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Off the Field – Start of school brings sports action (Aug. 12, 2015 issue)

School is back in session in Unicoi County, which means it’s time to lace up the cleats, throw on the racing gear and get the volleyball equipment ready.
The Erwin Record will feature the Unicoi County High School teams competing in the fall season in the Aug. 19 issue of the paper. The special supplement will feature a look at the cross country, football, golf, soccer and volleyball teams at the high school along with photos of the UCHS cheerleaders.
Be sure to stay up to date with each print edition of The Erwin Record for updates on the Unicoi County Middle School seasons. Schedules were still being put together prior to the paper’s press deadline. The schedules will be featured when made available.
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Taylor Wright, a UCHS graduate and incoming freshman at East Tennessee State University, is scheduled to make things official this week by signing her letter of intent with the Lady Buccaneer softball team. Wright will join fellow graduate Tiffany Laughren for the 2016 season under the direction of head coach Brad Irwin.
To continue the blue and gold flare, ETSU football is less than 30 days away from kickoff for the season. The Buccaneers welcome Kennesaw State on Thursday, Sept. 3, at Kermit-Tipton Stadium with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.
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According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) website, the organization will host its second Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) All-terrain Vehicle (ATV) Workshop Sept. 11-13 at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.
The ATV workshop became the latest addition to the Beyond BOW program. The workshop headquarters will be at the ATV Guest Resort & Campground, located in the heart of the Cumberland Mountains about 45 miles north of Knoxville.
“The participants really enjoyed our first event and we are looking forward to hosting one again this year,” said Donald Hosse, TWRA Wildlife Program Coordinator. “The ATV class is one of our most popular at our annual workshop and we are looking forward to having a weekend concentrating on ATV riding at a great location.”
Participants will arrive on Friday evening from 4 to 6 p.m. with dinner scheduled for 6:30 p.m. On Saturday following breakfast, an ATV Orientation Safety Course will be conducted. Following completion of the session, participants will begin trail riding and lunch will be held at the elk viewing tower. Trail riding will continue in the afternoon. More than 430 miles of mountain trails are available at North Cumberland WMA. North Cumberland WMA consists of more than 130,000 acres.
Space is limited for the workshop. The cost is $150 which includes lodging in a cabin for two nights, meals, WMA permit, ATV use and required safety equipment. If a participant has her own ATV, she is welcome to bring it to the workshop.
For more information, contact Donald Hosse, at [email protected] or telephone 615-781-6541.
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