CROSSVILLE — Stone Memorial Panther senior Luke Matthews signed a scholarship to continue his basketball career at Bryan College in Dayton. Matthews is one of five seniors at SMHS who will “be looked to play major minutes and to be leaders heading into a tough district,” according to Coach Neil Capps, whose team is now 5-1 on the season. “I am pleased to have this senior class as a whole. It is a tremendous group of young men. They make my job easy to come in and not have to deal with egos and discipline problems.” Matthews is the second Panther to sign during the early signing period, after teammate Justin Simmons signed with Tennessee Wesleyan College during November. Matthews will join former teammates Robert Troino and Brandon Cole and former Jet Caleb Parsons at the Dayton college. From left are, seated, Jackie Matthews, father; Luke Matthews; and Kay Matthews, mother; and standng, SMHS athletic director/assistant principal Lance Kennedy; SMHS assistant coach Jess Raby; SMHS head coach Neil Capps; Bryan College assistant coach Bryan Lawhon; and Bryan College head coach Dave Rekoske.
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Clay Crushers host Server Shoot-on-the-Mountain
The third annual Doug Server Shoot-On-The–Mountain was held April 5 at the Sportsman Club on Shorty Barnes Rd.
OH GOOD GRIEF: Martin out as Vol hoop coach
The University of Tennessee's beleaguered head basketball coach, Cuonzo Martin is gone. Martin resigned Tuesday to become the head coach at the University of California, which won the 2010 PAC-10 championship under retiring coach Mike Montgomery.
Ledbetter pitches Jets over Cookeville
The CCHS Jets picked up a big district win over the visiting Cookeville Cavaliers Wednesday night by a final score of 8-4 to improve to 14-8 overall.
Panthers lose to Rhea County
The Stone Memorial Panther baseball team dropped a make-up game at Rhea County Wednesday evening 6-2.
Lady Jets win Plateau Classic
The Cumberland County High School Lady Jet softball team won the annual Plateau Classic played over the weekend at Crossville Centennial Park.
Jets shut out 7-0 by Cookeville Monday
The Cookeville Cavaliers scored seven runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to claim a 7-0 District 6AAA victory over the CCHS Jets Monday night in Cookeville.
Panthers shut out Rhea County
On a wet Monday afternoon, the Stone Memorial baseball team hosted Rhea County in a District 6AAA match-up to claim a 10-0 win in the first game of the home-and-home series.
SMHS track teams compete at Tennessee Relays
The SMHS Lady Panthers had another stellar day while the Panthers hammered out a solid day in Knoxville in the Tennessee Relays over the weekend.. The Lady Panthers finished ninth out of the 57 scheduled teams to compete, while the boys took 32nd out of the 57.
SMHS tennis team loses twice to Rhea County
The Stone Memorial tennis teams lost their District 6AAA matches to Rhea County Monday afternoon. The boys lost 9-0, while the girls were beaten 7-2.
CRYSA registration is going online
Registration for CRYSA's Fall 2014 season can be done on online at www.tn-crysa.affinitysoccer.com.
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