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E-Twins break out the bats against Greeneville

JC Cardinals hold off Blue Jays for the win Video included

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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>>

10th NFL training camp for Washington

Undrafted Titans WR Washington begins 10th camp

For an undrafted rookie out of Tiffin University, Tennessee Titans receiver Nate Washington has had a pretty good career. He's going into his 10th NFL training camp and insists he's nowhere close to being done. Washington says he remembers being a rookie and just praying that he would make a roster. Now he has two Super Bowl rings from his four seasons in Pittsburgh and preparing for his sixth season with the Titans. The receiver says he's still grinding away thanks to the grace of God and pl... More>>

E-Twins put up 13 runs on the Astros

Appalachian League scoreboard 7/28

East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 23 13 .639 - Pulaski (Mariners) 20 17 .541 3½ Princeton (Rays) 19 18 .514 4½ Burlington (Royals) 18 19 .486 5½ Bluefield (Blue Jays) 17 21 .447 7West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 23 14 .622 - Johnson City (Cardinals) 18 17 .514 4 Greeneville (Astros) 19 19 .500 4½ Kingsport (Mets) 17 20 .459 6 Bristol (Pirates) 10 26 .278 12½ ___ Monday's Games Burlington 8, Pulaski 2 Princeton 8, Bristol 1 Danville 7, Kingsport 1 Elizabethton 13, Greeneville ... More>>

Welker also dancing to "Rocky Top"

Manning dancing to "Rocky Top" at practice Video included

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was dancing to "Rocky Top," during practice on Monday. More>>

Santana (10-6) allowed just five hits

Santana, Gattis lead Braves to 2-0 win over Padres

Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings, Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday. Santana (10-6) allowed just five hits and matched his career high with 11 strikeouts. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for his 32nd save. Gattis led off the seventh with a drive into the left-field seats off Jason Lane (0-1), a 37-year-old former outfielder making his first big league start as a pitcher. Called u... More>>

Cishek was a member of the 2007 team

Eagles Cishek tabbed NL Co-Player of the Week

For the second time in his five year Major League career, Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek was tabbed National League Player of the Week after recording five saves, eight strikeouts in five innings pitched while yielding just one earned run on two hits. Cishek shares the accolade with New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom who went 2-0 with a 0.68 earned run average. A member of the 2007 Carson-Newman baseball team that won the South Atlantic Conference tournament, Cishek earned the hon... More>>

Mr. Adams was named as one of eight award winners nationally

UVa-Wise Assistant Named Regional Coach of the Year

Gary Adams has been recognized as the 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year for the Atlantic Region as announced by the ITA. This award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments by one assistant men’s coach in each region. Mr. Adams was named as one of eight award winners nationally in NCAA Division II. While the ITA award recognizes the recipient as having made significant contributions to the men’s squad, Mr. Adams’ contributions can be... More>>

Jason started at King as a men's wrestling assistant

King's Moorman named interim men's wrestling coach

Last week, King University head men's wrestling coach, and assistant athletic directorNate Moormanwas named the athletic director at Emmanuel College, leaving a King in search of a men's wrestling coach. King athletic directorDavid Hickshas namedJason Moormanthe interim head men's wrestling coach while King searches for the next men's wrestling head coach. "I'm excited to be named the interim men's wrestling coach and to be part of the transition process as King searches for a full-time head... More>>

Braves score six in the 3rd, beat Padres 8-3

Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit each drove in two runs during Atlanta's six-run third inning and the Braves beat Eric Stults the San Diego Padres 8-3 on Sunday. More>>

Greene back from injury, ready to run

The Titans have a day under their belts in the 2014 training camp, and there might be no player that was more ready to get out there than Running Back Shonn Greene. More>>

Fister handcuffs slumping Reds; Nats win 4-2

Doug Fister took advantage of facing the slumping Cincinnati Reds to extend the best season-opening start by any Washington pitcher in a 4-0 Nationals' win Sunday. More>>

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at IMS for a fifth time

With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.
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Glavine inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Tom Glavine, that rare athlete drafted by two professional leagues in different sports, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Bobby Cox officially a Baseball Hall of Famer

Bobby Cox, who guided the Atlanta Braves to an unprecedented 14 straight division titles and 15 playoff appearances, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Maddux inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Greg Maddux, who won 355 games over a 23-year major league career, has been inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame. More>>

Carl Edwards leaving Roush-Fenway at end of 2014

Roush-Fenway Racing says Carl Edwards is leaving the organization at the end of the season.
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Monster Truck Madness takes over Bristol Motor Speedway Video included

In less than a month, NASCAR will be back at Bristol Motor Speedway for the annual night race, but Saturday night brought something entirely different. Monster Truck Madness invaded the BMS infield, and it was a site to remember for those in attendance. More>>

MMA draws big crowd in Elizabethton Video included

Two weeks ago, it was all about boxing in Elizabethton when the pro fights came back to town for the first time in ten years. Saturday night, mixed martial arts took center stage. More>>

Titans' Pollard ready for day one Video included

On day one, most players were just in shorts, jerseys and shoulder pads, but that wasn't good enough for Bernard Pollard.
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Campers set sights on football dreams at ETSU kids camp Video included

Campers from grades 4-8 gathered inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center Saturday morning as ETSU Football Head Coach Carl Torbush and his staff hosted the Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Kids Camp. More>>

Titans open camp with plenty of playmakers Video included

Saturday was the day for the Tennessee Titans. The team reported to camp Friday, but they actually hit the field Saturday, marking the official start of the Ken Whisenhunt era in Nashville. More>>

Teheran earns 10th win as Braves top Padres 5-3

Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI, Julio Teheran earned his 10th win and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Ordisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night. More>>

Reds beat Nationals 1-0, end 7-game losing skid

Johnny Cueto fanned nine in seven innings on Saturday, and Brayan Pena singled through a drawn-in infield for the only run, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Nationals that ended a seven-game losing streak. More>>

Furyk opens three shot lead at Canadian Open

Jim Furyk moved into position for his third Canadian Open victory, shooting a 5-under 65 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead at Royal Montreal.
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Rookie QB Mettenberger says 'never fun to get punched' in face

Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger knows only too well the intensity of the Alabama-LSU rivalry. More>>

E-Twins improve their lead in the East

Appalachian League games and scoreboard 7/25 Video included

Elizabethton vs Johnson CityBristol vs Greeneville East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 19 13 .594 - Pulaski (Mariners) 18 15 .545 1½ Princeton (Rays) 17 16 .515 2½ Bluefield (Blue Jays) 17 17 .500 3 Burlington (Royals) 16 18 .471 4West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 22 13 .629 - Johnson City (Cardinals) 16 17 .485 5 Greeneville (Astros) 16 18 .471 5½ Kingsport (Mets) 16 18 .471 5½ Bristol (Pirates) 10 22 .313 10½ ___ Friday's Games Burlington 3, Kingsport 2, 10 innings, 1st game Gr... More>>

Tournament usually raises close to 20k

8th annual Hands-On golf tournament Video included

The 8th annual Hands-On museum golf tournament took place Friday at the Buffalo Valley golf course. This tournament is a little different than the others, because the adults are encouraged to bring a youth to play. Usually they raise between 15-20 thousand dollars which goes to sustain the programs they have every day and the permanent exhibits at the museum. More>>

Nationals won for the seventh time in nine games

Nationals send Reds to 7th straight loss 4-1

Denard Span matched Cincinnati's hit total with his four singles, and Tanner Roark allowed only three singles over seven innings Friday night, leading the Washington Nationals to a 4-1 victory that extended their surge and the Reds' slump. The Nationals won for the seventh time in nine games. They are 56-44, the second-best mark after 100 games in franchise history. The 2012 club went 60-40 on its way to the NL East title. The Reds remain stalled since the All-Star break, dropping all seven g... More>>

Hahn (6-2) allowed one run

Hahn hurls Padres past Braves 5-2

Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves. Hahn (6-2) allowed one run as he improved to 4-0 in four road starts. The Padres had 13 hits - 12 singles - to beat Alex Wood (7-8). Tommy Medica drove in a run and had a career-high four hits. Chris Denorfia had three hits and an RBI for San Diego. The Padres, who were 5-1 against the Braves in 2... More>>

Champions will be crowned Saturday

NHRA Summitt racing junior drags at Bristol Dragway Video included

It's been about a month since the most famous names in N-H-R-A shook the hills of Thunder Valley, but this weekend they're back...At least the smaller versions are.This weekend is the junior drag Eastern conference finals, bringing some of the best young racers from across the country. One of the differences you notice with the kids? Instead of just a few women competing, there are a large number of girls, and they aren't shy about wanting to take over the sport of drag racing.Eliminations ar... More>>

Bigfoot, War Wizard, and Stone Crusher will be there

Monster Truck Madness at BMS this weekend Video included

Monster truck madness with the likes of Bigfoot, War Wizard and Stone Crusher will hit the Bristol speedway infield Saturday night at 7:30. Our own News Channel 11 sports Jake Young was there this afternoon for his first monster truck experience of his own. More>>

ETSU went 10-6-4 last season

Slate set for Bucs' SoCon soccer return

ETSU Head Men’s Soccer CoachBo Oshoniyihas announced the schedule for Bucs’ 2014 campaign, which will see ETSU return to the Southern Conference. The 2013 Atlantic Sun Champion Buccaneers will kick off the season Friday, Aug. 15 at 4:30 p.m., with an intrasquad Blue Gold exhibition match. The Bucs will then play a pair of exhibition matches, Aug. 18 versus Milligan at Summers-Taylor Stadium, and Aug. 23 in Blacksburg, Va., against ACC opponent Virginia Tech. ETSU went 10-6-4 last season en r... More>>

The Titans went 7-9 last season

Titans start camp with new coach, goal to win now

Coach Ken Whisenhunt sees no need for patience with the Titans. This is a franchise that last played in the postseason in 2008 with its last playoff win in January 2004. The Titans reported Friday for training camp with their new coach, and Whisenhunt says he understands fans want to win now. So do the Titans. Whisenhunt says the Titans' goal is hosting a playoff game. The first-year coach also does not see a team in rebuilding mode or needing to be patient, though he has yet to see them in p... More>>

SEC has had 109 early departures drafted.

Quickest route into NFL draft goes through SEC

The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers. The trend creates more spots to fill around the league with preseason camps approaching, but also helps entice blue-chip prospects to play in the SEC. No league has had nearly as many players leaving early to pursue NFL careers over the past eight years, and LSU has had the most of any program two years running. Tigers coach Les Miles says they "do lead college ... More>>

Levitre is recovering from an appendectomy.

Titans waive TE Schiltz, add rookie G Kevin Danser

The Tennessee Titans have added a rookie offensive lineman to their roster for training camp with starting right guard Andy Levitre busy recovering from an appendectomy. The Titans announced Friday they signed free agent guard Kevin Danser to the roster and waived tight end Adam Schiltz. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Danser started two of his four seasons at Stanford at guard, and he was part of a line that ranked 11th nationally in sacks allowed as a senior. He took part in the Titans' rookie mini... More>>

Former ETSU Buc Keith 'Mister' Jennings named new Lees-McRae assistant basketball coach

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A former East Tennessee State University men’s basketball player has taken a coaching position at Lees-McRae College. More>>

Blake Leeper talks about being in Wheaties Next competitioin Video included

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Blake Leeper joined News Channel 11's Kasey Marler via Skype to talk about being in the Wheaties Next competition.
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Lone run of the game was a solo homer from Ivan Wilson

Greeneville Astros lose rubber match to Mets, 1-0 Video included

The Greeneville Astros (15-18), after splitting two games at Kingsport, hosted the Mets (16-16) in the rubber match at Pioneer Park on Thursday night. In the sixth inning, the Mets scored the lone run of the game on a solo homer from Ivan Wilson to give them a 1-0 victory to claim the split series. Despite having just two hits in the game, the Astros nearly tied it up in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings for the second straight night. It all began with a leadoff walk from Krist... More>>

Cardinals get win on the road

Appalachian League scoreboard 7/24

East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 18 13 .581 - Pulaski (Mariners) 18 15 .545 1 Princeton (Rays) 17 16 .515 2 Bluefield (Blue Jays) 17 17 .500 2½ Burlington (Royals) 14 17 .452 4West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 21 13 .618 - Johnson City (Cardinals) 16 16 .500 4 Kingsport (Mets) 16 16 .500 4 Greeneville (Astros) 15 18 .455 5½ Bristol (Pirates) 10 21 .323 9½ ___ Thursday's Games Johnson City 5, Princeton 4 Bristol 5, Pulaski 0 Kingsport 1, Greeneville 0 Elizabethton 3, Bluefield... More>>

Rattana posted her best showing ever at this event

Pioneers Rattana falls in Chick Evans Junior Amateur

Tusculum College incoming freshman Ciara Rattana was defeated in the semifinal round of the 2014 Chick Evans Junior Amateur Golf Championship on Thursday. The event is being held at the Itasca Country Club. Rattana, a native of Western Springs, Illinois, lost 4 3 to Louise McCulloch of Wilmette, Illinois. Rattana posted her best showing ever at this event, advancing to the quarterfinal round a year ago. On Wednesday, she opened with a 3 2 win over Maria Harrast of Oak Brook, Illinois. In t... More>>

The Eagles can throw together different arrangements

Carson-Newman showcases a new foggy grey jersey Video included

After the debut of Carson-Newman's new Nike Foggy grey uniforms Tuesday, the Eagles took to the catwalk for a fashion show to display all 16 of their uniform combinations Thursday at the Ken Sparks Athletic Complex. The Eagles can throw together different arrangements of Nike Pro Combat (blue and white), Beast (orange) and Get Loose (the new Foggy grey) uniforms. "This was real fun," defensive end William Alderman said after strutting his stuff in an orange jersey in white pants. "We've got t... More>>

Her Lady Vol career spaned from 1991-95

Lady Vols Nikki McCray Inducted Into GKSHOF

Former Tennessee women’s basketball player Nikki McCray was part a 10-person 2014 class inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday night at the Knoxville Convention Center. McCray was enshrined along with UT football standouts John Bruhin and David Douglas, former UT men’s basketball coach Wade Houston as well as baseball player Atlee Hammaker, coach Joel Helton, swimmer and former UT assistant coach Jenna Johnson, figure skater Peter Oppegard, former UT tennis playe... More>>

75 NCAA Division II golfers have been honored

King's Maietta earns Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar

During the summer months, many coaches associations had out awards for student-athletes in that sport, and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced their Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar athletes earlier this week. King University's men's golfer,Ross Maiettawas one of 75 NCAA Division II golfers that earned the distinction. To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status, must be a junior or senior academically, compete in three full years at the ... More>>

Pugh, who was named to the A-Sun All-Academic Team

Bucs Pugh Named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar

Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II and the NAIA have been announced by the GCAA, and ETSU men’s golfer Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) received the prestigious academic honor on Thursday. Pugh, who was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team in May, has recorded a 3.387 cumulative grade point average. The sport management major is also a five-time Buccaneer Honor Roll member (3.0+ GPA each semester) and has been selected A-Sun All-Academic in each of his first ... More>>

Bucs will face North Carolina

Bucs coach Ezell announces 2014-15 schedule

Second-year ETSU women’s basketball head coach Brittney Ezell unveiled the program’s 2014-15 schedule Thursday, complete with contests against six teams who competed in postseason play last season including two NCAA Tournament teams. The 2014-15 schedule will feature a total of 29 games with 11 to be played at home. ETSU will play the entirety of its home slate inside a newly-renovated Brooks Gym which features a new-look playing surface, modern goals and various aesthetic upgrades throughou... More>>

K-Mets streak snapped at 5

Appalachian League game and scoreboard 7/23 Video included

East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 18 13 .581 - Pulaski (Mariners) 18 14 .563 ½ Princeton (Rays) 17 15 .531 1½ Bluefield (Blue Jays) 17 16 .515 2 Burlington (Royals) 14 17 .452 4West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 20 13 .606 - Johnson City (Cardinals) 15 16 .484 4 Kingsport (Mets) 15 16 .484 4 Greeneville (Astros) 15 17 .469 4½ Bristol (Pirates) 9 21 .300 9½ ___ Wednesday's Games Pulaski 3, Bristol 2 Greeneville 6, Kingsport 3, 10 innings Danville 0, Burlington 0, tie, 1 innings, ... More>>

Bucs, Mercer and VMI are the newest members

ETSU Bucs at the Southern Conference Media Day Video included

Southern Conference Commissioner John Iamarino is grateful he's through with the late-night rumors and frantic calls to league members about whether they'll be leaving - at least for now. Iamarino says the SoCon is locked in with 10 members eager to stay part of the Football Championship Subdivision league and aren't looking to bolt like five others have the past two years, including football national champions Appalachian State and Georgia Southern. The SoCon added East Tennessee, Mercer and... More>>

Kyle Lohse pitched 6 2-3 strong innings

Reynolds homers twice, Brewers top Reds 5-1

Mark Reynolds homered twice to help the Milwaukee Brewers swept the three-game series from the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-1 win on Wednesday. Kyle Lohse pitched 6 2-3 strong innings to hand the Reds their sixth straight loss since the All-Star break. Lohse (11-4) walked two, struck out three and allowed four hits, the last to pinch-hitter Donald Lutz who doubled. Reliever Zach Duke retired Billy Hamilton on a chopper back to the mound to end the seventh. Reynolds connected on a 1-1 pitch from R... More>>

Santana (9-6) won for third time in four starts

Freeman, Santana pace Braves past Marlins

Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night. The victory pulled Atlanta within one game of first-place Washington in the NL East. Third-place Miami snapped a three-game winning streak to stay 8½ games back. Freeman, an All-Star first baseman, broke out of a slump in the season series against the Marlins, ending a 2 for 44 stretch by hitting his 14th homer as the Braves took a 5-0 lead i... More>>

Football helmets and redesigned uniforms,

ETSU athletics launches new logos, branding initiative Video included

During a Wednesday press conference inside the Carnegie Hotel’s Grand Soldiers Ballroom, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics officially announced a new visual identity and branding initiative for the Buccaneers’ program. While the announcement featured the release of new primary and secondary logos, a great deal of excitement also surrounded the release of the program’s new football helmet, home basketball court design, and redesigned player uniforms. ETSU Director of Intercoll... More>>

Rattana advances to Thursday’s semifinal

Pioneers Rattana wins twice to advance to Chick Evans Junior Amateur

Tusculum College incoming freshman Ciara Rattana went 2-0 on Wednesday to advance to the semifinal of the 34th annual Chick Evans Junior Amateur Golf Championship. The event is being held at the Itasca Country Club. Rattana, a native of Western Springs, Illinois, opened the day with a 3 2 win over Maria Harrast of Oak Brook, Illinois in Wednesday’s opening match. In the afternoon quarterfinal match with Margaret Hickey (Glencoe, Ill.), Rattana was down three holes at the turn, but she would... More>>

He broke 21 seconds in the 200 meters

Vols Coleman named all-USA in track

Tennessee incoming freshman Christian Coleman was named to USA Today's All-USA Boys Track and Field Team. The native of Fayetteville, Ga., was one of five high schoolers named to the list's first team in the sprints category after posting one of the fastest 100-meter dash times in the country this year. Since wrapping up his senior year of high school, Coleman has had a busy summer of competition. He had a career meet at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in mid-June. He finished second in... More>>

Fast-pitch softball tournament starts this weekend at Winged Deer Park

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A tournament is coming to our region and bringing 1,000s of fans and millions of dollars with it. More>>

K-Mets have won 5 in a row

Greeneville Astros suffer 5-0 defeat to Mets

The Greeneville Astros (14-17) were defeated, 5-0, by the Kingsport Mets (15-15) on Tuesday night at Hunter Wright Stadium. After being one of the hottest hitting teams in the Appalachian League at the start of the season, it was the third consecutive loss for the Astros in which they were held scoreless. Even though the Astros drew seven walks in the game, they left eight men on base after managing only two hits. Both hits came courtesy of Yonathan Mejia, who finished two-for-four with a d... More>>

Bristol Pirates beaten in extra innings

Appalachian League games and scoreboard (7/22) Video included

East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 18 13 .581 - Pulaski (Mariners) 16 14 .533 1½ Bluefield (Blue Jays) 17 15 .531 1½ Princeton (Rays) 16 15 .516 2 Burlington (Royals) 14 17 .452 4West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 19 13 .594 - Johnson City (Cardinals) 15 15 .500 3 Kingsport (Mets) 15 15 .500 3 Greeneville (Astros) 14 17 .452 4½ Bristol (Pirates) 9 19 .321 8 ___ Tuesday's Games Burlington 2, Danville 1 Kingsport 5, Greeneville 0 Pulaski 7, Bristol 3 11 innings Bluefield 7, Elizabe... More>>

Turner was making his first start since June 11

Marlins bully Mike Minor, beat Braves 6-5

Jacob Turner allowed two runs in his bid for a permanent return to Miami's rotation and the Marlins knocked Mike Minor out of the game early in their 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Donovan Solano had a career-high four hits and also reached on a walk as Miami took its second straight win over Atlanta to open the four-game series. Christian Yelich had two hits and scored three runs. Turner (3-6), making his first start since June 11, gave up four hits in five innings. He loa... More>>

This marks Harris’ second stint with USA Basketball.

Vols Harris named to USA basketball men's select team

USA Basketball on Tuesday announced the 13-man roster for the 2014 USA Men’s Select Team that will train July 28-31 with the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former Tennessee forward Tobias Harris is a member of the Select Team. A 2011 Freshman All-American during his only season as a Vol, Harris was the 19th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and currently stars for the NBA’s Orlando Magic. He averaged 14.6 points and 7.0 rebounds while p... More>>

McGrew was all conference and tournament

Patriots McGrew signs with Tennessee Wesleyan Video included

Baseball player Brady McGrew is ready to turn a successful high school career into one at the college level. Tuesday afternoon McGrew signed to play at Tennessee Wesleyan, the power of the Appalachian athletic conference. After an all-conference and all-tournament senior season, he's ready to join one of the top programs around.Tennessee Wesleyan only has about eleven-hundred students, and McGrew said that close knit atmosphere also factored into his decision. More>>

The game marks 28th overall in the state of North Carolina.

Vols to play in Charlotte against West Virginia in 2018

The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced Tuesday that the Tennessee Volunteers will open the 2018 season on September 1 against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. All information related to kickoff date, time and tickets will be announced at a later date. This will be the initial game between the schools on the gridiron and Tennessee's first-ever game in Charlotte. "We are excited to formally announce o... More>>

Harris, is a 6-0, 175-pound shooting guard

Eagle signing class moves to six with addition of Harris

Carson-Newman head men's basketball coach Chuck Benson has announced the signing of his sixth men's basketball commitment for the 2014-15 season. Christian (Chris) Harris, a 6-0, 175-pound shooting guard, joins the Eagles out Mesa High School and Gold Canyon, Ariz. The long-range sniper shot 42 percent from three in his senior season. He averaged 16.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. "He is a high level shooter," Benson said. "He's got a resume from his high school career of mak... More>>

Hawkins led the Senators to the 2014 NJCAA National Championship

Tusculum's Hawkins wins Knox Co. Amateur Championship

Tusculum College rising junior Brad Hawkins captured medalist honors last month at the 2014 Knox County Amateur Championship held at the Three Ridges Golf Course. Hawkins posted a nine-shot victory by firing an 11-under par total of 133, including a final round 65 (-7). Hawkins, a native of Knoxville, Tenn., was a two-year All-American at Walters State College in Morristown, Tenn. He put together an impressive resume at Walters State, where he was coached by Tusculum alum and TC Sports Hall... More>>

Vote for your favorite local MiLB mascot Video included

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Minor League Baseball’s Mascot Mania is underway for the Appalachian League and some of your favorite Tri-Cities area mascots need your help! More>>

Astros’ Martin extends league-best hitting streak to 16 games

Braves shutout Greeneville Astros 4-0

The Danville Braves (18-12), the current Appalachian League East leaders, shutout the Greeneville Astros (14-16), 4-0, on Monday night at Pioneer Park. The Braves were led by the bats at the bottom of the order and a pitching staff that held the Astros to just four hits on the night. One bright spot in the Astros’ lineup was leadoff man Jason Martin. After going two-for-four on the night, Martin extended his hitting streak to 16 consecutive games to tie the longest streak in the Appalachian ... More>>

Cardinals get past the Bristol Pirates

Appalachian league games and scoreboard 7/21 Video included

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Saltalamacchia hit his 10th homer for Miami

Jones lifts Marlins past Braves 3-1 in 10

Garrett Jones drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. Christian Yelich led off the 10th with a single off Shae Simmons (1-2) and moved to second on Jordany Valdespin's sacrifice bunt. Following an intentional walk to Giancarlo Stanton, Simmons walked Casey McGehee to load the bases. Jones broke a 1-1 tie with his grounder past Simmons into center field. Bryan Morris (7-0) stranded two ... More>>

Vols Johnson returned for his senior season

Vols Johnson and Maggitt are like brothers Video included

The Tennessee football team is going to have plenty of new bodies this year, but a couple old faces will still be in the orange and white. News Channel 11 sports Jake Young explains the relationship between A-J Johnson and Curt Maggitt both on and off the field. More>>

Florida State picked to win the ACC overall

Virginia Tech picked 4th in the Coastal division of the ACC

Defending national champion Florida State and Miami are the favorites to win their Atlantic Coast Conference divisions. The league announced its predicted order of finish Monday after a vote of 112 media members at its preseason media days. The Seminoles were picked as the overall league champions by 104 media members and received 109 first-place votes in the Atlantic Division. The Coastal Division was muddier, with four teams separated by 44 points. Miami had 614 points to 597 for defending ... More>>

Fans will be able to see their options before committing

'Meet Your Seats' At Neyland On Wednesday

With the 2014 football season around the corner, Tennessee Athletics invites fans to "Meet Your Seats" at Neyland Stadium on Wednesday, July 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to take a first-hand look at available seats in Neyland Stadium and have the chance to purchase 2014 season tickets with home games including Florida, Alabama and more. "We initially hosted 'Meet Your Seats' in 2010, and it was very well received. The idea is to continue to take a personal approach... More>>

Gattis had been sidelined since June 29

Braves' Gattis off DL, starting against Marlins

Catcher Evan Gattis has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in Atlanta's lineup against the Miami Marlins. Gattis had been sidelined since June 29 with a bulging disk in his lower back. The return of Gattis adds an important bat to the middle of the Braves' lineup. Gattis is hitting .290 with 16 homers - one behind Justin Upton's team-leading 17 - and 39 RBIs. The Braves optioned catcher Christian Bethancourt to Triple-A Gwinnett. Upton is also in Monday night's lineup after h... More>>

Lady Vols lose leading scorer Meighan Simmons

Warlick seeking better finish from Lady Vols

Tennessee coach Holly Warlick believes improving her team's toughness can keep the Lady Vols from peaking too early for a second straight season. The Lady Vols headed into the postseason on a roll in March but couldn't maintain that momentum in the NCAA tournament. They missed the Final Four for a sixth straight season, losing in the regional semifinal. In an interview with The Associated Press, Warlick said that "I thought we were tough at times (last season), but not all the time. I thought... More>>

The Tornado open the 2014-15 in Harrogate, Tennessee

King University's Pitts announces 2014 recruiting class

With the new school year fast approaching, teams are wrapping up the recruiting classes and rounding out their rosters for the upcoming season. King University men's basketball head coachGeorge Pittsand his staff signed three student-athletes, Darerraul Jackson, Derick Pope and Alex Overs who will don the Scarlet and Navy this fall. "We anticipate that all three of the players that we signed – Miquell (Darerraul) Jackson, Alex Overs, and Derick Pope will have an impact on our team this seaso... More>>

2014 Beyond Sports Network Preseason All-America Football Team.

Pioneers Houston, Powell garner BSN Preseason All-America honors

Tusculum College’s Justin Houston and Wesley Powell have been named to the 2014 Beyond Sports Network Preseason All-America Football Team. Houston, a 5-8, 180-pound junior receiver was named to the BSN Preseason All-America second team, while Powell, a 6-10, 265-pound senior tight end, garnered third team honors. Houston earned Beyond Sports Network All-America third team accolades last year as he established TC single-season records with 110 receptions, 1,347 receiving yards and 1,914 all-... More>>

The camp is open to boys and girls, ages 7-17

Milligan College men’s basketball to hold coed camp

The Milligan College men’s basketball team will hold its final camp of the summer July 28 through August 1 at Colonial Heights Christian Church in Kingsport, Tennessee. The camp will be directed by Head Coach Bill Robinson. Camp counselors include Assistant Coach Rob Brendle, former Lees McRae assistant Ryan Reidel, Milligan College Buffaloes Patjo Twagirayezu, Will Robinson and Brooke White, and Jackson Simmons of the UNC Tarheels. The camp is open to boys and girls, ages 7-17, of all skil... More>>

It's Neal's first preseason All-America appearance

C-N Jacob and Neal earn preseason football All-America honors

A pair of Carson-Newman defenders have earned preseason first team All-American honors from USA College Football. Defensive back Eien Jacob (New Iberia, La.) and defensive end Javaris Neal (Columbia, Tenn.) both earned the accolade. The honor is Neal's first preseason All-America appearance while Jacob garners his second after appearing on Lindys' preseason All-American team. Jacob was second in the SAC with his five picks last year en route to earning second team all-conference honors and al... More>>

Moorman, was the 2014 WCWA National Coach of the Year

King women’s wrestling is making history

In just five short years since its inception, the King University women’s wrestling team has established itself as one of the premier women’s wrestling programs in the country under the guidance of head coach Jason Moorman in 2014. King was the preseason top-ranked team in each of the last two seasons, and last year, the Tornado sat atop the poll all season, ultimately culminating in a pair of national championships. Moorman, the 2014 WCWA National Coach of the Year, led the Tornado to both ... More>>

JC Cardinals lose in extra innings

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The Astros are now 2-3 against Danville

Danville shutdown Greeneville Astros

On Sunday night at Pioneer Park, the Appalachian League East Division-leading Danville Braves (17-12) bounced back from a loss the night before to shut down the Greeneville Astros (14-15) and pick up a 5-0 win. The majority of the Braves’ scoring came in the second inning. It all started with a Carlos Sanchez RBI single after a leadoff double from Matt Tellor. Then, Fernelys Sanchez immediately followed with a RBI double. Finally, a few batters later with the bases loaded and one out, the B... More>>

Third win in a row at Bandimere speedway

Greeneville's Johnson Wins Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Video included

In the game of thrones to decide the king of Thunder Mountain, Team Mopar driver Allen Johnson once again proved that he is the undisputed ruler at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals. The “Magneti Marelli Quality Auto Parts Offered by Mopar” Dodge Dart NHRA Pro Stock driver claimed his sixth event crown in eight years at Bandimere Speedway, located in the picturesque Rocky Mountains, and his third straight win at sponsor Mopar’s headline event, defeating JJ Racing teammate Jeg Coughlin Jr. in... More>>

E-Twins split a doubleheader

Appalachian League Scoreboard 7/20

East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 17 12 .586 - Bluefield (Blue Jays) 16 14 .533 1½ Princeton (Rays) 15 14 .517 2 Pulaski (Mariners) 15 14 .517 2 Burlington (Royals) 13 16 .448 4West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 18 12 .600 - Johnson City (Cardinals) 14 14 .500 3 Greeneville (Astros) 14 15 .483 3½ Kingsport (Mets) 13 15 .464 4 Bristol (Pirates) 9 18 .333 7½ Sunday's Games Bristol 4, Johnson City 3, 10 inningsElizabethton 8, Burlington 0, 1st gameDanville 5, Greeneville 0Kingsport... More>>

The Braves have won of five of seven

La Stella, Wood lead Braves' win over Phillies

Tommy La Stella drove in three runs and Chris Johnson hit a two-run homer to back a strong start by Alex Wood and help the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 Sunday. The Braves have won of five of seven to remain tied for first place with Washington in the NL East. Wood (7-7) allowed three hits and one run with eight strikeouts in six innings to win for the first time four starts. The first five innings were played in a steady drizzle before heavy rain caused a 1 hour, 39-minut... More>>

Ellsbury and Jeter each had an RBI single

Pop-fly single gives Yankees 3-2 win over Reds

Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann's pop-fly single that dropped among three Cincinnati Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory Sunday. Ellsbury and Derek Jeter each had an RBI single for the Yankees, who finished a three-game sweep in their first series after the All-Star break. Hiroki Kuroda outpitched Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto and left with a 2-1 lead before Todd Frazier's tying homer off Dellin Beta... More>>

Former Vol baseball star J.P. Arecibia on marriage and the big leagues

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You may be wondering why a wedding has anything to do with sports, but this story began a few weeks ago when Kimberly Perry, of The Band Perry, married former UT, and now Texas Rangers, first baseman J.P. Arencibia in Greeneville.Arencibia was at the time, still a part of the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He was recently sent back down to Triple-A, where he worked on his swing, and switched from catcher to first base.He's back in the big leagues, but recently he played in Nashville, so how... More>>

Local football coaches gather for Torbush/ETSU Coaches Clinic

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Local youth, high school, and college football coaches gathered at East Tennessee State University for the second annual Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Coaching Clinic today.All area coaches were encouraged to take part in today's clinic, that saw coaches getting tips on all phases of the game.Coach Torbush, and his assistants, joined other area coaches, in teaching offenive and defensive techinques to coaches at all age and skill levels.According to Torbush, "I think it just gives us an opportun... More>>

JC Cards and K-Mets game postponed by rain

Appalachian League scoreboard 7/18

East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 16 11 .593 - Princeton (Rays) 15 12 .556 1 Bluefield (Blue Jays) 15 13 .536 1½ Pulaski (Mariners) 14 13 .519 2 Burlington (Royals) 12 15 .444 4West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 17 11 .607 - Johnson City (Cardinals) 13 13 .500 3 Greeneville (Astros) 13 14 .481 3½ Kingsport (Mets) 11 15 .423 5 Bristol (Pirates) 8 17 .320 7½ ___ Friday's Games Danville 7, Bristol 5 Pulaski at Johnson City, ppd., rain Burlington at Kingsport, ppd., rain Greenevill... More>>

McCann and Beltran had two-out RBIs

Yankees get 4-3 win over Reds

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run homer, and David Phelps pitched the Yankees to a fast start in the second half, leading New York to a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran had two-out RBIs for the Yankees, who began a 10-game homestand by winning the opener of an interleague series against a National League contender. New York, with a major league-high 40 home games after the All-Star break, improved to 19-23 at Yankee Stadium.Dellin Betances struc... More>>

Tournament raises around 10-20 thousand dollars

Sign up to play in Hands-on Museum golf tournament Video included

Area golfers have a chance to help the Hands On museum by teeing it up on July 25th at the Buffalo Valley golf course. The 8th annual Hands On golf tournament is different from most tournaments because adults are encouraged to bring a young person to play.If you would like to play call the number at the bottom of the screen 423.928.6508 More>>

Five players from highly-touted freshman class have relatives

Tennessee's freshman class features familiar names Video included

Tennessee is counting on family connections to help the program return to prominence. Five players from Butch Jones' highly-touted freshman class have relatives who also played football for the Volunteers. A sixth freshman - wide receiver Vic Wharton - is the nephew of former Tennessee basketball player Brandon Wharton. Defensive backs Evan and Elliott Berry are the younger brothers of 2009 Jim Thorpe Award winner Eric Berry and sons of former Tennessee running back James Berry. Linebacker Di... More>>

SEC Network will carry at least 45 football games

ESPN reaches deal with Comcast for SEC Network

Comcast Cable has reached a deal with ESPN to carry the SEC Network. The network, which launches on Aug. 14, was already set to be carried on cable and satellite providers like DISH Network, Cox Communications and ATT U-Verse. The addition of the nation's largest cable provider announced Friday means the SEC Network will be available in a total of 46 million households nationally, with other negotiations continuing. The SEC Network will carry at least 45 football games this season.AP More>>

Former ETSU golfer misses cut after shooting 5-over 149

Enoch wraps up play at Open Championship

Rhys Enoch’s (Cornwall, England) run in the Open Championship came to an end on Friday at Royal Liverpool Golf Club. Facing difficult weather conditions for the second straight round, Enoch couldn’t finish above the cut line as the former ETSU men’s golfer shot a 5-over par 149 (73-76) in the first two rounds of golf’s oldest major. Enoch, who carded a 4-over-par 76 on Friday, missed the cut by three strokes. Enoch’s second round play featured a lot of ups and downs as he recorded an eagle,... More>>

Contest now to be televised on ESPNEWS

Tech/William & Mary football game moved to 4 p.m.

The Virginia Tech Athletics Department, in conjunction with ESPN and the Atlantic Coast Conference, announced Friday game time and broadcast changes for the Hokies’ football opener against William Mary. The game will still be played on Saturday, Aug. 30, but will now kick at 4 p.m. and be televised by ESPNEWS. The game was originally slated for a 3:30 p.m. start on ESPN3, an online-only platform. Courtesy: Va Tech More>>

Cornhole champions being decided in West Virginia

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Cornhole, the strange-sounding game made popular in backyards and at football tailgate parties, is taking on a serious side this week. More>>

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JC Cardinals come back to beat Pulaski Mariners Video included

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Jennings, was an assistant coach with Bluefield

Former Buc Mister Jennings interviews with Lees-McRae Video included

The Lees-McRae Bobcats in Banner Elk, North Carolina could soon be adding former ETSU guard Keith "Mister" Jennings to their coaching staff. News Channel 11 sports has learned that "Mister," interviewed with the Bobcats and head coach Steve Hardin and appears to have the job. The 5'7 guard who played for the Bucs 1987-1991 had been an assistant at Bluefield College. He will join a Lees-McRae team that went 7-20 overall last season and 2-14 in Conference Carolinas. More>>

Bailey, Petrovic, and Kalu sign

Milligan College men’s basketball inks four

Julian Bailey, Milos Petrovic, Edward Kalu and Gabriel Logan have signed to play basketball for the Milligan College Buffaloes, announced Head Coach Bill Robinson. Bailey is a 6-foot-6-inch post player transferring from Central Carolina Community College where he was fourth in the nation with 12.2 rebounds per game. Bailey was the Central Carolina team MVP and made the All-Conference first team, averaging 13.4 points per game and shooting 55.2% from the floor. Bailey registered numerous d... More>>

Appalachian State and Southern Miss is the first game of a home-and-home series

App State-Southern Miss to Kick Off at 7 p.m. ET

Appalachian State University football’s Sept. 20 contest at Southern Miss will kick off at 7 p.m. ET and be televised live on the newly formed American Sports Network, Conference USA announced on Thursday. The American Sports Network will air on a number of Sinclair Broadcasting-owned television stations across the country. Sinclair owns and operates 162 television stations in 78 U.S. markets. Specific stations that will carry the Appalachian State-Southern Miss game have yet to be determine... More>>

Conkin, a 6-foot 1-inch MB/RS

Milligan College: Women’s volleyball adds Jenna Conkin

Blountville, Tennessee, native Jenna Conkin has signed with the Milligan College volleyball team and will play for the Buffaloes in the 2014 season, announced Head Coach Doneva Bays. Conkin, a 6-foot 1-inch MB/RS, is a Sullivan South High School graduate who spent the last two years playing club volleyball at the University of Tennessee. In 2013, she received an All-Conference first team nod at Club Volleyball Nationals in Reno, Nevada. “We are so excited to add Jenna to our roster for the... More>>

Enoch, finished with a 1-over-par 73

Bucs Enoch posts 73 in first round of Open Championship

The first round of the 2014 Open Championship came to an end Thursday evening and former ETSU men’s golfer Rhys Enoch (Cornwall, England) finished with a 1-over-par 73 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club. Enoch, who was in the second-to-last group to tee off in round one, enters Friday’s second round in a tie for 66th and tees off at 5:54 a.m. ET. The former Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year and four-time all-conference selection totaled four birdies, 10 pars, three bogeys and a double bogey in his ... More>>

Jarnigan has been the men's basketball PA announcer

Jarnigan selected as Neyland Stadium PA announcer

Tennessee has hired Jeff Jarnigan as Neyland Stadium's public address announcer following the April death of Bobby Denton, who filled that role for the last 48 years. In a school release announcing the move Thursday, Jarnigan called it "an honor beyond my wildest dreams" and said "it is impossible to replace Bobby Denton. His voice and delivery has been as much a part of Big Orange Saturdays as the Vol Walk, running through the 'T' and 'Rocky Top.'" Denton, who was 73, died on April 9. Jarnig... More>>

Hubbs played just 12 games as a freshman before surgery.

Hubbs glad he's still with Tennessee basketball

Robert Hubbs III believes he made the right decision to remain at Tennessee after a tumultuous freshman year that featured a season-ending shoulder injury and the departure of his coach and two close friends. Now he wants to live up to the acclaim that came with the former five-star recruit's arrival on campus. Hubbs decided to stay after speaking to new coach Donnie Tyndall, who took over the program when California hired away Cuonzo Martin. Martin's exit was followed by the transfers of A.... More>>

Lewan was drafted No. 11 overall.

Titans' Lewan to go to trial in fan-punching case

Taylor Lewan of the Tennessee Titans is headed for a jury trial in October. The former Michigan offensive tackle is accused of punching an Ohio State fan after the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines last season. Lewan says he was breaking up a dispute and wasn't involved in a fight. He is charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault and battery. He was told Thursday to return to Ann Arbor District Court on Oct. 27 for jury selection and trial the next day. The Titans will ... More>>

LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 4

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Appalachian League Scoreboard

Pulaski Mariners too much for the JC Cardinals Video included

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LSU, Arkansas and Missouri in the spotlight

College playoffs a topic of discussion at SEC Media Days Video included

It was day three of S-E-C Media Days, and the talk of the town was the college football playoff. As News Channel 11 sports Jake Young reports two of three SEC teams would have been close to qualifying for the four-team event over the last couple years. More>>

LSU, Arkansas and Missouri in the spotlight

SEC Media Day Three Video included

Tuesday Butch Jones talked about how his second year at Tennessee is the most important one to make sure the Vols find success sooner ----- rather than later in the nation's strongest conference. As News Channel 11 sports Jake Young reports from the SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama he's not the only one that feels that second year is the most important. More>>

2nd season in a row Johnson has been an All-Star

Former Lady Vol Johnson named WNBA All-Star

After a vote by the league’s head coaches, Glory Johnson is headed back to the Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game. The Tennessee alum and third-year player for the Tulsa Shock will make her second-straight appearance in the contest and becomes the third former Lady Vol set to appear in Phoenix on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. ESPN will have the telecast. Johnson will join UT legends Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker, who previously were voted as starters by the fans, in the game for t... More>>

Sergent coached both men and women’s golf at Cumberland College

Bill Sergent named UVA-Wise Golf Coach

UVa-Wise announced the hiring of Bill Sergent as the new men’s golf coach on Wednesday. The veteran coach has an accomplished background both as a player and as a coach at the collegiate level. Prior to joining the Cavaliers, Sergent coached both men and women’s golf at Cumberland College and the University of the Cumberlands. He coached 16 teams to the NAIA National Championship Tournament. Sergent’s best Cumberland College men’s team finished 6th in NAIA in 1992 which include the Individua... More>>

McRae was the 58th overall pick in the draft

McRae among top scorers in Vegas NBA summer league

Former Tennessee basketball standout Jordan McRae is leading the Philadelphia 76ers in scoring through three games at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nev. He ranks eighth in scoring among all players in the Vegas-based NBA Summer League and boasts a higher scoring average than top-10 draft picks Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Dante Exum, Julius Randle and Nik Stauskas. McRae – who was the 58th overall pick in the draft – is actually showing signs of continued development. As a senior l... More>>

Enoch was the 2008 A-Sun freshman of the year

Enoch makes Open Championship debut on Thursday

Former ETSU men’s golfer Rhys Enoch (Cornwall, England) makes his Open Championship debut Thursday when he tees off at Royal Liverpool. Enoch, the 2008 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year and four-time all-conference performer, qualified for the Open Championship on July 1 after winning a playoff at the Woburn Golf Club in central England. The former PING All-American fired rounds of 70 and 68, and secured his spot in the Open Championship by chipping in for birdie on the first playoff hole. ... More>>

Johnson is a Greeneville native

Pro stock's Johnson has found the recipe for success at Bandimere

There are still five races before the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship begins. But as far as Pro Stock standout Allen Johnson is concerned, his personal countdown starts this weekend at Bandimere Speedway. Johnson, the 2012 world champion, has dominated the competition when racing at an elevation of more than 5,800 feet in Denver and he is ready to continue that trend at the 35th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. He enters as a fi... More>>

Mountaineers upset Michigan in 2007

Appalachian State season opener at Michigan to air on ESPN2

Appalachian State University football’s 2014 season opener at Michigan will be televised nationally on ESPN2, ESPN announced on Wednesday. The Aug. 30 contest will kick off at noon ET at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. Appalachian State is a perfect 7-0 all-time in games shown on ESPN2. The last time the Mountaineers played on ESPN2, they stomped former conference rival Wofford, 70-24, in a matchup between teams ranked No. 2 and No. 3 nationally in NCAA Division I FCS on Oct. 31, 2008. ... More>>

The chart is current from Carson-Newman's spring workouts

C-N football introduces weightlifting records

Carson-Newman's football program has introduced a weightlifting and speed record chart. The concept is the brain child of assistant coach Zack Fleming. The chart is current from Carson-Newman's spring workouts and practices. Carson-Newman has always had speed to burn in the backfield, but the record holder for fastest player actually comes from the defensive backfield. Jason Williams – also a sprinter for the track team – turned in a 4.38-second 40-yard dash. Cassadine Blassingame – another t... More>>

Sangid coached D. Boones JV team

Sangid named Volunteer Falcons baseball coach

The Volunteer Falcons have a new head baseball coach after the 29 year old Todd Sangid was hired to replace Daris Green who resigned. Sangid, who played for Science Hill and Liberty University has been the junior varsity coach for Daniel Boone the last 5 seasons. During that time he compiled a 38-12 record More>>

Former TN High Viking Crowder was the offensive representative

SEC Football Media Day 2 Video included

On day two of S-E-C Media days it was the Tennessee Vols taking the spotlight. Tennessee, in year two of the Butch Jones era, continues to talk about building brick by brick. News Channel 11's Jake Young is in Hoover, Alabama and explains who those bricks are. More>>

Tennessee returns 11 starters

LB Johnson back at Tennessee, intent on winning

Tennessee's A.J. Johnson admitted his decision to stay with the Volunteers or head to the NFL was one of the toughest he's ever had to make. He decided to stay in school. Now the senior hopes to lead Tennessee to its first winning record since 2009. The 6-foot-2, 242-pound Johnson said he "came to Tennessee to be a winner" and will be a defensive anchor for the Volunteers after leading the team with 106 tackles last season. He's one of the few sure things on a roster that's undergoing change ... More>>

Massengale missed 16 games last season

Lady Vols' Massengale eager for comeback

Tennessee is preparing to welcome back a senior point guard while monitoring the status of an ailing post player. Ariel Massengale is looking forward to returning for her senior season after missing the final 16 games of the 2013-14 season with a head injury. Massengale, who also underwent offseason surgery on her right knee, said her head feels better now and that she's hoping to be 100 percent by the start of the school year next month. While Massengale awaits her return, sophomore center M... More>>

Former Tn High player Mack Crowder represents Vols

Vols and Gamecocks at the SEC Media Days Video included

Brick by brick has been a mantra Butch Jones has told anyone who would listen this off season, and Tuesday, plenty of people were listening. It's day two of S-E-C media days, and the Vols were on the clock. News Channel 11's Jake Young is in Hoover, Alabama, with more. More>>

They'll also play in 2021 in Morgantown, West Virginia

Virginia Tech, WVU to meet at FedEx Field in 2017

Virginia Tech and West Virginia will renew their football rivalry at FedEx Field in 2017. The game will be played on Sept. 2, 2017, at the home of the Washington Redskins in Landover, Maryland. FedEx Field officials announced the matchup Tuesday. It will mark Virginia Tech's fourth appearance at FedEx Field since 2004. West Virginia played James Madison there in 2012 and also will play BYU at FedEx Field in 2016. West Virginia and Virginia Tech, both former members of the Big East, last met i... More>>

McKnight planned to play for the Volunteers this season

SEC denies McKnight's bid to play for Tennessee

Former Florida Gulf Coast forward Eric McKnight's bid to play for at Tennessee as a graduate transfer this season has been denied by the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee had announced in May that McKnight planned to play for the Volunteers during the 2014-15 season in his final year of eligibility. But in a statement released by the university Tuesday, Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall says "we have been informed that Eric McKnight has been denied the graduate transfer waiver by the SEC. We pu... More>>

The clinic, which will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.,

ETSU football coaching clinic speaker schedule released

The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Tuesday the speaking schedule for the second annual Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Coaching Clinic presented by Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates on Saturday, July 19th inside the Martha Culp Auditorium on the ETSU campus. The clinic, which will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., will feature Torbush along with ETSU assistant football coaches Billy Taylor, Mike O’Cain, Teddy Gaines and Erik Losey. The clinic, whic... More>>

One Acre Café is a non-profit community restaurant

ETSU women’s basketball volunteers at One Acre Café

Members of the ETSU women’s basketball team and coaching staff visited One Acre Café of Johnson City on Monday to lend a helping hand. “There was no better way for our players to greet me upon my return from the Caribbean Basketball Championships than with a day of service at One Acre Café,” said ETSU head coach Brittney Ezell. “I love and appreciate our ETSU players’ willingness and desire to serve the people of Washington County.” One Acre Café is a non-profit community restaurant which h... More>>

She was also awarded a $2,000 scholarship

King's Williamson attends NCAA Women's Coaches' Academy

In college athletics, coaches use the summer months for many different things. Most coaches will take a vacation and spend more time with their families as well as attend conference to improve their skills of the upcoming season and their careers. King University head track and field coachAmanda Williamsondecided on the later as she attended the NCAA Women's Coaches' Academy that was put on by the Alliance of Women Coaches in Atlanta last month. Attendance at the conference proved to be inva... More>>

LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 2

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Hooven is a setter from Volunteer High School

2014 UVA-Wise Volleyball Recruits

Head Coach Kristen Salyer and her staff announce the signing of three future student-athletes for the 2014 season. Patrick Henry High School's Samantha Edge, Volunteer High School's Ashley Hooven and Mesa High School's Maicee Allen all agreed to continue their playing career at UVa-Wise. Edge, a 5'9" outside hitter fromRoanoke Catholic High Schoollettered in varsity volleyball for three years. As a senior, the future Cavalier was a first team all-conference, second team all-state and Blue Ri... More>>

Florida, Auburn and Vanderbilt on day one

Lack of star power at the SEC Media day this season Video included

Most years, S-E-C Media Days represent a who's who of college football's best players. Just last year, the Johnny and Jadeveon show took over the event. This year, though, it's a little different. News Channel 11's Jake Young is in Hoover with more. More>>

Auburn, Florida and Vanderbilt first up

SEC Media Day gets underway Video included

College football must be just around the corner, because the SEC Media Days are underway in Hoover, Alabama. News Channel 11 sports Jake Young is there with the start of day one coverage. More>>

Marshall had 1,976 yards passing and 1,068 rushing last season

Tigers Malzahn: Marshall 'embarrassed' after legal run-in

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn says Nick Marshall will "suffer the consequences" but declined to elaborate on the punishment the quarterback will face after he was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana following a traffic stop in Georgia. Marshall was pulled out of Monday's SEC media days appearance by Malzahn, three days after the senior received a $1,000 ticket in Reynolds, Ga. Malzahn told beat reporters Marshall had been a "model citizen" before the incident, The coach says Ma... More>>

Florida returns seven starters on both sides

Gators Muschamp unconcerned about job security

Florida coach Will Muschamp is confident he has the remedy for questions about his job security: Winning a lot of football games. These are strange times for the Gators, who are coming off their first losing season since 1979. Nearly everything went wrong in last year's 4-8 disaster, but Muschamp was upbeat during his Monday address at SEC Media Days, saying he's got the talent for a quick turnaround. The return of quarterback Jeff Driskel should help. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound junior played ju... More>>

Carter signed a reported three-year, $12 million contract

Grizzlies introduce Vince Carter

Vince Carter, heading into his 17th NBA season, doesn't consider age a big issue anymore. The 37-year-old veteran sees a lot of older teams around the league and notes a "very old team" has just won the championship in San Antonio. So the opportunity to compete for a title drew him to Memphis, even though the Grizzlies have a bunch of 30-somethings in Zach Randolph, Tony Allen and Tayshaun Prince. Carter said Monday he sees plenty of weapons in Memphis and hopes he can help get the Grizzlies ... More>>

Portland-based ad agency creates viral ad for Derek Jeter swan song

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As the World Series-winning shortstop makes his last lap around baseball stadiums this summer, Portland-based ad agency Wieden and Kennedy is helping Nike's Jordan Brand pay tribute to the living legend. More>>

SEC Media Days dazes media, fans

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The long, dark night that has persisted since the end of football season is almost over. SEC Media Days, that glimmer of hope before life begins again anew, kicks off this week in Hoover, AL.  More>>

LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 1

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SEC football: QB position will see lots of new faces

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In 2013, nine teams brought a quarterback to SEC Media Days. This year only five are scheduled to do so. Only one of those players – Ole Miss’ Bo Wallace – was a full-time starter in 2013.

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Norris pitches perfect inning in MLB Futures Game Video included

As far as baseball goes, Daniel Norris has always been a stand out, but Sunday night he did something never done by a Tri-Cities athlete. The former Science Hill star took the mound in the MLB Futures Game. More>>

Appalachian League Scoreboard (Sunday, July 13, 2014) Video included

Rundown of scores in the Appalachian League on Sunday, July 13, 2014
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Watson brothers injured in boxing matches on same night Video included

Saturday night, professional boxing returned to the Tri-Cities for the first time in a decade, and for the most part, it was a very successful event. The majority of our local fighters won, but the problem was injuries. More>>

Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.
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Johnson's home run helps Braves beat Cubs, 10-7 Video included

Chris Johnson had three hits, including his third homer in two days, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 10-7 on Sunday.
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Negron hits first home run as Reds beat Pirates, 6-3 Video included

Kris Negron hit his first career home run, and All-Star Todd Frazier added a two-run shot as the Cincinnati Reds rolled into the break with a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
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Keselowski dominates in New Hampshire win Video included

Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish.
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JC Cards abandoned by bus driver

Things quickly went from bad to worse for the Johnson City Cardinals Friday night in Greeneville. More>>

NCAA, QB changes hot topics for upcoming SEC Media Days

There's plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference. More>>

Pro boxing makes successful return to the Tri-Cities Video included

Before Saturday night, it'd been more than a decade since a pro boxing match was fought in the Tri-Cities. With a big-time event in Elizabethton, that run came to an end. More>>

Appalachian League Scoreboard (Saturday, July 12, 2014)

Rundown of Appalachian League scores for Saturday, July 12, 2014
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Family key at World Footbrake Challenge at Bristol Dragway Video included

This weekend, hundreds of drivers and their families are at Bristol Dragway for the eighth World Footbrake Challenge.
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Keselowski wins Nationwide race at Loudon Video included

Brad Keselowski dominated from the pole and cruised to the win in Saturday's Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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Harman grabs lead at John Deere Classic Video included

Brian Harman had two eagles in a 6-under 65 on Saturday that gave him a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the John Deere Classic.
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Netherlands beat Brazil 3-0 for 3rd place at World Cup

Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday.
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LeBron to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers Video included

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After days of speculation, NBA free agent forward LeBron James has decided to return home and sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Tri-Cities Classic senior softball tournament Video included

At Winged Deer Park this weekend the Tri-Cities Classic senior softball tournament will take place. As News Channel sports Jake Young reports this is a tournament for the ages. More>>

Ryan Blaney was second

Erik Jones wins NASCAR trucks race in Iowa

Erik Jones led for 131 of 200 laps and won the NASCAR Trucks series race in Iowa on Friday night, giving Kyle Busch Motorsports its seventh win in nine races this season. It's the second career win for the 18-year-old Jones, and the sixth victory of 2014 for the No. 51 truck. Ryan Blaney was second, followed by Matt Crafton, Joey Coulter and German Quiroga Jr. Although Jones had the dominant truck, Blaney tracked him down near the end of the race. The pair even went side-by-side 16 laps from ... More>>

Stokes played in all five of Memphis’ summer league games

Vols Stokes 2nd-Leading Rebounder in NBA Summer League

Jarnell Stokes helped lead the Memphis Grizzlies to the championship game of the Orlando NBA Summer League, and the former Tennessee standout finished his summer with nearly a double-double average. Stokes played in all five of Memphis’ summer league games and averaged 12.2 points and a team-best 9.4 rebounds. He finished as the league’s second-leading rebounder, behind only Kevin Jones of the Indiana Pacers (10.0 rpg). The 6-9, 263-pound Stokes made four starts, logged nearly 27 minutes pe... More>>

Reds were down 5-1 after six innings

Reds rally for 6-5 win over Pirates

Brayan Pena's pinch-hit single in the eighth inning completed another late rally by the Reds, who overcame more injuries on Friday and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 to keep their momentum going toward the All-Star break. Down 5-1 after six innings, the Reds scored twice with the help of third baseman Pedro Alvarez's throwing error in the seventh and added three more in the eighth. Devin Mesoraco homered with two outs off left-hander Tony Watson (5-1) in the eighth, and the Reds put togethe... More>>

Appalachian league scoreboard 7/11

Greeneville beats the Johnson City Cardinals Video included

JC Cards vs G-AstrosEast Div.WLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 12 8 .600 - Princeton (Rays) 12 9 .571 ½ Pulaski (Mariners) 11 10 .524 1½ Bluefield (Blue Jays) 11 11 .500 2 Burlington (Royals) 9 13 .409 4West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 14 7 .667 - Greeneville (Astros) 11 10 .524 3 Johnson City (Cardinals) 11 10 .524 3 Kingsport (Mets) 9 12 .429 5 Bristol (Pirates) 5 15 .250 8½ ___ Friday's Games Princeton 5, Burlington 3 Greeneville 8, Johnson City 3 Kingsport 12 at Elizabethton 0 Bristol... More>>

Savage was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Coach of the Year

Savage Named App State Softball Head Coach

Janice Savage, a nine-year coaching veteran that has served as head coach at Delaware State University the past two seasons, was named the fourth head coach in Appalachian State University softball history on Friday. Savage was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2014 after leading her team, whose starting lineup was comprised of seven sophomores and three freshmen, to the MEAC North Division title and a third-place finish at the conference tournament. The Hornet... More>>

Murua-Astorquiza, plays primarily as a center back

Bucs bolster back line with addition of Murua-Astorquiza

Further strengthening the Buccaneers' incoming recruiting class, ETSU Women's Soccer Head CoachAdamSayershas announced the addition of international standoutGarazi Murua-Astorquiza (Getxo, Spain). "We are thrilled that Garazi will be joining us," Sayers said. "She is a very accomplished defender, whose style of play fits our own philosophy very well. She is a very intelligent player, and is technically excellent." Murua-Astorquiza, who plays primarily as a center back, brings a wealth of inte... More>>

The provisional year is the 3rd yr. of a 3-yr transition process

UVa-Wise Moves to NCAA Division II Provisional Year

UVa-Wise is now just one step away from becoming a full NCAA Division II member. Chancellor Donna Henry and Director of Athletics Danny Sterling were informed in a phone call that the Cavaliers have been approved for their provisional year in the NCAA Division II membership process. The provisional year is the third year of a three-year transition process toward full NCAA Division II membership. "At UVa-Wise, our pursuit of NCAA Division II status has afforded us the opportunity to improve o... More>>

Kauffman insisted the RTA is not a union.

NASCAR president Helton: No animosity toward RTA

NASCAR president Mike Helton says there is no animosity from the governing body toward the recently formed nine-team Race Team Alliance that will collaborate on initiatives and issues facing the sport. Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman was elected chairman of the RTA on Monday. The goals of the RTA include lowering costs for NASCAR teams and creating one voice on issues facing the teams. Kauffman insisted the RTA is not a union. Speaking Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Helt... More>>

Luhmann, Drooker and Sprayberry

King's Booher signs three for upcoming year

King University head men's volleyball coachRyan Booherhas announced his signing class for the 2014-15 season. The trio of student-athletes, Sean Luhmann, Nick Drooker and Jeff Sprayberry will join the Tornado on campus this fall. "Jeff, Nick and Sean will all make an instant impact on our volleyball team," Booher commented. "Not only will they be contributors for the men's volleyball team, but all three will be great students at King University. I am excited to have these three young men pla... More>>

820 student-athletes named to the 2013-14

62 Vols named to SEC 1st-Year Academic Honor Roll

Sixty-two Tennessee student-athletes were among the 820 student-athletes named to the 2013-14 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll, as announced on Friday by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. A total of 196 Tennessee student-athletes achieved Academic Honor Roll recognition from the league for the 2013-14 school year. Eighty-two Tennessee sophomores, juniors and seniors were named to the 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll on Thursday. Fifty-two were named to the 2013 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll b... More>>

McKenzie picked the Vols over Arizona

Defensive tackle McKenzie commits to the University of Tennessee Video included

Tennessee Volunteer head coach Butch Jones continues to pile on to the 2015 recruiting class. Thursday night one of the top defensive tackles in the country Kahlil McKenzie picked the volunteers over the Arizona Wildcats. The 6-4, 241-pound McKenzie is the nation's no. 32 overall recruit regardless of position. The 5-star recruit is the son of former Tennessee Volunteer and Knoxville native Reggie McKenzie, the current general manager of the Oakland Raiders. More>>

Hall was in town for the Niswonger Golf Classic

Redskins defensive back Hall comments on mascot name Video included

Washington Redskins defensive back Deangelo Hall was one of the celebrities to play in the Niswonger golf classic a few weeks ago at the Virginian in Bristol. The former Virginia Tech Hokie who has strong ties to the Bristol area talked to me about the ongoing controversy surrounding the Redskins name and whether or not it should be changed.Redskins owner Dan Snyder has vowed not to change the name but is facing unprecedented opposition from those who consider it a racial slur. More>>

Appalachian league scoreboard

E-Twins again come from behind to beat K-Mets Video included

K-Mets vs E-TwinsEast DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 12 8 .600 - Princeton (Rays) 11 9 .550 1 Bluefield (Blue Jays) 11 10 .524 1½ Pulaski (Mariners) 11 10 .524 1½ Burlington (Royals) 9 12 .429 3½West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 14 7 .667 - Johnson City (Cardinals) 11 9 .550 2½ Greeneville (Astros) 10 10 .500 3½ Kingsport (Mets) 9 12 .429 5 Bristol (Pirates) 4 15 .211 9 ___ Thursday's Games Burlington 6, Princeton 5 Elizabethton 4, Kingsport 2 Greeneville 1, Johnson City 0, 10 in... More>>

Harang shuts down Mets

Braves avert 4-game sweep

Aaron Harang allowed four hits in seven innings, and the Atlanta Braves used early offense against Bartolo Colon to beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Thursday night and avert a four-game sweep. The Braves snapped a four-game losing streak and ended the Mets' season-best, four-game winning run. New York hasn't swept a four-game set from Atlanta since July 1989. Harang (9-6) won his fourth straight start and fifth game in six outings, topping the Mets for the second time this season in three appear... More>>

Cubs avoided a rare five-game sweep

Valbuena lifts Cubs to 6-4 win over Reds in 12

Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking, two-run in the 12th inning and the Chicago Cubs avoided a rare five-game sweep in Cincinnati with a 6-4 win Thursday. Highly regarded prospect Arismendy Alcantara singled with one out and went to second on Starlin Castro's two-out infield single. Valbuena, 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, sent a ball to deep right field off J.J. Hoover (1-6) that Skip Schumaker couldn't catch up with and was thrown out at the plate trying to stretch it into an inside-the-park ho... More>>

Davis finished his Carson-Newman career with 1,526 points

C. Newman alum Davis to play professionally in Germany

Former Carson-Newman forward Antoine Davis (Rustburg, Va.) has signed a professional basketball contract with the Sectem Toros of Germany's Regionalliga league in Bornheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen. Davis becomes Carson-Newman's first professional signee since Andy Tipton went to Australia in 2008. Sechtem went 11-13 last year. "I couldn't be happier for him," Carson-Newman head coach Chuck Benson said. "He was the standard by which everyone else will and should be judged here at Carson-Newman. I'... More>>

Drumtra was born in Bogota, Colombia

Tusculum's Drumtra to play for Colombia lacrosse

Tusculum College men’s lacrosse student-athlete Tim Drumtra will be playing for the Colombian National Team at the 2014 Federation of Internatio­­nal Lacrosse World Championships in Denver, Colorado. The FIL World Championships will be held July 10-19 with pool play starting on July 11th. Drumtra and Team Colombia will begin their world championship quest on Friday when they face Finland at 11:30 a.m. (MST) to begin pool play in the Turquoise Division. Drumtra was born in Bogota, Colombia a... More>>

ETSU has won 8 consecutive conference championship

Campers get tips from ETSU men's tennis team

The playing season for the ETSU men's tennis team may have concluded in May, but the season of giving is in full swing. Thursday afternoon, the 2014 Atlantic Sun Champion Buccaneers provided free tennis lessons to campers, ages 13-16, as part of Fairmont Adventurequest, a four-week summer camp sponsored by Johnson City Parks and Recreation in partnership with Johnson City Schools. Head coachYaser Zaatiniand his squad shared their tricks of the trade with eager campers during a complimentary c... More>>

Carl Torbush adds Erik Losey to ETSU football coaching staff

Erik Losey, a Hixson, TN native, played at ETSU in 2002 and 2003 and has spent the last seven seasons in the college ranks. During the 2013 season, he served as an assistant coach at Alcom State. Erik Losey, a Hixson, TN native, played at ETSU in 2002 and 2003 and has spent the last seven seasons in the college ranks. During the 2013 season, he served as an assistant coach at Alcom State.
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ETSU head coach Carl Torbush says former Buccaneers offensive lineman Erik Losey has joined the team’s coaching staff. He says Losey is a strong addition to the reinstated program.  More>>

The card will consist of pros and amateurs

Professional boxing in Elizabethton on Saturday Video included

We've seen plenty of boxing matches in the Tri-Cities area the last few years, but it's actually been a decade since those fights included professionals. That's exactly what we'll see in Elizabethton this weekend. News Channel 11 sports Jake Young learned more about a couple of boxers who are entering the ring. More>>

Appalachian League scoreboard

E-Twins come back to win against K-Mets Video included

East DivisionWLPct.GB Danville (Braves) 12 7 .632 - Princeton (Rays) 11 8 .579 1 Bluefield (Blue Jays) 10 10 .500 2½ Pulaski (Mariners) 10 10 .500 2½ Burlington (Royals) 8 12 .400 4½West DivisionWLPct.GB Elizabethton (Twins) 13 7 .650 - Johnson City (Cardinals) 11 8 .579 1½ Greeneville (Astros) 9 10 .474 3½ Kingsport (Mets) 9 11 .450 4 Bristol (Pirates) 4 14 .222 8 ___ Wednesday's Games Princeton 3, Burlington 0 Elizabethton 5, Kingsport 2 Greeneville 8, Johnson City 2 Danville 4, Pulaski 2 B... More>>

Gee makes impressive return

Mets beat Braves 4-1

David Wright ignited a tiebreaking rally in the seventh inning with a hustle double, Travis d'Arnaud gave Dillon Gee some cushion with a two-run drive later in the seventh and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Wednesday night for their first four-game winning streak in a year. Gee (4-1) returned from two months on the disabled and pitched seven-plus dominant innings as the Mets won the first three of a four-game series against the Braves after being swept in Atlanta less than t... More>>

Simon first in NL to win 12

Reds beat Cubs 4-1

Alfredo Simon became the NL's first 12-game winner and Billy Hamilton added to his sensational series with a tiebreaking triple Wednesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the trade-depleted Chicago Cubs. The Reds won their fifth in a row - matching their season high - and moved a season-best seven games over .500. After winning the first four games of the series, they'll try for their first five-game sweep since 1976 on Thursday. Simon (12-3), left off the All-Star tea... More>>

Corr is a King alum

Corr named USA Today National Coach of the Year

Jamie Corr lead his team to the ultimate goal, a state championship and picked up some individual hardware in the process. Corr is a 1996 graduate of King College, now King University, and was member of a successful Tornado baseball program. That foundation led Corr into coaching where he was recently named 2014 American Family Insurance Coach of the Year byUSA Today. Starting a program from nothing is never easy, and Corr was tasked with starting the baseball program at Lambert High School ... More>>

BFFF raised funds over the last 10-plus years

BFFF makes donation to ETSU Football’s Kick-off Fund

For more than a decade, the Buccaneer Football and Friends Foundation, Inc., kept the dream of football alive at East Tennessee State University. In the fall of 2015, the BFFF’s members will see those dreams become reality when the Buccaneers kickoff a reinstituted football program against Kennesaw State on Sept. 3, 2015. With this in mind, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday that the BFFF recently approved and signed a gift agreement with the ETSU Foundation... More>>

Stokes is the Vols all-time leader in offensive rebounding

Stokes Leading NBA Summer League in Rebounding

Through Tuesday’s games at the Orlando NBA Summer League, former Tennessee basketball standout Jarnell Stokes – now a rookie with the Memphis Grizzlies – is the league’s leading rebounder. Memphis has played three summer league games thus far, posting a 2-1 record. Playing 24.3 minutes per game, Stokes averages 12.3 points and a league-best 9.7 rebounds per game. His scoring average ranks tied for 18th in the league. A power forward from Memphis, Tenn., and Tennessee’s all-time leader in of... More>>

Tennessee one of three schools with two players

Catchings and Parker chosen as WNBA All-Stars

A pair of Lady Vol greats have once again been voted by fans as starters for the upcoming Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game. The 2014 edition, which will be held July 19 at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, will be televised on ESPN with tip-off slated for 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever has been selected to start in the front court for the Eastern Conference, while Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks was chosen as a front court starter for the Western Confe... More>>

Hokies’ new staff has 38 years of coaching experience

VT names new basketball staff

Following a summer of assembling a top-notch coaching and support unit, Virginia Tech head men’s basketball coach Buzz Williams has announced the completion of his staff. The Hokies’ new staff has 38 years of Division I coaching experience, eight conference titles and has produced 30 NBA products. ESPN Insider has this season’s recruiting class for Virginia Tech as 19th nationally. Isaac Chew, Steve Roccaforte and Jamie McNeilly have been named assistant coaches with the program. Jeff Reynold... More>>

Scholarships should also cover full cost of attending college

NCAA's Emmert calls for 'scholarships for life'

NCAA President Mark Emmert says college athletes should receive "scholarships for life." Emmert also told a Senate panel Wednesday that scholarships should also cover full cost of attending college, not just the basics. Emmert listed seven changes he favors in testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee. He said he hopes some will come about if Division I schools decide to remake their decision-making structure in the coming weeks. The hearing comes as the NCAA faces pressure from multiple... More>>

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  • Toppers will have 2 quarterbacks this season

    Science Hill Hilltoppers practice in pads

    Science Hill Hilltoppers practice in pads

    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...
    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...
  • McGrew was all conference and tournament

    Patriots McGrew signs with Tennessee Wesleyan

    Patriots McGrew signs with Tennessee Wesleyan

    Baseball player Brady McGrew is ready to turn a successful high school career into one at the college level. Tuesday afternoon McGrew signed to play at Tennessee Wesleyan, the power of the Appalachian athletic conference. After an all-conference and all-tournament senior season, he's ready to join one of the top programs around.Tennessee Wesleyan only has about eleven-hundred students, and McGrew said that close knit atmosphere also factored into his decision.
    Baseball player Brady McGrew is ready to turn a successful high school career into one at the college level. Tuesday afternoon McGrew signed to play at Tennessee Wesleyan, the power of the Appalachian athletic conference. After an all-conference and all-tournament senior season, he's ready to join one of the top programs around.Tennessee Wesleyan only has about eleven-hundred students, and McGrew said that close knit atmosphere also factored into his decision.
  • Local football coaches gather for Torbush/ETSU Coaches Clinic

    Local football coaches gather for Torbush/ETSU Coaches Clinic

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-20 02:51:04 GMT
    Local youth, high school, and college football coaches gathered at East Tennessee State University for the second annual Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Coaching Clinic today.All area coaches were encouraged to take part in today's clinic, that saw coaches getting tips on all phases of the game.Coach Torbush, and his assistants, joined other area coaches, in teaching offenive and defensive techinques to coaches at all age and skill levels.According to Torbush, "I think it just gives us an opportun...
    Local youth, high school, and college football coaches gathered at East Tennessee State University for the second annual Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Coaching Clinic today.All area coaches were encouraged to take part in today's clinic, that saw coaches getting tips on all phases of the game.Coach Torbush, and his assistants, joined other area coaches, in teaching offenive and defensive techinques to coaches at all age and skill levels.According to Torbush, "I think it just gives us an opportun...
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  • SEC has had 109 early departures drafted.

    Quickest route into NFL draft goes through SEC

    Quickest route into NFL draft goes through SEC

    The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers. The trend creates more spots to fill around the league with preseason camps approaching, but also helps entice blue-chip prospects to play in the SEC. No league has had nearly as many players leaving early to pursue NFL careers over the past eight years, and LSU has had the most of any program two years running. Tigers coach Les Miles says they "do lead college ...
    The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers. The trend creates more spots to fill around the league with preseason camps approaching, but also helps entice blue-chip prospects to play in the SEC. No league has had nearly as many players leaving early to pursue NFL careers over the past eight years, and LSU has had the most of any program two years running. Tigers coach Les Miles says they "do lead college ...
  • Her Lady Vol career spaned from 1991-95

    Lady Vols Nikki McCray Inducted Into GKSHOF

    Lady Vols Nikki McCray Inducted Into GKSHOF

    Former Tennessee women’s basketball player Nikki McCray was part a 10-person 2014 class inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday night at the Knoxville Convention Center. McCray was enshrined along with UT football standouts John Bruhin and David Douglas, former UT men’s basketball coach Wade Houston as well as baseball player Atlee Hammaker, coach Joel Helton, swimmer and former UT assistant coach Jenna Johnson, figure skater Peter Oppegard, former UT tennis playe...
    Former Tennessee women’s basketball player Nikki McCray was part a 10-person 2014 class inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday night at the Knoxville Convention Center. McCray was enshrined along with UT football standouts John Bruhin and David Douglas, former UT men’s basketball coach Wade Houston as well as baseball player Atlee Hammaker, coach Joel Helton, swimmer and former UT assistant coach Jenna Johnson, figure skater Peter Oppegard, former UT tennis playe...
  • He broke 21 seconds in the 200 meters

    Vols Coleman named all-USA in track

    Vols Coleman named all-USA in track

    Tennessee incoming freshman Christian Coleman was named to USA Today's All-USA Boys Track and Field Team. The native of Fayetteville, Ga., was one of five high schoolers named to the list's first team in the sprints category after posting one of the fastest 100-meter dash times in the country this year. Since wrapping up his senior year of high school, Coleman has had a busy summer of competition. He had a career meet at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in mid-June. He finished second in...
    Tennessee incoming freshman Christian Coleman was named to USA Today's All-USA Boys Track and Field Team. The native of Fayetteville, Ga., was one of five high schoolers named to the list's first team in the sprints category after posting one of the fastest 100-meter dash times in the country this year. Since wrapping up his senior year of high school, Coleman has had a busy summer of competition. He had a career meet at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in mid-June. He finished second in...
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  • It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at IMS for a fifth time

    It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at IMS for a fifth time

    With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.
    With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.
  • Carl Edwards leaving Roush-Fenway at end of 2014

    Carl Edwards leaving Roush-Fenway at end of 2014

    Roush-Fenway Racing says Carl Edwards is leaving the organization at the end of the season.
    Roush-Fenway Racing says Carl Edwards is leaving the organization at the end of the season.
  • Ty Dillon races to first career Nationwide win

    Ty Dillon races to first career Nationwide win

    Ty Dillon pulled away from Kyle Busch down the stretch Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to win for the first time in the Nationwide Series.
    Ty Dillon pulled away from Kyle Busch down the stretch Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to win for the first time in the Nationwide Series.
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  • Champions will be crowned Saturday

    NHRA Summitt racing junior drags at Bristol Dragway

    NHRA Summitt racing junior drags at Bristol Dragway

    It's been about a month since the most famous names in N-H-R-A shook the hills of Thunder Valley, but this weekend they're back...At least the smaller versions are.This weekend is the junior drag Eastern conference finals, bringing some of the best young racers from across the country. One of the differences you notice with the kids? Instead of just a few women competing, there are a large number of girls, and they aren't shy about wanting to take over the sport of drag racing.Eliminations ar...
    It's been about a month since the most famous names in N-H-R-A shook the hills of Thunder Valley, but this weekend they're back...At least the smaller versions are.This weekend is the junior drag Eastern conference finals, bringing some of the best young racers from across the country. One of the differences you notice with the kids? Instead of just a few women competing, there are a large number of girls, and they aren't shy about wanting to take over the sport of drag racing.Eliminations ar...
  • Bigfoot, War Wizard, and Stone Crusher will be there

    Monster Truck Madness at BMS this weekend

    Monster Truck Madness at BMS this weekend

    Monster truck madness with the likes of Bigfoot, War Wizard and Stone Crusher will hit the Bristol speedway infield Saturday night at 7:30. Our own News Channel 11 sports Jake Young was there this afternoon for his first monster truck experience of his own.
    Monster truck madness with the likes of Bigfoot, War Wizard and Stone Crusher will hit the Bristol speedway infield Saturday night at 7:30. Our own News Channel 11 sports Jake Young was there this afternoon for his first monster truck experience of his own.
  • Gaughan was at the Tennessee Aquarium

    Nationwide driver Gaughan swims with the sharks

    Nationwide driver Gaughan swims with the sharks

    For NASCAR Nationwide driver Brendan Gaughan Tuesday was a new experience, but one that's not so much different than his career. Gaughan was at the Tennessee Aquarium in chattanooga and diving with the sharks and making it look easy. You might think that Gaughan had a tougher time with that than he does out on the race track each week, but he says it's just the opposite. The NASCAR circuit makes its way to New Hampshire this week. The Nationwide guys on Saturday afternoon, and the Sprint cup ...
    For NASCAR Nationwide driver Brendan Gaughan Tuesday was a new experience, but one that's not so much different than his career. Gaughan was at the Tennessee Aquarium in chattanooga and diving with the sharks and making it look easy. You might think that Gaughan had a tougher time with that than he does out on the race track each week, but he says it's just the opposite. The NASCAR circuit makes its way to New Hampshire this week. The Nationwide guys on Saturday afternoon, and the Sprint cup ...
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  • Cishek was a member of the 2007 team

    Eagles Cishek tabbed NL Co-Player of the Week

    Eagles Cishek tabbed NL Co-Player of the Week

    For the second time in his five year Major League career, Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek was tabbed National League Player of the Week after recording five saves, eight strikeouts in five innings pitched while yielding just one earned run on two hits. Cishek shares the accolade with New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom who went 2-0 with a 0.68 earned run average. A member of the 2007 Carson-Newman baseball team that won the South Atlantic Conference tournament, Cishek earned the hon...
    For the second time in his five year Major League career, Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek was tabbed National League Player of the Week after recording five saves, eight strikeouts in five innings pitched while yielding just one earned run on two hits. Cishek shares the accolade with New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom who went 2-0 with a 0.68 earned run average. A member of the 2007 Carson-Newman baseball team that won the South Atlantic Conference tournament, Cishek earned the hon...
  • Mr. Adams was named as one of eight award winners nationally

    UVa-Wise Assistant Named Regional Coach of the Year

    UVa-Wise Assistant Named Regional Coach of the Year

    Gary Adams has been recognized as the 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year for the Atlantic Region as announced by the ITA. This award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments by one assistant men’s coach in each region. Mr. Adams was named as one of eight award winners nationally in NCAA Division II. While the ITA award recognizes the recipient as having made significant contributions to the men’s squad, Mr. Adams’ contributions can be...
    Gary Adams has been recognized as the 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year for the Atlantic Region as announced by the ITA. This award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments by one assistant men’s coach in each region. Mr. Adams was named as one of eight award winners nationally in NCAA Division II. While the ITA award recognizes the recipient as having made significant contributions to the men’s squad, Mr. Adams’ contributions can be...
  • Jason started at King as a men's wrestling assistant

    King's Moorman named interim men's wrestling coach

    King's Moorman named interim men's wrestling coach

    Last week, King University head men's wrestling coach, and assistant athletic directorNate Moormanwas named the athletic director at Emmanuel College, leaving a King in search of a men's wrestling coach. King athletic directorDavid Hickshas namedJason Moormanthe interim head men's wrestling coach while King searches for the next men's wrestling head coach. "I'm excited to be named the interim men's wrestling coach and to be part of the transition process as King searches for a full-time head...
    Last week, King University head men's wrestling coach, and assistant athletic directorNate Moormanwas named the athletic director at Emmanuel College, leaving a King in search of a men's wrestling coach. King athletic directorDavid Hickshas namedJason Moormanthe interim head men's wrestling coach while King searches for the next men's wrestling head coach. "I'm excited to be named the interim men's wrestling coach and to be part of the transition process as King searches for a full-time head...
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    Kenny Hawkins

    Kenny Hawkins

    Kenny is one of our native Tennesseans, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. During his early years, Kenny played basketball, softball, and football before blowing out a knee during a game. 
    Kenny is one of our native Tennesseans, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. During his early years, Kenny played basketball, softball, and football before blowing out a knee during a game. Not to be discouraged, Kenny helped create a high school sports show called "Sportscenter 7," which aired on local cable stations in Oak Ridge, Oliver Springs, and Clinton.
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    Jake Young

    Jake Young

    Jake comes to the Tri-Cities by way of the cold, white North of Ohio. He was big into sports throughout his childhood and made the decision to be a sports broadcaster in the 8th Grade. That led him to the nationally recognized E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University where his passion really took off.
    Jake comes to the Tri-Cities by way of the cold, white North of Ohio. He was big into sports throughout his childhood and made the decision to be a sports broadcaster in the 8th Grade. That led him to the nationally recognized E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University where his passion really took off.
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