Month: May 2015

Elizabethton basketball claims female team of the year honor

Simply put, there was one team that stood out above the rest in today’s category. The Elizabethton Lady Cyclones basketball team had a season to remember and for that they are the Best of Carter County Sports Female Team of the Year for the second straight year. Head Coach Len Dugger’s squad followed up last season’s state championship run with a dominate 32-1 record. Despite being upset in the Class AA semifinal, Elizabethton had one of the best seasons in school history in any sport. The 2014-15 Lady Cyclones nearly doubled opponents by outscoring the opposition 2267-1167 throughout the...

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Best of Carter County Sports 2015: Male Team of the Year

It is that time of the year where we honor the best of the Carter County sports scene from the past school year to kickoff summer. We start the honors with our male team of the year and it was a tough decision among our staff. However, the Hampton basketball squad’s run to the state tournament was the key factor in the Bulldogs’ being named the Carter County Sports Male Team of the Year. Ned Smith’s team recorded an impressive 28-8 mark on the season while being ranked inside the AP Class A basketball top 10 all season. Hampton...

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Happy Valley softball punches regional ticket

The Lady Warriors punched their ticket to the regional tournament in a big way on Tuesday night. Happy Valley softball earned a trip to the Region 1-AA tournament with a pair of victories in the losers’ bracket with wins over Sullivan South 12-2 and Elizabethton 5-1. The Lady Warriors moves on to the championship game on Wednesday at 6 p.m., against Unicoi County, while the loss ends the Elizabethton season with a 25-13 mark. Against Sullivan South, Happy Valley put six runs on the board in the bottom of the third inning and never looked back en route to...

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