McMinn County High Coming To Brevard For Spring Training

By  //  March 19, 2013

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SPORTS TOURISM

The McMinn County high school Lady Cherokees softball team of Athens, Tennessee will enjoy the great weather and amenities on the Space Coast during their upcoming week-long stay for Spring Training. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

THE SPACE COAST, USA – The McMinn County High School softball team of Athens, Tennessee will enjoy the great weather and amenities on the Space Coast during their upcoming week-long stay for Spring Training.

Giles Malone

Over the next six weeks, Brevard Productions, East Central Florida’s premier sports management and special events company, will bring in more than 4,000 college and high school athletes from all over the U.S. who will be staying for up to a week as part of Brevard Production’s Spring Training – pumping millions of dollars into the local economy.

McMinn County High School has a terrific group of players, coaches, parents and fans who will enjoy the great weather and amenities on the Space Coast,” said Director Giles Malone.

Mavericks Sports Grill & Bar is the home of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.

Mavericks Sports Grill & Bar is the home of the Space CoastSports Hall of Fame.

While they are here, the Cherokees will be thanked and honored for patronizing the Space Coast during a special dinner at Mavericks Sports Grill & Bar on Merritt Island.

“From the beautiful softball complex at the Chain of Lakes Park, to the welcoming hospitality of our hotels and restaurants, McMinn’s players, coaches and parents are sure to have a memorable spring training.”

McMinn County High School has a great tradition

McMinn County High School has had a very proud heritage. In 1890, M. R. Burke became president of Athens Female College, which become McMinn County High School shortly after the turn of the century. The first graduating class numbered only seven students in 1903.

McMinn established itself in a new school in 1926 on West Madison Street, which was also the route of old Highway 11. McMinn County is the oldest high school in East Tennessee and the second oldest in the state of Tennessee.

McMinn County has had several outstanding principals through the years with B. L. Hale and J. Will Foster both establishing long tenures as outstanding leaders during difficult times.

Mr. Hale become principal in 1928, serving a long tenure during the Depression and through World War ll. During Mr. Hale’s tenure, the school lost enrollment due to the depression, but was beginning to grow when World War II started.

Lt. A. R. Cassavant became the first band director at MCHS in 1939. The low enrollment forced Lt. Cassavant to use elementary students in order to have enough band members.

Mr. Foster took over in 1943 and watched the returning veterans from the war swell the ranks of the school. The class yearbook for 1946 was dedicated to the students whose lives were lost in the war. They were given the name “Gold Stars,” and their pictures appeared in the yearbook.

The Lady Cherokees coaches are Bo and Jennifer Cagle.

2013 McMINN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ROSTER

Player # Position(s) Bats Throws
Lexie Harris 00 P, 1B Right Right Get Alerts
Maddie Dake 1 2B, OF Right Right Get Alerts
Destiny Watson 2 P, 2B Right Right Get Alerts
Jessie Mizel 3 C Right Right Get Alerts
Rachel Lillard 4 C, SS Right Right Get Alerts
Lexie Axley 6 1B, LF, RF Both Right Get Alerts
Jasmine Black 7 2B, 3B Right Right Get Alerts
Lauren Benson 9 CF Right Right Get Alerts
Ruby Culberson 10 P, C, UT Right Right Get Alerts
Shelby Theobald 12 LF, CF Left Right Get Alerts
Courtney Benson 13 OF Right Right Get Alerts
Amanda Bortle 14 P, 2B, 3B Right Right Get Alerts
Michaela Underwood 18 C Right Right Get Alerts
Kourtney Yarber 23 1B, RF Right Right Get Alerts
Haley Boles 25 UT Right Right Get Alerts
Abby Bryant 26 2B, 3B Right Right Get Alerts
Alyssa King 33 1B, 3B Right Right Get Alerts

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