Month: June 2017

Russell’s miracle shot earns CCS Play of the Year

As we continue to celebrate the best of the 2016-17 season, we take a moment to honor the best play of the year – which was an incredible effort. The Best of Carter County Sports award for top play of the year goes to Elizabethton’s Corey Russell with his incredible shot from the floor to lift Cyclones past Science Hill. After a missed layup, the rising junior stole the ball from a Science Hill rebounder while laying on the floor. Russell then moved into a seated position, launched a shot and sent the Cyclone nation into a frenzy. Elizabethton...

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HV’s Jarrett named CCS Coach of the Year

Before we turn the page to the 2017-18 sports year, we want to take some time to honor some of the best from this past season. The first award was a tough decision for our panel, but one candidate stood out from the rest asHappy Valley Football Head Coach Jason Jarrett was selected as the Coach of the Year. Jarrett led his Warriors to a conference title as well as an 11-2 mark in his second season. Happy Valley averaged 45 points per game while allowing just eight points per game. HV lost a heartbreaker in the Class 2A...

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Unaka football giving back to community

The Unaka football team is giving back to the community this summer. The Rangers have embarked on ambitious community service program to get the student-athletes involved in a number of service projects. That allows the players have a stronger bond to their community and help them grow as community members in addition to helping them fulfill the community service requirements of the Tennessee Promise program. “Participation has been high and is improving,” Unaka Head Coach O’Brien Bennett said. “Out of our 32 current players, we have had 19 different players participate in at least one community service project.” So...

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Perkins settling into Hampton baseball coaching role

New Hampton baseball coach Nicholas Perkins is wasting no time. Since being named the new head coach, Perkins has been a busy man getting acclimated with the program that he inherited. “I have reached out to players to let them know I am honored to be their coach and that I look forward to working with them,” Perkins said. “The first week or so has been rewarding, in that a lot of people have reached out to me to extend their congratulations, tell me they are happy for me, and wish me well. That has meant a lot.” One...

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