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Grant Parrett did his best to will Cumberland County Jets to a win with a two-hit game, but Cumberland County Jets dropped a 10-4 contest to Carter on Saturday. Grant led Cumberland County Jets offensive threat, as he got on base three times in the game. He singled in the first inning and doubled in the fifth inning. Jet hitters included Matt Ledbetter 1-2; Matt Vanlandingham 1-2 and Nathaniel Wyatt 1-2 and 1 RBI. David Elliot took the loss on the hill for the Jets. The Jets record is 16-11 (7-4 District) will have a home and home district series verse crosstown rival Stone Memorial Panthers this Monday and Tuesday.
The SMHS boys’ soccer team played two games this week, losing against White County on Tuesday with a score of 3 to 2 and tying Clinton 2 to 2 on Friday. Jonathan Janeway scored all of the goals in both of these games. The boys now have a record of 7-1-4 and will return to action on Thursday when they’ll play at home against the CCHS Jets.
Cumberland County Jets rolled over Cocke County 7-1 on Friday at Cocke County after a four-run rally in the fifth inning. Morgan Richards racked up three RBIs on two hits for Cumberland County Jets. Other Jet hitters included Ethan Cunningham 2-5; Grant Parrett 1-4; Justin Shipe 2-4 and Nathaniel Wyatt 2-4. Cumberland County Jets Varsity relied on Grant Parrett to eat up innings en route to the win. Grant allowed one earned run, three hits and five walks while striking out five over seven innings of work. Jets improve to 16-10 (7-4 District) and Saturday travel to Strawberry Plains to play Carter High School.
The Cumberland County Jets won the hit battle 5-3 on Thursday, but couldn't push enough runs across to get the win, instead losing 3-2 in eight innings to Greeneville at Greeneville. Drew Vaden (pictured) worked out of two tricky spots for Cumberland County Jets Varsity. He pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowed one earned run on three hits but took the loss. Jet hitters included Ryan Burgess 1-3; Ethan Cunningham 1-3; Matt Ledbetter 1-3, 1 RBI; Grant Parrett 1-3 with 1 RBI and Reed Shaw 1-3. The Jets are 15-10 (7-4 District), travel to Cocke County on Friday and face Knox Carter in Strawberry Plains on Saturday.
A man who stole less than $5.00 in goods from the Greenwave Travel Center in Westel has found himself facing charges of a different kind. According to reports, 33 year old Adam Lynn Suddath of Oakdale was fleeing the scene when he backed into a utility pole used for solar and wind, causing it to break, causing nearly $30,000 in damage. Deputies credit a store employee who noted Suddath’s license plate information for helping to locate and apprehend the suspect