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Rebuilding could take time for Lady Horns

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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Rebuilding the Lady Longhorns’ basketball program is going to take some time for first year head coach Thomas Wampler. Johnson County saw girls’ basketball at its best while playing Elizabethton last Friday.
The Lady Cyclones made it look easy and appear headed toward another state tournament berth. They managed to hang 37 points on the Longhorns in the third quarter and 32 more in the first period.

The good news is that Betsy starts five seniors. The bad news is they’re ready to reload. And that’s the case with most teams in the conference.
There is a lot of optimism about Johnson County’s middle school team and rightfully so. The potential is there for several players to become good high school basketball players with the right kind of teaching over the next couple of years.
That’s great news for the high school Horns who have increased their number of players this year. But they are not by their lonesome.

T.A. Dugger is Elizabethton’s feeder program. Their only defeat this season came at the hands of an undefeated Science Hill squad. And currently they are guard loaded, just like they were when the Marosites twins played there.  And the team is just as good. I covered that team then and I’ve seen the current one play.
Unicoi County isn’t too shabby either.

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