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Jefferson County’s Allee West is tagged out at third by Morristown East’s Sara Dent (17) during Tuesday’s game at King Park. The Lady Hurricanes won 3-2.

East holds off Jefferson County 3-2

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:48 am

Battling for second place in the Inter Mountain Conference race and needing a win over rival Jefferson County in the worst way Tuesday evening, the Morristown East Lady Hurricanes came up with a two-run rally in the fourth inning and held off a late rally for a 3-2 win at King Park. Katelyn Davidson reached base as the leadoff hitter in both innings in which East plated runs, and the

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  • Tyndall faces uphill climb at UT

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Donnie Tyndall speaks after being introduced as Tennessee men’s basketball coach during a news conference Tuesday, in Knoxville. The former Southern Mississippi coach succeeds Cuonzo Martin, who resigned last week to take the coaching job at California.

    KNOXVILLE — Donnie Tyndall has won everywhere he has been in his head coaching career, winning at a high-level at both Southern Miss and Morehead State. But the job he has agreed to and inherited in Knoxville will be much tougher than those two jobs to turn around. Sure Tennessee is coming off of an incredible run to the Sweet Sixteen this season, but when you look at what the

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  • Bates perfect in 5-inning win

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Grainger pitcher Corey Bates winds up to deliver against Claiborne on Monday evening in New Tazewell. Bates finished with a perfect game in a 10-0 conference victory.

    NEW TAZEWELL- Grainger pitcher Corey Bates has now experienced what few baseball players at any level have ever known: a perfect game. The Grizzlies’ hurler didn’t allow a single Claiborne hitter to reach base in Monday’s 10-0 conference win in five innings. Bates was dominating on the mound as he struck out every batter he faced except for Zach King who flew out to left for the Bulldogs in the

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  • The Bucs stop in Morristown as Fulmer set to attend

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 11:08 am

    The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is in the midst of a regional whirlwind 10-stop promotional tour with their goal to reach existing fans and bring in new fans as well. The Game Time Tour, presented by Knoxville TVA Employee Credit Union, will make a stop in Morristown Thursday morning to give ETSU supporters a chance to learn everything they need to know about Buccaneer athletics. Also,

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  • UT announces Tyndall as new men’s basketball coach

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 9:01 am

    KNOXVILLE — Tennessee has hired Southern Mississippi head coach Donnie Tyndall as the Volunteers new coach, the University of Tennessee confirmed in a press release Tuesday morning. Tyndall, 43, will be introduced today at a 2 p.m. press conference on the men’s court at Pratt Pavilion. He will become the 19th coach in program history, succeeding Cuonzo Martin, who was named head coach at California last Tuesday. Tyndall will received

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  • Morristown East hopes familiarity will lead to football success

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 11:43 am


    Dewayne Wells was officially introduced as the new football coach at a breakfast for team players Monday morning at East High. But he is certainly no stranger to Hurricane football as he has served as defensive coordinator the last two seasons under the departing Dwayne Hatcher. “I’m very excited about the opportunity to lead the Morristown East football program,” Wells said. “I appreciate the confidence that the administration and the

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  • ‘Canes excited to play for Wells

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 11:21 am

    With any coaching change, there are always anxious moments for the players on the team as they await the news of the hiring. Such was the case for the Morristown East football team the last few weeks after the sudden departure of coach Dwayne Hatcher for job opportunities out of state. For two weeks, the players wondered who their new coach would be. Little did they know their new coach

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  • West’s Jenna Potts inks with Milligan College

    Posted on April 19, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Chances are if you have been in a gymnasium with Morristown West’s girls’ basketball team playing, you have seen No. 13 shooting and making a lot of 3-pointers the last four years. Senior Jenna Potts has made her fair share of long-range jumpers, and despite her prep career coming to a close in March, her playing career did not end at the state tournament in Murfreesboro. Due to her propensity

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  • JV ‘Canes win; East drops two in Gray

    Posted on April 19, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    The Morristown East junior varsity baseball team ended up with a 2-2 record in the Junior Varsity Hardball Classic played at Sherwood Park after Colby Cook fired a complete-game, one-hit shutout Saturday against Greeneville. Cook struck out eight Greene Devil batters and walked just two in seven innings, as he used just 95 pitches to get through the game. Greeneville’s Leau-Austin Williams was the tough luck loser in the contest,

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