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Boldin named new head football coach for Whitwell

Whitwell High School has named a new head coach for the school’s football program, coming just weeks after their most recent head coach, Tracy Malone, resigned after one season to pursue a different line of work. School officials have promoted from within this time while looking for stability by naming Randall Boldin as the Tiger’s …

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Tracy Malone resigns position as WHS football coach

Tracy Malone has resigned as the head football coach at Whitwell High School to pursue a career outside of the coach profession, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/2kdH2Fs). In the interview with the paper, Malone states that this is the best decision for his family, citing the long drive to Whitwell each day …

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Kick off 2017 with free hikes at Tennessee State Parks

Tennessee State Parks will sponsor free, guided hikes at 55 parks beginning on Dec. 31, and going throughout the day on Jan. 1st. “Our First Day Hikes are our most popular annual guided event statewide,” said Deputy Commissioner for Parks and Conservation Brock Hill. “It’s a great way to start your New Year’s resolutions off right and …

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Vols to honor Gatlinburg fire victims by wearing Smoky Gray uniforms in bowl game

To honor the victims of the Gatlinburg wildfires from earlier this month, the Tennessee Vols football team will don their smoky gray uniforms when they play Nebraska in the Music City Bowl. The game is scheduled for December 30 in Nashville. Tennessee typically only wears the gray alternate uniforms for special occasions or games. The …

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Marion County High School’s Alex Kirkendoll wins 2016 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award for Class 2A Lineman of the Year

The 2016 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards banquet was held on Monday at Nissan Stadium — home of the Tennessee Titans — in Nashville. The Marion County area was well represented in Division I Class 2A with two of the star lineman from Marion County High School in the running as finalists for the coveted …

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SPHS football player released from Alabama jail Thursday related to June incident; now under house arrest in Alabama

An update on a story we brought you earlier, South Pittsburg Pirate football #17 wide receiver, Dylan McQueen, was released Thursday after serving three days in jail. As conditions of his release; however, he must stay with his mother in Jackson County, Alabama, where he will be placed under house arrest and must wear an …

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MCHS opponents from 2015 State Game and defending AA State Champs Trezevant forfeits remaining games due to grade violations

Memphis newspaper, The Commercial Appeal, is reporting that defending State AA Champs Memphis Trezevant has forfeited their football season due to grade violations. Officials say discrepancies found on Trezevant High School football players’ transcripts are leading to game forfeitures and an internal investigation by Shelby County Schools, the district announced Thursday. According to the article …

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High School Football Preview for Friday, Sept. 23rd

High school football season in the Sequatchie Valley is going by pretty fast this year, but there’s still a lot of big games to play and several of those are in week 6 tonight in Tennessee!  Plus, it’s the FIRST Friday night of FALL! Here’s the preview of those games and others for our local …

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Brainerd High Protest of National Anthem at game in Jasper tonight a “no-go”…

It’s recently been reported that the Brainerd High School football team had plans to protest during our country’s National Anthem at tonight’s football game against the Marion County Warriors in Jasper. MarionCountyMessenger.com has since learned that those plans or anything similar have been canceled, and according to Brainerd’s principal simply were never true. Tonight Marion …

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High School Football Preview for Friday, Sept. 16th

Hard to believe, but we’re already at week five for high school football in Tennessee, which gets underway tonight in the Sequatchie Valley. Last week saw the longest-running rivalry in the state between Marion County and South Pittsburg, but this week brings some real action as both of those teams face some major opponents this …

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Marion County High Football placed on probation by TSSAA

Marion County High School’s football program has been investigated by the TSSAA and has been placed on probation.This is the second time the school has been placed on probation by the TSSAA in the past four years. According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press (bit.ly/2cpWOgO), the TSSAA released a statement this afternoon that outlines violations …

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SPHS football player charged as an adult with felonies to play in tonight’s game against Marion County

MarionCountyMessenger.com has learned that a South Pittsburg High School football player who was charged along with three other teens in a home invasion and robbery in June will be eligible to play in tonight’s game against rival Marion County High School. Dylan McQueen, 17, was one of the four teens that were charged with burglary …

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