross Clint Flatt Cole Lindsey Hunter Knight Tyler Teague Dusty Mitchell David Kirkwood Tyler Butler Cory Malone Zach Frye Zach Malone Kyle Jester Blake Tims Clayton Lindsey Tyler McCalmon Skylar Sheffield Tristan Marshall Justin Williams Terrill Cockerham Seth Berry Devin Davis Jerry Davis Jared Cook John Salango Taylor Harrison Tristan McCalmon Timothy Sikes Colton Hearn Monty McNeal Carson Naylor Colby Stout Joey Alexander Kirk Atkins Dakota Roberts

Ht. 5’11” 6’1” 6’ 6’1” 5’9” 5’10” 5’10” 5’5” 5’6” 5’10” 6’3” 5’8” 5’11” 5’11” 5’8” 5’5” 5’7” 5’9” 5’9” 5’9” 5’7” 5’7” 5’11” 5’3” 5’10” 5’6” 5’9” 5’7” 5’10” 5’9” 5’8” 5’9” 5’7” 5’8” 5’6” 5’10” 5’9” 5’10” 5’10” 5’8” 5’8” 5’10” 5’11” 5’11” 6’5” 5’9” 6’4” 6’1” 6’ 6’ 5’11” 6’1” 5’11” 5’11” 5’6” 6’ 5’9” 5’9” 5’6” 5’10” 5’10” 5’8” 5’9” 5’6” 5’11” 6’ 6’1” 5’7” 6’2” 6’1”

Wt. 183 180 175 185 170 130 175 120 135 160 180 155 175 154 145 125 160 160 165 116 145 175 187 125 146 135 140 160 160 135 148 204 135 145 155 200 135 160 225 207 175 240 160 205 220 215 235 180 170 225 235 303 210 175 175 210 227 260 210 210 210 151 175 125 160 137 140 145 210 195

Year 12 11 12 12 12 10 11 10 11 12 12 12 12 9 9 10 12 12 11 9 9 12 10 10 9 11 10 12 9 11 9 9 9 9 9 9 11 9 11 11 10 12 10 10 12 12 12 10 9 11 11 11 9 11 11 9 9 9 9 9 10 11 9 11 10 9 11 10 12 10

Pos. QB TE/DL RB/DB WR/DB RB/DB RB/DB WR/DB QB/DB WR/DB WR/DB WR/DB WR/DB QB/DB QB/LB RB/LB RB/DB WR/DB RB/LB RB/LB RB/DB RB/LB RB/DB WR/LB RB/LB WR/DB RB/DB RB/LB RB/LB QB/LB RB/DB WR/DB OL/DL WR/DB WR/DB OL/DL OL/DL WR/DB RB/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL TE/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL WR/DB WR/LB WR/DB TE/DL WR/DB WR/DB OL/DL TE/DL OL/DL

Chester County High School 2011 Football Schedule Date Aug. 12 Aug. 19 Aug. 26 Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28

Opponent Jamboree Adamsville Hardin County Jackson Central Merry Dyersburg Bolivar Central Open McNairy Central Lexington Liberty Tech South Side Fayette-Ware

Michael Hodum Derek Pritchard Clint Rider Ryan Coleraine Chad Hanna Josh Caraway

Head Coach Defensive Coordinator Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Location Eagle Stadium Eagle Stadium Savannah Eagle Stadium Dyersburg Bolivar Eagle Stadium Lexington Eagle Stadium Jackson Eagle Stadium


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Champs season. Also returning to the front row is senior Rachelle Prince, who was a key contributor last season in both reserve and starting roles. She totaled 108 kills last season from the left side and will again be a valuable player off the bench for the Lady Lions. Sophomore Jasmine Johnson could also give FHU more depth in the front row as will newcomer Rachel Jetton. Both of the setters that Humphry used in his two-setter rotation will return, led by senior Amber Turner. Turner averaged 6.5 assists per set last season while sharing time with Renata Ferreira, who con-

tributed 4.8 assists per set. Turner is an athletic setter whose experience with the team will again prove to be a huge asset while Ferreira's size allows her to aid on blocks. Junior libero Callie West, a two-time all-conference selection, returns to lead the back row. Last season she averaged 2.6 digs per set and is an excellent passer. She also finished the season strong in service, recording eight aces in FHU's final three matches. Additional help in the back row will come from senior Carissa Foshee, who averaged 2.2 digs pet set. Sophomore Hannah Claiborne will also compete for time. As usual, Humphry will challenge his team with a difficult non-conference schedule that includes a trip to the Bone Yard Brawl in Georgetown, Ky., where it

Freed-Hardeman University 2011 Volleyball Schedule Location Opponent Time Columbia College * 3:30 Tri-Cities Bryan College * 7:30 Tri-Cities Aug. 27 Milligan College * 9:00 Tri-Cities Shorter University * 3:00 Tri-Cities Sept. 13 Bethel 7:00 McKenzie Sept. 17 Lyon 1:00 Henderson Sept. 20 Mid-Continent 7:00 Henderson Sept. 22 Rhodes College 7:00 Henderson Sept. 27 Trevecca Nazarene 7:00 Henderson Sept. 29 Martin Methodist 7:00 Pulaski Oct. 3 Cumberland 7:00 Henderson Oct. 6 Union 7:00 Jackson Oct. 7 Virginia Intermont # 5:30 Montgomery, Ala. Bryan College # 7:30 Montgomery, Ala. Oct. 8 St. Thomas-Houston # 11:30 Montgomery, Ala. Southern Wesleyan # 1:30 Montgomery, Ala. Oct. 11 Bethel 7:00 Henderson Oct. 15 Lyon 11:00 Batesville, Ark. Columbia College 1:00 Batesville, Ark. Oct. 18 Union 7:00 Henderson Oct. 20 Trevecca Nazarene 6:00 Nashville Oct. 22 Faulkner 1:00 Henderson Oct. 25 Martin Methodist 7:00 Henderson Oct. 27 Cumberland 6:00 Lebanon Oct. 28 Georgetown ^ 2:00 Georgetown, Ky. Olivet Nazarene ^ 6:00 Georgetown, Ky. Oct. 29 Indiana Tech. ^ 11:30 Georgetown, Ky. Indiana Wesleyan ^ 3:30 Georgetown, Ky. Nov. 1 Mid-Continent 7:00 Mayfield, Ky. Nov. 7 TranSouth Conf. Tourney TBA Pulaski * Milligan College Invitational; # Faulkner Invitational; ^ Bone Yard Brawl Date Aug. 26

will face some of the nation's top-ranked teams. Playing such a schedule, Humphry hopes, will again prepare his team to defend its conference championship. "The one thing I hope for this team is that we come in with a goal and the focus

to reach that goal," he said. "We have the tools to be a very competitive team but will need to keep focused and not look too much towards the tournament and prepare one game at a time until post-season play."

Freed-Hardeman University 2011 Volleyball Roster No. 1 2 3 4 6 9 10 11 12 16 17 22

Name Class Nataly Gutierrez SR Hannah Claiborne SO Sydney Rice SR Rachelle Prince SR Fernanda Ferreira SR Callie West JR Renata Fereira SO Carissa Foshee SR Sandra Montoya SR Jasmine Johnson SO Rachel Jetton FR Ambert Turner SR Olivia Sims SO Todd Humphry, Head Coach

Pos. Ht. Hometown MH 6-1 Santa Domingo, D. R. S/DS 5-7 Murfreesboro MH 5-11 Johnson City DS 5-7 Masillon, Ohio OH 6-0 Minas Gerais, Brazil Lib. 5-6 Memphis S 5-8 Contagem, Brazil Lib./S 5-6 Paragould, Ark. OH/MH5-8 Antioquia, Columbia MH 5-9 Alamo S/OH Paragould, Ark. S 5-6 Bartlett OH 5-11 Helena, Ala. Jessica Vieira, Graduate Assistant


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Athletic directors leading top class programs Henderson and Chester County arguably are at the crossroads of one of the best times ever as far as athletics is concerned. Excellent athletes, fine facilities, and coaches at the top of their game point to the possibility of upcoming successes that have never been equaled. Mike McCutchen leads a stable, successful athletic program at FreedHardeman University, but the same cannot be said for the TranSouth Athletic Conference. When the TSAC began in 1996, it contained a broad range of programs stretching across four states from Arkansas to the far reaches of east Tennessee. Original members included Lipscomb, Belmont, and Birmingham Southern, all now members of NCAA Division I. At one time, the entire membership of the TranSouth sought membership in the NCAA Division II, but the NCAA put a moratorium on new membership, and those plans went by the wayside. Now Cumberland, Trevecca Nazarene, and Union are in various stages of admission to Division II. And with Mid-Continent University's announcement that it would also leave the league, the TranSouth is faced with having only five schools in 2012-13, leaving it without an automatic postseason bid to any NAIA sport. "We're staying in the NAIA and the TranSouth, and doing everything to stabilize the TranSouth," McCutchen assured about Freed-Hardeman's plans, and the other four remaining schools as well. He stated the TS plans to hire a full-time commissioner for the first time whose primary goal is to recruit new members. As for the current state of athletics at Freed-Hardeman, McCutchen is extremely upbeat. "I really think recruiting has gone well for our teams," he said. "Our coaches have really worked hard."

He stated John Armstrong is doing well with the new golf program. The FHU Lady Lion volleyball team is the three-time defending league champions, and cross country is off and running. "Soccer continues to build and gets bigger each year," said McCutchen. "Last year we were really competitive in the conference and will continue to get better." Each of the FHU basketball teams are perennial contenders for conference titles, as are the two diamond teams. Doyle Murphy echoes the same sentiments about the programs he overseas as athletic director at Chester County High School. Murphy is heading in to his 40th year of teaching and coaching, with the last 26 years in the Chester County school system. He believes the teams at CCHS are in as good a shape as any time during his tenure here. The Eagle football team is picked to contend for the district title, and has received a post-season bid the last three years. CCHS has a team capable of bringing a home playoff game to Eagle Stadium for the first time ever. New coach Michael Miller Jr. brings a fierce attitude of competition to the boys' basketball program, and the girls' team is experienced, talented and poised for a breakout year. With a region title under their belt, the CCHS softball team played in the state tournament last year, and the baseball team advanced to the region in 2011 for the first time in more than a decade. Volleyball has become one of the school's top program under Susan Humphry, with golf and tennis fielding competitive teams every year. "I'm well pleased where we are," said Murphy. "I'll put our coaches against anyone in the state as far as their work ethic and knowledge. The community is real nice to us.

"Financially, we have most that we want. We have good crowds at football and basketball games, and are able to get all that we need and some of what we want. Facilities wise, Murphy is really pleased with the state of CCHS sports. "Look at the this field," Murphy said pointing to the finely manicured surface of Eagle football stadium. "It's as good as any in Tennessee, bar none. We have new restrooms at the soccer field, our baseball and softball fields are excellent, and no one can compare with our gym!" If Murphy had a wish list, he said it would be for an indoor practice facility for the football program. "But that would be a BIG wish list," he concluded.

DOYLE MURPHY

MIKE MCCUTCHEN


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Defending champ Eaglettes have tools to defend title The Chester County Eaglettes are well established as the top bird in district volleyball circles, having won district titles two years running. Last season CCHS won both the regular season and district tournament championship. Head Coach Susan Humphry’s team has all the tools to defend those titles with five returning starters – Logan McEarl, Emily Humphry, Kirsten Henry, Jana Frye, and Cynthia Beene. The one player they have to replace, however, is all district performer Kamara Trice who is now applying her skills to the FreedHardeman University squad. Susan Humphry says Annsley Poston will likely step in to Trice’s front line position, and Poston is said to be coming on strong in the preseason. In addition, the head coach stresses that three or four

strong underclassmen will come off the bench to add additional strength to the lineup. Defending the championship will not be easy, as Humphry continues to ramp up the strength of her schedule. “The teams in our district are all getting better. South Side and Lexington are strong, and Liberty is getting better. McNairy is better, also. “I’m looking for this team to be good this year, and expecting good things from them,” stressed Humphry. The season began Monday, and the home opener is at 5 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 25, when Trinity Christian comes to Eagle Gym. District contenders Lexington and South Side come to Henderson Sept. 1 and Sept. 6 respectively.

Chester County High School 2011 Girls’ Volleyball Roster No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15 16 18 22 26 49 50 52

Name Katelyn Faulkner Kirsten Henry Bre Lockett Morgan Hays Brooklynn Davidson Cynthia Beene Presley Robinson Natalie Clayton Bayley Holder Jana Frye Emily Humphry Madison Cherry Logan McEarl Julia Weeks Faith Hearn Annsley Poston Kasie Beene Alyssa Gately Madison McCaskill

Head Coach

Susan Humphry

Class 10 12 11 9 9 11 10 11 10 11 12 9 12 11 10 11 9 10 9


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Chester County High School 2011 Girls Volleyball Team Front row from left: Logan McEarl, Kirsten Henry, and Emily Humphry; second row: Natalie Clayton, Annsley Poston, Bre Lockett, Julia Weeks, Jana Frye, and Cynthia Beene; and back row: Coach Susan Humphry, Kasie Beene, Madison Cherry, Presley Robinson, Bayley Holder, Alyssa Gately, Katelyn Faulkner, Faith Hearn, Madison McCaskill, Brooklynn Davidson, and Morgan Hays.

Chester County High School 2011 Volleyball Schedule Date Aug. 22 Aug. 23 Aug. 25 Aug. 29 Aug. 30 Sept. 1 Sept. 6 Sept. 8 Sept. 10 Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 15 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Sept. 29 Oct. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 10-13 Oct. 18 Oct. 20 Oct. 26-28

Opponent Jackson C-M Corinth Trinity Christian Fayette-Ware Hardin County Lexington South Side Hardin County FHU Tourney Liberty Tech Crockett County Lexington McNairy Central Dyersburg South Side Liberty Tech Jackson C-M McNairy Central Fayette-Ware Univ. School District Tournament Regional Tournament Sectional Game State Tournament

Location Jackson Corinth Eagle Gym Somerville Eagle Gym Eagle Gym Eagle Gym Savannah Brewer Center Jackson Eagle Gym Lexington Selmer Eagle Gym Jackson Eagle Gym Eagle Gym Eagle Gym Eagle Gym Jackson TBA TBA TBA TBA

Time 5:00 5:30 5:00 4:30 4:30 5:00 5:00 4:30 TBA 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 4:30 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 TBA

V/JV V JV/V JV/V JV/V JV/V JV/V JV/V JV/V V JV/V JV/V JV/V JV/V JV/V JV/V JV/V JV/V JV/V JV/V JV/V


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Chester County High School 2011 Girls Soccer Team Front row from left: captains Darby Miskelly, Jessica Weeks, and Lauren Lay; second row: Cami Melaro, Katelyn Wooley, Haley Cary, Piper Davis, Alex Potts, Ali Cooper, Baylie Pruett, Cameron Greer, and Brook Flowers; and back row: head coach Jason Judd, Talia Hinson, Macy Maples, Destiny Morris, Morgan Jones, Haley Thompson, Sara Grace McNeil, Alyssa Wallis, Heaven Felker, Macee Payne, manager Cheyenne Gilliam, and assistant coach Stacey Pruett.


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Improved facility ready for improving Eaglette soccer Soccer is no longer just another “minor” sport at Chester County High School. The last few years the CCHS girls’ team has made major strides against its competition, and over the last year, the county school board invested in improved facilities for the soccer programs. Tuesday in Jackson, CCHS began what it believes will be another outstanding girls’ soccer season. With eight starting players returning this year, head coach Jason Judd, now in his fifth season, believes the Eaglettes can “play a little longer” in the post season than ever before. “We have good leadership, and they are working hard every day,” said Judd about his team. “We’re moving in the right direction, and the program is improving every day.” Leading the way for CCHS are captains

Darby Miskelly, a junior mid-fielder; Jessica Weeks, senior goal keeper; and senior defender Lauren Lay. In addition, the program continues to pick up solid freshmen to build for the future. CCHS ventured to Jackson Tuesday to face North Side in the season opener. At 5 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 25, the home opener is slated for the CCHS soccer facility behind North Chester School on Luray Street. “The girls have taken pride in (the improved facilities),” said Judd, “and that translates in to our work ethic on the field.” Last season the Eaglettes lost in the second round of the district tournament in an overtime battle with Lexington. If all goes as planned, CCHS will be hosting those key games at the end of the 2011 campaign.

Chester County High School 2011 Girls Soccer Schedule Date Aug. 23 Aug. 25 Aug. 30 Sept. 1 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 15 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Sept. 29 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 11

Opponent North Side South Gibson McNairy Central Scotts Hill Madison Acad. South Side Adamsville Fayette Academy Lexington Sacred Heart McNairy Central Trinity Christian Jackson C-M Liberty Tech

Time 6:00 5:00 6:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 6:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 4:30

Location Jackson Henderson Selmer Scotts Hill Henderson Henderson Henderson Henderson Lexington St. Mary’s Henderson Henderson Jackson Jackson


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Chester County Junior High 2011 Football Cheerleaders Front row from left: captains Kelsey Yarbrough and Shelby Hardy; second row: Baylee Smith, Emily Colbert, and Madelyn Collins; third row: Hanna Hopper, Amber Mosley, Kelby Clark, Kaitlyn Wilson, and Kaela Guinn; fourth row: Brianna Bailey, Kelsey Maness, Sydney Watson, Sky Nash, Coneisha Geanes, and Ashton Campbell; and back row: Genesis Mickens, Grace Wray, Claire McNatt, Carlee Morris, Olivea Brown, Serteria Ross, and Kendall Shaw.


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Chester County High School 2011 Football Cheerleaders Front row from left: Whitney Young, Kaitlin Stewart, Ashtyn Walker, Haley Wilson, and Shelby Richardson; and back row: Breanna Barham, Lacy Hodum, Catie Lowrance, Megan Lewis, Bailey Henley, Peyton Jenkins, and Katie Hatch.


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Chester County Junior High 2011 Girls Softball Team Front row from left: Madelin Collins, Jaqulyn Matthews, Morgan Moore, Allyson Enfinger, and Baylee Smith; second row: Skylar Nash, Bailey Hinson, Autumn McDaniel, and Hannah Hopper; and back row: Ashton Webb, Hannah Hemby, McKinley Farley, and Jantzen Robinson.

Chester County Junior High 2011 Girls Softball Schedule Date Aug. 16 Aug. 23 Aug. 25 Aug. 29 Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 15 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 24

Opponent Jackson Christian Decatur County Lexington West Middle Decatur County West Middle Trinity Christian Crockett County Jackson Christian Trinity Christian Lexington Tournament

Time 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 TBA

Location Henderson Henderson Henderson Henderson Parsons Denmark Jackson Henderson Jackson Henderson Lexington TBA


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Chester County High School 2011 Girls Cross Country Team Girls cross country, front row from left: Sammie Jo Ivy, Ariel Campbell, Kiesha Simpson, Shanice Prather, and Dakota Crouse; and back row: Roshin Ali, Shelbie Walters, Cheman Ali, Carie Massengill, and Rachel Leach.

Chester County High School 2011 Boys Cross Country Team Boys cross country, from left: Jack Lowe, Farhan Manjiyani, Jerry Rowland, Justin Evans, Ben Melton, Chance Drury, and Nathan Nails.


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Chester County High School 2011 Golf Team Front row from left: Logan Alexander, Trey Deming, Colin McPherson, and Jacob Williams; and back row: Nicholas Burns, Casey Cupples, Zack Morton, Taylor Hodges, and Hunter Dimarco. Not pictured: Skyler Freeman.

Chester County High School 2011 Golf Schedule Date Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Aug. 11 Aug. 16 Aug. 23 Aug. 25 Aug. 29 Aug. 30 Sept. 1 Sept. 12

Opponent Time McNairy Central 3:45 McNairy Central 4:00 Bolivar Central Hardin County 4:00 Scotts Hill 4:00 Madison 4:00 Bolivar Central, Hardin County Bolivar Central 4:00 Scotts Hill 4:00 Riverside 4:00 Riverside 4:00 District Tourney TBA

Location Selmer Chickasaw Pickwick Chickasaw Chickasaw Bolivar Tenn. River Chickasaw Tenn. River Tenn. River


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Chester County Junior High 2011 Girls Soccer Team Seated from left in front: Brittany Brooks, Claire McNatt, and Houston Holdren; second row kneeling: Kaela Guinn, Taylor Griswell, Aubrey Butram, Candice Barber, Madelyn Miskelley, Hanna Holder, Madalyn Quarles, and Lauren Austin; and standing in back: Coach Hunter Callis, manager Annsley West, Greysenne Lentz, Harley Holland, Lauren Rogers, Carlee Morris, Sarah Sells, Scarlett Tull, Neely Henry, Paige Pipkin, Belen Williams, Savannah Welch, and assistant Coach Tommie Kirk. Not pictured: Rachel Frees.

Chester County Junior High 2011 Girls Soccer Schedule Date Aug. 22 Aug. 23 Aug. 26 Aug. 29 Aug. 30 Sept. 1 Sept. 6 Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Sept. 12 Sept. 16 Sept. 19 Sept. 22 Sept. 23

Opponent St. Mary’s Lexington McNairy McNairy Jackson Christian Henderson Co. Medina Jackson Christian Univ. School Haywood Martin Trinity Christian Lexington Paris

Loc. Home Away Home Away Away Away Away Home Away Home Away Away Home Home

Time 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30


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After record season Lions want more Last season was a season of many firsts for the Freed-Hardeman University Lion soccer team. The Lions set new program records for wins in a season (13) and conference wins in a season (four) and hosted a conference tournament match for the first time in school history. Yet a season-ending 3-0 loss in the match has only served to leave FHU hungry to do even more in the coming season, and the pieces are in place to do just that. Eight starters return from last year's team, including all four of FHU's all-conference selections. Of the Lions' 43 goals scored, 34 will be back on the pitch led by leading scorers Simbarashe Zvaita (12 goals) and Kenniel Hyde (nine goals). In the pre-season coaches poll, FreedHardeman was picked to finish fifth in the conference. The Lions will once again be eager to exceed expectations. Returning for his fourth and final year in goal is Alexandre Girodo, a three-year starter who has been named to the allconference teams as a freshman and a junior. Girodo is excellent in one-on-one situations and, standing at 6-foot-5, can cover a lot of ground quickly. Last year, he became the school's career save leader and enters his final season with 297 saves. Hunter Yoches will again serve as the primary backup in goal. Yoches got a good bit of experience last season when Girodo was out with an injury, starting four matches that included a five-save clean sheet performance against Delta State University. The back line will be senior-heavy led by three-year starter and team captain Archibold Marowa. Marowa was a secondteam all-conference selection last season and his leadership in the back will be an important factor in the Lions' success. After missing the 2010 season, Icaro Alves also returns to the field where his size will be an asset. Sophomore Klyne Fawcett got plenty of experience as a freshman and should be a key contributor again this season. Bryan Grosnick and Josh Bessert will also look for time in the Lions' defensive unit. All of the Lions' starters in the midfield

return for 2011, making it an area of strength for FHU. The center mid positions should again be filled by junior Tafara Tinarwo (one goal, four assists) and sophomore Philipp Baier (five goals). Both excel at ball control and getting runs started. Nolan Beede, another junior, returns to fill one outside position after starting there the last two seasons. Elliott will likely move Kenniel Hyde, who scored nine goals last season on his way to a first-team all-conference selection, from forward to the outside spot opposite Beede. Guilherme Dorigo played both outside mid and defender last season, and will likely find himself putting in time at both spots again this year. He scored five goals and added six assists last season and is an excellent crosser. Several reserves give the Lions plenty of depth in the midfield. Seniors Pasun Zarif and Hobe Watkins bring the most experience with sophomore Brandon Foresha and freshmen Dillon Cottrell and Luke Dendis also looking for time. After starting in the center midfield for two seasons, Simbarashe Zvaita moved up top last season with great results scoring 12 goals to lead the team in that category. He will return to the position for his senior season and will be joined by incoming freshman Jason Wallace, who is expected to make a big impact on the Lions' attack. Sophomore Jack McGee will also be used at the position. The Lions will play a home-heavy schedule this season with 11 of their 18 matches being played at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex, including nine straight home matches from Sept. 2 through Oct. 4. The season opens, however, on the road with a match against Brescia University on Aug. 27. The home opener is on Aug. 30 when the Lions host Atlanta Christian College. Once again, FHU will host the Lions Cup Invitational over Labor Day weekend. The Lions will play three matches as part of the event. The conference schedule opens on Sept. 20 as FHU hosts Martin Methodist College.


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Freed-Hardeman University 2011 Men’s Soccer Roster No. 0 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 18 19 21 23 25 26

Name Hunter Yoches Alexandre Girodo Nolan Beede Brandon Foresha Philipp Baier Icaro Alves Gilherme Dorigo Tafara Tinarwo Pasun Zarif Simbarashe Zvaita Kenniel Hyde Josh Bessert Hobe Watkins Jason Wallace Jack McGee Dillon Cottrell Luke Dendis Bryan Grosnick Archibold Marowa Klyne Fawcett Jason Elliott

Class Pos. SO GK SR GK JR MF SO MF SO MF SR Def. SO MF JR MF SR MF SR MF SO MF SR Def. SR MF FR F SO MF FR MF FR MF SR Def. SR Def. SO Def. Head Coach

Ht. 6-1 6-5 5-11 5-10 6-0 6-4 5-7 5-6 5-6 5-9 6-1 5-10 5-11 5-11

6-3 5-10 5-1

Hometown Chuluota, Fla. Belo Horizonte, Brazil Lakeland, Fla. Ripley, W. Va. Heidelburg, Germany Belo Horizonte, Brazil Londrina, Brazil Harae, Zimbabwe Munich, Germany Harare, Zimbabwe Kingston, Jamaica Cedarville, Ill. Corbin, Ky. Kingston, Jamaica Tupelo, Miss. Trimble Manchester Rochester, N.Y. Harare, Zimbabwe Bolivar

Freed-Hardeman University 2011 Men’s Soccer Schedule Date Aug. 13 Aug. 16 Aug. 27 Aug. 30 Aug. 31

Sept. 2 Sept. 3 Sept. 5 Sept. 9 Sept. 12 Sept. 15 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 13 Oct. 15 Oct. 18 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 1 * Senior Night

Opponent Location Lee Cleveland Auburn-Montgomery Montgomery, Ala. Brescia Owensboro, Ky. Atlanta Christian Henderson Williams Baptist Walnut Ridge, Ark. Lions Cup Invitational Sept. 2-5, Josh Riley Soccer Complex Johnson Bible Henderson Toccoa Falls Henderson Central Baptist Henderson Saint Francis Henderson Delta State Henderson McKendree Henderson Martin Methodist Henderson Bethel Henderson Union Henderson Tennessee Temple Chattanooga Bryan * Henderson Lyon Batesville, Ark. Trevecca Nazarene Nashville Mid-Continent Mayfield, Ky. Cumberland Lebanon

Time 7:00 3:00 5:00 5:00 3:00

8:00 8:00 4:00 7:00 7:00 6:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 TBA 7:00 4:00 7:00 2:00 3:00

Freed-Hardeman University 2011 Men’s Golf Roster Name Bryan Cashion Carson Wiley Darren Bart Grant James Jonathan West Lincoln Stemler Travis Ross John Armstrong Michael Atchison

Class JR SO JR FR JR JR SO Head Coach Assistant Coach

Hometown Hamilton, Ala. Thomson, Ga. Adamsville Smithville Memphis Jeffersonville, Ind. Benton, Ky.

Freed-Hardeman University 2011 Women’s Golf Roster Name Carson Trull Olivia Fowler John Armstrong Michael Atchison

Class FR FR Head Coach Assistant Coach

Hometown Linden Covington

Freed-Hardeman University 2011 Golf Schedule Date Event Location Sept. 19 Bison Fall Class – Stonelinks Little Rock, Ark. Sept. 20 Bison Fall Class – Stonelinks Little Rock, Ark. Sept. 30 Union Fall – Jackson National Jackson Oct. 13 Martin Methodist Fall – Ross Creek Clifton Oct. 24 Lake Caroline Collegiate * Madison, Miss. Oct. 25 Lake Caroline Collegiate * Madison, Miss. Oct. 31 RedHawk Fall Classic Lawrenceburg Nov. 1 RedHawk Fall Classic Lawrenceburg * Men only


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Lady Lions ready to build on previous success There is usually a bit of pressure when a team is coming off a good season. Considering that the Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lions soccer team won a program-record 10 games in 2010 and return eight starters, expectations will likely be that the Lady Lions will follow up on their stellar season. The challenge will come in replacing three key starters. However, with eight starters and the majority of the team's offensive production returning, the Lady Lions look to be in good position to follow up on their record-setting season. Head coach Jason Elliott will rely on returning keepers Olivia Poteete and Abbey Adkins. Neither has seen much time in game situations. Poteete, a senior, was a standout at Madison Academic Magnet in Jackson, and being in goal in pressure situations will not be new to her. Adkins, a sophomore, is an athletic keeper who showed a lot of improvement during her first year at FHU. The Lady Lions have three returning starters led by Alyssa Resmini, a two-year starter at right back. Resmini could move to sweeper or an inside position in a flatfour. Also returning is Brittny Johnson, a late addition to the team last season who quickly earned a starting role, and Clare Gallagher, who started at both defender and midfielder as a freshman. Rachel Conley and Chelsea Jones also return after filling reserve roles at outside backs last season. Conley, who started a handful of matches as a freshman, is an athletic defender with good speed while Jones is a heady player who takes good angles and has a strong leg. Alex Colunga will move from midfield to defender this season after missing 2010 with an injury. Elliott looks for freshmen Haley Barr and Demmie Guinn to make immediate impacts in the back as well. Five experienced players will return in the midfield from last year's record-setting season, led by second-team all-conference selections Briley Collins and Julie Bracknell. Collins scored three goals last

year and assisted on two from her outside midfield spot, where she is an excellent crosser and is strong with either foot. The versatile senior Bracknell can play up top, in the midfield and in the defense and may find herself in all of those spots at various times this season. A hard-nosed player with great speed, Bracknell will be one of the team's leaders in her final year with the program. Like Bracknell, junior Shelby Murray can play multiple positions due to her ability to be a physical force. She scored three goals and added three assists last season. Morgan Walls and Katie Hillis both saw a lot of action last season as freshmen, though Hillis was sidelined with an injury for the first part of the season. Both should be key contributors this season. Freshman Melissa Johnson could also be in the mix for time in the midfield after a stellar high school career. Last season's leading point scorer, Whitney Newby, is back to lead the Lady Lion attack. Newby scored eight goals and added 10 assists for 26 points in 2010, vaulting her to the No. 4 spot on the alltime point list after only two seasons. She is a strong striker with either foot and is excellent at controlling the ball in traffic. Newby will get help up top from senior Elizabeth Blanton, who returns after missing 2010, and newcomers Emily Kuykendall and Becky Marks. The Lady Lions will play a home-heavy schedule this season with 11 of their 18 matches being played at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex, including nine straight home matches from Sept. 2 through Oct. 4. The season opens, however, on the road with a match against Brescia (Ky.) University on Aug. 27. The home opener is on Aug. 30 when the Lions host Atlanta Christian College. Once again, FHU will host the Lions Cup Invitational over Labor Day weekend. The Lions will play three matches as part of the event. The conference schedule opens on Sept. 20 as FHU hosts Martin Methodist College.

Freed-Hardeman University 2011 Women’s Soccer Roster No. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 21 22

Name Olivia Poteete Abbey Adkins Morgan Walls Julie Bracknell Whitney Newby Rachel Conley Clare Gallagher Haley Barr Elizabeth Blanton Briley Collins Emily Kuykendall Chelsea Jones Demmie Guinn Becky Marks Aylssa Resmini Melissa Johnson Shelby Murray Alex Cohunga Brittny Johnson Katie Hillis Jason Elliott

Class Pos. SR GK SO GK SO MF SR MF JR F JR Def. SO MF FR Def. SR F JR MF SO F SO Def. FR F FR F JR Def. FR MF JR MF JR Def. SO Def. SO MF Head Coach

Ht. 5-8 5-7 5-4 5-5 5-5 5-2 5-5 5-5 5-6 5-5 5-5 5-4 5-5 5-3 5-10 5-4 5-7 5-0 5-4 5-8

Hometown Jackson Murfreesboro Lexington Milan Knoxville Flatwoods, Ky. York City, England Old Hickory Sellersburg, Ind. Goodletsville Hendersonville Oakfield Goodletsville Brighton McKinney, Texas Martin Neosha, Mo. Huntsville, Ala. Jackson Collierville

Freed-Hardeman University 2011 Women’s Soccer Schedule Date Aug. 12 Aug. 16 Aug. 25 Aug. 27 Sept. 2

Sept. 2 Sept. 3 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 15 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 13 Oct. 15 Oct. 18 Oct. 21 Oct. 29 Nov. 1 * Senior Night

Opponent Location Austin Peay State Clarksville Auburn-Montgomery Montgomery, Ala. Harris-Stowe State Henderson Brescia Owensboro, Ky. Midway Henderson Lions Cup Invitational Sept. 2-5, Josh Riley Soccer Complex Midway Henderson TBA Henderson Central Baptist Henderson Delta State Henderson McKendree Henderson Martin Methodist Henderson Bethel Henderson Union Henderson Tennessee Temple Chattanooga Bryan Dayton Lyon Batesville, Ark. Trevecca Nazarene Nashville Benedictine * Henderson Cumberland Lebanon

Time 7:00 1:00 7:00 7:00 6:00

6:00 6:00 2:00 5:00 4:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 TBA 5:00 2:00 5:00 7:00 1:00


CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT • Thursday, August 25, 2011 Page 19

Junior Eagle football expecting success Steve Robinson is a teacher, both in the classroom and on the football field. Maybe his biggest teaching job is ongoing now as he teaches the fundamentals of football to the young men on the Chester County Junior High football team. "There's a lot more teaching on this level than at high school," emphasized Robinson. "It's not just fundamentals, but you have to teach the game." He said it's necessary to teach how to lineup, how to practice, and you cannot assume anything. "I want to see us get better at something everyday - block, tackle, lineup, something." Robinson said the Junior Eagle players have an earnest desire to get better. "They've learned to put pressure on the

opponent on both sides of the ball," he said. "The big key on any level is execution. If we can execute our offensive and defensive schemes, it will put us ahead of most people. We're getting there but it's a slow process." The offensive line of the Junior Eagles is experienced, and there is depth at running back and the skill positions. Assisting Robinson are Todd Lewis, Tony Ivery, and CCJHS principal Britt Eads. The Junior Eagles began the season Aug. 11 with an 8-6 victory at Adamsville. The home opener is at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Aug. 25, at Eagle Stadium. A junior varsity contest takes place at 5:30.

Chester County Junior High 2011 Football Schedule Date Aug. 11 Aug. 18 Aug. 25 Sept. 1 Sept. 15 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 29

Opponent Location Time Adamsville Adamsville 6:30* North Parkway Jackson 6:30 Univ. School Eagle Stadium 6:30* West Jackson 6:30* Lexington Eagle Stadium 6:30* Hardin County Eagle Stadium 6:30* Jackson ChristianEagle Stadium 6:30* Selmer Selmer 6:30 * Junior varsity game at 5:30

Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Steve Robinson Todd Lewis Tony Ivery Britt Eads

Chester County Junior High 2011 Football Team

Chester County Junior High 2011 Football Roster No. 2 3 4 7 8 9 10 12 16 18 20 21 22 23 24 32 33 38 39 40 41 43 44 48 51 53 55 56 59 60 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 74 75 79 86 88 89

Name Grade Christian Ballard 7 Anthony Adkins 8 Braden Lott 8 Bo Morris 8 Trey Hatch 8 Ty Patterson 7 Dakota Evans 8 Brian Napoli 7 Malcolm Poe 8 Bryce Petty 7 Drek Jarett 7 Dylan Maness 8 Jarett Wilson 8 Branton Stephens 8 Chance Lott 8 Riley Doles 7 LaDerrick Means 8 Brandon Farley 7 Tyler Stablein 8 Cody Carter 7 Caleb West 7 Ryan Stanfill 8 Seth Lay 8 Ross Stewart 8 Zan Campbell 7 Zeke Smith 7 C.J. Rowland 7 James Griffin 7 Cory Burnett 7 Chase Johnson 8 Hunter Swope 8 Tamerius Hollingsworth 8 Brandon Stokes 8 Eric Arnold 8 Chase Knipper 8 Clay Massengill 8 Michael Messenger 7 Cole McEarl 8 Cameron Mickens 7 Colton Plunk 8 Samuel Myers 8 Nathan Lott 8 Grant Braden 7 Noel Matthews 7


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