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Pats, Lady Mustangs end with tie
It wasn’t a loss, but it wasn’t the ending Walker Valley girls soccer coach Nathan Brown was looking for. The Lady Mustangs came back from a 1-0 first half deficit to score two goals in the second half, but could not hold off the Chattanooga Patriots, who scored a tying goal with just minutes left in the game to force Walker Valley to settle for a 2-2 tie. “We showed some character with a goal down and came back to score two goals, which was I was very, very happy about. But it’s a tough one for us,” said a disappointed Brown about the draw. “If you listen to the Patriots, they are very hap...
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CHS Raider golfers weather Hurricanes
Although they didn’t have their best outings, Cleveland High’s golf teams kept up their winning ways Tuesday with a District 5-AAA sweep of East Hamilton. “My guys didn't play great today but also ...
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Depth chart reflects Tennessee Volunteers’ youth movement
KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee coach Butch Jones likes to compare guiding a young football team to raising children and watching them mature. The Volunteers are about to take their first steps. Tenness...
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Lagares, Gee lead Mets to 3-2 win over Braves
NEW YORK (AP) — The most comforting sight for New York Mets pitchers is Juan Lagares galloping around the outfield. Lagares hit a two-run homer and ran down one ball after another in center, sendin...
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On Tap
Wednesday, Aug. 27 GOLF Bradley Central, Cleveland, Walker Valley, Polk County at Willowbrook Invitational (Manchester), 10 a.m. SOFTBALL Sequatchie County at Ocoee Middle, 6 Thursday, Aug. 28 CROS...
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Hawks shut out Trojans in season opener
Special to the Banner The Tennessee Christian Preparatory School Hawks kicked off the 2014 football season with a bang on Monday night in Chickamauga, Ga. The offense showed promise, while the defe...
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CCC set to host Smith Memorial
The eighth annual Becky C. Smith Memorial Golf Tournament will tee off Sept. 29 at Cleveland Country Club. A Cleveland resident for 54 years, the late Becky Cooke Smith was a former business partne...
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Titans kickers will compete into preseason finale
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans still are looking for their new kicker with a competition so wide open and yet so close that both Maikon Bonani and Travis Coons will play against the Minnesot...
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Jackson returns to Falcons practice
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Steven Jackson practiced on Monday for the first time in almost a month, and Falcons coach Mike Smith said the running back is on schedule to be play in Atlanta’s season ...
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Vols’ Williams playing with a purpose
KNOXVILLE — Michael Williams’ journey to Tennessee’s defensive backfield traveled along a winding path, one that has led the redshirt sophomore to a surprising spot at the top of the depth chart Wi...
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Titans’ defensive mistakes just part of growing pains for team
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans are making some painful mistakes on defense, and first-year coach Ken Whisenhunt chalks it up to growing pains. That doesn’t mean he is OK with them. Whisenhunt was...
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Reds close out series with victory over Braves
CINCINNATI (AP) — It was a long time coming, but Alfredo Simon got his first win of the second half Simon pitched seven strong innings to earn his first win in eight starts since the All-Star break...
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