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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports additional Tennessee counties quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been expanded to include more Tennessee counties. Bradley County, McMinn County, Meigs County and Polk County have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

EAB was recently found in McMinn and Polk counties and it is believed that EAB is also likely to be present in Bradley and Meigs counties. This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 38.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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West Virginia defeats North Carolina in extra innings to reach Tournament of State Champions title game

 

Little League SoftballClarksville, TN – A dropped fly ball in extra innings allowed West Virginia to score what turned out to the game-winning run, July 27th on Morgan Field at Merricourt Park, to help them reach the championship game of the 9-10-year old Little League softball Tournament of State Champions.

Tied 4-4, with two outs in the top of the seventh inning Jillian Holly was able to come around and score from second base when a fly ball to medium left-center field was dropped by the North Carolina center fielder.

North Carolina would get a runner as far as second base — with one out — in the bottom of the inning, but Tayven Stephenson finished the complete-game victory by getting a groundout and a strikeout to seal away the victory. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville National finishes third at Southeast Regional Softball Championship

 

Little League SoftballWarner Robins, GA - The Clarksville National 11-12 year old softball team, representing Tennessee, finished third at the Southeast Regional Little League Championship after a 5-4 loss to Georgia Sunday.

Tennessee scored two runs on two hits in the first inning, but Georgia answered back with a run of their own to make it 2-1.

Both teams failed to score in the second inning, but in the top of the third, Madison Haught drove a ball to right field that scored Madisen Blackwell, and Tennessee led by two, 3-1.

Clarksville Nationals, representing Tennessee, finishes third in Southeast Regional Softball Championship after 5-4 loss to Georgia. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

Clarksville Nationals, representing Tennessee, finishes third in Southeast Regional Softball Championship after 5-4 loss to Georgia. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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North Carolina, West Virginia final two unbeatens at Little League Tournament of State Champions

 

Little League SoftballClarksville, TN – The state championship teams from North Carolina and West Virginia have an early leg up on being the best or the best, as they won both of their games, July 26th at Merricourt Park, in the 9-10-year old girls softball Tournament of State Champions.

North Carolina has been especially in its opening games, defeating Tennessee state champion Clarksville National 12-0 in the afternoon contest, before hammering Virginia 18-3 in the nightcap.

In the Virginia win, North Carolina put the game away with a 15-run second inning – sending 20 batters to the plate – which turned out to be more runs than any other team scored total in any other contest. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville National advances at Little League Southeast Regional

 

Warner Robins, Ga – In a game for the record books, one of the longest ever played at the Southeast Regionals, Clarksville National played a defensive thriller at the Little League Southeast Regionals Friday against a Pioneer, GA team 3-2 in ten innings.

The game started one hour late due to a rain delay.

In the first inning Georgia was up first. Tennessee’s defense played lights out with two highlight plays by #6 Molly Goins at 2nd base. She had an over the shoulder catch and then came back and threw a girl out at first from her knees.

Clarksville National wins ten-inning thriller at Southeast Regional (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

Clarksville National wins ten-inning thriller at Southeast Regional (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports seven additional Counties quarantined for Emerald ash borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been expanded to seven additional counties in Middle and East Tennessee. Clay, Fentress, Macon, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, and Rhea counties have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 34.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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Northwest Wins Big League State Baseball Championship, Falls in Southeast Regionals

 

Little League BaseballClarksville, TN – The Northwest Big League Baseball team, ages 15-18, won the state tournament in Blountville, Tennessee. Northwest defeated East Nashville 4 -2 in the opener before falling to Blountville 6-5 to drop into the loser bracket.

With their backs against the wall, Northwest responded with an 11–4 win over East Nashville and two wins against Blountville by the same score of 11-0 to win the Tennessee State Championship for the 5th consecutive year.

Northwest Big League State Baseball Champions.

Northwest Big League State Baseball Champions.

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Vanderbilt’s Tim Corbin named Collegiate Baseball National Coach of the Year

 

Vanderbilt CommodoresNashville, Tn -Two days after winning Vanderbilt’s first-ever men’s national title Commodores’ head coach Tim Corbin has been named National Coach of the Year by Collegiate Baseball.

Corbin led Vanderbilt to a 51-21 record, the Dores’ second straight 50-win season and third in the last four years. The Commodores returned to Omaha for the second time in four years winning the national title in just the school’s second-ever trip to the College World Series. Corbin surpassed 600 career wins during the season and now has 517 wins as the Commodores’ head coach, second-most in program history.

Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Tim Corbin talks with his team after losing to the Louisville Cardinals 5-3 in the first game of the Nashville super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Hawkins Field. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Tim Corbin talks with his team after losing to the Louisville Cardinals 5-3 in the first game of the Nashville super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Hawkins Field. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Austin Peay State University to have Renowned Flutist William Bennett in concert, June 27th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Classical music aficionados throughout the area mark June on their calendars each year, because that’s when flutist William Bennett, considered “the greatest living flute player in the world,” hosts a special concert on the Austin Peay State University campus.

This year, he’ll perform his transcription of the Violin Sonata in f minor by Felix Mendelssohn at 7:30pm, Friday, June 27th, in the Mabry Concert Hall.

Flutist William Bennett in concert at APSU on June 27th.

Flutist William Bennett in concert at APSU on June 27th.

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Vanderbilt Commodores beat Texas 4-3 at College World Series will play for National Championship

 

Men's College World Series - CWSOmaha, NE - The Commodores are going to be playing for a national championship on Monday night after defeating Texas, 4-3, in a winner-take-all contest Saturday night at the College World Series in Omaha.

Vanderbilt loaded the bases in the bottom of the 10th inning and won the game on an infield hit from Tyler Campbell that scored right fielder Rhett Wiseman from third. Wiseman was among five Commodore players to notch two hits on the night.

Vanderbilt Commodores runner Bryan Reynolds (20) celebrates his run with pitcher Jared Miller (28) against the Texas Longhorns during game thirteen of the 2014 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. (Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports)

Vanderbilt Commodores runner Bryan Reynolds (20) celebrates his run with pitcher Jared Miller (28) against the Texas Longhorns during game thirteen of the 2014 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. (Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports)

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