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Local High School Football kicks-off tonight with Sequatchie Valley Jamboree

It’s that time once again for high school football action in the Sequatchie Valley, and it all starts tonight with the annual Sequatchie Valley Jamboree! Teams from across the valley and around the area will take the field tonight at this year’s host, Sequatchie County High School, in Dunlap, as area teams play each other …

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Crash in Marion County claims life of former well-known pro motorcycle racer

An early morning crash on Monday, June 5th, 2017, claimed the life of a well-known former area pro motorcyclist. Known by the nickname “Revvin’ Kevin” in his years racing, 55-year-old Kevin Rentzell of Chattanooga was driving a dumptruck along US Highway 41 just inside Marion County when he crashed. According to officials with the Tennessee …

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Former Trezevant principal calls out football program and district leaders, citing ‘illegal and ethical wrongdoings’ in resignation letter

Following up on a story we brought you in September 2016, principal Ronnie Mackin of Trezevant High School in Memphis has resigned his position from the school district citing that the Shelby County School district “promotes dishonesty, fraud and misrepresentations of academic progress in order to promote athletic success,” a statement which puts a dark …

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Lady Tigers’ winning season comes to an end at Spring Fling in Murfreesboro to Jackson Christian

The TSSAA Spring Fling softball championship games continued on Wednesday in Murfreesboro, with many of the games delayed until later in the day due to rain. In Class A, the Lady Tigers of Whitwell who’ve torn up the diamond all season had to win to stay alive. And that determination stayed strong throughout the game …

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TSSAA Spring Fling Baseball & Softball Results and Schedule

Follow the results and schedule of this year’s TSSAA Spring Fling games in Murfreesboro with the TSSAA… Locally, the Class A, Lady Tigers softball team from Whitwell has advanced in the championship games. We are watching results from those games and others around the state here from the TSSAA! Tweets by tssaa FROM ALL OF …

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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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