Jellico softball team sweeps Austin-East; loses to Hancock County on the road

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By Robby O'Daniel

The Jellico High School softball team swept a doubleheader at Austin-East on March 12 with wins of 14-0 and 15-14.

“We just kinda changed up and pitched a different pitcher, and we more or less played a JV game the last game,” Jellico head softball coach Nancy Douglas said. “We played JV players, even though it counted as a varsity game. … I just needed people to get a feel of different areas, and that’s why the score was the way it was.”

The Lady Blue Devils struggled and lost 13-0 at Hancock County last Friday.

CCMS baseball loses on walk-off

Horace Maynard Middle School defeated the Campbell County Middle baseball team 3-2 after a walk-off home run from HMMS in the fifth last Thursday.

Team statistician Jason Austin said CCMS led most of the ballgame.

“CCMS offense consisted of a line-drive single to centerfield by Ian Silcox, which he followed up with a stolen base,” Jason Austin said. “That was capped off with a 2-run home run blasted to dead centerfield by Eli Austin.

“CCMS pitching staff on the night consisted of Riley Goins, with three very effective innings pitched with 1 earned run; Caleb Dabney with 0.1 innings pitched with 1 earned run; [and] Mason Shanks with 0.2 innings pitched with 1 earned run, which resulted in the walk-off home run to left field by Horace Maynard.”

Jacksboro Middle golf starts season

The Jacksboro Middle School boys and girls golf teams opened the season last Thursday versus Clinton Middle and St. Mary’s.

“Dom Zupancic led all scores by shooting a one over par 37,” Jacksboro head golf coach Kevin Fields said.

The boys team defeated both St. Mary’s and Clinton Middle, Kevin Fields said.

“He has worked so hard this past fall and winter,” Kevin Fields said. “Every day school was out for snow, flu or floods, Dom was at Deerfield working on his game.”

The Jacksboro Middle girls defeated Clinton Middle but lost by just one stroke to St. Mary’s, Kevin Fields said.

Molly Fields led Jacksboro Middle’s effort, Kevin Fields said.