The Lady Panther Softball team had a great season, making post-season play and making the tournament in Oxford before bowing out to arch-rival Lineville who eventually went on and made the Final Four in the State Semi-Final round. The team was comprised mostly of Freshman and Sophomores so they should be solid for the next few years and we appear to have a good future in store for all Lady Panther Sports!
Jr. High Lady Panthers win Tri-County Title!!!!
The Clay County High Jr. High Girls B-ball team won the Tri-County Tournament, which was held at Ashland on Feb. 3,2001. Only in the second year of existence the Jr. High CCHS Panthers completed a near perfect 10-1 season. They opened up the season, blowing out Bibb Graves 41-10. Misti Alexander had 15 points and 5 rebounds, Paige Cotney and Ashley Davidson had 8 points each. Hollon McKay had 6 points 8 rebounds. The second game they slid past Woodland's lady Bobcats 23-22, a game in which Misti Alexander led the attack with 8 points. Hollon McKay, had 7 points and 11 boards, and Amber Hughes had 6 points also. Then they went to Wadley and defeated them by a football type score of 16-14. Tiffany Lovelady led the scoring with 6 points. The streak rolled as they defeated arch-rival LHS 21-11. Amber Hughes led scoring in that game with 11 points and 11 boards. The only loss came to Woodland 30-26, a game in which none of the starters played, it was all 2nd teamers and Tiesha Chappell led with 5 rebounds. Once again they pounded Bibb Graves, this time it was 36-20 with Alexander and Hughes collecting 8 points each. Chappell and Hollon McKay added 6 points each. Next up Wadley again, and once again a low scoring affair but this team they won with some breathing room, 26-21. Alexander led the way with 8 points and Cotney and Lovelady added 6 points each as well. And there she is again leading the rebounding, Hollon McKay with 10 boards. They kept on rollin with a 27-21 win over Mellow Valley, Cotney led the charge with 8 points. And Hollon Mckay led the rebounding attack yet again with a personal high 16 boards. Their regular season came to a close with a 25-15 over Lineville. Alexander led with 7 points and Davidson contributed with 5 of her own. This earned them a #1 seed in the Tri-County Tournament. Mellow Valley upset Woodland in game 1 and Clay County beat Lineville, yet again, and this time 33-14. Alexander led the final beating of their cross county rival with 7 points as Hughes and Mckay had 8 boards a peice. CCHS defeated Mellow Valley 39-20 to win the title. Amber Hughes looked like Kevin Garnett out there with 13 points and 20 boards, Alexander got 9 and Paige Cotney wasnt too shabby either with 7 points of her own. And Hollon Mckay racked up 14 more boards to her already impressive total. The six freshman that will be moving up to Varsity next season are: Misti Alexander, Paige Cotney, Amber Hughes, Tiffany Lovelady, Sharonda Hunter, Meggie Horn, and Hollon McKay. The team was coached by Anthony Wilkinson and Felix Ackles.