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My top 2 Football Teams in 2013

May 3rd 2013 02:15
#1 Alabama- The Tide may be the best team in the land. As they are going to be more talented than last year and they have the best coaching staff in the Nation. Alabama has won back to back national titles and experience is eveything when trying to take the nations top spot. AJ McCarron is a student of the game and puts his team in the position to win every game. Amari Cooper is one of the nation top wide receiver and his play making ability is second to none.

#2 Ohio State- The Buckeyes have Urban Meyer who has not lost as Ohio State's coach. Ohio State has more talent than ever and an eiser schudule than last years. Where the Buckeyes fall short is on defense. Ohio State has to replace most of their front seven and thats not going to be easy, but if Braxton Miller can keep the offense rolling the Buckeyes should be fine.


Kingston basball

April 4th 2013 00:57
Single inning struggles

The Yellow Jackets hosted the CAK Warriors Tuesday night. Kingston fell behind early but tried to rally back late in the game but came up short as the Jackets lost by a final of 5-2.

Ben Redden got the start on the mound for the Jackets and shut CAK’s offense down in the first inning holding the Warriors scoreless. Although Redden pitched a good game overall he struggled in the top half of the second inning giving up 5 runs. CAK scored the first run of the game as the Warriors drew a bases loaded walk to go up 1-0. Later in the inning Bryce McMillan and Trey Hinton pushed the lead to 5-0 with two 2 RBI singles and that was all the scoring for CAK. Redden and the Jackets played solid on the defensive end the rest of the game holding CAK at bay. In the bottom half of the seventh the Jackets started mounting a comeback as Kingston loads the bases with just one out and Preston Edmonds at the plate. Edmonds strokes an RBI single scoring Kingston’s first run of the game, and loading the bases again for Ben Redden. Redden draws a walk scoring the Jacket’s second run of the game. The Jackets sputtered at the plate the rest of the seventh coming up a bit short, losing by a final of 5-2. Redden finished the game striking out 8 CAK batters.

Ben Redden- 2 for 3
Preston Edmonds- 1 for 3, 1 RBI
Spencer Boles- 2 for 3
Brandon Ott- 1 for 3

Kingston baseball/sortball

March 18th 2013 00:12
The Kingston Jackets and Lady Jackets held their season opening games today. The Jackets took one on the chin losing 7-0 to Sequoyah. The Lady Jackets on the other hand played a good game overall but struggled in the 7th inning but came away winning 7-6 against Alcoa.


Kingston came out in the first and played good defense and good pitching making Sequoyah to go three up three down. Sequoyah scored in the top of the third to take a 1-0 lead despite Kingston good defense. The Jackets started playing spotty defense and bad runner awareness led to Sequoyah scoring two more runs in the top of the fourth. The Jackets came up in the bottom of the fourth and threatened with two on base but just could not get the timely hit they needed. Sequoyah again added to their lead in the fifth with a two out two run double. The Jackets just could not get anything going with the bats and lost by a final of 7-0.

Beatty- 1 for 3
Redden-1 for 2
Bolden-1 for 3

Lady Jackets

The Lady Jackets had good defense and good pitching in the first giving up just one hit. In the bottom of the first Kingston got a single from Morgan Snow to help Kingston take a 2-0 led and in the first. Alcoa got a led off double in the second which came around to score of a fielders choice to cut the led to 2-1. Lady Jackets threatened again in the bottom of the second but hit into a double play to end the inning. Kingston added to their lead in the bottom of the fourth getting a one run double from Rachel Coffee and a sacrifice fly from Alex Aycock to put Kingston up 4-1. Kingston’s Kat Butler hit a two run double in the fifth to extend the lead to 6-1. Alcoa threatened in the fifth and sixth but the Lady Jackets defense held and kept Alcoa off the board. Kingston just needed three outs in the seventh but instead gave up a grand slam off the bat of #15 which tied the game at 6-6. The Lady Jackets had one last chance to end the game and did so with a sacrifice fly from Brilley Garrett to give Kingston the win 7-6.

Brilley Garrett- 1 for 3, RBI
Sydney Spurgeon- 1 for 4
Allison Mossing- 1 for 4
Lindsey Stickrod- 1 for 4, RBI
Morgan Snow- 2 for 3, RBI
Kat Butler- 1 for 2, 2 RBIs
Alex Aycock- 0-3, RBI
Rachel Coffee- 1 for 2, RBI
MaKenzie Spurgeon- 1 for 2
TJ Wicks- 2 for 3
Samantha Aycock(Pitcher) - 6 strikeouts


Auburn in the 2013 Season

March 5th 2013 02:19
The Tigers did not have the season they wanted last year but this year could be different. One of the main problems for Auburn last year was their inability to score points. That looks like that wont be a problem this year as Gus Malzahn and his high powered offense are back on the plains. The Tigers should have a better defense scheme this year with Ellis Johnson taking over the defense. My projections:

Realistically I think 7-5 but I am hoping for and 8-4 season.

Washington State- W
Arkansas State-W
Mississippi State-W
Ole Miss-W
Western Carolina-W
Texas A&M-L
Florida Atlantic-W


Local high school basketball

February 11th 2013 22:49
Oliver Springs vs Wartburg

Oliver Springs hosted Wartburg Friday night. For the Lady Bobcats running the floor and pushing the tempo was key to their success as they cruised to a 65-40 victory. For the guys, they had a much more difficult challenge. Shutting down 6’7” Alex Fountain would be the key if the Bobcats wanted to come away with a victory. The boys started out fast but lost steam late as Wartburg extended lead late winning by a final of 66-48.
Girls Game
The Lady Bobcats started out fast and moved the ball well rolling off a 10-3 run. Late in the first quarter the Lady Bobcats crashed the boards getting multiple looks at the rim rolling off another run ending the first quarter leading 15-3. The Oliver Springs defense caused Wartburg to play badly. Rachael Griffith hit two big three pointers to push the lead. Late in the second Oliver Springs took advantage of Wartburg’s weak perimeter defense by hitting the outside shots. The Lady Bobcats go into half time up 30-14.
The Lady Bobcats started out the third quarter playing great defense causing Wartburg to turn the ball over leading to some easy fast-break points. Late in the third Wartburg trying to cut the led but just could not get it rolling on either end of the floor. Oliver Springs goes into the fourth up 45-28. Oliver Springs started out the fourth on a 6-0 run due to some good guard play by Emily Griffith. The Lady Bobcats continued their good play and finished the game winning by a final of 65-40
Alex Ball- 3 pts
Emily Griffith- 23 pts
Kellie Ball- 2 pts
Rachael Snellings- 3 pts
Rachael Griffith- 16 pts
Rachael Smith- 1 pt
Aliy Giles- 7 pts
Kara Topmiller- 7 pts
Kaylee Morgan- 4 pts

Guys Game
Oliver Springs won the tip and came out fast playing good defense and crashing the boards, going on an 11-0 run led by John Simms. Wartburg finally stopped the bleeding with a quick 2 points off a steal with 3:30 left in the first. Late in the first Wartburg started to climb back into the game getting some quick points late. At the start of the second neither team played well and Wartburg started to get some momentum late playing good pressure defense and hitting some big shots. Oliver Springs led going into halftime 32-21.
Oliver Springs got the ball to start the 3rd quarter and started out flat. Wartburg went on a 13-2 run led by Alex Fountain with 7 points, tying the game at 34-34. Oliver Springs picked it up late in the 3rd, leading 44-42. Wartburg opened the 4th on an 8-0 run. Oliver Springs wasn’t playing smart defense nor taking good shots. As the 4th pressed on, Fountain took the game over, pushing the lead to 66-48.
Wartburg’s Alex Fountain proved to be too much for the Oliver Springs Bobcats as Wartburg won 66-48.
Kane Simpson- 6 points
Aaron Noe- 4 points
John Sims- 20 points
Dakota Thompson- 3 points
Shelby Morgan- 2 points
Matt Henley- 11 points
Taylor Murray- 2 points

Harriman vs. Rockwood

December 15th 2012 21:45
A local Middle School game

“Harriman and Rockwood split

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Butch Jones Hire

December 9th 2012 04:11
Tennessee fans are disgruntled at the hire of former Cincinnati Head Coach Butch Jones because they believe that they could have landed a homerun hire. In reality, the Tennessee job is not as attractive as it once was, and fans need to realize that. For Tennessee to have landed a Nick Saban-esque coach that everyone wanted, the Vols need to get back to being a winning program. Tennessee thought they had hit the jack pot in hiring Lane Kiffin, who they thought would bring the program back to competing for championships, but got burned in the end when he bolted for the USC job. Derek Dooley was supposed to be the transition coach after Kiffin. Dooley was a disappointment while at Tennessee, but he did do part of his job. Dooley did get the Volunteers’ roster back on track and helped build some depth. To get back to that winning status the Vols need a true transition coach. Butch Jones is that guy.
Fans may complain that Jones has never coached SEC level football. However, neither had Urban Meyer before shellacking Alabama in the Sugar Bowl when he coached at Utah. While he wasn’t coaching Big Boy Football, he coached up the level of talent that he had to win. Fans need to think about the big picture, realizing that it’s not about winning or losing one game, but about a coach’s body of work.
Butch Jones has been a Head Coach for the last 6 years and has been at two schools. Over those 6 years Jones accomplished an overall record of 50-27, two Mid-American Conference Championships and two Big East Conference Championships. Jones has proven that he can win Championships. Butch Jones can and most likely will get Tennessee back to being a winning program and when he does Tennessee will have their pick of coaches

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Kingston vs. Meigs

December 9th 2012 01:34
A local High School Basketball Game

The Meigs County Tigers came in to Kingston Friday night and split with the Yellow Jackets. The Lady Jackets played hard but just could not get any rhythm and lost by a final score of 70-46 while the boys got into a rhythm early and held on down the stretch to win 57-48

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November 28th 2012 03:58
With the departure of Gene Chizik, Auburn needs to be looking and looking hard and fast. I hated to see Gene Chizik go, because I thought he was a good defensive minded coach and thought that was exactly what Auburn needed. I also thought Chizik would have had more time if he won just two more game this season. The reason why, 33-10 through first 3 years, 1 National Title, 1 SEC Title, and 3 bowl wins. Thats a pretty good resume if you ask me. Regardless 3-8 for the 2012 season is just not getting it done. Especially with top 10 recruiting classes in the past. My short list for the Tigers.

Jimbo Fisher- Head Coach, FSU

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Saturday SEC Picks

October 31st 2012 22:56
These are my picks for this Saturday. Auburn fans should be happy as the true freshman QB Wallace, who was the only bright spot in last weeks game, will be starting this week and hopefully for the rest of the season.

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