The Blaze: Keeping Track

The Clinton Blaze and Lady Blaze basketball teams both concluded stellar seasons in 2019 and Clinton City Schools Athletic Director E.T. Stamey has begun to compile a record book that chronicles milestones in both Blaze and Lady Blaze hoops history.

The Blaze’s record for points in a single game is 57 in a victory over against Andersonville. The Lady Blaze’s record is 44 against Andersonville in the recently completed campaign.

The single-game rebounding record for Clinton’s boys belongs to Andrew McAmis, who grabbed 12 in one game. Kenzlee Hutchison and Abby Phillips share the Lady Blaze record as both had seven boards in one game.

Track Underway: The Clinton Blaze track and field teams began their 2020 season Monday as they had their first practice. The teams had success last season and sent one athlete, Hutchison to the Junior Olympics.

Stamey said that the track program is looking forward to more success this season. Stamey said that 40 athletes showed up for the season-opening meeting last week.

First Responders Game: The third annual Police/Firefighters Game has been set for Feb. 15 at Arowood Arena according to Stamey. The Firefighters and Clinton Police Department have split the first two games in the series and Stamey said that CPD will enter the contest as a 3-point favorite.

Blaze Faculty Basketball Game: The Clinton City Schools faculty basketball game is slated for Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at Arowood Arena and Stamey said he is seeking CCS teachers and faculty members to sign up to play. Limited tickets are available.

Bowling: Sign-ups for the Blaze bowling league will continue through Feb. 15. The season is slated to get underway on March 4.

Bowling is an intramural league and had a successful first season in 2019.

Blaze Coat Drive to continue through winter: The Blaze began a coat drive late last year and Stamey said that the campaign will continue through the winter.

Blaze and the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce: The Clinton Blaze athletic program has taken the community by storm and now, the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce is chronicling the program and other day-to-day happenings in Clinton City Schools.

Clinton Blaze fans can keep up with the program and other happenings in the Clinton City Schools on the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce’s website.The chamber shot video clips recently and will be posted at

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.