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Junior League pitcher Andrew Carpenter pitches in the state tournament in Portland. Carpenter has helped lead the team to two tournament victories so far. Coach Mike Martin’s team defeated Smith County 7-1 on Monday night to stay alive. The team will play again today in hopes of advancing.

Junior League pick up 7-1 victory, Senior League advances despite loss

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:53 am

PORTLAND – The Junior League boys kept their season alive on Monday night with a 7-1 victory over Smith County. With the win over Smith County, the Junior League squad will possibly play two games today starting at a time changed 3 p.m central game against Spring Hill. Morristown coach Mike Martin said the team stepped up in a big way in the win. “We got strong pitching and some

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  • American League 11-12 boys lose elimination game

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Morristown American starter Jared Coffey throws a pitch in the fifth inning against Johnson City National on Monday evening.

    CLARKSVILLE- The Morristown American League 11-12 year-old boys failed to maintain a 3-2 lead in the final inning as Johnson City National eliminated the Morristown squad 5-3 on Monday night in Clarksville. Coach Todd Coffey’s team went into the top of the sixth holding a one-run advantage, but Johnson City was able to load the bases. A sacrifice fly, and two wild pitches later, Johnson City National took a 5-3

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  • Junior League survives; 11-12 and Senior boys fall

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Junior League all-star Cade Davis tries to beat a throw home against Gallatin late Saturday night. Morristown stayed alive Sunday night with a 14-3 victory.

    PORTLAND – The Junior League boys kept their season alive with a 14-3 victory over St. Bethlehem on Sunday night in Portland. With the win, Morristown will face Smith County tonight at 6 p.m. After falling behind 3-2, Morristown erupted for 12 consecutive runs to clinch the victory. They broke the game open with 8 runs in the fourth inning. During the fourth, Jacob Depew, Ruston Rigney, Mason Jones, Cade

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  • Sixth annual Kickoff Classic set for Aug. 23

    Posted on July 19, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    The start of the 2014 high school football season is less than five weeks away, and the sixth annual Citizen Tribune Kickoff Classic at Burke-Toney Stadium will help open the season in the Lakeway Area on Saturday, Aug. 23. This year, West Greene returns to the Kickoff Classic for the second straight year, this time to face off with Morristown West in the opening game at 4:30 p.m. The nightcap

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  • 11-12 boys crush Clarksville, 17-0

    Posted on July 19, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Morristown American League first baseman Kyle Lewis saves an errant throw on Saturday against Clarksville in the 11-12 Tennessee State Little League baseball tournament. Lewis led the way with a grand slam.

    CLARKSVILLE – The Morristown American League 11-12 boys opened the state tournament with a bang. Playing the tournament’s opening game against the state tournament’s host, Clarksville, coach Todd Coffey’s squad had little trouble dismantling the Middle Tennesse squad in a 17-0 slaughter-rule victory. The American League exploded with six runs in the first, nine runs in the second, and two runs in the third. Kyle Lewis bombed a grand slam

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  • Harper twins help team win title

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:28 am

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    A pair of girls from Morristown helped win a world softball championship last weekend in the ISA World Series for 16 and 18-under teams. Kaitlyn and KeiAndra Harper, upcoming eighth graders at Meadowview Middle School, were the pitchers to the Vipers 96 team, which consists of players from the Lakeway Area, Knoxville, Maryville, Kingsport, Lebanon Crossville and northern Georgia. The Vipers ran through the competition behind the pitching of the

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  • UT announces Jarnigan as new Neyland voice

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:25 am

    KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee announced today that Jeff Jarnigan is the new public address announcer at Neyland Stadium and will begin his new role when the Volunteers kick off their 2014 season against Utah State on August 31. Jarnigan follows the legendary Bobby Denton, whose iconic voice was well-known and revered by Volunteer fans during his 48 years of service in the same role. Jarnigan has served as

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  • Rec ‘kicks’ off kickball league

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:23 am

    The Morristown Parks and Recreation Department has officially kicked off the inaugural Morristown Adult Kickball League at Frank Lorino Park on Bob Spoone Field. Six Co-Ed teams will be playing in the Adult Kickball League each Monday and Thursday at 6:15, 7:15, and 8:15 p.m. Thursday’s results were: New Kicks on The Block won 6 to 4 against Kicking Rocks. The Merican Rubber Busters won 9 to 0 against Lucky

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  • Astros fall short at Bluefield, 5-3

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The Greeneville Astros began a three-game series against the Bluefield Blue Jays on Wednesday night at Bowen Field. Although the Astros made a late rally, a four-run fourth inning by the Blue Jays was too much to overcome as Bluefield held on for a 5-3 win. Each team began with a run on the scoreboard in the second inning. First, Jacob Nottingham singled and stole second to

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