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BMS Nationwide race to promote local cause

BMS Nationwide race to promote local cause

February 25th, 2014 7:04 pm by Jeff Birchfield

When it came to naming a sponsor for next month's Nationwide Series race, Bristol Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Caldwell said the decision to call the race the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 came down to more than a simple financial decision.

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Sports Sports Columns ETSU Sports Kelly Hodge
Bucs at least have a shot in A-Sun finale

Bucs at least have a shot in A-Sun finale

February 17th, 2014 6:41 pm by Kelly Hodge

East Tennessee State has steadily been building speed for about a month now in its final Atlantic Sun Conference basketball race. Whether the Bucs have enough to take down the frontrunners come tournament time remains to be seen.

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Former Buc soaring high with Seahawks

Former Buc soaring high with Seahawks

February 8th, 2014 10:41 pm by Trey Williams

Maurice Kelly was on the sideline in last week's Super Bowl, concluding a year which began with him learning his alma mater was reviving its football program.

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Bucs' first group of recruits has home-state flavor

February 5th, 2014 10:50 pm by Trey Williams

Of ETSU's initial 47-player class, 35 are from Tennessee, including David Crockett’s Colt Jenkins, Elizabethton’s Adam Mullins and Terrence Turner and Science Hill’s Chance Pierce and Gad Nagba.

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Districts sure to be interesting after wild finish

Districts sure to be interesting after wild finish

February 1st, 2014 10:56 pm by Douglas Fritz

In one way, it was a shame Unicoi County’s game against Sullivan South had to end with such a controversial finish. In another way, it set the stage for what promises to be a very entertaining District 1-AA basketball tournament, which is less than two w

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Hoops takes Crowder around the world

Hoops takes Crowder around the world

February 1st, 2014 7:29 pm by Trey Williams

Nick Crowder doesn’t remember playing double-digit minutes on his seventh-grade team at Indian Trail, but It was a toe in the water leading to a career overseas that would’ve still been almost impossible to foresee for the vast majority of his teen years.

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Title or not, Tarter already one of the best

Title or not, Tarter already one of the best

January 27th, 2014 9:47 pm by Douglas Fritz

Tianna Tarter and the Science Hill's girls basketball team are once again good enough to threaten for a state championship, but the Lady 'Toppers senior point guard doesn't need a state title to prove she's one the best.

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FGCU far from underacheiving

FGCU far from underacheiving

January 17th, 2014 6:46 pm by Kelly Hodge

There’s a sense in some basketball quarters this season that Florida Gulf Coast is underachieving. Maybe that’s what happens when an anonymous mid-major makes a big splash at the NCAA tournament, and doesn’t pick up where it left off.

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Dyer closing in on three decades of success at East

Dyer closing in on three decades of success at East

January 15th, 2014 8:01 pm by Douglas Fritz

It took time, sweat, and a lot of determination, but John Dyer has become one of the most respected coaches in Northeast Tennessee basketball history.

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State rankings usually aren’t true reflection

State rankings usually aren’t true reflection

January 13th, 2014 8:58 pm by Douglas Fritz

State basketball rankings are good conversation pieces, and they do tell a story — although the conclusion isn't revealed until it's settled on the court.

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