Johnson City Press Friday, August 1, 2014
Sports NASCAR/Racing
Waltrip sees chaos coming to Bristol

Waltrip sees chaos coming to Bristol

March 11th, 2014 8:06 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Few people have the knowledge of racing at BMS as Darrell Waltrip.The three-time NASCAR champion holds the all-time record with 12 Sprint Cup wins at the "World's Fastest Half-Mile," and thinks NASCAR's new rules will make Friday's qualifying a must-see.

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Sports High schools
Lady 'Toppers hold on for 5-4 win over Unicoi

Lady 'Toppers hold on for 5-4 win over Unicoi

March 10th, 2014 9:13 pm by Jeff Birchfield

In a lineup heavy with newcomers, a pair of veterans came through for the Science Hill softball team. Senior Emma Martindale and junior Vanessa Elliott combined to scatter eight hits as the Lady 'Toppers held on for a win in its season opener.

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Harvick has one goal in mind

Harvick has one goal in mind

March 10th, 2014 7:24 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Over the past dozen years, Harvick and Childress won 23 races, including the biggest ones in the Sprint Cup Series. They were among the top driver-owner combinations in NASCAR. Yet, they weren't able to accomplish the goal which Harvick wanted the most.

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Talent only part of the equation

Talent only part of the equation

March 10th, 2014 7:22 pm by Jeff Birchfield

No owner in motorsports can match the overall success of Roger Penske.The numbers include 382 major race wins, 436 pole posistions and 25 national championships. So it's no surprise Penske, whose cars have won 10 Sprint Cup races at Bristol Motor Speedway

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Buescher holds his own against Cup guys

Buescher holds his own against Cup guys

March 10th, 2014 7:04 pm by Jeff Birchfield

James Buescher isn't one to complain about the Sprint Cup interlopers who compete in Nationwide races. In fact, he welcomes guys like Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski racing in Saturday's Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at BMS.

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Sports ETSU Sports
Depleted Lady Bucs face elimination tonight

Depleted Lady Bucs face elimination tonight

March 10th, 2014 6:57 pm by Kelly Hodge

ETSU's women's basketball team started the season short-handed, and that's the way it will go out.The Lady Bucs open the A-Sun tournament Tuesday against Upstate without leading scorer Cara Bowling or point guard Brianna McQueen.

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Sports Douglas Fritz High schools
Dugger learns how to adjust coaching style

Dugger learns how to adjust coaching style

March 10th, 2014 6:52 pm by Douglas Fritz

One of the best things in life is to keep getting better as a person.At Elizabethton, they have a girls basketball coach who certainly seems to be on the upward incline in that area.

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Byrnes gets support from NASCAR friends fighting illness

Byrnes gets support from NASCAR friends fighting illness

March 9th, 2014 8:00 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Steve Byrnes remembers the moment last August when he heard the diagnosis of throat cancer. As one who doesn't drink alcohol or smoke tobacco, he questioned how he got it, but that came after his initial reaction.

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Keselowski edges Junior on last lap in Las Vegas

Keselowski edges Junior on last lap in Las Vegas

March 9th, 2014 7:59 pm by AP

Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew he probably didn't have enough fuel to finish. Being in Vegas, he decided to gamble anyway.And when Earnhardt's tank went bust on the final lap, Brad Keselowski was right there to clean up.

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Sports High schools
Road to championship a process for Elizabethton

Road to championship a process for Elizabethton

March 9th, 2014 7:57 pm by Douglas Fritz

A mountain wasn't scaled overnight by Elizabethton's girls basketball team. Winning a state championship is always a process.

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