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Clinton Girls Softball crowns champs


The 6-Under teams pose together after the championship game Saturday morning at the field next to Clinton Community Center. - Ken Leinart
It was a day meant for softball. The Clinton Youth Girls Softball League played its championship games last Saturday at the field next to Clinton Community Center.

The games were competitive. And fun.

The Lady Sluggers won the 6-Under championship.

The River Monsters proved just that — ‘Monsterous” in the 8-Under championship while taking a 13-5 win from the Sassy Sluggers. The game wasn’t decided until the final frame when the River Monsters exploded offensively.

In the 10-Under matchup the Lady Thunder squeaked by with a 10-6 win over the Shooting Stars.

The closest game of the day came in the 12-Under title when the Rampage pulled through for a 9-8 win over the Wild Thangs.

In the 14-Under title match the Lady Crushers cruised to a 9-1 win over the Lady Patriots — a team that had been dominating earlier in the tournament.

School may out, but Blaze program is keeping busy

School may be out for the summer but that doesn’t mean that the Clinton Blaze and Lady Blaze aren’t continuing to accomplish big things.

This summer, Clinton City Schools’ athletes were given the opportunity to compete in Knoxville Youth Athletics’ track and field and several of those athletes have qualified for an upcoming AAU meet to be held later this summer.

Kenzlee Hutchison qualified for the meet in the shot put and the discus while Skyler Martin made it in the 200-meter dash.

Charlotte Hutchison qualified in the high jump.

Milan Queener, Madi Queener, Adeline Queener and Charlotte Hutchison won the 4x100 relay at a recent meet and they also advanced to the AAU Meet.

Adaline Queener also advanced in both the 100 and 200-meter dash.

While the track and field athletes are participating in summer meets, preparations for the 2019-20 school year are underway as CCS athletic director E.T. Stamey has announced tryouts for various fall programs.

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