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State rankings usually aren’t true reflection

State rankings usually aren’t true reflection

January 13th, 2014 8:58 pm by Douglas Fritz

State basketball rankings are good conversation pieces, and they do tell a story — although the conclusion isn't revealed until it's settled on the court.

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Crucial games this week in league races

Crucial games this week in league races

January 6th, 2014 8:08 pm by Douglas Fritz

Plenty of opinions have been expressed about how things will go in the chase for area basketball championships. Now it's time to let the action on the court do the talking.

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Hodskins plays a key role for Milton

Hodskins plays a key role for Milton

January 1st, 2014 4:35 pm by Douglas Fritz

Playing with a zest for the game makes Hodskins special on the basketball court. So the fact he was born without the lower half of his left arm only tells a portion of his story.

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Arby's Classic still holds the interest of NE Tenn.

Arby's Classic still holds the interest of NE Tenn.

December 29th, 2013 8:03 pm by Douglas Fritz

Former Tennessee High head coach Dale Burns got things rolling all those years ago, using a Louisville, Ky., tournament as a model.

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Arby's Classic, Johnson County vs. Hamilton

December 26th, 2013 9:58 pm by Lee Talbert

Arby's Classic, Johnson County vs. Hamilton

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Longhorns to face tough first-round opponent at Arby's

Longhorns to face tough first-round opponent at Arby's

December 25th, 2013 10:55 pm by Douglas Fritz

It's almost never easy in the Arby's Classic for area teams, and Johnson County's first-round opponent figures to be beyond comparison to anything the Longhorns have seen.

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December tournaments help prepare for postseason

December tournaments help prepare for postseason

December 16th, 2013 6:06 pm by Douglas Fritz

While it's not February, some teams use December basketball tournaments as a building block for postseason success. Science Hill started the trend back in the late 1980s.

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Blue Devils bounce back  in a big way

Blue Devils bounce back in a big way

December 9th, 2013 7:12 pm by Douglas Fritz

After a shocking end to the 2012-13 season in the district tournament, Unicoi County has won its first nine games this year, including three that came down to the wire.

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Gap closing but Hilltopers still class of Big 7

December 4th, 2013 10:21 am by Douglas Fritz

The Hilltoppers may have to endure their share of close battles if they want to keep their 57-game league winning streak alive. Science Hill survived a major challenge from the Indians, beating them 57-53 Tuesday night at the new 'Topper Palace.

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'Toppers put streak on line against D-B

'Toppers put streak on line against D-B

December 2nd, 2013 8:33 pm by Douglas Fritz

Streaks are good conversation pieces, but the longer they go and the more they're talked about the harder it is to sustain them. Or does that make it harder to break them?

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