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The Jefferson County Lady Patriots won the Region 1-AAA championship on Sunday with a victory over Morristown West at Morristown East High School.

Lady Patriots top West 53-45 to claim region crown

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 10:31 am

There are lots of key players and veterans from last year’s state tournament team on Jefferson County’s roster, but it was freshman Ryleigh Fritz who came off the bench to emerge as an unlikely hero in Sunday afternoon’s Region 1-AAA girls championship game. Fritz scored eight points in the final quarter as the Lady Patriots handed Morristown West a 53-45 setback and captured home court advantage for Monday night’s sub-state

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    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 10:29 am

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    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 10:31 pm

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    West’s girls took a very important step toward a return trip to the state tournament on Saturday by racing past East, 68-43, in the semifinals of the Region 1-AAA Tournament at Isenburg-Siler Gym. The Lady Trojans took control from the very start and were never seriously threatened in advancing to this afternoon’s championship game against Jefferson County, which is set for 3 p.m. Today’s winner will host the loser of

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  • Lady Patriots pound South-Doyle

    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Jefferson County’s Alexandria Alder tries to make a move against South-Doyle defenders during their Region 1-AAA semifinal contest on Saturday at Morristown East.

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    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:23 pm

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  • Eagles host series with Tusculum this weekend

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm

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  • Tennessee Smokies unveil 2015 promotional schedule

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm

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  • Grizzlies top Sullivan East in OT for first region tourney win

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Grainger’s Tristan Stalsworth (14) looks to get a shot off against Sullivan East’s Hunter Owens (25) during Wednesday’s Region 1-AA Tournament opener at Grainger High School in Rutledge. The Grizzlies win 80-79 in overtime for their first-ever region tournament win since becoming Grainger High School in 2008.

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  • Lady Grizzlies hold off Devils, advance to R1-AA championship

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 10:55 am

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