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The late American journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson once said, “Buy the ticket, take the ride.” The loyal followers of Coalfield baseball bought their tickets all season long and are now taking the ride to the TSSAA Class A State Tournament with the #2-ranked in the state Coalfield Ye…

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Even though their eight-run lead was drastically reduced by the end, Coalfield still held off Greenback for a 9-8 victory on Wednesday. Greenback put up seven runs in the failed comeback. Landon Clifford, Brady Allison, Brady Collins, Allison, and Kooper Williams all picked up RBIs in the rally.

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Superstitions and baseball go hand in hand like peanuts and Cracker-Jack. For this Coalfield team, there were certainly more than a few quirky superstitions that may have helped fuel the magical run by this year’s Coalfield baseball team during the region and sectional tournaments when a wee…

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In small communities such as Coalfield, it’s hardly uncommon for a son to play the same sport as their father. What is unique, however, is five sons who followed in the footsteps of five fathers on the 2022 Coalfield Yellow Jackets baseball squad.

A twilight double header in Greenback on Wednesday night was set to determine the District 4 TSSAA Baseball Champion for 2022. The night’s action would find two locals, the Oakdale Eagles facing off with the Midway Green Waves in the late afternoon with the winner of that contest taking on t…

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One of the most prolific runs in Sunbright Lady Tigers basketball history has officially come to an end. Rusty Yaden stepped down from his coaching duties this past week at Sunbright, ending one of the Lady Tigers’ most successful runs in school history.

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Despite their best efforts, Wartburg Central fell to Oneida 10-9 on Tuesday on the final play of the game. Oneida trailed 9-7 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Shoemaker doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring three runs.

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Coalfield clinched the district championship in dramatic fashion, with an 11-9 walk-off victory over Oneida. The game was tied at nine with Coalfield Yellow Jackets Varsity batting in the bottom of the seventh when Levi Heidel homered into right field on a 3-1 count, scoring two runs.

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Zach Armstrong wasted no opportunities at the plate on Tuesday, driving in five on three hits to lead Coalfield past Oliver Springs 12-2 on Tuesday. Armstrong drove in runs on a single in the first, a single in the second, a double in the fourth, and a sacrifice fly in the fifth.

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Coalfield defeated Wartburg Central 24-0 on Monday as three pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Tucker West got Aiden Vespie to hit into a fielder’s choice to finish off the game.

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The track and field Team competed Wednesday at Jefferson County High School in the TSSAA D1 Class A East Sectional. The weather was beautiful and it was a great day to be at the track.

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As I watched the finish of the most recent NASCAR race at Darlington, I saw Joey Logano put the bumper to the back of William Byron to get him out of the way so Logano could win the race. While all of this unfolded, a foreign thought crossed my mind... could Joey Logano be NASCAR’s new “Inti…

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The Coalfield Yellow Jackets almost notched an impressive win over the Oak Ridge Wildcats, but Coalfield lost the lead late in a 7-4 loss to Oak Ridge on Tuesday. The game was tied at four with Oak Ridge batting in the top of the seventh when an error scored three runs for Oak Ridge.

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Wartburg’s three pitchers didn’t allow a single hit, as the Bulldogs defeated Sunbright 13-3 on Thursday. Tanner Johnson struck out Shannon to get the last out of the game.

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It came down to the wire on Monday, with the Oakdale Eagles winning on a walk-off double in the late innings that sealed their victory over Wartburg Central. The game was tied at 11 with Oakdale batting in the bottom of the eighth when Timmy Holder doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, s…

The Kingston administration and boys basketball team made a big announcement Friday afternoon with the reveal of who the new head coach would be.

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COALFIELD: Caanan Bowling, Brock Jones, Eli Roberts, Nick Cagley, Landon Lowe, Bryson Ridge, Cole Hines, Isaiah Sheldon, Coalton Henry, Landon Galyon, Brayden Burgess, Haden Hicks and Levi Mullins

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Even though the Bulldogs led halfway through Friday evening’s baseball contest with Scott County, the ‘Dawgs gave up three runs each in the fifth and sixth innings and a late rally bid fell short as Wartburg fell 8-6 to the ‘Landers.

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Despite giving up three runs in the second inning, the #2-ranked team in the state in Coalfield still knocked off Oakdale 14-4 on Thursday. Oakdale’s big inning was driven by a groundout by Sydney Gregory and an error on a ball put in play by Brendyn Arnold.

Friday night at Terry Coker Field in Wartburg the Rockwood Tigers and the Wartburg Bulldogs faced off for the first of a two game series between the two non District rivals, the second of which to be played in Rockwood on Monday night. Both teams appear well placed in their Districts and app…

Megan Armstrong went 3 for 3 with 5 RBI’s including crushing two homeruns as Oliver Springs traveled to Sunbright and defeated the Lady Tigers by a final score of 15-0 in three innings.

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Despite keeping pace early on, the Coalfield Lady Jackets softball squad took a 20-3 loss on Thursday evening to the Oneida Lady Indians.

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Nowhere else on the NASCAR schedule is one place more synonymous to Earnhardt fans than Talladega is. In the glory days of NASCAR, it was Dale Sr. leading the charge. Dale Jr. would take the family Talladega mantle after his father’s tragic death. When Dale Jr. retired to the commentary boot…

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The Sunbright track and field squad was back in action this week with two meets the team competed in. The Sunbright Track & Field Team meet results at Powell on Tuesday were as followed:

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Jonah Freels, a junior from Sunbright, and Caleb Quinney, a senior from Wartburg Central, competed at the Vol Classic track meet today (Saturday). This meet had top athletes from across Tennessee plus nine other states.

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Noah Hamby Road Bridge over Island Creek on Catoosa WMA in Morgan County is closed for replacement and expected to reopen by Nov. 30, 2022. The updated bridge will improve travel and safety for users of the area for years to come.

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Despite trailing 5-0 at one point in the game, the Coalfield Lady Jackets got their bats hot and rallied to win the game on a walk-off single from Halle Wilson for the 10-9 come from behind win.

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The Coalfield Yellow Jackets baseball squad continues to roll like a well-oiled machine following an 8-3 win over Oakdale on Tuesday evening.

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The bright lights of the bullring known as Wartburg Speedway were back on this past Saturday night to kick off the 2022 race season with eight classes in action.

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Adversity was the theme of the week for the Sunbright track and field squad, battling the cold weather and injuries the past week in meets in York and Farragut with some promising results for the squad.

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SEVIERVILLE — The Tennessee Smokies have announced the team will host its Smokies Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at Smokies Stadium on June 18 at 8 a.m. Early packet pick-up will take place on June 17, from 4-7 p.m. inside The Batter’s Box Bar + Grill.

Friday night at the Sports Complex in Rockwood, the Tigers played host to the Yellow Jackets from Coalfield.

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It was a dominant display on a blustery Thursday evening in Oakdale by the Wartburg Central Lady Bulldogs as Wartburg cruised to a 16-0 win over Oakdale.

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Coalfield’s Zach and Dylan Stewart made their triumphant pro wrestling trek back home to a full house at Joe Cazana Promotions’ ”Coalfield Carnage” show. The Stew Crew is seen here hitting a double shoulder tackle to Elliott Russell, one half of the former NWA World Tag Team Champions, The H…

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Over the years, Amelia Miller had put together a solid basketball career at Oakdale en route to scoring over 1,000 career points during her time with the Lady Eagles. This past Friday, Miller and her friends, family, and coaches gathered to celebrate the next step in her basketball career as…

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The impact Darlene Headrick had on the community of Oakdale and its softball legacy from 1986 to 2003 is immeasurable, but now her name has been immortalized in Oakdale sports history as Oakdale dedicated their revamped softball field prior to last week’s game against Sunbright to the legacy…

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Sunbright’s track and field team had their first meet of the season at York Institute in Jamestown against York, Clarkrange, and Scott County and came away with some stellar showings.

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One thing about NASCAR is that the sport is constantly evolving, and one such evolution was the reconfiguration of the mile and a half Atlanta Motor Speedway into a high banked superspeedway. The best way to think of the action we saw at Atlanta this weekend was to think of it as diet restri…

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If you looked just at the score, you wouldn’t realize how closely the Oakdale Eagles and Oliver Springs Bobcats baseball squads played against each other for four and a half innings, but an eight-run bottom of the fifth inning gave Oakdale the power needed to come out with the 15-5 win over …

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