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Pioneers come back to beat Pats

High school football week zero Video included

David Crockett vs Sullivan East; Volunteer vs Happy Valley; South Greene vs Sullivan Central More>>

Prep football starts August 22nd

Three Rivers Conference jamboree Video included

Sullivan North and Happy ValleySullivan East vs Johnson Co.Elizabethton vs Sullivan South More>>

Marshall was formerly the assistant wrestling coach

Tim Marshall named THS New Wrestling Coach

Tim Marshall has been named the new head wrestling coach for Tennessee High School. Coach Marshall was formerly the assistant wrestling coach for two years and has eight years of experience coaching wrestling. He is the founder of the Vikings Wrestling Club, a program for Bristol area for kids in kindergarten through eighth grades. Coach Marshall is a local small business owner and sales representative. He graduated from Emory Henry College with a degree in business management and holds an M... More>>

Indians and Toppers put on a show

High school Big 7 football jamboree Video included

Tennessee High vs Sullivan CentralDobyns-Bennett vs Science HillDaniel Boone vs David Crockett More>>

Bearcats hope last season creates more success Video included

Last season could serve as a watershed moment in the Michael Crist era at Virginia High School.

Toppers, Indians football set to join 'Super 6' in 2015 Video included

The bus rides are about to get longer, and the schedules are about to change for the Dobyns-Bennett and Science Hill football teams after the TSSAA approved the 'Super 6' classification Monday. More>>

Warriors missed the playoffs last season

Happy Valley football preview Video included

Last season was not a typical season for the Happy Valley Warriors who missed the playoffs. That's why the Warriors have been working extra hard getting ready for the upcoming season. With returning stand-outs such as Austin Hicks and Phillip Garland the Warriors are trying to do something that some seniors have never done and that's play in a playoff game. Warriors will open up on August 21st at Volunteer. More>>

Pats won one game last season

Sullivan East football preview Video included

The Sullivan East Patriots are looking for growth this season under head coach Mike Locke. The Patriots have experience, but they are still young with 21 sophomores, 5 seniors and 12 upperclassmen. Led by quarterback Aaron Frye and his top wide receiver Gunner Griffith the Patriots won one game last season. Even though they are in the tough 3 Rivers Conference, this team knows big things are coming in time...They open the season on August 21st at home against David Crockett More>>

High School preview: Greeneville Greene Devils


Greeneville has become "Title Town" on this end of the state, after winning back to back state championships in 2010 and 11, and making deep runs into the playoffs the last two seasons.This year's version of the Greene Devils are expecting to make the trip to Cookeville again this year, but they are going to have to do it with out four all-state players lost to graduation.When the program won their back to back state championships, they ran the ball very effectively, and to bring home another... More>>

Sullivan Central's Tunnell signs with Tennessee Wesleyan


Kyle Tunnell of Sullivan Central High School, signed his letter of intent to take his talents to Tennessee Wesleyan this afternoon.The Cougar outfielder signed on the dotted line with the Bulldogs, after a Wesleyan coach saw him hit a triple in a tournament earlier this year.For tunnel, heading down to Athens, Tennessee for college, is a perfect fit.According to Tunnell, "It's a small college... You can get a lot of one on one in the classroom...the ball is really great there...in 2012 they w... More>>

New coach McElwee hopes to keep Unicoi County moving forward Video included

Unicoi County has a new coach and a new system by way of California. Bob McElwee is the new guy at the top. More>>

Burger key to Crockett's success this year Video included

When you talk about David Crockett football right now, it's tough to think of any name before that of junior Quarterback Ryan Burger. More>>

Cloudland motivated by late season collapse Video included

As far as needing a little motivation, the Cloudland football team has it in bunches. More>>

Tennessee High needs to replace leaders in order to succeed Video included

The Stone Castle has a fresh layer of turf, and the Tennessee High football team that plays on it is hoping to get back to past glory under its second year head coach. More>>

Blazers used offseason to build for success Video included

After coming within a few seconds of beating Dobyns-Bennett last year and getting in the playoffs, Daniel Boone has big ideas about the 2014 football season. More>>

Tournament raised around 15 thousand

12th annual Coalition for Kids Golf Classic Video included

Several golfers teed it up early Thursday morning for the 12th annual Coalition for kids golf classic sponsored by Pepsi at Warriors Path golf course. Coalition for Kids serves over 350 kids a day, but this year they lost 25 thousand dollars in city funding, so tournaments like this helps provide those special need items. This tournament helps raise around 15-thousand dollars for C-4-K. More>>

Rebels will be led by their quarterback Wieger

Sullivan South football preview Video included

Despite winning a playoff game over Knoxville Carter last season the Sullivan South Rebels still finished the year with a bad taste in their mouth. The Rebels were on cruise control for an undefeated season, until they ran into Elizabethton in the last game of the year. That lose and missing out on the conference championship has motivated this team during the off-season. with star quarterback Dylan Wieger back under center and a good core around him South comes into the season very hungry.... More>>

Cyclones Thomas held out of drills

Elizabethton Cyclones football preview Video included

Now that Elizabethton Cyclones running back Ethan Thomas has gotten a tune up, his engine should be purring like a kitten when the season gets underway. Currently Thomas who has rushed for almost 45-hundred yards and 44 touchdowns in his career is sitting out of drills after having his knee scooped earlier this month. The Cyclones will not have a problem getting into the endzone, but they could have a problem keeping other people out. Cyclones will open up against Daniel Boone on August 22nd. More>>

Indians finished 6-5 last season

Dobyns-Bennett football team prepares for the season Video included

Things didn't exactly go according to plan for the Dobyns-Bennett football team last year. The Indians finished six-and-five, and they lost to Science Hill for the first time in 20 years. Was it disappointing? Of course. But with a coach like Graham Clark and a history like they have, there's no reason to panic. D-B was really young last year, so those younger guys have experience to fall back on, and last year's struggles have them more motivated than ever. Coach Clark said one key to impr... More>>

Toppers will have 2 quarterbacks this season

Science Hill Hilltoppers practice in pads Video included

They already had a chance to get out in helmets and shoulder pads, but Monday was a big day for high school football players. That's because they finally threw on full pads. Few teams should be more excited than Science Hill. The Toppers took the big seven title and won a playoff game last year, and they have so much talent back they're making a bold move. Coach Stacy Carter is having conference player of the year Malik McGue split time at quarterback with junior Justin Bedard, and everyon... More>>

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