Before last Thursday night, the Bobcats had not beaten the Cardinals on the baseball field since March 13, 2006.
After a controversial finish, McNairy Central tasted victory over its nemesis for the first time in over six years, and Head Coach Brian Franks was happy to have the proverbial monkey off his back.
“Finally got them,” Bobcat head coach Brain Franks said after the game. “Adamsville’s got a great ball team and it could have went either way.”
In recent weeks there have been several fundraising events which combined have raised more than $65,000 for the community.
The McNairy Central Lady Bobcats had a tough run last week in two games against the Adamsville Lady Cardinals and the Chester County Lady Eagles.
The dugout is crowded with injured players and has forced McNairy to make changes and overcome obstacles in one of school year’s busiest months.
The Tennessee River Old Iron Tractor Club held its O.F. Wagoner Memorial Tractor Show last Saturday at the Stantonville Community Center.
The event kicked of around 5 a.m. and featured more than 92 pieces including tractors, engines and miniatures as well as music and food.
Chester County players hoist the 28th Annual Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular Championship Trophy after defeating McNairy Central 8-7 in the title game for the second straight year.
The Bobcats (18-7-1) may have been disappointed after losing to Chester County last Saturday, but they had no reason to hang their heads after a great run in the 28th Annual Independent Appeal Baseball Spectacular.
The Chester County Eagles came to McNairy County with every intention of defending their crown. The 2011 tournament champions did just that, defeating the Bobcats in the title game for the second consecutive year.
“They put us out of district last year, they beat us at their place earlier this year, and they beat us in the tournament championship last year,” Bobcat head coach Brian Franks said about Chester County after the loss. “We’ve just gotta find a way to hang on and beat those guys.”
A car crashed into a mobile home at Bethel Springs last Thursday, seriously injuring the driver.
According to the electronic crash report provided by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Ricky J. Kyle, 19, of Selmer, was eastbound on Murray School Road, in a gray 1994 Pontiac Firebird. As he was negotiating a right hand curve, he lost control, ran off the left side of the road and struck a house trailer, causing heavy damage to it.
In conjunction with the play, AiM hosted a Mad Hatter Tea Party on Saturday. More than 30 children attended the event at the Farmer’s Market and Rockabilly Park in Selmer.
An off-night last Monday cost Adamsville (13-10-1, 6-1) its position atop District 15-A when the Cardinal offense was shut down by the Scotts Hill Lions.
Last Thursday, the Civil War Trust joined with the National Park Service and State of Tennessee to make announcements regarding the permanent preservation of 925 acres on the Shiloh Battlefield. The achievements discussed were threefold and included the successful completion of efforts to purchase 267 acres at Fallen Timbers in McNariy County as well as the transfer of 167 acres from the Trust to the park and the launch of a $1.25 million campaign to preserve an additional 491 acres inside the park.
Undefeated and yet to be scored on, the McNairy Central Bobcats won another shutout game when they beat the Chester County Eagles 2-0 on April 3.
After experiencing rain delay due to a passing thunderstorm, the game resumed but the score was tied at zero at the end of regulation. To determine a winner, the game went into overtime.
Following a planned building inspection last Tuesday, the Latta Building located in downtown Selmer is nearing completion. Based on the findings of the inspection and completion of the final touches to the structure, the building could be ready for occupancy in the coming week. The Independent Appeal will provide a full update to this story following the county’s date of occupancy announcement.
The Adamsville Lady Cardinals went head-to-head with two District 15-A competitors from Jackson, Tenn. last week and won one and lost one.
Area children participate in the Selmer Easter Egg Hunt located at Selmer City Park last Saturday. The event, hosted by the Selmer Parks Department, was one of many Easter themed events in the county last weekend.
The Bobcats were just an inning away from advancing to the Sports Plus Tournament semifinals in Jackson, Tenn. last weekend but came up a run short after falling to Montgomery Central in their final game.
“We played really well as far as pitching and defense goes,” said Bobcat head coach Brian Franks. “We just didn’t hit. We had some base running errors, and didn’t hit it well at the plate...I sorta think we got tired as the week went on.”
Franks was not making excuses for his team. The Bobcats began their regular season play on March 12. Last Friday was March 30. In 18 days, the Cats played 19 games and amassed an impressive 13-5-1 record.
Despite some bad weather, initial celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Battle seem to have gone well.
Nita Rutledge, Hardin County Public Relations Coordinator, told the Independent Appeal last Monday that personnel from the Armies of Tennessee, who staged one of the two reenactments of the historic battle last Saturday and Sunday, were hard at work restoring, cleaning up and restoring the land upon which the reenactment occurred. This event occurred in Counce.
“We are working just as hard after the reenactment as before,” she said.
Randy and Michelle Gieger open the doors to Saw Meal Restaurant and Steakhouse’s new and beautiful location at 731 East Main Street in Adamsville last Monday morning. Saw Meal will now be serving breakfast six days a week, with the exception being Sunday, on top of their menu that’s bringing back all the old favorites. If that isn’t enough, the restaurant will soon be producing wonderful wooden furniture to sell in a showroom in the building adjacent to the restaurant that will available for the public to purchase and is on display inside and outside the restaurant, according to Mr. Gieger. They will be selling benches, chairs, tables, and lots of Cardinal, Bobcat, and Tiger merchandise for the sports fans. The restaurant opened its doors for the first time since the devastating fire on Nov. 29, 2011. Mr. Gieger said the restaurant has been rebuilt with as many local materials as they could find because he felt the amazing response and assistance from the community after the fire warranted Saw Meal giving back. “There’s no way I can put into words what the response has been from the community as far as the city and individuals doing things to help us get to where we are...I’m grateful for what the Lord has blessed us with. A lot of prayers made the difference, and the good Lord kicked the door open and let us find a way to do what we did.”
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