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CHAMPS! Lady Red claim first regular season district title since 1986-87

The Cocke County High School Lady Red celebrate their regular season District 2-AAA crown on Friday night. The regular season championship is a first for a CCHS girls basketball team since the 1986-87 campaign. CCHS will await a semifinal matchup in next Friday’s semifinal round of the District 2-AAA tournament at 5:30 p.m. at Seymour High School.
Published: 9:25 PM, 02/09/2013

Author: Caleb Chrisman
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-The Cocke County Lady Red claimed their first regular season district championship since the 1986-87 season after a 55-26 victory over South Doyle on Friday.

The Lady Red had already clinched the number one seed in the upcoming District 2-AAA tournament which begins next week, but the win on Friday capped off what has been an outstanding year under first year head coach Jeremy Byrd.

"I had a vision. We have exceeded that vision and expectations," Byrd said. "We're beyond where my goal was. I'm just at a loss for words now. I just can't express how proud I am of these girls and how hard they've worked. I just think the world of them. They're just a good group of girls."

"I look at other teams and I see the way they act and these girls are so disciplined and respectful towards me. They do anything I ask them to do and they don't talk back. It makes a coaches job a lot easier when you have coachable kids," Byrd said.

For the full story, see the February 9-10 Weekend Edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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