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Bulldogs Bite Jackets with Major Shut Out

BY JASMINE WILLIAMS jasmine@dresdenenterprise.com GREENFIELD (September 24) – Friday night offered a matchup of two Weakley County high schools vying for the win. The Greenfield High Yellowjackets hosted the Gleason High Bulldogs to see who would come back from the previous week’s losses. Both Greenfield and Gleason lost in week five of the season with…

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UTM Homecoming Set for Next Week

MARTIN (September 21) – The University of Tennessee at Martin will host its 2021 homecoming festivities October 4-10 on the main campus. The annual Quad City tent festival will begin at 10:30 a.m., October 9, with the homecoming football game against Murray State University starting at 2 p.m. in Hardy Graham Stadium. Masks are not…

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Vols’ Effort Better at Florida, Despite Loss

BY JIM STEELE Pressbox1@gmail.com While Florida continued its mastery of Tennessee Saturday night, I’m really not quite sure college football fans expected that kind of performance out of the ravaged Tennessee Vols. Yes, the final score is probably what most in the Big Orange fold are used to seeing, the Gators prevailed 38-14, but the…

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Jr. Lions Take Win in Overtime Against Jackets

BY JASMINE WILLIAMS jasmine@dresdenenterprise.com GREENFIELD (September 16) – The Greenfield Junior High Yellowjackets hosted a close neighbor Thursday night when the Dresden Middle School Lions visited.  Greenfield started the game receiving the ball and making slow progress before having to hand the ball to Dresden. Dresden did not go far either with the Lions fumbling…

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Carver, Former Westview Kicker, Nails PAT for Vols

BY JIM STEELE pressbox1@gmail.com KNOXVILLE (September 18) – Former Martin-Westview kicker J.T. Carver will have his name forever etched into the University of Tennessee record books. No, he didn’t break some unattainable mark or raise the bar for future kickers, necessarily. But he did enter the game against Tennessee Tech to boot an extra point…

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Good and Bad of Vols’ Victory

BY JIM STEELE pressbox1@gmail.com There was a lot of good in Tennessee’s 56-0 victory over Tennessee Tech in Knoxville Saturday, ending a three-game homestand to open the college football season. The Volunteers did what they were supposed to do against a 1-AA opponent: win by an insanely-lopsided score. They did that. Tennessee, even with 71…

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High School Football Teams Rank in Top Three

BY JASMINE WILLIAMS jasmine@dresdenenterprise.com WEAKLEY COUNTY (September 13) – Local high schools are now entering week five of the football season. The TSSAA has announced rankings based on team records in this season. Looking at the recent week’s scores and rankings, all area high schools are in the top three of their respected classes and…

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Frustration and Optimism on The Hill

BY JIM STEELE pressbox1@gmail.com I think most folks in the Big Orange fold are going to have to get used to the fact that the 2021 edition of Tennessee Vols are going to take you on a fascinating road trip down a bumpy gravel road. Yes, the Volunteers suffered a 41-34 loss to Pittsburgh Saturday,…

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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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