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South Pittsburg Baseball Earn Berth into the TSSAA State Tournament

The South Pittsburg Pirates baseball team is heading back to the state tournament next week in Murfreesboro. The Spring Fling begins on Tuesday. The 20-13 Pirates were able to knock off East Robertson 6-4 at home on Thursday. Luke Rector was 1-for-2 at the plate with 2 RBI. He also pitched all 7 innings to …

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Post Season High School Baseball and Softball Update

The Whitwell Lady Tigers defeated the South Pittsburg Lady Pirates on Wednesday for the Region Championship. Whitwell host Jo Byrns on Friday in the sectional round. The Lady Pirates travel to Gordonsville, also on Friday in Class 1A. The winners earn a berth into next week’s TSSAA State Tournament (Spring Fling) in Murfreesboro. In the …

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Former Marion County Warrior has Record Setting Day in the UFL

Former Marion County Warrior Jacob Saylors had a big day for the St. Louis Battlehawks in their UFL football win over the Memphis Showboats on Saturday. Jacob Saylors rushed for 103 yards and finished with a receiving touchdown. His 57-yard run set a franchise record for the longest run from scrimmage. Saylors was a three-sport …

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Age 6 and Under Jasper Baseball Team Wins Championship

Information provided to Sequatchie Valley Now On April 13, 2024, the Jasper TN 6u Crusaders baseball team took home the championship in the Stevenson Ala Rumble on the River. The boys played one game on Friday night and competed in five contests on Saturday. Several Alabama teams hosted the weekend tournament, with the team from …

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Opening Ceremonies for Baseball and Softball held in Jasper

Let the games begin. On Saturday, opening day for youth baseball and softball was held in Jasper. Darrell Pittman threw out the first pitch. The Marion County Honor Guard raised the flag during the opening ceremonies at the baseball/softball complex, and Joe Spangler played the trumpet. After the ceremonies, games were played. Let’s Play Ball! …

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Unemployment Drops in All 95 Counties

More Tennesseans started the second month of 2024 on the job as employment improved across the state in February. According to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, every county recorded lower unemployment rates for the month. All 95 counties showed an improved unemployment situation compared to their revised January numbers. …

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Jasper Highlands Benefit Golf Tournament May15-17

Last year’s Jasper Highlands Open Golf Tournament raised $16,250! After discussions with school counselors who know the children’s needs, the money was distributed evenly to Marion County Schools. Through this event, they provided gifts for nearly 100 students at Whitwell Schools, Jasper Elementary, and South Pittsburg Elementary, and they donated 100 comforter sets and pillows …

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Woodlee Steps Away from Coaching at MCHS; New Basketball Coach Named

On Tuesday, Marion County High School announced the new coaching staff for the Lady Warriors basketball team. The staff includes Head Coach Brandon Harmon, who has been an assistant coach at programs in East Tennessee and Georgia for six years. He will be assisted by Ansley Tucker, Caroline Rash, and Emily Webb. To clarify, Kasey Woodlee, …

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Jasper Middle School Warriors volleyball and baseball teams coming up winners this week

It’s been a week of wins for the Jasper Middle School Warriors this week. The JMS JV and Varsity volleyball teams pulled-off two wins this week, over the Whitwell Middle Tigers on Monday and Cumberland County on Tuesday. Pictured L-R:  JMS Warriors JV volleyball team, JMS Warriors Varsity volleyball team… Pictures from school Facebook page. …

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South Pittsburg Basketball Moves One Step Closer to the Big Dance

The South Pittsburg Pirates boys’ basketball defeated Sale Creek, 67-60, on Tuesday night at Van Buren County High School in the Region 3-A semifinals. The win moved the Pirates into the championship game on Thursday at 7 PM. The win also guarantees South Pittsburg a sectional round game on Monday. A win on Thursday and …

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