Firefighters win Emergency Responders game

The Clinton Fire Department won the second annual Police/Fire Game Saturday afternoon, defeating the Police Department 65-63.

The victory avenged last year’s loss to the Police Department.

Bradley Allen scored 24 points and Chance Houck added 18. Houck also coached the Fire Department teams.

The two squads exhibited their respective shooting touches as they combined to make 12 three-point shots. The teams also combined to convert 22 free throw attempts.

Weston Hazelhurst scored a game-high 28 points for the Police Department. Jill Herman finished with 18.

Proceeds from the game benefitted the Clinton Blaze athletic program.

Bowling Season Opens Today: The Blaze opens its inaugural bowling season today (Wednesday, March 6) at 3:30 p.m. Matches this season will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesday after school at the Clinton Community Center.

Blaze team sponsors will include Bingham Tire, Melton Heating and Air, C &D Desktop Publishing and Clinton Drug Store.

Soccer Clinic: The Clinton City Schools Soccer Clinic is back for the spring semester.

After a successful fall clinic, Knoxville soccer pro Chris Carroll decided to come back for the spring.

The clinic has sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Clinton City Schools high school football stadium.

Players in grades 1-3 meet on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. The clinic for players in grades 4-6 is on Fridays at 3:30 p.m.

Players should wear athletic clothing with tennis shoes or soccer cleats and balls will be provided for players during the clinic sessions. Sessions began earlier this month but new players, both boys and girls are still welcome to sign up.

The clinic will emphasize all areas of the game including rules, speed, agility, soccer skills and techniques, coordination, teamwork and sportsmanship.

The clinic provides players with the opportunity to improve upon their game and also serves as another way for young players to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

For more information about the clinic, contact Carroll at

Track clinic and meet set for April: Clinton High School will host a track clinic for the Blaze on April 18 at the Clinton High School track. The camp will be run and instructed by the Dragons track coaching staff and athletes and Stamey noted that the elementary school athletes would compete in a meet following the clinic.

The Blaze’s inaugural track season will begin in March. Teri Kerley will coach the team this spring. The track team is open to student athletes in grades 1-6. Practice sessions will be held at Clinton Elementary School and at the Clinton Community Football Stadium. Practices will be held Mondays and Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. The season will begin after Spring Break.

Clinton student-athletes can also participate in the Knoxville Youth Athletics summer program upon completion of the school year.

CCS intern Mary Kate Longmire will serve as Kerley’s assistant coach. Longmire is a former track athlete at Lincoln Memorial University.

Registration fee for the Blaze track team is $15. Those athletes wishing to compete in the summer program will have to register directly with Knoxville Youth Athletics. Fee is $45. If athletes register before April 1 will receive a $5 discount.

Blaze Basketball Camps: Stamey recently announced that the Blaze and Lady Blaze will host basketball camps in May at Arowood Arena.

The boys camp will be held May 6-8 and the girls camp will be May 20-22.

Stamey said that he will have the cost and the grades involved soon.