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Monday 09/01/2014
Norris making the leap to the big leagues
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 11:22 pm

Daniel Norris’ Twitter profile features this bold declaration: “I live to find 3 things. 1. Eternal life. 2. The strike zone & 3. Good waves.”

Some of Norris' best moments came while playing in Bristol
Posted: September 01, 2014

Daniel Norris might be the pride of Johnson City, Tennessee, but some of the best baseball moments for the newest member of the Toronto Blue Jays occurred in Bristol.

Norris to join an elite list of major leaguers
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 11:23 pm

When left-handed pitcher Daniel Norris is inserted into a game by Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons for his big-league debut, the former Science Hill High School star will join a long list of local players to compete at baseball’s highest level.

GREGORY COLUMN: Wythe Raceway a perfect stage for fans
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 11:21 pm

It was the perfect stage for one of the most popular forms of theatre in the Mountain Empire.

APPY PLAYOFFS: Danville, JC take wins
Posted: September 01, 2014

Tanner Krietemeier was one of four Danville players with two hits and he drove in a pair of runs to lead the Braves to an 8-5 win over the Princeton Rays and a sweep of the best-of-three series in the first round of the Appalachian League playoffs.

Sportsnet: Jays call up SHHS grad Norris
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 5:23 pm

Daniel Norris’ superb 2014 season will end in the major leagues. 

Sunday 08/31/2014
Downs scores; Worley, defense spark Vols past Utah State
Posted: August 31, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Justin Worley threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns to help Tennessee beat Utah State 38-7 on Sunday night in a game matching two quarterbacks returning from injuries that ended their 2013 seasons prematurely.

Appy Playoffs: Danville, Elizabethton take opening wins
Posted: August 31, 2014

The left side of Princeton’s infield has left the Rays on the brink of elimination.

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WEBCAST: The top five moments of the last five years in VI athletics

Holston falls at home to Radford
The Webcast: 1A West Playoffs

Tim Hayes joins Jim Sacco to chat about the 1A West VHSL playoffs.

The Webcast: VHSL 2A West Playoffs

Allen Gregory joins Jim Sacco to talk about the 2A West VHSL playoffs.

Haysi makes its statement

Haysi returns opening kickoff for a score, dominates Honaker the rest of the ...

Sunday 08/31/2014
PROFESSIONAL GOLF: Vandeventer finishes third in Ontario
Posted: August 31, 2014

Bristol native Jay Vandeventer placed third – just one shot off the lead – at the Canadian PGA Tour’s Wildfire Invitational, a four-round event in Peterborough, Ontario, which concluded on Sunday.

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WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: E&H 1-1 in Cougar Classic
Posted: August 31, 2014

Emory & Henry went 2-2 over the weekend at the 20th Annual Cougar Classic at Averett University in Danville, Va.

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Saturday 08/30/2014
Holy cow! Rye Cove 72, Holston 62
Posted: August 30, 2014

Rye Cove High School senior running back Tyler Barnette spent part of his Saturday afternoon attending the annual Duffield Daze community event in Scott County. The festivities had nothing on what went down Friday night in Clinchport.

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Richlands grad Devon Johnson leads Marshall
Posted: August 30, 2014

Devon Johnson’s first game as Marshall University’s starting running back was an unquestioned success.

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COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: E&H splits matches
Posted: August 30, 2014

Emory & Henry posted a 25-19, 19-25, 25-18, 25-11 victory over Guilford, but suffered a 24-26, 25-17, 25-21, 25-16 setback to Averett on Saturday during the Cougar Invitational in Danville, Virginia.

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PRO BASEBALL: Grimm makes history
Posted: August 30, 2014

Virginia High graduate Justin Grimm not only closed out the Chicago Cubs’ 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night by pitching a scoreless ninth inning, he also put his name in the Major League Baseball record book.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Hurley hammers East Ridge
Posted: August 30, 2014

Traquan Oliver scored four touchdowns and Hurley amassed 330 yards of total offense in taking a 36-15 victory over East Ridge on Friday night during the annual Pike County Bowl in Pikeville, Kentucky.

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MEN’S SOCCER: E&H plays to draw
Posted: August 30, 2014

Emory & Henry battled to a 110-minute scoreless tie with Earlham (Indiana) College on Saturday. E&H goalkeepers Tim Coulter and Dider Grillet combined for six saves.

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2nd-half surge pulls Tennessee High to come-from-behind win over South
Updated: August 30, 2014 - 4:03 am

An early lead is nothing but dead weight when Tennessee High and Sullivan South get together on the gridiron.

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Abingdon feasts on John Battle, 60-20
Updated: August 30, 2014 - 3:40 am

John Battle put up a new scoreboard on its football field over the summer, and Abingdon nearly blew it up Friday night.

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Herron sparks Gate City over Richlands
Updated: August 30, 2014 - 9:36 pm

There was a time over the summer when Gate City High School senior Caleb Herron contemplated not playing football this season. The folks from Richlands probably wish he would have just packed it up and stayed at the house on Friday night.

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Wagner honors late dad with 3 TDs as Hurricanes win
Updated: August 30, 2014 - 1:22 am

The Chilhowie-Marion football meeting is always an emotionally charged event. For Scarlet Hurricane senior Sam Wagner, the emotions surrounding this year’s game were especially intense.

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Twin Valley gets first win over Grundy
Posted: August 30, 2014

Jake Kowalski ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns to lead Twin Valley to a history-making 28-0 win Friday over Grundy.

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Friday 08/29/2014
Tazewell trips Bearcats, 37-22
Updated: August 30, 2014 - 1:44 am

Malik Davis was cramping in both legs and the pain was getting progressively worse, but Tazewell’s senior quarterback wanted to finish the job against the Virginia High Bearcats.

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Honaker downs Lebanon, 25-14
Updated: August 30, 2014 - 1:44 am

It was a typical Lebanon-Honaker football game – close.

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Around the State: TSSAA
Updated: August 30, 2014 - 2:50 am

Prep football scores from all over Tennessee.

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Around the State: VHSL
Updated: August 30, 2014 - 2:54 am

Prep football scores from all over Virginia

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Nobody happier than Houseright to see Devils’ Gardner back, except Gardner
Posted: August 29, 2014

Neth Gardner knew he was in trouble as soon as he heard the pop.

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Thursday 08/28/2014
Patterson makes some history at Holston
Posted: August 28, 2014

Two days before one of the biggest football games of his life – a.k.a. his head coaching debut – Derrick Patterson was wrapping the injured shoulder of one of his Holston High School players in the fieldhouse moments before practice commenced.

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Honaker fights back, beats Lebanon in five games
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 11:45 pm

Down 2-0 to Lebanon, the Honaker Tigers fought back from the brink to pick up a 17-25, 20-25, 25-13, 27-25, 15-13 volleyball win at home on Thursday night.

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BriBucs cough up 4-1 lead, lose
Posted: August 28, 2014

BRISTOL, Va. – It was do-or-die for the Danville Braves and they did it right.

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Twins clinch division title
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 11:41 pm

Another year, another achievement for the Elizabethton Twins.

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Shaw-led Vikings end skid against Sullivan Central
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 10:16 pm

The shank was merely metaphorical, but the Shaw was plenty real in Tennessee High’s redemption tale.

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At Haysi, consolidation with Clintwood looms; the players are ready for a final impact
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 9:36 pm

That sad last day, like the inevitable last game, will come soon enough.

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A look at the Black Diamond District
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 9:32 pm

A team-by-team look at the Black Diamond.

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The Week 1 Super 7
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 7:47 pm

The top seven teams in our coverage area as voted by the BHC Sports staff

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The Week 1 Football Predictions
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 7:46 pm

Who plays where and who we think is going to win.

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A year older, and year bigger, Sam Wagner set for breakout season
Posted: August 28, 2014

When Trey Crook exchanged his jersey and helmet for a cap and gown and walked across the stage like it was the goal line, Marion lost its on-field general.

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A look at the Hogo football teams
Posted: August 28, 2014

Northwood Panthers

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Wednesday 08/27/2014
Richlands holds off Twin Valley
Posted: August 27, 2014

Kelsey Barry provided 11 kills, 19 digs and 21 service points and Nadia Ashiq scooped up 25 digs as Richlands picked up a 25-19, 23-25, 25-21, 26-24 win over Twin Valley on Wednesday.

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Meet the Bearcats set for tonight
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 11:42 pm

Virginia High will host its “Meet the Bearcats” fall sports extravaganza at the school today beginning with a hot dog supper at 5 p.m.

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E&H men's soccer tagged 11th in ODAC preseason coaches poll
Posted: August 27, 2014

It is the first time since 2009 that E&H has been picked to finish above last in league play.

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Pirates make it three straight wins
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 11:33 pm

Trae Arbet initiated the fun with a prodigious blast, while Cory Rhodes punctuated things with a strikeout. In between, the Bristol Pirates simply dominated.

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Kingsport's playoff hopes disappear
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 11:00 pm

The Mets kept their playoff hopes alive for an extra inning, but in the end Kingsport’s season went kaput.

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Vikings look to break the trend
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 9:13 pm

There was once a time, a time not so very long ago, when the Tennessee High football team didn’t lose five games every year.

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Tuesday 08/26/2014
2014 Southwest District Football Capsules
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 11:56 pm

Outlook: The Falcons ended last season in nightmarish fashion, dropping a 52-14 decision at Marion. That was the final chapter on the coaching run for former AHS head coach John Bowles.

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Lebanon's Charlie Fields is small but packs a solid punch
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 11:55 pm

At 5-foot-7 and 175 pounds, Lebanon senior linebacker Charlie Fields is one of the smallest football players in the Southwest District. According to his teammates and head coach, Fields is also one of the toughest cats in the SWD.

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Tomaszewski's first HR lifts BriBucs
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 11:52 pm

If Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment conglomerate is looking for some new talent, Nathan Tomaszewski might be a good hire.

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Patriots suffer volleyball loss to North
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 11:54 pm

Forget the state tournament for now.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Union drops Eastside
Posted: August 26, 2014

Ali Morgan dished out 25 assists and had 12 digs along with two aces and one kill to lead Union to a 25-21, 25-14, 25-16 win over Eastside.

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APPY ROUNDUP: Danville wins over Princeton
Posted: August 26, 2014

Tanner Murphy clubbed a solo home run and Mike Dodig delivered a two-run double to lead the Danville Braves to an Appalachian League victory Tuesday over Princeton by a 7-5 final.

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Monday 08/25/2014
Luke Owens going to make Warriors tougher
Posted: August 25, 2014

From the opening practice to media day, new Wise County Central head football coach Luke Owens has stressed one theme.

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2014 Mountain District Football Capsules
Posted: August 25, 2014

Outlook: Fans around Southwest Virginia were alarmed last season after Gate City began the season with a 1-4 record while allowing an average of 42 points per game. The Blue Devils didn’t lose again until the third round of the playoffs against Buckingham County.

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Sandfort notches win for BriBucs
Posted: August 25, 2014

A pitching victory might not mean much to those advanced stat-heads and Sabermetricians, but it can still make a guy smile.

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The V-T rivalry is back on in volleyball
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 11:45 pm

The renewal of the crosstown Bristol volleyball rivalry was a success Monday – for both squads.

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Sunday 08/24/2014
BriBucs drop pair to E-Twins
Posted: August 24, 2014

Randy LeBlanc did some blanking on Sunday night, while his team was doing what they normally do.

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2014 CUMBERLAND DISTRICT FOOTBALL CAPSULES
Posted: August 24, 2014

Outlook: Clintwood has gone 32-7 over the past three years, collecting three district titles and a state championship during that span. In the program’s final season of existence (consolidation looms) the Greenwave must replace some key personnel to keep that string of success intact.

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Clintwood, Burton to battle for Cumberland District title
Updated: August 24, 2014 - 11:43 pm

Occupying the top two spots in the Cumberland District preseason coaches poll are the Clintwood Greenwave and J.I. Burton Raiders.

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APPY ROUNDUP: K-Mets down JC
Posted: August 24, 2014

No doubt the most popular player in the history of professional baseball with the name Oswald was for-mer Washington Senator third baseman Oswald (Ossie) Bluege who played from 1922-39.

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2014 NET FOOTBALL CAPSULES
Posted: August 24, 2014

Outlook: The Cougars will still have their fair share of rough matchups in the final year of Big Seven Conference football before the new TSSAA classification system provides the program with a more favorable league in 2015.

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