Johnson City Press Sunday, December 21, 2014
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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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Shelton takes over at Walters State

January 11th, 2014 5:41 pm by Trey Williams

It was announced this week that Joey Seaver is taking a job as pitching coach with the Texas Rangers organization, and David Shelton, who spent a decade on Campbell’s staff with Seaver, has been named the Senators’ head coach.

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Wilson yet to rediscover shooting touch

Wilson yet to rediscover shooting touch

January 10th, 2014 7:11 pm by Kelly Hodge

Lester Wilson still has the prettiest jumper in the gym, but the shots have gotten increasingly difficult to dial in. Consequently, you don’t see Wilson shooting nearly as often this season.

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Science Hill still streaking despite attrition

Science Hill still streaking despite attrition

January 8th, 2014 8:58 pm by Trey Williams

Any transfer of power in the Big Seven Conference is still a work in progress. Science Hill overcame 28 points from former Hilltoppers point guard Patrick Good and 15 from fellow Science Hill transfer Brendan Coleman for a 74-65 victory on Tuesday at Sci

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Bucs taking winning mark into new year

Bucs taking winning mark into new year

December 30th, 2013 8:20 pm by Joe Avento

New Year’s resolutions usually deal with some kind of change. For the East Tennessee State basketball team, the best plan might be to continue on its current path as 2013 fades into the memory banks.

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Pair of former ’Toppers catching on at next level

Pair of former ’Toppers catching on at next level

December 7th, 2013 12:08 am by Trey Williams

Former Science Hill wideouts Ryan Mitchell and Greyson Janeway received some love from their college coaches this week.

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Gap closing but Hilltopers still class of Big 7

December 4th, 2013 10:21 am by Douglas Fritz

The Hilltoppers may have to endure their share of close battles if they want to keep their 57-game league winning streak alive. Science Hill survived a major challenge from the Indians, beating them 57-53 Tuesday night at the new 'Topper Palace.

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Douglas Fritz: Glory days gone from NFL

November 29th, 2013 12:21 pm by Douglas Fritz

Football is still a nice side dish. Now, if somebody could just fix the thing.

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