Lady Mavs reign supreme - ACHS wins district; now hosts region tourney
The 2018 Lady Mavericks District 4-AA Volleyball Champions
The Anderson County Lady Mavericks Volleyball team is District 4-AA champions.
Anderson County faced both Clinton and Gibbs High Schools last Tuesday night at Clinton High School, in District 4-AA Tournament play. In both matches, the Lady Mavs played some of their best volleyball all season.
The Lady Volleyball Mavs’ combined efforts led Anderson County to defeat Clinton and Gibbs, both in straight sets.
“We’ve worked very hard. We’ve come a long way, and the girls played lights out,” said Head Coach Jayme Smith.
Clinton and Anderson County met in the best-of-five district semifinal match. The Lady Mavs played strong both offensively and defensively, and defeated the Lady Dragons in straight sets—25-16, 25-13, 25-15. Sophomore outside hitter Morgan McMurray led Anderson County offensively, with 12 kills.
The Anderson County Lady Mavericks soccer team hosted the Kingston-Roane County Lady Yellow Jackets last Thursday.
The Lady Mavs (8-2-1) looked strong in their last regular season match, dominating the possession battle. Anderson County would score three goals in the second half, and defeat Kingston by a 4-0 result.
Around ten minutes of play, the Lady Mavs settled in and began connecting their lines. Anderson County had success moving the ball into the flanks and putting services into the box.
The Lady Mavs had plenty of chances throughout the first 39 minutes of play, but could not find a finish. On senior night, it was only fitting that senior defender Maddie Moody would put Anderson County on the board. Moody found the back of the net in the 40th minute, right before the halftime whistle.
In the second half, Anderson County really began to control the game.
Dragon Will McKamey picks up a hard-earned five yards Friday night against the Fulton Falcons.
The Clinton High School Dragons (2-5, 1-2) had a tough task Friday night — defeating the Fulton High School Falcons.
Fulton (6-1, 3-0) was able to jump on the visiting Dragons early, and never looked back. Clinton was unable to match the speed or physicality of the Falcons, and suffered a 51-8 defeat.
Fulton’s offense was uncontainable, and the Dragons moved the ball on some possessions, but struggled to find a true rhythm on either side of the football.
“When we didn’t go backwards because of our delay of games and other (penalties), we were two, three, four yards a pop, which is our gameplan,” said Head Coach Randy McKamey.
Senators are back-to-back TVAC titleist
Norris Middle School Senators hoist their 2018 Tennessee Valley Athletic Conference Championship Trophy
Thursday, the Norris Middle School Senators traveled to Christian Academy of Knoxville to battle the Warriors in the Tennessee Valley Athletic Conference Championship game.
For Norris, the matchup was not only a chance at a title, but also a chance for revenge. The two teams met back in early September at Anderson County High School, and CAK would cruise to a 40-16 victory. Fast-forward less than a month’s time, and they would meet again—but this time it was different.
This time, the gold ball was at stake.
Norris, sporting the all black uniforms, would not be denied. The Senators got their revenge, and defeated the Warriors 36-28.
Again, the Norris Senators lifted the gold ball, and are TVAC back-to-back Champions.
The Clinton Blaze cross-country team participated in the Knoxville Youth Athletics Elementary School Cross Country Area Championships held at Victor Ashe Park on Monday, Oct. 1.
The girls squad placed 15th out of 35 teams, and the boys squad placed 25th out of 32 teams.
CES fifth grader Laci Percival was the top finisher for the Blaze girls team, placing 51st out of 540 runners.
After running a quick one-mile time of 7:14.30 Percival was announced as a state qualifier.
She qualifies as an individual by being in the top 40 girls outside of the 5 winning teams.
Ryley Brewer was the top finisher for the Blaze boys team, placing 113th out of 573 runners. Brewer ran his mile in 6:57.30.
The Clinton Youth Basketball League is having signups, from 6 - 8 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday through Oct. 27.
Sign-ups will be held at the South Clinton Gym, located at 313 Unaka Street.
The cost to play is very little — $50 for a single child, $40 each for two children, and $30 each for three children. The 2018-2019 season will begin Nov. 3 or 10, and last until February. Games are played at the gym every Saturday. Last year, the Clinton Youth Basketball League consisted of 280 kids, ranging from first graders to middle school students.
The Clinton High School Dragons (2-5, 1-2) look to bounce back from last week’s 51-8 loss against the number one ranked team in 5A, Fulton High School.
However, the Dragons will face another very formidable opponent — Oak Ridge.
The Oak Ridge High School Wildcats (6-1, 3-0) are ranked number two in 5A behind Fulton, and are tied for first in the Region 3 standings with the Falcons.
The Wildcats will come to town rested and ready, as they had a bye last week. Oak Ridge’s only defeat was a close 20-14 result against a really talented and undefeated Farragut Admirals squad, the number three ranked team in 6A.
Trevor Davis took the South Clinton vs. Clinton Cutters’ football game’s first hand off for a score
When the South Clinton Cutters hosted the Clinton Cutters Saturday night, football took a back seat.
For one play at least.
Trevor Davis, who has Trisomy 21, or Down Syndrome, took the game’s first hand off and raced 50-plus yards for the night’s first score.
He had a wall of blockers before him and a host of defenders giving chase.
Davis would not be denied the end zone.
And he had the crowd — the ENTIRE crowd — cheering him on.
Davis ran onto the field with his team, took midfield as a captain and took part in the coin toss.
And after his touchdown he was carried off the field on the shoulders of his teammates.
Saturday night was not about blocking and tackling, play calling or stats.
It was about compassion, caring, being decent.
It was about community.
Davis wore jersey number 21.
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
The Anderson County defense could get tested by the Purple Pounders of Chattanooga Central. Here, Noah Colorusso (33) wraps up William Bllount’s quarterback, while Stone Cummins (58) follows
The Anderson County High School Mavericks (7-0, 3-0) come off a bye week rested and ready.
The second ranked Mavs host the Pounders of Chattanooga Central (4-3, 3-1) for a Region 2-4A showdown. For Anderson County, this will be their first test in three weeks — routing two winless teams before their bye week.
Chattanooga Central is no pushover, and expect the Pounders to come into town ready to play, as they were upset by East Ridge last week.
All former Clinton High School basketball players, coaches, managers, bookkeepers, media, or other supportive roles in the boys basketball program are invited to attend the inaugural boys basketball alumni dinner.
It is open to any former boys basketball players (minimum of one year in program) and their spouses and/or significant others.
The dinner will be a three course catered meal consisting of: Salad, entree choice of steak medallions or chicken cordon bleu, with two sides and a dessert.
The cost is $25 per person and please RSVP and purchase tickets by Nov. 2.