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Moore, No. 4 Lady Vols beat Tennessee State
KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee’s sluggish start didn’t matter Monday night, but the fourth-ranked Lady Vols want to avoid making it a habit. The Lady Vols trailed by as many as eight points early and didn’t lead until midway through the first half before pulling away for a 97-46 victory over Tennessee State. Tennessee went on runs of 22-0 in the first half and 19-0 in the second half on its way to forcing 38 turnovers. “Obviously we came out flat,” Tennessee forward Cierra Burdick said. “We didn’t come out the way we wanted to play. We weren’t pressing the issue. We want to be the dictators on ...
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Tennessee Volunteers have much at stake Saturday against Vanderbilt Commodores
KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee coach Butch Jones appreciates the pain his players felt in the moments after losing 29-21 to Missouri in its home finale, but he wants to make sure the Volunteers are ove...
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OMS successful at Meigs
DECATUR — Both the seventh-grade and eighth-grade Ocoee Middle School basketball squads picked up wins at Meigs County Middle School last Thursday. The eighth-grade Lady Colts had an impressive 51-...
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On Tap 11-25
Tuesday, Nov. 25 BASKETBALL Georgia Highlands at Cleveland State, 5:30 Polk County at Tellico Plains, 6 (BJV, 4:30) Bradley Central (B9) at Ooltewah, 6 MurMaid Mattress Cleveland Classic at Lee Uni...
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CMS Blue Raiders take 1st at Ocoee Invitational
Special to the Banner The Cleveland Middle School wrestling team won the Ocoee Invitational, tallying 100-plus points more than the rest of the competition. The Blue Raiders had 10 placers out of 1...
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Lowly Titans continue slide
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It took the Philadelphia Eagles just 13 seconds to wipe a terrible loss from memory. Josh Huff returned the opening kickoff 107 yards, LeSean McCoy ran for 130 yards and the Eag...
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Cundiff field goal leads Browns past Falcons
ATLANTA (AP) — After being suspended for Cleveland’s first 10 games, Josh Gordon had no trouble remembering how to play the game. Fortunately for the Browns, Brian Hoyer was able to forget some cos...
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On Tap 11-24
Monday, Nov. 24 BASKETBALL Bearden at Bradley Central, 6 (BJV 4:30) Polk County at Hiwassee Dam (N.C.), 6 Milligan at Lee (M), 7 BOWLING Walker Valley at Rhea County (Dayton), 3:30 Tuesday, Nov. 25...
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Kornet, Jones lead Vandy past Tennessee State
NASHVILLE (AP) — Damian Jones was Vanderbilt’s most dangerous offensive weapon in the Commodores’ first two games, but a new force appeared Sunday. Luke Kornet made his first nine shots from the fl...
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Lady Colts fall at Rhea County
Special to the Banner The Ocoee Middle School Lady Colts traveled across the river to avenge their only loss of the season but came back empty-handed. The Rhea County Eagles were victorious for the...
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Out of control: FSU, OSU win ugly
Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State. As usual, the only time the Seminoles were in control against Boston Col...
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Winter Sports Preview: Polk Lady ’Cats opening new era
Polk County will begin a new era in girls’ basketball this season, with the arrival of first-year Lady Wildcats head coach Caleb Hindman. Hindman, who spent the past six years as an assistant for w...
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Winter Sports Preview: Young Mustangs must grow up fast
The Walker Valley Mustangs wrestling team has taken large strides since its formation. But head coach Alan Morris is again sending a young Herd to the mat for th 2014-15 season. Morris said the Mus...
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Winter Sports Preview: oung Bearettes ready to continue winning tradition by JOE CANNON Banner Assistant Sports Editor

Winter Sports Preview: Bears beginning to quietly make noise by RICHARD ROBERTS Banner Sports Editor

Winter Sports Preview: Preseason picks put target on Bears’ backs by JOE CANNON Banner Assistant Sports Editor

Winter Sports Preview: Lady ’Stangs primed for title run by JOE CANNON Banner Assistant Sports Editor

Overall, Moore pace Cougars win; Lady Cougars victorious by TYLER GRAVES Banner Intern

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