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After a thrilling district tournament showing, the Winchester Coach-Pitch All-Stars are state bound. Pictured here are Winchester’s players. In the front row, from left, are Jackson Lynch, Evan Lynch, Cason Eslick, Brayden Henley, Chase Towry, DaShuan Reynolds and Trace Kilpatrick. The second row includes Andrew Fulmer, Jack Santi, Payton Miller, Shaimar Lyons and Mason Moore. In the third row are coaches Craig Eslick, Robby Fulmer, John Henley and Patrick Lynch. 

—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

Winchester rallies past Gallatin to reach state semis

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 11:50 am

Winchester rallies past Gallatin to reach state semis CORRESPONDENT allen lamountain   ELIZABETHTON – Winchester Little League held on to capture a 6-5 victory Sunday over Gallatin to remain undefeated in the 7- and 8-year-old Coach Pitch State Tournament, advancing to a semifinal matchup tonight against Goodlettsville. Winchester ended the weekend’s tournament action 2-0 at Carter County American Little League’s Jim Ensor Field, also downing Clarksville National 10-0 in the

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  • 1988 champion to relive State Tournament with his son

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Eight-year-old Jackson Lynch has a chance to do what his dad, Patrick Lynch, accomplished over 25 years ago, win a State championship. In this file photo Jackson rushes to third base during a game in the District-9 tournament. 

—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   In 1988, a then 12-year-old Patrick Lynch accomplished something that hasn’t been done since — win a Little League state championship as part of the 1988 11- and 12-year-old Winchester All-Star baseball team. Beginning this weekend his son will have the opportunity to follow in his footsteps but in a younger division. Hosting the State Tournament in 1988, Lynch and his teammates of the Winchester

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  • Rebel Jai Kinslow receives ‘Titanic’ level training

    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Upcoming junior Rebel football player Jai Kinslow runs through drills at the 2nd annual Colin McCarthy Combine Clinic.

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Training with National Football Leaguers isn’t an everyday occurrence for high school athletes, but just last month Franklin County Rebel football player Jai Kinslow received exactly that opportunity courtesy of Tennessee Titan Colin McCarthy. Kinslow attended the second annual Colin McCarthy High School Combine Clinic in May, a camp hosted by McCarthy for high school juniors and seniors. McCarthy, a fourth round selection by the

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  • Winchester battles back to win Coach-Pitch District 8 title

    Posted on June 27, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    After a thrilling district tournament showing, the Winchester Coach-Pitch All-Stars are state bound. Pictured here are Winchester’s players following their win Tuesday night. In the front row, from left, are Jackson Lynch, Evan Lynch, Cason Eslick, Brayden Henley, Chase Towry, DaShuan Reynolds and Trace Kilpatrick. The second row includes Andrew Fulmer, Jack Santi, Payton Miller, Shaimar Lyons and Mason Moore. In the third row are coaches Craig Eslick, Robby Fulmer, John Henley and Patrick Lynch.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris The road to a tournament championship gets a lot harder once a team is sent into the loser’s bracket, yet Winchester’s 7- and 8-year old Coach-Pitch All-Star team made it look as easy as elementary school. After suffering a loss to Estill Springs in the semi-final, Winchester wrestled back overpowering Huntland 16-0, then reeking revenge against Estill Springs through two games to claim the district championship.

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  • Coaches dispute nearly cancels T-ball semi-final …. Huntland named tourney champs

    Posted on June 20, 2014 at 8:00 am

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   The first of the district postseason youth baseball tournaments is in the books with Huntland earning first place in the T-ball tournament. Held in Lynchburg, the tournament saw Franklin County area teams at the top of the talent marker. Eventually Huntland Defeated the Winchester red team in the championship game on Tuesday night, 18-4. However, the championship game wasn’t the first meeting between the two

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  • Decherd, Huntland to meet in Babe Ruth championship tonight

    Posted on June 20, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Pitcher Cody Maddox was phenomenal on the mound for the Decherd Babe Ruth team on Wednesday night. Maddox allowed just two hits, while striking out 11 of the 20 batters he faced. Pictured here, Maddox prepares to release a pitch that resulted in a strike out.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Decherd and Huntland prevailed in their Wednesday seeding games to advance to the championship game tonight in 13-15 Babe Ruth baseball league action. Decherd advanced by defeating Winchester 10-0, while Huntland got the win over Estill Springs, 5-2. The first game of the evening was between Decherd and Winchester. Cody Maddox was virtually un-hittable on the mound for Decherd. Through five innings of work on

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  • Bonnaroo fitness

    Posted on June 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Saturday morning several Bonnaroo goers join together for an early morning yoga session. 

—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Bonnaroo may not be the ideal place of most for physical fitness, but the farm did offer plenty to its athletically conscious campers this year. In this year’s Bonnaroo (’Roo) guidebook there is a statement that reads, “You can’t radiate positivity without energy. We want to make your body move at Bonnaroo. That’s why this year our active lifestyle program is bigger and better than

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