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Tyler Rice Chosen to Lead Jackets Football 

GREENFIELD (June 10) – Greenfield High School representatives noted they are proud to announce that Coach Tyler Rice will be the next Head Football Coach to lead the Jackets into a new era of football. “We began our search with character, vision, and the potential for positive impact our student-athletes and overall culture. We were…

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Ninety-Six Teams Converge at Bethel for Girls Basketball Camp

BY JIM STEELE Pressbox1@gmail.com MCKENZIE (June 13) – Fans of girls basketball in West Tennessee won’t have to go far to see quality competition this week. The Chris Nelson Girls Basketball Team Camp began Monday at Bethel University, featuring 96 high schools and middle schools combined. Teams from Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Missouri will take…

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Kiffin Has A Point

I never thought I’d find myself siding with Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin, his recent remarks make a lot of sense. I wasn’t a fan of how Kiffin abandoned Tennessee more than a decade ago and always considered him an Eddie Haskell type. But Kiffin is the perfect example of someone going after the bigger…

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Dresden Lady Lions Top Harriman, Then Face Buzzsaw

BY JIM STEELE Special to the Enterprise Dresden took advantage of six Harriman errors to win its state softball opener last Tuesday in Murfreesboro, 5-3. Dresden only managed three hits, but made good use of their economy. Eva Stafford was impressive in the circle as well. She struck out 11 Harriman hitters to get the…

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Big Year for Rebelnation

Friday night, McKenzie edged Martin-Westview to win the district soccer championship. Winning a district title is a big deal, of course, but hardly an unusual occurrence for McKenzie and Westview. These two teams have sort of established themselves as the Class of this area recently and, as a result, have developed a pretty good rivalry.…

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HOF Inductees a Different Breed

Having covered or been invited to many hall-of-fame ceremonies in my day, I’m often fascinated by the evolution each of the inductees took to attain their level of success. I imagine the day-to-day process each of them dealt with, for example, handling schoolwork, studying, managing their time between school, sport and personal life. For many…

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Thrasher to Take UTM Rodeo Helm

MARTIN (April 26) – The University of Tennessee at Martin athletic director Kurt McGuffin has tabbed Chase Thrasher as the fifth head rodeo coach in school history, effective July 1. Thrasher will succeed John Luthi, who in February announced his intent to retire after 25 years at the helm. “We are thrilled to hand over…

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Pundit Nails It on Baseball 

I’ve said for years that there are certain aspects of the evolution of baseball ruining the game. To fix those problems, MLB is just making the problem worse. For starters, strikeouts are no longer a stigma to hitters. It used to be a big deal when Raul Mondesi, formerly of the Dodgers, struck out 120…

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Weakley County Basketball Players Earn TSWA All-State Slots

NASHVILLE (April 29) – The Tennessee Sports Writers Association announced girls’ basketball all-state teams in four Division I and two Division II classes Thursday for the 2021-22 season. Among those are four basketball players from Weakley County and one from McKenzie. Chosen to the All-State teams were: Class 1A Alayna Anderson, Gleason, Sr. Savannah Davis,…

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