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Off the Field – Be proud (Oct. 29, 2014 issue)

It was a night both sides could be proud of.
The Unicoi County High School football team hosted its annual Pink Out night on Friday, Oct. 24, against Elizabethton. While the tin favor of the Cyclones, it was a win across the board in the continuing battle against breast cancer.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Farm Bureau took their steps to help the cause by purchasing jerseys for high schools across the state to use in their respective ‘Pink Out’ games.
During the game, Blue Devil players, coaches, cheerleaders and fans donned pink attire to help raise awareness for the event and Unicoi County Farm Bureau made some waves announcing over $10,000 in donations were received during the night, surpassing the intended goal.
“This night was special for me,” UCHS head coach Glenn White said. “My little mother died of breast cancer in 2007. Now the good Lord let her live to be 80 years old so I couldn’t be bitter … we miss her everyday. But we know she’s in heaven and Christ tells us that we’ll see her again and live with her in eternity. It was a good night tonight and if we can put forth an effort to help raise money to find a cure for that disease, we are all for it.”
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Former UCHS and University of Tennessee standout Clark Duncan has things going the right way for his South Doyle football team.
Duncan and Co. are currently sitting 9-0 on the year with a contest against Sevier County set for this week.
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The Tri-Cities Thunder are looking for a few good women to storm fields across the area.
The Thunder is a full-contact football team formed in the Tri-Cities and the squad is currently looking for more players to complete its roster.
For more information, visit their site online at
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The Three Rivers Conference basketball jamboree will be hosted on Thursday, Nov. 6, at Sullivan East High School with UCHS Blue Devils and Lady Devils competing.
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Along with The Erwin Record’s annual UCHS basketball tab set to run Nov. 19, we’ll be featuring updates throughout the upcoming season on the Unicoi County Middle School basketball teams.
The Jr. Blue Devils, under coach Ken Hilliard, will look to make their second-straight trip to the TMSAA postseason tourney.
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Former UCHS basketball standouts will look to forge their legacies throughout the 2014-2015 collegiate hoops season.
From Logan Lyle at King University to Nic Chambers at Milligan College to Mikayla Bennett at Lees-McRae, be sure to follow future issues of the paper for updates on previous Blue Nation standouts.
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The UCHS swim team will look to get its season officially underway on Nov. 10 in the first scheduled meet after restarting a program that was defunct since the 1980s.
The team’s first meet, which was scheduled for earlier this month, was cancelled.
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