Johnson County Little League will kick off its 2016 season with an opening day parade on Saturday through downtown. All 17 teams will march down Main Street, making a left at Farmers State Bank and back up to Cunningham Park.
Brian Day has taken over the reigns as league president and already has made some noticeable changes.
The league has 17 teams and all of them have sponsors. He’s also helped bring back softball that will definitely help the high school and middle school programs.
Day plans on introducing all the teams on Saturday in addition to recognizing each player by name.
All players are urged to be in complete uniform.
The Tomahawk will pay honor to the Johnson County Little League in our April 27th edition. We will be taking team pictures of all 17 on Saturday beginning immediately after the player introductions.
The Little League tab will feature team pictures, rosters, master schedules and a few must-read stories.
Lady Longhorns in prestigious Tiny Day Tourney
Coach Dana Smith has been known to slip her team into some quality tournaments in order to try and get better for the District Tournament.
They do that again over the weekend by taking part in the Tiny Day’Red Edmonds softball tournament.
Here is a list of teams they play with times and location.
Friday, April 22
4:00 North Greene Hal Henard #2
5:15 TN. High Hal Henard #2
Saturday April 23
12:45 Chuckey Doak Legion Field
2:00 South Green Old Field
Sunday April 24
Tournament starts at 1:00. Will not know till later Saturday night when we will play. Championships start at 4:45
Johnson County High School’s baseball and softball team made some history on this past week. The two teams combined to win 13 straight games without a loss.
The girls’ enjoyed slim wins over Unicoi County and Sullivan East during the streak. The boys topped Sullivan North, Sullivan Central and Hampton.
Tim Chambers is The Tomahawk’s sports editor. He can be contacted at [email protected]