NEW VIKING LEADER; Grooms promises discipline, fundamentally strong team
A little less than a month ago, the search began for a new head coach after Community Viking coach Johnnie Frost resigned from coaching responsibilities. The search is over. Chris Grooms has been named the Community Vikings' new head football coach...
BREAKING: Community names new football coach
Chris Grooms was announced as new head football coach at Community High School late Monday afternoon.
Vikings working hard during transition time
'Change isn't always a bad thing.' That's the message Community Viking assistant football coach Mike McClain and the remainder of the coaching staff is trying to deliver to the team following head coach Johnnie Frost's departure earlier this month. "The community has really stepped up behind us. We take care a lot of our marketing stuff during this time," McClain said...
ONE FINAL TIME; All-Stars end prep careers
LEBANON -- The scholastic baseball season ended a little less than a month ago for most baseball players in Bedford County. But three players and one coach got to suit up one final time in Saturday's Middle Tennessee Senior All-Star baseball game, held at Cumberland University in Lebanon...
Stealing away: Greenwood shatters stolen bases record
Viqueen senior McKenzie Greenwood had quite the senior softball senior season. The Purple and Gold speedster swiped a school record 73 bases, obliterating the old record by more than 20 stolen bases. "It's pretty neat to know I did that. But my coaches helped me a lot, too," Greenwood said...
End of the road: Close loss eliminates Vikings
MURFREESBORO -- It was a ride nobody wanted to end. Not even when the Community Vikings (23-17) were facing a 6-1 deficit late in Wednesday's elimination game of the Class A state tournament. Though they could have laid down after a seeming repeat of Tuesday night's loss to North Greene, the Vikings valiantly rallied, but in the end ran out of innings and saw their season come to a close with a 6-5 loss to Scotts Hill...
Vikings stuck on base in state tourney opening loss
MURFREESBORO -- The Community Vikings have struggled with men left on base for the past few weeks. Though they've had a few breaks go their way en route to their first-ever appearance in the Class A state baseball tournament, fate caught up to the Vikings on Tuesday night...
BORO BOUND; Vikings punch ticket to Class A baseball tourney
If Unionville wasn't on the map before Sunday afternoon, it is now With a 3-1 win over Columbia Academy (22-12-1), the Vikings (23-15) clinched their first-ever berth in the Class A state baseball tournament, which will be held in Murfreesboro this week...
Senior Quinn Frost and the Community Vikings (22-15) were scheduled to face off against Columbia Academy (22-
11-1) on Saturday night in the state sectional round of the TSSAA playoffs. However, due to press deadlines on
Saturday, results from the game -- if not delayed until Sunday afternoon by incoming rain -- were unavailable for
the Sunday edition of the Times-Gazette. Look for results from the Class A sectional game on t-g.com/sports and
in print in Tuesday's paper edition of the Times-Gazette. (T-G File Photo by Chris Siers)
HISTORY MAKERS; Vikings clinch region title, beat Forrest 2-1
Viking coach Robbie Davis couldn't hide a smile as his team rushed from the dugout to dogpile on the infield after defeating the Forrest Rockets 2-1 for the first region title since 1989. While Davis went back and forth all day about who he wanted on the mound, in the end, he recalled Dillon West's shutout performance against the Rockets a year ago...
Vikes win, face Forrest again
The Community Vikings are now seven innings away from the TSSAA Class A state baseball tournament with Monday's 5-2 win over East Robertson in the opening round of the Region 5-A tournament. The win not only secures a berth in the region finals, but also a state sectional appearance this Friday...
HARD WORK AHEAD; Experienced Vikings armed for region play
The Community Vikings are riding high after claiming their first district title in 25 years last week. But their postseason work isn't finished. The Vikings have a chance to keep their postseason push alive if they can win a critical first-round Region 5-A game against East Robertson on Monday...
DISTRICT 'KINGS; Community ends 25-year title drought, beats Rockets 9-7
CHAPEL HILL -- The Community Vikings have waited 25 years for a district title. Their wait is over. In their fifth meeting this season, the Vikings (20-15) rallied past the top-ranked Forrest Rockets (26-11) 9-7 and claimed their first District 9-A title since 1989...
Vikes' loss forces title clash tonight
CHAPEL HILL -- The Community Vikings had their chances to finish off the District 9-A tournament on Tuesday night against the Forrest Rockets. The Rockets, after escaping the MTCS Cougars in an earlier elimination round, advanced to Tuesday's championship game against the Vikings...
For their efforts in the Big Southeast Conference tournament (from left) Lexie Cagle, Anna Katherine Lemmons, Karla Pena, and Jaley Vincent earned All-Conference honors. (Submitted photo)
Pride's homer sends Vikings to 9-A finals
CHAPEL HILL -- Darian Pride broke a 1-1 tie with a leadoff home run in the top of the seventh inning, giving the Community Vikings a 2-1 win over the Forrest Rockets in a District 9-A winners bracket game Monday night. Pride's heroic blast puts the Vikings in the district finals tonight in Chapel Hill. The win also assures Community of a berth in the region tournament next week...
Lady Hornets knock Viqueens from 9-A
LYNCHBURG -- It was a tough way to end the season for the Community Viqueens on Monday evening in the District 9-A tournament. The Huntland Lady Hornets banged out eight hits and took advantage of a crushing nine errors in the field by the Viquens to claim a 12-1 win and end the Viqueens' season...
'Mr. Clutch' does it again: Cagle hit helpes Vikings advance
CHAPEL HILL -- Austin Cagle has been Mr. Clutch for the last few weeks of the regular season. Nothing's changed in the District 9-A tournament. With Huntland on the march on Friday night against the Vikings and the Vikings leading by one run, Cagle padded the lead with a RBI double in the bottom of the sixth and helped secure a 6-3 win to keep the Vikings in the 9-A winner's bracket...
Vikes manage to reach 9-A semis
The Community Vikings used some clutch hitting and timely pitching to defeat the Moore County Raiders 6-3 in the opening round of the District 9-A tournament Thursday night. The Vikings play Huntland tonight at 7:30 in Chapel Hill. Though outhit 8-7, the Vikings escaped two Raider bases-loaded rallies to come away with the win...
Eagleville edges Viqueens
The Community Viqueens fell 1-0 to the Eagleville Lady Eagles in a pitchers' duel Thursday night in the District 9-A Tournament. Aliyah Segroves took the mound for the Viqueens and was stellar. allowing only three hits in seven innings. But Eagleville's Jennifer Dowd, was just a bit better as she limited Community to two hits...
Viking seniors honored before CPA spoils party
On Wednesday night, the Community Vikings took time to honor their seniors before facing the CPA Lions in a non-district soccer clash. Though the Vikings honored the nine seniors, the Lions proved too much to overcome in the 5-0 loss. The Lions took immediate control of the match and dominated the time of possession before breaking through with a goal off the toe of Grady Sutton with 25:53 left in the first half...
Short road trip unkind to Viqueens in loss
CHAPEL HILL -- Originally scheduled to play in Unionville, the Community Viqueens packed up and headed to Chapel Hill to face the Eagleville Lady Eagles hoping to close the season out with a win. Instead, Eagleville capitalized on a pair of back-to-back six-run innings to cruise to a 15-0 win in three innings...
Champions give honors to seniors; But rain, lightning end clash with Vikings early
On Tuesday evening, the Cascade Champions had just enough time to honor its seniors before the rains came, ending the Champs' game against the Community Vikings. With a last minute cancellation against Perry County due to the threat of more wet weather, the Vikings made the trip across the county for the Champs' night...