HC Elite wins twice in opening tournament


Harlan County Elite is comprised of sixth-graders from around the county. Team members include, from left: Aiselyn Sexton, Taylynn Napier, Vanessa Griffith, Shasta Brackett, Kelsie Middleton, Raegan Landa, Jaycee Simpson and Kenadee Sturgill; not pictured: Addy Davis. The team finished second in a tournament at Kingsport over the weekend.

Harlan County Elite, a team featuring several of the county’s top sixth-graders, made an impressive debut with two wins Saturday at London.
Jaycee Simpson and Vanessa Griffith scored eight each to lead HC Elite in a 27-22 victory over Clay County.
Griffith scored 14 and Aiselyn Sexton added nine as HC Elite routed Richmond Heat 53-10.
HC Elite (27) – Jaycee Simpson 8, Vanessa Griffith 8, Shasta Brackett 5, Taylynn Napier 2, Aiselyn Sexton 2, Kelsie Middleton 2.
Clay County (22) – No scoring information available.
HC Elite (53) – Vanessa Griffith 14, Aiselyn Sexton 9, Raegan Landa 8, Kelsie Middleton 8, Shasta Brackett 5, Kenadee Sturgill 4, Taylynn Napier 3, Jaycee Simpson 2.
Richmond Heat (10) – No scoring information available.