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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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Tillinghast still taking entrants

Tillinghast still taking entrants

May 27th, 2015 9:43 pm by Joe Avento

The first golf tournament of the Tri-Cities Amateur Tour is right around the corner, and the Tillinghast Invitational still has room for more golfers.

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Labonte chassis wins at Volunteer

Labonte chassis wins at Volunteer

May 26th, 2015 9:37 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Just three days after Terry Labonte was named as part of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016, the Longhorn chassis built by the company which he and his brother Bobby own found its way to victory lane at Volunteer Speedway.

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Jonesborough drivers take top spots at Volunteer

Jonesborough drivers take top spots at Volunteer

May 12th, 2015 9:55 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Tim Byrd won for the second time this season at Volunteer Speedway last Saturday night and it was the third time in four races, his No. 24 Chevrolet has been in victory lane.

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Some surprises after season's first 10 races

Some surprises after season's first 10 races

May 5th, 2015 10:41 pm by Jeff Birchfield

For all of the predictable moments, there have been some major surprises and a couple more results which are not as surprising when you give them further examination.

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Could a Tennessean be a winner at Indy this time?

Could a Tennessean be a winner at Indy this time?

April 28th, 2015 10:30 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The answer is yes based on this past weekend's results as well as recent history.

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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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