Johnson City Press Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Cards get ready for new season

Cards get ready for new season

June 17th, 2014 9:58 pm by Joe Avento

The Johnson City Cardinals are about to begin the Appalachian League season, and new manager Johnny Rodriguez says there's no secret to his approach toward the delicate balance between developing players and winning games.

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Area's next big event at Muddy Creek

Area's next big event at Muddy Creek

June 17th, 2014 9:57 pm by Jeff Birchfield

On the heels of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway last weekend, the Red Bull Tennessee National for the AMA Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series is set for Muddy Creek Raceway on Saturday, June 28.

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Johnson County job brings Kerley back

Johnson County job brings Kerley back

June 17th, 2014 9:55 pm by Douglas Fritz

Johnson County went back to some glory days to find a new head football coach. Former standout quarterback Don Kerley was selected to replace Mike Atwood, who resigned last week after 16 years as the Longhorns' head coach.

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Explosion blasts World Cup viewing center in northeast Nigeria, many dead

Explosion blasts World Cup viewing center in northeast Nigeria, many dead

June 17th, 2014 7:09 pm by Associated Press

Witnesses say a suicide bomber in tricycle taxi triggered an explosion that blasted a World Cup viewing center in northeast Nigeria, killing several people.

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Don Kerley takes over as Johnson County's head football coach

June 17th, 2014 9:01 am by Douglas Fritz

Former standout quarterback Don Kerley was selected to replace Mike Atwood, who resigned last week after 16 years as the Longhorns' head coach.

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Johnson comes full circle with Bristol win

Johnson comes full circle with Bristol win

June 16th, 2014 7:48 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Tommy Johnson Jr.'s victory in the Funny Car class at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals was his way of saying thanks to those who gave him a second chance.

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With season getting close, Longhorns looking for new coach

With season getting close, Longhorns looking for new coach

June 16th, 2014 7:44 pm by Douglas Fritz

With time running down to get things started for the 2014 football season, Johnson County finds itself in a somewhat awkward position for hiring a new head coach.

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Tony Gwynn, sweet-swinging 'Mr. Padre,' dies at 54

Tony Gwynn, sweet-swinging 'Mr. Padre,' dies at 54

June 16th, 2014 2:21 pm by BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer

In a rarity in pro sports, Gwynn played his whole career with the Padres, choosing to stay rather than leaving for bigger paychecks elsewhere.

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Langdon gets first win of year

Langdon gets first win of year

June 15th, 2014 8:32 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Shawn Langdon raced to his first win of the season Sunday by beating points leader Doug Kalitta in the final round of the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

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Fan favorites bounced in first round

Fan favorites bounced in first round

June 15th, 2014 8:32 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Greeneville driver Allen Johnson and four drivers from the Force racing family were among those who lost in the early rounds of eliminations Sunday at the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals.

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