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Off the Field – Potential favorites (Sept. 23, 2015 issue)

The Unicoi County High School football team will have an opportunity to lick their wounds with a bye week this week. The Blue Devils are aimed to regroup following up a 35-0 loss to Elizabethton last week in conference action, but if the season has been any indicator, bright skies could be ahead for the team.
Blue Nation has been able to earn a spotless road record this season and play three of the final five games on the road for the second half of the season. According to early projections, UCHS enters four of the final five games as potential favorites.
A one-on-one with head coach Glenn White about the Blue Devils’ approach moving forward and how to counter their two-game losing streak will be featured in the next edition of The Erwin Record.
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The UCHS golf teams will be working overtime this week to prepare for postseason play.
With two matches to go in the regular season, the Blue Devils and Lady Blue Devils get to enjoy the friendly confines of Buffalo Valley Golf Course with two matches this week.
The teams opened the week on Tuesday, Sept. 22, after The Erwin Record’s press deadline, but will end the regular season on Thursday, Sept. 24, at Buffalo against Happy Valley and Hampton, with tee-time set for 3:30 p.m.
The District 1-A/AA golf tournament is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 28, at Elizabethton Golf Course.
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Milligan College’s success on the roadways continues.
After seeing success during the time of brothers Connor and Nolan Tankersley, the Buffaloes continue to go for gold after winning the 2015-2016 USA Cycling Track National Championship last week, the second national championship for the cycling program.
“I am really proud of everyone on the team and of all the hard work the team has put in,” said head coach Zack Nave, in a press release issued to The Erwin Record. “We have been hard at work since school started preparing for track nationals, and they have grown individually and as a unit every day.”
On May 10 of last season, behind a solid performance from Nolan, the Buffs were able to be the first team in the school’s history to become national champions after winning the Road Race National Championship.
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Former Unicoi County Blue Devil Corey Headley is enjoying the early spoils of war in Indiana. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology football has fired out of the gate during the 2015 season by earning a 3-0 record, coming off the heels of a 35-7 victory over Hanover during Rose-Hulman’s homecoming night.
After serving as an assistant with the UCHS football and baseball programs last year, Headley joined the institute in the spring as a wide receiver coach.
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East Tennessee State University will host their football homecoming night on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Kermit-Tipton Stadium in Johnson City against Emory & Henry. Kickoff for the afternoon contest is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
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The Tennessee Tornadoes 10U fast pitch travel softball team is looking for experienced pitchers to compete during fall 2015 and spring 2016. If interested ,call or text 388-5355.
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