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Earnhardt wants more in ’15 with new chief
(AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. imagined his Nationwide Series trophy was a chalice, tipped it back and acted like he was taking a big swig of champagne or beer — the beverages of choice for NASCAR winners and champions. Earnhardt had plenty of practice chugging this season. He left Homestead-Miami Speedway with one more keepsake for the home office — he's running out of room with a corner of his North Carolina home occupied with a Martinsville grandfather clock — and validation that his foray into team ownership was the right call nearly a decade ago. Earnhardt's career renaissance in 2014 was c...
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On Tap 11-20
Thursday, Nov. 20 BASKETBALL Tennessee Temple at Lee, 6 Ocoee Middle at Meigs, 6:30 BOWLING Bradley Central (B) at Hixson (Hixson), 3:30 Walker Valley vs. McCallie/GPS (Hixson), 3:30 WRESTLING NW W...
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Gobbler ready to run at Cleveland Speedway
Special to the Banner The annual Joe Lee Johnson Gobbler Race is scheduled with the Southern All Stars Series Friday night at Cleveland Speedway. The payout for the event is estimated at close to $...
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Local Notes 11-20
BASEBALL The fifth annual Tryout Tune-Up for ages 5-15 will be held in January. The Tune-Up will be held on four Sundays; Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 2-5 p.m. Tune-Up will focus on all basic baseba...
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Scoggins signs with Bryan
A volleyball pipeline between Walker Valley and Bryan College became even better established on Wednesday as senior Katelin Scoggins signed with the Dayton school. Scoggins is the third Lady Mustan...
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Titans rookie QB wants a win
NASHVILLE (AP) — Zach Mettenberger knows exactly what happens when he doesn’t use the proper technique when throwing to his left. “I throw picks to the other team,” the Titans rookie quarterback sa...
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Next man in for Vols on Saturday
KNOXVILLE — Butch Jones and his staff preach that every member of the Vols should practice as if they were a starter. On Saturday that mantra will benefit Tennessee. Several members of Team 118 are...
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About time! Many SEC teams ready to take a break
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M, LSU and Kentucky are off this week and five other teams in the Southeastern Conference get a respite from the rigors of league play with nonconference games...
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Jones happy with Tuesday practice
KNOXVILLE — Butch Jones was happy with the Vols’ spirited and energetic practice on Tuesday as Tennessee continues prep for No. 19/20 Missouri at Neyland Stadium this Saturday. “We had very good en...
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No charges yet for two Vols under investigation
KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and cornerback Michael Williams have been identified as subjects of a rape investigation, according to a Knoxville Police report released Tuesday....
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Lady Colts drop close one
The Ocoee Middle School Lady Colts dropped a close contest to South Cumberland County Middle, 46-43, Tuesday night. The Lady Colts fell behind early before Sarah Knipp caught fire in the second qua...
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On Tap 11-19
Wednesday, Nov. 19 BOWLING Silverdale at Bradley Central (B) (Leisure Time), 3:45 SOCCER NCCAA Regional Campbellsville (Ky.) at Lee (W), 6 Thursday, Nov. 20 BASKETBALL Tennessee Temple at Lee, 6 Oc...
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Lady Raiders fall to Alcoa by Staff Reports

On Tap 11-18

Lady Mustangs win two, lose two by Staff Reports