By DAVID HUNTER
The regular season is nearing the finish line for the Cannon County athletic teams. Some of them this week enjoyed success for the first time, while others are playing hard but falling short in the win column.
CCHS Cross County- The Lions and Lionettes keep rolling along in their quest to advance back to the TSSAA State Meet in a few weeks from now. On September 13, the Lionettes finished first, again, while the Lions were runner-up in Cookeville.
Fast forward one week later, the Lionettes won again this time in Normandy at Arrowhead Ranch with Hannah Whited winning the overall, Isabella Russo was second and Madison Gaither was fourth. The Lions finished in the bronze position during the same meet with Austin Duggin completing the race in third.
CCHS Volleyball- This past week, the Lionettes played four matches in three consecutive days. On Sept. 19, the Lionettes played a tri-match in Watertown against the host and Westmoreland. Those matches are only best of three sets, and Lionettes were swept 2-0 in both contests.
A day later, CCHS was swept in three sets to neighboring rival Warren County. The Lionettes finished out the week with a three sets to none loss to Webb School.
However, the junior varsity got in the win column for the first time this season with a come-from-behind two sets to one win over Webb last Wednesday. "Coach Hale told us after the first set to just calm down, we got it and we knew we could do it," Madelyn Hale said (no relation).