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High school notes: Unicoi prepared for softball challenge

April 7th, 2015 9:51 am by Douglas Fritz

If the weather cooperates - an iffy proposition at this point - Unicoi will begin its challenging week with a key Three Rivers Conference game at Elizabethton today.

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Xfinity Series needs more competition

Xfinity Series needs more competition

April 21st, 2015 10:31 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Traditionally, the best race of the BMS spring weekend, the Drive for Diabetes 300, was flat out awful on Saturday.

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Big week for Bristol and other tracks

Big week for Bristol and other tracks

April 14th, 2015 10:26 pm by Jeff Birchfield

It's one of the two biggest racing weekends of the year in the Tri-Cities with the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway scheduled for Sunday.

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Byrd is the word at Volunteer

Byrd is the word at Volunteer

April 7th, 2015 9:57 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Jonesborough driver Tim Byrd dominated action in the season-opener for the Sportsman Late Model division at Volunteer Speedway last Saturday night, leading flag-to-flag in the 25-lap feature race at the 4/10-mile dirt track.

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Hamlin now ranks at top of Virginian drivers

Hamlin now ranks at top of Virginian drivers

March 31st, 2015 9:43 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Denny Hamlin has passed such notables as Ricky Rudd, Jeff Burton and Curtis Turner and pulled alongside two-time NASCAR champion Joe Weatherly.

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Kingsport, BMS both host to events this weekend

Kingsport, BMS both host to events this weekend

March 24th, 2015 11:03 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Bristol Motor Speedway has an open house as part of a Fan Appreciation Day with racing scheduled later in the day at Bristol Dragway, while Kingsport Speedway will have another weekly racing program through the NASCAR All-American Series.

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Going head to head with the 'experts'

Going head to head with the 'experts'

March 19th, 2015 9:53 pm by Douglas Fritz

One of the fun things about Rotisserie baseball is the "experts" don't always get it right. If they did, drafting a team wouldn't be much fun.

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NASCAR's contenders are established early

NASCAR's contenders are established early

March 10th, 2015 9:50 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Kevin Harvick wasted no time establishing himself as a contender to repeat as NASCAR Sprint Cup champion with his victory Sunday in Las Vegas.

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Win shows Johnson one of NASCAR's top drivers

Win shows Johnson one of NASCAR's top drivers

March 3rd, 2015 10:02 pm by Jeff Birchfield

With his win in Sunday's Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson captured his 71st career victory, now just five behind Dale Earnhardt for seventh-place on the all-time win list.

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Little born to be major-league umpire

February 28th, 2015 9:31 pm by Trey Williams

Foreseeing Will Little's success was an easy call. It was obvious the former Science Hill and Milligan College athlete had the composure and confidence to effectively decide the fate of multi-millionaires in front of 50,000 spectators and millions of view

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Safety has to be the top priority for NASCAR

Safety has to be the top priority for NASCAR

February 24th, 2015 8:58 pm by Jeff Birchfield

There are always risks when a person decides he or she is going to race cars for a living. Still, what happened with Kyle Busch's accident in the Xfinity Series race at Daytona was inexcusable on behalf of the track and the International Speedway Corporat

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