Month: February 2016

Cyclones advance with upset on road

The Cyclones had a tall task ahead of them on Saturday, but EHS was up for the challenge. Elizabethton knocked the top seed from District 2-AA with a strong 52-34 victory over Cumberland Gap in the Region 1-AA quarterfinals. The Cyclones will take on Grainger – who is hosting the Region 1-AA semifinals and finals – on Tuesday night with a substate berth and spot in the regional finals on the line.That game is set for a 6 p.m. start. Elizabethton saw the Panthers jump out to an early lead, but Jalen Smith and Eric Wilson hit early baskets...

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Birchfield leads Cloudland past Hancock County

The three Cloudland seniors sent a statement on Saturday night. Senior Colby Birchfield tallied 29 points as Cloudland rolled to an 89-54 victory over Hancock County in the Region 1-A quarterfinals. Cloudland will now take on Cosby in Tuesday’s semifinals at Chuckey Doak Middle School at 7:30. Senior Jesse Potter drained an early 3-pointer before Birchfield scored seven straight for CHS for a 10-0 lead. After a quick 5-0 Hancock run, Potter and Birchfield extended the Cloudland lead to 11 points, but the Indians ended the period on a 8-2 run to cut the CHS lead to 18-13 at...

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Unaka unable to upset Cosby

The Rangers were wanting an upset on Saturday, but Cosby had another ideas. Unaka was unable to knock off the top seed from District 2-A as the Rangers fell 77-57 to the Eagles in the Region 1-A semifinals. UHS, however, didn’t go down without a fight. The Rangers got an early boost from John Boy Ramsey as he knocked down two 3-pointers. Kyle Lewis scored four points in the frame, but the Eagles held a 19-14 lead after a quarter of play. Cosby slowly extended the lead in the second quarter as the Eagle held a 38-25 advantage at...

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Norris, Jones push Hampton into Region 1-A semis

The Hampton senior duo was at it on Saturday night. Nathan Norris scored 21 points while Coby Jones had 20 points to power Hampton to a 75-46 Region 1-A Quarterfinal victory over Berean Christian. The Bulldogs will take on Northview Academy on Tuesday at Chuckey Doak Middle School with a substate berth and a spot in the Region 1-A final on the line. In addition to the win, Jones recorded a career milestone during the win as he scored his 1,000th career point. Jones and Norris combined for Hampton’s 11 first quarter points as HHS held an 11-9 lead...

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Elizabethton rolls past Cumberland Gap

It was good for the Lady Cyclones to get back on the court, and it certainly showed. Elizabethton scored early and often to take an 83-30 victory over Cumberland Gap on Friday in the Region 1-AA quarterfinals. The win advanced the Lady Cyclones into Monday’s semifinals against Happy Valley at Grainger County. Against Cumberland Gap, Kayla Marosites set the tone early for the Lady Cyclones as she hit five 3-pointers to power EHS to a 29-7 lead after a quarter of play. Emily Kiser broke into the scorebook in the second quarter with nine points, while Emily Schubert scored...

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