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Local LA Dodger Beaty Gives Back to Community

BY JIM STEELE Pressbox1@gmail.com DRESDEN (November 13-14) – Dresden product Matt Beaty has had his share of good fortune in his young life. Beaty parlayed a successful high school career with the Dresden High School Lions into an opportunity to play baseball for Belmont College. From there, he was picked in the 12th round of…

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Defense Lifts Rebels to Win over Dresden

BY JIM STEELE Pressbox1@gmail.com MCKENZIE (November 20) – The host McKenzie Rebels overcame a nine-point first-quarter deficit, then clamped down with its defense to defeat Dresden 58-33 in the boys-only contest Saturday afternoon. The Lions jumped to a 23-14 lead in the first quarter, but things would never be as good again. The Rebels allowed…

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Celebrate the Good Fortunes

For many of us, these past couple of years have been pretty tough. We’re still battling a pandemic, a pandemic that has killed two of my very close friends over the past several weeks. Groceries and gasoline are as expensive as they’ve ever been, and we are as divided now as we ever have been…

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McKenzie Secures Sweep of Greenfield in Hoop Opener

  BY JIM STEELE Pressbox1@gmail.com GREENFIELD (November 18) – McKenzie High School opened the 2021-22 basketball season on a positive note. The Lady Rebels and Rebels hit the road and captured a sweep of Greenfield Thursday. This was part of the TSSAA’S early-season, Hall-of-Fame games. The Lady Rebels opened the evening with a 51-41 victory,…

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Westview’s Simpson Chosen for All-American Bowl

Westview High School’s senior quarterback Ty Simpson is making quite a name for himself in his high school football career after a most recent announcement was made last week. Simpson has been selected to play in the All-American Bowl that will be held on January 8, 2022, in Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas and will air…

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Fayetteville Defense Stymies Dresden in Playoffs

BY JIM STEELE pressbox1@gmail.com FAYETTEVILLE (November 12) – Fayetteville turned away a tough challenge by visiting Dresden in the second round of the Class A state playoffs Friday night, 28-13. Dresden took advantage of some early good fortune to lead 7-6 as the two teams headed into the second quarter, but from that point on,…

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Skyhawk Football Crowned OVC Champions

COOKEVILLE (November 13) – For the first time in 15 years, the No. 10 ranked University of Tennessee at Martin football team has been crowned Ohio Valley Conference champions after stringing together a program-record nine straight victories with a 42-3 win over league foe Tennessee Tech on Saturday. The Skyhawks (9-1, 5-0 OVC) reached the…

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Chargers Continue to Advance in Playoffs

MARTIN (November 12) – The Westview Charger football team continues to advance in the TSSAA playoffs after it held Fairley Friday night at Hardy Graham stadium. This was the second round of the Class AA playoffs. Mr. Football semifinalist and senior quarterback Ty Simpson connected four times with his offense to haul in four touchdowns.…

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Georgia Is Just Plain Good

Good teams just figure out how to get it done, don’t they? Saturday, Georgia demonstrated why it’s No. 1 in the nation. The Bulldogs faced a torrid Tennessee offense and found itself trailing 10-7 when the first quarter ended. Then it happened. With the game tied at 10, Georgia picked off a pass in Tennessee…

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