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Morristown East’s Chris Logan (7) lines up to take a shot against Sullivan Central on Thursday at Burke Toney. The Hurricanes won the contest 6-3.

Hurricanes use speed, energy in 6-3 win

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:05 am

Thanks to some spectacular play by Sullivan Central keeper Wes Moore and the improbable goal scoring of the Cougars mad bomber Matt Lange, things were a lot more interesting at the half of Thursday night’s match against Morristown East than they should have been. After watching his team dominate play, possession and shots, Hurricane coach James Kelley was demonstrably unhappy to see his team allow the Cougars to cut a

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  • West senior night spoiled, 3-1

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Morristown West’s Blayke Shultz jumps to save a wild throw for an out at first base against Cherokee on Thursday.

    Senior night is usuallly a festive event, but on Thursday night for the Morristown West High softball team, it turned into a snoozer. The Lady Trojans managed only four hits, with freshman Natalie Martin obtaining two of them in a 3-1 loss to Cherokee at J.C. Wild Field. The Lady Trojans were also credited with five errors in the defeat. LeAnne Maness’ squad was hoping to grab a win over

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  • East names former defensive coordinator Dewayne Wells new head football coach

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Three seasons removed from his last head coaching job, Dewayne Wells is back at the top of a prep football program. Morristown East athletic director Morgane Watkins confirmed Friday morning the hiring of Wells, the Hurricanes defensive coordinator the last two seasons, as the new head coach, replacing Dwayne Hatcher who resigned on April 2 to pursue job opportunities in Georgia. Watkins said the administration is proud to announce the

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  • Gardner set to adjust to life-altering decisions

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Morristown West pitcher Will Gardner delivers earlier in the year against Jefferson County in Dandridge.

    Recruiting in collegiate sports can be a ruthless business, and sometimes the kids signing the scholarships get caught in a money crunch. That happened to Morristown West standout pitcher Will Gardner recently, as he was informed in mid-March that he likely had no scholarship money available at Coastal Carolina this fall after a rash of injuries left several of their Major League Draft hopefuls deciding to return to school next

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  • Carson-Newman, Tusculum split

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:43 am

    GREENEVILLE -Carson-Newman (30-16, 9-11 SAC) blanked Tusculum (29-21, 13-7 SAC) 1-0 before the Pioneers repaid the favor to the Eagles with a 3-0 shutout in the night cap of the doubleheader at Red Edmonds Field Wednesday. Game one Carson-Newman 1, Tusculum 0 Carson-Newman left nine runners stranded through the first six innings of game one before finally punching through in the seventh. After back-to-back flyouts to begin the frame, Sara

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  • Lady Canes use seven run fourth to top West

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Morristown East’s Rachel Cutshaw bats during Tuesday’s 10-7 win over Morristown West at J.C. Wild Park.

    Morristown East came from behind by scoring seven runs in the top of the fourth inning Tuesday afternoon at J.C. Wild Park and then held on for a 10-7 victory over Morristown West and a sweep of the season series between the cross-town rivals. The Lady Canes trailed 4-3 entering the fourth but put together six hits and scored six of the runs after two outs for their ninth win

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  • Patriots hold off Canes in IMAC soccer thriller

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:30 am

    DANDRIDGE — A battle of unbeatens in the Inter Mountain Conference produced an exciting match on the pitch at Leroy Shannon Field Tuesday evening. In the end, the homestanding Jefferson County Patriots escaped unscathed. The Patriots used two goals in a 10-minute span by sophomore defender Grant Seale, and they held off a spirited rally in the closing minutes by Morristown East to take a 2-1 victory. With the win,

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  • Cuonzo Martin to be new California head coach

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    California has hired Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin to replace Mike Montgomery, multiple media sources have reported. Martin has spent the past three seasons in Knoxville and led the Vols to the NCAA tournament this season. He was previously the coach at Missouri State. Montgomery retired last month after six seasons in Berkeley. California was 21-14 this season and played in the NIT. Martin went 63-41 in three seasons at Tennessee,

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  • Lady Trojans fall to Grainger, 3-2

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:34 pm


    On the opening night of the season, the Morristown West and Grainger softball teams combined for 23 runs in an offensive showdown. Monday afternoon’s rematch was a pitcher’s duel. Grainger’s Samantha Spradling outdueled Morristown West’s Jessi Tinsley at J.C. Wild Park, as the Lady Grizzlies used a pair of home runs and an early three-run lead to hold off the Lady Trojans 3-2. “Both teams had great pitching tonight, but

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