Blaze Kraze

Still sizzling on the court

Both Clinton Blaze basketball teams have gotten off to sizzling starts in 2018.

Both the Blaze and Lady Blaze have won five of their first six games.

The Lady Blaze posted three victories last week as they beat the Fulton Lady Baby Falcons 29-1 on Monday, Oct. 28. Clinton edged Coalfield Middle School 32-23 the following day before ending the week with a 30-1 victory over St. Mary’s 30-1.

Josie Moody had 10 points in the Lady Blaze’s win over Fulton. Lanee Carmichael scored six against St. Mary’s.

Clinton had a balanced attack against the Lady Yellow Jackets in Coalfield.

Ashton Chamblee led the way with 10 points. Bralee Hall and Moody scored eight points each and Carmichael finished with six.

The boys won two of their three games last week.

Andrew McAmis scored 17 points to lead the Blaze past St. Mary’s 44-23 Thursday night.

The win came two nights after Clinton fell to Coalfield 29-12. Braylen Hayden and Brian Hall each had four points against the Yellow Jackets.

The Blaze opened the week with a 36-23 win over the Tennessee Outlaws on Monday, Oct. 28. McAmis led Clinton with nine points and Jack Wilson added six.

Upcoming Schedule: The season continues Thursday with both the Blaze and Lady Blaze traveling to Robertsville to face the Tennessee Jays. Tip-off for the girls game is slated for 6 p.m.

The boys game will follow at approximately 7 p.m.

The two teams will also be on the road Tuesday when both face Norwood Middle School. Action begins with the girls game at 6 p.m. The boys contest will follow.

Sydney May plays National Anthem at basketball games: Elementary school student and violinist Sydney May has played the National Anthem at two Blaze home games this season. Clinton plays its games at the Clinton Community Gym.

Swim season opens soon: The Blaze swim season opens on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The Blaze will compete against the Clinton Sharks on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Clinton Community Center Pool.

Blaze Soccer Clinic: The Blaze Soccer Clinic is underway. The clinic began recently. Both boys and girls can sign up before the next camp session.

Clinic sessions for players in Grades 1-3 are Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Clinton City Football Stadium. Camp sessions for players in Grades 4-6 are held on Fridays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the football stadium. In the event of inclement weather, the clinic will be held at Clinton City Gym.

The clinic is run by professional soccer player Chris Carroll.

Clinton City Schools Athletic Director E.T. Stamey said that the Blaze is hoping to field both boys and girls soccer teams in the spring of 2019.

“We started doing the clinic to gauge interest in soccer in the community,” Stamey said. “We’ve been doing [Clinton Blaze Athletics] for a couple of years and we’re hoping to have soccer in the spring.”

For more information about soccer contact Stamey via e-mail at,

Time set for National Cross Country Meet: The Elementary and Middle Schools National Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Knoxville’s Victor Ashe Park. Races begin at noon. Clinton Blaze runner Laci Percival will compete.

Percival is a fourth grader at Clinton Elementary School and will run a one-mile course.