By Matt Hill
One of the all-time great tennis players to ever wear orange and black is dawning maroon these days, and she is bringing the sport just up the road to Warrior Hill.
Former Elizabethton High School standout Amanda Pike is in her first year as a science teacher at Happy Valley High School, and has formed a girls tennis team there.
A boys team is in the works for the future, as the interest was not there at the time. However, Pike is starting something that the Carter County system has not had since Hampton dropped the sport in the early 1990s.
After doing her student teaching at Elizabethton and coaching there last year, Pike interviewed at Happy Valley.
The administration at Happy Valley was aware of her tennis credentials and thought that maybe giving a tennis a try would be a good thing.