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Crockett’s prospects on the rise

Crockett’s prospects on the rise

June 17th, 2013 9:08 pm by Douglas Fritz

If the sun seems to be shining a little brighter on Jonesborough these days, perhaps it’s just a reflection of a better outlook for David Crockett’s athletic programs.

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Legends rock Thunder Valley like old times

Legends rock Thunder Valley like old times

June 17th, 2013 6:59 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Funny Car legend John Force added to his record as the winningest driver in NHRA history Sunday at the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals, but there was so much more involved.

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Leffler’s death  hits close to home at Thunder Valley

Leffler’s death hits close to home at Thunder Valley

June 13th, 2013 9:19 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Jason Leffler, 37, was killed from injuries sustained in arace at Bridgeport, N.J. NHRA drivers in town to race the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway know the dangers all too well.

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Shell dominant in latest win at Kingsport

Shell dominant in latest win at Kingsport

June 11th, 2013 9:14 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Johnson City driver Zeke Shell led flag-to-flag in the 60-lap Late Model Stock feature at Kingsport Speedway for his third win of the season.

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Craig leaning toward college ball

Craig leaning toward college ball

June 10th, 2013 7:02 pm by Douglas Fritz

It’s not a done deal, but it doesn’t appear the Kansas City Royals spent a high-enough pick to keep Will Craig from heading to Winston-Salem, N.C., this fall.

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Fantasy world has to weigh latest scandal

Fantasy world has to weigh latest scandal

June 6th, 2013 8:08 am by Douglas Fritz

When it comes to Rotisserie baseball, participants usually get caught up in the numbers and look at players only as statistics. However, even though it is just fantasy baseball, real people make it happen. So while some folks might say it doesn't matter

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Dover finish helps Bayne in points race

Dover finish helps Bayne in points race

June 4th, 2013 8:51 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Knoxville driver Trevor Bayne matched his best Nationwide Series finish of the season to move from 10th to eighth in the points standings.

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Time to look ahead to 2013-14

Time to look ahead to 2013-14

June 3rd, 2013 6:25 pm by Douglas Fritz

It will be a new picture for most of Northeast Tennessee, so here's a brief look at some things that will change as soon as the fall sports season arrives in a couple of months.

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Muddy Creek basks in glow of big turnout

Muddy Creek basks in glow of big turnout

June 1st, 2013 11:35 pm by Jeff Birchfield

After a 15-year drought, AMA Pro Racing returned to the Southeast on Saturday at Muddy Creek Raceway and fans responded in a big way.

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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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