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State title continues to elude Northeast Tennessee

November 23rd, 2014 12:02 am by Douglas Fritz

Both Science Hill and Sullivan South entered the year with visions of winning a state championship, but as it turned out neither was remotely close to that lofty goal.

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Maryville makes 'Toppers, McGue look ordinary

Maryville makes 'Toppers, McGue look ordinary

November 21st, 2014 11:36 pm by Douglas Fritz

At the grass-roots level of the game, Maryville took Science Hill to football school Friday night. When class was dismissed, the Hilltoppers were served with a 45-0 session of detention.

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What makes Maryville one of the elites

What makes Maryville one of the elites

November 17th, 2014 10:52 pm by Douglas Fritz

What makes Maryville, Maryville? That was the question asked to Jesse Smithey, the former prep sports editor of the Knoxville News-Sentinel who has experienced a close look at the Rebels' football program through the years.

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Belief just part of the big wins

Belief just part of the big wins

November 15th, 2014 10:48 pm by Douglas Fritz

Beating Maryville in football takes two distinct things, and they have to work in perfect harmony. Science Hill appears to have the first part of the nearly unsolvable equation in place. Part II is little more than a theory until Friday night.

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Real test for 'Toppers still awaits

Real test for 'Toppers still awaits

November 15th, 2014 12:14 am by Douglas Fritz

Beating D-B twice makes it a memorable football season for Science Hill, but what awaits next is a game that will determine if the Hilltoppers really are knocking at the door of statewide success.

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Region 1-AA basketball site chosen after some concerns

Region 1-AA basketball site chosen after some concerns

November 10th, 2014 10:30 pm by Douglas Fritz

After twists and turns like a winding road, this season's Region 1-AA basketball tournament has apparently landed in Bluff City - probably.

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Penalty proves more costly for Crockett than Boone

Penalty proves more costly for Crockett than Boone

November 3rd, 2014 11:13 pm by Douglas Fritz

David Crockett and Daniel Boone suffered a tough loss after Friday's Musket Bowl contest with both football programs being placed on a three-year playoff ban by the TSSAA for a postgame brawl.

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Science Hill shows fear of D-B gone

Science Hill shows fear of D-B gone

October 31st, 2014 11:59 pm by Douglas Fritz

It's not just the fact Science Hill beat Dobyns-Bennett for the second straight year. It's the way the Hilltoppers did it.

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Elizabethton will stay in Class 3A in hopes of title

Elizabethton will stay in Class 3A in hopes of title

October 20th, 2014 7:41 pm by Douglas Fritz

With the prospects of facing Knox Fulton or Greeneville or Knox Catholic in this year's playoffs, and previous years of having to play Alcoa, the idea of a road less encumbered was appealing to Elizabethton.

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This hasn't been the year for upsets in high school football

This hasn't been the year for upsets in high school football

October 18th, 2014 9:39 pm by Douglas Fritz

It hasn't been the year of the upset in high school football, that's for sure. More so than any season in many years, favorites have won a higher percentage of the games.

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High school notes: Defense becomes synonymous with stingy Greene Devils

High school notes: Defense becomes synonymous with stingy Greene Devils

October 13th, 2014 8:40 pm by Douglas Fritz

In seven games Greeneville has allowed just 31 points.

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