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Sharpshooter has Hampton going strong

Sharpshooter has Hampton going strong

January 20th, 2014 7:10 pm by Douglas Fritz

There are three reasons why Hampton is more dangerous than a lot of boys’ basketball teams in the state. Perhaps it’s more accurate to say trey reasons.

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Dyer closing in on three decades of success at East

Dyer closing in on three decades of success at East

January 15th, 2014 8:01 pm by Douglas Fritz

It took time, sweat, and a lot of determination, but John Dyer has become one of the most respected coaches in Northeast Tennessee basketball history.

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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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