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WSCC opens baseball season today in South Carolina

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:54 am

Year two of the David Shelton era for the Walters State baseball team begins this afternoon with more than half of the 2015 squad either freshmen or newcomers to the program. With that youth, the Senators went through many growing pains in the fall schedule preparing for the actual games that count this spring, and through it all, Shelton has seen the hardest working group he has coached improve on

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  • East freshmen top West 44-33

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:53 am

    The Morristown East and Morristown West freshmen basketball game Thursday night was the precursor for tonight’s big matchup between the varsity teams which is always a battle between Morristown’s two teams. In Thursday’s contest, the two teams fought hard before the Hurricanes emerged with a 44-33 win over the Trojans. East connected on nine three-pointers and was extremely stingy on defense against West, especially in the second half. East coach

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  • Defense leads to Eagles’ 66-52 victory

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Carson-Newman’s Carson Brooks  (11) goes up for a shot against a group of Anderson defenders on Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse.

    JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman has scored 90 points or more in two straight games, but Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse it was the defense that made the difference in a 66-52 win over South Atlantic Conference foe Anderson (S.C.). The 52 points given up to the Trojans (8-11, 4-9 SAC) is the lowest total Carson-Newman (9-10, 7-6) has given up all season. “We had as thorough a preparation these last

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  • Manley boys playing for more than just perfect record

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Manley coach Terry Dickerson, right, isn’t shy to share what he has been going through.

    The boys of Manley are getting more than just an education in basketball during their current undefeated Elementary School conference championship season. The selfless group of young men will play their first conference tournament game tonight against, Russellville at 8:15 p.m. but they will be playing for more than the chance to protect their perfect 15-0 record. The Eagles started the season playing for their coach, Terry Dickerson’s grandson, Brayden

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  • West uses comeback to gain 44-43 win over Cherokee

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Morristown West’s Brandon Wilson looks for someone to pass the ball to during the Trojans win against Cherokee on Tuesday.

    A 9-0 start highlighted the West Trojans’ start to their game Tuesday against Cherokee. It was the final 12 points of the game, however, that propelled them to an upset win over Cherokee. West trailed 42-32 with 4:30 to go in the fourth period as it appeared the Chiefs were in control. But the Trojans scored 12 unanswered points and held Cherokee to only a point in the final four

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  • Jefferson County makes quick work of Seymour 71-43

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Jefferson County’s Trey Dobyns (21) goes up against Seymour defenders on Tuesday.

    DANDRIDGE — Any fears Jefferson County High School boys basketball coach had about his team coming out flat against Seymour were unfounded. The Patriots recovered from a bad day of practice Monday to completely decimate the Eagles in a 71-43 victory. The final score doesn’t tell the story of the performance Jefferson County (20-5, 11-1) displayed against Seymour (10-16, 2-10). The Patriots led 16-0 before Seymour could even score a

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  • Lady ‘Canes roll past Boone 54-42

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Morristown East’s Mattie Bryant (5) shoots between three Daniel Boone defenders during Monday’s game at East High School. The Lady Hurricanes won 54-42.

    Morristown East’s girls held Daniel Boone scoreless in the first quarter Monday night and were never really threatened in racking up a 54-42 victory at Isenberg-Siler Gymnasium. The Lady Blazers missed all seven of their shots from the floor and both of their free throws during the first eight minutes as the Lady ‘Canes rolled out to an 11-0 lead. East, which rebounded from a big loss to Jefferson County

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  • Trojans no match for Toppers

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Morristown West’s Josh McDonald (20) puts up a contested shot against Science Hill during Monday’s game in Johnson City.

    JOHNSON CITY — The outcome was never in doubt as Science Hill was able to take a large lead and never looked back, defeating Morristown West 78-37 on Tuesday night. “They’re a good team and well coached. You come into their place and you expect them to shot it a little better, and they did that tonight,” Trojans coach Derek Creech said. “That is one of the top teams in

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  • No. 5 Lady Vols use defense to hold off No. 22 Georgia 59-51

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Tennessee’s Bashaara Graves (12) shoots over Georgia defenders in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, in Knoxville

    KNOXVILLE — Traditionally, Tennessee fans stand until the Lady Vols make their first basket of each half. They were on their feet for more than 10 minutes of game time Sunday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena but in the end it was worth it. Coach Holly Warlick’s club overcame their shooting with great defense, rebounding and unbelievable free throw shooting for a 59-51 victory over the No. 22 Lady Bulldogs. The

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