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The Cumberland County High School Jets posted a home District win over the Red Raiders of Coffee County Tuesday night 63-51. Four Jets scored in double figures; Dylan Qualls led the way with 20, Tayler Houston finished with 18 and is now a member of the 1,000 point club, Logan Parsons and Diego Poore each added 10 points. The Lady Jets dropped a 39-32 decision to the Lady Raiders as the road team pulled away at the end. CCHS travels to White County Friday with the action getting underway at 6:00; live coverage on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY will begin at 5:55.
The Stone Memorial High School Panthers and Lady Panthers traveled to Alcoa Tuesday night for District 4-AA action. The Lady Tornadoes downed the Lady Panthers 48-33. The Panthers suffered their first District loss of the season as Alcoa erased a 15-point half time deficit and got by the Panthers 64-60. The Panthers posted a big win over the Tornadoes earlier this season and remain alone at the top of the District standings. SMHS will host Scott High Friday with the action on Mix 99.3 beginning at 5:55.
The Elementary Basketball Championship tournament kicks off today at SMHS. The Eastern Division will play at SMHS, with the Pineview and Crab Orchard girls facing off at 6pm, the boys from Pineview and North follow at 7:15. The Western Division will play at CCHS. The Brown and Martin girls play on Friday at 6pm followed by the Brown and Pleasant Hill boys at 7:15.
Cumberland County Sheriff's used a Taser to diffuse a situation after a 53 year old Crossville man refused to place his shotgun down. According to reports, the tense situation began when Johnny Henry Rector and his wife were disagreeing about the heat...Rector reportedly was extremely intoxicated and fired a shot off, and then threatened to shoot her. The woman stated that she called 911. Rector reportedly met deputies on the porch with a gun in his left hand, and refused orders to drop the weapon, putting officer's lives in danger. Rector eventually complied, and was arrested in aggravated assault charges.
Gov. Bill Haslam and state education officials will participate in a school safety summit today. Officials say the 1-day event is designed to discuss current safety resources and practices, as well as hear from leading state and national experts on safety, law enforcement and mental health.