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OR girls win, advance to Region final

High school basketball region tournaments began semifinal play Monday night with ladies’ teams in action. In Region 2AAA at Bearden, Oak Ridge’s Lady Wildcats overcame an eight-point second-quarter deficit and beat William Blount 64-53 as Courtney Ellison scored 21 points. Next up for Oak Ridge will be a date with …

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CWTS: Nemecheck, 18, wins truck race in Atlanta

(MRN) John Hunter Nemechek was assisted by a couple Sprint Cup Series champions en route to winning Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The night before the race, as he prepared for his first start on the mile-and-a-half Georgia oval, Nemechek – just 18 years old …

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XFS: Busch takes checkers in Atlanta

(MRN) Sprint Cup Series drivers made it two-for-two in the X-FINITY Series this season when Kyle Busch rolled to victory Saturday in Hampton, Georgia. Following Chase Elliott’s win a week before in Daytona, Busch – who started from the pole – led a race-high 119 laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway …

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SCS: Johnson wins at Atlanta

(MRN) Jimmie Johnson pulled away from the field on an overtime restart Sunday and was first to the white flag as a four-car accident unfolded along the backstretch – ending the race under caution and leaving Johnson with his seventy-sixth career win that ties the late Dale Earnhardt for seventh …

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Single-game Smokies tix on sale March 7

The Tennessee Smokies have announced that single-game tickets for the 2016 regular season will go on sale Monday, March 7, at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased through the Smokies’ website, over the phone or in person at the Smokies Stadium ticket office. The 2016 campaign will kick off …

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District tourneys almost done, Region looms

High school basketball District tournaments are all but over and this weekend, play begins in the region tournament as area teams try to get to the state tournament in Murfreesboro. At the District 3AAA tournament at Anderson County High School Tuesday, the Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats won their first District …

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High school basketball postseason wrap-up

All across Tennessee, high school basketball District tournaments are winding down and teams that have survived are anticipating the start-up of region tournaments later this week. Monday at the District 3AAA Tournament at Anderson County High School was Consolation Game Night. In the girls’ third-place game, Powell beat Anderson County …

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HS hoops postseason roaring along

High school basketball District tournaments continued this weekend. Friday at the District 3AAA tourney at Anderson County, the Powell girls ended Karns’ season 54-28. In the second game Friday, the Beaver boys drilled 14 three-pointers as they eliminated Clinton 70-58. Clinton’s season ended at 16-13 despite 18 points from Quincy …

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