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Vols open season with impressive win over Utah State

Posted on August 31, 2014 at 11:57 pm

  KNOXVILLE- With a team chocked full of new players, questions abounded for the Tennessee Volunteers as they opened the 2014 season. At least for one night, many of those questions were answered. The Vols rolled up 383 yards of total offense and the Tennessee defense harassed Utah State star quarterback Chuckie Keeton all night as the Vol faithful were treated to a 38-7 rout of the Aggies. Tennessee head

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  • Vols defense answers questions in season debut

    Posted on August 31, 2014 at 11:51 pm

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    KNOXVILLE — Entering Sunday night’s season opener against Utah State, Tennessee coach Butch Jones said his team was battling the unknowns associated with a young, inexperienced team. After the game, he and everyone watching knows more about the Vols, with the biggest thing standing out being the improvement on defense. The Tennessee defensive unit held a supposedly high-powered Aggies offense to less than 100 yards in the first half (151

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  • Canes beat Govs 35-24

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Morristown East’s Chris Logan races towards the end zone to score a touchdown during Friday night’s 35-24 win over William Blount at Burke-Toney Stadium.

    Chris Logan had the biggest night of his career Friday at Burke-Toney Stadium to propel Morristown East to a 35-24 victory over William Blount despite a record-setting air raid by the Governors. Logan carried 17 times for 181 yards and three touchdowns as the Hurricanes evened their record and handed Dewayne Wells his first victory as their head coach in the process. However it wasn’t easy because every time it

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  • Trojans topple Devils

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    GMorristown West’s Preston Long looks for room to run on a punt return against Greeneville during Friday’s game at Burley Stadium. Long scored a touchdown on a punt return in a 21-14 win.

    GREENEVILLE — There’s something about Burley Stadium that brings out the best in the Morristown West football team. The Trojans rolled into Greeneville Friday night and walked away with a 21-14 victory over the Class 4A powerhouse Greene Devils, handing the home team just their second loss at home in their last 35 home games. The other loss was a 31-28 defeat in 2012 against West. With the win, the

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  • Lady Canes sweep Cherokee 3-0

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Morristown East’s Tia Dailey, left, delivers a kill against Cherokee during Thursday’s IMAC volleyball match at Cherokee High School in Rogersville.

    ROGERSVILLE — Morristown East racked up a 3-0 victory over host Cherokee Thursday night to even its Inter Mountain Conference volleyball slate at 2-2. It was the eighth victory over for coach Holly Drinnon’s Lady Hurricanes. East won the opener 25-16 and then came from behind for a 25-20 win in game two. It was all Lady ‘Canes in the finale, as they won it 25-6. Drinnon commented, “We made

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  • Lady Trojans fall to Science Hill

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Morristown West’s Sydney Newsome (8) has a shot saved by Science Hill keeper Lee Ann Cutshall during Thursday’s match at Burke-Toney Stadium.

    Morristown West battled back to tie the match in the first half, but the numbers were against them down the stretch. The Lady Trojans’ injuries piled up and Science Hill escaped Burke-Toney Stadium with a 2-1 victory Thursday night. “You never like to lose, but it’s at least good to lose when it doesn’t count,” Morristown West coach Jennifer Murphy said. “We’re down right now. We were dropping like flies

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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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