Local Sports

Morgan angler wins $500K tourney

Pro fisherman Brad Knight of Morgan County picked up the first win of his Fishing League Worldwide career. Over the weekend. Knight hauled in a total of 51 pounds, 12 ounces of fish. Sunday, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Knight weighed-in eleven pounds and seven ounces on day four of the …

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ORRA hires Moore at Atomic Rowing coach

Shannon Moore has been hired as the head coach for Oak Ridge’s Atomic Rowing programs, the Oak Ridge Rowing Association said Saturday. Moore will direct the developmental and competitive programs for junior novices, men’s and women’s varsity, and adult rowing programs, the ORRA said in a press release. Moore was a decorated …

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Busch wins XFinity race at Bristol

(MRN) Race leader Chris Buescher’s gas tank ran dry on an overtime restart Friday night in Bristol, opening the door for Kyle Busch to grab his third victory of the season. Buescher dominated the second half of the race, leading for a stretch of 106 laps when the night’s final …

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Logano leads Sprint Cup pack at Bristol

(MRN) Team Penske’s Joey Logano kept a hard-charging Kevin Harvick in his rear-view mirror throughout the closing laps Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, winning under the lights in “Thunder Valley” for the second year in a row. Logano kept the Number-22 Ford in front over the final sixty-three trips …

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ET well-represented in preseason football polls

The preseason high school football polls were revealed Monday and East Tennessee is ridiculously well represented. In Class 6A, Maryville is #1. The Class 5A top 10 includes five East Tennessee squads, including two on the Clinton Dragons’ 2015 schedule. West is #1, with Rhea County (a Dragon opponent) #2, …

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Clinton Middle opens football season with loss at Grace

The Clinton Hawks dropped their opener on Thursday, falling to Grace Christian 30-20 in Knoxville.  Uriah Powers caught two TDs that each covered more than 55 yards and Cole Ceo added a rushing score for CMS.  The Hawks will open the home portion of their 205 season August 20th at …

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ORHS football players recovering after last month’s wreck

All three of the Oak Ridge High School football players injured last month in a car crash in Blount County are out of the hospital and continuing their recoveries. Jaylen Nickerson, Davon Middleton and DeVonta Mitchell were headed to Oak Ridge from Maryville on July 21 when Nickerson lost control …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunday at Pocono

Matt Kenseth played the fuel-mileage game to perfection Sunday at Pocono Raceway, outlasting Joey Logano and Kyle Busch to record his second victory of the season – snapping Busch’s three-race winning streak but at the same time, extending Joe Gibbs Racing’s run of summertime success. Dating back to NASCAR’s All-Star …

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NASCAR Xfinity Series Saturday at Indy

NASCAR Xfinity Series Saturday at Indy…Kyle Busch stalked race leader Ryan Blaney on the final lap Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and when Blaney wiggled coming off Turn-2, Busch took advantage of the opening and drove away to his second win of the season. The margin of victory over Blaney was …

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunday at Indy

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunday at Indy…Kyle Busch drove away from Joey Logano on Sunday’s final restart and was not seriously challenged over the final two laps, extending his winning streak to three races and snapping Chevrolet’s twelve-year string of victories at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Busch started ninth and led three …

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