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The Wartburg Bulldogs had a jam-packed scrimmage on Friday evening against Oliver Springs, Jellico, Tellico Plains, and Eagleton, struggling out of the gate early on, but starting to build momentum as the scrimmage played out.

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Following the sudden departure of Kevon Honeycutt, the Sunbright Tigers high school boys basketball team needed a coach to take the helm of the team. It seems as if they have found their man in former Clarkrange and Maryville College standout Hunter Crouch.

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The Wartburg Central Lady Bulldogs have a new manager for next season in current Bulldog assistant football coach Robert Drake.

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A new hoops season is not too far away for the Sunbright Lady Tigers, and new girls basketball head coach Tyler Langley hosted an Adult Co-Ed volleyball tournament at the gym this past Saturday for anyone willing to play to raise funds for his basketball squad for the upcoming season.

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With high school football season fast approaching, the Coalfield Yellow Jackets looked to continue to fine-tune what appears to be a formidable team on an overcast Thursday night against Kingston and Clinton.

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With high school football season mere weeks away, Morgan County teams are already hard at work practicing for the upcoming season. Two of these teams include the Sunbright Tigers and the Wartburg Central Bulldogs.

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With less than a month officially to go until the start of high school football season in Morgan County, at least two county teams are already hard on the grind looking to polish up the play of their skill position players with 7 on 7 scrimmages.

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In the rough-and-tumble world of professional wrestling, there is nothing quite like coming back home to the stomping grounds where you were raised. The fans seem a bit louder and the reactions seem more genuine than the normal crowd reactions.

Mountain View Raceway will return with a Regular Weekly Points Race on Saturday night, July 16. The Late Model, Sportsman, Open-Wheel Modified, 4-Cylinder, Thunder, Front-Wheel-Drive, and Developmental Sportsman Divisions will be competing on the ¼-mile high-banked clay oval.

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For Kevon Honeycutt, his tenure with the Sunbright boys basketball team turned out to be “one and done” with his departure this past week.

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It’s not everyday University of Tennessee basketball players can be spotted in Morgan County. But on July 23rd, three Vols basketball players will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans at Coalfield School for $20 apiece.

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Thanks for having records from the past that may be found in old newspapers. This week I will share the writings in the Morgan County News dated April 13, 1972 and May 18, 1972. The date may not be so important as the information given in the articles. This will help readers have the informa…

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Contrary to public opinion, the road to be in the professional wrestling business is hardly an easy one. Not just any lay person typically is able to enter that sacred fraternity.

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At the start of the year, NASCAR pundits raved about how this new car for 2022 would level the playing field. While that has been true to an extent with the rise of Trackhouse Racing and young drivers like Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric finding victory lane, to paraphrase the late “Macho M…

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The Tri-County All-Stars put up a whale of an effort, pushing the Kingston All-Stars to a second game, but it would be the Kingston All-Stars claiming the 6-and-under Dixie Youth Championship on Tuesday night.

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As football season inches closer, some area teams congregated at John R. Dillon Field in Wartburg on Thursday evening for some 7-on-7 passing league action. Wartburg would face off against Oliver Springs, Tellico Plains, and Jellico respectively.

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A magical season on the diamond for the Coalfield community was capped off by not one, not two, but three Yellow Jacket baseball players earning Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association All-State honors.

Above left: A Tri-County base-runner heads for home during Dixie Youth tournament action. The Tri-County All-Stars held off Caryville National and beat Rockwood before dropping their first loss of the double-elimination tournament on Saturday to Kingston. Above right: A young Oakdale All-Sta…

A young Oakdale All-Stars infielder makes a throw during Dixie Youth tournament action. Oakdale lost to Spring City and Caryville American to be eliminated from the tournament.

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Lots of little aspiring baseball stars congregated in Oakdale this past week as the six years old and under Dixie Youth Tournaments kicked off in Oakdale. Morgan County was represented by Oakdale and Tri-County, which consists of players from the Wartburg, Coalfield, and Oliver Springs areas…

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2022 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA youth. The application is now underway through July 27.

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After years of familiarity at the helm of Wartburg Central basketball, the ‘Dawgs boys and girls programs found themselves in unfamiliar territory after the departure of longtime boys coach Joe Layne and girls coach Jason Davis stepping away from his head coaching duties. This left the Bulld…

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With temperatures starting to heat up, so is the intensity for the upcoming middle school football season as Coalfield and Wartburg Central found themselves taking part of a passing camp at Wartburg Central Middle School this past Saturday.

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On July 21 and 22 from 3-5 p.m., the Morgan County Football Camp will be held at Central High School for young football players in Morgan County from grades two through six.

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Since 1948, the National Wrestling Alliance has been associated with the very foundation and tradition the professional wrestling business was built on. Iconic teams such as The Minnesota Wrecking Crew, The Rock & Roll Express, The Midnight Express, and others all built their legacies in…

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One of the Morgan County Fairgrounds’ more popular attractions are mudsling events, and this year’s “Mudding on the Mountain” event was a perfect example of that.

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This past week, Wartburg Speedway lost one of the most beloved competitors in track history when “Big Trav” Travis Armes passed away suddenly. “Big Trav” might not have been one of the more dominant competitors in track history, but he was what would be referred to as a “hard charger” and he…

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The Coalfield Yellow Jackets’ outstanding season came to an end on Friday afternoon as Bradford held off the Jackets for a 7-5 win. Coalfield put up three runs in the failed comeback. Aiden Sexton, Zach Armstrong, and Armstrong fueled the rally with RBIs.

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Coalfield fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 13-0 loss to Eagleville on Wednesday. Eagleville scored on a fielder’s choice by Kolten Daniel, an error, and a single by Brady Burns in the first inning.

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Seven runs in the first inning gave Coalfield all the cushion needed to keep their state playoff dreams alive in a two-day 7-5 marathon over the Lookout Valley Yellow Jackets.

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Sunbright didn’t need to look long or far for their new high school girls’ basketball coach. The Lady Tiger hoops program keeps their new hire in-house as Tyler Langley, a 2012 Sunbright graduate, takes the leap from coaching the middle school girls’ team to now coaching the high school squad.

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For one Morgan County team, a dream season continued while for another one, it was the end of the road as the Coalfield Yellow Jackets kept their bid for a state title alive with a win against Oakdale on Monday, 9-4

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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.

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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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