The elementary school track and outdoor basketball courts have gotten a facelift according to Clinton City Schools Athletic Director E.T. Stamey.
Underwood Paving and Sealing repaved and resealed the surfaces, which were later repainted. The track has new lanes and the two outdoor basketball courts now each has a three-point arc.
The facility also includes playground games and a new shotput ring.
Stamey said the project went well.
“Underwood Paving and Sealing did this and they did a great job,” he said. “Then we came in and we painted the lanes on the track and we painted the two outdoor basketball courts and we have some playground games and a new shotput ring. It’s all outstanding.”
Cross Country: Clinton Blaze runner Uriyah Pickett competed at the State Classic Saturday and posted a personal best time in the mile run. He completed the course in 6 minutes, 35 seconds.
The State Championships are scheduled for Saturday at the Knoxville Livestock Center.
The Clinton Blaze Athlete of the Week Presented by C&D Printing: The Athlete of the Week will return next week. No athlete was named this week due to fall break.
The Clinton Blaze and Lady Blaze basketball teams will play their home games at the Clinton High School gym this season.
E.T. Stamey said that he is currently working on the schedule and that tryouts are tentatively set for sometime in November.
Home games were moved due to social-distancing protocols during the coronavirus pandemic.
Basketball tryouts: Tryouts for the Blaze and Lady Blaze basketball teams will begin on Nov. 9.
Archery Class: Stamey said he plans on beginning an archery class for the 2020-2021 academic year. It will be part of the academic curriculum.
Swim season: The Blaze swim teams will look to begin their 2020 campaign in mid-November.
Stamey said that he’s hoping to partner the Blaze swim team with Clinton Middle School in an effort for the Blaze to compete in more meets.
The Lady Blaze record for three-point shots in a season is three. Bethany Lowe holds that mark.
Basketball Fundraiser: The Blaze and Lady Blaze basketball teams will host a pancake breakfast on Dec. 12 at the Apple Blossom Cafe from 8-10 a.m. Price is $5 per person.
The Blaze and Lady Blaze continue to get community support.
Stamey said that fundraising for the athletic program continues to flourish despite financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.