Clinton alumni propose multi-sport facility

Clinton High School Multi-sports Complex

A group of Clinton Senior High School alumni have proposed a better facility for current and future student athletes. Pictured above is a proposed 12,000-square-foot modern sports facility. It would include universal access for all student athletes, with enough room for multiple teams to practice at the same time. (Image courtesy CSHS Legacy)

 

Alumni from Clinton High School have proposed a better facility for current and future student athletes. They have plans for a 12,000-square-foot multi-sport complex that could be used as a practice facility for several sports and host volleyball matches and wrestling meets.

The facility would include a weight training area, and artificial surface practice field for football, band, cheerleaders, and dance teams. A second story would have office space for coaches and a film room, according to plans posted on the website CSHS Legacy.

WYSH Radio in Clinton reported that the Anderson County Board of Education has given officials at Clinton High School the go-ahead to start exploring the possibility of constructing the new multi-sport facility at no cost to taxpayers.

WYSH said the proposed project would also renovate the existing, but aging, football field house. A second and separate part of the proposed project would also renovate the Don Lockard Gymnasium. [Read more…]

THP releases report on ORHS football player crash

Authorities said the three Oak Ridge High School football players injured in a Tuesday afternoon crash were not wearing seat belts, and the driver has been charged after the car he was driving crashed into a utility pole in Blount County.

Preliminary information from the Tennessee Highway Patrol said the 2000 Ford Taurus was being driven northbound on U.S. 321, also known as Lamar Alexander Parkway, by a 17-year-old unidentified juvenile from Oak Ridge, when the male driver let the vehicle exit the northbound lane, where it then entered into the center turning lane.

“The driver then crossed over the turn lane and entered into the southbound lanes of Highway 321,” the THP said. “The vehicle then crossed over both the southbound lanes and shoulder, where it struck a curb before it entered into a grass field area. The vehicle then struck a high spot of earth in the field, which made the vehicle go airborne.” [Read more…]

Two ORHS football players listed in serious condition after car crash, hospital says

Oak Ridge Wildcats Jaylen Nickerson and McMinn County

Junior running back Jaylen Nickerson (29) scored two touchdowns for the Oak Ridge Wildcats at McMinn County on Friday, September 19, 2014. Nickerson was one of three Oak Ridge High School football players injured in a Tuesday afternoon car crash in Blount County. (File photo by Julio Culiat)

 

Note: This story was updated at 4:41 p.m.

Two Oak Ridge High School football players are listed in serious condition at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville after a Tuesday afternoon car crash in Blount County, a spokesperson said Wednesday afternoon.

Jaylen Nickerson, who will be a senior this year, and DeVonta Mitchell, who will be a junior, are both at the hospital in serious condition, spokesperson Susan Wyatt said.

Davon Middleton, a third ORHS student-athlete injured in the crash, was reportedly taken to Blount Memorial, treated for a concussion, and released.

Nickerson is a running back, Middleton is a defensive back, and Mitchell is a wide receiver. Nickerson was one of two main running backs last year. T.J. Allison was the other. [Read more…]

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Three ORHS football players taken to hospital after Tuesday afternoon crash

Three Oak Ridge High School football players were taken to two hospitals after a crash in Blount County on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The three were reportedly leaving Maryville to come to practice in Oak Ridge at the time of the crash, Wildcats Coach Joe Gaddis said.

He said two players were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville and the third was taken to Blount Memorial.

Gaddis said the three had apparently spent the night with a friend. [Read more…]

Three dozen baseball teams play in Knoxville, Oak Ridge at NABF World Series

Marcus Caldwell and Warren Gooch at 2015 NABF World Series

Coach Marcus Caldwell, left, and Mayor Warren Gooch at the NABF World Series in Oak Ridge on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Caldwell is assistant head coach for Oak Ridge High School baseball. (Photo courtesy Greta Ownby) 

 

Three dozen baseball teams played at fields in Knoxville and Oak Ridge this weekend in the 2015 NABF World Series.

The NABF is the National Amateur Baseball Federation.

The tournament play included Junior Division (16U, or 16 and younger) and High School Division (17U, or 17 and younger).

The baseball tournament was from Thursday, July 16, to Sunday, July 19, and it included teams from the United States and Canada. [Read more…]

NABF World Series baseball tournament starts in Oak Ridge

NABF World Series Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch, center, throws out the opening pitch at the NABF World Series baseball tournament in Oak Ridge on Thursday, July 16, 2015. (Photo by Greta Ownby)

 

Note: This story was updated at 1:19 a.m. July 17.

The NABF World Series baseball tournament started in Oak Ridge on Thursday. Oak Ridge is one of the communities in the area hosting games between teams from the United States and Canada.

Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch tossed the first pitch to open the series in Oak Ridge.

The Oak Ridge baseball fields are being used from Thursday, July 16, through Sunday, July 19, for the NABF World Series baseball games. Knoxville is also hosting games.

The Oak Ridge High School Summer Team plays in Oak Ridge at 12:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. [Read more…]

ORHS golf team has fundraising pancake breakfast on July 18

Oak Ridge High School Golf Team

The Oak Ridge High School golf team is having a pancake breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s on Saturday, July 18, from 8-10 a.m. (Submitted photo)

 

The Oak Ridge High School golf team is having a pancake breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s on Saturday, July 18, from 8-10 a.m.

Tickets are $5 each.

“Please come and support the team!” organizers said.

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Ex-AC Mav RB to be honored

Oak Ridge Wildcats Alex Alcorn and Adam Manookian

Oak Ridge Wildcats Alex Alcorn (66), a junior defensive end, and Adam Manookian (35), a junior linebacker, close in on senior running back Matt Fox (43) of the Anderson County Mavericks. (File photo by Julio Culiat/Oct. 30, 2014)

 

Information from WYSH Radio

Recently-graduated Anderson County High School running back Matt Fox, a punishing runner who led the state in rushing each of the past two seasons, is one of six East Tennessee athletes who will be honored on August 4 during the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Fox is one of three Male Athlete of the Year honorees. [Read more…]

ORHS TE commits to Sun Devils

Oak Ridge Wildcats Darel Middleton and Cleveland Blue Raiders

A pass to Darel Middleton (99) in the end zone in double coverage in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Blue Raiders on Nov. 14, 2014, falls incomplete. (File photo by Julio Culiat)

 

Information from WYSH Radio

Oak Ridge High School tight end Darel Middleton, a highly sought-after recruit, announced on Twitter on Monday that he has committed to play college football at Arizona State University, choosing the Sun Devils over Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, and Oregon.

Middleton, who also plays defensive end, will be a senior this season and will begin his senior campaign at home against Clinton on August 21. [Read more…]

Green named girls basketball coach, one half of husband-wife coaching duo

Paige Green

Paige Green

Paige Green has been named the new girls basketball coach at Oak Ridge High School, making her one half of a husband-wife coaching duo. Green’s husband, Aaron Green, is the boys basketball coach.

The appointment was announced Wednesday and went into effect immediately. Green, who has an impressive résumé as a player and has coached middle school and AAU basketball, will replace David Scott, who announced his decision to resign in late May. Scott cited family reasons after a second stint as coach.

It’s not unprecedented to have a husband-wife coaching duo. Aaron Green said he knows of two other similar coaching couples, the McWilliams at Upperman High School near Cookeville and Keith and Jennifer Galloway at Hardin Valley Academy. [Read more…]

Boys, Girls Club releases football, cheerleading sign-up info

Boys and Girls Club of Oak Ridge

The Boys and Girls Club of Oak Ridge have released fall sports sign-up information for youth tackle football, youth cheerleading, and Oak Ridge High School Football Camp.

See this PDF for more information: Boys and Girls Club Fall Sports Sign Up 2015.

ORHS cheerleaders have pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday

The Oak Ridge High School cheerleaders have a fundraising pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Oak Ridge on Saturday.

The pancake breakfast is scheduled from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, June 20. The cost is $5. Tickets will be sold at the door.