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Mavs advance in district tourney

Anderson County faced Halls Tuesday; Dragons got Scott


Mason Lively took he hill in relief Monday night and con- tinued the Maverick pitching domination in the ACHS 10-2 opening round win in the 4A District Tournament at Halls. - Ken Leinart
The Anderson County Mavericks advanced in baseball district tournament play Monday night with a 10-2 win over Clinton.

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the third, when the Mavs erupted for eight runs.

The Dragons scored a run in the top of the fourth, but Anderson County answered with a run in the bottom of the inning to make it a 9-1 lead.

Clinton added a run in the top of the sixth, but the Mavs answered with a run in the bottom of the inning to make the final 10-2.

“It’s always a big game when you play Clinton, and to pick that one up in the first round is good for our program,” said Josh Boynton, head coach of the Mavericks.

Freshman Alex Bond got the start and the win. He pitched four innings and allowed one earned run on three hits. At the plate he was 1-2 with an RBI.

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Three-run seventh lifts Lady Mavs


Anderson County’s Leah Freeman collects a hit Monday against Clinton. - Ken Leinart
The Anderson County Lady Mavericks softball team beat Clinton 5-4 in the opening round of the district tournament Monday night.

The Lady Mavs took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second, but the Lady Dragons scored two in the bottom of the inning to go up 2-1. Anderson County tied the game with a run in the top of the third.

That score held until the bottom of the fifth, when Clinton plated two runs to move ahead 4-2.

The Lady Dragons held the lead until the top of the seventh, when the Lady Mavs scored three runs to take a 5-4 lead.

Reece Simpson pitched seven innings for the win. She allowed four earned runs on seven hits.

Henderson finished 1-1 with a home run and two RBI. Hannah Hooks went 1-3 with three RBI. Leah Freeman also collected a hit.

“Really, we got outplayed tonight, but sometimes you win when you get outplayed,” said Allen Russell, head coach of the Lady Mavs.

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ACHS track and field competes at Maryville High

The Anderson County track team competed at a meet at Maryville High School last Thursday.

In the girls 100-meter dash, Aliyah Kennedy of Maryville was first with a time of 12.50.

Savannah Worthington of Anderson County finished with a time of 14.17. Teammate Katherine Binkley finished with a time of 15.98.

Kennedy also won the 200-meter dash. Her time was 26.09. Alexis Burt of ACHS finished with a time of 32.98.

In the 800-meter run, Savannah Rivera of the Knoxville Ambassadors won with a time of 2:20.82. Marley Caldwell of ACHS was fifth with a time of 2:43.23.

In the 1,600-meter run, Andie-Marie Jones of Maryville took first with a time of 5:07.92. Megan Haire of ACHS was ninth with a time of 5:54.22.

In the 100-meter hurdles, Hayes McCallum of Maryville was first with a time of 16.67. Alexis Burt of ACHS finished with a time of 22.08.

In the 4x100-meter relay, Maryville won with a time of 49.79. Anderson County finished with a time of 1:06.10.

In the 4x400-meter relay, Maryville won with a time of 4:06.15. Anderson County was fourth, posting a time of 4:59.68.

In the 4x800-meter relay, Maryville was first with a time of 10:33.21. Anderson County was fifth with a time of 11:44.39.

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Former Mav golfer one of two from county lifting RSCC team


NICK DAUGHERTY
In just its fourth season of competition, the Roane State Raiders men’s golf team has achieved another first.

According to Head Coach Chris Griffin, “This spring, two golfers qualified for the NJCAA DII National Golf Tournament.” Griffin identified the pair as Jacob Parton, an Oak Ridge High School graduate, and Nick Daugherty, an alumnus of Anderson County High School.

“Both Jacob and Nick were trending in the right direction this spring,” Griffin said. “This accomplishment of advancing two players to the national tournament is a first in the history of the RSCC golf program.”

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