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Help your community — sponsor the Blaze

Blaze athletes served breakfast with a smile last Saturday at a pancake fundraiser held at Apple Blossom Cafe in
The Clinton Blaze athletic program is providing sponsorship opportunities during the 2021-22 school year.

Potential donors looking to sponsor the Blaze and Lady Blaze and provide scholarships, pregame meals or other necessities for the program can contact Clinton City Schools Athletic Director E.T. Stamey at

Stamey noted that the Blaze are also putting up sponsorship banners at Arowood Arena.

Cross country: The Blaze cross-country teams are now doing pre-practice warm-ups on Clinton High School’s new turf football field.

Cheerleading: The Clinton Blaze will have a cheerleading squad for the first time during the 2021-22 school year, and Coach Kaylee Houck announced the members of the inaugural squad recently.

Cheerleaders include: Kylie Anderson, Maria Bautista, Kelsey Braswell, Avyah Daniels, Ari Dunchan, Savannah Farmer, Kaydence New, Maisen Sharp, Isabella Spears and Emmy Wood.

The Blaze cheerleaders and dance team will perform at a Clinton High School basketball game at some point during the 2021-22 season.

Dance team: Dance Coach Sierra May has announced the 2021-22 Blaze dance team. Members include: Leia Wyrick, Kaylii Wagner, Lexi Steelman, Layla Reynolds, Emerson Williams, Kennedy Mayes, Lauren Wyrick, Ella Duggins, Brooke Pebley, Madi Bowlin, Myla Queener, Olivia Moore, Darlylnn L’Heureux, Arielle Whitlock, Gracie Hart, Amelia Goins, Kaylin May, Heaven Brown; Kalea Saunders, Sha’Via Pannell, Adrienne Callen, Sara Wood, Leila Moses, Riley Baker, Attison Duncan, Jordan Chamblee, Ella Hembry, Gracie Betts and McKenzie Lawson.

Boys basketball: Jeff Little, Blaze boys basketball coach, has announced his roster for the coming season. Team members include: Jayden Cuevas, James David Meredith, Austin Phillips, Charlie Turbyville, Owen McKamey, Caleb Rice, Evan Carmichael, Tucker Harmening, Cal Kirkpatrick, Zander Ford, Jaxon Lowe, Kade Webb, Levi Bracken, Aiden Ortiz, Matthew Taylor and Pierson Lollar.

Girls basketball: Lady Blaze basketball Coach Christin Webb has announced her roster for the upcoming season. Players include: Tegan Bunch, Julieah Cooper, Lindsey Rogel, Malea Breeden, Haley Daniels, Anslee Carmichael, Morgan James, Riley Alley, Emma Branam, Brooklyn Lee (player/manager), Kailyn Martin, Caroline Jones, Raelyn Britton, Tora Beeler, Ceci Brooks and Lexi Taylor (player/manager). The Blaze and Lady Blaze will open their season on Oct. 21. The two teams have played before standing-room-only crowds before the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans are encouraged to come early in order to find seats.

Color guard: The Blaze color guard team members are: Shelby Wallen, Lily Franklin, Bristol Byrd, Daisy Hobbs, Layla Feinstein, Skylar Moore, Brayleigh King, Madison Pyles, Kiera Vuolo and Jayna Gaylor. The color guard will perform at the Blaze home basketball games and participate in competitions throughout the state.

Girls soccer: The Lady Blaze will be fielding a soccer team this year. and it will be coached by Allison Swanner. The team will function as an academy this fall and begin competition in the spring.

The Blaze Student-Athletes of the Week presented by C&D Printing are Dylan Alcott (for the week of Sept. 27) and Eva Allen (for the week of Sept. 20).

Both are cross country runners.