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Welcome New EHS Principal!

ECS and EHS welcome new principal, Jon Minton!

Volunteer SignUp for our Back to School Bash BackToSchool

We're looking for Volunteers for the Back To School Bash!

LaPorte Sports Complex nears completion New sign

BY AMBER WADOVICK, Elizabethton Star

The LaPorte Sports Complex is just about complete. All the city needs now is time for the grass to grow.

Betsy Book Bus gears up for second season Carla Whiles and Becky Wagner at Bus

Beginning June 11, the Betsy Book Bus will hit the road for the second season of its summer program. The bus will be distributing free books to children and teens in 13 different neighborhoods and programs across Elizabethton. The program will run for five weeks this summer to help local students build their home libraries and get excited about reading.

Elizabethton High School juniors release podcast about local veteran/teacher Students with Fetzer

BY AMBER WADOVICK, Elizabethton Star

While some podcasts were winning awards at national competitions and changing listeners’ perspectives of entire towns, others were seemingly more subtle, telling the stories of people right next door to them and gleaning the lessons those people have acquired during their hundred years of life.

EHS Honors Summer Reading Assignments

Summer reading assignments for Honors English I, II, and III are posted! 

Brilee Culbert named Carter County 4-H June Dairy Month Chairman

NASHVILLE — Brilee Culbert has been named the 2019 June Dairy Month Chairman for Carter County.

Elizabethton’s Roberts All State with eighth place finish in shot put Jasmine Roberts

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

MURFREESBORO—Thursday was the first day of the TSSAA Spring Fling Track and Field Championships for Large Schools at the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

Operation Valedictorian: Elizabethton High School's dual graduation speakers Molly Tipton

BY JONATHAN ROBERTS, Johnson City Press

Elizabethton High School may not name a valedictorian, but that doesn’t mean the school is short on students with impressive resumes.

Three Cyclones qualify for Tennessee National team Deuce Morton, Hunter Morrell, and Joseph Kechter

BY NIC MILLER, Elizabethton Star

With many spring sports beginning to wrap up this time of year, the Elizabethton High School wrestling team is still accomplishing great things.

New Elizabethton senior dual enrollment course to focus on college, life skills Group Photo of Milligan and EHS people

Beginning with the Class of 2020, seniors at Elizabethton High School (EHS) will be enrolled in a new course designed to teach postsecondary success skills. The course, “Success! Skills for Excelling in College and Life,” will be co-taught by EHS teachers and Milligan College professors. Students enrolled will receive three hours of college dual enrollment credit.

Tennessee Class AA Mr. Baseball finalist Elizabethton’s Dailey pegged as one of three finalists for Mr. Baseball Matthew Dailey

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

The Elizabethton Cyclone baseball team has been in the hunt for a state baseball championship for the last three seasons and a big part of that has been the play of senior Matthew Dailey who has seven wins from the mound as well as playing solidly at first and third base.

Sophomore recognized by ETSU, Niswonger for teaching coding in summer STEM camps Richard Kitzmiller, Veronica Watson, Matt Desjardins, Sheri Nelson

If you asked a high school student what his or her summer plans are, you probably wouldn't expect to hear Veronica Watson’s response – teaching teens computer coding.

Student podcasters share their experience, advice with MIT Instructional Designers Todd McKeehan group

Podcasting is now becoming a staple across industries – even in education. This week, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Instructional Design Team looks to incorporate it into their studies, they sought the advice of Elizabethton High School students.

Elizabethton High School hosts 2019 Spring Choral Concert Choir

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

A large gathering of friends and family gathered inside the A.L.”John” Treadway Gymnasium on Sunday for the 2019 Spring Choral Concert presented by the Elizabethton High School Choral Department under the direction of Mrs. Deborah Gouge.

FFA rebuilds trails at Sycamore Shoals with grant funding Students shoveling rock

On Wednesday, the Elizabethton FFA Chapter along with help from friends shoveled and spread 3 tons of rock along the trails of the Sycamore Shoals Master Gardener’s native Tennessee garden.

Cyclones win third straight district baseball title Jacob Mullins

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press 

Elizabethton went undefeated in the regular season, and the district tournament was no different.

High school trains students to fill national pilot shortage

BY CALEB PERHNE, WCYB

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — The demand is growing for airline pilots while the number of pilots available is shrinking.

EHS students win national NPR Student Podcast Challenge Students with teachers and Mayor

National Public Radio recently announced four Elizabethton High School juniors as the winners of the inaugural nationwide NPR Student Podcast Challenge. The contest was open to middle and high school students, and judges received nearly 6,000 submissions – about half of which were from high school students.

Too much to handle…Unicoi County defeats Lady Cyclones in District 1-AA softball softball

BY NIC MILLER, Elizabethton Star

BLUFF CITY— After a blowout win against Sullivan Central Thursday night, the Lady Cyclones traveled back to Sullivan East Friday to take on the number-one seed Unicoi County Lady Blue Devils.

Can’t touch this…Cyclones Carter blows through Blue Devils in 6-0 win Evan Carter

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

JOHNSON CITY— Even though there was some rain that fell during Sunday evening’s District 1-AA baseball tournament being played at TVA Credit Union Ballpark, the only wind that was felt was that coming from the pitching mound area where Evan Carter was standing tall.

Open House highlights student projects throughout school Madison Townsend

Student presentations and displays highlighted projects from throughout the year at Monday's Open House at EHS. Students were proud to share their work from immersive project-based learning (PBL) courses, but also from PBL coursework in their core classes. 

Lady Cyclones pull away late taking district tourney win, 12-2 Bunt

BY NIC MILLER, Elizabethton Star

BLUFF CITY— The Elizabethton Lady Cyclone softball team was back in action Thursday night at Sullivan East High School as they kicked off the District 1-AA softball tournament against the Sullivan Central Lady Cougars.

Annual Open House Invite

Community invited to student-led EHS Open House Monday

Cyclone seniors honored before Boone game Matthew Dailey

By Elizabethton Star

Tuesday was a bittersweet day for the 2019 Elizabethton Cyclone baseball team as four seniors made their final home appearance in regular-season play and were recognized along with their parents.

Here Are The Winners Of The NPR Student Podcast Challenge Student Podcast Challenge Winners design

BY STEVE DRUMMOND & CLARE LOMBARDO, National Public Radio

What happened to a circus elephant in the small East Tennessee town of Erwin a century ago, and what are the people there today doing about it

Region’s outstanding young students to be recognized tonight at inaugural event

BY MATTHEW LANE, Kingsport Times-News

KINGSPORT — Our region has some truly exceptional young students.

'Recruit Betsy' a win-win for prospective educators, EHS Josh Boatman interviewing a prospective teacher.

Elizabethton High School hosted an inaugural teacher recruitment event Tuesday designed to showcase the school’s vision and to attract future teachers. The purpose is not to fill currently open positions – there are few available – but to develop a short-list of innovative educators whose teaching styles align with EHS’ mission to design the high school of the future.

Elizabethton FFA places 4th in state Nursery & Landscape Career Development Event Group Photo

On April 26th, Nathan Batchelder, Cheyenne Bowers, Heather Estep, and  Maddie Jaynes --members of the Elizabethton FFA -- placed 4th in the Tennessee State Nursery and Landscape Career Development Event! This contest tested them on landscape estimation, identification, general knowledge, written customer assistance, propagation, and a team activity.

Lady Cyclones to honor fallen teammates Jersey

By Elizabethton Star

Once a Lady Cyclone softball player—always a Lady Cyclone softball player.

Setting the example…Lady Cyclone seniors laying a roadmap for rest of team Softball Girls

BY NIC MILLER, Elizabethton Star

As springtime approaches, people in the Elizabethton community always look forward to Cyclone baseball as well as keeping an eye on the talented Lady Cyclones softball team that continues to build on their tradition of excellence.

Signing Mr. Intangible…Elizabethton’s Corey Russell signs on to be a two-sport athlete at Centre College Corey Russell

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

Anyone that has ever been around Corey Russell knows that the talented Elizabethton Cyclone athlete is not about fanfare whether it’s on the football gridiron or the baseball diamond.

Elizabethton, Carter County students travel to Johnson City for Special Olympics Wheelchair Race

BY AMBER WADOVICK, Elizabethton Star

This was a different kind of field trip. Instead of going to the zoo and looking at animals or checking out a government building, students across Elizabethton and Carter County got out of school to do sports they often have no access to, and for many, it was a trip they had heavily anticipated for a long time.

Senior Night showdown…Lady Cyclones hold off Lady Warriors in dramatic fashion, 15-12 Seniors

BY NIC MILLER, Elizabethton Star

Elizabethton softball was back at home for Senior Night on Tuesday at Elizabethton High School as the Lady Cyclones took on Happy Valley.

Cyclones celebrate 100th baseball team, Alumni Night kids

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

Monday evening was a special evening at Joe O’Brien Field as the 100th year of Cyclone baseball was recognized as well as former alumni were in attendance to celebrate being a part of the baseball program at Elizabethton.

Elizabethton Cyclones remain unbeaten in Three Rivers Conference Cyclones

BY KENNY HAWKINS, WJHL

In the Three Rivers Conference, the Elizabethton Cyclones have been unbeatable this season. So far, they're 11-0, 19-5 overall.

FFA places 4th in Envirothon Group Photo

On April 18, Elizabethton High School FFA students placed 4th in the NCRS Envirothon Competition. They were tested on their knowledge of forestry, wildlife, aquatics, soils and a current agricultural issue.

Marking a century of baseball… Elizabethton celebrating milestone against Central Monday evening Old photo

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

Monday will be a special day for the Elizabethton Cyclone baseball program as the 2019 team represents the 100th team to participate on the diamond in the history of baseball at Elizabethton High School.

Making one last stand…Cyclones senior Four Horsemen lead by example on and off the field Evan Perkins, Lawson Wagner, Matthew Dailey, and Corey Russell

BY NIC MILLER, Elizabethton Star 

The Elizabethton Cyclone baseball team is having a spectacular season this year, and much of it has to do with the success of four seniors.

Abbie Addington selected for 20 Under 20 Abbie Addington receiving award

Appalachian Highlands 20 Under 20 highlights students who have shown an affinity for science, math, engineering, and have leadership, community service, and entrepreneurial skills. Abbie Addington was selected by Counseling to represent EHS.

Students submit 11 podcasts to NPR Student Podcast Challenge Todd McKeehan's mother expresses gratitude for the podcast.

Students have far exceeded expectations in a recent assignment to create a podcast that tells a community story. The podcasts were recently submitted to the National Public Radio (NPR) Student Podcast Challenge, and they count for a grade in the Integrated English III and US History classes at Elizabethton High School. Winning submissions will air on NPR’s Morning Edition or All Things Considered and will be announced this month.

Lady Cyclones sweep Johnson Co. in TRC doubleheader Softball

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

Kira Dillard led off the bottom of the sixth with a double to left field. Autumn Hensley followed suit by lacing a single to put Lady Cyclones at second and third after taking advantage of a poor throw from the Lady Longhorn left fielder.

Beyond the Books Our Library

Read this student's celebration of libraries for National Library Month!

Dailey, Cyclones shut down Blue Devils pitcher

BY JEFF BIRCHFIELD, Johnson City Press

ERWIN — To say the Elizabethton baseball team is currently on a roll is an understatement.

Going to the woodshed…Cyclones smash Sullivan South in key TRC showdown, 16-1 Evan Carter

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

It has been a week that the Elizabethton Cyclones have been waiting on as something was going to have to give at the top of the Three Rivers Conference baseball race as every game from here on out is going to be huge to who gets the top seed when the district tournament rolls around.

Elizabethton FFA to compete at state after placing 2nd in region four students

On April 13, four Elizabethton FFA members placed 2nd in the East TN Regional Nursery and Landscape Career Development Event. The students are Nathan Batchelder, Cheyenne Bowers, Heather Estep, and Maddie Jaynes.

Elizabethton's Russell Commits to Centre College Corey Russell

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

It looks like Elizabethton’s Mr. Do-It-All has pinpointed where he is going to play college football.

Top Ten Percent of Class of 2019 recognized at Elizabethton banquet Top 10 Percent Class of 2019

Few high school honors compare to being named among the academic top 10 percent of your graduating class. On Monday night, 33 Elizabethton High school students were recognized at the school’s Top Ten Percent Banquet.

Drama students place among best in District Competition

This weekend, EHS Advanced Drama participated in the Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League (THSSDL) District Competition in Johnson City.

‘Like a Girl’ club completing its first year Taylor Long and Abby Markly

BY KEVIN GREEN, Elizabethton Star

The Like a Girl club at T.A. Dugger Jr. High School (TAD) is closing out its first year since its inception in the Fall of 2018.

Elizabethton Key Club receives several awards at K-T District Convention Students

Elizabethton High School Key Club recently attended the Kentucky-Tennessee District Convention where they received both individual and club awards. 

Morgan Hyatt, Brilee Culbert receive State FFA Degrees Students

Six members of Elizabethton FFA Chapter attended the Tennessee State FFA Convention on March 24-27 with the club's faculty advisor Carrie Lykins. Students Brilee Culbert and Morgan Hyatt were awarded their State FFA Degrees, which is the highest achievement a member can receive. We are incredibly proud of their accomplishment, as only about 10 percent of FFA members will receive this degree. 

‘She doesn’t quit’ EHS freshman earns Tennessee Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award Hollifield

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

To learn what kind of person Elizabethton High School freshman Kaylee Hollifield is, one only needs to look at her years of community service.

Elizabethton sweeps Happy Valley in double header Both Teams

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

On an evening where a battle more important than baseball was the highlight of the night, the Elizabethton Cyclones remained perfect in Three Rivers Conference play by taking a pair from Happy Valley after Monday night’s contest was washed out.

Brickey, Whitaker going strong at Walters State Brickey Whitaker

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

The Walters State Community College softball team has won 12 of its last 16 games and just ended a six-game win streak after losing to Volunteer State Community College, 6-4, Saturday.

Parents get greater access to school news, events with new Elizabethton City Schools mobile app Icon

News, events, and frequently visited web pages are now just a click away with the new Elizabethton City Schools mobile application.

Elizabethton alum, trauma medical director with Pulse Nightclub victims says growing up in small town enhanced his opportunities (Left to right) Students Liza Raketska and Levi Shingleton have interviewed Dr. Joey Ibrahim over the last few weeks and plan to submit his story in the NPR Student Podcast Challenge. Thursday was their first meeting in person.

Growing up in a small town can make opportunities seem limited. But EHS alumnus Dr. Joseph Ibrahim visited history and health science students Thursday with a different message.

McClaskey signs with King College for bass fishing Hunter McClasky

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

It can be said that Elizabethton High School student Hunter McClaskey is a pioneer.

EHS students fundraising to send local boy to Disney World

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

Five Elizabethton High School students have a goal.

EHS students reach out to community to update Douglas School mural Will Carter Caleb Metro

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

Elizabethton High School senior Will Bowers has a vision.

Cyclones favored in Three Rivers baseball Evan Carter

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press

Carrying the momentum of an appearance in last year’s Class AA state baseball tournament, Elizabethton was the pick to win the Three Rivers title this season.

EHS student project yields new soccer locker room Community Improvement students (left to right) Maggie Johnson, Jaxton Holly, Nico Ashley, Evan Carter, and Kaylen Shell cut the ribbon on the new soccer locker room.

Elizabethton High School soccer players were elated Tuesday to tour their new locker room, which was the result of a student-led Community Improvement Class project. After several months of planning, fundraising, and working in the building, they cut the ribbon and opened the new facility.

FBLA Students bring home awards from State Leadership Conference EHS Students

Elizabethton High School and T. A. Dugger Junior High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students attended the State FBLA Leadership Conference this week and brought home several awards. 

Elizabethton City Schools offers community Water Aerobics classes weekly

Tired of not having the energy to function during the day? Need a way to relieve stress? Want to be more fit? Reduce your blood pressure? Increase your muscular strength and endurance? Have a healthier, stronger heart?

Carter, Wagner hurl two-hit shutout over East to open 2019 campaign Evan Carter

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

Even though the evening temperature at the end of Monday night’s high school season-opening baseball game at Joe O’Brien Field was hovering around 41 degrees, the game itself was hotter than a bowl of sliced Jalapeno peppers doused with Texas Pete.

ETSBOA Solo & Ensemble students excel Trombone students

Several T. A. Dugger Junior High School and Elizabethton High School band students participated in the East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Solo & Ensemble Festival held at Chuckey Doak High School on March 2. They were all awarded medals for receiving a Superior or Excellent rating. A large number of students prepared solos and small ensemble pieces for the event, and Elizabethton had the most students participate of any other schools in attendance.

New business partnership Career POP to help Elizabethton students identify, prepare for their dream jobs Photo of business professionals

It’s not uncommon for students to graduate college, begin a job in their chosen field, and realize it’s not at all what they expected. To help students get familiar with real job opportunities and what a day of work will be like in various fields, Elizabethton High School has launched a new partnership with local businesses called Career POP (Possibility – Opportunity – Partnership).

High Schools from Memphis to Knoxville Participate in UT Arts Academy WELDING ART

BY UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE NEWS

For nearly two decades, UT’s School of Art has provided high school students from across Tennessee the opportunity to spend a full day working hands-on with artists in a university environment.

Elizabethton High School celebrates high-achieving seniors with billboard display ACT 30+ students

BY ANDREW WADOVIC, Elizabethton Star

Taking a national exam without passing out is often an accomplishment in itself. Scoring significantly above the state average is another, but being able to broadcast your accomplishments to the entire city on a massive sign is a feat on its own level.

Enjoying the ride: Lady Cyclones shave Lady Panthers in regional opener, 49-32 Kaylen Shell

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

For most of the 2018-2019 basketball season, the Elizabethton Lady Cyclones were suffering one bump in the road after another, but the last five games have been like cruising the Pacific Coast Highway with the top down as the Lady Cyclones rolled to their fifth straight victory with a win over Cumberland Gap in the opening round of the Class AA Regional inside John Treadway Gym.

8th Grade Parent Night / CTE Open House March 7

We are having an 8th grade parent night for upcoming freshmen to explore the opportunities of CTE and to pick up their 9th grade  registration packet.

Students place highly in Career Quest Shark Tank Students at event

Congratulations to EHS students who placed highly in a regional business contest!

Read Across America Day / Dr. Seuss' Birthday East Side Students

Many of our students celebrated Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss' birthday by dressing like their favorite book characters and reading together.

Lady Cyclones end season to Grainger Kaylen Shell

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

After a triumphant run through the district tournament, the Lady Cyclones fell to Grainger, 50-42, Monday night inside the Happy Valley High School.

Cyclones dunk Grainger in regional quarterfinals Nico Ashley

BY JOE AVENTO, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON — Eric Wilson was surprised when Nico Ashley threw down a dunk that changed the momentum of the Region 1-AA basketball quarterfinals. He wasn’t as surprised at the dunk as he was at his own pass.

Morton claims state title, Cyclones place six Team Photo with medals

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

When you are ranked at No. 1 there is usually a lot of weight on your shoulders.

Elizabethton High freshman named Boys and Girls Club Youth of Year Kylee Evans

BY JOHN THOMPSON, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON — Kylee Evans was selected Saturday as the 2019 Youth of the Year for the Boys and Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County.

It didn’t come easy: Cyclones claim District 1-AA in overtime thriller over South, 50-45 Team Photo

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

The game was worthy of a district championship as the Elizabethton Cyclones and Sullivan South Rebels exchanged volley for volley.

ECS tuition application: online for grades K-8, in person for grades 9-12

Parents interested in their children attending Elizabethton City Schools as new tuition students should apply online in the Cyclone Connection for grades K-8 or in person for grades 9-12. 

Elizabethton completes surprising district run with title Kaitlin Bailey

BY JOHNNY WILSON, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON — After the way the last week or so had gone down, did anyone really think that upstart Elizabethton wouldn’t go ahead and win the District 1-AA girls basketball tournament Monday when it met Sullivan South?

Elizabethton teams advance to district championships

By Elizabethton Star

The Lady Cyclones are clicking at the right time.

Cyclones reach title game by beating Unicoi Evan Perkins

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON — Unicoi County had Elizabethton’s attention with its recent run of success, and the Cyclones also had a reminder of last year’s finish.

Lady Cyclones advance past Happy Valley Star Photo

BY ALLEN LAMOUNTAIN, Elizabethton Star

Elizabethton Lady Cyclones guard Torrie Roberts led a fourth-quarter charge that saw EHS push past Happy Valley in the District 1-AA quarterfinal at Bayless gym on Thursday night.

Cyclones sending nine to state Back row, left to right, Kilroy Hill, Chris Taylor, Deuce Morton, Joseph Kechter, and Andrew Fontanez. Front row, left to right, Heath Owens, Holden Roaten, Tyesha Thomas, and Hunter Morrell.

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

It has been another productive year for the Elizabethton High School wrestling teams.

Lady Cyclones, Devils moving on to region

BY ALLEN LAMOUNTAIN, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON—Prior to postseason play, Elizabethton had produced only seven victories. Win number eight vaulted the Lady Cyclones to a berth in the regional tournament.

Knights of Columbus provide seed money for special education program’s market garden From back left: Mike Hupko, George Bratton, Bob Peoples, Richard Barker, Dave Olson, Lucas Andrews, Richard VanHuss, Grand Knight Bob Gamache, and Tom Manning

Students in the special education program at Elizabethton High School will begin cultivating plants for their new market garden, thanks to a donation by the Knights of Columbus Council 10743. Their instructor, Lucas Andrews, said they are hoping to partner with restaurants who will be able to use the microgreens and figs they grow.

At the Next Level: Brickey hits the field at Walters State Lauren Brickey

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

The Walters State Lady Senators are five games into the 2019 season, and former Lady Cyclones standout Lauren Brickey is a part of the lineup.

Elizabethton students' artwork breathes life into downtown Breezeway

BY CURTIS CARDEN, WJHL

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) - Recent visitors to downtown Elizabethton will notice colorful barn quilts and corresponding personal stories on display in the breezeway.

District basketball tournament time is here

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press

With the 2018-19 regular season vanishing, postseason play begins Monday.

2019 Elizabethton Basketball Homecoming Queen Emily Peters

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

Elizabethton senior cheerleader Emily Peters was crowned the 2019 Elizabethton Basketball Homecoming Queen on Friday night January 25th at halftime of the boys game against visiting Happy Valley. Peters escort for the festivities was senior basketball player Eric Wilson. Last year’s queen, Camryn Koroma, crowned Peters.

Save Our Stories: students preserve local veterans' personal stories

Students from Elizabethton High School recently worked on a project in which they had to write profile pieces on local veterans in the community. The Elizabethton Star will be publishing one piece a day, highlighting both the work these veterans have put into their communities and the students who have spent time and energy telling their stories.

Cyclones' Jennings, Blue Devils' Strother join Division I ranks Students

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ & JEFF BIRCHFIELD, Johnson City Press

Elizabethton’s Garrett Jennings and Unicoi County’s Brett Strother signed with NCAA Division I football programs Wednesday.

Meet the students behind downtown Elizabethton's newest art/storytelling display Saturday, Feb. 9 Barn Quilt

Recent visitors to downtown Elizabethton will notice colorful barn quilts and corresponding personal stories on display in the breezeway. These are the culmination of a student-organized K-12 storytelling and art contest in Elizabethton City Schools called East TN Tuff Tales.

Thomas claims region title, turns attention to state tournament Tyesha

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

Elizabethton High School sophomore Tyesha Thomas is just in her second year as a wrestler for the Cyclones.

Back-2-School Bash organizers invite sponsors, partners Student wearing backpack

Planning is underway for the 4th annual Elizabethton Back-2-School Bash, and organizers are calling on the community to get involved as sponsors, partners in the resource fair, and volunteers.

Seniors improve scores, access additional college funding with free ACT retake

Elizabethton High School seniors again participated in the state’s free ACT Retake, with 40 percent of participants improving their scores. More than a quarter of the current senior class will graduate with a higher score as a result of this opportunity, which was provided at no cost by the Tennessee Department of Education.

Two Carter County athletes commit to play collegiate ball

BY BRYCE PHILLIPS, Elizabethton Star

Both Elizabethton’s Carter Everett and Happy Valley’s Michael Harrah have chosen as to where they will compete in collegiate football.

Teachers of the Year announced!

Congratulations to all Elizabethton teachers of the year! 

Baseball auction could be source of basketball dream tickets for Vol fans

BY JOHN THOMPSON, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON — With the University of Tennessee currently top ranked in the Associated Press men’s basketball poll, there are fans searching for tickets to the Final Four tournament.

Cyclones roll to 59-39 win over Happy Valley behind Ashley’s 23 Photo by Star

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

Even with all the beautiful young ladies and their escorts on hand for Homecoming 2019, the Elizabethton and Happy Valley basketball game didn’t exactly start out on a stunning note for either team as the distractions of the evening may have had something to play into it.

High school roundup: Cyclones down Warriors in Three Rivers battle  Elizabethton's Nico Ashley goes up for a jumper over Happy Valley's Bryce Carter in Friday's game.

BY JEFF BIRCHIFIELD, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON — Nico Ashley netted a game-high 23 points as Elizabethton used a big second half to pull away from Happy Valley for a 59-39 win in Three Rivers Conference action at Treadway Gymnasium.

Elizabethton High School building archives for student research Joe Penza and Dustin Hensley, photo by John Thompson

BY JOHN THOMPSON, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON — Part of nearly every high school student’s educational experience is the writing of research papers. While this is important experience for future college courses and future jobs after college, there may not be enough primary sources to meet the needs of all these students.

Students from all Elizabethton schools qualify for auditioned state musical groups

Several students across the district have recently qualified for auditioned choral and instrumental groups at the state level. On behalf of the Elizabethton Board of Education, Board Chair Rita Booher congratulates each of these students and their instructors.

ECS celebrates School Board Appreciation Week Jan. 20-26 Board PIcture

ELIZABETHTON - January 20-26, 2019 is School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee. This week helps build awareness and understanding of the vital functions our locally elected boards of education play in our community. Elizabethton City Schools is joining public school districts from across the state to celebrate School Board Appreciation Week and honor local board members for their commitment to Elizabethton and its children.

Key Club and Future Farmers of America join forces at Elizabethton High School to prepare a summer of flowers for Ivy Hall residents Photo by John Thompson, JC Press

BY JOHN THOMPSON, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON — Thursday afternoon was the coldest day yet this January, but a group of Elizabethton High School students were out in that cold, getting ready for spring.

Cyclones overcome Science Hill Photo by Douglas Fritz

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press

ELIZABETHTON — It has been an impressive season for Elizabethton, and beating Science Hill added something a little extra to the mix.

Cyclones storm from behind to top Rebels

BY GENE RENFRO, Johnson City Press

KINGSPORT — Elizabethton was definitely down, but the Cyclones blew back for a 58-54 basketball win at Sullivan South on Friday night.

Late rally keeps Cyclones in TRC driver’s seat

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

The Elizabethton Cyclones are finding that being the point man in the Three River’s Conference is a challenging spot to be in as night in and night out the bull’s eye is directly focused on taking the Cyclones down.

High school basketball stat leaders

BY DOUGLAS FRITZ, Johnson City Press

Johnson County’s Blake Atwood is at the top for the first week of the high school basketball statistical leaders.

New Community Partners Coordinator to expand partnership network, communication at EHS Maggie Donnellan

Welcome Maggie Donnellan, Bartleby Community Partners Coordinator for Elizabethton High School. Donnellan graduated from Furman University in May 2018 (Roll Dins!) and is so pleased to be starting her next chapter here in Elizabethton.

Cyclones, Bears tangle with mixed results

BY IVAN SANDERS, Elizabethton Star

The Elizabethton Cyclones boarded the bus for Big Stone Gap, Virginia hoping to pick up a win before Christmas as they tangled with the Union Bears in roundball hoops play.