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Lodes turned baseball into ‘Battlin’ Bucs’

May 31st, 2013 11:25 pm by Trey Williams

Charley Lodes wasn't taking over a baseball school when he was hired to succeed Joe Shipley at ETSU in 1977, but he turned a glorified intramural program into an NCAA regional fixture.

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Sports Sports Columns ETSU Sports Kelly Hodge
Ezell getting started with Lady Bucs

Ezell getting started with Lady Bucs

May 29th, 2013 7:32 pm by Kelly Hodge

Comparing her lifestyle to that of a gypsy — “clothes in a trunk and on the road a lot” — Brittney Ezell is on the verge of completing her staff and continues to evaluate recruits while getting to know her new team.

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Sports Sports Columns Jeff Birchfield NASCAR/Racing
Muddy Creek getting set for national event

Muddy Creek getting set for national event

May 28th, 2013 11:00 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Muddy Creek Raceway will host the biggest event in its history, the Built Ford Tough Tennessee National, part of the Lucas Oil Pro Motorcross Championship, on Saturday.

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Sports Sports Live Sports Columns Douglas Fritz High schools
Cyclones wrap up one of school's best seasons

Cyclones wrap up one of school's best seasons

May 27th, 2013 8:15 pm by Douglas Fritz

Elizabethton put one of the its best athletics seasons in the books following competition at the Spring Fling in Murfreesboro.

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Blue Devils will be back,  in a big way

Blue Devils will be back, in a big way

May 25th, 2013 8:46 pm by Douglas Fritz

Unicoi County hit the second-most home runs in the history of high school softball in the nation and could have a more threatening lineup in 2014.

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Sports Sports Columns Trey Williams High schools
Norris fights through some tough times

Norris fights through some tough times

May 25th, 2013 8:38 pm by Trey Williams

Former Science Hill pitcher Daniel Norris has made three quality starts for the Toronto Blue Jays' Lansing Lugnuts in the Class A Midwest League.

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Sports Sports Live Sports Columns Douglas Fritz High schools
Local baseball teams don’t stack up in state tourney

Local baseball teams don’t stack up in state tourney

May 24th, 2013 8:08 pm by Douglas Fritz

Fast forward to 2013, and today’s high school baseball players sometimes perform more like Little Leaguers.

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Spring Fling shows no signs of slowing down

Spring Fling shows no signs of slowing down

May 20th, 2013 12:29 pm by Douglas Fritz

Spring Fling turns 20 years old today, and shows no signs of losing its staying power.

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Sports Sports Columns ETSU Sports Joe Avento Local Golf
Shelton sees potential for breakthrough

Shelton sees potential for breakthrough

May 17th, 2013 11:21 am by Joe Avento

Stefanie Shelton wants her East Tennessee State women’s golf team to act like it belongs when the NCAA East Regional begins on Thursday, mostly because she knows it does.

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Sports Sports Columns ETSU Sports Kelly Hodge
Dolphins coming to ETSU with A-Sun fate unsettled

Dolphins coming to ETSU with A-Sun fate unsettled

May 15th, 2013 6:17 pm by Kelly Hodge

The East Tennessee State baseball team doesn’t have to play its way into the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament on the final weekend of the regular season.

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