Sports

Lady Wildcats take district title

The Oak Ridge Lady Wildcat Volleyball team swept Bearden in straight sets on Tuesday to earn the AAA District 4 Tournament Championship.

“I’m so proud to be the coach of this group,” stated Head Coach David Kolodney. “To win back to back Championships is a great accomplishment and they absolutely deserve it.”

Oak Ridge competed in District 3-3A last year and met some new competition as part of their transition to a realigned District 4 in 2017.

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Lady Senators win second straight state title

The Norris Middle School Volleyball Team captured the TMSAA Large School Sectional Title (the highest level in the state) for the second straight year at Anderson County High School on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The title came only after fierce day of competition among East Tennessee’s best middle school teams.

In order to play for the sectional title, NMS had to qualify in their Area tournament.

The first stop on defending their Area 2 title was a rematch with district foe Clinton Middle School on Sept. 26. The Lady Senators dispatched a much-improved CMS Lady Hawk team in the Area 2 Semi-finals 25-5, 25-11.

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High School Wrap up

High School Wrap Up

Campbell County 55

Karns 20

The visiting Campbell County Cougars spoiled homecoming for the Karns Beavers with a 55-20 win over the home team.

The Cougars dominated the game from start to finish.

Campbell County quarterback Zach Rutherford went 28-44 for 374 yards and four touchdowns.

Shawn Marcum had 10 receptions for 157 yards and a touchdown.

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Senators win TVAC Championship

The Norris Senators won the 2017 TVAC Championship on Thursday in Clinton.

The Senators dominated the Hawks in nearly every phase of the game en route to the 28-0 win.

Norris won the toss and deferred to the second half. With Clinton back to receive, the Senators recovered an on-side kick and essentially stole a possession to open the game.

Two plays later, Anthony White raced to the right off tackle and down the sidelines 40 yards for the touchdown.

Quarterback Tate Russell completed the two-point conversion pass to Bryson Vowell and Norris led 8-0 with 7:00 left in the first quarter.

On the ensuing possession, Clinton was held to a three and out.

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Lady Mavericks take district championship

On Tuesday, the Anderson County Lady Mavericks won the District 4-2A Tournament.

They beat Clinton in the semi-finals and Gibbs in the finals, each in straight sets, to advance to the Region 2-2A Tournament.

In the opener of the evening, Clinton gave the Lady Mavericks all they wanted in the first set. The Dragons led 9-2 at one point but the Lady Mavs slowly chipped away at the lead. With senior Maddy Taylor serving for Anderson County, the Lady Mavs claimed their first lead of the set at 12-11.

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Falcons soar over Dragons

Perennial power Fulton came calling on the Clinton Dragons Friday night and left with a 40-7 win.

Clinton took the first possession and had a promising drive going as Cameron Washington and Isaiah Washington pounded the ball into the heart of the Fulton defense.

On an early third and two, Trevon Hill plowed ahead for a first down at the Falcons’ 48-yard line. The drive stalled after 10 plays and Clinton was forced to punt.

Fulton quarterback Xavier Malone wasted little time in living up to his credentials as a game changing quarterback. In just five plays he directed the offense 73 yards for a score. The key play of the drive was his 47-yard touchdown pass to Joey Smith.

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