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Today's Sports

  • Wartburg hosts volleyball clinics
  • Ten from Morgan picked for All-...

    Coaches from District 3A’s nine baseball teams recently met to select the 2019 All District 3A Team and the news was good for 10 players from Morgan County.

    After finishing fourth in the regular season, Coalfield led the way with four selections to the squad. Nathan Harvey, Ashton Jones, Jeffrey Spears and Wyatt Withrow were all selected from the Jackets.

    Wartburg finished right behind Coalfield in the regular season standings and the Bulldogs were rewarded with three selections, Caleb Constant, Jeremiah Davis and Caleb McCarty.

  • Shannon signs with Alice Lloyd...

    Sunbright Lady Tiger slugging third baseman Hannah Shannon signed scholarship papers last week to continue her softball career at Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Ky.

    “I’m very happy,” Shannon said after signing with the Lady Eagles. “I’ve played my whole life and I knew it would always be a part of me… I’m happy because all my hard work has finally paid off.”

  • Coalfield finishes second in...

    We presented to our kids the challenge of playing in the Knoxville Metro Varsity Middle School Baseball League. This league was made up of 9 teams: Karns, Coalfield, Farragut, Hardin Valley, Bearden, Halls, Anderson County, Gibbs, and Gresham.

    These young men rose to the challenge and represented the Coalfield community with class and a tenacious will to compete at a high level. The team finished with a 10-7 record. Four of the seven losses came to Karns, the team that beat us in the championship game.

  • Wartburg battles Oliver Springs...

    By AUSTIN SWINT
    MORGAN COUNTY NEWS

    Coming off a 4-7 season, the best for the Wartburg Bulldogs since 2012, Kevin Human’s squad scrimmaged Oliver Springs last week.

    The Bulldogs were without some of their star players due to baseball. Players like All-Region performers Caleb McCarty and Colby Justes and other key players were not available.

  • Bulldogs fall in region title...

    What many hoped would be a memorable day for the Wartburg Central High School baseball team, turned forgettable in a hurry as Harriman visited Terry Coker Field last Wednesday and hammered the Bulldogs, 19-4, in the Region 2A Championship Game.

    The game was a far cry from the teams’ previous meeting seven days earlier when the Bulldogs crushed the Blue Devils, 16-2, in the District 3A Championship Game.

  • Sun sets on Wartburg’s season

    An amazing postseason run came to a close Friday evening for the Wartburg Bulldogs as Zach Moore’s squad dropped a 14-1 decision at Greenback in the TSSAA Class A Sectional.

    “We didn’t make enough plays to stay in it,” Moore said after the game. “This is the first time in the last 10 years that we’ve been in this spot so maybe it was just too big for us. I’m hoping moving forward we’ll be ready to be back here and be more competitive.”

  • Eagles win championship
  • Bulldogs advance to region title...

    The Wartburg Bulldogs’ postseason run is alive and well as Monday evening Zach Moore’s squad defeated Tellico Plains 5-3 in the opening round of the Region 2A Tournament.

    “The guys gutted it out,” Coach Moore said following the game. “Their guy pitched really well and we struggled early on just beating it into the ground, but we started seeing the baseball and hitting it better the second and third time through the lineup.

    “I’m proud of my guys for competing.”

  • Lady Jackets advance to region...

    With a berth in the Region 2A Tournament on the line, the Coalfield Lady Yellow Jackets put together a dominating performance in knocking off Wartburg 13-0 Friday evening at Coalfield in the District 3A Softball Tournament.

    Coalfield was on fire in all aspects of the game.

    Pitcher Anna Smith threw a no-hitter with eight strikeouts to lead the attack. A third inning walk to Maelee Hamby would be the only base runner in the game for the Lady Bulldogs.