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Longtime JCHS assistant John Hill dies

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 11:22 am

DANDRIDGE — A constant presence on the Jefferson County High School basketball sidelines passed away late Saturday night, sending a shockwave of grief through the JCHS community. John Hill, a longtime assistant coach for both programs at Jefferson County after coaching at the former Maury High School as well, died in his sleep late Saturday night. The cause of death was not immediately known. He was 69. Hill was described

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  • Greeneville completes four-game sweep of Pirates

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 11:19 am

    GREENEVILLE — It was a stormy night at Pioneer Park on Sunday, but the rain did not stop the Greeneville Astros from rolling to a 7-3 win and a four-game series sweep of the Bristol Pirates. The Astros, currently second in the Appalachian League West standings, are now 5-1 against the Pirates on the season. All nine Astros’ hitters picked up at least one hit on the night, but Cesar

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  • Sunshine Girls: Morristown loses wild game in Florida

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Sunshine Girls

    FORT MYERS, FLORIDA – With a first pitch starting at 10 a.m. and the last pitch ending after 6 p.m., the Morristown 13-14 girls team were shown first hand how crazy Florida’s weather could be. After enduring two lightning delays and a long rain delay, the Morristown team representing Tennessee fell to Virginia 12-8 in the opening round of pool play in the Southeast Regional Tournament. Morristown will face West

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  • Sparks, Eagles unveil new uniforms

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks and the Eagles football team recently announced and unveiled numerous changes to their football uniforms for the upcoming season.

    JEFFERSON CITY – After the debut of Carson-Newman’s new Nike Foggy grey uniforms, the Eagles took to the catwalk for a fashion show to display all 16 of their uniform combinations Thursday at the Ken Sparks Athletic Complex. The Eagles can throw together different arrangements of Nike Pro Combat (blue and white), Beast (orange) and Get Loose (the new Foggy grey) uniforms. “This was real fun,” defensive end William Alderman

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  • Astros drop close game to Mets, 1-0

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:59 am

    GREENEVILLE – The Greeneville Astros (15-18), after splitting two games at Kingsport, hosted the Mets (16-16) in the rubber match at Pioneer Park on Thursday night. In the sixth inning, the Mets scored the lone run of the game on a solo homer from Ivan Wilson to give them a 1-0 victory to claim the split series. Despite having just two hits in the game, the Astros nearly tied it

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  • Junior League boys eliminated by one run in Tennessee State tourney

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Nick Jeffers of Morristown swings in the Junior League boys state tournament held in Portland. Morristown lost in the championship to Lexington, 8-7.

    PORTLAND – Trailing 8-7 with the bases loaded in the state championship, the Morristown Junior League boys team had their chance to win in the bottom of the final inning. In the end, the Cinderella run by coach Mike Martin’s team wasn’t meant to be as Lexington held on to capture the one-run victory. Morristown trailed one point at 5-0 and later 8-3, but clawed their way back with all

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  • Junior League wins twice, will play for title; Senior League boys eliminated

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:34 am

    The Morristown Junior League prays after a victory over Spring Hill and Goodlettesville to move into state championship game on Wednesday. The team won two games on Tuesday to advance to the state championship, which will start today in Portland.

    PORTLAND – After losing to Gallatin early in the tournament, the Morristown Junior League boys continue to grind their way to the top of the state tournament. After picking up to victories on Tuesday, the thoughts of making the championship game as became a reality for coach Mike Martin’s team. Morristown opened the day with a 10-5 victory over Spring Hill and then disposed Goodletsville 19-9 to advance to the

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

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:53 am

    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.

    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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