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On Saturday, the cross country team traveled to Huntsville, AL, to compete in the second annual Southern Showcase. The meet contained many of the top groups and individuals in the southeast. Huntsville High School won the boys division, scoring just 40 points, with Beech finishing in 10th place. Brentwood won the team title with 42 points on the girl’s side, with the Lady Bucs placing 11th.

The boy’s team was led by junior Blake Brown, who ran 16:28, to place him fourth on Beech’s All-Time list. He was closely followed by sophomore Ethan Lanning in 16:29 (fifth all-time), freshman Gabriel Cox in 16:33 (sixth all-time), and sophomore Tristan Gould in 16:44 (10th all-time). “My favorite thing about the race was seeing my teammates run well. I was motivated to run fast because I wanted to do my best for the team,” said Lanning. Freshman Zaely Tilt placed first for the Lady Bucs in 20:13, which puts her as the fifth fastest Buccaneer in school history. She was closely followed by a tight-knit Beech pack. Junior Lexie Lawson, who placed seventh on the team last week, was the second Beech finisher in Huntsville. “Good coaching, a great night of sleep, and a positive mindset helped me run well,” Lawson said.

Coach Wietecha was pleased with the teams’ showing. “Most races, we don’t worry about chasing a time or keeping a certain pace, we focus on competing and catching the next person in front of us. But I wanted the athletes to have some fun and chase fast times for this race, and that’s exactly what they did.”

The cross country team next competes at the Sumner County Championships on September 29th, where they will be looking to defend the boys and girls team titles they won last season.
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SHACKLE ISLAND – The Beech High School girls soccer team celebrated senior night with a 5-1 win over Dickson County. The Lady Bucs shook off their tendency not to finish and made some really nice shots in the victory.

Freshman Lily Keiser started off the scoring in the last five minutes of the first half as she corralled a rebound and banged it home from inside the goalie box. One the second goal, Kierra Berry took posession from Dickson as they were attempting to clear a corner. She drove down the right side of the 18 and knocked a nice shot past the keeper with just a minute left in the first half.

The Lady Bucs continued their slow starts but once they got going they pretty much dominated play. Starting the second half with a 2-0 lead the Lady Bucs continued to dominate posession.

Burroughs took Berry’s crossing pass and lasered it by the Cougar keeper just minutes into the half. “That first goal by Hailey might be the best combination goal we have scored since I’ve been coaching here,” said Beech coach John Ferguson. “It was absolutely beautiful., oustanding vision, five players… Abbey’s through ball was next level!”

Burrough’s added another on a free kick from 35 yards out that was an absolute laser beam. Chloe Anderson got loose in the box and slipped on in to make the score 5-0 with about seven minutes left in the contest.

The Lady Cougars scored with 4 minutes left to make the fijnal 5-1. “It’s great on senior night to be able to get all the seniors significant playing time. We played very well. We have struggled to hit the target in our past games, but got on track tonight,” added Ferguson.

JV Lady Buc Volleyball tops Lipscomb

Posted by Beech High School at Sep 16, 2020 8:14AM PDT
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The JV B Volleyball team had a victory against Lipscomb. They won the first set 25-10, and the second set 25-20. Some individual stats are as follows:

Evy Brown- 3 kills, 3 Aces, 7 assists, 2 digs
Averi Wilbanks- 3 kills, 2 Aces, 4 assists
Laurie Rollinson- 8 Aces, 1 kill, 4 digs
Hanna Blacker- 8 digs, 1 Ace
Chandler Restelli- 3 kills, 2 digs

XC Coleman Midgett Invitational Results

Posted by Beech High School at Sep 16, 2020 8:10AM PDT
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On Saturday, the Beech Cross Country teams competed at the third annual Coleman Midgett Invitational at Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville. The event was formerly known as the Beech Invitational but was given a name change after the passing of Beech Cross Country athlete, Coleman Midgett, in 2017.

The boys team finished fourth place in the Gold Division, scoring 123 points with Ravenwood High School winning the meet with a score of 89 points. Beech was led by freshman Gabriel Cox, who finished in 7th place with a time of 16:37. “I was happy with how I ran, but I really wanted our team to finish in the top three,” freshman Jamsion Stenzel said. “But overall, I think we did what we could.”

The Beech girls team finished in ninth place in the Gold Division, with Nolensville High School taking the overall victory. Beech’s top finisher was freshman Zaely Tilt, who finished in 19th place with a time of 20:54. The girls’ team was resting two of their top runners but had a strong showing from freshman Blanca Gomez, who ran over 3:00 faster than her previous best. “I was tired during the race, but when I saw how fast I was running, I kept on pushing myself,” Gomez said.

Coach Wietecha was very pleased with the performance of his team. “Our only goal was to race hard and honor Coleman, which we did. Our boys’ team had three freshmen in our top five and a sophomore in our second position. As they continue to gain racing experience and mesh together as a team, they will only improve. I was also thrilled with how the girls’ team raced. Jordyn Evans and Blanca Gomez were asked to step up to our varsity team, and they raced like varsity athletes.”

Both squads will compete this weekend in the Southern Stampede at John Hunt Park in Huntsville, Alabama.

Boys Varsity Results Girls Varsity Results

Gabriel Cox,16:37 Zaely Tilt, 20:54

Ethan Lanning, 17:14 Meagen Lenfert, 21:42

Jamison Stenzel, 17:25 Dashari Totten, 22:28

Blake Brown, 17:26 Blanca Gomez, 22:48

Colin Everett, 17:42 Niya Angelova, 23:15

Tristan Gould, 17:46 Jordyn Evans, 23:37

Spencer Abbey, 18:21 Lexie Lawson, 24:40

Golf wins matches

Posted by Beech High School at Sep 16, 2020 8:00AM PDT
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The boy’s golf team took a three team match win from White House, Macon County and Red Boiling Springs to improve to 9-6 on the year. The Bucs shot a 342, White House finished 2nd with a 389. Individual scores were as follows: Landon 79, Derek 81, Tristan 86, Zach 96 and Jake 111.

The girls swept their match as well moving to 11-4 on the season. The Lady Bucs shot 169 and finished well ahead of second place White House who shot 226. Individual scores wThe ere Tessa 78, Katlyn 91 and Breonna 98.

The district tournament will begin on Monday September 21.