Category Archive: SPORTS

The latest sporting news from in and around Marion County and surrounding areas.

Apr 15 2014

Grundy Co. High School cheerleaders win national competition

The Grundy County High School Cheer Squad won a national competition this weekend in Pensacola, FL. The squad qualified earlier in Atlanta, and won a first place bid to compete in the southeast U.S. regional competition in Pensacola. Supporters in Grundy County helped raised the money for the girls’ hotel & food costs. There are …

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Apr 15 2014

Cuonzo Martin leaving Vols Basketball coaching position for California

California announced their new hire on Tuesday Morning, Cuonzo Martin, of the Tennessee Vols Basketball team. He replaces Mike Montgomery, who retired last month after six seasons in Berkeley. Martin went 63-41 in three seasons at Tennessee, including a 24-13 mark and an appearance in the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament this season. He …

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Sep 17 2013

SPORTS: Grundy Co. head football coach suspended for one week

After an issue with a player during halftime of last week’s game, Grundy County High School head football coach Nick Bryant was suspended from his duties for this week. Grundy County director of schools, Jody Hargis, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press in an interview that the athletic committee had determined the school’s code of …

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Sep 11 2013

SPORTS: Vols’ Bray, Couch named in Yahoo! report on SEC players who received cash benefits

KNOXVILLE – Former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray and current defensive tackle Maurice Couch have both been named in a Yahoo! Sports report on SEC players who received impermissible cash benefits while in college. Bray, now with the Kansas City Chiefs, and Couch allegedly received a combined six cash transfers from former Alabama defensive end Luther …

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Jan 27 2013

Dallas Cowboys hire Derek Dooley as wide receivers coach


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Former Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley is headed to the Dallas Cowboys as wide receivers coach. The Cowboys reported the move on their website Saturday night. Dooley will replace Jimmy Robinson, who could stay with Dallas in another capacity. The Dallas Cowboys announced the move Saturday night on their website. Dooley was …

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Jan 23 2013

Ricky Ross named new South Pittsburg Pirates head football coach

Ricky Ross

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — It’s a question that’s been on the minds of many Pirate faithful over the past month, “Who will be the new head football coach at South Pittsburg?” Well, that answer was finally given today bringing an end to much debate over the matter in the Sequatchie Valley. Former Calhoun Yellow Jackets  defensive …

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Aug 16 2012

Local radio station WTNW-AM to carry MCHS Warrior football


It’s that time of year again.  As John Ward, former “voice of the Vols,” famously said…”It’s football time in Tennessee!”  More accurately in this case, “It’s high school football time in Tennessee!” Friday night kicks off the 2012 TSSAA football season for all of the high schools in the state, however this year one team …

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Jul 16 2012

Vols’ Reese leads Puerto Rico U19 team to win over China

Incoming Tennessee freshman Derek Reese led the Puerto Rico U19 in scoring for the second consecutive game on Saturday. (Photo: Tennessee Media Relations)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tennessee basketball player Derek Reese totaled 20 points and 16 rebounds Sunday to power his Puerto Rican U19 team past China by a score of 84-71 on the final day of the 2012 Nike Global Challenge at the Washington D.C. Armory. Puerto Rico finished the three-day event with a 1-2 record to …

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Jul 16 2012

Auction for permit to hunt Elk begins this week


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The fifth permit for participation in Tennessee’s fourth managed elk hunt will be awarded to the highest bidder in an eBay auction to be held from July 19-29. Proceeds from the auction benefit the state’s elk restoration program. Since the elk hunt was implemented in 2009, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has donated …

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Dec 11 2011

VIDEO: Governor honors Pat Summitt on Sports Illustrated “Sports Woman of the Year”


Legendary Lady Vols Head Basketball Coach Pat Summitt was named Sport Illustrated’s Sports Woman of the Year last week. In a brief video statement, Governor Bill Haslam explains what makes Coach Summitt an all around Tennessee hero.

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