Carter County Youth Basketball League tips off season with jamboree

Published 11:44 am Monday, November 13, 2023

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The Carter County Youth Basketball League (CCYBL) launched its much-anticipated season on Saturday with an energetic Jamboree featuring 28 games and 53 participating teams. The action-packed event unfolded across the courts of Eastside, Hunter, Hampton, and Unaka schools.

Star Photographer Tyler Scalf was on the scene at Eastside Elementary School, capturing riveting moments to be shared with Star readers.

The CCYBL, a robust league consisting of 56 teams (excluding cheerleading squads), boasts a diverse representation from Central, Hunter, Unaka, Valley Forge, Hampton, Little Milligan, Elizabethton, and Cloudland. The Jamboree marked the beginning of what promises to be an exciting season of youth basketball in Carter County.

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As the league gains momentum, enthusiasts can expect continued coverage each week, available online at and in the Wednesday editions of the Star. The CCYBL remains a focal point for local communities, nurturing young talent and fostering a spirit of sportsmanship among the participants.