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Off the Field – Former Devils making an impact (April 1, 2015 issue)

A mix of former Blue Devil baseball players have Walters State Community College (WSCC) sitting in a successful spot this season.
WSCC is coached by Erwin native Dave Shelton and the Senators have rattled off a perfect stretch in March, winning 22 consecutive games as of Saturday, March 28. The team is 33-5 on the season. The squad was also ranked seventh in the nation, according to Perfect Game.
In the lineup, Ethan Rice continued his Blue Devil prowess around the diamond by cranking his third home run of the year. Rice is also hitting over .260 on the year.
While Rice helps at the plate, former Blue Devil Austin Green continues to bring a mean streak on the mound. Green picked up his second win of the year on Wednesday, March 25. Green has a 1.50 ERA.
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The Lady Senators of Walters State haven’t done so badly either. The team currently has an overall record of 21-6.
Brooke Strother, a former UCHS standout, is part of the program.
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Turkey hunters are now able to check turkey activity and sightings in their local area thanks to the Gobble Map from the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and Powderhook.
“Powderhook and the NWTF are working hard to provide some of the most reliable and relevant information to the modern hunter,” said Eric Dinger, Powderhook co-founder and CEO. “Hunters already can view public land property boundaries in their area and they can now research and provide information about turkey activity in their local area.”
The user-driven Gobble Map, released on March 23, through Google Play and Apple app stores, allows users to post and view turkey sightings with information about gobble frequency and size of the turkey flocks.
Users don’t have to worry about giving up their hot spots, because the interface provides anonymity and location buffering.
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Reborn Wrestling will be presenting the event, “Driven to the Edge” on April 11 at Trinity Assembly of God in Johnson City. Bell time is set for 6 p.m. with a $7 admission.
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