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Losing should never be an option

Losing should never be an option

March 9th, 2015 10:40 pm by Douglas Fritz

In a season that brought us ThrowGate, proponents of high school basketball teams not being allowed to advance after postseason losses might scoff at Martin Luther King's Class AA girls state championship.

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Elizabethton's season is one to remember

Elizabethton's season is one to remember

March 8th, 2015 10:35 pm by Douglas Fritz

Elizabethton had a season full of joy, only to be tested at the end by a refining fire.

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Standout performances of the regular season

Standout performances of the regular season

February 9th, 2015 11:17 pm by Douglas Fritz

It was an entertaining regular season in high school basketball, and there were some very good performances.Here is a look at some of the superlatives from this season:

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Fighting hurts more than just those involved

Fighting hurts more than just those involved

January 19th, 2015 10:27 pm by Douglas Fritz

Sometimes in the heat of battle, athletes can lose their cool. But the bottom line to this story is damage can be done beyond one game and one season.

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Crockett faces big test with Science Hill

Crockett faces big test with Science Hill

January 5th, 2015 7:22 pm by Douglas Fritz

It will be the first meeting this season between these longtime rivals. The Pioneers are 5-0 in league play while Science Hill is 3-1.

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Pioneers one of the teams to beat at Arby's Classic

Pioneers one of the teams to beat at Arby's Classic

December 22nd, 2014 8:49 pm by Douglas Fritz

What looked like a daunting task for David Crockett may now more closely resemble the Pioneers being in the role of favorite.

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Forward pass takes a major step backward

December 8th, 2014 7:24 pm by Douglas Fritz

This year's TSSAA state football champions from Class 5A down to Class 1A combined - yes, combined - for 192 yards through the air in their title games. That's an average of 38 yards per team.

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High school notes: A little more time needed to gauge start of season

High school notes: A little more time needed to gauge start of season

December 1st, 2014 10:09 pm by Douglas Fritz

Let's see what it appears we've learned as area teams get ready to test the conference waters in earnest this week.

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High school football enjoys record-setting season

High school football enjoys record-setting season

November 24th, 2014 11:30 pm by Douglas Fritz

Three players - Science Hill quarterback Malik McGue, Elizabethton running back Ethan Thomas and Sullivan South quarterback Dylan Wieger - simply made an assault on the record books.

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State title continues to elude Northeast Tennessee

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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