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The Sweetwater Junior High School softball team hosted its "Eighth Grade Night" on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Pictured from left to right are Coach Sarah Woodruff, Derayshia Gee, Chloe Sisk, Ella Morgan, Danielle Jones and Coach Amber Bohrer.

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There was one key difference between Tellico Plains’ game on Friday, Sept. 13, and the first three games of the season, according to head coach Jon Rechtorovic.

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The Sweetwater Lady Wildcats defeated the Tellico Plains Lady Bears 9-0 on Thursday, Sept. 5, in county rivalry action. Tellico features a head coach in his first year, former Hiwassee College coach Eric Best, while Sweetwater’s Mallory Gruenenfelder is in her second season.

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Erin Hall in the stands during Carson-Newman’s game against West Florida on Sept. 5. Hall is a Sequoyah alum and attended Carson-Newman as well.

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Taylor Hawkins (right) poses with friend Ro Collins during Carson-Newman’s game against West Florida on Sept. 5. Hawkins is a Sequoyah alum and now works with the Carson-Newman athletic department.

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Kimberly Alston poses for a photo during Carson-Newman’s game against West Florida on Sept. 5. Alston cheered for Sequoyah and is now on the Eagles’ dance team.

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Allianna Shofner celebrates with her teammates during Sequoyah’s match against Meigs County on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The Lady Chiefs defeated the Lady Tigers in straight sets, 25-18, 25-23, 25-20, to go to 5-0 on the season. Sequoyah was next scheduled to play at Loudon on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6…

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McMinn Central rallied from a one-touchdown deficit twice and halted Tellico Plains’ attempt at a game-winning drive to claim a 14-13 victory Friday at Charger Stadium.

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Two longtime county rivals collided on the soccer field on Tuesday, Aug. 27, with the Sequoyah Lady Chiefs and Tellico Plains Lady Bears fighting hard from start to finish. Sequoyah topped Tellico in a lopsided match, 7-0.

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KNOXVILLE — Tennessee sophomore cornerback Bryce Thompson has been suspended indefinitely from the team following his arrest and domestic assault charge stemming from an incident that occurred Saturday night in a campus residence hall.

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KNOXVILLE — Tennessee junior defensive lineman Matthew Butler and two of his teammates spent some of their summer in Rwanda with the VOLeaders program, and though they’re happy to make a difference off the field football was never out of their minds.

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Earlier this year, the Monroe County community decided to create middle school football teams to help ease players’ transition into high school football. The program received much support after many community members spoke in favor of the idea at the school board’s following meeting.

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High school golf season is underway in Monroe County, with Tellico Plains, Sweetwater and Sequoyah teams all currently competing. Sweetwater in particular has already found success, as the boys squad holds a 6-0 district record on the year.