Clinton County players getting recognition from off-season play

Posted March 21, 2018 at 9:03 am


Lake Cumberland Extreme (LCE) is a club volleyball team composed of many talented young ladies from Wayne, Clinton, McCreary and Pulaski counties. Together, they have been practicing and playing since November and have poured their hearts and souls into the success of this team. The four girls from Clinton that are on the team are, Kayli Hadley, Autumn McCutchen, Taylor Cross and Brittney Stearns.

On January 20, the team traveled to Gatlinburg, Tennessee to participate in the 2018 Smoky Mountain Challenge. They fought their way to the Gold Bracket and finished 5th overall.

Their second tournament was also in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. On February 17, these competitive young ladies participated in the Queen of the Mountain at Rocky Top Sports World. LCE swept through the first day of play with a 3-0 record and landed their deserved spot in the Gold Bracket once again. They finished in second place with a silver medal and a great feeling of accomplishment.

LCE took on a third tournament in March called the 2018 Southeast Pre-Qualifier in Knoxville, Tennessee. Here they battled teams from all over the southern United States and earned a reputable spot in the final four.

Most recently, LCE traveled to Lindsey Wilson College on March 17, to participate in the Blue Raider. Classic. The girls gave their best performance on those courts and came out on top winning the Gold Bracket against talented teams from Louisville, Owensboro, Illinois, and Indiana.

LCE’s next tournament will be on April 28 in Knoxville, Tennessee in a tournament called Showdown in the Smokies. They are looking forward to bringing home another medal to cap off a successful season.

As the 17U team finishes up their season, Lake Cumberland Extreme is now excited to announce the beginning of a younger team that will be composed of another bunch of young ladies that are 15 and under. These girls will showcase their talents on April 28th in Sevierville, Tennessee.