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Wilkins was players' coach to the end

Wilkins was players' coach to the end

February 18th, 2015 8:46 pm by Trey Williams

Top-seeded Dobyns-Bennett's loss in its opening game of the district basketball tournament last week reminded some of those in attendance of the late Bill Wilkins' 1959-60 team at Science Hill, but Wilkins died knowing he'd won the hearts of his players.

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Sports Sports Columns Jeff Birchfield NASCAR/Racing
Veteran drivers make statement on opening weekend

Veteran drivers make statement on opening weekend

February 17th, 2015 8:53 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth have established themselves as early favorites to win this year's Daytona 500 based on their performances from last weekend.

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Sports Sports Columns Jeff Birchfield NASCAR/Racing
Round track season ready to get started

Round track season ready to get started

February 10th, 2015 9:59 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The 2015 NASCAR season kicks off this Saturday night with the Sprint Unlimited race at Daytona.

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Sports Sports Columns Jeff Birchfield NASCAR/Racing
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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Sports Sports Columns Jeff Birchfield NASCAR/Racing
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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Sports Sports Columns Jeff Birchfield NASCAR/Racing
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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SEC has no reason  to worry

SEC has no reason to worry

January 6th, 2015 10:07 pm by Jeff Birchfield

In the wake of Ohio State's win over Alabama in last week's Sugar Bowl, some of the national pundits have debated whether the Big 10 has replaced the SEC as college football's dominant conference, but the facts say otherwise.

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Sports Sports Columns Douglas Fritz High schools
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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Sports Sports Columns Jeff Birchfield NASCAR/Racing
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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Sports Sports Columns Jeff Birchfield
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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