Johnson City Press Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Scott's induction   to Hall a milestone for NASCAR

Scott's induction to Hall a milestone for NASCAR

January 31st, 2015 9:28 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Wendell Scott, the first African-American to race full-time in NASCAR's premier series, became the first African-American to receive the sport's highest honor. He was part of the Class of 2015 along with Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Joe Weatherly and Rex

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Drivers take opposing views on holding grudges

Drivers take opposing views on holding grudges

January 27th, 2015 10:33 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Are NASCAR drivers really that bad to hold grudges long after a race? It depends on whom you ask.

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Force will run Chevy this season

Force will run Chevy this season

January 15th, 2015 10:34 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The biggest name in drag racing will be driving a Chevrolet this season. John Force, the 16-time NHRA Funny Car World Champion, had signed a multi-year with the Bowtie brand.

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Pioneers one of the teams to beat at Arby's Classic

Pioneers one of the teams to beat at Arby's Classic

December 22nd, 2014 8:49 pm by Douglas Fritz

What looked like a daunting task for David Crockett may now more closely resemble the Pioneers being in the role of favorite.

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Ten reasons to remember this Sprint Cup season

Ten reasons to remember this Sprint Cup season

December 9th, 2014 9:07 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The NASCAR Sprint Cup season had its official ending last Friday night with the annual awards banquet. There are 10 reasons, however, why the 2014 season will be one to remember during the offseason.

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Football, Yankee Stadium, Jordan favorites in Readers' Replies

Football, Yankee Stadium, Jordan favorites in Readers' Replies

November 27th, 2014 8:28 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Several weeks ago I asked the readers of the Johnson City Press to share their opinions with three specific sports questions. There were clear winners in each category with each of the three major sports represented.

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State title continues to elude Northeast Tennessee

State title continues to elude Northeast Tennessee

November 23rd, 2014 12:02 am by Douglas Fritz

Both Science Hill and Sullivan South entered the year with visions of winning a state championship, but as it turned out neither was remotely close to that lofty goal.

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One 'off' night shouldn't define McGue's career

One 'off' night shouldn't define McGue's career

November 23rd, 2014 12:01 am by Trey Williams

Malik McGue's forgettable performance against Maryville probably felt like his darkest hour, but ultimately it won't eclipse an unforgettable career at Science Hill.

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Maryville makes 'Toppers, McGue look ordinary

Maryville makes 'Toppers, McGue look ordinary

November 21st, 2014 11:36 pm by Douglas Fritz

At the grass-roots level of the game, Maryville took Science Hill to football school Friday night. When class was dismissed, the Hilltoppers were served with a 45-0 session of detention.

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Quarterfinal berth spurs Hilltoppers' memories

Quarterfinal berth spurs Hilltoppers' memories

November 20th, 2014 11:17 pm by Trey Williams

Science Hill's trip to Maryville to play in the quarterfinals Friday night is the football program's first since going back-to-back seasons in 1993 and '94.

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