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Charger Avalanche Buries McNairy Central

By Jim Steele MVP Sports Martin-Westview let out all the stops against McNairy Central Friday night. The Chargers scored three touchdowns through the air, four on the ground enroute to a 51-0 regional win over the Bobcats. Asa Barnes had touchdown runs of 30 and 6 yards to lead the Charger scoring attack. Westview coach…

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Vols Just Aren’t a Great Team

By Jim Steele MVP Sports I don’t want to hear about how Alabama gets all the calls. I don’t want to hear about playing in a hostile environment. I don’t want to hear about how the TV announcers seemingly favor Alabama. I don’t want to hear about how Nick Saban has the officials in his…

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Dresden Cross Country Teams Bound for State

All of the Dresden Middle School and Elementary School runners are going to state after Saturday’s Memphis Youth Athletics Regional championship on Saturday at Shelby Farms. The DMS girls and boys claimed the third-place team honor at regional. The DES girls were 2nd and the DES boys finished 5th out of the school teams represented…

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Undefeated Dresden HS Lions Football Seeks to Finish Strong

By Jim Steele MVP Sports Dresden High School’s football team stands in pretty good shape nine weeks into the season. The Lions, coming off their bye week, are 8-0, ranked No. 2 in the state’s Associated Press ratings, and have two games remaining before they embark on a playoff run. Head coach Keith Hodge likes…

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Homecoming Week Shows UT Martin Is ‘All That!’

Submitted by UTM University Relations When alumni think of Homecoming, they think of attending the football game and seeing old friends, but Homecoming Week is much more than that. In fact, “UT Martin is All That!” That theme for the 2023 Homecoming Week says it all, as from Oct. 15 through Oct. 22, the University…

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The Truth about UT Football

By Jim Steele MVP Sports Crazy, isn’t it? Tennessee defeated a talented, yet poorly-coached, Texas A&M team 20-13 in front of a sold-out, checkered Neyland Stadium Saturday. And I’ve never heard such belly aching. I think Tennessee fans have deluded themselves into believing this team is at least a playoff team. Maybe those fans should…

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Bethel University Celebrates Homecoming This Week

Bethel University has announced the schedule of events for its 2023 Homecoming Celebration, “Continue the Tradition,” which kicked off Monday and runs through Saturday, Oct. 22. “Homecoming is a wonderful tradition in the life of the University where we have the opportunity to host events that bring our current students, our alumni, and our community…

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Westview HS Marching Band Brings Home Awards from Arkansas

During the third competition of the season for the Westview High School Marching Band at the Jonesboro (Ark.) Marching Band Invitational held Saturday, Oct. 7, the award-winning band brought home more awards to add to their trophy case. The band competed in the Class 2A-2 Division. Westview earned a first-place award in its field commander…

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Gleason gets back on winning track with Humboldt

By Jim Steele MVP Sports Gleason returned to the smiling side of the ledger after dismantling visiting Humboldt 54-36 last Friday night.  This was a back-and-forth, track-meet type of game that Gleason coach Noah Lampkins was pleased to secure. “We were able to get back into the win column,” he said. “We played okay. We…

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