Sports

Mavs Run-Rule Dragons

Moog, Anderson County bats combine for win over Clinton


Anderson County’s Eli Varner waits on a pitch in the Mavs’ win over Clinton - Conner McCarty
The Anderson County Baseball Mavericks earned a big 11-1 District 3-AAA home win over archrival Clinton, on Monday Night.

Senior LHP Ryan Moog earned the win, and was outstanding on the mound all night.

Moog pitched all six innings and faced 23 Clinton batters. The senior threw 57 strikes out of 91 pitches, sat down 11 Dragons, walked one, and only gave up one hit.

“I expect Ryan to be our horse on the mound, who can eat up a lot of innings.With (Ryan) on the mound commanding the fastball, we’ve always got a chance to win,” said Anderson County Head Coach Cory Stooksbury before the season.

On Monday night, on the mound of Murrell Albright Field, Ryan Moog’s nearly perfect performance met Stooksbury’s expectations.

Offensively, the Mavs defended the strikezone well, and were efficient on the bags, as Anderson County scored 11 runs on 12

The Mavs would draw first blood in the home half of the second inning. Freshman hit a RBI-sac-fly to center, which scored Cole Foust from third.

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Lady Dragons fall to Halls, Karns

Clinton unable to match opponents’ offense


Clinton’s Sophie Seivers looks to the dugout for signals in the Lady Dragon’s loss to Karns - Conner McCarty
Last week, the Clinton High School Softball Lady Dragons dropped two District 3-AAA contests, to Halls and Karns.

On Tuesday, the district-leading Lady Devils visited Clinton, and left with a 5-1 win.

The Lady Dragons played well. In fact, Clinton produced more hits than Halls, 8-7, but stranded seven baserunners.

The Lady Dragons failed to get on the board until the bottom of the sixth inning.

However, Clinton’s lone run came in exciting fashion, when junior catcher Sophie Seivers launched a solo dinger, over the center field fence. Yet, the Lady Dragons still trailed 3-1.

Halls added two insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning, forced Clinton to go three up, three down, which ended the contest.

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Lady Mavs hit rough patch

The Anderson County Softball Lady Mavericks have hit some turbulence, as they have dropped four out of their last six games.

Over the weekend, Anderson County suffered defeats to Daniel Boone, Gibbs, and Elizabethton.

On Monday night, the Lady Mavs watched an 8-3 lead dissapear, and Halls stormed back to win 10-8.

Anderson County’s two wins came against Mount Juliet and Cookeville. Both of those wins came by a slim one-run margin.

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Turkeys victorious in Blaze Bowling week five

Week 5 of the elementary school bowling league is in the books as athletes took to the lanes at the Clinton Community Center Wednesday, April 10.

The Turkeys were victorious as they finished with an average score of 80. Jackson Barrett let the team to victory as he posted a 96. Matthew Denton finished with a mark of 88.

The Pinheads finished second with an average score of 66, followed by The Walking Tacos (62), Jack’s Hammers (56), Strike and Spare (51), Green Machines (49), Lightning Strikes (41), Blazing Strikes (40) and DOT (34).

Individual Team Leaders: Top scorers from Week 5 included: Jack Wilson, team captain for Jack’s Hammers bowled a league-high 102 last week. Raymond Gray led The Pinheads with an 85. Dallas Beets had an 82 for The Walking Tacos.

Shea Cooper posted a 65 for Strike and Spare. Brock Green scored 66 for the Green Machines. Emily Silcox had a 56 for Lightning Strikes. Jackson McGhee finished with a 50 for the Blazing Strikes and Callie Johnson posted a 41 for DOT.

Upcoming Schedule: Competition will resume Wednesday at the Clinton Community Center after school.

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Webb School of Knoxville Track and Field Meet Results


Anderson County’s Luke Overton takes his turn in the 4x100 Meter Relay, after receiving the baton from Grant Hayes - Ricky Williiams
Anderson County High School Girls’ results:



100 Meter Dash

12.80-Brittany Bishop - 3rd

14.80 SB - Grace Isbel - 21st

17.70 SB - Eden Fuller - 27th



200 Meter Dash

29.40 SB - Morgan Irwin - 8th

30.60 SB - Tori Wetherington - 15th



400 Meter Dash

1:07.50 Tori Wetherington - 5th

1:08.50 SB - Morgan Irwin - 7th

1:14.30 SB - Kaitlyn Payne - 16th

1:19.00 SB - Josie Logan - 19th

1:27.00 SB - Haley Bean - 21st

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Tennessee Jays’ Winning Ways


Hudson Edenfield, Hyden Headrick, Aiden Campbell, Traven Jeffries. Bottom row: Isaiah Williams, Grant Hannah, Kiden Webber, Jaxson Alcorn, Jeremiah Strickland.
Pictured left to right: Top row: Hudson Edenfield, Hyden Headrick, Aiden Campbell, Traven Jeffries. Bottom row: Isaiah Williams, Grant Hannah, Kiden Webber, Jaxson Alcorn, Jeremiah Strickland. This past weekend, the Tennessee Jays, a fourth grade AAU travel basketball team, competed in the Loudon Invitational, in Loudon County. The Jays went an undefeated 3-0 during pool play and in the tournament’s semifinal game. The Jays would be defeated in the Championship game, by the Travelers from Knoxville. However, finishing the weekend as tournament finalists marks a weekend full of wins for the Tennessee Jays.

ACHS tennis earns split with Oak Ridge teams

Anderson County Tennis Teams visited Oak Ridge High School April 9 to play a District 3 dual match.

The Lady Mavs were victorius with a 6-3 win.

Gwyneth Fagen earned two points winning No. 2 singles 8-4 and No. 2 doubles with partner Tori Pyatt 8-4 over the Lady Wildcats.

The score was flipped for the Mavericks who lost 3-6.

Their three wins over Wildcat opponents came in singles by Carter Utley, Levi Zemke, and Bushabh Patel.

Special Olympics team 1st place


The Clinton City Schools Special Olympics team won first place in the banner competition Monday at the Greater Knoxville Special Olympics Track and Field Meet at Knoxville’s Hardin Valley Academy.
The Clinton City Schools Special Olympics team won first place in the banner competition Monday at the Greater Knoxville Special Olympics Track and Field Meet at Knoxville’s Hardin Valley Academy.