CC teams head into post-season

David Hunter / Cannon Courier

Most of Cannon County teams finished the regular season last week and are in preparations for the upcoming postseason.

CCHS Cross Country
The Lions and Lionettes won another meet at St. Andrews-Sewanee on Oct. 1 in adverse weather conditions. The Lionettes swept the Top 5 positions, while the Lions had five runners finish in the Top 10. Hannah Whited won the girls race, while Austin Duggin finished second in the boys race.
Both teams will compete at the Steeplechase course in Nashville on Oct. 8.

CCJL Cross Country
Both Junior Lion and Lionette teams won their meet at Macon County on Sept. 29. Zettie Elrod finished second in the girls race to lead the Lionettes, while Duncan Cook was third in the boys' race. Three other Lions finished in the Top 10, while four Lionettes also had Top 10 results in the overall meet victory.
The Junior Lions and Lionettes will be back in action on the same course on Oct. 10 with a chance at a state berth at stake.

The Lions ended the 2015 season with an eighth place finish at the District 8AA tournament at Fall Creek Falls on Sept. 30. None of the players qualified for the Region tournament held at the same course next week.
Hunter Vickers led the way with a 91 during the 18-hole tournament, while Briar Jakes added a 92, Austin Martin shot a 94, and Bradly Vickers rounded out the scoring with a 115 for the Lions.

CCHS Volleyball and Girls Soccer
Both teams honored their seniors during the last home match of the season last week. The Lionette volleyball team honored Madelynne Bogle, Dasia Coon, Katie Hoskins, Haylee Mooneyham and Emily Sissom before they fell to Upperman three sets to none on Sept. 29.
Next week, the volleyball team will compete at the District 8AA Tournament at a location to be determined.
The Lionette soccer team had three home matches last week, but two of them were cancelled because of soggy weather. Their final home match was a 7-2 loss to Marshall County on Sept. 28 with Livia Walker and Hannah Haley scoring for CCHS.
Senior players Walker, Bailey Sims and Baylee Nemeth were honored in a special ceremony inside the school cafeteria on Oct. 1 after the match with Huntland was cancelled. In addition, the match against Murfreesboro Central Magnet on Sept. 29 was also cancelled.
The Lionette soccer team ends the regular season on Oct. 6 at DeKalb County.

CCJL and CC Youth Football
The Junior Lions ended the regular season with a hard fought 18-14 loss at Lebanon on Oct. 1 to close out the year at 2-5. Wade Love and Jacob Brock each scored a touchdown, while Brady Cunningham converted a couple of two-point conversions for the Lions.
Cannon County youth football squad played their final home game against Trousdale County on Oct. 3. The Pee Wee division had the week off since their opponents did not field a team in the age group.
The Junior Lions fell to the Junior Yellow Jackets 33-6 with Isaiah Bogle scoring the only points in the loss. The Senior Lions were shut out by them 38-0, but Josh Mingle recovered a fumble in a losing effort.
The regular season comes to an end for the youth football teams at Gordonsville on Oct. 10.