The Carter County Sports Hall of Fame is being launched by Charles
Peters and Jamie Combs. The first induction will be held on Saturday,
November 17. Time and location will likely be confirmed in July.
The CCSHOF is open to any coach, athlete or sports figure from Carter
County, which includes high school, college, middle school, youth leagues,
boys and girls clubs or even fans who have played a big part in Carter
Charles "C.Y." Peters
Peters was a TSSAA official, associated with football, basketball and
baseball, for 30 years. He was also a professional wrestler for more than
25 years, receiving an induction to the Tennessee Wrestling Hall of Fame
and the Southern States Hall of Fame.
He formerly held the office of president of the Stoney Creek Youth Club
and was a founder of the Watauga Jr. Athletic League. Peters was the
publisher of the Double Play Sports Weekly and has recognized many youth
athletes in the weekly publication. He has written for several newspapers,
covering sports from youth leagues to college and pro games. His goal has
been and remains to promote sports in Carter County.
Peters is a 1977 graduate of Unaka High School, where he played football
A regional sportswriter for 25-plus years, Combs currently serves in the
role of sports editor for the Elizabethton Star.
Starting as a correspondent for the Star in June of 1988, Combs advanced
to the rank of staff writer and then assistant sports editor before
handling the sports editor's job for a six-year run (2000-2006). Following
a seven-month break from the newspaper business, Combs was hired by the
Johnson City Press to work as a sportswriter - a position he held for just
over 4 1/2 years.
He returned to the Elizabethton Star as the assistant sports editor in May
of 2011, and was repromoted to the head of the department in August. A
Carter County sports historian, Combs is a 1988 graduate of Elizabethton
(Web host/treasurer for Carter County Sports Hall of Fame)
Played three years of Unaka youth club football.
Was on the all-county all-star team.
Played two years of Unaka youth club basketball.
Played two years for Unaka Elementary's basketball team.
Played four years of varsity baseball for Unaka High under coach Claude
Played 17 years of slow-pitch softball for various teams in the
Lives in Piney Flats with wife Trish and daughter Chelsea.