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OR girls win 1st Region crown since 2010

Wednesday, the Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats—with a roster dominated by freshmen and sophomores—upset Bearden at Bearden to claim their first Region 2AAA championship since 2010. Paced by freshman Jada Guinn’s 17 points and seven rebounds, the now 27-4 Lady ‘Cats beat Bearden—which had spent much of the regular season ranked …

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Boys’ Region semis wrap-up

The boys’ high school basketball postseason entered the region semifinal round on Tuesday. In Region 2AAA at Oak Ridge on Tuesday, the homestanding Wildcats got 18 points from Tee Higgins as they held off an upset bid from Powell, 53-48. The win earned the Wildcats not only a spot in …

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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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