Over the weekend, several area teams punched their tickets to this week’s state tournaments in Murfreesboro.
In Class AAA baseball, Farragut easily advanced on Friday, clobbering Morristown East 13-0, and on Saturday former Clinton head coach Casey Taylor led the Sevier County Smoky Bears to their first state tournament appearance with a 10-3 win over Powell.
In Class AA, CAK crushed Chuckey Doak 10-0 and Greeneville shut out Catholic 6-0.
In Class A, Grace Christian is headed back to state after beating Unaka 7-1. Meigs County downed South Greene 2-0 to advance to state.
On the softball diamond in Class AAA Seymour blanked Hardin Valley 4-0 and Gibbs beat Daniel Boone 6-5.
In Class AA, CAK beat Unicoi County 13-3 and Union County advanced to the state tourney with a 9-2 win at Elizabethton.
In Class A, Midway advanced with a 10-0 win over the University School and Meigs County advanced with a 9-1 win over South Greene.
On the soccer pitch, Dobyns-Bennett ended Oak Ridge’s season with a 3-1 win Saturday in a AAA sectional, while Bearden advanced with a 2-0 win over Sevier County.
In Class A/AA, Greeneville blanked Catholic 3-0 and CAK routed Sullivan South 8-1.
In Southern League baseball, the Smokies beat Biloxi 10-9 on Saturday but dropped two games on Sunday, 5-0 and 6-5. Their series concludes Monday night at Smokies Stadium.