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NASHVILLE - Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 24, which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season as well as being during the August private lands, archery only deer season.
CHATTANOOGA — McMinn County was coming off a dominant scrimmage performance, but the Cherokees couldn’t keep that positive momentum going into the Best of Preps Jamboree two days later.
Athens City Middle School won its bracket in the 2019 Jim Dodson Memorial Middle School Softball Tournament over the weekend. A story about the tournament will run in a future edition of The DPA.
Maybe McMinn County wanted to break the curse of its gold jerseys. Whatever the reason, the Cherokees put together easily their sharpest performance of the preseason and dominated a Chattanooga-area powerhouse.
DECATUR — Meigs Middle School’s inaugural football game was a resounding success Thursday as the Tigers routed Sequoyah 34-6 in front of an enthusiastic crowd.
LOUDON – McMinn Central's boys won their match Thursday at Toqua Golf Course with a 178. Loudon scored 195 and Copper Basin 205. Bradley Dunkle led with a 38, and Josh Loveday carded 43, Barrett Paul 48 and Silas Ward 49.
Advance tickets for the McMinn County at McMinn Central football game will be sold at Central High School on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during lunch periods, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tennessee Wesleyan’s soccer Bulldogs are no longer pups. With a core of 10 juniors and four seniors for the 2019 season, Coach Luke Winter’s expectations are greater than ever in his third season guiding Wesleyan’s men on the pitch.
COOKEVILLE — McMinn County's boys' golf team finished in a tie for second from last place among 14 teams, and the girls' team last among 10 teams in the 2019 Cookeville Early Bird tournament on Monday.
For a McMinn County girls' soccer team entering this season with a few question marks, dominating a long-time nemesis may have provided some early answers.
McMinn Central's Bradley Dunkle carded a 35 and Josh Loveday 36 to lead the field in the boys' golf match with Greenback on Monday at Ridgewood Golf Club.
OOLTEWAH — Coach Bo Cagle saw considerably more attitude and effort from McMinn County in its second scrimmage of the preseason, even if the execution wasn’t always there.
TELLICO PLAINS — Coach Corky Derrick figured Hunter Cook and Tristan Miller were going to be big-play threats for McMinn Central’s inaugural middle school football team.
ENGLEWOOD – McMinn Central High School season football tickets are on sale at the school office. The cost is $30 for five home games: Aug. 23 vs. McMinn County, Aug. 30 vs. Tellico Plains, Sept. 6 vs. Sweetwater, Sept. 20 vs. Red Bank (Homecoming) and Nov. 1 vs. Brainerd.
The McMinn Central Roundhouse booster club will hold its kickoff meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. for all basketball parents of freshmen, junior varsity and varsity players. The meeting will take place in Shannon Goodin’s room in the science pod.
ENGLEWOOD – When Chris Shepherd took over as head coach of McMinn Central baseball in June, his most immediate concern was building the program's numbers.
Tickets for the football jamboree at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga are on sale from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every day through Friday, Aug. 16, at the McMinn County High School office.
The McMinn Central Roundhouse booster club will hold its kickoff meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. for all basketball parents of freshmen, junior varsity and varsity players. The meeting will take place in Shannon Goodin’s room in the science pod.
CHARLESTON — The Chargers were apparently eager to hit someone else besides themselves, and that energy carried over into a promising scrimmage performance.
TELLICO PLAINS — McMinn Central’s and Meigs County’s new middle school football programs came out winners in their first-ever taste of competition.
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee is represented by seven current and former student-athletes and two coaches at the 2019 Pan American Games which are currently underway in Lima, Peru.