When Strong and Murfreesboro met last year, the Bulldogs were the team stocked with playoff veterans who had a hand in their state title run in 2011, while the Rattlers were the young team with a bright future ahead of them.When the schools renew acquaintances tonight to open the 2014 season, their...
Category: Local Sports    Published: Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014     comments
Losing is something the Junction City Dragons' senior class is aware of, but haven't experienced too often.The individuals who comprise coach David Carpenter's contingent of seniors can count the number of losses they have. By the way, that count would be quick as it concludes after one.Whenever eac...
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Picture:  Central Arkansas' Taylor Reed runs past Texas Tech's Kenny Williams in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday. Reed, o...
 Central Arkansas' Taylor Reed runs past Texas Tech's Kenny Williams in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday. Reed, o...
Led by El Dorado's Taylor Reed, Central Arkansas, in its first game under the direction of new head coach Steve Campbell, fought back from a 28-16 deficit early in the third quarter and got to within a touchdown twice in the fourth quarter against Texas Tech. The Bears gave the Red Raiders and their...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Trailing against a woman trying to become the first qualifier in the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 1981, Victoria Azarenka needed every ounce of experience and skill to advance.Twice a major champion, and twice a runner-up at Flushing Meadows, Azarenka took four of the last fiv...
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Picture: The Philadelphia Phillies charge the mound to celebrate a 7-0 no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves in a game i...
The Philadelphia Phillies charge the mound to celebrate a 7-0 no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves in a game i...
ATLANTA (AP) — On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter.Hamels and three Phillies relievers combined on the season’s fourth no-hitter, blanking the Atlanta Braves 7-0 Monday and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate.It was al...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry.She got her blood pressure checked. Plastic bags filled with ice were rubbed on her shoulders, arms and legs during a second-set medical timeout.Bouchard tried to carry on, but it...
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HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization."Porter was in his second season with the Astros and was succeeded by...
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In their win over Murfreesboro last year, DeVante Lovett turned what could’ve been a catastrophic miscue into a major blow to the Rattlers after recovering a bad snap and racing 60 yards for a touchdown.After that play, the Bulldogs took control of the game en route to winning 29-12.“We...
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HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK3A No. 6 Smackover at 2A No. 1 Junction CitySmackover claimed its first league title last fall in eight years, reaching the quarterfinals for the first time since 1987. The Buckaroos averaged 313 yards and 37 points per game with senior quarterback Logan Clark passin...
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Hootens.com RankingsClass 2A, Week 1, 2014Copyright HootenPublishing, Inc.1. Junction City2. Bearden3. Earle4. Rison5. E. Poinsett County6. Carlisle7. Gurdon8. Hazen9. Dierks10. Des Arc11. Hector12. Magnet Cove13. Mount Ida14. Strong15. Conway Christian16. England17. McCrory18. Woodlawn19. Walnut Ri...
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