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Heflin, Fowler fire Trojans past Abingdon

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 12:07 pm

KINGSPORT — Morristown West’s Will Heflin and Andrew Fowler combined to toss a two-hit shutout in the Trojans 8-0 victory over Abingdon (Va.) in the Kingsport Invitational Saturday to finish the event 4-0. West (18-7) pushed three runs across in the second inning, two more in the third and fourth frames and one last run in the fifth to pull out the win. Heflin, Matt McDonald and Chase Connelly each

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  • Grizzlies never trail, rout Blazers

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, of Spain, right, is defended by Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard in the second half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball Western Conference playoff series Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies won 100-86.

    MEMPHIS (AP) — Beno Udrih is doing his best to make sure the Memphis Grizzlies can ease Mike Conley and Tony Allen back into the lineup from their injuries. Udrih scored 20 points in the best playoff game of his career, and the Grizzlies never trailed in routing Portland 100-86 Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round series. “Beno gets the game ball,” Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph said. “With Mike

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  • Swann’s love of running leads her to compete in Boston Marathon

    Posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Morristown native Andee Swann, center, will compete in the Boston Marathon on Monday. Swann, pictured with her daughters Allie, left, and Katie, is a physical education teacher for grades Kindergarten through second grade at Alpha Primary School.

    Not many people have the drive to run to the end of the street, let alone 26.2 miles just for fun. Andee Swann is one of those people. Swann, who has spent a good portion of her life as a cross country and now marathon runner, will fly to Boston Sunday to compete in one of the most recognized marathon races on the planet, as she will run in the

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  • Spring Strides for Special Olympics 5K set for May 3

    Posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:43 am

    The Spring Strides for Special Olympics 5K and Mile Fun Run will be held on Saturday, May 3 at Panther Creek State Park. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. the day of the event with the one-mile fun run set for an 8 a.m. start. The 5K race is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. start. Registration fees for the event are $25 for the 5K race and $15 for the

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  • Smokies clinch series with 7-1 win over Blue Wahoos

    Posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:41 am

    The Smokies’ Ryan Dent crosses home plate during his team’s contest against Pensacola  on Saturday.

    KODAK — Tennessee Smokies’ pitcher Felix Pena is making sure history does not repeat itself. In 2014, Pena found out the hard way the confines at Smokies Park were far from friendly as he went 0-3 with an ERA that ballooned to over 16. Conversely, Pena was stellar on the road as he compiled a 2-1 record with a minuscule 1.62 ERA. Pena and the Smokies hope Saturday night’s performance

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  • West nets pair of 9-0 wins over East

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Morristown West’s Parker Ashford returns a shot against Morristown East’s Ben Rush during Thursday’s matches at Frank Lorino Park.

    When Morristown East and West meet in any other sport, it’s a bitter rivalry, but when they meet on the tennis court, it seems to be more of a friendly face-off. Regardless of the status, one thing has been a constant, total West domination. That was the case on Thursday as the Trojans were able to sweep the Hurricanes on both the boys and girls’ contests 9-0. Even with the

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  • Lady Patriots drop East 7-2

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Morristown East pitcher Casi McDaniel works during Thursday’s game against Jefferson County at King Park.

    The Jefferson County Lady Patriots used a four-run sixth inning to break open a tightly contested Inter Mountain Conference softball game Thursday evening at King Park, and they never trailed in defeating Morristown East 7-2. The Lady Patriots pushed across two early runs in the second inning before the Lady Hurricanes bounced back with a tally in the third. After Jefferson County scored another in the fourth and East responded

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  • C-N’s Stepp, Davis to compete at Penn Relays

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 10:09 am

    PHILADELPHIA — Carson-Newman track and field athletes TJ Davis and Tanner Stepp will participate in the 2015 Penn Relays after stellar performances from each athlete earned them an invite to one of the most prestigious events in America. Davis will compete in the long jump, while Stepp’s event will be the high jump. Stepp, a graduate of Jefferson County High School, earned first place with a 6’11 ½ jump in

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  • Cubs’ top prospects set to start season with Smokies

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Chicago Cubs 2014 first round pick Kyle Schwarber speaks with the media during the Tennessee Smokies Media Day Event on Tuesday in Kodak.

    KODAK — Big name prospects and Southern League veterans once again populate the Tennessee Smokies roster. The Chicago Cubs farm hands boast three of the team’s top six prospects this season, with catcher and 2014 first round pick Kyle Schwarber leading the way. Returning for a second stint with the Smokies is pitcher C.J. Edwards, who has bounced back from a shoulder injury last year into the bullpen. He’s joined

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