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Updated:  April 21, 2015

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High School baseball scores Monday April 20th

Catholic 12 Clinton 2...Oliver Springs 12 Scott 5...CAK 10 Kingston 0

High School softball scores Monday April 20th

Anderson County 18 Campbell County 5...Oliver Springs 3 Harriman 0

High School soccer scores Monday April 20th

Rockwood 6 Gatlinburg-Pittman 3

Southern League Baseball:  Jackson 7 Smokies 1...Series continues through Friday at Jackson.

High School baseball scores Saturday April 18th

Clinton 18 Scott 0...Anderson County 14 Scott 2...Catholic 11 Oak Ridge 1

High School baseball scores Friday April 17th

Sevier County 3 Clinton 0...Anderson County 6 Oak Ridge 5...Kingston 9 Lenoir City 0...Lenoir City 13 Kingston 0...Coalfield 6 Sunbright 0

High School softball scores Saturday April 18th

Coalfield 14 Wartburg 4

High School softball scores Friday April 17th

Oak Ridge 4 Fulton 3

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunday at Bristol…Matt Kenseth darted away from Jeff Gordon on an overtime restart Sunday night to claim victory at Bristol Motor Speedway, ending a fifty-one-race winless streak dating back to September 2013.  Kenseth becomes the first driver to win a Cup Series race from the pole position in “Thunder Valley” since Carl Edwards in 2008.  For the second year in a row, Bristol’s spring race – scheduled to be run during the day – was pushed to primetime by persistent rain.  It did get started at mid-afternoon, but only twenty-two laps were run before showers returned.  The green flag flew again shortly before 7 p.m. (ET) – some five-and-a-half hours after the scheduled starting time.  Edwards showed his strength Sunday night by leading four times for eighty-six laps in his bid for a second straight spring win at B-M-S.  But his night ended on a sour note when he got loose while racing side-by-side with Gordon and slid into the outside wall, which brought out the final caution and led to a twenty-fourth-place finish for the Roush Fenway driver.  That set Kenseth up to race for the win on the final restart, which he did after waiting out yet one more brief rain delay.  He got the jump on Gordon, who then lost a position to teammate Jimmie Johnson before settling for third place.  Ricky Stenhouse Junior and Ryan Newman completed the top five … Kenseth led four times for forty-seven laps in his Number-20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, including the final thirty-four trips around the Tennessee half-mile … Sunday’s race included twenty-one lead changes among just six drivers. 

NASCAR Xfinity Series Saturday at Bristol…Joey Logano rolled to a dominating victory Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading all three hundred laps en route to his twenty-third career win and second of the season.  The Team Penske driver started from the outside of the front row, got the jump on pole sitter Erik Jones at the drop of the green flag and kept his Number-22 Ford in front the rest of the afternoon.  The margin of victory was a little more than one second over rookie Daniel Suarez with Chris Buescher, Jones and Ty Dillon completing the top five.  Defending series champion Chase Elliott finished sixth.  Logano’s victory marked the fifth time in seven races this season that a Sprint Cup Series regular has won in the X-FINITY Series.  The three hundred laps led by Logano are a series record and this is Team Penske’s second straight win on the Tennessee half-mile.  Ryan Blaney had driven the “22” to victory last summer in NASCAR’s most recent visit to “Thunder Valley” … Logano’s win was an early birthday present for crew chief Greg Erwin, who turned 45 on Sunday … Buescher’s third-place race finish enabled him to pull into a first-place tie in the X-FINITY Series standings, sharing the spot with Dillon.  They lead third-place Elliott by twelve points.

Southern League baseball:  The Tennessee Smokies’ scheduled series finale against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos on Sunday afternoon has been postponed due to rain. A makeup date for the contest has not yet been determined however the Smokies are slated to play a five-game series in Pensacola May 5-9.  Fans with ticket’s for today’s scheduled contest may redeem their tickets for any remaining 2015 Smokies home game. The club’s full rainout policy can be found online at www.smokiesbaseball.com.  The Smokies will now travel to Jackson, Tennessee, to begin a five-game series with the Jackson Generals, the Double-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. First game of that series is set for Monday, April 20, with first pitch scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET at The Ballpark in Jackson. Starting pitchers for the opening game of the series have not yet been determined.   Following that five-game set, Tennessee will return home to Smokies Stadium to begin a five-game set with the Chattanooga Lookouts, the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, with the opening game of the series scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. ETon Saturday, April 25. It’s the second Giveaway Saturday of the season, with the first 1,000 kids 12 and under receiving a Smokies Superhero Cape as part of Superhero Night. Both Green Arrow and The Flash are scheduled to be on hand to pose for pictures, and perhaps even show off their first pitch skills.

High School baseball scores Thursday April 16th

Loudon 5 Clinton 3...Anderson County 2 Gibbs 1...Campbell County 9 Scott 2

Southern League:  The Smokies held off a late-inning Blue Wahoos charge, while first baseman Dan Vogelbach reached base three times and left fielder Pin-Chieh Chen threw out the potential tying run at home plate in Tennessee’s 5-4 triumph over Pensacola 5-4 in front of 3,323 fans on Opening Night at Smokies Stadium.  The series-opening victory improved the Smokies’ record to a 4-2 overall mark in 2015, while the Blue Wahoos fell to 1-4. The win in the club’s home opener also gives Tennessee a three-game winning streak that dates back to April 12.  Next up for the Smokies and Blue Wahoos is a Friday night doubleheader, with first pitch of the twinbill opener set for 5:30 p.m. ET. Tennessee is expected to give the ball to RHP Ivan Pineyro (0-0, 6.75) in game one, while Pensacola is scheduled to send out RHP Daniel Wright (0-1, 20.25). LHP Jeffry Antigua (NR) is expected to get the nod in the nightcap for the Smokies, while RHP Tim Adleman (0-1, 1.50) is slated to take the hill for the Blue Wahoos.  It’s the first Remote Area Medical Friday Fireworks night, with post-game fireworks courtesy of Pepsi, Coors Light, Dollywood’s Splash Country, WVLT and the Knoxville News-Sentinel. It’s also the first College Colors Night of the season, with spring football in full swing in Tennessee. Fans are encouraged to dress in their favorite college colors at the game, with fight songs from various schools playing throughout the evening.  Tickets for that game and the rest of the five-game homestand are on sale, and can be purchased online at smokiesbaseball.com, or by calling the Smokies Ticket Office at 865-286-2300. Multi-game voucher packs and season tickets are also still available.

High School baseball scores Wednesday April 15th

Gibbs 10 Clinton 9

High School baseball scores Tuesday April 14th

Powell 8 Oak Ridge 4...Central 6 Campbell County 3...Greenback 9 Midway 7

High School softball scores Tuesday April 14th

Oak Ridge 8 Campbell County 5

OSHS names new football coach:  Larry Green, who has spent the past nine seasons at the middle school level, has been promoted to coach of Oliver Springs High School football team.  The announcement was made Monday, just about a week after the departure of Wiley Brackett, who resigned after nine seasons on April 6.  It’s the first high school football coaching job for Green, who compiled a 47-33 record during his nine middle school seasons.  He takes over a program that finished 3-7 last year, but made a run to the Class 2A semifinals in 2011.  Green told the News-Sentinel that he has retained the staff from the previous regime, including defensive coordinator Matt Green and offensive coordinator Jason Hammock.  

ORHS super-soph offered again:  Oak Ridge High School sophomore wide receiver Tee Higgins has picked up another major scholarship offer.  Higgins, who has also already been offered by Tennessee, LSU, Florida State and others, received a scholarship offer from reigning national champions Ohio State on Tuesday.  Higgins—who is also an outstanding basketball player—is rated a four-star football prospect and the 38th overall player nationally in the 2017 class by 247 Sports. He’s listed as the No. 3 prospect in Tennessee, and top-ranked wide receiver. 

CHS Band fundraiser April 28th:  The Clinton High School Band invites you to join them Tuesday, April 28 from 5pm to 8pm at the Clinton McDonald's at the intersection of Seivers and Sunset for the first ever McBand Night to benefit the CHS Band Uniform Fund!  The Band will receive a donation of 20% of the sales during this event.  Members of the Band will be there to play music while you dine!  Please come support the Band!

High School baseball scores Monday April 13th

Clinton 8 Anderson County 0...Oliver Springs 7 Wartburg 2...Campbell County 8-6 Claiborne 4-0...Grace 10-4 Rockwood 0-0...Greenback 6 Midway 3

High School softball scores Monday April 13th

Oliver Springs 18-10 Wartburg 0-0...Kingston 6 Catholic 1

Southern League baseball:  Smokies starting pitcher Frank Batista, in his first professional start since 2010, dominated the Mississippi Braves, holding the home team to just three hits over six innings, while 3B Christian Villanueva cranked two home runs as Tennessee took the rubber match of the season opening series, 8-1 at Trustmark Park on Monday afternoon.  The victory for the Smokies (3-2, 3-2) gave Tennessee its first series victory on the road at Trustmark Park since April 8-12, 2010. Coincidentally, that was also the last time the Smokies began their season in Pearl, Miss. With the loss, the Mississippi Braves (2-3, 2-3) dropped back below .500.  Batista (6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO), who entered the 2015 season as the Smokies all-time leader in saves with 53, picked up the victory in his first professional start since he took the loss as a member of the Full-A Peoria Chiefs on September 5, 2010. After allowing a run in the bottom of the first inning, the right-hander sat down 15 of the next 16 Braves he faced, including 12 in a row to end his outing.  Villanueva (2-3, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB), who collected two hits and three RBI on Sunday, once again made his presence felt at the plate. In addition to stellar defense, Villanueva unleashed two massive home runs, a solo shot in the sixth and a two-run blast in the eighth, in the victory. It was the fourth multi-home run game in Villanueva’s seven-year career and his first since he slammed two as a member of the Triple-A Iowa Cubs on May 21 of last year.  Right-hander Corey Black (1-0, 1.80 ERA), who picked up the win for the Smokies on Opening Day, is projected to make the start for Tennessee in their home opener on Wednesday afternoon. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, are expected to counter with the top prospect in their organization, right-hander Robert Stephenson (0-1, 4.76 ERA).  The Pilot Pre-Game Show will kick off the broadcast at 11:15 a.m. ET on the TuneIn Radio app and SmokiesBaseball.com, leading up to a11:30 a.m. ET first pitch at Smokies Stadum. Opening night will be the very next evening on Thursday, April 16, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Smokies Stadium.  Single-game tickets, as well as multi-voucher and season ticket packages are still available, and can be purchased online at smokiesbaseball.com, or by calling the Smokies Ticket Office at 865-286-2300.

High School baseball scores Friday April 10th

Clinton 11 Campbell County 1

High School softball scores Friday April 10th

Union County 11 Oak Ridge 0

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Saturday at Texas…Jimmie Johnson led a quartet of Hendrick Motorsports cars with top-ten finishes Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway, winning his second consecutive race on the mile-and-a-half Fort Worth oval.  Johnson led a race-high 128 laps, including the final fourteen – beating runner-up Kevin Harvick to the checkered flag by one-point-one seconds.  The three other Hendrick drivers finished third … that was Dale Earnhardt Junior, seventh … for Jeff Gordon, and eighth … Kasey Kahne.  The victory enabled Johnson to extend his recent mastery of T-M-S that now shows four victories in the last six races dating back to November 2012.  Coupled with his win there during last fall’s post-season Chase, Johnson is the first driver with back-to-back Cup Series victories in “The Lone Star State” since Denny Hamlin swept both races in 2010.  Joey Logano finished fourth on Saturday with Brad Keselowski completing the top five.  Pole sitter Kurt Busch led twice for forty-five laps and finished fourteenth, one of twenty-five drivers running on the lead lap with Johnson at the finish … With Johnson’s victory Saturday night, Chevrolet is now three-for-three on mile-and-a-half intermediate ovals this season with the six-time champion also winning in Atlanta and Harvick victorious in Las Vegas.  Overall, the streak is six going back to the end of the 2014 season … Johnson’s Number-48 Chevrolet was steady and strong throughout the race, but it was a four-tire pit stop on the final caution that helped him eventually chase down Jamie McMurray to grab his ninth – and final – lead of the night. 

NASCAR X-Finity Series Friday at TexasFor the second year in a row, it’s an 18-year-old rising star who claimed victory at Texas Motor Speedway.  In 2014, Chase Elliott held off a pack of Sprint Cup Series veterans to record his first career win.  Friday night, Erik Jones took his turn in the spotlight – beating Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Junior to the checkered flag, and notching his first X-FINITY Series victory in just his ninth start.  Jones qualified on the pole and led a race-high seventy-nine laps, including the final fifty trips around the Fort Worth oval.  His margin of victory over runner-up Keselowski was one-point-six seconds with Earnhardt, Regan Smith and Austin Dillon completing the top five.  Darrell Wallace Junior was the highest-finishing rookie, in sixth place … Texas native Brennan Poole, whose hometown is The Woodlands, turned in a respectable thirteenth-place finish one day before his 24th birthday – making just his third career X-FINITY Series start and the first on his “home track.”

High School baseball scores Thursday April 9th

Clinton 6 Fulton 1...Midway 7 Wartburg 1...Coalfield 3 Tellico Plains 0...Carter 11 Kingston 5...Oakdale 14-17 Sunbright 4-2

High School softball scores Thursday April 9th

Powell 6 Anderson County 3...Cumberland Gap 16 Campbell County 1...(Game 1) Tellico Plains 10 Harriman 0...(Game 2) Harriman 8 Tellico Plains 2

Southern League Baseball:  Thanks to dominant performances by catcher Kyle Schwarber and first baseman Dan Vogelbach, the Tennessee Smokies captured their first win of the season and their first win on Opening Day since 2012, as they defeated the Mississippi Braves, 7-2 at Trustmark Park on Thursday evening.  In their Smokies (1-0, 1-0) debuts, Schwarber and Vogelbach each went 1-for-3 with a run batted in. After third baseman Christian Villanueva drove in Tennessee’s first run of the season with a bases loaded walk in the third, Vogelbach ripped a single to left. Centerfielder Albert Almora scored and Schwarber came across on a throwing error by Braves’ left fielder Matt Lipka to make it 3-0, Smokies.  Right-hander Ivan Pineyro will get the start for the Smokies Friday against fellow right-hander Tyrell Jenkins. First pitch at Trustmark Park is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET. Fans can listen to the broadcast online on smokiesbaseball.com, with the Pilot Pregame Show beginning at 7:45 p.m. ET.  The Smokies’ first home game is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15 against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Opening night will be the very next evening on Thursday, April 16, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Smokies Stadium.  Single-game tickets, as well as multi-voucher and season ticket packages are still available, and can be purchased online at smokiesbaseball.com, or by calling the Smokies Ticket Office at 865-286-2300.

High School baseball scores Wednesday April 8th

Clinton 6 Kingston 3 (at Smokies Park)...Karns 10 Anderson County 0...Webb 19 Oak Ridge 10...Halls 12 Campbell County 2...Central 1-11 Rockwood 0-1

High School softball scores Wednesday April 8th

Powell 15 Clinton 0

Violations lead to changes in Harriman hoops:  Harriman High School is searching for a new boys’ basketball coaching staff after Head Coach Wesley Jones resigned and two assistants were removed from their positions following an investigation into the program by the school and the TSSAA because of violations involving AAU basketball.  Harriman self-reported the violations of the basketball sports calendar and recommended the penalties, which also included suspending spring practice for the boys’ program this school year.  Assistant coaches Quentin Young and Darren Payne both coach AAU teams during the offseason, which isn’t illegal as long as their rosters don’t include players from a coach’s regular-season team.  The TSSAA says Young had impermissible contact in an AAU coaching capacity with Harriman players during four practices and six games.  Payne coached Harriman players in three practices and three games, including one tournament, according to TSSAA.  The self-imposed ban on spring practice includes weight training, conditioning and the use of open facilities.  The TSSAA didn’t take any further action and Harriman was not fined, placed on probation banned from the postseason because of the penalties.  Jones resigned last week and school officials say he had prior knowledge of the violations.  The assistants were officially notified after the school received a letter from TSSAA on Tuesday.

Oliver Springs’ football coach resigns:  Oliver Springs High School head football coach Wiley Brackett has resigned in order to spend more time with his family.  The 38-year-old Brackett compiled a 42-57 record in nine seasons on the Bobcats’ sideline and led the team to its deepest playoff appearance, a 2011 run to the state 2A semifinals.  A search is already underway for his successor. 

High School baseball scores Thursday April 2nd

Gibbs 11 Clinton 0...Kingston 11 Oak Ridge 4...Daniel Boone 15 Oak Ridge 0...Kingston 9 Halls 7...Boyd Buchanan 15 Rockwood 0

High School softball scores Thursday April 2nd

Gibbs 18 Anderson County 0...Clinton 12 Oak Ridge 7

High School soccer scores Thursday April 2nd

Kingston 5 Anderson County 3...Fulton 4 Harriman 0

High School baseball scores Wednesday April 1st

Webb 2 Anderson County 1...Campbell County 11 Jellico 0

High School softball scores Wednesday April 1st

Harriman 10 Rockwood 9

High School baseball scores Tuesday March 31st

Halls 12 Clinton 2...Anderson County 8 Campbell County 2...Gibbs 7 Oak Ridge 5...Oneida 15 Oliver Springs 2...Midway 10 Cosby 3...Harriman 6 Rockwood 0...Catholic 2 Kingston 0...Sunbright 6 Mt. Pisgah Christian 2

High School softball scores Tuesday March 31st

Carter 6 Anderson County 1...Oliver Springs 1 Oneida 0...Grace Christian 5 Midway 1...CAK 9 Kingston 1

High School soccer scores Tuesday March 31st

Rockwood 4 Carter 0

High School baseball scores Monday March 30th

Clinton 7 Campbell County 1...Anderson County 1 Oak Ridge 0...Oneida 11 Oliver Springs 1...Kingston 5 Catholic 3...Rockwood 16 Harriman 8

High School softball scores Monday March 30th

Karns 12 Clinton 0...Kingston 9 Catholic 2...Meigs County 2 Midway 0

High School soccer scores Monday March 30th

Rockwood 6 Fulton 2...Kingston 6 Harriman 0

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunday at Martinsville…Denny Hamlin steered Toyota into Victory Lane for the first time in six races this season, leading the final twenty-eight laps Sunday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway. Hamlin grabbed his final lead of the day from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth and kept the Number-11 Camry in front the rest of the way, holding off a late charge from Brad Keselowski to notch his twenty-fifth career Cup Series win and fifth on the Virginia half-mile. Keselowski pulled right up on Hamlin’s rear bumper on the final lap and lightly tapped him. Hamlin wiggled slightly but kept the wheels straight and beat his Team Penske rival to the checkered flag by eighteen one-hundredths of a second. Pole sitter Joey Logano finished third. Kenseth took fourth place and David Ragan was fifth – giving Joe Gibbs Racing three of the top five finishing positions … Kevin Harvick led a race-high 154 laps and placed eighth, ending his streak of finishing either first or second in eight straight races dating back to last season. Harvick did hold onto the top spot in the standings, now with a twenty-four-point lead over Logano heading into the Easter break … 2014 X-FINITY Series champion Chase Elliott made his Sprint Cup Series debut in the Number-25 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. He started twenty-seventh and placed thirty-eighth, running at the finish but more than seventy laps down to Hamlin after a pair of early-race incidents forced him to the garage area for repairs. Elliott is running a handful of Cup races this season in advance of 2016, when he’ll replace Jeff Gordon behind the wheel of the Number-24 Chevrolet. 

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Saturday at Martinsville...Joey Logano charged past race leader Matt Crafton following an overtime restart Saturday and kept his Number- 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford in front the rest of the way, notching his first career Camping World Truck Series victory in his seventh start. Logano led a race-high 150 laps after starting from the pole, beating runner-up Crafton to the finish by forty-three one-hundredths of a second. Rookie Erik Jones, Johnny Sauter and Tyler Reddick completed the top five. The runner-up finish by Crafton enabled him to climb into first place in the earlyseason standings, now two points in front of Reddick … Logano’s victory snapped Toyota’s five-race Martinsville winning streak that stretched back to October 2012. It’s also Ford’s first Truck Series win on the Virginia half-mile since Ricky Craven was victorious in October 2005 … Saturday’s race included fourteen lead changes among five drivers … There were nine cautions for sixty-one laps, nearly a quarter of the race distance.

High School baseball scores Saturday March 28th

Anderson County 6 Carter 5...Cookeville 13 Oak Ridge 2...Anderson County 12 Loudon 0

High School softball scores Saturday March 28th

Anderson County 6 Oliver Springs 2...Oliver Springs 5 Sweetwater 1

High School soccer scores Saturday march 28th

Oak Ridge 4 Notre Dame 2

High School baseball scores Friday March 27th

Alcoa 6 Anderson County 5...Coalfield 4 Midway 3...Campbell County 6 Union County 3

High School softball scores Friday March 27th

Oliver Springs 6 Whitley County (KY) 0

High School soccer scores Friday March 27th

Kingston 1 Stone Memorial 1

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 bjones@bgctnv.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 VegasAfter 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

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