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November 22, 2017


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Grainger basketball teams split season openers 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent  HARRIMAN – The Grainger High School basketball teams opened their seasons last Saturday with the Lady Grizzlies taking on Chattanooga Baylor in a neutral site at Harriman Middle School. The Grizzlies had to take on the Harriman Blue Devils on their home court.  The Lady Grizzlies season was quickly ignited

Lady Pirates defeat University High 45-21 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent   WASHBURN – Last Friday night in their second home Hall of Fame game, the Washburn High School Lady Pirates took on the Lady Buccaneers from University High of Johnson City.  The Lady Bucs started strong; taking a 7-6 lead over Washburn at the end of the first quarter. The Lady

Rutledge Middle scores three wins over Lincoln Heights 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent   RUTLEDGE – Last Thursday in their second game of the week, the Rutledge Middle School basketball teams took on Lincoln Heights in the Pioneer gym. In the varsity boys game, the visiting Patriots hit a pair of quick threes that were partially offset by baskets from Jaxon Williams and Emmanuel

Washburn Middle School teams post victories 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent  In a match played Thursday, November 16, the Washburn Middle School Pirates basketball team jumped to an early lead and then easily pulled away from Heritage Christian to record a 39-11 victory. In a game in which 10 players scored, the Pirates were led by Ethan Helton, Rance Shipe and

Zach Long earns All-Region honors 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent  TUSCALOSSA, ALABAMA – University of Tennessee junior and Grainger County native Zach Long continues to earn accolades as a member of the 2017 University of Tennessee Cross-Country team. In the South Regional run at Harry Pritchard Running Park in Tuscaloosa last Friday, Long was the top University of Tennessee finisher.

2017 Basketball Preview

The 2017 Grainger Today basketball preview is now available in the November 15, 2017 print edition. Included are Grainger High School, Washburn High School, Rutledge Middle School, Washburn seventh and eighth grades, Bean Station Elementary School, Joppa Elementary School, Rutledge Elementary School and Washburn Elementary School. There are team photos and coach interviews. Included are

Elementary school basketball continues in Grainger County 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent  Rutledge at Bean Station  The Rutledge Elementary School basketball teams traveled to Bean Station, Monday, November 6 to take on the Buccaneers. In the girls game, the Lady Buccaneers, who received 14 first-quarter points from Taylee Rutherford, took a 14-4 lead. Thalia Santana and Addison Brickey scored two points each

Washburn splits games in season opener 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent  WASHBURN – In their season opener played at Washburn High School, the Lady Pirates blew away the Lady Eagles from Maryville Christian, while the Pirates battled to the end before losing a hotly-contested game.  MaKensey Lay opened the Lady Pirate season with a quick basket which was quickly answered by

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