Bulldogs surprise Panthers

The Susan Moore Bulldogs closed the 2017 high school football season in a big way – shutting down the playoff-bound Cleveland Panthers 14-7 at Michael E. Dixon Memorial Stadium last Thursday. The game was scoreless through the first half but the Panthers suffered a huge loss when quarterback Andrew Green left the game with an arm injury. Without Green, the […]

Pennington destroys Douglas

The J.B. Pennington Tigers took little mercy on visiting Douglas last Thursday, wiping out the 5A Eagles 57-7 on the final night of the regular season. The Tigers had leads of 22-0 after one quarter, 36-0 at the half and 50-0 after three quarters. The Tiger offense put together 334 total yards on the night, including 244 on the ground. […]

Sports Brief

ONEONTA REC LEAGUE GIRLS BASKETBALL will hold a meeting Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. in the high school gym. The meeting is for girls in grades 3-8 and their parents. Registration and payment will be accepted at the meeting and discussion of the upcoming season will take place – uniform sizes and ordering, time and location of practices and […]

Warrior man charged with child abuse

A 27-year-old Warrior man has been arrested and charged with felony child abuse of a 2-year-old. Christopher Dale Dickinson was arrested over the weekend in connection to the incident that occurred on Oct. 30. According to the report, the child had severe bruising and burns but further details were not available. Dickinson was arrested over the weekend but was released […]

Four make the field


There is just something about playoff football. Maybe it’s the time change or maybe it’s just that it’s simply the best playing the best. I don’t know but it sure feels different, doesn’t it? This week, the first round is here and, in some cases, Blount County’s best are banged-up. Hayden head coach Keith Register had nine starters on the […]

County Leaders

Piedmont puts away Oneonta

The Piedmont Bulldogs came into Gilbreath Stadium last Friday night as the No. 1 team in Class 3A and the 4A Redskins probably wouldn’t argue that designation as the visitors handed Oneonta a 40-19 loss to end the season. The Redskin running game had done some damage at times this year but Friday was not one of those times as […]

Hayden gets road win at Lincoln

With second place in Class 5A Region 6 and a first-round playoff game wrapped up, the Hayden Wildcats traveled to Lincoln and spoiled senior night for the Golden Bears with a 27-21 win. Lincoln opened the scoring on a 62-yard run by Earl Wells. Nick Pope added the point-after to give the Bears a 7-0 lead with 10:57 on the […]

Locust Fork Elementary students exceed goal

Exceeding their goal of $150, Locust Fork Elementary students raised $226 for cancer research on Oct. 31. During their PE class, students were allowed to pay $1 each for an opportunity to spray their principal, Steve Love, with a water gun. Sixth-grader Eli McNutt came up with this idea after witnessing several people who have had or are battling cancer. […]

Mustangs roll Rams

The Southeastern Mustangs got contributions from all three phases of the team and rolled to a 48-12 victory over visiting Asbury last Friday. The Rams, in just their second year of football, were the designated home team, even though the game was played at Southeastern. Asbury is expected to have their own stadium ready for the start of the 2018 […]

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