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  • LCHS Basketball Action

    Jason Fite|Jan 11, 2024

    The LCHS Lady Panthers and Panthers traveled to Centerville to face the Hickman County Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs on Friday, December 1st. In the opening game of the evening the Lady Panthers fell behind early as the Lady Bulldogs took a 13-6 lead in the opening period. Hickman County would continue to control the game in the second, scoring the first six points of the period and building a 23-12 lead at halftime. The Lady panther offense struggled to get on track in the third as the Lady Bulldogs continued to build their lead and secured a...

  • LCHS Basketball takes on Hamphire, Wayne County and Perry Co

    Jason Fite|Dec 7, 2023

    The LCHS Lady Panthers and Panthers played their first home game on Tuesday, November 28 as they hosted the Lady Hawks and Hawks of Hampshire. The Lady Panthers fell behind 12-4 early in the first but closed out the first quarter on a 9-0 run to claim a 14-13 lead at the end of the period. Lewis County’s run continued into the second as the Lady Panthers opened the quarter on a 7-0 run and opened up a 32-17 lead at halftime. The second half was more of the same as the Lady Panthers offense continued to click. Lewis County would surge to a 4...

  • LCMS Basketball season opener

    Jason Fite|Nov 16, 2023

    The Lewis County Middle School Lady Panthers and Panthers traveled to East Hickman Middle School for the season-opening East Hickman Tip-Off Classic. The Classic was held from October 19th through October 21st. On Thursday, October 19th the Lady Panthers faced the Columbia Academy Lady Bulldogs in the opening round of the Tip-Off Classic. Zoey Collins scored 5 of Lewis County’s 9 first quarter points but Columbia Academy held a 15-9 lead after six minutes of action. The Lady Panthers struggled through the second period and were held to a p...

  • Panthers fall to Bulldogs in round one of playoffs

    Jason Fite|Nov 9, 2023

    Jason Fite/Sports Writer Barry Churchwell/Stats Hulon Dunn/Photos The Lewis County Panthers hosted the Milan Bulldogs in the first round of the TSSAA 2A Playoffs on Friday night, November 3. The Panthers opening possession went into Bulldog territory before it stalled, and the Bulldogs took possession of the ball and drove the length of the field to score on a 15-yard pass just before the end of the opening quarter to take a 6-0 lead. Milan would seize control of the game in the second quarter,...

  • Harpeth Indians succomb to strong Panther attack

    Jason Fite|Oct 5, 2023

    The Lewis County Panthers hosted the Harpeth Indians on Friday night, September 29, at Bobby W. Sharp Field in regional action. Lewis County squandered a potential opening drive inside the Indian 25-yard line and came up empty, but after the teams exchanged possessions through the opening nine minutes the Panthers were able to open the scoring. Micah Godfrey broke free on a 43-yard touchdown run to give the Panthers a 6-0 lead with just over two minutes to play in the first. It would be midway...

  • LCMS football finishes season

    Jason Fite|Oct 5, 2023

    Jason Fite/Sports Writer Barry Churchwell/Stats The Lewis County Middle School Panthers closed out their 2023 football season on the road on Tuesday, September 26, travelling to Savannah to face the Hardin County Tigers. After a back and forth, scoreless first quarter, the Tigers broke the tie seconds into the second period as they scored on a 25-yard touchdown run to go up 6-0. Hardin County would tack on another second-quarter score minutes later on a 39-yard touchdown pass to take a 12-0 lead. The Panthers would strike on the final play of...

  • Football

    Jason Fite|Sep 21, 2023

    The Lewis County Panthers traveled to Loretto on Friday, September 15, for a region matchup with the Loretto Mustangs. It was the Panthers that grasped the lead early when Micah Godfrey bounced away from Mustang defenders and sprinted 83-yards for a touchdown. Godfrey was good on his point after attempt and the Panthers took a 7-0 lead less than three minutes into the game. Loretto responded with a first quarter drive into Panther territory and found the endzone on a 13-yard touchdown pass and s...

  • Panthers bring home 34-6 win over Hickman County Bulldogs

    Jason Fite|Sep 21, 2023

    The Lewis County High School Panthers traveled to Centerville to take on the Hickman County Bulldogs in the “Battle for the Brown Jug” on Friday night, September 8th. Lewis County flexed its offensive muscle early in the opening quarter and finished off a scoring drive with a 9-yard touchdown pass from Brycen McDonald to Chaz Sparkman and the two hooked up again on the conversion to stake the Panthers to an early 8-0 lead. McDonald would find Fletch Kelsey later in the period on a 38-yard touchdown and hit Sparkman again on the conversion to...

  • Middle School Panthers travei to Riverside

    Jason Fite|Sep 21, 2023

    The LCMS Panthers traveled to Parsons to face the Riverside Middle School Panthers on Thursday night, September 7. Riverside jumped on top early, breaking free on a 56-yard run fifteen seconds after kickoff to take a 6-0 lead. The Panthers responded moments later when quarterback Brody Clayton hit Gavin Coker for a 42-yard touchdown and connected with Anthony Garcia for the conversion to give Lewis County an 8-6 lead. Riverside would answer with a 55-yard touchdown run and conversion on their next possession, and go on to find the endzone again...

  • LCHS Panthers

    Jason Fite|Sep 7, 2023

    The Lewis County Panthers welcomed the East Hickman Eagles to Bobby W. Sharp field on Friday night, September 1, for Homecoming. The Panthers would take an early lead just over the halfway point in the opening quarter when Drew Ray capped off a drive with a 3-yard touchdown dive and Lewis County took a 6-0 lead. The Eagles would score and take a lead late in the first quarter with a three-yard touchdown run and a point after to go up 7-6. That slim lead would be the only time the Eagles would le...

  • LCMS Panthers

    Jason Fite|Sep 7, 2023

    The Lewis County Middle School Panthers hosted the East Hickman Eagles on Thursday, August 31, for Homecoming at A.B. Sisco Athletic Field. In a back-and-forth opening quarter, the Panther offense struggled to find its footing until a drive late in the period. The Panthers struck first on the final play of the first quarter as quarterback Brody Clayton connected with Anthony Garcia for a 10-yard touchdown and hit Gavin Coker for the two-point conversion to stake Lewis County to an 8-0 lead. The...

  • Panthers Hold Off Red Hawks

    Jason Fite|Aug 31, 2023

    The Lewis County High School Panthers stepped out of classification as they hosted the Creek Wood Red Hawks of Region 5 4A on Friday night, August 26. With the extreme heat, the game was pushed back from its normal kickoff time of 7:00 to 8:00, and the heat seemed to affect both teams. The Panthers and Red Hawks played an even first quarter as the Panther offense struggled to find traction while the defense forced two Red Hawk turnovers in a scoreless opening period. The Panther defense would...

  • LCMS Panthers

    Jason Fite|Aug 31, 2023

    The Lewis County Middle School Panthers traveled to Centerville on Thursday, August 24, to face the Hickman County Bulldogs. It was the host Bulldogs that took the early lead midway through the first quarter with an 8-yard touchdown run that put Hickman County up 6-0. It wouldn’t take long for the Panthers to find the equalizer. On their next possession the Panthers struck fast with a 55-yard run by Gavin Coker into the end zone to tie the game 6-6 in the first. Hickman County would retake the lead early in the second quarter on a big 48-yard r...

  • LC High School Golf

    Jason Fite|Aug 24, 2023

    The Lewis County High School golf teams opened up their 2023 schedule on the road as they traveled to Dixie Oaks Golf Club in Summertown for matches against Summertown, Mt. Pleasant, and Hampshire. In girls’ play, the Summertown Lady Eagles took the win, shooting a team-total of 72. The Lady Panthers finished second in the match, bringing in a 100 Mt. Pleasant carded a 139 for third and Hampshire finished fourth with a 194. Lewis County’s Abby Carroll was the low scorer for the Lady Panthers as she finished the day with a 45, Linley Harris tal...

  • LCMS Panthers Kick Off With A Win

    Jason Fite|Aug 24, 2023

    The Lewis County Middle School Panthers opened up their 2023 campaign on Tuesday, August 8th, at home as they hosted the Spring Hill Generals at A.B. Sisco Athletic Field. After each team exchanged possessions in the early part of the opening quarter, Lewis County was able to move the ball and find the endzone at the end of the first quarter. Gavin Coker powered in from six yards out for a touchdown and a two-point conversion pass from Brody Clayton to Eli Chapin gave the Panthers an 8-0 lead....

  • LCHS Golf

    Jason Fite|Aug 24, 2023

    The Lewis County High School golf teams were at home on the course at Hohenwald Municipal on Monday, August 14 with matches with Hickman County, Perry County, and Hampshire. In girls’ play, Perry County ended the day with a team total of 93, good enough for first. Lewis County finished second, three strokes back at 96, and Hickman County was third with a 115. Hampshire did not play as a girls’ team in the match. Lewis County’s Abby Carroll was low medalist on the day, firing a 41. Linley Harris finished with a 55, and Peyton James a 65. In bo...

  • LCMS Golf

    Jason Fite|Aug 24, 2023

    The Lewis County Middle School golf team traveled to Lobelville and the Buffalo River Country Club for the first match of their 2023 season against Perry County, Lobelville, and Lakeview on Tuesday, August 8th In girls’ play Lewis County edged out Lobelville for first with a team score of 52. Lobelville carded a 53 for second and Perry County was third with a 64. Lakeview did not play in the girls’ match. Kayclyn Williams finished with Lewis County’s low score at 25, Anna Kate Jones finished the day with a 27, Kinley Pace and Emily Lomax each...

  • LCHS Baseball

    Jason Fite|May 25, 2023

    The Lewis County Panthers hosted the Giles County Bobcats in the opening round of the district baseball tournament on Tuesday, May 2. Brycen McDonald took the mound top start for the Panthers and worked around a pair of one-out walks for a scoreless first. Sloan Moseley connected on a two-out homerun to deep center to give Lewis County an early 1-0 lead. McDonald again worked out of a jam in the second as the first two Bobcat batters reached, but Lewis County escaped with no damage. The Panthers were retired in order in the home second. In the...

  • LCHS Softball

    Jason Fite|May 25, 2023

    The Lewis County Lady panthers traveled to Pulaski to take on the Giles County Lady Bobcats in district play. It was a long day for the Lady Panther batters on the road, and the first inning was a indication of how the day would go as Lewis County went down in order in the inning. Giles County got a leadoff single that led to the game’s first run against Lewis County starter Kerrigan Reeves as the Lady Bobcats took a 1-0 lead. The Lady Panthers were set down in order again in the second, and Giles County would add to their lead in the home h...

  • LCHS Baseball

    Jason Fite|May 18, 2023

    The Lewis County High School Panthers traveled to Mt. Pleasant for a district matchup with the Mt. Pleasant Tigers on Monday, April 10. Bentley Kelsey led the game off ripping a single to centerfield and Brayden Whitlow followed with a walk as Lewis County started the game off hot. A single by Brycen McDonald and an Ethan Ray single would plat two, and the Panthers would add another and take an early 3-0 lead. McDonald drew the start for Lewis County and worked around a single for a scoreless first. Whitlow and Sloan Moseley each singled in the...

  • LCHS Baseball

    Jason Fite|May 18, 2023

    After Lewis County went down without a run in the opening inning Brayden Whitlow took the mound for the start. Whitlow put the first two batters on with a hit by pitch and opened the gates for an eight-run start as the Cougars led 8-0 after one. Lincoln Brewer reached to start the Panther second and scored on a groundout by Hayden Jackson to make it 8-1., but Dickson County would get the run back in the bottom half to take a 9-1 lead. After the Panthers went down in the third, Braylon Bean came on to pitch for Lewis County and gave up a pair...

  • LCMS Lady Panthers

    Jason Fite|May 18, 2023

    The Lewis County Middle School Lady Panthers travelled to Linden to take on the Perry County Lady Vikings on Monday, April 10. Taya Tiller, Makaela Dodson, and Jaelin Baugh reached to start the first and all three would score in the inning as the Lady Panthers staked a 3-0 lead early. Brailey Carroll took the mound to start and pitched a scoreless first. Brooklyn Crowell started the second with a single and scored on a triple by Tiller. Dodson followed with a triple and later scored as Lewis County doubled their lead to 6-0. Carroll was perfect...

  • Lewis County High School Tennis

    Jason Fite|May 11, 2023

    The Lewis County Lady Panthers and Panthers hosted tennis matches with the Mt. Pleasant Lady Tigers and Tigers on Monday, April 17th. In girls’ singles play Ruth Jennings played as the number one seed for the Lady Panthers and controlled her matchup, taking an 8-1 win. Brooke Mason was Lewis County’s number two seed and took a win with an 8-1 score. In the matchup of number three seeds, it was Lewis County’s Trinly Greene that came up with an 8-3 win. In the lone doubles match on the girls...

  • Lewis County High School Tennis

    Jason Fite|May 11, 2023

    The LCHS tennis squads hosted a match with the East Hickman Lady Eagles and Eagles on Thursday, April 13th at LCHS. In girls’ singles Lewis County had Ruth Jennings as the number one seed facing the Lady Eagle number one seed in the opening match. Jennings fell behind midway through the match and took the loss in an 8-3 final. Brooke Mason played in the two-seed pairing and fell back late in the match to drop the final 8-4. Trinly Greene faced off with the number three seed from East Hickman and was unable to break service as she took the l...

  • Lewis County Middle School Baseball

    Jason Fite|May 11, 2023

    The Panthers hosted the Mount Pleasant Tigers in their final action of the 2023 season on Monday, April 17th. Phenix McDonald drew the start for the Panthers and allowed a run in the first after a pair of walks and a single that put Mt. Pleasant up 1-0. Lewis County would start the home first with six-straight baserunners before an out was recorded. Phenix McDonald would draw a leadoff walk and Maddux Tanner reached on an error. Dakota Hull walked to load the bases, and a walk to D.J. Stewart plated a run. Eli Chapin singled to plate Tanner,...

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