Hawks open with shutout of Loudon

Andrew Meier (30) of the Clinton Middle School Hawks drags Loudon defenders across the goal line on his way to the opening score of the game last Thursday.
The Clinton Middle School Hawks opened the 2018 season with a big 16-0 shutout win over the visiting Loudon Redskins.

The first quarter saw both teams exchange possessions and field position. Both teams suffered through the typical first game problems as penalties helped killed drives for Clinton and Loudon.

Early in the second quarter, the Hawks took possession at their own 44-yard line after forcing the Redskins to turn the ball over on downs.

At that point the legs of Andrew Meier, along with the blocking up front of Caleb Cook, Tommy Clark, William Taylor, Bull Goodman, and Riley Webb, took over. The Hawks marched 56 yards in 10 plays. The drive concluded with a one-yard touchdown plunge from Meier.

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CCS Blaze expanding athletic opportunities

As summer winds down, athletics for the Clinton City School Blaze are heating up.

Tryouts for the inaugural cross county team will be held Aug. 15 at the City of Clinton Field. CCS Athletic Director E.T. Stamey said the cross country team will be coached by Teri Kerley and former Anderson County High School runner Amanda May will join the team as an assistant coach.

“We’ve joined the Knoxville Running Club. The season is already prepared and we can enter the meets we want, whether it’s three, five, or seven,” he said. “We’re thrilled about that.”

Their first meet will be held at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville and later in the season, they will also have a meet at Norris Dam State Park.

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Fairview Elementary cross country announced

Parents who run and/or cycle are encouraged to volunteer to accompany kids on runs.

Elementary School Cross Country is a sport supported and managed by the Knoxville Youth Athletics Program and is not a sanctioned sport in the Anderson County School System. Fairview Elementary Cross Country is not affiliated with Fairview Elementary School.

The cross country team for students (boys and girls) in grades 3-5 Fairview, Andersonville and Norris Elementary Schools.

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Season tickets for Dragons on sale now

Reserved season tickets for Clinton High School football will be on sale from Aug. 1-16.

Tickets can be purchased in the office at CHS from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The price is $50.

For more information, please contact CHS at (865) 457-2611.

Lady Mavs participate in 2018 Soccer Jamboree

The Anderson County Lady Mavericks’ soccer team took part in several matches during the soccer jamboree in Clinton last Saturday. (above) Echo Havercamp looks to pass. — Richard Evans

Lady Dragons battle

The Clinton Lady Dragons also played in the soccer jamboree last Saturday. (above) McKayla Martin fights for possession. — Richard Evans

Learn how to fly fish in the Smokies

Fishing the Great Smoky Mountains will be the topic of longtime fly fisherman Shannon Messer on Thursday, Aug. 9, at a free, public meeting of the Clinch River Chapter, Trout Unlimited.

The program starts at 7 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Francis Episcopal Church, 158 W. Norris Road, Norris.

Messer, author of the Tuckaseegee Fly Shop blog (, is a founder of the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail.

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Bradley signs scholarship with Roane State

Kara Bradley, a May 2018 graduate of Clinton High School, signed a softball scholarship with Roane State last Friday. Pictured are (front, from left) David Bradley, Kara Bradley, and Jeanette Bradley; (back, from left) Sarah McElroy, Lecia Watson, Jessie Hackworth, Brian Cochran, and Anna Waldroup. — Submitted

Defending the option

Anderson County’s Noah Colorusso forces the Rhea County quarterback to pitch the ball during Saturday evening’s scrimmage at ACHS. — Ken Leinart