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Start of season bearing down on local teams

August 12th, 2013 5:54 pm by Douglas Fritz

Twelve area teams open Aug. 23. Included in that mix is Hampton, which plays host to Unicoi County.

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McGue has the jersey, shoes to fill

McGue has the jersey, shoes to fill

August 10th, 2013 10:03 pm by Trey Williams

Malik McGue, Science Hill’s junior quarterback, will follow Hayes in wearing Spurrier’s recently unretired No. 11 one year after Hayes put together arguably the most impressive season ever by a Hilltoppers quarterback.

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South’s future looks bright in Class AA

South’s future looks bright in Class AA

August 5th, 2013 6:36 pm by Douglas Fritz

Sullivan South became a bigger fish at the same time the pond got smaller. If the Rebels follow a trend, they will be tough to handle in most sports for at least the next couple of seasons.

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James welcomed back at Johnson County

August 3rd, 2013 5:52 pm by Douglas Fritz

Nick James returned to his old stomping grounds for his senior season, and at 6-foot-5 and 322 pounds he was welcomed back with open arms. Football coach Mike Atwood certainly is happy with a nose guard who will likely require constant double-team effort

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Happy Valley looking for better season in 2013

July 29th, 2013 8:05 pm by Douglas Fritz

Happy Valley lost at Sullivan Central to open the season, en route to a 3-7 finish after 8-3 and 6-5 records in playoff campaigns in 2010 and 2011, respectively. With the Warriors' triple-option offense, this preseason's extra week of practice won't nece

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Weather playing havoc with football practices

Weather playing havoc with football practices

July 22nd, 2013 6:58 pm by Douglas Fritz

As teams opened in helmets and shoulder pads Monday under the new TSSAA guidelines, they will likely not only deal with stormy weather but also potentially poor field conditions because of so much rain this year.

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Solid summer has Cutlip looking ahead

Solid summer has Cutlip looking ahead

July 15th, 2013 7:03 pm by Douglas Fritz

Science Hill’s basketball team went 14-4 in pair of summer camps despite a lack of experience, but head coach Ken Cutlip saw signs of promise.

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Lady ’Toppers show potential this summer

Lady ’Toppers show potential this summer

July 8th, 2013 9:01 pm by Douglas Fritz

Science Hill’s girls basketball team put together a solid summer camp season, and didn’t do anything to harm their reputation as a state-title threat.

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Science Hill looking good in offseason

Science Hill looking good in offseason

July 1st, 2013 7:04 pm by Douglas Fritz

It may be TSSAA’s dead weeks, but excitement is alive and well for Science Hill’s football program. However, there is a catch.

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Injuries much too common in young athletes

Injuries much too common in young athletes

June 29th, 2013 7:52 pm by Douglas Fritz

Injuries can occur at any point or time in sports. It's an unfortunate part of the game. However, surgeries to repair the anterior cruciate ligament, or for the Tommy John procedure — once reserved almost exclusively for professional athletes — are beco

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