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Football Preview: August 29

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm

East prepared to host Governors  Despite a loss in last week’s season opener, the Morristown East Hurricanes experienced some bright spots which hopefully will continue to progress as the season rolls along. The Hurricanes faced a tall task in last Saturday’s game as they took on defending 3A state champion Alcoa. The game started with a bang for East as Bryson Stevens returned the opening kickoff 84 yards for a

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  • West routs East in three games

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Morristown West’s Kaley Muncy (9) scores a point with a kill while Morristown East’s Gia Hodges, left, and Madisson Westmoreland (23) attempt to block during Tuesday’s IMAC volleyball match at Isenberg-Siler Gymnasium.

    Morristown West took over sole possession of first place in the Inter Mountain Conference volleyball standings by rolling past Morristown East, 3-0, Tuesday night before a good crowd at Isenberg-Siler Gymnasium. The Lady Trojans won the opening game, 25-13, put down an East rally to capture the second at 25-20, and then took the final by the same score as the first game. With the victory, coach Heather Kelley’s club

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  • Bears upend Vikings 18-8

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:20 am

    East Ridge running back Jacob Ward looks for room to run against Meadowview during Tuesday’s Middle Eight Conference game at Burke-Toney Stadium in Morristown.

    Quick, accurate passing and a power running game helped East Ridge Middle School build a comfortable lead, and an opportunistic defense helped them keep it. Jacob Ward was the workhorse, helping the Bears to an 18-8 win over the Vikings Tuesday night at Burke-Toney Stadium. “We’ve been working on our blocking and technique,” East Ridge coach Andy Taylor said. “Credit the coaches, they’ve been working hard and the players have

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  • JCHS takes down Grainger in three

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Jefferson County’s Makaila Woolard (18) splits the arms of Grainger’s Langley Morgan (7)with a spike during Monday’s volleyball match at Grainger High School.

    RUTLEDGE — The Grainger Lady Grizzlies and Jefferson County Patriots battled in an epic game two of their volleyball match Monday night producing a score that is rare at the high school level. The Lady Patriots won the match over the home-standing Lady Grizzlies 3-0 but it was the second game which produced a high score at 33-31. After the Lady Pats won the first game 25-19, the two squads

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  • East golf teams grab pair of wins

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:57 am

    ROCKFORD — Morristown East’s golf teams picked up a pair of wins Monday afternoon over South-Doyle and Gibbs at Egwani Farms Golf Course. The Hurricanes won the boys’ match easily, as they posted a team score of 174 to top Gibbs (187) and South-Doyle (218). Hunter Blanken had the round of the day with a score of 35 to lead East in the win. Connor Long added a 44, while

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  • Worley more comfortable now as starting QB for UT

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Editor’s Note: This is the first of seven stories on the Tennessee football team that will run this week leading up to Sunday’s season opener against Utah State. KNOXVILLE — “Justin Worley will be our starting quarterback moving forward. He’s earned the right to be the starting quarterback at the University of Tennessee.” And with those words, Butch Jones settled the quarterback competition for good last week at the team’s

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  • Bluefield rallies with 6-run ninth to stun Astros 6-3

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 11:13 am

    GREENEVILLE — The Greeneville Astros carried a 3-0 lead over the Bluefield Blue Jays into the ninth inning on Sunday night at Pioneer Park, but a six-run ninth inning rally propelled the Blue Jays to an improbable 6-3 win. With the loss, the Astros (30-31) are now two games behind the Johnson City Cardinals and Kingsport Mets for the final playoff spot in the Appalachian League West. The majority of

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  • Jones, Lady Trojans blow away competition at WNC Carnival

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 11:11 am

    WEST XC GIRLS

    HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — Two events into the season, the Morristown West Lady Trojans cross country team now has two wins. The Lady Trojans easily took home the title at the Western North Carolina Cross Country Carnival Saturday, putting together a team score of 36 to win by 58 points over second place T.C. Roberson. The event had 13 girls’ teams. Maryville ended up in third. Makenzie Jones also made it

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  • 2014 Kickoff Classic: Morristown West wins 58-0; Morristown East falls to Alcoa

    Posted on August 24, 2014 at 1:05 am

    DeAndre Delaney

    Delaney scores four touchdowns in Trojans’ win Morristown West turned in a near record-breaking offensive performance and the defense pitched a shutout Saturday afternoon as the Trojans rolled to a 58-0 victory over West Greene in the opening game of the sixth annual Citizen Tribune Kickoff Classic at Burke-Toney Stadium. The Trojans fell just one point shy of tying the school record for most points in a game (59 vs.

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