Month: July 2015

Another effect of the CCRS debate

We hate when sports mixes with politics. It is by far one of our biggest pet peeves, but sometimes there are times when it is appropriate. Right now is one of those times in Carter County. In case you haven’t heard on local news media, the Carter County Rescue Squad voted to shut down the Hampton and Roan Mountain substations, adding crucial time to response times in those communities. While the obvious effect on the communities is apparent – and frankly should be enough to warrant some reconsideration by decision makers – our student-athletes would also be affected. Every...

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Hampton schedule at a glance

With a new conference, Hampton looks to have the same result. The Bulldogs claimed their 10th straight conference last season, and will look to duplicate the feat with a region slate. We take a look at the teams that make up the Hampton schedule for 2015. August 21- at Avery County (N.C.) Hampton will open the season in North Carolina against Avery County in Newland. The Vikings are coming off a playoff appearance in 2014, but will have a new head coach as Darrell Brewer stepped down late June. Avery, who must fill some key losses including standout quarterback...

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The Story of 2015-16

The 1960 Hampton Bulldogs wrote their story. The 2004 Unaka Rangers wrote their story as well, and so did the 2014 Lady Cyclones. Now, who will write this year’s most memorable story? For decades, Carter County athletes have written their story – their journey for greatness. The big wins, the titles and the honors don’t just happen. They are a result of hard work, dedication and a thirst to get better. That is where stories begin and the greatest chapters come as a result of the early chapters – the chapters that many don’t see. As we get ready...

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Elizabethton’s Witten previews season with WXSM

http://www.cartercountysports.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/24-ELIZABETHTON.mp3 Elizabethton football Head Coach Shawn Witten joined WXSM’s Morning Monster with Bobby Rader and Kenny Hawkins to preview the upcoming season to kick off the program’s 24 coaches in 24 days feature. Witten talked about the new Citizen’s Bank Stadium, replacing Ethan Thomas as well as facing a new conference slate this season. To hear the full interview, click the play button above. The Cyclones open the season on August...

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Vols to open 2017 season in Atlanta against GT

ATLANTA, GA. — Georgia Tech and Tennessee are set to cap off college football’s 2017 opening weekend in the coveted prime time slot on Monday night, Sept. 4, in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game organizers confirmed the anticipated matchup today, locking in the first game between the Yellow Jackets and Volunteers in 30 years. “This will be the renewing of a long and beloved rivalry that’s been off the board for far too long,” said Percy Vaughn, Peach Bowl, Inc. chairman. “And it’s a great addition to the long-standing ACC vs. SEC rivalry games we have been...

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