You can go ahead and log off the NORAD Santa Tracker now.
But seriously, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Hope everyone has had and is still having a great time with their family and loved ones. It has been a few days since the athletic scene has been moving and shaking with teams taking time off for the holiday season.
But we get back into the thick of things tomorrow, especially for Unicoi County High School. John English’s Blue Devils are making the trip to Knoxville while Kerri King’s Lady Blue Devils will head right down the road to Washington County.
Featured below are the schedules for the tournaments UCHS will compete in this weekend into early next week. Full coverage of each of the tournaments will be featured in the Dec. 31 edition of The Erwin Record but be on the lookout online for live updates, photos and other fun items.
Tournament dates for Unicoi County High School basketball teams
Blue Devils – BSN/Nike “Super 16″ at Beaden High School
Friday, December 26th, 2014
Unicoi County vs Bearden 4 p.m.
Loudon County vs South-Doyle 5:30 p.m.
CAK vs York Institute 7 p.m.
Gibbs vs Hunters Lane 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 27th, 2014
Unico County/Bearden Loser vs Loudon/South-Doyle Loser 4 p.m.
CAK/York Institute Loser vs Gibbs/Hunters Lane Loser 5:30 p.m.
Unicoi County/Bearden Winner vs Loudon/South-Doyle Winner 7 p.m.
CAK/York Institute Winner vs Gibbs/Hunters Lane Winner 8:30 p.m.
Monday, December 29th, 2014
7th Place Game – 4 p.m.
5th Place Game – 5:30p.m.
3rd Place Game – 7 p.m.
Championship – 8 p.m.
Lady Blue Devils – Johnson City Honda Classic at Daniel Boone High School
Friday, December 26th
Dobyns-Bennett vs Unaka – 4:30 p.m.
Unicoi County vs Volunteer – 6 p.m.
Daniel Boone vs Johnson County 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 27th
Dobyns-Bennett/Unaka Loser vs Unicoi County/Volunteer Loser – 1:30 p.m.
Cherokee vs Cloudland – 3 p.m.
Morristown East vs Dobyns-Bennett/Unaka Winner – 4:30 p.m.
Sequoyah vs Unicoi County/Volunteer Winner – 6 p.m.
Hampton vs Daniel Boone/Johnson County winner – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, December 29th
Loser of Game 5 vs Loser of Game 8 – 1:30 p.m.
Loser of Game 6 vs Winner of Game 4 – 3 p.m.
Loser of Game 3 vs Loser of Game 7 – 4:30 p.m.
Winner of Game 5 vs Winner of Game 6 – 6 p.m.
Winner of Game 7 vs Winner of Game 8 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 30th
Winner of Game 9 vs Loser of Game 4 – 1:30 p.m.
Loser of Game 10 vs Loser of Game 11 – 3 p.m.
Winner of Game 10 vs Winner of Game 11 – 4:30 p.m.
Loser of Game 12 vs Loser of Game 13 – 6 p.m.
(Championship) – Winner of Game 12 vs Winner of Game 13 – 7:30 p.m.
(Unicoi County High School will also compete in the girls’ junior varsity tournament held in the auxiliary gym at Daniel Boone HS – beside the main gym. They will play the same days as the varsity)
Local MMA fighter takes limelight early in 2015
Hampton, Tenn., native Adam Townsend will end 2014 with 11 professional wins on the mixed-martial arts circuit but will be back in action on Jan. 10 in a highly-touted main event bout against Craig Johnson (7-3) at Apex Fights 4 on Jan. 10 at Sullivan Central High School. Townsend trains at Evolution Sports Gym and his coaches are Caleb Cupp and Erwin native Dustin Walden.
Spreading the love to CCS
No changes at all will happen with The Erwin Record Sports in the coming year but if you’re interested in Carter County athletic news, be sure to check out cartercountysports.com
I tossed my hat into the ring with former Milligan Sports Information Director, Matt Laws, to help spearhead a project. Updated schedules, news, articles, audio and the works. And, much like other start up sites, Laws has it made up to not be a ‘competitor’ but just another outlet for kids to look back at their memories from their athletic careers.
(Sidebar – if outlets feel the need to ‘compete’ when covering high school athletics, I hope you received a massive amount of coal and other ‘goodies’ – let your product speak for itself, don’t speak for it.)
– Rant Over –
But the proof is in the pudding. CCS is still a baby, but with businesses starting to look into sponsoring the site – it is gaining traction rather quickly, faster than expected – to be quite honestly. No by-lines are used. It’s all for the athletes.
But no complaints here. When you get your feel of Unicoi County news, be sure to visit the site for news from the county next door.
Time still left for The Erwin Record Sports’ “Top 10 of 2014″
Make them quick! We’ve got time left to orchestrate The Erwin Record’s “Top 10 of 2014″ sports moments and I want to hear from you all. Any sporting event, whether it was from the high school, middle school to adult league or YMCA, any moment you feel should make the list, could, but you have to send to me first! Email me at email@example.com to see if your moment makes it on the list. The list will be in the Dec. 31 issue of The Erwin Record.
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