Month: February 2017

Bulldogs pull away to advance past Northview

Hampton wouldn’t be denied. The Bulldogs pulled away in the final quarter to take a 57-41 victory over Northview Academy in the Region 1-A semifinals at Chuckey-Doak. With the win, the Bulldogs advanced to their eighth straight Region 1-A championship game as well as the substate round. Hampton will face Cosby in the Region 1-A title game – which was moved from Thursday to Friday after the girls’ championship was postponed from Wednesday to Thursday. After the Cougars opened the scoring, Jose Velasquez and Ian Kelly hit shots to push Hampton into the lead. The Bulldogs countered each Northview...

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Cyclones unable to advance past East

Elizabethton was unable to weather Sullivan East on Tuesday. The Cyclones saw their season come to a close with a 43-38 loss to Sullivan East in the Region 1-AA basketball semifinals. EHS took an early lead as Hayden Townsend, Alex Norwood and Eric Wilson hit shots to give the Cyclones a 6-2 lead early on. Corey Russell and Norwood helped break up a Patriot run as the game went to the second quarter knotted at 10-10. The teams traded shots in the second period, including a trey from Michael Robinson, as the game was tied at 17-17 at the...

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Region 1-AA: Lady Warriors fall in semifinals

Happy Valley was unable to overcome a slow start on Monday. The Lady Warriors saw their season come to a close in a 70-36 decision to Grainger in the Region 1-AA semifinals. HV was limited offensively early on. Grainger stormed out to a 29-9 lead at the half. The Lady Warriors got a trey from Adrienne Henegar along with a pair of buckets from Shayln Whitson as well as a Bayley McGee jumper in the first half. In the second half, Happy Valley was unable to dig out of the deficit as the Lady Griz continued to control the...

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Region 1-A: Hampton rallies for win; Lady ‘Landers fall in semi

Never count Hampton out. The Lady Bulldogs erased a double-digit deficit to take a 52-43 victory over Northview Academy in the Region 1-A semifinals. Hampton will now face South Greene in the Region 1-A title game on Wednesday. In the other semifinal, Cloudland was unable to shake off a slow start as South Greene stormed to a 73-38 win to end the Lady ‘Landers season. For the Lady Bulldogs, it was a battle from the opening tip. The Lady Cougars took a 14-7 advantage in the first quarter – answering Hampton baskets from Alexus Grubbs and Megan Garland. The...

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Happy Valley upended at Grainger

Happy Valley came up short on Saturday night. The Warriors saw their season come to a close with a 72-56 decision to District 2-AA top-seed Grainger County on Saturday in the Region 1-AA quarterfinals. After the Grizzlies jumped out to a 7-2 lead, Happy Valley settled down and kept battling. The Warriors closed the gap to 18-14 at the end of the first quarter. HV kept chipping away and closed within one point in the closing minutes of the first half. However, a late Grainger run put Happy Valley down 37-25 at the half. That run proved to be...

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