Casey Patrick

Sports Reporter

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Sycamore wrestlers Logan Heckert, a state champion, and Dalen Kimble, a state finalist, competed on Saturday, June 6 at Independence high school. Wrestling at 152 pounds was Dalen Kimble who went undefeated on the day winning first place. Wrestling at 160 was Logan Heckert who also went undefeated on the day winning first place. Both wrestlers are two time state players in TSSAA post season action and continue to improve daily. “This was a great opportunity to get in some mat time before we leave for camp,” Sycamore wrestling coach Steve Hamblin said. “We head to camp June 13 for a week. We have 12 boys attending this year. That is the largest number of boys we have taken to date.”

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Things have come full circle for John Harrison, the new Sycamore football coach. Harrison was on the staff that sent Sycamore to the playoffs for the very first time in the school’s history back in 2000. Now Harrison returns with the same goal.

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Ellis Hurt has been named the 2021 All-County Player of the Year by the Cheatham County Exchange. Hurt compiled a 4-3 record on the mound while pitching 55 innings and striking out 57 batters over that time. Hurt’s 3.69 earned run average helped lead Harpeth to a regional semifinal. Hurt also did damage at the plate finishing with a .333 batting average and hitting two home runs with 14 RBI to go along with 34 runs scored and 14 stolen bases.

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Fisher Bailey is a name known around Sycamore but mostly for his playing days as a War Eagle. Bailey has now returned and will be leading the Sycamore basketball team as the head coach after Sycamore let former coach Steve Dodd go.

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Harper Dee has been named the 2021 All-County Cheatham Player of the Year by the Cheatham County Exchange. Dee hit two home runs and knocked in 21 RBI while batting .430 this year while also pacing the Lady Cub pitching staff. Dee ended up with 49 strikeouts over 54 innings and accruing a 3-2 record. Dee, only a junior, will be returning next season.

Samantha Marek and Kaitlyn York, who are both student athletes at Cheatham County Central, qualified for the TSSAA State Championship and finished in the top eight. Marek and York lost to the Johnson County duo of Hailey Rider and Rhiannon Icenhour in two sets 6-3, 6-3.

Harpeth sent its girls 4x800 meter relay squad to the TSSAA State Championship last week and all girls recorded a personal best to help the team complete the race with a podium finish in fourth place. The girls finished with a time of 11:26.70. The team was made up of Callie Edwards, Ally Emery, Hailee McKaskle and Mallary McKaskle.

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