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High School swimming news: Clinton swimmer Nicholas Bowling signed a scholarship to swim for Union College on Thursday.
High School basketball news: Clinton PG Miranda Love on Thursday signed a scholarship to continue her basketball career and her education at Hiwassee College. Congratulations and good luck to Miranda Love!
High School baseball scores Thursday March 26th
Powell 13 Oak Ridge 8
High School softball scores Thursday March 26th
Meigs County 10 Harriman 0
High School soccer scores Thursday March 26th
Halls 3 Anderson County 0
High School baseball scores Wednesday March 25th
Clinton 6 Fulton 5...Karns 8 Campbell County 2...Rockwood 9 Tellico Plains 7
High School softball scores Wednesday March 25th
Union County 11 Clinton 4...Oliver Springs 5 Oak Ridge 0...Carter 2 Oliver Springs 1
High School baseball scores Tuesday March 24th
Karns 3 Clinton 2...Powell 6 Anderson County 5 (10 innings)...Oak Ridge 2 Campbell County 0...Oliver Springs 10 Coalfield 8...Greenback 15 Harriman 4...Meigs County 7 Midway 0...Oneida 14 Wartburg 3...Lenoir City 5 Kingston 4
High School softball Tuesday March 24th
Clinton 20 Campbell County 12...Oliver Springs 4 Coalfield 1...Meigs County 10 Rockwood 2
High School soccer Tuesday March 24th
Clinton 5 Scott 1...CAK 8 Oliver Springs 1...Rockwood 6 Harriman 1
High School baseball scores Monday March 23rd
Powell 3 Clinton 0...Anderson County 8 Central 6...Halls 15 Oak Ridge 0...Wartburg 3 Oneida 1...Campbell County 5 Cumberland Gap 4...Harriman 13 Greenback 7...Meigs County 12 Midway 2...Rockwood 3 Tellico Plains 1...Coalfield 7 Oliver Springs 2...Scott 5 Sunbright 4
High School softball scores Monday March 23rd
Oliver Springs 12 Coalfield 0...Harriman 10 Greenback 0...Halls 6-17 Campbell County 1-0
CHS baseball to honor veterans: The Clinton High School baseball team will honor America’s veterans on Monday April 6th when they hold “Veterans’ Recognition Night” at the baseball field at Jaycee Park in Clinton. That night’s opponent will be the Oak Ridge Wildcats and the first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 pm. Veterans will receive a free meal and free admission to the ball game. Veterans may begin eating at 5 pm and will be recognized at home plate beginning at 6:15.
High School baseball scores Friday March 20th
Pigeon Forge 10 Anderson County 3...Fulton 10 Campbell County 2
High School softball scores Saturday March 21st
Sweetwater 6-15 Oak Ridge 3-0...Coalfield 6 Polk County 3...Polk County 7 Coalfield 6
High School softball scores Friday March 20th
Anderson County 20 Campbell County 5
NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES SUNDAY AT CALIFORNIA…Brad Keselowski charged past race leader Kurt Busch following the second overtime restart Sunday at Auto Club Speedway, snapping Kevin Harvick’s two-race winning streak and notching his first victory of the 2015 season. Keselowski’s last-lap pass brought him his only lead of the day en route to his seventeenth career victory but first on the two-mile Southern California oval. It was a runner-up finish for Harvick, who has now opened the season with five straight finishes of first or second – a NASCAR record. Busch started from the pole and grabbed third place, leading a race-high sixty-five-laps in his second start after serving a NASCAR suspension. Paul Menard and Ryan Newman completed the top five with Dale Earnhardt Junior sixth, giving Chevrolet five of the top six finishing positions. They were all lined up behind the Number-2 Team Penske Ford, which carried Keselowski to his first Sprint Cup Series victory since October of last year at Talladega Superspeedway. Two late cautions for debris sent Sunday’s race nine laps past its scheduled distance … Harvick’s second-place finish enabled him to extend his lead over Joey Logano to twenty-eight points in the standings with Martin Truex Junior, Earnhardt and Keselowski rounding out the top five. Logano finished seventh and Truex eighth in Sunday’s race, which included nineteen lead changes among nine drivers … Sunday’s victory was just the second at A-C-S as a car owner for Roger Penske, whose only other victory out there came with Rusty Wallace behind the wheel in 2001.NASCAR X-FINITY SERIES SATURDAY AT CALIFORNIA…The early-season dominance of Sprint Cup Series drivers in X-FINITY Series races continued Saturday with Kevin Harvick’s victory at Auto Club Speedway. It’s the fourth time in five races this year that a Cup Series competitor has taken the trip to Victory Lane … and twice, now, for Harvick. He led a race-high one hundred laps in the Number-88 Junior Motorsports Chevrolet, including the final sixty-four, beating runner-up Brendan Gaughan by more than three seconds. Pole sitter Erik Jones, defending series champion Chase Elliott and Chris Buescher completed the top five. For Harvick, Saturday’s win was the forty-sixth of his career but first in nineteen tries on the two-mile Fontana, California, oval … With his fifth-place finish, Buescher has pulled within five points of leader Ty Dillon in the standings. Dillon started sixteenth, failed to lead a lap and finished fourteenth in Saturday’s race – one
High School soccer scores Thursday March 19th
Oak Ridge 3 Maryville 2
High School baseball scores Wednesday March 18th
Clinton 9 Faith Baptist Christian (FL) 4 (in Florida)...Oak Ridge 11 Union County 9...Powell 7 Greeneville 3
High School softball scores Wednesday March 18th
Oliver SDprings 8 Rockwood 0...Maryville 7 Powell 4
High School baseball scores Tuesday March 17th
Providence 15 Clinton 0 (in Florida)...Central 7 Oak Ridge 1...Oliver Springs 11 Jellico 1...Grace 11 Harriman 0...Powell 10 Campbell County 0...Meigs County 12 Rockwood 5...Midway 20 Tellico Plains 1...Oakdale 11 Coalfield 8...Wartburg 11 Sunbright 0
High School softball scores Tuesday March 17th
Oliver Springs 20 Jellico 0...Cumberland Gap 11 Campbell County 1...Coalfield 16 Oakdale 0...Wartburg 19 Sunbright 3
High School baseball scores Monday March 16th
Central 5 Oak Ridge 1...Oliver Springs 12 Jellico 1...Coalfield 6 Oakdale 4...Grace Christian 13 Harriman 3...Midway 5 Tellico Plains 1...Meigs County 6 Rockwood 0
High School softball scores Monday March 16th
Oliver Springs 17 Jellico 0...Coalfield 15 Oakdale 0
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunday at Phoenix…Defending Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick shredded the field Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, notching his fourth straight victory on the Arizona oval. He started from the pole and led a race-high 224 laps, including the final seventeen. Harvick, who’s now won four of his last six starts overall dating back to last season, pulled away from Jamie McMurray on the final restart of the day and cruised to his thirtieth career victory. McMurray finished second, a little more than a second behind at the checkered flag. Ryan Newman placed third with Kasey Kahne and Kurt Busch completing the top five. The race included just eight lead changes among four drivers: Harvick, McMurray, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano. Harvick’s four-race winning streak at P-I-R began in November 2013. He swept both races there last season and was back in Gatorade Victory Lane again Sunday afternoon. Harvick has now finished either first or second in his last seven starts going back to last fall’s race in Texas … Sunday marked the first start of the season for Busch, one of Harvick’s teammates at Stewart-Haas Racing. He was forced to sit out the first three races while serving a NASCAR suspension. He comes away from the weekend with a top-five finish after qualifying eighth on Friday … Keselowski led fifty-two laps en route to a sixth-place finish. Logano started on the front row alongside Harvick and placed eighth. He led thirty-five laps, including the first twenty-five of the race – which was slowed by caution ten times for fifty-three laps.
NASCAR X-Finity Series Saturday at Phoenix…Joey Logano delivered Team Penske’s second straight X-FINITY Series win at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday afternoon with a dominating performance on the one-mile desert oval. He started from the pole and led all but twenty-four of the two hundred laps in posting his twenty-second series win and second at P-I-R. Logano, following teammate Brad Keselowski’s victory there last fall, led the final sixty-five laps and beat runnerup Matt Kenseth to the checkered flag by two-point-nine seconds. Kevin Harvick finished third and Austin Dillon was fourth as Sprint Cup Series drivers swept the top four spots. Erik Jones placed fifth, subbing for the injured Kyle Busch. The top three drivers in the early-season standings held their positions. Ty Dillon finished sixth on Saturday and stretched his lead to fourteen points over Chris Buescher, who placed fourteenth. Daytona race winner Ryan Reed finished thirteenth to hold third place in the standings.
High School basketball boys' state tournament scores Saturday March 14th
AA Championship: Haywood 47 Fulton 33
A Championship: Mitchell 69 Union City 39
AAA Championship: Hamilton 65 Brentwood 62
High School basketball boys' state tournament scores Friday March 13th
AA Semis: Fulton 64 Ripley 56
A Semis: Memphis Mitchell 72 Grace Christian 37
High School basketball state tournament scores Thursday March 12th
AA: Fulton 71 Creek Wood 63: Fulton vs. Ripley Friday at 7 pm in semifinals...Haywood County 74 Carter 69
High School baseball scores Saturday March 14th
Sevier County 11 Anderson County 0...Anderson County 7 Lebanon 3...Alcoa 11 Oak Ridge 1...CAK 24 Oak Ridge 2
High School baseball scores Friday March 13th
Sevier County 14 Oak Ridge 6...Dobyns-Bennett 7 Powell 3
High School soccer scores Saturday March 14th
Seymour 4 Clinton 0...Grace Christian 6 Clinton 0...Oak Ridge 5 Hewitt-Trussville 1...Oak Ridge 3 Bartlett 0...Sullivan South 4 Rockwood 2...Rockwood 4 Alcoa 2
High School soccer scores Friday March 13th
Berean Christian 6 Clinton 0...Station Camp 3 Oak Ridge 1...Gibbs 1 Rockwood 0
High School softball scores Thursday March 12th
Gibbs 11 Clinton 0...Halls 14 Oak Ridge 0...Powell 10 Anderson County 6
Smokies hosting competition for B&G Club members: The Tennessee Smokies will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition at Smokies Stadium in collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley on Tuesday, March 17th at 4:00p.m. Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide Club members with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills. This competition is exclusively for Club members. Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Competitions, along with the all-Around Champion in each age and gender group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of Competition. For questions concerning the competition, please contact Bridget Jones at (865) 232-1172 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School basketball boys' state tournament scores Wednesday March 11th
AAA: Memphis East 68 Oak Ridge 57...Oak Ridge led by 2 points at halftime but could not recover after a bad third quarter and were eliminated in the state quarterfinals. Oak Ridge ended its season with a record of 29-4 despite 14 points apiece from Tee Higgins and Darel Middleton.
AAA: Blackman 65 Maryville 45...A slow start doomed Maryville, which ended its year at 26-7.
A: Grace Christian 54 Clay County 52...Connor Arnold capped a 28-point scoring performance by hitting the game winning jumper with less that :02 to play and Grace notched its first-ever victory at the state tournament. The Rams will face Memphis Mitchell Friday at 2:15 pm EDT in a semifinal.
High School baseball scores Monday March 9th
Clinton 6 Central 4...Halls 12 Anderson County 5...Gibbs 16-13 Campbell County 6-0...Midway 6 Rockwood 2...Carter 8 Kingston 7.
High School basketball girls' state tournament results
Friday Class A quarterfinals: Oliver Springs 67 Riverside 41 (Rachel Griffith 25 points)
Saturday Class A semifinals: Clarkrange 63 Oliver Springs 45 (OS season ends at 29-7)
Saturday Class AA semifinals: Oakland 63 Bearden 54...Blackman 60 Morristown West 40
Sunday Class A Championship: Middleton 62 Clarkrange 50
Class AA Championship: MLK 58 McMinn Central 51
Class AA Championship: Blackman 58 Oakland 54 (2OT)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunday at Las Vegas…After opening the 2015 season with back-to-back second-place finishes, defending Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick turned it up a notch Sunday with a convincing victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick led a race-high 142 laps in his Number-4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, including the final sixteen – beating runner-up Martin Truex Junior to the finish by a second-and-a-half. Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Junior and Denny Hamlin completed the top five. Dating back to the final three weeks of last season, Harvick has now finished either first or second six races in a row. And he’s won three of the last five on mile-and-a-half ovals: at Charlotte and Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2014, and now Las Vegas in 2015. Sunday’s victory also lifted Harvick into the early-season lead in the standings. He’ll carry a nine-point advantage over Earnhardt into the next event next weekend at Phoenix International Raceway … Harvick started eighteenth on Sunday, had his car in front for the first time about a third of the way into the race and led all but thirty-five of the final 177 circuits. Eighteen might be a lucky qualifying number at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It’s also where Matt Kenseth started two years ago on the way to his victory. On Sunday, Kenseth came away with a ninth-place finish two days before his 43rd birthday … Jimmie Johnson, last weekend’s winner in Atlanta, was slowed by tire trouble that sent him into the wall and sliding to a forty-first-place finish … Pole sitter Jeff Gordon, forced to a backup car after a practice crash on Saturday, finished eighteenth on Sunday.
NASCAR XFinity Series Saturday at Las Vegas…Austin Dillon helped Chevrolet make it two-for-two on mile-and-a-half ovals this season, starting from the pole and turning in a dominating performance Saturday in Las Vegas. He followed Kevin Harvick’s victory nine days ago in Atlanta with a convincing ride around the desert oval, leading all but seventeen of the two hundred laps in the Number-33 Richard Childress-owned entry. Dillon withstood a furious challenge from Ryan Blaney in the closing laps and used a timely block to keep his Team Penske rival in the rear-view mirror, beating Blaney to the checkered flag by six-tenths of a second. Regan Smith finished third with Denny Hamlin fourth filling in for the injured Kyle Busch. Defending series champion Chase Elliott completed the top five. Ty Dillon, Austin’s younger brother, and Chris Buescher went into the weekend tied for the early-season lead in the standings. Ty comes out with a six-point advantage after finishing eighth – six spots ahead of Buescher.
Girls' state tournament scores Wednesday March 4th
AAA: Bearden 57 Dickson County 49...Oakland 59 Bartlett 31 (Bearden vs. Oakland Saturday)...Morristown West 44 Arlington 31...Blackman 58 Mt. Juliet 48 (Mo West v. Blackman Saturday)
A: South Greene 48 Community 46...Middleton 73 Pickett County 68 (South Greene vs. Middleton Saturday)
5 ET teams headed to boys’ state tourney: Five East Tennessee high school basketball teams qualified for the state tournament in Murfreesboro next week with victories in sectional round play Tuesday. In Class AAA, Tee Higgins capped a 14-point scoring night with two clutch free throws with five seconds to play and Javien Johnson blocked a potentially game-tying basket as time expired to give Oak Ridge a 55-53 win at Science Hill. The Wildcats are headed back to state for the second straight year and will open play against Bolton on Wednesday March 11th. Maryville will be joining Oak Ridge at state as they handled Dobyns-Bennett 74-58 and will play defending champion Blackman on the 11th. In Class AA, Fulton beat Elizabethton 64-50 and will face Creek Wood on Thursday March 12th in a quarterfinal game. Carter eliminated Greeneville 85-71 and will face Haywood on March 12th at MTSU. In Class A action, Grace Christian took South Greene apart 70-45 and will face Clay County on Wednesday March 11th.
High School basketball Girls' sectional round Monday March 2nd
A...Oliver Springs 51 Hampton 49 (OT): The Lady Bobcats will head back to the state tournament for the first time since 2009, opening up quarterfinal action Thursday morning against Decatur County Riverside.
A: South Greene 59 Meigs County 54
AA: Elizabethton 68 Gatlinburg-Pittman 52...Grainger 59 Fulton 46 (1st state tourney for Grizzlies, who open up against Westmoreland Thursday in Murfreesboro.
AAA: Bearden 42 Jefferson County 40 (Bearden vs. Dickson County Wednesday morning)...Morristown West 35 Farragut 33 (Mo West to open up Wednesday vs. Arlington).
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunday at Atlanta…Jimmie Johnson picked up his 71st career Sprint Cup Series win Sunday in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Johnson dominated the second half of Sunday’s race to pick up his first win since taking the checkered flag at Texas Motor Speedway last November. He led six times for 92 laps, including the final 21, to win for the fourth time in his career at AMS. Kevin Harvick, who won Saturday’s XFINITY Series race, finished second after also coming from the back of the pack because he blew an engine in final practice. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth rounded out the top five.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Saturday at Atlanta…Kevin Harvick scored his fourth career win at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in Saturday’s Hisense 250. The win made Harvick the all-time leading series race winner at the Georgia track and was his third straight. Harvick’s 45th career victory ranks him third on the series’ all-time win list. Harvick dominated Saturday’s second race of the 2015 season and led 101 of the 163 laps on his way to giving JR Motorsports another trip to Victory Lane. Joey Logano, who starts on the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta, finished second. Ty Dillon, Chris Buescher and Chase Elliott rounded out the top five.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Saturday at Atlanta…Matt Crafton cruised to the win in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The two-time defending series champion led two times for 85 laps, including the final 72, en route to a margin of victory of 8.8 seconds. Ty Dillon, who won in the series' last trip to Atlanta in 2012, finished second after coming home third earlier in the day in the XFINITY Series race. Pole winner Ben Kennedy finished third after battling Daniel Suarez at the end of the race to match his career best finish. Suarez finished a career-best fourth and Daytona winner Tyler Reddick rebounded from a speeding penalty to round out the top five.
Sectional schedule for Tuesday March 3rd (Boys)
AAA: Oak Ridge at Science Hill...Dobyns-Bennett at Maryville
AA: Fulton at Elizabethton...Greeneville at Carter
A: Grace home vs. loser of Hampton/South Greene...Meigs County at winner
High School basketball scores Sunday March 1st
R2AAA Boys' Championship...Maryville 60 Oak Ridge 56
R2AAA Girls' Championship...Farragut 52 Bearden 51
R2A Boys' Championship...Grace Christian 56 Meigs County 52
High School basketball scores Saturday February 28th
R2AAA Boys' semifinals...Oak Ridge 45 Heritage 43 (OT)...Maryville 79 Bearden 43
R2AAA Girls' semifinals...Bearden 72 Maryville 57...Farragut 62 William Blount 47
R2AA Girls' championship...Fulton 55 Gatlinburg-Pittman 45
R2AA Boys' Championship...Carter 62 Fulton 52
R2A Girls' championship...Oliver Springs 46 Meigs County 43
R2A Boys' semifinals...Grace Christian 70 Coalfield 63...Meigs County 91 Harriman 67
High School basketball scores Friday February 27th
R2AAA Boys' quarterfinals...Bearden 65 Central 47...Maryville 63 Karns 58...Heritage 54 Halls 47
R2AAA Girls'' quarterfinals...William Blount 58 Halls 45
R2AA Girls' semifinals...Fulton 56 CAK 51...Gatlinburg-Pittman 60 Union County 37
R2A Girls' semifinals...Oliver Springs 60 Grace Christian 54...Meigs County 68 Oneida 64
R2AA Boys' semifinals...Coalfield 60 Tellico Plains 48...Grace Christian 71 Oliver Springs 52...Harriman 69 Oakdale 62
TSSAA accommodates weather concerns, Region games played: After a second conference call Wednesday, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletics Association has decided to reschedule the Division I boys and girls sectional games due to the winter weather across the state. The girls’ games will now be held Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m. The boys’ games will be Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. All remaining regional tournaments may be scheduled at any time.
Wednesday, some Region tournament games were played. The only boys’ game in Region 2AAA saw Oak Ridge dismantle Lenoir City 81-37. On the girls’ side of the Region 2AAA bracket, Bearden eliminated Anderson County 68-32, Farragut hammered Oak Ridge 57-17 and Maryville eliminated Powell 55-41. In Region 2AA, Kingston’s boys and girls saw their season end in similar fashion as the girls fell to Fulton 73-47 and the Yellow Jacket boys also lost to Fulton 61-40. Elsewhere in Region 2AA boys’ action, Catholic edged Gatlinburg-Pittman 69-66, Carter outlasted Alcoa 80-78 in overtime and CAK pulled away from Austin East 78-68. Region tournament games are on the schedule for today, weather permitting.
High School basketball scores Tuesday February 24th
R2A: Meigs County boys 66 Jellico 52
High School basketball scores Monday February 23rd
R2AA...CAK girls 70 Pigeon Forge 46...Union County girls 58 Alcoa 57...Gatlinburg-Pittman 96 Scott 66 (Kingston at Fulton ppd by weather).
R2A...Meigs County girls 52 Coalfield 39...Grace girls 48 Wartburg 20...Oneida girls 76 Harriman 60...Oliver Springs girls 72 Tellico Plains 56 (OS vs. Grace, Wednesday at Harriman in semis; Meigs County vs. Oneida)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 Sunday…Joey Logano charged out of a three-wide, thirty-deep pack of cars thirteen laps from the finish Sunday afternoon and kept his Number-22 Team Penske Ford in front the rest of the way to win the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Logano’s victory gave Ford a weekend sweep. The manufacturer won Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race and Saturday’s X-FINITY Series event. Hendrick Motorsports dominated the first three-quarters of Sunday’s race, leading all but nineteen of 150 laps. Jeff Gordon, who started from the pole in his final Daytona 500, led a race-high eighty-seven laps but was swept up in an eight-car crash along the backstretch on the final trip around the two-point-five-mile oval that saddled him with a thirty-third-place finish. Dale Earnhardt Junior ran third after leading thirty-two laps and Jimmie Johnson was fifth. Defending Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick rode home in second place with Denny Hamlin fourth … The race included twenty-seven lead changes among twelve drivers, down from forty-two and eighteen last season.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Saturday at Daytona…Ryan Reed led a one-two Roush Fenway Racing sweep on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, claiming the first victory of his career in his fortieth start. Reed charged past race leader Brad Keselowski on the final lap and then got a big push from teammate Chris Buescher to give Ford its second straight victory of Budweiser Speedweeks. Tyler Reddick won Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race. Reed’s margin of victory over runner-up Buescher was eighty-nine one-thousandths of a second on Saturday. Ty Dillon placed third with pole sitter Austin Dillon and Keselowski completing the top five. Kyle Busch led a race-high twenty-seven laps but was involved in a ten-car accident less than ten laps from the finish, suffering a compound fracture of his lower right leg and a broken left foot that forced him out of Sunday’s Daytona 500. Defending series champion Chase Elliott also was a victim of the frontstretch melee, finishing two positions behind Busch.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Friday at Daytona…Youth was served Friday night at Daytona International Speedway as nineteen-year-old Tyler Reddick won the season-opening race and rookies took three of the five top finishing positions. Reddick led a race-high forty-six laps – including the final thirty-three – in his Number-19 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford, beating runner-up Erik Jones by seventeen one-hundredths of a second. Scott Lagasse Junior, Austin Theriault (TERRY-oh) and Ray Black Junior completed the top five. Two-time defending series champion Matt Crafton rallied from his Number-31 starting spot to finish eighth with ThorSport Racing teammate Johnny Sauter also claiming a top-ten finish, two spots behind. Pole sitter Ty Dillon led thirty-seven laps en route to an eleventh-place finish.
TSSAA re-seeds incomplete District tourney teams for Region: The TSSAA Board of Control held a conference call on Friday, January 20, 2015, to discuss how schools should proceed in order to finish their Division I District Basketball Tournaments. If the District is down to their Championship and Consolation games, the seeding for the Regional tournament will be as follows:
× The top seeded team in the District Championship game will enter the regional tournament as the #1 seed.
× The lowest seeded team in the District Championship game will enter the regional tournament as the #2 seed.
× The top seeded team in the District Consolation game will enter the regional tournament as the #3 seed.
× The lowest seeded team in the District Consolation game will enter the regional tournament as the #4 seed.
Here is how the Region tournament schedules look after that formula was applied over the weekend.
In Region 2-AAA, girls’ action was scheduled to begin Monday night at 7 however winter weather has again delayed play. When Region tourneys do begin, they will do so with the #4 seed from District 4, William Blount at District 3 top seed Halls; Maryville at Powell; District 3 3 seed Oak Ridge visits Farragut while fourth-seeded Anderson County travels to District 4 top seed Bearden. Elsewhere, in Region 2AA, Scott’s girls play at Gatlinburg-Pittmann; Pigeon Forge is at CAK; Kingston is at Fulton; and Union County visits Alcoa. In Region 2A, tonight the Harriman girls travel to Oneida, the top-seeded Oliver Springs girls host Tellico Plains; Coalfield travels to Meigs County and Wartburg visits Grace Christian.
The boys’ Region tourneys begin on Tuesday at 7. In Region 2-AAA, District 3 top seed Oak Ridge will host Lenoir City while Maryville ventures to Karns; Halls visits Heritage and Central heads to Bearden. The Region 2AA tournament has Kingston’s boys at Fulton on Tuesday; along with Alcoa at Carter; Gatlinburg-Pittman at Catholic and Austin-East at CAK. The Region 2A boys’ tournament begins Tuesday with District 4 top seed Oakdale at home for Harriman; Tellico Plains at Coalfield; Jellico at Meigs County and Oliver Springs at Grace Christian.
High School basketball tournament scores Saturday February 14th
D3AAA...Semifinals...Powell girls 60 Oak Ridge 54 (OT)...Halls girls 45 Anderson County 33 (Anderson County vs. Oak Ridge for 3rd place Monday February 16th at 6 pm at Central High School...Halls vs. Powell Tuesday February 17th at 6 pm for District title).
Oak Ridge boys 80 Central 49...Karns 72 Halls 67 (OT)...Oak Ridge vs. Karns, 7:30 pm Tuesday for District title, Halls vs. Central Monday at 7:30 pm for third place.
D3A...Grace girls 55 Harriman 45...Meigs County girls 73 Tellico Plains 57
D4A...Oakdale boys 55 Oliver Springs 51...Coalfield boys 81 Jellico 78
High School basketball tournament scores Friday February 13th
D3AAA @ Central...Anderson County girls 49 Campbell County 34 (Kristen Cupples' 18 points led AC)...Central boys 54 Anderson County 42
D4AA...Alcoa girls 54 Scott 40...CAK girls 43 Kingston 38...CAK boys 52 Alcoa 47...Catholic boys 40 Kingston 21
D3A...Harriman boys 59 Rockwood 50...Meigs County boys 90 Midway 66...Greenback boys 48 Tellico Plains 42
D4A...Oliver Springs girls 45 Coalfield 38...Oneida girls 41 Wartburg 29
D3AAA: Icy Dragons eliminated, OR girls roll: The District 3-AAA basketball tournament continued Thursday night but the Clinton Dragon boys were eliminated by the Halls Red Devils 46-32 in a game in which points proved hard to come by. Clinton suffered through its worst shooting performance of the season but through three quarters, their defense—often stifling—held Halls’ scorers in check. The Red Devils, however, manufactured points in the fourth, led by Parker Keith with 16 points and Braxton Moore with 13. Clinton (7-19) was led by freshman post player Trevon Hill’s 11 points but no other Dragon was able to score more than 6 points. Halls advances to Saturday’s semifinal round and a date with second-seeded Karns. The Devils also clinched a berth in next week’s Region tournament with the win. In the first game at Central Thursday, the Oak Ridge girls walloped Gibbs 64-34 and will face 2nd-seeded Powell Saturday afternoon in a District semifinal, also earning a spot in the Region tourney. Friday’s action features both squads from Anderson County, with the Lady Mavs tipping off against Campbell County at 6 pm for a berth in the semis and a Saturday showdown with top-seeded Halls. The Maverick boys will take the floor 15 minutes after game one to face the host Central Bobcats. The winner earns a shot at top-seeded Oak Ridge Saturday night and a spot in the Region tournament, while the loser will be eliminated.
Elsewhere: (D4AA at Catholic) Kingston boys 80 Scott 72 (OT)...Scott girls 47 Catholic 37
(D4A) Coalfield boys 59 Oneida 41...Jellico boys 62 Sunbright 57...Oliver Springs boys 76 Wartburg 58
(D3A) Tellico Plains girls 51 Rockwood 30...Harriman girls 60 Midway 50
CHS boys advance to 2nd round of D3AAA tourney: The first round of the District 3-AAA basketball tournament concluded Wednesday night at Central High School in Knoxville as the Clinton Dragons survived a test from the Gibbs Eagles and advanced to tonight’s second round with a 67-58 victory. J’Quan Thomas led three double-digit scorers for the seventh-seeded Dragons, who will take on third-seeded Halls at 7:30 tonight. (Thursday February 12th). The winner of tonight’s tilt will move on to the District semifinals Saturday at 6 pm against Karns and earn a berth in next week’s Region tournament, while the loser’s season will be finished. WYSH’s Fox & Farley Full Court Press will begin our live coverage of tonight’s win-or-go-home game shortly before tip off and bring you all the action. In the first game last night, Gibbs’ girls closed out the Karns Lady Beavers, blowing open a close game in the third quarter on their way to a 50-37 win and a second-round matchup with the Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats that will tip off at 6 pm Thursday at Central.
CHS girls’ basketball season ends with loss Tuesday: The District 3-AAA basketball tournament continued Tuesday night at Central High School in Knoxville, but for the Clinton Lady Dragons, their tournament came to an end at the hands of the Campbell County Lady Cougars. Campbell County shot very well from the free throw line as they pulled away in the final minutes of the fourth quarter for a 58-47 win. Clinton’s season ended with a record of 7-17. Senior Jordan Whitt led all scorers with 20 points but not other Clinton player hit double figures. Senior Miranda Love had five points and eight assists before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Campbell County (13-15) will play Anderson County Friday night at 6 pm in the second round. The Anderson County boys also learned who their opponent will be Friday night at 7:30 as Central, playing on its home floor, opened up a big early lead and eliminated Powell 58-46. Tonight, two more games are on the schedule. In the first game at 6:00, Gibbs girls face off against Karns followed at 7:30 by the Clinton Dragon boys taking on Gibbs for the second time in less than a week. WYSH’s Fox & Farley Full Court Press will have live coverage from Fountain City beginning at 7:30 tonight.
D4A girls: Coalfield 69 Oakdale 44...Oneida 66 Sunbright 39...Wartburg 63 Jellico 41
Elsewhere: Harriman girls 49 Tellico Plains 37...Tellico Plains boys 56 Harriman 54
D3AAA Tournament Monday at Central: AC girls 64 Central 27 (Kristen Cupples led AC with 19 points as they rolled. AC plays winner of Tuesday's Clinton/Campbell County game on Friday at 6 pm)...7:30 AC boys 67 Campbell County 64 (Caleb Hayes 21 points, Grant Holt 19 as Mavericks hold off furious comeback. AC plays the winner of the Powell/Central game Friday at 7:30 pm)
Regular season: Midway girls 48 Rockwood 37...Rockwood boys 44 Midway 39
High School basketball scores Saturday February 7th
Fulton girls 71 Oak Ridge 34...Oak Ridge boys 59 Fulton 58 (Tee Higgins hit a three-pointer with 3.1 seconds left to lift Oak Ridge in a battle of teams ranked in the top 5 of their respective classifications).
High School basketball scores Friday February 6th
Gibbs girls 58 Clinton 53...CHS fell despite 13 points from Jordan Whitt, 12 from Kelley Wandell and 10 from Maddie Embleton. CHS vs. Campbell County in 1st round of D3AAA tourney at Central Tuesday at 6 pm on WYSH.
Clinton boys 54 Gibbs 48...CHS rallied from 13 points down in the 4th quarter to upend Gibbs, led by Tyler Thackerson's 20 points. CHS vs. Gibbs in 1st round of D3AAA tourney at Central Wednesday at 7:30 pm on WYSH.
Fulton boys 60 Anderson County 39
Oak Ridge girls 62 Karns 29...Oak Ridge boys 74 Karns 61
Oneida girls 44 Oliver Springs 42...Oliver Springs boys 62 Oneida 40
Powell girls 52 Central 27...Powell boys 64 Central 56
Wartburg girls 42 Rockwood 36...Wartburg boys 60 Rockwood 52
Coalfield girls 51 Oakdale 38...Oakdale boys 87 Coalfield 80
Sunbright girls 50 Jellico 39...Jellico boys 64 Sunbright 34
High School basketball scores Thursday February 5th
Anderson County boys 80 Knox Ambassadors 56
Halls girls 45 Campbell County 36 (Halls clinches D3AAA title)...Halls boys 71 Campbell County 64
Midway girls 49 Kingston 40...Kingston boys 60 Midway 54
Local football players who signed letters of intent on National Signing Day Wednesday February 4th
Anderson County's Matt Fox is headed to ETSU while teammate Bronson Black will head to the University of the Cumberlands. Oak Ridge's Isaac Chapman has signed with UT-Martin, Shawmain Fleming signed with Tusculum, Zach Kassner signed with Carson-Newman as did Ted Mitchell. Midway's Hayden Hester will play at Carson-Newman while Kingston's Zach redden is headed to Tusculum. Coalfield's Zach Stewart signed with UT. Former Clinton, Lenoir City and West standout Camion Patrick, a former UT commit, will play at Indiana.
High School basketball scores Tuesday February 3rd
Clinton girls 57 Central 53...Cassidy Taylor celebrated Senior Night by scoring a career-high 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds and the Lady Dragons held off a late Bobcat comeback to keep Central winless on the season. Maddie Embleton added 12 points for Clinton.
Central boys 51 Central 37...The Dragons fell at home despite 16 points from Tyler Thackerson.
Halls girls 44 Anderson County 43 (AC took a 2-point lead with seconds remaining but Halls won the game on a desperation half-court heave at the buzzer. Kristen Cupples led AC with 28 points)...Halls boys 50 Anderson County 38
Oak Ridge girls 65 Gibbs 29...Oak Ridge boys 82 Gibbs 66
Oliver Springs girls 62 Sunbright 18...Oliver Springs boys 78 Sunbright 58
Powell girls 40 Campbell County 18...Campbell County boys 66 Powell 61
Alcoa girls 52 Kingston 38...Alcoa boys 63 Kingston 41
Oneida girls 75 Coalfield 64...Coalfield boys 65 Oneida 55
Wartburg girls 49 Oakdale 30...Oakdale boys 81 Wartburg 66
As 2015 season nears, Smokies have 5 top prospects on roster: Five 2014 Tennessee Smokies players were ranked among the best overall prospects in baseball according to MLB.com, as revealed on Friday evening on MLB Network. Infielders Kris Bryant (No. 2) and Addison Russell (No. 5), along with outfielders Jorge Soler (No. 22) and Albert Almora (No. 57), and pitcher C.J. Edwards (No. 47) were all listed among the site’s top 100. Tennessee is one of only two clubs in Minor League Baseball who can boast five players from their 2014 roster on the top 100 list, along with the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. In addition, the Smokies are the only Minor League team to see four of their players from the previous season featured among the top 50 overall prospects on MLB.com’s list.
Bryant finished second to Minnesota Twins farmhand Byron Buxton in the countdown after a sensational 2014 campaign in which the 23-year-old slugger won Minor League Player of the Year honors from multiple publications, including ESPN, USA TODAY and Yahoo Sports. The Nevada native began this past season with the Smokies, accumulating a .355 average (88-248) with 22 homers and 58 RBI in 68 contests for Tennessee, and was named a starter for the Southern League All-Star Game in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After winning the circuit’s Home Run Derby and starting the league’s Mid-Summer Classic, Bryant was promoted to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, and led all Minor Leaguers with 43 total longballs between the Smokies and I-Cubs.
Russell, who was ranked the fifth-best prospect by MLB.com, played 50 games in a Smokies uniform in 2014, and batted .294 (57-194) with 12 homers and 36 RBI. The 21-year-old shortstop joined the Smokies after being acquired by the Cubs organization on July 4 in a trade from the Oakland Athletics in a deal that sent former Tennessee Smokies hurler Jeff Samardzija to the Athletics. The Pensacola, Florida native earlier in the week was also rated the third-best shortstop prospect in baseball by MLB.com, and finished tied for second on the team in longballs.
Soler, rated the No. 22 overall prospect by MLB.com, played at three different levels in 2014, including 22 games with the Smokies. After batting .415 (27-65) with six homers and 22 RBI for Tennessee, the Cuban slugger was promoted to Triple-A Iowa in July before getting called up to the Chicago Cubs on August 27. It was a memorable debut for the third-best outfield prospect in the game, homering off then-Cincinnati Reds right-hander Mat Latos in his very first at bat at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.
Edwards was tabbed the No. 47 prospect in baseball by MLB.com, and was the fourth 2014 Smokie recognized in the top 50. In an injury-abbreviated season for Tennessee, the right-hander posted a 1-2 record and 2.44 ERA (13 ER in 48.0 IP) over ten starts with the Smokies, adding 46 strikeouts to only 21 walks. The South Carolina native was obtained by the Cubs organization in a 2013 deal from the Texas Rangers after being selected by Texas in the 48th round of the 2012 MLB Draft.
The fifth and final Smokies player to be honored in the top 100 was Almora, ranked as the No. 57 overall prospect by MLB.com. The South Florida resident began the year with the High-A Daytona Cubs before receiving a promotion to the Tennessee Smokies in late July. The outfielder displayed stellar defensive skills while batting .234 (33-141) with two homers and ten RBI in 36 contests with Tennessee, and was picked by the Chicago Cubs as the sixth overall selection of the 2012 MLB Draft out of Mater Academy Charter School in Florida.
One other Cubs prospect was named in the top 50 in 2014 first round draft choice and possible 2015 Smokies catcher Kyle Schwarber. The backstop out of Indiana University had a strong first professional season between the Short-Season Boise Hawks, Low-A Kane County Cougars and High-A Daytona Cubs, combining for a .344 average (90-262), along with 18 homers and 53 RBI in 72 games. Schwarber was rated the No. 49 prospect in baseball by MLB.com, and earlier in the week was also tabbed the third-best catching prospect in the game.
The club is slated to begin the 2015 campaign on the road against the Mississippi Braves, the Double-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, on Thursday, April 9, before returning to Tennessee to begin their 2015 home slate on Wednesday, April 15 versus the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Season ticket and multi-game voucher plans are currently available and can be purchased online at www.smokiesbaseball.com, or by calling the Smokies Ticket Office at (865) 286-2300.
High School basketball scores Saturday January 31st
Halls girls 56 Clinton 42...Halls' hot shooting broke open close game late despite 9 points each from Maddie Embleton and Jordan Whitt.
Halls boys 66 Clinton 54...Halls pulled away late despite 19 points from Tyler Thackerson and 17 from Gavin Shelton.
High School basketball scores Friday January 30th
Campbell County girls 51 Clinton 46...CHS falls on road despite 9 points and 6 rebounds from Maddie Embleton.
Clinton boys 63 Campbell County 62 (OT)...The Dragons picked up a hard-fought, emotional road victory as Dillon Shirley suffered a facial injury in the second half. Daraon Jones led CHS with 16 points, including some clutch FTs down the stretch.
Powell girls 41 Anderson County 31...Powell boys 73 Anderson County 64 (OT)
Oak Ridge girls 64 Central 26...Oak Ridge boys 77 Central 63
Oliver Springs girls 35 Wartburg 20...Oliver Springs boys 72 Wartburg 68
Carter girls 52 Gibbs 47...Carter boys 101 Gibbs 78
Meigs County girls 46 Harriman 29...Meigs County boys 80 Harriman 59
Midway girls 46 Rockwood 33...Midway boys 47 Rockwood 41
Coalfield girls 79 Jellico 54...Jellico boys 71 Coalfield 59
Kingston girls 76 Scott 52...Scott boys 58 Kingston 56
Oneida girls 46 Oakdale 33...Oakdale boys 71 Oneida 70
Hardin Valley girls 68 Karns 30...Karns boys 79 Hardin Valley 66
High School basketball scores Thursday January 29th
Gibbs girls 50 Karns 49...Karns boys 74 Gibbs 69
Cumberland County girls 66 Halls 42...Cumberland County boys 56 Halls 51
High School basketball scores Tuesday January 27th
Anderson County girls 41 Clinton 39 (OT)...In a nailbiter, the Lady Mavs outlasted Clinton at home to sweep the season series. Kristen Cupples paced AC with 19 points and eight rebounds while Kelley Wandell tallied 15 points and 10 rebounds for CHS.
Anderson County boys 52 Clinton 45...AC pulled away in the third quarter and held off the Dragons down the stretch to complete the regular season sweep of the Dragons. Caleb Hayes led AC with 17 points while Dillon Shirley scored a game-high 19 for the Dragons.
Campbell County girls 47 Oak Ridge 46...Oak Ridge boys 78 Campbell County 47
Oliver Springs girls 60 Oakdale 38...Oakdale boys 59 Oliver Springs 58
Grace Christian girls 57 Harriman 33...Grace boys 72 Harriman 53
Karns girls 55 Central 40...Karns boys 80 Central 62
Halls girls 38 Powell 31...Halls boys 63 Powell 54
Coalfield girls 63 Midway 61...Coalfield boys 72 Midway 41
CAK girls 63 Kingston 38...CAK boys 67 Kingston 51
Wartburg girls 41 Rockwood 40...Wartburg boys 61 Rockwood 53
High School basketball scores Monday January 26th
Rockwood girls 37 Sweetwater 32...Sweetwater boys 67 Rockwood 43
High School basketball Saturday January 24th
Oliver Springs girls 61 William Blount 55...Oliver Springs boys 71 William Blount 70
High School basketball scores Friday January 23rd
Halls girls 55 Clinton 42...Halls boys 49 Clinton 48
Oak Ridge girls 43 Anderson County 39...Oak Ridge boys 73 Anderson County 51
Karns girls 35 Campbell County 34...Karns boys 74 Campbell County 60
Gibbs girls 64 Central 51...Central boys 61 Gibbs 49
Kingston girls 59 Harriman 48...Harriman boys 69 Harriman 59
Grace girls 45 Rockwood 25...Grace boys 75 Rockwood 26
Meigs County girls 66 Midway 45...Meigs County boys 70 Midway 48
Oakdale girls 65 Jellico 36...Oakdale boys 64 Jellico 56
Oneida girls 61 Coalfield 42...Coalfield boys 78 Oneida 63
Wartburg girls 58 Sunbright 45...Wartburg boys 71 Sunbright 61
High School basketball scores Tuesday January 20th
Powell girls 65 Clinton 38...CHS fell at home despite 13 points from Jordan Whitt.
Clinton boys 71 Powell 66...The Dragons snapped a six-game losing streak as four players scored in double figures: J'Quan Thomas 20 points, Dillon Shirley 17, Tyler Thackerson 12 and Gavin Shelton 10.
Anderson County girls 55 Karns 34...Karns boys 62 Anderson County 46
Oak Ridge girls 50 Halls 42...Oak Ridge boys 77 Halls 41
Campbell County girls 59 Gibbs 34...Gibbs boys 73 Campbell County 61
Oliver Springs girls 48 Sunbright 28...Sunbright boys 64 Oliver Springs 62
Fulton girls 79 Central 20...Fulton boys 55 Central 40
Grace Christian girls 57 Harriman 55...Grace boys 80 Harriman 52
Rockwood girls 48 Greenback 31...Rockwood boys 51 Greenback 46
Coalfield girls 54 Oakdale 50...Oakdale boys 92 Coalfield 86 (OT)
Kingston girls 34 Catholic 26...Catholic boys 62 Kingston 48
Midway girls 50 Loudon 46...Loudon boys 65 Midway 60
Several area football players recognized: The News-Sentinel’s PrepXtra Football Team was announced this morning and several area players are represented. The First Team Offense features Campbell County QB Ethan Jeffers; Anderson County RB Matt Fox; Oak Ridge WR Tee Higgins and Coalfield OL Zach Stewart. The Second team Offense includes Clinton QB Tyler Thackerson; Campbell County WR Trey Torres; Oak Ridge TE Darel Middleton and Oak Ridge OL Isaac Chapman. The First Team Defense features Oak Ridge punter Brandon Nickle. The Second team Defense includes Anderson County DB Garrett Johnson and four Oak Ridge players—DL Shawmain Fleming, DBs Jemiah Hall and Ted Mitchell and Athlete Brandon Bonds.
High School basketball scores Friday January 16th
Anderson County girls 64 Gibbs 49...Anderson County boys 87 Gibbs 71
Powell girls 43 Oak Ridge 22...Oak Ridge boys 85 Powell 44
Oliver Springs girls 64 Jellico 14...Jellico boys 78 Oliver Springs 74
Grace girls 47 Rockwood 14...Grace boys 76 Rockwood 42
Harriman girls 48 Kingston 37...Kingston boys 76 Harriman 69
Halls girls 66 Karns 46...Halls boys 73 Karns 57
Campbell County girls 64 Central 16...Central boys 54 Campbell County 49
Oneida girls 55 Wartburg 42...Wartburg boys 67 Oneida 28
Coalfield girls 71 Sunbright 30...Coalfield boys 62 Sunbright 51
High School basketball scores Tuesday January 13th
Oak Ridge girls 65 Clinton 54...Oak Ridge pulled away late to record their 56th straight win over the Lady Dragons despite a solid effort from CHS on the road. Mykia Dowdell led Oak Ridge with 22 points while Miranda Love scored 16 for CHS and Jordan Whitt added 14.
Oak Ridge boys 80 Clinton 52...The fifth-ranked Wildcats cruised at home against shorthanded Clinton. Four Wildcats scored in double figures while Tyler Thackerson led three double-digit Dragons with 17 points.
Anderson County girls 63 Central 35...Central boys 62 Anderson County 55
Oliver Springs girls 62 Oneida 48...Oliver Springs boys 55 Oneida 41
Halls girls 59 Gibbs 42...Halls boys 70 Gibbs 58
Wartburg girls 54 Harriman 49 (OT)...Harriman boys 76 Wartburg 74
CAK girls 48 Kingston 39...CAK boys 66 Kingston 51
Powell girls 53 Karns 25...Karns boys 73 Powell 57
Campbell County girls 53 Cumberland Gap 27...Campbell County boys 55 Cumberland Gap 45
Tellico Plains girls 44 Rockwood 38...Rockwood boys 60 Tellico Plains 57
Grace Christian girls 55 Midway 42...Grace Christian boys 57 Midway 42
Coalfield girls 72 Berean Christian 25...Coalfield boys 49 Berean Christian 37
High School basketball scores Friday January 9th
Karns girls 59 Clinton 52...Karns boys 68 Clinton 59
Anderson County girls 46 Campbell County 35...Campbell County boys 64 Anderson County 49...Oliver Springs girls 56 Coalfield 47...Coalfield boys 70 Oliver Springs 59...Midway girls 57 Harriman 54...Harriman boys 82 Midway 79...Tellico Plains girls 59 Rockwood 37...Tellico Plains boys 60 Rockwood 38...Powell girls 51 Gibbs 26...Gibbs boys 71 Powell 64...Jellico girls 52 Sunbright 49...Jellico boys 68 Sunbright 48...Kingston girls 51 Catholic 35...Catholic boys 56 Kingston 32...Wartburg girls 61 Oakdale 51...Oakdale boys 69 Wartburg 52
CHS offensive coordinator to take over Powell program: Clinton High School football offensive coordinator Rodney Ellison has been named the new coach at Powell High School in Knoxville. He previously was head coach at Wartburg for one season in 2011 before coming to Clinton, where he helped revitalize the Dragon program with an up-tempo, spread-style offense.
High School basketball scores Tuesday January 6th
Clinton girls 41 Gibbs 37...CHS improved to 6-8 as they outlasted Gibbs in a hard-fought battle. Kelley Wandell led a balanced CHS attack with 10 points.
Gibbs boys 66 Clinton 48...Mark Thomas dominated, pouring in 32 points, as Gibbs built a big early lead and never looked back. Gavin Shelton led Clinton (3-11) with 17 points.
Oak Ridge girls 57 Karns 39...Oak Ridge boys 83 Karns 49
Oliver Springs girls 48 Wartburg 34...Oliver Springs boys 59 Wartburg 52
Powell girls 63 Central 15...Central boys 64 Powell 59
Halls girls 44 Campbell County 42...Campbell County boys 77 Halls 73
Cosby girls 47 Rockwood 15...Cosby boys 79 Rockwood 42
Tellico Plains girls 56 Midway 45...Tellico Plains boys 68 Midway 42
Harriman girls 54 Greenback 34...Harriman boys 79 Greenback 65
High School basketball scores Monday January 5th
Halls girls 54 Anderson County 36...Anderson County boys 53 Halls 37
Kingston girls 53 Loudon 50...Loudon boys 67 Kingston 50
High School basketball scores Friday January 2nd
Oak Ridge girls 65 Gibbs 34...Oak Ridge boys 73 Gibbs 50
Coalfield girls 50 Wartburg 43...Coalfield boys 80 Wartburg 72
Several from area named All-State: The 2014 TSWA All-State Football team was announced Thursday. Anderson County RB Matt Fox was named 5A All-State along with Oak Ridge WR Tee Higgins and DBs Jemiah Hall and Brandon Bonds; Campbell County QB Ethan Jeffers and WR Trey Torres; and Gibbs DL Hunter Lane. In Class 1A, Coalfield placed QB Parker McKinney, RB Addison Bible, OL Zach Stewart, DL Josh Turpin and LB Blake Hall. Harriman RB Garrett Greene and DL John Langley also landed on the All-State team. In Class 2A, Rockwood DL Dallas Strader made the squad.
High School basketball scores Wednesday December 31st
(BOYS) Westside (SC) beat Clinton by 28 as Dragons go 0-3 in Kentucky. J'Quan Thomas named All-Tournament...(Harriman Classic) Tellico Plains 61 Wartburg 51...Harriman 84 Oneida 66...Lenoir City 66 Rockwood 60.
(GIRLS) (Harriman) Kingston 51 Jellico 18...Oneida 57 Harriman 45...Rockwood 36 Coalfield 34
High School basketball scores Tuesday December 30th
(GIRLS) Bledsoe County 56 Clinton 54 (OT): 5th place game at Midway Classic, Jordan Whitt led CHS with 23 points)...Rhea County 46 Midway 42 (Midway title game)...Wartburg 57 Oakdale 36...(Harriman Classic) Kingston 65 Coalfield 53...Harriman 58 Jellico 16...(Destin, FL) Cookeville 55 Oliver Springs 53...(Lenoir City Classic) South-Doyle 75 Oak Ridge 65
(BOYS) Clay County (TN) def. Clinton at Monticello Bank Holiday Classic, Dragons play Wednesday morning against Westside from South Carolina...(Midway Classic) Rhea County 90 Coalfield 73...Midway 83 Calvary 42...Clarkrange 65 Bledsoe County 54...(Harriman Classic) Hampton 67 Tellico Plains 64...Kingston 67 Sunbright 32...Harriman 85 Unaka 45...Rockwood 52 Oneida 34...Lenoir City 75 Wartburg 66.
Non-tournament games Tuesday December 30th...Hardin Valley girls 44 Anderson County 38...Anderson County boys 91 Hardin Valley 78
High School basketball scores Monday December 29th
(GIRLS) Clinton 61 Mt. Pisgah 30 (Jordan Whitt scored 19 points, Miranda Love added 14 and Kelley Wandell added 10 as CHS rolled at the Midway Classic)...William Blount 65 Oak Ridge 62...Rhea County 54 Oakdale 31...Midway 54 Wartburg 53...Oneida 46 Kingston 43...Coalfield 65 Harriman 53
(BOYS) Wekiva (FL) 71 Clinton 54 (CHS kept it close for three quarters but the talented Mustangs pulled away late despite 20 points from J'Quan Thomas. CHS plays Clay County (TN) Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the consolation bracket of the Monticello Bank Holiday Classic in Kentucky)...Franklin Road Academy 73 Campbell County 61...Coalfield 70 Midway 55...Clarkrange 50 Oakdale 35...Rockwood 53 Unaka 39
Never too early: CHS, AC announce 2015 football schedules: The high school football season just ended and we are about to hit the halfway point of the basketball regular season but Clinton and Anderson County High Schools have released their football schedules for 2015. The schedules are radically different than in years past with several familiar foes replaced by new District and non-District opponents.
Clinton will open its 2015 slate at Oak Ridge in a District game on August 21st, host Morristown East on August 28th and play host to District foe Karns on September 4th. On September 11th, the Dragons will visit Rhea County, followed by a District home game on September 18th with Campbell County and the Crosstown Showdown at home against Anderson County closing out the month of September. Clinton will visit Lenoir City October 2nd for a District game, followed by a trip to CAK on October 9th. Following a bye week, the Dragons play at Heritage on October 23rd and host new District foe Farragut on October 30th to close out the regular season. .
Anderson County’s schedule begins on August 21st at Greeneville, with the Mavericks hosting Heritage on August 28th. AC visits defending state champion and new District rival Fulton on September 4th and then hosts Oak Ridge on the 11th. September 18th, AC will host District foe Union County for Homecoming and then travels to Clinton the following week. AC will host Catholic on October 2nd in what is now a District game. The Mavericks’ bye week is October 9th, followed by a home game on the 16th against District opponent Central, a trip to Morristown East on October 23rd and closing the season on the road in a District game at Carter.
High School basketball scores Saturday December 27th
(GIRLS) Rhea County 62 Clinton 30 (at Midway tournament)...Midway 50 Bledsoe County 42...Mt. Pisgah 56 Oakdale 53...Oak Ridge 55 Loudon 50 (at Lenoir City tourney)
(BOYS) Stephenson (GA) 57 Oak Ridge 49...Campbell County 90 McMinn County 68 (at Maryville tourney)
High School basketball scores Friday December 26th
(BOYS) Scott 68 Campbell County 57 (at Maryville tourney)
High School basketball scores Monday December 22nd
(GIRLS) Oakdale 40 Clinton 39...William Blount 74 Anderson County 46
(BOYS) Scott 70 Anderson County 59
High School basketball scores Saturday December 20th
(GIRLS) Clinton 65 Sunbright 36...Dobyns-Bennett 66 Oak Ridge 48
(BOYS) Anderson County 65 Union County 50...Oak Ridge 68 Dobyns-Bennett 67 (OT)
High School basketball scores Friday December 19th
(GIRLS) Science Hill 58 Oak Ridge 36...South-Doyle 48 Anderson County 44...Powell 46 Campbell County 28...Harriman 44 Rockwood 11.
(BOYS) Oak Ridge 67 Science Hill 43...Anderson County 73 Knox Ambassadors 42...Powell 71 Campbell County 66...Harriman 95 Rockwood 85
High School basketball scores Thursday December 18th
(GIRLS) Clinton 63 Central 26 (Kelley Wandell scored 20 points as Clinton opened up 15-2 first-quarter lead and never looked back)...Oliver Springs 59 Coalfield 33...Alcoa girls 66 Kingston 56
(BOYS) Clinton 60 Central 55 (Clinton held off a scrappy Bobcat squad and evened their District record at 3-3 as J'Quan Thomas scored 19 points and Dillon Shirley added 15)...Oliver Springs 63 Coalfield 56...Alcoa 57 Kingston 48
High School basketball scores Tuesday December 16th
(GIRLS) Campbell County 44 Clinton 35 (CCHS made 11 three-pointers and held off a scrappy Lady Dragons' squad to win on the road. Olivia Brown led the Lady Cougars with 15 points while Kelley Wandell of Clinton was the game's top scorer, finishing with 21 points and 8 rebounds.)...Oliver Springs 61 Jellico 25...Kingston 46 Rockwood 24...Harriman 60 Midway 26...Oneida 74 Sunbright 39...Scott 42 Wartburg 41
(BOYS) Clinton 58 Campbell County 56 (Clinton led by 12 at halftime and withstood a furious, three-pointer fueled rally by the Cougars as they won at home. The lead changed hands several times down the stretch but the Dragons ultimately prevailed. Elijah Powers led CHS with 16 points, Tyler Thackerson added 12 and Gavin Shelton 10. Seth Pebley led Campbell County with 18 points--including five triples in the third quarter as the Cougars clawed their way back into the game--and Trey Torres scored 17--most in the fourth quarter to keep the Cougars in it.)...Jellico 67 Oliver Springs 65...Harriman 66 Midway 60...Oneida 61 Sunbright 51...Scott 82 Wartburg 81 (2OT)
High School basketball scores Monday December 15th
(GIRLS) Anderson County 46 Powell 42 (Kristen Cupples led AC with 21 points)...Oak Ridge girls 62 Central 37...Fulton 62 Halls 39...Coalfield 51 Greenback 40...Lenoir City 53 Kingston 37
(BOYS) Anderson County 76 Powell 65 (Trey Bingham scored 26 points, Caleb Hayes 22 led AC)...Oak Ridge 87 Central 54...Halls 52 Fulton 51...Coalfield 70 Greenback 30...Lenoir City 58 Kingston 53
High School basketball scores Friday December 12th
(GIRLS) Anderson County 54 Clinton 35...Kristen Cupples scored 16 points and Molly Smith 12 to lead AC, while Jordan Whitt tallied 20 in the loss for CHS
Oak Ridge 70 Campbell County 47...Harriman 50 Oliver Springs 48...Meigs County 49 Rockwood 26...Grace Christian 59 Tellico Plains 46...Wartburg 64 Coalfield 61...Kingston 62 Scott 53...Oakdale 49 Sunbright 42...Karns 44 Central 35...Halls 41 Powell 39
(BOYS) Anderson County 48 Clinton 46 (OT)...Caleb Hayes scored the ONLY 2 points in the extra session and finished with a game-high 19 points as AC won at CHS, who was led by Dillon Shirley's 16 points and Gavin Shelton's 15.
Oak Ridge 80 Campbell County 56...Harriman 76 Oliver Springs 70...Meigs County 62 Rockwood 35...Grace 63 Tellico Plains 52...Coalfield 76 Wartburg 70...Scott 71 Kingston 61...Oakdale 71 Sunbright 51...Karns 69 Central 66...Powell 62 Halls 59
High School basketball scores Thursday December 11th
(GIRLS) Oliver Springs 51 Jackson County 40...Harriman 56 King's Academy 26...Grace girls 54 Midway 42
(BOYS) Jackson County 61 Oliver Springs 55...Harriman 83 King's Academy 80...Grace 86 Midway 55
High School basketball scores Tuesday December 9
(GIRLS) Oak Ridge 62 Anderson County 53...Campbell County 45 Karns 30...Coalfield 61 Sunbright 33...Wartburg 53 Oneida 42...Midway 51 Kingston 50...Oliver Springs 55 Oakdale 22...Sweetwater 38 Rockwood 28
(BOYS) Oak Ridge 64 Anderson County 35...Karns 82 Campbell County 79...Coalfield 77 Sunbright 63...Wartburg 61 Oneida 57...Kingston 74 Midway 53...Oakdale 70 Oliver Springs 67...Sweetwater 75 Rockwood 71
High School volleyball news: Anderson County standout Kristen Cupples has been named to the News-Sentinel's All-PrepXtra second team.
High School basketball scores Monday December 8
Kingston girls 45 Rockwood 29...Kingston boys 54 Rockwood 43
High School basketball Friday December 5
(GIRLS) Powell 54 Clinton 30...Oak Ridge 82 Halls 41...Anderson County 42 Karns 27...Gibbs 57 Campbell County 50...Harriman 55 Rockwood 20...Midway 55 Greenback 38...Oneida 63 Oakdale 40...Wartburg 59 Sunbright 25...Loudon 49 Kingston 47
(BOYS) Powell 52 Clinton 45...Oak Ridge 58 Halls 56...Anderson County 51 Karns 48...Campbell County 86 Gibbs 78...Harriman 96 Rockwood 65...Greenback 51 Midway 39...Oakdale 75 Oneida 58...Wartburg 75 Sunbright 35...Kingston 74 Loudon 50
High School basketball scores Tuesday December 2
(GIRLS) Anderson County 51 Gibbs 45...Powell 36 Oak Ridge 35...Oliver Springs 38 Sequoyah 35...Campbell County 58 Central 24...Meigs County 60 Rockwood 17...Midway 53 Oakdale 45...Scott 52 Sunbright 42...Halls 60 Karns 23
(BOYS) Gibbs 72 Anderson County 58...Oak Ridge 77 Powell 65...Sequoyah 61 Oliver Springs 54...Campbell County 78 Central 71...Meigs County 86 Rockwood 33...Oakdale 90 Midway 64...Scott 72 Sunbright 45...Karns 68 Halls 57
High School basketball scores Monday December 1: OR girls 62 Clinton 40 (55th straight win for ORHS vs. Lady Dragons)...Oak Ridge boys 75 Clinton 39...Coalfield girls 46 Carter 30...Carter boys 107 Coalfield 71
All District accolades announced: The All-District 3AAA football team for 2014 was announced last week as were individual postseason honors. The Coach of the Year is Oak Ridge’s Joe Gaddis. Anderson County’s Matt Fox was named Player of the Year, while Campbell County’s Ethan Jeffers was named Offensive Player of the Year and Gibbs’ Hunter Lane was named Defensive Player of the Year. Lineman of the Year honors went to Oak Ridge’s Alex Alcorn, the D3AAA Newcomer of the Year was Oak Ridge’s tee Higgins and the Specialist of the Year was Oak Ridge’s Brandon Nickle. Here are the Clinton Dragons who were voted All-District: Tyler Thackerson, Aaron Watson, Zach Jones, Blade Edwards, Shane Hooks, Isaiah Vibbert, Travist Patrick and Michael Hammond. Anderson County landed these players on the All-District squad: Zane Smith, Garrett Johnson, Josh Edwards, Brandon Ford, Bryson Phillips, Cale Brock, Aaron Sharp, Jamie Prosise, Corey Morgan and Tate Holmes. Oak Ridge’s All-District performers were: Matt Warmbrodt, Jeremiah Hall, Ted Mitchell, Tommy Kaczocha, Brandon Bonds, Isaac Chapman, TJ Allison, Jordan Dunbar, Shawmain Fleming, Adam Manookian and Darel Middleton. Clinton’s All-Academic team member was Daniel Ambrose and he was joined by Anderson County’s AJ Hawkins and Oak Ridge’s Gavin Warrington. Congratulations to all of these players on their accomplishments during an exciting 2014 high school football season.
High School basketball scores November 28th: Hardin Valley girls 55 Anderson County 41...Oliver Springs girls 70 Unicoi County 69...Grace boys 73 Oliver Springs 53
High School basketball scores November 29th: Lenoir City girls 42 Anderson County 37...Bearden boys 78 Campbell County 48...Campbell County boys 71 Scott 54...Grace boys 74 Coalfield 34
High School basketball scores Wednesday November 26...Anderson County boys 55 Harriman 51
High School basketball scores Tuesday November 25th: West boys 62 Clinton 45 (Pilot PrepXtra Classic at Fulton)...Anderson County girls 46 West 43...Campbell County girls 59 Coalfield 54 (both at AC Classic)...Oak Ridge girls 57 Oneida...Oliver Springs girls 49 Grace 46...Meigs County boys 60 Oliver Springs 59 (all at OS Classic)...Oak Ridge boys 74 Walker Valley 67...Kingston boys 56 Sequoyah 51...Sequoyah girls 56 Kingston 31...Midway girls 53 Loudon 45...Grainger boys 51 Halls 50...Rockwood boys 51 Sunbright 33
High School basketball Monday November 24th: West boys 50 Anderson County 37...Anderson County girls 47 Coalfield 46...Karns boys 83 Hardin Valley 78
High School basketball Friday November 21st: (girls) Halls girls 65 Gibbs 37...Midway girls 46 Oakdale 31...Powell girls 65 Karns 26...Oliver Springs girls 39 Cosby 34...Rockwood girls 38 Sunbright 35...(boys) Anderson County boys 54 Central 50...Gibbs boys 65 Halls 60...Powell boys 84 Karns 71...Oakdale boys 83 Midway 63...Cosby boys 83 Oliver Springs 61...Sunbright boys 53 Rockwood 51...Harriman boys 74 Wartburg 69
High School basketball scores Tuesday November 18th
Clinton girls 37 Karns 36...It wasn't pretty, but the Lady Dragons notched the first win for first-year head coach Alicia Phillips with a gritty effort on the road. Clinton made some clutch free throws down the stretch to seal the win and even their record at 1-1. Jordan Whitt led CHS with 10 points.
Clinton boys 94 Karns 92 (OT)...Clinton scored nine points in the final 29.8 seconds to erase a seven-point deficit at Karns and emerged with an improbable 94-92 win. CHS also rallied from down 12 in the third quarter and sent it to overtime on a Dillon Shirley fall-away jumper in the lane at the buzzer. Trailing 92-85 with under 30 seconds to play in OT, Cole Lockard converted a four-point play, which was followed by a Beaver turnover, which led to a Shirley three that tied the game. Another errant Karns pass gave CHS the ball and Shirley was fouled. He hit both charity shots and the Dragons forced a turnover on the other end of the floor to preserve the victory and move to 1-3 on the season. Shirley finished with 29 points while J'Quan Thomas notched 25 and Gavin Shelton added 14.
Campbell County girls 42 Anderson County 35...Campbell County boys 56 Anderson County 32
Maryville girls 63 Oak Ridge 34...Oak Ridge boys 62 Maryville 61
Oliver Springs girls 66 Harriman 56...Harriman boys 76 Oliver Springs 67
Powell girls 62 Gibbs 36...Powell boys 64 Gibbs 51...Halls girls 49 Central 28...Central boys 45 Halls 42...Kingston 52 Sweetwater 30...Sweetwater boys 72 Kingston 66...Scott girls 64 Sunbright 27...Scott boys 83 Sunbright 48
High School basketball scores Monday November 17th
Union County girls 64 Gibbs 44...Union County boys 66 Gibbs 63
Cumberland County girls 77 Halls 24...Cumberland County boys 70 Halls 53
Midway girls 57 Coalfield 49...Coalfield boys 58 Midway 49
Wartburg girls 60 Sweetwater 38...Wartburg boys 79 Sweetwater 71
High School basketball (Friday): Carter girls 61 Clinton 40…Carter boys 105 Clinton 61…Jefferson County girls 71 Karns 25…Jefferson County boys 69 Karns 52…Kingston girls 51 Meigs County 43…Meigs County boys 89 Kingston 67...(Saturday): Clinton’s boys lost to Heritage and South-Doyle…Lenoir City girls 48 Anderson County 33…Anderson County boys 62 Claiborne 33…Anderson County boys 51 Sullivan North 31…Oak Ridge girls 78 West 49…Oak Ridge girls 84 CAK 71…Oak Ridge boys 73 CAK 54…Webb boys 79 Oliver Springs 40…Oliver
High School basketball scores November 11th
Grace girls 63 Oak Ridge 54...Oak Ridge boys 70 Grace 54
Kingston girls 44 Anderson County 41 (OT)...Anderson County boys 65 Kingston 51
Sevier County girls 66 Campbell County 46...Sevier County boys 63 Sevier County 37
Tellico Plains girls 58 Coalfield 38...Tellico Plains boys 69 Coalfield 67
Harriman girls 42 King's Academy 21...Harriman boys 67 King's Academy 60
Oliver Springs boys 65 William Blount 64
TSSAA approves reclassification, realignments: Thursday, the TSSAA Board of Control finalized its realignment of the state’s high school football teams and there are plenty of changes affecting our local teams. The state’s new Class 6A will be made up of the 31 largest schools in the state by enrollment, except for Maryville, which successfully petitioned the state to move from 5A to 6A. All 32 6A teams will qualify for the postseason while the remaining Division I classifications will send the top four finishers in each Region to the postseason. The realignment will remain in effect for at least the next two academic years, beginning in 2015. Locally, the Clinton Dragons are in the new Region 3-5A with Campbell County, Oak Ridge, Farragut, Karns and Lenoir City. Anderson County has moved to Class 4A and will play in Region 2 with Fulton, Carter, Catholic, Central and Union County. The list of regions served by this radio station is below, with local teams in italics.
Class IA, Region I
Cloudland High School, Roan Mountain
Concord Christian, Knoxville
Hancock Co. High School, Sneedeville
Oakdale High School, Oakdale
Unaka High School, Elizabethton
Class IA, Region 2
Coalfield High School, Coalfield
Greenback High School, Greenback
Harriman High School, Harriman
Jellico High School, Jellico
Midway High School, Kingston
Oneida High School, Oneida
Sunbright High School, Sunbright
Class 2A, Region 2
Austin-East High School, Knoxville
Grace Christian Academy, Knoxville
Oliver Springs High School, Oliver Springs
Rockwood High School, Rockwood
Sweetwater High School, Sweetwater
Tellico Plains High School, Tellico Plains
Wartburg Central High School, Wartburg
Class 3A, Region 2
Alcoa High School, Alcoa
Christian Academy of Knoxville, Knoxville
Kingston High School, Kingston
Loudon High School, Loudon
McMinn Central High School, Englewood
Scott High School, Huntsville
Class 4A, Region 2
Anderson Co. High School, Clinton
Carter High School, Strawberry Plains
Fulton High School, Knoxville
Knoxville Catholic High School, Knoxville
Knoxville Central High School, Knoxville
Union Co. High School, Maynardville
Class 5A, Region 2
Gibbs High School, Corryton
Heritage High School, Maryville
Knoxville Halls High School, Knoxville
Powell High School, Powell
South Doyle High School, Knoxville
West High School, Knoxville
Class 5A, Region 3
Campbell Co. High School, Jacksboro
Clinton High School, Clinton
Farragut High School, Knoxville
Karns High School, Knoxville
Lenoir City High School, Lenoir City
Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge
Class 6A, Region 1
Bearden High School, Knoxville
Bradley Central High School, Cleveland
Dobyns Bennett High School, Kingsport
Hardin Valley Academy, Knoxville
Jefferson Co. High School, Dandridge
Maryville High School, Maryville
Science Hill High School, Johnson City
William Blount High School, Maryville
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