York Sweeps Bledsoe County in 5AA Play

By Michael Lindsay


The York Institute Dragons and Dragonettes cruised to two dominant District 5AA victories Friday evening as they swept Bledsoe County. The girls won 86-10 before the boys won by an 86-33 final.

In the girls game, York’s Emy Crabtree posted 23 points to lead the Dragonettes (19-2, 3-0) to a dominant District 5AA victory. Ellie Leffew posted 14 points along with 12 by Gabby Beaty and 10 from Reese Beaty.

York led 60-4 at halftime en route to their 76-point win. The Dragonettes have now held two district opponents (Bledsoe, Sequatchie to 10 or fewer points this season.

The Dragonettes are scheduled to take a week off before traveling to Sequatchie County on Friday.

York Institute (86): Emy Crabtree 23, Ellie Leffew 14, Gabby Beaty 12, Reese Beaty 10, Emily Doss 6, Emma Cooper 4, Jacklynn Delk 3, Josie Linder 2, Raylee Werner 2


In boys action, the Dragons put an 86 on the scoreboard for the second time that night as they defeated Bledsoe County, 86-33.

Jackson Conatser posted a dominant offensive performance as he hit 8 three-pointers en route to 29 points. Heath Wattenbarger also hit double figures with 13. All 12 players on York’s roster scored at least two points in the win.

The Dragons improve to 12-8 overall and 3-0 in District 5AA play. York is scheduled to play next at Sequatchie County on Friday, Jan. 21.

York Institute (86): Jackson Conatser 29, Heath Wattenbarger 13, Will Beaty 8, Cody Byrd 8, Bryson Bilbrey 7, Myles Leffew 5, Brody Choate 5, Carter Gibson 3, Andrew Hall 2, Broc Parker 2, Blaine York 2, Grayson Winningham 2

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