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A's ending continues my postseason frustration

October 1st, 2014 9:57 pm by Douglas Fritz

It all started on Oct. 15, 1988. And it continued with Salvador Perez's walk-off single Tuesday night.

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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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Tough road lies ahead for local Class 4A teams

Tough road lies ahead for local Class 4A teams

October 6th, 2014 11:04 pm by Douglas Fritz

Class 4A is shaping up to be one of the most rugged paths to a state football championship. With due respect to the largest schools in Class 6A, it's hard to find a more difficult road.

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Seeing star players well worth price of admission

Seeing star players well worth price of admission

September 29th, 2014 10:03 pm by Douglas Fritz

Elizabethton's Ethan Thomas and Science Hill's Malik McGue are two of the top players in the history of Northeast Tennessee football.

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Elizabethton  to play South on a Thursday

Elizabethton to play South on a Thursday

September 22nd, 2014 9:37 pm by Douglas Fritz

Elizabethton and Sullivan South, originally scheduled for a regular Friday night contest in Week 10 at Rider Field, has been changed to Thursday and will be played Oct. 30.

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Patriots hit highest scoring total since 1976

Patriots hit highest scoring total since 1976

September 15th, 2014 10:41 pm by Douglas Fritz

It was the most points scored by an East football team since putting up 56 against David Crockett - in 1976.

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Reliable advice on your team not an easy thing to come by

Reliable advice on your team not an easy thing to come by

September 10th, 2014 9:36 pm by Douglas Fritz

One of the interesting things about fantasy football is the sheer number of people who enjoy playing it. According to the Fantasy Trade Association, over 32 million Americans play fantasy football with roughly 11 billion dollars spent annually.

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Is Thomas greatest Northeast Tennessee back of the playoff era?

Is Thomas greatest Northeast Tennessee back of the playoff era?

September 8th, 2014 10:57 pm by Douglas Fritz

And while Ethan Thomas shouldn't really be mentioned in the same sentence as Emmitt Smith, the Elizabethton senior has the same attributes.

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High school notes: 'Toppers-Cyclones good barometer where teams stand

High school notes: 'Toppers-Cyclones good barometer where teams stand

August 25th, 2014 9:28 pm by Douglas Fritz

For 21 straight years, this matchup has been the first or second game of the season. So for most of those decades, people needed to see these teams play each other before deciding what the season would hold.

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