Clinton teachers set to ‘strike’

CCS Blaze adding bowling league for educators

The 2019-2020 school year is around the corner and the Clinton Blaze athletic programs will soon set rosters in various fall sports.

The Blaze, which is comprised of athletes from all Clinton Elementary Schools, will begin its third year this fall.

Clinton City Schools athletic director E.T. Stamey has announced tryouts for various fall programs.

Basketball Tryouts: Tryouts for the Blaze and Lady Blaze basketball teams will be held in mid-August. The girls tryouts will be held Aug. 12 and 14 while the boys will hold their tryouts Aug. 12 and 15.

CCS Teachers to Compete in Blaze Teachers Bowling League: Area elementary school teachers will compete in a bowling league at Clinton Community Center. League play begins on Sept. 4.

Dance Team Tryouts: Dance team tryouts on Sept. 12 and 15.

Cross Country Schedule: Cross Country tryouts will be held Thursday, Aug. 8 after school at the Clinton City Football Field. Student-athletes in Grades 3-6 are encouraged to try out.

The 2019 cross country schedule will open with a meet at Knoxville’s Victor Ashe Park.

The Blaze will also compete at Cove Lake on Sept. 4. Clinton will run at First Baptist Sevierville in a two-day meet on Sept. 9-10.

They’ll run at Johnson University in Knoxville on Sept. 16. The Elementary/Middle School Championships will be held on Oct. 5.

The Tennessee State Championships are scheduled for Oct. 19. The Southeastern Regionals are slated for Nov. 16. The campaign culminates with the National Championships on Dec. 7.

The Blaze will also compete in a practice meet on Aug. 29 at the Songbird Course.

Swimming Tryouts Set: Swimming tryouts will be held on Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. and will be open to fifth and sixth-graders at all three elementary schools.

Have Breakfast with the Blaze: The Blaze basketball teams will be hosting a breakfast on Sept. 7 at the Apple Blossom from 8-10:30 a.m. Cost is $5 for biscuits, gravy, eggs, milk and juice.

Blaze Academic Clubs: In addition to its athletics programs, CCS has invested in both a reading society and H2O science clubs. These programs were successful last year and Stamey announced that they will continue in 2018-2019.

Track Renovations: Stamey said that improvements on the Blaze’s home track at Clinton Elementary School are planned soon.