Area Sports

Parker to Continue on College Level

DRESDEN (June 17) – Dresden High School baseball player Matthew Parker has signed to play at the college level with Crowley’s Ridge College in Paragould, Arkansas. Parker played baseball his entire high school career as a starting catcher. He was awarded the All-District Award when he was a sophomore and senior. He, along with the…

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Guest Column: CWS a Different Level

BY JIME STEELE Pressbox1@gmail.com Tennessee found out Sunday that Omaha’s T.D. Ameritrade Stadium isn’t the launching pad that Lindsey Nelson Stadium is in Knoxville. The third-seeded team in the College World Series dropped the chalupa in a big way. Virginia hung a bagel on the Vols, a 6-0 setback in the opening round of the…

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Sharon Makes Plans for Fall T-Ball League

BY JASMINE WILLIAMS jasmine@dresdenenterprise.com SHARON – The City of Sharon has, like many towns in Weakley County, held sports for the children of all ages to take part in during the summer months. This year will offer a new opportunity for children not only in Weakley County, but in all of West Tennessee as Sharon…

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Former Mustang, Vol Priest Has Long Football History

BY JIM STEELE Pressbox1@gmail.com Former Huntingdon all-state quarterback and Tennessee Volunteer standout defensive back Tim Priest is stepping down after 22 years in the broadcast booth. Priest served as the Big Orange Network’s football color commentary, joining play-by-play man Bob Kesling in 1999. But Priest has given his all for Tennessee a lot longer than…

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Dane Named to OVC Hall of Fame

BRENTWOOD (June 8) – Former University of Tennessee at Martin director of athletics Phil Dane was announced as one of the newest members of the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame today. Dane joins former Murray State women’s tennis coach Connie Keasling and former Tennessee State women’s basketball coach/director of athletics Teresa Phillips in the…

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UTM Basketball Standout Chelsea Perry Chosen for Indiana Fever Roster

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (May 14) – Former University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball standout Chelsey Perry has left an early impression with her new team by breaking camp with a coveted roster spot with the Indiana Fever as the 2021 WNBA season tips off on Friday. A native of Middleton, Tenn., Perry was selected by the…

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Local Players Named to TSWA All-State Teams

                  NASHVILLE (April 19) – The Tennessee Sports Writers Association announced the All-State Teams for high school boys’ and girls’ basketball. Three local players were named from the 2020-21 season with sophomore Jada Harrison of Westview chosen for the Class AA team and junior Edie Darby of…

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Harder to Watch Sports These Days

You know, it’s getting harder and harder to enjoy sports these days. I used to be a rabid sports fan. I loved it/them, depending on what side of the ocean you live on. Now, I kind of, sort of like them. I’ve lost a lot of affection for them for a variety of reasons. For…

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‘MLB About to Learn Hard Lesson’

BY JIM STEELE Magic Valley Publishing Correspondent Baseball is about to learn a stark lesson because it won’t learn from the mistakes of the NBA and NFL. Last week, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred unilaterally moved the 2021 All Star Game out of Atlanta and put it in Denver because of Georgia’s new Voter…

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