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Morristown East’s Bailey Overbay (10) breaks free for an 82-yard punt return touchdown in the third quarter of Thursday’s game against Jefferson County at Burke-Toney Stadium. Overbay also had an 88-yard kickoff return touchdown and 11 tackles on defense in a 28-14 victory for the Hurricanes.

Overbay’s huge game lifts East past JCHS 28-14 on senior night

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Morristown East’s Bailey Overbay certainly knows how to celebrate senior night. Overbay returned both a kickoff and punt for touchdowns and racked up 11 tackles Thursday night as the Hurricanes tuned up for the playoffs with a 28-14 victory over Jefferson County at Burke-Toney Stadium. The ‘Canes closed regular season play at 6-4 and finished 4-3 in Inter Mountain Conference action. They will find out their playoff opponent when the

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  • Grainger closes strong, routs rival Claiborne 34-6

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Grainger’s Justin Lawless (37) picks up big yardage during the Grizzlies’ 34-6 victory over rival Claiborne, Thursday, in Rutledge.

      RUTLEDGE — After a scoreless first quarter, the Grainger Grizzlies exploded with three touchdowns in a minute and 18 seconds in the second quarter and that propelled them to a 34-6 win over Claiborne in the season finale for both teams. The Grizzlies were flying all over the field on defense and it resulted in two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. Grainger’s defense held the

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  • West girls seek program’s fifth cross country state championship

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 11:23 am

    The Morristown West girls cross country team will look to claim their second straight TSSAA Class AAA state championship Saturday afternoon at Percy Warner Park’s Steeplechase Course in Nashville. From left, is West head coach Raymond Farmer, Elizabeth Liposky, Maggie Layer, Makenzie Jones, Chantal Wilson, Jessica Lord, Cherie Wilson and Katlyn Haas.

    The run for a fifth state title for the Morristown West Lady Trojans cross country team will commence Saturday afternoon at the Percy Warner Park Steeplechase Course in Nashville, and once again they are heavy favorites to return to Hamblen County as champions. The Lady Trojans have won all but two meets they have entered this season, finishing second in the Knights Crossing Invitational in Salem, Virginia, to Blacksburg High

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  • Trojans close regular season at Cocke County

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 11:20 am

    For Morristown West football coach Lamar Brown, the 2014 season has flown by, and Friday night marks the end of their regular season. The Trojans (6-3, 4-2 IMAC) travel to Newport to take on Cocke County (3-6, 3-3 IMAC) in the regular season finale at Larry Williams Stadium, in a game that is all about pride and bragging rights for the Fighting Cocks while West is playing for playoff seeding.

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  • ‘Canes set for battle with Patriots on senior night

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:19 am

    While teams are never content with moral victories, the Morristown East Hurricanes have a lot to hang their hat on after last week’s thriller at undefeated South-Doyle. East carried the fight to the Cherokees throughout the entire contest before falling 13-10. The ‘Canes defense was stellar, limiting the fifth-ranked team in the state to a season low 248 yards of total offense. South-Doyle had to score the winning touchdown with

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  • Patriots look to close season on high note

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:18 am

    DANDRIDGE — Thursday night at Burke-Toney Stadium, one team will see its season come to an end while the other will be playing to fine tune itself for the TSSAA Class 6A playoffs beginning next week. The Jefferson County Patriots (2-7, 2-4 IMAC) will play their final game of what has been a difficult 2014 season when they travel to Morristown to take on IMAC rival Morristown East (5-4, 3-3

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  • Late goal propels Tusculum past C-N

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Tusculum’s Kelli McCalla (21) fights off a Carson-Newman player during the teams contest on Monday night at McCown Field.

    JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman battled Tusculum to a stalemate for the first 87 minutes of their game at McCown Field Monday night. With less than three minutes to go in the match, the Pioneers got the goal that they needed, escaping with a 1-nil victory over the Lady Eagles in their South Atlantic Conference contest. “It’s a shame for the girls again,” C-N coach Richard Moodie said. “I thought we

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  • Dobbs proves he should be UT’s QB

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs (11) fires a pass under pressure from Alabama’s Trey DePriest (33) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, in Knoxville.

    KNOXVILLE — The future is now for Josh Dobbs. The plan for Dobbs seemed to be to redshirt the Tennessee sophomore signal-caller this season so he could have three full years to run Butch Jones’ offensive scheme. But the injury to starter Justin Worley last week changed all that. The Vols started Nathan Peterman against Alabama in the hopes he could move the offense but after he failed to get

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  • Sparks overtakes Bear Bryant with 324th career victory in 35-34 Eagles win

    Posted on October 26, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks speaks with his team after their victory at Burke-Tarr Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

    JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman’s homecoming crowd was pretty quiet in the middle of the second quarter Saturday afternoon at Burke-Tarr Stadium. Visiting North Greenville shocked 17th-ranked Carson-Newman with two long touchdown drives before scoring two more TD’s after interceptions to grab a 28-7 lead with 6:22 left in the half. However, the Eagles rallied behind the running of Andy Hibbett and Damian Baker and sent the crowd home happy by

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