Sports

Sams named new softball coach at CHS


Leonard Sams is the new head softball coach of the Clinton High School Lady Dragons and he is ready to hit the ground running.

“I’m very positive energy. I stay away from the negative. We [the coaching staff] really work fundamentals so hard. We work fundamentals to a collegiate level. If any of these kids want to go to college, we want a college coach to see them and see that they are ready to go,” Sams said.

“Softball is growing so fast in popularity and college coaches don’t have time to take on projects. Either you know or you don’t know.”

He said his expectation for the team is to start where they are right now and build from there.

“I want to say to our seniors, this is our goal. We want to grow this program into a powerhouse. That’s what our coaching staff does. I want those seniors to look back in three or four years and say, ‘I was the start of that program.’ I want them to take pride in knowing that’s what they started,” Sams said.

For the team, he said his approach is simple.

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ACHS Mavericks Summer Football Camp

The Anderson County Mavericks Summer Football Camp will be July 9-10, 12 (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) from 6-8 p.m.

The fee is $50 per camper.

For more information, contact Gary Terry at (865) 208-5819.

Clinton High School Mini-Cheer Camp

Clinton High School Mini Cheer Camp will be July 30, 31, and Aug. 2 (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday).  The camp will be held in the Hollingsworth Sportsplex from 6-8 p.m. 

If registered before July 23, the cost is $40, after this date it will be $45. 

The camp is for ages three and up. 

Everyone will receive a camp T-shirt no matter what day registered.

For more information, contact Kristy Phillips at (865) 457-2611.

Lady Dragons Basketball Camp held


The Clinton High School Lady Dragons recently completed their 2018 youth camp. In all, 35 campers were instructed by the coaching staff of CHS as well as Lady Dragon’s players. — Submitted

Roane State to host tryouts for golf team June 28

Tryouts for the revived Roane State men’s golf team and the first-ever women’s team at the community college will be held Thursday, June 28, at Oak Ridge Country Club, 150 Gum Hollow Road.

Chris Griffin, a Roane State alumnus who was a member of the college’s golf team, is volunteering his time to reactivate the men’s squad and launch a women’s team.

Rising Roane State sophomores and students who have graduated from high school and are enrolling in Roane State this fall are invited to try out, Griffin said.

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Maddie Sickau and Allen Russell to represent ACHS in Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game


Pictured are recent Anderson County High School graduate Maddie Sickau and ACHS Head Coach Allen Russell. Sickau, who was named Miss Softball as well as a member of the All-State team, played for the East Tennessee All-Stars last week. The East Tennessee squad (coached by Russell) swept All-Star teams from Middle and West Tennessee, beating Middle Tennessee 10-0 and West Tennessee 2-0. Sickau was 1-2 with a RBI in the win over West Tennessee. Russell will coach the Tennessee All-Stars against the Kentucky All-Stars on June 27 in Bowling Green, Ky. Sickau will join players from the three other All-Star teams to help make up the Tennessee All-Stars. — Submitted

CBI Schedule

June 21

Field 2

8U Rain Outs 6 p.m.

8U Rain Outs 7:30 p.m.

Field 3

12U Tournament 6 p.m.

12U Tournament 7:30 p.m.

June 22

Field 3

10U Rain Outs 6 p.m.

10U Rain Outs 7:30 p.m.

June 25

Field 2

8U Tournament 6 p.m.

8U Tournament 7:30 p.m.

June 26

Field 3

10U Tournament 6 p.m.

10U Tournament 7:30 p.m.