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Tullahoma’s 9- 10-year-old American League all-stars and the 10- 11-year-old National League all-stars both begin play in their respective state Little League tournaments on Saturday.
American League 9-10s
Tullahoma’s American League 9-10s play in Bristol. The American League all-stars open up against Johnson City American at noon EST on Saturday. If they win, they’ll play Johnson City National a 1 p.m. EST on Sunday.
“The Johnson City team that we’re going to face is the same team that we played last year,” said Joel Langham, manager of Tullahoma’s AL 9- 10-year-olds. “They should be a fairly good team. If we win we have to play another Johnson City team, and we’ll be in their district, so they will definitely have a good crowd.”
Langham said he expected the team to leave for Bristol around noon on Friday.
If Tullahoma American can win its first two games, the team would play again on Tuesday. A loss would force the District 8 champions to rally through the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament.
The winner’s bracket finals are set for Thursday, with the championship game set for 10 a.m. EST on Saturday.
Tullahoma joins Johnson City American, Karns, Lawrenceburg, Goodlettsville, Johnson City National, Saint Bethlehem, Greeneville American and Lexington in Bristol.
Tullahoma’s American League 9-10 all-stars include Jacob Damron, Jacob Weeks, Darin Eggleston, Hollis Fanning, Colton Langham, Levi Langham, Sam Malmstrom, Bailey Miller, Kaleb Stroop, Ethan Sweeton and Colten Tucker. The team’s manager is Joel Langham; coaches include Brian Langham and Mickey Miller.
National League 10-11s
Tullahoma’s 10-11 National League all-stars are scheduled to travel to Lexington for their state tournament.
The Tullahoma National League 10-11s play their first game on Saturday at 5 p.m. against District 3 champion Spring Hill. A win over Spring Hill would give Tullahoma National a day off. They’d return to play on Monday against the Morristown National/Karns winner.
The winner’s bracket championship game is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Thursday. The tournament championship game is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Tullahoma joins Spring Hill, Morristown National, Karns, host Lexington, Carter County, Goodlettsville, Clarksville National and Smith County at the state tournament.
The 2012 Tullahoma Little League 10- 11-year-old National League all-stars include Kevin Dibble, Wyatt Akers, Clay Bailey, Cody Bailey, Brennan Buckner, Eddie Garland, Hyatt Hines, Kenneth McKee, Matthew Ross, Carson Templeton, Levi Turner and Horace Wilhoite. The manager is Greg Bailey. Coaches include Shane Hines and Brian Buckner.
By ROBERT HOLMAN, Sports Editor (email@example.com)