CCHS teams both go undefeated last week

Both the girls and boys Clay County High School basketball teams claimed victory in each of the two games they played last week allowing the Lady Dawgs to reach the 10-win mark for the season and the boys to improve to 9-4 on the year.


The girls won both of their games by over 30 points and the boys also notched a pair of double-digit victories as the teams defeated Smith County and Van Buren County on back-to-back nights early last week.


A crucial District 7-A match-up at home against rival Pickett County was postponed last Friday due to inclement weather and was rescheduled for Monday, January 15.  An earlier postponed home game with Trousdale County was also rescheduled for Thursday, February 4.


CCHS traveled to Trousdale County last Monday night, but results from those games were not available as of HORIZON press-time.  They are also scheduled to travel to Red Boiling Springs for a district match-up on Friday.




Lady Dawg senior Kayla Kimes d’s-up a Van Buren County ball handler in their 59-22 victory last week. Photos courtesy Doug Strong.



Lady Dawgs………….70

Smith County………..39

The Lady Dawgs traveled to Smith County a week ago Monday night and came away with a lop-sided 31-point victory with three starters scoring in double figures.


CCHS jumped out to a 18-7 lead by the end of the first quarter and they never looked up from there on their way to the 70-39 win.


Sydney Roach led all scorers with 16, Rachel Burnette wasn’t far behind with 14, and Sarah Ogletree rounded out the list of double-digit scorers with 13.


LADY DAWGS (70)-R. Burnette 14, C. Cooper 2, M. Hamilton 7, K. Hix 7, K. Kimes 5, E. Ogletree 5, S. Ogletree 13, S. Roach 16, K. Watson 1.



Lady Dawgs………….59

Van Buren Co………..22

The host Lady Dawgs crushed Van Buren County here at CCHS a week ago Tuesday night on their way to a nearly 40-point victory.


The hometown girls doubled their opponent up by a score of 33-12 at the half and poured it on as they defeated Van Buren County by a score of 59-22.


Ten players made the scorers list for the Lady Dawgs, including high-scorers Rachel Burnette with 14 and Sarah Ogletree with 11, as they improved their record to 10-3.


LADY DAWGS (59)-R. Burnette 14, S. Ogletree 11, S. Roach 8, K. Kimes 8, E. Ogletree 6, M. Hamilton 3, T. Hatcher 2, C. Cooper 2, A. Brown 2, K. Hix 1.




REJECTED- CCHS senior Caleb Lynn stuffs a Van Buren County player’s shot on his way to double digit scoring in the Dawgs victory last week. Photos courtesy Doug Strong.




Smith County……………36

Trent Boles lead the way with 17 points as the CCHS boys ran away with a 14-point victory at Smith County the Monday night before last.


The Dawgs got off to a good start with a 16-7 lead after one, but the owls closed the gap to 10 by the half.  The lead remained the same through three quarters, until CCHS outdistanced Smith County in the end for the 50-36 win.


DAWGS (50)-J. Adams 8, Dusty Birdwell 7, Dylan Birdwell 1, T. Boles 17, M. Copeland 7, S. Garrett 6.



Van Buren Co……………42

The CCHS boys lead the entire game on their way to a double-digit victory over Van Buren County here in Celina last week.


Trent Boles (16) and Caleb Lynn (12) both scored double figures in the win after the Dawgs held off a run by Van Buren County early in the third quarter, who pulled within a free-throw before a coach Rob Edwards timeout.


Boles led the charge as the Dawgs went back to action with a 13-2 run to finish the third.  They never looked back as they finished off the 13-point win by a score of 55-42.


DAWGS (55)-T. Boles 16, C. Lynn 12, J. Adams 9, B. Korth 8, S. Garrett 8, A. Roach 2.