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Local Sports

June 24, 2021
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Tennessee Eliminated from the College Baseball World Series

The Tennessee Volunteers were eliminated from the College Baseball World Series on Tuesday afternoon. Tennessee lost in their elimination game 8-4 to Texas. The Volunteers fell in both of their games at the World Series

Keith Hodge returns to coach Dresden Lions football

Coach Keith Hodge is coming back to coach the Dresden Lions following the departure this week of Wes Johnson. Johnson accepted the head coaching position at his alma mater, McNairy Central. Hodge, a Bruceton native,

Covington Man Arrested During PGA Golf Tournament in Kansas

A Covington man, who is a member of the UT-Martin golf team, was arrested during a golf tournament Monday in Newton, Kansas. Golfweek reported that 20 year old Luke Smith was participating in the PGA

Neyland Stadium to operate at full capacity, ticket mini-plans on sale

The University of Tennessee announced Tuesday that Neyland Stadium will operate at full capacity this fall. “I know our fans are eager to experience the rich pageantry of Tennessee football gamedays again, and they’re going

Former Murray State Football Coach and Player Turns 100

A former Murray State head football coach, and player, recently turned 100 years old. Coach Jim Cullivan, of Paris, is thought to be the oldest living member in Racer Athletics history, and possibly the oldest

NC St, Tennessee lock up CWS bids; No. 1 seed Arkansas out

North Carolina State and Tennessee won super regionals to clinch spots in the College World Series. Jose Torres hit a tie-breaking homer off SEC pitcher of the year Kevin Kopps leading off the ninth inning

Kim Leiter named full-time Skyhawk head Equestrian coach

UT Martin athletic director Kurt McGuffin announced Friday that the interim tag has been removed and Kim Leiter is officially the head coach for the university’s equestrian program. Leiter had served on an interim basis

Fulton County High School Claims State Track and Field Titles

Fulton County High School claimed four KHSAA State Championships on Thursday. During the State Class-A Track and Field Meet at Lexington, the Pilots Corey Smith II won both the long jump and triple jump. Smith’s

Murray State University Announces Plans for Capacity Basketball Games

Murray State University has announced their plans to return to full capacity attendance for basketball. With the announcement, the Racers are now selling season tickets to the CFSB Center until August 27th. For the 2021-22

UT Martin Women’s Basketball to participate in Preseason WNIT Classic

The two-time defending OVC regular season champion UT Martin women’s basketball team will participate in the 2021 Preseason WNIT Classic. Officials with the 2021 Preseason WNIT Classic announced Thursday that a modified field of eight

Union City High School Names New Soccer Coach

Union City High School has named a new soccer coach. Communications Director Mike Hutchens said Travis VanHooser has been elevated to the head coaching position. VanHooser has served as an assistant coach for the past

UT Martin adding STUNT as a competitive sport for 2021-22 academic year

UT Martin is adding STUNT as a competitive sport this upcoming season. STUNT is one of the fastest growing female sports across the United States and has been recommended by the NCAA Committee on Women’s

Fulton County Pilots Track Team Headed to State Meet

Eight student-athletes from Fulton County High School are headed to the KHSAA State Track and Field Meet in Lexington. The Pilots finished fourth as a team during the recent First Region Track and Field Meet,

Phil Dane named to OVC Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Former UT Martin director of athletics Phil Dane is one of the newest members of the OVC Hall of Fame. Dane joins former Murray State women’s tennis coach Connie Keasling and former Tennessee State women’s

UT Martin students to work NASCAR races this month at Nashville Superspeedway

UT Martin College of Business and Global Affairs students will experience three professional NASCAR racing events during the weekend of June 18-20 at Nashville Superspeedway. The 17 students scheduled to attend will be assigned race-day

Tim Priest retires as Vol Network color analyst

After a 22-year career that includes 274 University of Tennessee football games, 14 bowl games and three SEC Championship games, Vol Radio Network football color analyst Tim Priest has decided to step away from the

Tennessee Eliminated from the College Baseball World Series

The Tennessee Volunteers were eliminated from the College Baseball World Series on Tuesday afternoon. Tennessee lost in their elimination game 8-4 to Texas. The Volunteers fell in both of their games at the World Series and end their season with a record of (50-18).

Keith Hodge returns to coach Dresden Lions football

Coach Keith Hodge is coming back to coach the Dresden Lions following the departure this week of Wes Johnson. Johnson accepted the head coaching position at his alma mater, McNairy Central. Hodge, a Bruceton native, returns to Dresden following seven seasons at Murray. Hodge had an 18-5 record in his

Covington Man Arrested During PGA Golf Tournament in Kansas

A Covington man, who is a member of the UT-Martin golf team, was arrested during a golf tournament Monday in Newton, Kansas. Golfweek reported that 20 year old Luke Smith was participating in the PGA Korn Ferry Tour Wichita Open, with Smith’s father serving as caddie. During play on the

Neyland Stadium to operate at full capacity, ticket mini-plans on

The University of Tennessee announced Tuesday that Neyland Stadium will operate at full capacity this fall. “I know our fans are eager to experience the rich pageantry of Tennessee football gamedays again, and they’re going to have an exciting brand of football to rally around,” Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Danny

Former Murray State Football Coach and Player Turns 100

A former Murray State head football coach, and player, recently turned 100 years old. Coach Jim Cullivan, of Paris, is thought to be the oldest living member in Racer Athletics history, and possibly the oldest living Murray State alumni. He celebrated his birthday on June 10th at the First United

NC St, Tennessee lock up CWS bids; No. 1 seed

North Carolina State and Tennessee won super regionals to clinch spots in the College World Series. Jose Torres hit a tie-breaking homer off SEC pitcher of the year Kevin Kopps leading off the ninth inning in the Wolfpack’s 3-2 win over No. 1 national seed Arkansas. Tennessee completed a two-game

Kim Leiter named full-time Skyhawk head Equestrian coach

UT Martin athletic director Kurt McGuffin announced Friday that the interim tag has been removed and Kim Leiter is officially the head coach for the university’s equestrian program. Leiter had served on an interim basis since being promoted from assistant coach last November. She’s the second head coach in the

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