The 2014 spring sports season will get underway for high school teams across Tennessee Monday afternoon.
Baseball, softball, boys’ soccer, tennis and track-and-field teams play their seasons during the months of March and April.
Locally, a full slate of action begins on Monday and Tuesday, with Oneida fielding teams in baseball, softball and soccer, while Scott High will field teams in baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and track-and-field.
The county also fields a district-wide softball and baseball team for middle school players, while each middle school fields its own boys and girls soccer teams.
Oneida Middle School fields teams for soccer, baseball and softball.
Once again in 2014, Oneida’s baseball and softball teams will play all their games at the Bear Creek Sports Complex. Lights were added to the fields there during the off-season to allow for night games. With the addition of the lights, Oneida will host the post-season District 4-A tournament, which is slated for the beginning of May. The Indians were to have hosted the tournament in 2013, but grant money was slow to be released and the lights could not be installed in time.
Hosting the tournament is important; Oneida’s baseball team is expected to be a front-runner for its second district championship in as many years, while the Lady Indians’ softball team is expected to be a strong contender in district play as well.
Oneida Middle will also play its baseball and softball games at Bear Creek.
Oneida’s soccer games will be played at Jane Terry Hoffman Field at Oneida Elementary School.
All of Scott High’s baseball, softball and soccer games will be played at the athletic complex on the campus of Scott High School. Home tennis matches will be played at Roane State Community College.
Merry Carson is once again Scott High’s one-person tennis team. In 2013, Carson became the first varsity tennis player to represent the Highlanders since Lisa Marie Lewallen in 2000.
For a complete day-by-day schedule of spring sporting events, visit www.ihoneida.com.