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The Championship Games of the District 6-AAA High School Basketball Tournament were played Wednesday evening in Cookeville and the CCHS Lady Jets and SMHS Panthers claimed victories. The Lady Jets battled the top-seeded Warriorettes of White County and posted a 52-47 win. CCHS outscored the Warriorettes 25 to 17 in the final quarter to improve to 26 and 4 on the season. The Panthers knocked off the top-seeded boys team as they beat the Cavaliers of Cookeville on their home floor 64-55. SMHS is now 24 and 6 this season.
The District 6-AAA Girls All-Tournament Teams features four Lady Jets: Destiny Carlton, Makenzie Iles, Rebekah Teeple and Gina Dick (MVP). The Boys All-Tournament Team includes four Panthers and two Jets: Luke Matthews, Gage Spence, Tyler Yoder and Justin Simmons (MVP) from Stone Memorial and Logan Parsons and Diego Poore from CCHS.
The Region 3-AAA Tournament tips Friday with four girls games on the schedule. The Cumberland County High School Lady Jets will host the Lady Raiders from Cleveland at 7:00. Other girl’s games: White County entertains Walker Valley; Cookeville travels to McMinn County; and Rhea County is at Bradley Central.
Boy’s play in the Region 3-AAA Tournament begins Saturday: Stone Memorial will host Ooltewah at 7:00. CCHS travels to Walker Valley with the tip set for 6:00. White County is at Cleveland and Cookeville plays host to Bradley Central.
All CCHS games air on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY and Mix 99.3 is your home for the Panthers.
Authorities in Overton County say a domestic situation turned deadly Saturday evening. Overton County Sheriff W.B. Melton says 42 year old Bobby Bilbrey of Hanging Limb was shot 5 times by his wife, Angela Bilbrey. Melton says the case is being handled by the Overton County Sheriff’s department as well as the TBI. At this point no arrests have been made.
A proposal to protect wedding-related businesses from lawsuits if they refuse to provide services to same-sex couples is dead for the session. The measure sponsored by Senator Mike Bell was withdrawn from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Under the measure, a person or group would not have to provide services for a domestic partnership or marriage not recognized by the state if doing so would violate their religious beliefs. Bell said the legislation was intended to protect shop owners in Tennessee, noting that those in other states have been sued for refusing to do business. However, opponents of the measure say it's intended to target gay, lesbian and transgender couples and is discriminatory.
As thunderstorms continue through the area today, it’s a good reminder that severe weather can happen at any time. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and National Weather Service are asking Tennesseans to make planning and preparing for severe weather a priority during Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is this week. While severe weather is most common during the spring months of March, April and May, it can occur in any month of the year. Officials with the National Weather Service remind Tennesseans to pay attention to the weather, have multiple ways to receive severe weather warnings, and have a plan to get underground or to the interior of the lowest level of a well-made structure when warnings are issued.
Wednesday is the final day of the District 6-AAA Basketball Tournament at Cookeville High School and the two championship games will be played. At 6:00 the Cumberland County High School Lady Jets take on the White County Warriorettes (coverage on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY) and at 7:30 the Stone Memorial High School Panthers play the Cookeville Cavaliers (airs on Mix 99.3). The consolation games were played Tuesday; the Lady Cavs of Cookeville posted a 67-56 win over the Lady Eagles of Rhea County and White County downed the Cumberland County High School Jets 72 to 38. The Lady Jets, Jets and Panthers have all already secured spots in the Region 3-AAA Tournament that begins this Friday.