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The one I never saw coming

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The one I never saw coming

August 28th, 2014 11:21 pm by Joe Avento

I had been covering baseball games for 33 years, so I figured it was safe to think I'd seen it all. But something new happened Wednesday night, and it's something I will remember every time I hear the crack of the bat.

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Sports Sports Columns Douglas Fritz High schools
Elizabethton  to play South on a Thursday

Elizabethton to play South on a Thursday

September 22nd, 2014 9:37 pm by Douglas Fritz

Elizabethton and Sullivan South, originally scheduled for a regular Friday night contest in Week 10 at Rider Field, has been changed to Thursday and will be played Oct. 30.

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Sports Sports Columns Jeff Birchfield NASCAR/Racing
Elliott looks like man to beat in Nationwide

Elliott looks like man to beat in Nationwide

September 16th, 2014 9:19 pm by Jeff Birchfield

While the major focus is on NASCAR's "Chase for the Sprint Cup," a teenager appears to be the man to beat in the Nationwide Series.

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Sports Sports Columns Trey Williams High schools

Ex-'Toppers Mitchell, Campbell kick off busy senior seasons

September 10th, 2014 9:51 pm by Trey Williams

Former Science Hill football players Ryan Mitchell and Ben Campbell appear primed for eventful senior years at Tennessee State and Austin Peay, respectively.

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Sports Sports Columns Douglas Fritz
Reliable advice on your team not an easy thing to come by

Reliable advice on your team not an easy thing to come by

September 10th, 2014 9:36 pm by Douglas Fritz

One of the interesting things about fantasy football is the sheer number of people who enjoy playing it. According to the Fantasy Trade Association, over 32 million Americans play fantasy football with roughly 11 billion dollars spent annually.

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Sports Sports Columns Jeff Birchfield NASCAR/Racing
Keselowski has good chance to win another crown

Keselowski has good chance to win another crown

September 9th, 2014 9:26 pm by Jeff Birchfield

While the National Football League opened its season this past weekend, the playoffs are set to begin in both NASCAR and the NHRA.

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Plenty of local racing on tap

Plenty of local racing on tap

September 9th, 2014 9:17 pm by Jeff Birchfield

On the track, on the dragstrip and on the water, there is plenty of racing scheduled in the local area this weekend.

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Time is now for making the Chase

Time is now for making the Chase

September 2nd, 2014 10:31 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Will desperate times call for desperate measures? It's the question with one race left in the "Countdown to the Chase" for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

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Sports Sports Columns Jeff Birchfield NASCAR/Racing
Same old, same old from Kyle Busch

Same old, same old from Kyle Busch

August 26th, 2014 10:39 pm by Jeff Birchfield

It seems every year we're told about the new, more mature Kyle Busch. At some point of every season, we see it's still the same old, same old from Kyle Busch. It happened this past weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Sports Sports Columns Jeff Birchfield NASCAR/Racing
Spring race already the talk at BMS

Spring race already the talk at BMS

August 19th, 2014 9:55 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Today's doubleheader at Bristol Motor Speedway kicks off the region's biggest racing weekend of the year, although much of the focus is already on next spring.

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