First Tourney of 2016 is Upon Us!
It is nearly time to open our 2016 season. We will be playing in several locations in the foothills of Wartburg, Coalfield, Oliver Springs, etc. This is beautiful country and we have really grown to enjoy spending time there the past few years at these new tourneys. Please find attached the "Tourney Machine" link for this tournament.
This is a "live" link, so any changes to the schedule will show up immediately. Remember that all gametimes are listed according to where the games are played. This week, the gametimes are EASTERN TIME ZONE, so plan accordingly.
Best of luck to all the teams and ROLL THUNDER!
Updated Schedule for Thunder Basketball this Week (March 23 - 27)
Pink, White, and Red teams will practice Monday and Tuesday 5:00-6:30pm at SMHS.
Black team and High School team will practice Monday and Tuesday from 6:30-8:00.
Thunder High School Teams Tryouts Set
No Practice/Open Gyms on March 5th
All activities canceled for March 5th because of weather and road conditions.
2015 Crossville Thunder Black
* These players made the team, but roster will expand with supplemental tryout.
Head Coach: TBD
2015 Crossville Thunder Red
Head Coach: TBD
2015 Crossville Thunder White
Kayla Conley ...
Head Coach: TBD
2015 Crossville Thunder Pink
Lindsey WrightGrace Baldwin
Head Coach: Heather Neal
Important Update - Roster Selections Delayed
Crossville Thunder teams (4th-8th grades) will be posted NEXT Sunday, March 1st. I am posting from my phone as we have had no power since the ice storm. We have not had an opportunity to meet and settle details on rosters and coaches because of the weather. We anticipate finding a place for everyone that came to tryouts. Sorry for the delay.
Thank you you for your patience.
6th Grade Strawberry Jam Results
Although our girls did not take away the championship they still played their best the whole day, even when the tournament didnt end for them till almost . The girls lost their 1st game, came back and won their second game. Then we found out that they got their third game at around 10p.m. and our girls pulled their socks up and delivered another victory.
After that game, everyone found out about a 4th game that was to take place immediately. Once again our 6th Grade Troopers pulled up their socks and and gave their coach a 110% effort that turned out to be just not quite enough for another victory and sadly the Strawberry Jam ended for the 6th grade Girls just a little before midnight on Saturday.
- article and photos courtesy of Michael Wirth
6th Grade - Greenwave Tournament Results
Last weekend, Crossville Thunder 6th grade girls traveled to Dayton, Tennessee, for the Greenwave Tournament hoping to take home the medal.
The first game was against Triple Threat Blue. The game was neck and neck and tied in the last minute of the game. Everyone was thinking the game was going into overtime until #33 Page Dailey put up a basket for the win in the last few seconds. The girls won with a final score of 15 to 13.
The second game the girls brought in another victory with a score of 28 to 19.
The last game of the day was also a victory with a close game against Cleveland, TN. The girls were behind 1 point until #3 Lauren Tabor sunk a two-pointer, ending the game with a score of 17 to 16.
The girls continue to show improvement with each tournament and are starting to play more as a team. The girls were able to get some bonding time together as a team with some ice-cream and football time outside between games. It was a happy day!
article and photos courtesy of April Conatser
6th Grade -- Smokey Mountain Bash Results
Crossville Thunder 6th grade girls traveled to Pigeon Forge this past weekend for the Smokey Mountain Bash.
In their first game, they faced off with Pigeon Forge Lady Tigers. The girls played tough but were defeated with the score of 29-41. The top shooter for that game was #2 Kara Davis with a total of 11 points.
The girls played NView Academy Lady Cougars in their second matchup of the weekend. Thunder started off ahead in the first half but the Cougars came back and won by 2 in a heartbreaking overtime. The final score was 22-24. The top shooter in the game was #31 Bailey Hicks with a total of 6 points.
The final game was against Carolina Blue Devils. Thunder was defeated 25-38. The top shooter was #2 Kara Davis with a total of 10 points.
The girls are showing improvement each tournament. They are playing hard and enjoying the game.
-- article courtesy of April Conatser
Facebook Group and New Photos 5th Grade
Crossville Thunder now has a Facebook group! If you would like to see all the photos and get scores and other news not reported on this website, click here and request to be a part of the group.
There are new photos for the 5th grade team from this weekend (April 4-6), courtesy of Scott Amonette.
King of the Mountain Tournament -- 3rd Grade
Last weekend, the 3rd Grade team battled against the Dale Hollow Lakers. The girls played hard and are showing great improvement from practice to practice. The game was scrappy and well-fought, but the Thunder girls fell short in the end. We hope the team will continue to work hard and give their all during games. It sure is fun to watch!