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Jr. Lady Cyclone volleyball camp huge success Girls Basketball in stands

The Elizabethton Lady Cyclones volleyball team recently held their annual Jr. Cyclone volleyball camp and by the turnout, the camp was a huge success for EHS head volleyball coach Leslee Bradley and her team.

Cyclones take contest from Warriors Baseball

BY ALLEN LAMOUNTAIN, Elizabethton Star

Despite having little or no practice time the Cyclones looked like a well-oiled machine on Tuesday in American Legion 15U baseball action at T. A. Dugger.

Elizabethton’s Roberts All State with eighth place finish in shot put Jasmine Roberts

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

MURFREESBORO—Thursday was the first day of the TSSAA Spring Fling Track and Field Championships for Large Schools at the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

Three Cyclones qualify for Tennessee National team Deuce Morton, Hunter Morrell, and Joseph Kechter

BY NIC MILLER, Elizabethton Star

With many spring sports beginning to wrap up this time of year, the Elizabethton High School wrestling team is still accomplishing great things.

Tennessee Class AA Mr. Baseball finalist Elizabethton’s Dailey pegged as one of three finalists for Mr. Baseball Matthew Dailey

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

The Elizabethton Cyclone baseball team has been in the hunt for a state baseball championship for the last three seasons and a big part of that has been the play of senior Matthew Dailey who has seven wins from the mound as well as playing solidly at first and third base.

SH, UH and Cyclones still alive for baseball state titles Matthew Dailey

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press

Science Hill, Elizabethton and University High’s baseball teams apparently didn’t like the way things finished last year, as they are all back for another shot at a state championship.

TAD Boys Basketball wins Area I Tourney, has best season in Middle 6 Conference Boys BBall Championship Photo

With 19 wins and six losses, the T. A. Dugger Jr. High Varsity Boys Basketball team had the best season in the Middle Six Conference. They also won the Pigeon Forge Tournament and the Area I Tournament.

Volleyball Tryouts May 29-31 cycloen volleyball logo
  • May 29th, 3-5 PM
  • May 30th, 2-4 PM
  • May 31st, 2-4 PM
A time of discovery…Spring practice time for up and coming players to shine for Cyclones Football practice

BY NIC MILLER, Elizabethton Star

As many spring sports begin wrapping up this time of year, one familiar team is just getting started.

Cyclones win third straight district baseball title Jacob Mullins

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press 

Elizabethton went undefeated in the regular season, and the district tournament was no different.

Too much to handle…Unicoi County defeats Lady Cyclones in District 1-AA softball softball

BY NIC MILLER, Elizabethton Star

BLUFF CITY— After a blowout win against Sullivan Central Thursday night, the Lady Cyclones traveled back to Sullivan East Friday to take on the number-one seed Unicoi County Lady Blue Devils.

Can’t touch this…Cyclones Carter blows through Blue Devils in 6-0 win Evan Carter

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

JOHNSON CITY— Even though there was some rain that fell during Sunday evening’s District 1-AA baseball tournament being played at TVA Credit Union Ballpark, the only wind that was felt was that coming from the pitching mound area where Evan Carter was standing tall.

Lady Cyclones pull away late taking district tourney win, 12-2 Bunt

BY NIC MILLER, Elizabethton Star

BLUFF CITY— The Elizabethton Lady Cyclone softball team was back in action Thursday night at Sullivan East High School as they kicked off the District 1-AA softball tournament against the Sullivan Central Lady Cougars.

Cyclone seniors honored before Boone game Matthew Dailey

By Elizabethton Star

Tuesday was a bittersweet day for the 2019 Elizabethton Cyclone baseball team as four seniors made their final home appearance in regular-season play and were recognized along with their parents.

Lady Cyclones to honor fallen teammates Jersey

By Elizabethton Star

Once a Lady Cyclone softball player—always a Lady Cyclone softball player.

Cyclones pin an 8-1 loss on KACHEA in soccer play Max Peterson

By Elizabethton Star

The Elizabethton Cyclones played host to KACHEA for a non-conference soccer match on an overcast but comfortable evening for soccer at Citizens Bank Stadium Thursday.

Setting the example…Lady Cyclone seniors laying a roadmap for rest of team Softball Girls

BY NIC MILLER, Elizabethton Star

As springtime approaches, people in the Elizabethton community always look forward to Cyclone baseball as well as keeping an eye on the talented Lady Cyclones softball team that continues to build on their tradition of excellence.

Lady Cyclones Basketball seeking sponsors, golfers for annual Golf Tournament Golf Tourney Flyer

Registration is now open for the Annual Golf Tournament benefiting the Lady Cyclones Center Court Club. The tournament will take place Saturday, June 15 at the Elizabethton Golf Course.

Cyclones blank David Crockett on the pitch, 4-0

BY ALLEN LAMOUNTAIN, Elizabethton Star

JONESBOROUGH – In a non-conference boys soccer match played at Pioneer Field on Wednesday, the Elizabethton Cyclones took care of their business. Senior midfielder Luke Bernshausen scored two goals and the Cyclones held David Crockett off the scoreboard in a 4-nil victory.

Signing Mr. Intangible…Elizabethton’s Corey Russell signs on to be a two-sport athlete at Centre College Corey Russell

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

Anyone that has ever been around Corey Russell knows that the talented Elizabethton Cyclone athlete is not about fanfare whether it’s on the football gridiron or the baseball diamond.

Elizabethton, Carter County students travel to Johnson City for Special Olympics Wheelchair Race

BY AMBER WADOVICK, Elizabethton Star

This was a different kind of field trip. Instead of going to the zoo and looking at animals or checking out a government building, students across Elizabethton and Carter County got out of school to do sports they often have no access to, and for many, it was a trip they had heavily anticipated for a long time.

Senior Night showdown…Lady Cyclones hold off Lady Warriors in dramatic fashion, 15-12 Seniors

BY NIC MILLER, Elizabethton Star

Elizabethton softball was back at home for Senior Night on Tuesday at Elizabethton High School as the Lady Cyclones took on Happy Valley.

Cyclones split in tennis match with East Luke Carrier

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

In a key Three Rivers Conference tennis match Tuesday played at the Elizabethton tennis courts, the Cyclone boys took an 8-1 match over the visiting Sullivan East Patriots while the girls couldn’t find a weak link against the Lady Patriots falling 9-0.

Cyclones blank Sullivan Central in five innings Jaden Anderson

BY ALLEN LAMOUNTAIN, Elizabethton Star

BLOUNTVILLE – Senior righthander Matthew Dailey surrendered a leadoff double to Trey Sells then set down the next 15 Sullivan Central hitters and the Elizabethton Cyclones quickly built a big lead.

Cyclones celebrate 100th baseball team, Alumni Night kids

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

Monday evening was a special evening at Joe O’Brien Field as the 100th year of Cyclone baseball was recognized as well as former alumni were in attendance to celebrate being a part of the baseball program at Elizabethton.

Elizabethton Cyclones remain unbeaten in Three Rivers Conference Cyclones

BY KENNY HAWKINS, WJHL

In the Three Rivers Conference, the Elizabethton Cyclones have been unbeatable this season. So far, they're 11-0, 19-5 overall.

Cyclone baseball play not going unnoticed

By Elizabethton Star

Playing some of the hottest baseball of any team in Northeast Tennessee, the Elizabethton Cyclones are quickly climbing to the top of the Tennessee Coaches Baseball Association state poll as Elizabethton heads into the home stretch of the regular season.

Marking a century of baseball… Elizabethton celebrating milestone against Central Monday evening Old photo

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

Monday will be a special day for the Elizabethton Cyclone baseball program as the 2019 team represents the 100th team to participate on the diamond in the history of baseball at Elizabethton High School.

Making one last stand…Cyclones senior Four Horsemen lead by example on and off the field Evan Perkins, Lawson Wagner, Matthew Dailey, and Corey Russell

BY NIC MILLER, Elizabethton Star 

The Elizabethton Cyclone baseball team is having a spectacular season this year, and much of it has to do with the success of four seniors.

T.A. Dugger track and field Pole Vaulting

The T.A. Dugger track team hosted a conference meet on Tuesday at the Laporte Track facility at Elizabethton High School.

Lady Cyclones sweep Johnson Co. in TRC doubleheader Softball

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

Kira Dillard led off the bottom of the sixth with a double to left field. Autumn Hensley followed suit by lacing a single to put Lady Cyclones at second and third after taking advantage of a poor throw from the Lady Longhorn left fielder.

Dailey, Cyclones shut down Blue Devils pitcher

BY JEFF BIRCHFIELD, Johnson City Press

ERWIN — To say the Elizabethton baseball team is currently on a roll is an understatement.

Going to the woodshed…Cyclones smash Sullivan South in key TRC showdown, 16-1 Evan Carter

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

It has been a week that the Elizabethton Cyclones have been waiting on as something was going to have to give at the top of the Three Rivers Conference baseball race as every game from here on out is going to be huge to who gets the top seed when the district tournament rolls around.

Cyclones best Rebels for second straight night

BY JOHNSON CITY PRESS

KINGSPORT — The Elizabethton Cyclones baseball team took another Three Rivers conference clash from Sullivan South with a 9-0 victory over the Rebels.

Elizabethton's Russell Commits to Centre College Corey Russell

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

It looks like Elizabethton’s Mr. Do-It-All has pinpointed where he is going to play college football.

Lady Cyclones hold Central at bay in 12-9 final Kaylen Shell

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

The Elizabethton Lady Cyclones came out of the chute like gangbusters against the Sullivan Central Lady Cougars, but the Lady Cougars tried their best to sink their claws in down the stretch.

Elizabethton soccer moves to 5-0; Unaka baseball sweeps series against Cloudland Soccer

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

It was a busy evening of sports for Carter County teams Tuesday.

Cyclones take regular-season sweep over Johnson Co. with 10-4 win Baseball

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

One day removed from a 7-0 shutout over the Johnson County Longhorns, Elizabethton didn’t hold back the sticks and rode the arm of Matthew Dailey to a 10-4 win over the visiting ‘Horns Tuesday evening at Joe O’Brien Field.

Lady Cyclones seize win in late-inning rally over Happy Valley, 8-6 softball

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

JOHNSON CITY— There are some games where neither team deserves to lose, and that was the case when Elizabethton and Happy Valley locked horns in a classic softball contest at Metro Kiwanis Park in Johnson City.

Elizabethton blanks Hampton 8-0 soccer

BY BRYCE PHILLIP, Elizabethton Star

It’s still early in the season, but the Elizabethton Cyclones are rolling right along.

Lady Cyclones go 2-1 at Myrtle Beach Softball players

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

 

This week, the Elizabethton High School Lady Cyclones made the trip down to Myrtle Beach to compete in the Grand Strand Softball Classic.

Elizabethton sweeps Happy Valley in double header Both Teams

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

On an evening where a battle more important than baseball was the highlight of the night, the Elizabethton Cyclones remained perfect in Three Rivers Conference play by taking a pair from Happy Valley after Monday night’s contest was washed out.

Brickey, Whitaker going strong at Walters State Brickey Whitaker

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

The Walters State Community College softball team has won 12 of its last 16 games and just ended a six-game win streak after losing to Volunteer State Community College, 6-4, Saturday.

Elizabethton’s Pilkton takes two first-place spots; Happy Valley’s Bahn speeds to first in 100-meters Lauren Pilkton

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

Even though the rain caused many of the events to be canceled Thursday, it was still a productive day for Elizabethton and Happy Valley athletes as the Cyclones hosted a meet at LaPorte Track.

Parents get greater access to school news, events with new Elizabethton City Schools mobile app Icon

News, events, and frequently visited web pages are now just a click away with the new Elizabethton City Schools mobile application.

Cyclones pick up wins in softball, baseball

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

It was a busy weekend on both the softball and baseball diamond over the weekend for Elizabethton as both teams picked up wins.

Youthful Lady Cyclones will be a work of patience in 2019 Team Photo

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

When a team loses four players of the caliber of two-time All-State player Lauren Brickey, pitcher Kellie Cunningham, homerun hitting centerfielder Maci West, and slick-fielding shortstop Macie Herrmann, a coach might be left scratching their head wondering what they were going to do.

Cyclones favored in Three Rivers baseball Evan Carter

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press

Carrying the momentum of an appearance in last year’s Class AA state baseball tournament, Elizabethton was the pick to win the Three Rivers title this season.

EHS student project yields new soccer locker room Community Improvement students (left to right) Maggie Johnson, Jaxton Holly, Nico Ashley, Evan Carter, and Kaylen Shell cut the ribbon on the new soccer locker room.

Elizabethton High School soccer players were elated Tuesday to tour their new locker room, which was the result of a student-led Community Improvement Class project. After several months of planning, fundraising, and working in the building, they cut the ribbon and opened the new facility.

Lady Cyclones swing a mean bat on way to 9-6 TRC win over Central Sliding into home base

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

There’s nothing better for a young ball team than to get wins under their belt and the youthful Elizabethton Lady Cyclones got exactly what they needed on Tuesday evening at Lady Cyclone Diamond after dropping a tough 9-7 decision to Grainger on Monday in their season-opener.

Cyclones make it two in a row over Patriots, 7-2

Ashton Williams came in relief to finish off the game for the Cyclones.

High School Roundup Softball/Baseball
Carter, Wagner hurl two-hit shutout over East to open 2019 campaign Evan Carter

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

Even though the evening temperature at the end of Monday night’s high school season-opening baseball game at Joe O’Brien Field was hovering around 41 degrees, the game itself was hotter than a bowl of sliced Jalapeno peppers doused with Texas Pete.

Enjoying the ride: Lady Cyclones shave Lady Panthers in regional opener, 49-32 Kaylen Shell

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

For most of the 2018-2019 basketball season, the Elizabethton Lady Cyclones were suffering one bump in the road after another, but the last five games have been like cruising the Pacific Coast Highway with the top down as the Lady Cyclones rolled to their fifth straight victory with a win over Cumberland Gap in the opening round of the Class AA Regional inside John Treadway Gym.

Lady Cyclones end season to Grainger Kaylen Shell

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

After a triumphant run through the district tournament, the Lady Cyclones fell to Grainger, 50-42, Monday night inside the Happy Valley High School.

Cyclones dunk Grainger in regional quarterfinals Nico Ashley

BY JOE AVENTO, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON — Eric Wilson was surprised when Nico Ashley threw down a dunk that changed the momentum of the Region 1-AA basketball quarterfinals. He wasn’t as surprised at the dunk as he was at his own pass.

Elizabethton, Sullivan South fall in Region 1-AA girls semifinals Abbey Townsend

BY JEFF BIRCHFIELD, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON — Grainger ended the first half on a flurry and ended Elizabethton's strong postseason run in the Region 1-AA girls basketball semifinals at Happy Valley High School.

Lady Cyclones team theme making postseason noise Morgan Headrick

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press

Elizabethton’s girls won a district basketball title and much of the buzz centered on the play of Kaitlin Bailey.

Lady Cyclones brush aside Cumberland Gap Torrie Roberts

BY GENE ROBERTS, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON—The Lady Cyclones’ postseason spree continues.

Morton claims state title, Cyclones place six Team Photo with medals

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

When you are ranked at No. 1 there is usually a lot of weight on your shoulders.

It didn’t come easy: Cyclones claim District 1-AA in overtime thriller over South, 50-45 Team Photo

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

The game was worthy of a district championship as the Elizabethton Cyclones and Sullivan South Rebels exchanged volley for volley.

ECS tuition application: online for grades K-8, in person for grades 9-12

Parents interested in their children attending Elizabethton City Schools as new tuition students should apply online in the Cyclone Connection for grades K-8 or in person for grades 9-12. 

Elizabethton completes surprising district run with title Kaitlin Bailey

BY JOHNNY WILSON, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON — After the way the last week or so had gone down, did anyone really think that upstart Elizabethton wouldn’t go ahead and win the District 1-AA girls basketball tournament Monday when it met Sullivan South?

Elizabethton teams advance to district championships

By Elizabethton Star

The Lady Cyclones are clicking at the right time.

Cyclones reach title game by beating Unicoi Evan Perkins

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON — Unicoi County had Elizabethton’s attention with its recent run of success, and the Cyclones also had a reminder of last year’s finish.

Lady Cyclones advance past Happy Valley Star Photo

BY ALLEN LAMOUNTAIN, Elizabethton Star

Elizabethton Lady Cyclones guard Torrie Roberts led a fourth-quarter charge that saw EHS push past Happy Valley in the District 1-AA quarterfinal at Bayless gym on Thursday night.

Cyclones sending nine to state Back row, left to right, Kilroy Hill, Chris Taylor, Deuce Morton, Joseph Kechter, and Andrew Fontanez. Front row, left to right, Heath Owens, Holden Roaten, Tyesha Thomas, and Hunter Morrell.

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

It has been another productive year for the Elizabethton High School wrestling teams.

Lady Cyclones, Devils moving on to region

BY ALLEN LAMOUNTAIN, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON—Prior to postseason play, Elizabethton had produced only seven victories. Win number eight vaulted the Lady Cyclones to a berth in the regional tournament.

Lady Cyclones upset Central on Lady Cougars Senior Night, 61-56 Basketball

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

BLOUNTVILLE—The Sullivan Central Lady Cougars had been perfect during their Three River’s Conference season and were looking to run the gauntlet against the Elizabethton Lady Cyclones on Friday night inside the Dickie Warren Dome.

Cyclones win over Central secures share of Three Rivers season title Basketball

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

BLOUNTVILLE— There was possibly more energy waiting for the outcome of the Johnson County-Sullivan South contest at the conclusion of the Elizabethton and Central game than during the nightcap inside the Dickie Warren Dome on Friday.

At the Next Level: Brickey hits the field at Walters State Lauren Brickey

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

The Walters State Lady Senators are five games into the 2019 season, and former Lady Cyclones standout Lauren Brickey is a part of the lineup.

District basketball tournament time is here

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press

With the 2018-19 regular season vanishing, postseason play begins Monday.

2019 Elizabethton Basketball Homecoming Queen Emily Peters

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

Elizabethton senior cheerleader Emily Peters was crowned the 2019 Elizabethton Basketball Homecoming Queen on Friday night January 25th at halftime of the boys game against visiting Happy Valley. Peters escort for the festivities was senior basketball player Eric Wilson. Last year’s queen, Camryn Koroma, crowned Peters.

Cyclones break out broom downing Science Hill in thriller, 69-65 Evan Perkins

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

JOHNSON CITY— It’s always special when you can take down your larger, neighboring city school, but when you can do it twice in a season it leaves a super-sweet taste in your mouth especially when they are in a classification above you.

Lady Cyclones play complete game to finish off Lady Blue Devils, 50-38 Morgan Headrick

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

Elizabethton head coach Lucas Andrews has been waiting all season for his Lady Cyclones to put together a complete 32-minutes of action as the team has squandered opportunities to pick up wins throughout the season by letting those games slip through their fingers.

Cyclones manage to escape snare of Unicoi Co. in Three Rivers action Photo by Ivan Sanders

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

The Unicoi County Blue Devils came in with a game plan that vexed the Elizabethton Cyclones who only wanted to honor their senior players on Senior Night 2019, but were forced to fight back the onslaught of a determined bunch of Blue Devils that had upset on their minds.

Cyclones' Jennings, Blue Devils' Strother join Division I ranks Students

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ & JEFF BIRCHFIELD, Johnson City Press

Elizabethton’s Garrett Jennings and Unicoi County’s Brett Strother signed with NCAA Division I football programs Wednesday.

Thomas claims region title, turns attention to state tournament Tyesha

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

Elizabethton High School sophomore Tyesha Thomas is just in her second year as a wrestler for the Cyclones.

Two Carter County athletes commit to play collegiate ball

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

Both Elizabethton’s Carter Everett and Happy Valley’s Michael Harrah have chosen as to where they will compete in collegiate football.

Teachers of the Year announced!

Congratulations to all Elizabethton teachers of the year! 

Swat fest: Cyclones ride stellar defense to 67-51 win over South Press Photo

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

The way basketballs were being swatted inside John Treadway Gym Monday evening was more reminiscent of watching a pinball machine than a basketball game as Elizabethton’s Nico Ashley was doing much of the swatting with help from Corbin Montgomery.

Baseball auction could be source of basketball dream tickets for Vol fans

BY JOHN THOMPSON, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON — With the University of Tennessee currently top ranked in the Associated Press men’s basketball poll, there are fans searching for tickets to the Final Four tournament.

Cyclones roll to 59-39 win over Happy Valley behind Ashley’s 23 Photo by Star

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

Even with all the beautiful young ladies and their escorts on hand for Homecoming 2019, the Elizabethton and Happy Valley basketball game didn’t exactly start out on a stunning note for either team as the distractions of the evening may have had something to play into it.

High school roundup: Cyclones down Warriors in Three Rivers battle  Elizabethton's Nico Ashley goes up for a jumper over Happy Valley's Bryce Carter in Friday's game.

BY JEFF BIRCHIFIELD, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON — Nico Ashley netted a game-high 23 points as Elizabethton used a big second half to pull away from Happy Valley for a 59-39 win in Three Rivers Conference action at Treadway Gymnasium.

Cut down those nets: T.A. Dugger outlasts Unicoi Co. for Area One boys’ championship, 42-36 Group Photo by Star

By Elizabethton Star

KINGSPORT—Famous wrestler Ric Flair said on numerous occasions that to be the best you have to beat the best.

We are the champions—T. A. Dugger junior varsity girls capture conference championship Star Photo Girls JV Bball

By Elizabethton Star

It took two games and a lot of sweat, but the junior varsity girls of T.A. Dugger were up to the task and when the smoke cleared the Jr. Lady Cyclones stood alone at the top being crowned the conference champs after defeating Robinson by the score of 34-17 and then turning around to hand Liberty Bell the deciding defeat by a 23-17 score in the conference tournament.

ECS celebrates School Board Appreciation Week Jan. 20-26 Board PIcture

ELIZABETHTON - January 20-26, 2019 is School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee. This week helps build awareness and understanding of the vital functions our locally elected boards of education play in our community. Elizabethton City Schools is joining public school districts from across the state to celebrate School Board Appreciation Week and honor local board members for their commitment to Elizabethton and its children.

Cyclones drop into tie with Longhorns following loss Photo by Ivan Sanders of boys basketball

By Ivan Sanders, Elizabethton Star

Even before Friday night’s contest against Johnson County, Elizabethton head coach Lucas Honeycutt would have been the first person to tell you that the Longhorns had a very good basketball team especially with a player like Blake Atwood leading the area in scoring at almost 25 points a clip.

Lady Cyclones get much-needed win over Johnson County in overtime Morgan Headrick

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

The Elizabethton Lady Cyclones have been feeling a little low as of late and were looking for something to give them a boost. And they got just what the doctor ordered when they managed to grab a much-needed win in overtime over the visiting Johnson County Lady Longhorns by a 55-54 margin.

Jr. Cyclones advance in tight contest with Greeneville

By Elizabethton Star

KINGSPORT— Basketball is a game where persistence pays off and if no one believes that, they can just ask the T.A. Dugger Jr. Cyclone boys’ basketball team as the Jr. Cyclones found themselves down 37-30 in the fourth quarter before battling back to take a heart-stopping 41-39 victory in Area One boys’ tournament action.

Jr. Lady Cyclones tame Lady Panthers

By Elizabethton Star

KINGSPORT—After a successful regular season, the T.A. Dugger Jr. Lady Cyclones were hoping to kick off their postseason on a strong foot and got the results they were seeking with a 40-24 win over the Jr. Lady Panthers of Church Hill.

Cyclones turn up defense to trap Cougars in TRC play Basketball photo by Ivan Sanders

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

There were Cougars on the prowl inside A.L. Treadway Gymnasium on Tuesday evening with a taste for some Cyclones as front running Elizabethton had another team looking to end the Cyclones perfect conference run.

T.A. Dugger rolls in girls’ play sinking Vance Photo by Elizabethton Star of basketball game

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

It was a pretty good night for the Jr. Lady Cyclones of T.A. Dugger as the girls took care of business by sinking the Jr. Lady Vikings of Vance in both junior varsity and varsity play.

Boys stats: Cyclones' Wilson performing well across the board Photo by JC Press

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press

Elizabethton’s Eric Wilson has been a standout this season while helping Elizabethton get off to an 11-3 start.

Cyclones overcome Science Hill Photo by Douglas Fritz

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON — It has been an impressive season for Elizabethton, and beating Science Hill added something a little extra to the mix.

Jr. Cyclones snare huge wins over Liberty Bell

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

The T.A. Dugger girls’ and boys’ basketball teams know that conference tournament time is right around the corner and on Thursday evening both teams sent a loud message to the rest of the conference with resounding wins against Liberty Bell.

Jr. Cyclone boys take one of two from Robinson

By Elizabethton Star

The T.A. Dugger boys’ varsity and junior varsity tangled with Ross Robinson on Monday evening in hardwood action with a mixed outcome as the Jr. Cyclone varsity took a 15-point win, 64-49 over Robinson while the junior varsity fell in a close 6-point defeat, 43-37.

Cyclones move to 5-0 in Three Rivers, Elizabethton drops contest to Lady Blue Devils

BY GENE RENFRO, Elizabethton Star

ERWIN – Elizabethton bested Unicoi County 52-31 Tuesday to keep perfect in Three Rivers Conference play.

Cyclones storm from behind to top Rebels

BY GENE RENFRO, Johnson City Press

KINGSPORT — Elizabethton was definitely down, but the Cyclones blew back for a 58-54 basketball win at Sullivan South on Friday night.

Late rally keeps Cyclones in TRC driver’s seat

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

The Elizabethton Cyclones are finding that being the point man in the Three River’s Conference is a challenging spot to be in as night in and night out the bull’s eye is directly focused on taking the Cyclones down.

T.A. Dugger takes wins over Chuckey-Doak

By Elizabethton Star

The T.A. Dugger boys and girls’ varsity teams swept a pair of varsity wins in basketball action against the Jr. Black Knights of Chuckey-Doak.

High school basketball stat leaders

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press

Johnson County’s Blake Atwood is at the top for the first week of the high school basketball statistical leaders.

Cyclones, Bears tangle with mixed results

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

The Elizabethton Cyclones boarded the bus for Big Stone Gap, Virginia hoping to pick up a win before Christmas as they tangled with the Union Bears in roundball hoops play.

Jr. Cyclones roll to Pigeon Forge tournament title Team Photo

BY ELIZABETHTON STAR

Late last week, the T.A. Dugger Jr. Cyclones made their way over to Pigeon Forge to compete in a Christmas break tournament.