Hilltoppers reflect on unexpected 1998 state baseball title
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Hilltoppers reflect on unexpected 1998 state baseball title
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Refereeing and umpiring sporting events would have landed Charlie McConnell more than enough verbal abuse even if he hadn’t been an African-American calling games in Appalachia beginning in 1964.
When City Manager Cathy Ball was pondering a move over the mountains from Asheville to Johnson City last year, she dug in and started doing her research.
A pair of young men from Liberty Bell Middle School have earned spots in a pair of national competitions that will take place in Orlando, Florida this summer.
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A new downtown loan program aims to help Jonesborough businesses by allowing new and existing business owners to obtain local, low-interest rate loans to buy or improve a building, purchase new equipment or make repairs.
Students at Ridgeview Elementary were surprised by some guest speakers from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office - two new K-9 officers in training, Karma and Phoenix.
At a young age, Nora Walters started testing the waters in different equestrian sports – pole jumping, goat tying, and English riding shows to mention a few. But by the time she was 8 years old, she soon learned that all she wanted to do was run. “I love to go fast,” she says, and it was that need for speed that opened the door for her into the world of barrel racing.
Milligan University distance runner Aaron Jones is thankful his father Skip took him to Turkey Trots on Thanksgiving mornings. So is Milligan coach Chris Layne.
Sarah Collier lit up the room when she arrived as the guest of honor at her 106th birthday celebration. Her smile was contagious as she reflected on her life.
Although unplanned, teaching Advanced Manufacturing at Crockett has become Daniel Maupin’s mission, and he has plenty of real-world experience to draw upon as he helps his students learn the skills they need to be successful in the workplace.
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After finishing runner-up to Nashville Whites Creek in the 1990 Arby’s Classic and coming in third in 1992, Science Hill broke through by beating B.J. McKie-led Irmo (South Carolina) at the buzzer in the 1993 championship game. It was the first of three Arby’s Classic titles the Hilltoppers would win in a seven-year span. They also won the Arby’s in ’95 and ’99 and finished runner-up in ’94 and ’98.
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A four-sport athlete at Science Hill, Bo Austin was the Sun Bowl Most Valuable Player after propelling George Washington to a 13-0 upset of Texas Western in 1957.
Phil Stuart's daunting dimensions and larger-than-life personality made him the big man on campus at Science Hill (class of ’84), where he was an All-State football player recruited heavily by the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Kentucky, North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee.
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Coach Tipton was just a tremendous influence on all of us, especially me, and whatever kind of coach I became later, I think a lot of it had to do with Kermit Tipton. – Steve Spurrier
Whether he was taking a toss from a quarterback or an opposing pitcher, Gary “Shorty” Adams was a home run threat at Science Hill.
“Sometimes it’s still a wonder to me,” Ferrell Bowman said, “doing all I was able to do after coming off Elm Street at 140 pounds.”
The annual Buddy Walk hosted by FRIENDS (Friends Reaching, Inspiring & Education Neighbors about Down Syndrome) will once again be held on the campus of ETSU this Saturday.
Although he was often running against overloaded-box defenses, Sky Hicks helped Daniel Boone defeat Greeneville for the first time in 25 years, beat Elizabethton for the first time ever and top David Crockett each of his final three seasons while piling up 4,416 career rushing yards.
Jeff Rowland’s latest bikepacking adventure was a detour of sorts. But as far as detours go, his ride through the barren Alaskan wilderness turned out to be the adventure of a lifetime.
Julia Gilmore, 16-year-old Science Hill student, continues to raise the bar in community service with her eighth annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Washington County 4-H had the opportunity to send four members to this year’s Tennessee State 4-H Congress, which was held in the Murfreesboro/Nashville area.
Tim Cable was a rock-solid play-by-play man during a career that spanned five decades. He covered the Elizabethton Cyclones (WBEJ) in the 1980s and Science Hill (WKPT/ESPN Tri-Cities) for more than a quarter of a century beginning in 1989, and he spent the majority of the past 10 years broadcasting Daniel Boone and David Crockett football and basketball for WJCW (Cumulus).
By Trey Williams
Johnson City’s Kings Mountain Post 24 of the American Legion will host its fifth annual 9/11 Remembrance & Patriot Day Celebration. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. sharp on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.
B.J. Adigun played in a handful of ETSU’s most memorable wins, including a triumph against Appalachian State in 1996 that stopped a 14-game drought in the series and the school’s first playoff win against Villanova later that year.
South Side second-grade teacher Morgan Rankin has been named the 2021-2022 Tennessee Teacher of the Year. Rankin was selected out of nine finalists.
East Tennessee State’s football team will open its season at Vanderbilt on Sept. 4, three years to the day since Science Hill Hall of Famer and former Vanderbilt split end Bob Taylor died.
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