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ENGLEWOOD — Jordan Ledford had something to prove to his new coaches at McMinn Central leading up to the start of his senior football season. As it turns out, college football coaching staffs were watching, too.

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The Cherokee Stadium press box will debut a new look when McMinn County High School’s football season begins this fall – one that features the school’s Black and Gold colors more prominently.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - With hopes of making its 17th consecutive postseason run and prepared to celebrate the program's 25th anniversary, the Lady Vols 2020 season began with a lot of anticipation.

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The 2020 spring turkey hunting season is set to be open for business in Tennessee beginning Saturday, April 4. Turkey hunting is an excellent way to keep social distance, enjoy the outdoors, and take part in a popular activity which has seen tremendous growth in recent years.

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NASHVILLE — During this time of quarantine, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency understands the hardship individuals are experiencing due to many county offices offering limited services and/or closing.

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Social distancing while battling the coronavirus doesn’t have to mean holing up and not seeing sunlight for four months or longer.

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The SEC Network is putting Tennessee in charge Friday as the network continues its two-week SEC takeover period. The Big Orange takeover begins at midnight ET on Friday, March 27.

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A total of 22 area student-athletes — 11 boys and 11 girls — distinguished themselves on the basketball court this season and earned spots on The Daily Post-Athenian 2019-2020 All-Area Basketball Team.

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CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — Former Tiger Nicholas Adcock is a world away from Decatur.

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While most Americans are hunkering down in an effort to avoid the coronavirus, Tennessee’s black bears are on the move.

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Coronavirus has affected every aspect of collegiate and high school sports and recruiting has not been spared.

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Editor's Note: The games mentioned in this story were held before the NAIA terminated the spring sports season due to the coronavirus. 

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Brandon Clunie hadn’t picked up a tennis racket before when beginning his freshman year at McMinn County High School. Now a senior, Clunie will graduate with his tennis career set to continue at the college level.

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There will be an umpires meeting next Monday, March 23, at the umpires' room at Athens Regional Park at 6:30 p.m.

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Want to get outside, but avoid crowds due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Now is the perfect time to go fishing, according to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Officer Mike Buckner.

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Sponsorships for the McMinn County wrestling team are for sale. Depending on the donation, business’ name and logo will appear on T-shirts, banners, posters, mats, as well as being thanked at home matches and duels.

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The Appalachian Athletic Conference announced the suspension of all athletic contests through April 5 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. This includes all competition involving Tennessee Wesleyan University, as it is a member of the AAC.

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The boy's tennis scores from the Meigs and Central tennis match were inadvertently omitted from the report printed earlier this week. The Meigs girls won 7-2 and the Central boys won 5-4.

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SWEETWATER — McMinn Central's softball team lost 16-0 in three innings at Sweetwater in District 5-AA play Thursday.

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ENGLEWOOD - Meigs County rebounded from a loss Monday with a 17-0 perfect game victory over District 5-AA rival McMinn Central on Wednesday.

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SWEETWATER — McMinn Central’s soccer team knew it would face a tough test Tuesday and the Chargers were certainly correct about that.