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Blaze get mixed results before Thanksgiving break

The Clinton Blaze and Lady Blaze basketball teams got mixed results last week.

On Thursday night, Clinton’s boys toppled First Baptist Academy of Powell 43-32.

Camden Nelson scored 15 points. Zayden Ford added 10 and Kaden Webber finished with seven.

Grant Hannah pulled down five rebounds for the Blaze (8-5).

In the girls game, the Lady Eagles notched a 30-13 victory over Clinton.

Jailie Rodd scored seven points and Leah Hernandez grabbed four rebounds for the Lady Blaze (8-4).

On Tuesday, Nov. 19; the two teams salvaged a split against Knoxville Christian School on the road.

The Lady Blaze fell 29-21 to the Lady Knights despite getting eight points from Topanga Easterday and six from Abby Phillips.

The boys downed the Knights 39-28 as they got 10 points from Jaylon Daniels and six from Kaden Webber. Hannah pulled down four rebounds.

On Monday, Nov. 18; Clinton swept St. Mary’s. The Lady Blaze won 24-12 after holding a slim edge at halftime.

Rodd scored 16 points for the Lady Blaze while Phillips scored five.

The Blaze edged St. Mary’s 41-38.

Webber scored 10 points. Jaxson Alcorn had eight points and five rebounds. Ford came in off the bench and had seven points and two steals.

Upcoming Schedule: The Blaze basketball teams will have the week off for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

They return to action Tuesday, Dec. 3 when they host Norwood Middle. Clinton travels to Caryville on Dec. 5. The Blaze and Lady Blaze return home to host Coalfield on Monday, Dec. 9 and St. Mary’s the following day. Games are slated for 6 p.m. for the girls and 7 p.m. for the boys.

Blaze Athlete of the Week: The Athlete of the Week for the week of Nov. 18 is track and cross country runner Skyler Martin, a fifth grader.

The Blaze Athlete of the Week is sponsored by C&D Printing.

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 2018-19.

Track Renovations: CCS Athletics Director E.T. Stamey said that improvements on the Blaze’s home track at Clinton Elementary School are planned soon.

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 after the Christmas Break.