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Smokies get bombed by Lookouts, 14-1

(Submitted)  The Tennessee Smokies (43-57) lost to the Chattanooga Lookouts (53-50), 14-1, Tuesday night in the series opener at Smokies Stadium. Chattanooga opened the scoring in the third inning, capitalizing on a Smokies error. Miguel Hernandez singled then went from first to third when a Joe Nahas pick-off attempt went …

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High School football scoreboard, schedules

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES FRIDAY, SEPT. 3 Oak Ridge 22 Clinton 7… Anderson County 43 Fulton 20… Jellico 34 Cosby 26… Coalfield 62 Harriman 18… Central 35 Sevier County 18… Oakdale 20 Midway 19… South-Doyle 42 Scott 10… Greenback 57 Sunbright 0… Oneida 7 Wartburg 0… West 30 Halls 22… …

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Dragons fall to Oak Ridge, 22-7

After a 2-0 start to the season in which they scored 94 combined points, the Clinton Dragons were brought back down to Earth on Friday as they lost to archrivals Oak Ridge, 22-7.  The Dragons (2-1, 0-1 Region 3-5A) led 7-0 at halftime on a 10-yard touchdown run by reigning …

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NCS: Hamlin wins playoff opener

(MRN.com)  Holding off regular-season champion Kyle Larson throughout a thrilling final green-flag run in Sunday‘s Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, Denny Hamlin is winless in 2021 no more. Hamlin maintained control of his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota as Larson buried his No. 5 Chevrolet into Turns …

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High school football continues amid pandemic

(TSSAA press release/staff reports)  With two weeks of the high school football season is in the books, TSSAA continues to track games that have been canceled, moved, or replaced due to COVID-19 concerns. As of this writing, 17 games have been affected by COVID-19 and 152 games are still on …

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HSFB polls for Week 2

The Week 2 high school football polls were released on Monday. In Class 6A, Maryville continues to be #2, one spot behind top-ranked Oakland. In Class 5A, West is #1, with Powell at #3, while Central after an 0-2 start fell to ninth.  Oak Ridge has also dropped its first …

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Complete Week 2 scoreboard, Week 3 schedule

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES (8/27) Clinton 53 Austin-East 13… Science Hill 36 Anderson County 21… Bearden 14 Oak Ridge 9… Kingston 34 Oliver Springs 0… Campbell County 42 Heritage 7… Oakdale 49 Jellico 19… Union County 40 Claiborne 8… Alcoa 56 Gatlinburg-Pittman 7… Coalfield 35 Scott 7… West 41 Farragut …

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Dragons thrash Roadrunners, move to 2-0

Rodayvien Truss took the game’s opening kickoff a record 98 yards to paydirt and the Clinton Dragons never looked back as they thrashed Austin-East, 53-13, on Friday at West High School in Knoxville.  Scheduled as Clinton’s home opener, the game was played at West due to delays in the installation …

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XFS: Haley wins in thrilling fashion

(MRN.com)  Coming to the checkered flag, Justin Haley nudged his No. 11 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet just ahead of his teammates A.J. Allmendinger and Jeb Burton in a thrilling three-wide finish in the Wawa 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The blink-of-an-eye .023-second victory marked …

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NCS: Blaney takes win, Larson claims regular-season crown

(MRN.com)  The Coke Zero Sugar 400 NASCAR Cup Series’ regular-season finale at Daytona International Speedway unfolded as billed with dramatic action all Saturday night that included 45 lead changes, a 14-minute red-flag period and a wild final lap of overtime to decide the championship playoff picture. Ultimately, Team Penske’s Ryan …

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