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Randy Smith inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame

Longtime TV sportscaster and sports columnist Randy Smith has been chosen for induction into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame. The sixth class of the Hall of Fame also includes East Tennessee cartoonist Charlie Daniel; veteran Middle Tennessee journalist and journalism advocate Frank Gibson; photographer of the stars Les Leverett, 10-time Emmy Award-winning Nashville reporter …

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New UT Vols Head Football Coach has local football family ties

The University of Tennessee’s head-coaching search has been one filled with every twist and turn imaginable over the past few weeks, but it appears to be winding down now as former head coach-turned-newly appointed Athletic Director, Phillip Fulmer — a College Football Hall of Fame member, and other officials in Knoxville are now reportedly closing …

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University of Tennessee AD John Currie issues statement over decision to back out of Schiano deal

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — On Monday morning, University of Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Athletic Director John Currie issued a statement on backing out of the Schiano deal, which hit a boiling point on social media from many Vols fans on Sunday who opposed the hiring of Schiano following allegations of his knowledge of the sexual abuse …

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MCHS Warriors Jacob Saylors finishes as finalist in Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards in Div. I, Class 2A

Making it to the top three in your division and class in Tennessee’s annual Mr. Football Awards is no small task, and young athletes in Marion County seem to have what it takes to get that accomplishment under their belts, as Marion County’s Jacob Saylors has recently learned. The 5′-11″, 194lbs MCHS Senior and team …

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Richard Hardy hosting Thanksgiving Tournament next week

Basketball season is underway and Richard Hardy Memorial School’s teams are ready to go for the season with the upcoming 5th Annual RHMS Thanksgiving Tournament. It’s five days of basketball, held Thanksgiving week (excluding Thanksgiving Day), on November 20th through 22nd and November 24th & 25th at RHMS. Here’s the schedule of tourney games (all …

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TSSAA announces Mr. Football Awards semifinalists; including three from the Sequatchie Valley

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) announced today the semifinalists for the annual Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards, which will be awarded later this month in Nashville. Three players from the Sequatchie Valley along with others from the Chattanooga area and across the state have made it into the semifinals including Marion …

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Pirates, Tigers, and Warriors all headed to playoffs following wins in final week of regular season

After an amazing regular season of football action for our local teams, all three wrapped things up last week with Senior Night festivities and with big wins at home. Now we see all three teams in Marion County ready to face off in round one of the playoffs this Friday night. Now the teams turn …

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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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