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Play ball! New Tazewell Little League holds opening day

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The New Tazewell Little League baseball teams celebrated their opening day of the 2014 season on a beautiful spring day Saturday.It was an all-day celebration as the parking lot filled up and then spilled over into a neighboring field. Joining the New Tazewell baseball and softball teams in the celebration were the teams from Harrogate’s Little League. All together, there were nearly 30 games played covering the entire day.League president Gary Lynn Brooks talked about what the event meant.“The opening day festivities gives the kids a chance to come together and celebrate the great game of baseball,” he said.

 

Lady Panthers sweep pair against Claiborne

The Cumberland Gap Lady Panthers recently traveled to Claiborne High School for double header action, running away with game one 21-2 and then made a last inning charge to take an 11-10 victory during the second game.Offense was the name of the game during the opening innings of the double header and behind the offense provided by nearly every spot in the line up, the Lady Panthers started scoring early and scored often. A double by Tessa Pittman and singles by Chelsey Williams and...

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Middle school baseball defeats Jellico

Unlike the last time the Claiborne Middle School Bulldogs tried to play at Claiborne High School, weather was not a factor as Mother Nature provided beautiful baseball weather last week.Claiborne scored early and finished strong, winning the contest against Jellico by the final score of 16-2.Jellico had been struggling as of late but the Bulldog coaches had their players mentally ready for a hungry team. In the first inning, Jellico went scoreless and the Bulldogs put tw...

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Chuckey-Doak wins at Gap, Claiborne in softball action

The Lady Black Knights of Chuckey-Doak scheduled back-to-back games with the Cumberland Gap Lady Panthers and Claiborne Lady Bulldogs on April 8. They came in looking to take two important district wins back home with them and were able to complete the sweep of the Claiborne County teams by defeating a very good Cumberland Gap team 15-4 and following that up with a 15-0 shut out against Claiborne.The Lady Knights are looking good this season, losing mostly to non-district foes. Aft...

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Bulldogs fall to Black Knights on baseball diamond

Chuckey-Doak came into Claiborne County looking for an all important district win against a Claiborne baseball team that was still trying to figure out its new lineup of players. Claiborne played good baseball early but lost by the final score of 15-0.The Black Knights may have expected an easy go of things as they no doubt had heard about the loss of players that the Bulldogs have experienced; however, Claiborne once again showed promise as they only gave up two runs in the openin...

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Panthers top Bulldogs in rivalry baseball

The Panthers of Cumberland Gap High School rolled into the parking lot at Claiborne High School last week expecting a battle on the baseball diamond but instead battled a Bulldogs team that had just lost six of its players.The Panthers cruised to a 26-4 victory in a game that was stopped after four innings.Claiborne had six players quit the team before the rivalry contest for unspecified reasons and left the team to a group of underclassmen for the most part. The young t...

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Overholt wins in Sportsman Class at The Taz

Claiborne County’s own Clyde Overholt took his first Sportsman class feature victory in racing at the Tazewell Speedway Saturday.Jonathan Miracle, also a local driver, won in Pure Street. Josh Henry won the Tazewell Late Model feature and Tony Horton took the checkers in the Modified Street Class. Phillip Thompson won the Classics race and Chuck McMahan won the 4-Cylinder feature.This Saturday night, Tazewell Speedway welcomes the World of Outlaws National Tourning...

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Schertz named Red Auerbach Coach of the Year

Lincoln Memorial University Railsplitter men’s basketball Coach Josh Schertz has been named winner of the 2014 Red Auerbach Coach of the Year Award.Schertz’s team won the South Atlantic Conference’s regular season and tournament championships. The team also qualified for the N.C.C.A. Division Two tournament where they advanced two rounds.“It’s all about team for us here. We have been able to have great players and to succeed in this league g...

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