Spring sports are around the bend for Unicoi County High School and two new head coaches are in place for a pair of programs.
Paul Shelton will take over as the head coach of the track and field program this season. Shelton was an assistant coach with the program last season; working primarily with the runners.
On the tennis courts – former assistant coach and UCHS Blue Devil tennis player Jonathan Kenney will assume the reins of the tennis program. Kenney replaces Elizabeth Pruitt, who resigned following her stint during the 2014 season.
The Erwin Record will be presenting a special spring sports preview supplement scheduled to run during March.
Due to inclement weather – the official tournament pairing for the Region 1-AA boys tournament have not been announced before The Erwin Records press deadline. Official tournament brackets, with previews of teams competing, will be online when made available.
Prior to the deadline, eight teams qualified for the tournament. From district one: Unicoi County, Johnson County, Elizabethton and Sullivan South. From district two: Greeneville, Grainger, Chuckey-Doak and Claiborne. The top two teams from the districts will host the other districts bottom two in home quarterfinals games. The Region 1-AA tournament site is Greeneville High School.
For the remainder of this article please see the February 19, 2014 edition of The Erwin Record.