TWICE AS NICE


The Tennessee Sting organization doubled its pleasure Saturday April 5, 2014 in Crossville, TN by finishing 1st and 2nd in the 14u division of the King of the Mountain ISA WSQ Tournament.  14u-Sams and 14u-Potter easily dispatched of all challengers en route to meeting each other.  14u-Sams defeated 14u-Potter 6-2 in the initial meeting, with Meredith Garrett out dueling Alyssa Dye for the win.  Undeterred, 14u-Potter rolled through the loser's bracket by hammering the Crush 15-0 en route to a rematch of the two Sting teams in the Championship Series.  Once in the championship, 14u-Potter won the rematch 4-2 with Alyssa Dye getting the win over Baylee Stewart.  This set up a deciding final game between the two.  14u-Sams pulled out the victory in the final 5-0 with Meredith Garrett again frustrating 14u-Potter's hitters.  Alyssa Dye and Riley Reese combined to pitch the game for the 14u-Potter team. 

Congratulations girls on flexing the muscle of the organization by taking the top two spots!!!  Way to BRING THE STING!

STING Partners with Sylvan to provide FREE ACT TRAINING!!





The Tennessee Sting is extremely excited to announce that as of 3/26/2014 it has reached an agreement with Sylvan Learning Center to provide FREE ACT Training to the Sting's junior and senior players!  The players will be responsible for taking a Pre-ACT at the Knoxville Sylvan Learning Center location.  From this test, Sylvan will diagnose the areas of greatest need and provide a study course to address those needs.  Sylvan will then provide FREE online courses for the girls for a period of 30 days.  In addition, Sylvan will offer discounted in person training classes for the players if needed as well.  As president of the Tennessee Sting I would like to thank Sylvan Learning Center for their partnership and for their aid in helping our girls realize their dreams.  Thanks for helping Bring the Sting!

Eligible players can enroll TODAY!!  They need to email or text either myself or their head coach for instructions on enrolling. 

The Tennessee Sting and the Tennessee Vols - they just seem to fit.

Look closely and you will see the Tennessee Sting is participating in fundraising efforts with the Big Orange this year.  Sting players and parents will be working concessions at numerous Vol events this coming year from the Orange and White Game this spring to the fall football games at Neyland Stadium.  The Tennessee Sting is very appreciative of this opportunity that the University of Tennessee has afforded us.  We will do our very best to represent the University in a manner that reflects our respect for the tremendous institution.  We will Bring the Sting in all of our efforts!  Go Sting!  Go Vols!


14u - Potter Qualify for USFA World Series with Strong Showing in Ringgold



3/8/14 - Tennessee Sting 14u - Potter continued their excellent play this weekend by taking the Runner's Up at the USFA World Series Qualifier in Ringgold, GA.  Playing in a field of top level competition, the Sting recorded wins over the Georgia Flames, the Georgia Storm, and the Georgia Force Elite before losing to the East Cobb Bullets in the Championship.  The team fought through several injuries to key players including the loss of power hitter Demi DeBusk in the semi-final game to an apparent knee injury.  A very gutsy performance for the Sting qualifies them for the USFA World Series.  The team has been on a roll all year long as it continues to prove it is one of the top 14u teams in Tennessee.  Congratulations ladies!  Way to "BRING THE STING!"

14u - Potter - Champions Again!  Vinci Takes Notice....





3/1/14 - Congratulations to Coach Landon Potter's 14u Tennessee Sting team on its tournament title this past weekend in Knoxville.  The Sting rolled through the tournament en route to a 9-2 victory in the Championship game over the Knoxville Explosion. 



After the game, Coach Chris West along with Vinci Custom Gloves announced that the entire team would be receiving custom Vinci Gloves to wear in their trip to the Nationals this year.  Thanks to Coach West and to Vinci!  Congratulations girls way to "BRING THE STING!"


Sting Spring Team Kicking Off Soon - Still Openings

The Tennessee Sting will be one of the few organizations around that will have a Spring Time team for those girls who go to schools without softball teams, or are from Georgia, or whose teams are not serious about winning quality softball.  We have our coaches in place and a roster that includes several all-state players.  We are still seeking a few players.  We need one more pitcher and potentially a few other players.  We will play primarily in Georgia this spring.  Contact us at tnsting@rocketmail.com or at 865-405-5127.


Legacy Bound

The Tennessee Sting has been accepted into the prestigious Atlanta Legacy Tournament.  Congratulations ladies!  Now go Bring the Sting!



Sting 14u Potter Qualifies for Northern ASA "A" Nationals 2014


Talk about quick, Sting 14u Potter qualified for the Northern ASA "A" Nationals in their first tournament this past weekend in Owensboro KY.  The early qualification will allow the team to turn its focus toward the Southern ASA Nationals and to showcase tournaments around the region.  Congratulations girls way to Bring the Sting!

Tenne
ssee Sting and Team America Join Forces

Congratulations to Tennessee Sting 18u Head Coach Courtland Styles for being chosen as a coach with Team America.  Coach Styles will represent the United States this summer in Europe.  In addition to Coach Styles, 3 Sting players will get to play for Team USA in Europe as well.  Team America seeks to exemplify American character and sportsmanship abroad.  It also acts as a wonderful educational tool by bringing together players of different cultures and customs. The Tennessee Sting Organization representing Team USA - the Red, White and Blue joining forces with the Black and Yellow - it doesn't get much better than that!  Go Sting!


Stinging the Competition in Savannah

The Tennessee Sting 16u Gold team concluded a very strong fall season by having the top record of the 16u teams at the Under Armour College Exposure Tournament in Savannah Georgia.  The Sting Gold went 5-1 before losing in a winner's bracket exhibition game against the 18u Tampa Storm (A) in the overall championship game.  Congratulations on another very good tournament young ladies.




Ho-Hum - - Another College Showcase Another Championship Round

The Tennessee Sting 16u advanced to the Championship Round in yet another tournament November 3, after working their way through their pool at the Scenic City 16 College Showcase.  The Scenic City 16 Tournament was the 5th of the last 6 college showcases wherein the 16u Gold has advanced from their pool to Championship play.  Along the way, the 16u Gold team was able to defeat Team Knoxville, the Georgia Venom, the Georgia Fire 97, and the Louisville Stunners before bowing out in the Championship Round to the Georgia Fire 96.  Congratulations ladies on another very strong showing and congratulations on several girls picking up scholarship offers and drawing college interest.


Tennessee Sting 16u Gold Proves ELITE at Heartland Eastern Elite

The Tennessee Sting 16u Gold team went to Chattanooga October 25-27 and came back as tournament runners up.  The Sting team defeated the Easton Elite, the Georgia Flames, the Kentucky Stealth and the Nashville Tennessee Xplosion in route to the championship game.  With time expired in the game and the score 0-0, the Chattanooga Fury were able to plate the winning runs.  Congratulations to the Tennessee Sting 16u Gold for their strong performance in the National College Showcase.  The 16u team has played in 5 college showcase tournaments this fall and has won their pool in 4 of the 5 tournaments including 2 second place finishes.  Way to go Sting!



Deuces Wild - Sting's 16u and 18u both place second in Heartland Elite

October 25-27 Tennessee Sting 16u and 18u teams plowed through the competition en route to second places finishes respectively in the ASA College Showcase event.  The 16u team lost 3-0 in the championship game to the Chattanooga Fury.  The 18u team lost 3-1 in their championship game to the Birmingham Vipers 18u.  Along the way both teams pounded the ball with 16u players - Dee Smith, Haley Keesler, and Sam Ely (twice) going yard.  The 18u team also did their own yardwork, with Alyssa Mabe, Elisa Carrasco and Courtney Styles pounding homeruns.  Congratulations girls on bringing the sting!



Sting Player Named Under Armour All-American and Invited to USA Junior Nationals


Tennessee Sting 18u Gold player Courtney Styles has been named an Under Armour All American and has been invited to tryout for the USA Junior National Team.  Styles is a Tennessee Sports Writer Association All-State player who plays third base for the Tennessee Sting 18u team.  Congratulations Courtney!  That is an amazing honor.


Sting is Honored to Announce Partnership with All-American Raven Chavanne!


The Tennessee Sting is very proud to announce that former All-SEC, All-American, Team USA player Raven Chavanne will be working with some of our girls on hitting lessons.  The 2013 Capital One Softball Player of the Year will begin working with Sting players next week.





No Practice, No Tournaments, No Problem

The Tennessee Sting 14 Black kicked off its season this past weekend by finishing 2nd to the White Lightning in Knoxville.  Despite not having practiced one time together and never having played together the team showed its talent by falling one run short in extra innings in the Championship.  All and all a very good start to the fall season by the 14 Black team and its head coach Landon Potter.  Congratulations girls!

14U Wins Title



14U Wins Title
- Congratulations to the Tennessee Sting 14u team for winning the Dixie Classic in Fountain City on June 8th!  The Sting 14u was undefeated in bracket play and downed a very classy and well coached Kentucky Jinx team in the Championship.  Way to Bring the Sting girls!



14U Qualifies for ASA Nationals!  - Congratulations are in order for the Tennessee Sting 14U team for placing second in the "high school" bracket of the the ASA National Qualifier in Cleveland, Tennessee on May 18th.  Playing against 16U and 18U teams, the 14U managed to place second defeating a game Cobra team before losing to a strong AFC team in the Championship game.  By placing in the tournament the 14U team stamped its ticket for the ASA Nationals.  Congratulations girls!

 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to Tennessee Sting Softball Inc.  We are a nonprofit softball organization in East Tennessee.  We currently have 8 teams consisting of 96 girls.  In addition we will be adding a 2014 Spring Only Team.  Our teams play almost exclusively "A" level ball with the goal of getting our girls college scholarships.  It is our mission to provide all the tools necessary to develop our young ladies into excellent softball players and individuals of strong character.

We offer fully sponsored pitching and hitting lessons with some of the top instructors in the state.  Furthermore, we offer fully sponsored professional speed, agility, and strength training. 

We charge our parents NO tournament fees, no enrollment fees, and no equipment fees.  We have wonderful sponsors who make Tennessee Sting Softball the top softball organization in East Tennessee.
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