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  1. neverlayup

    6AAA

    Warren district honorees were Helton MVP and Smith, Ward, Adams, Cantrell and Holder. The weak district is done in the playoffs and that is with District 5 not being as strong as in past years either. I still believe neither Cookeville or Warren would have advanced out of most previous years' races. Stone is not good, Rhea has regressed in the past years - they even lost to Stone in the play-in - and White is White. Should be Cookeville and Warren for the foreseeable future by default. The one thing that became obvious if folks were not aware of this before is that Butch is head and shoulders above the rest of the district in getting the most out of his teams. Congrats to all Warren district honorees.
  2. neverlayup

    6AAA

    Here are my predictions for Warren district honorees. MVP Brooks Helton. Also on first team outfielder Ethan Smith and catcher/infielder Ryland Holder. 2nd team: 1st baseman Will Cantrell, pitcher Dylan Ward and shortstop Hunter Adams. Possible consideration Trace Adcock.
  3. neverlayup

    8aaa baseball

    Martin is not the answer here. They had it going for 11 years but ran off Chase Jones several years ago. They hired a guy who just quit on them, then the next coach had his well documented issue and was fired and now Martin. Guess they didn't know how good they had it.
  4. neverlayup

    8aaa baseball

    cc got drilled by tullahoma 13-1 ... season over for the raiders
  5. neverlayup

    6AAA

    Why did Cookeville get a #1 seed? I believe the reasons are many. I posted earlier about the district being the weakest I have seen in many years and I believe it has played out that way, except I thought Warren County would win easily - though losing district MVP (not official yet) and leader Brooks Helton certainly hurt the Pioneers. Maybe more importantly, the Cavaliers have two things - the best program and coach. Butch just gets the most out of his players and even when it looks like they are reloading. Warren County was resurrected from the ashes and became a contender and was building towards the same kind of program Cookeville has until the principal decided to upend the most consistent winning sport at the school. So Cookeville stands alone above the district for the time being even when the talent is not as good as others.
  6. neverlayup

    6AAA

    Supposedly they compare records against the next team in the standings. Cookeville 2-0 against White and Warren 1-1 vs White, so Cookeville has #1 seed. So Cookeville plays play-in winner between Stone and Rhea and White and Warren go at each other again.
  7. neverlayup

    Warren CO. Coach

    yes he should have
  8. neverlayup

    Warren CO. Coach

    Never lose sight of who is in charge of this dumpster fire.
  9. neverlayup

    6AAA

    I agree Pioneers12 - they will have to step it up. But I do believe that is testimony to my contention about how weak this district is that I think they will win. The unknown? Just never count out Butch and his Cavaliers. And Rhea has a couple of pitchers than can shut a team down. And will Warren let their seniors (they are all good kids) lead them and be a team.
  10. neverlayup

    6AAA

    After a flurry of early games here is what I see. Hard to know what will happen this year but I think Warren wins fairly easily. This district has never been that weak. Cookeville is young but they have a shot because they have Butch - not only the dean of coaches, but the best by far. Rhea has a couple of good pitchers but don't hit or field real well yet. Stone is Stone. White is typical - has some good players but just can't get it done. Warren has the best returning talent and a couple of rising young players. Powers inherited a winning program with the best set of arms Warren had seen in years. They have played a good schedule but don't hit or field real well yet. It will be good enough to win district but mainly because the district is just not very good this year. Would not have fared very well against recent teams from Cookeville, Rhea, Coffee before they decided to run off Chase Jones, White when they had pitching lead by a College World Series participant at Tennessee Tech and previous Warren teams. And the representatives from the district will have a shot at regionals because 5aaa teams are currently a shadow of recent years. Teams can grow over the year, so this should be interesting.
  11. neverlayup

    6AAA

    butch chaffin is one of the best for sure
  12. neverlayup

    6AAA

    we can rehash the poor decision of firing a coach that took them to regionals 4 times in 6 years when they had not been there for 12 years or so, won 20+ games twice including last season's 20 regular season games for the first time since the state championship in 1992 ... it is too early to know if coach trice will get the job done - he might ... he did inherit the best set of pitching arms warren county has seen since the late 90's ... but to speak to the previous post, the schedule this year is not tougher ... they are playing many of the same teams with a few changes - this year's teams have played oakland, riverdale and beech - lost them all while last year's schedule had maryville, bearden and gibbs - won one - pretty even ... 10 run ruled hardin valley last year and this year warren county came from behind for a great win in a close game ... last year faced a dekalb team with a major league draftee pitcher that they won't see this year ... beat white 3 times last year while this year have lost to them already ... so the schedule is not a factor .... bad decision but the foundation for future success had been laid for someone to be successful and it might be coach trice - time will tell
  13. neverlayup

    Head coach at Powell

    Sorry didn't mean to imply that from your post. Earlier posts mentioned no jobs so tough to find a coach outside.
  14. neverlayup

    Head coach at Powell

    Just wanted to add some clarity to the situation. The administration has been working it. The job was offered two weeks ago to a head coach with math certification - there are more teaching jobs than special education at the high school. The offer was eventually declined as the coach took a similar job in Florida. So they have been actively trying to fill the position.
  15. neverlayup

    Warren Co. Head Coach Dismissed

    Let's state this up front, Coach Childs should still be the coach at Warren County, but one man decided differently. With that being said, good luck to Coach Powers. The resurrection project of Warren County baseball has been done and put them on a great path. Let's not forget, we were a laughing stock for many years and now we are a contender every year and all signs point up. Warren County parents - try not to judge him only on wins and losses and who plays and doesn't play. Watch whether his teams continue the foundation that Coach Childs instilled - hard work, gritty play, doing it the correct way, never-say-die attitude, being a great teammate, sportsmanship on the field and excellence in the classroom - this is not opinion, just facts. Coach Powers has a good pedigree and the bonehead decision by Principal Walker should not be held against him by anyone in Warren County. Give him a chance to continue the rise of Warren County baseball. He inherits good solid baseball kids, a believe in yourself and your teammates attitude, and talent coming back from last year's team. If allowed to coach without internal interference and eyes, he should be successful - the heavy lifting has been done.
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