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ET well-represented in preseason football polls

The preseason high school football polls were revealed Monday and East Tennessee is ridiculously well represented. In Class 6A, Maryville is #1. The Class 5A top 10 includes five East Tennessee squads, including two on the Clinton Dragons’ 2015 schedule. West is #1, with Rhea County (a Dragon opponent) #2, …

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Smokies weekend wrap-up

Friday, the Chattanooga Lookouts blasted the Tennessee Smokies 14-2, collecting 19 hits in the process.  Saturday, the Smokies rebounded with a 4-1 victory on the road.  Sunday, the Lookouts took the rubber match in the five-game set with an 11-4 win.  The Smokies are off Monday but return to Smokies …

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CWTS: Busch claims win at MIS

(MRN) Kyle Busch drove past race leader Ryan Blaney four laps from the finish and kept his Number-51 Toyota in front the rest of the way on Saturday to win at Michigan International Speedway. He started tenth and led a race-high forty-four laps in notching his second win of the …

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XFinity: Smith nudges Tagliani for win

(MRN) Regan Smith pushed race leader Alex Tagliani out of the way in the next-to-last corner of the final lap Saturday, ending a fifty-two-race winless streak with a victory at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Tagliani started from the pole and led a race-high thirty-eight laps, including a stretch of …

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Sprint Cup: Kenseth dominates at MIS

(MRN) Matt Kenseth made it look easy Sunday at Michigan International Speedway – starting from the pole, leading 146 of the race’s two hundred laps, and marching to his third win of the season and second in the last three weeks. The margin of victory was one-point-seven seconds over Kevin …

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Smokies’ rally falls shot 4-3

Trailing 4-1 entering the top of the ninth inning, Tennessee rallied to score a pair of runs and cut the Chattanooga lead down to one. However, that’s as close as the Smokies would get. The Lookouts would strand the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position in Tennessee’s 4-3 loss …

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Smokies outlast Lookouts in 13

His nickname may be the “Daily Double”, but “Captain Clutch” might soon be added to his list of monikers. For the second time in six games, Smokies’ RF Billy McKinney came through with the game-winning hit in the ninth inning or later, as his go-ahead, two-run single in the top …

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