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Check Into Cash Player of the Week Natalie Jennings
Congratulations to Bradley Central's Natalie Jennings for being selected as the Check Into Cash Player of the Week. The junior middle hitter/blocker has 36 kills, 11 blocks nine digs and five assists for the Bearettes so far in the young volleyball season.
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Higher Calling Club to host three free wrestling camps
Special to the Banner The Higher Calling Wrestling Club will host three free camps Tuesday through Thursday, from 6–7:30 p.m. The camp, led by Higher Calling coach Josh Bosken will introduce parent...
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Braves get major win on Minor’s arm
NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Braves pitchers have always had a knack for being good at the plate, as well as on the mound. Mike Minor is the newest member of the club as he showed off his arm and his ba...
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Johnson, Maggitt ready to lead Tennessee Volunteers’ defense
KNOXVILLE (AP) — Since they cracked Tennessee’s starting lineup as freshmen three years ago, A.J. Johnson and Curt Maggitt have been among the most recognizable faces of Tennessee’s defense. But th...
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Two-Ball Champs

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Bridgewater starts in Vikings’ win over Titans
NASHVILLE (AP) — Letting the rookie quarterbacks play and keeping the starters on the sideline may have been the best decisions Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt made all ni...
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The D3 Stingers

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Heyward lead-off homer helps Braves beat Mets by one run
NEW YORK (AP) — Braves pitchers are thankful Andrelton Simmons is their shortstop and not another powerful pitching arm. The 24-year old would not sign with Atlanta in 2010 unless the Braves allowe...
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Wildcats must break free from ‘Groundhog Day’ attitude
Just one week into the 2014 football season, Polk County coach Derrick Davis is already scrambling to figure out how to plug new holes created by the loss of some key players in last week’s opening...
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This Week's Matchups

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Maggitt ready to make return to Volunteers
KNOXVILLE — It will be 659 days since Curt Maggitt played a snap in a game, but that’s not what he’s concerned about. “It’s four days from now,” Maggitt said Wednesday. “That’s what’s most importan...
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On Tap
Thursday, Aug. 28 CROSS COUNTRY Cleveland Middle at Athens Middle, 4:30 FOOTBALL Ocoee Middle (8th) at Boyd-Buchanan, 5 (7th, 7) GOLF Cleveland at Ooltewah (Bear Trace), 4 Polk County at Silverdale...
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Golf teams get look at state tournament links
MANCHESTER — Seven of the area’s eight area high school golf teams, plus one individual, went across Monteagle Mountain Wednesday to play the course they hope to return to at the end of September. ...
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