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Past articles by Kenny:

Sunday’s BMS NASCAR Cup Series race named Food City presents Supermarket Heroes 500

BRISTOL, Tenn. (May 26, 2020) – Bristol Motor Speedway and Food City officials announced today a fitting new event name for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at The Last Great Colosseum, The Food City presents the SUPERMARKET HEROES 500. From the cashiers to the stock room workers to those in the fresh departments, along with the truck drivers who transport the food and supplies across […] → Read More

Wake Forest, Memphis make top 7 for Mac McClung’s next stop

(WJHL)- Former Gate City standout Mac McClung posted on social media Wednesday that he has narrowed down the choices for his next stop. McClung recently announced he had entered the NCAA transfer portal and would be leaving Georgetown. PREVIOUS STORY: Mac McClung declares for NBA Draft McClung first committed to Georgetown in October 2017 after receiving more than […] → Read More

NASCAR returns to Bristol May 30-31, but without fans

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WJHL) — NASCAR announced its next installment of races, which includes Bristol Motor Speedway, but no fans will be in attendance. Racing will return to BMS on Saturday, May 30 with the Xfinity series. The Cup series will take the track on Sunday, May 31. Both races will begin at 3:30 p.m. […] → Read More

Former Gate City star Mac McClung enters name into NCAA transfer portal

(WJHL)- News Channel 11 has confirmed former Gate City High School standout Mac McClung has entered the NCAA transfer portal. McClung’s mother, Lenoir McClung, confirmed with sports director Kenny Hawkins Wednesday. ESPN reported the news Wednesday afternoon along with the fact that he intended to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft. The following release […] → Read More

NASCAR to return to racing May 17 at Darlington, but without fans

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WJHL) – NASCAR will return to racing on May 17 at Darlington Raceway, but there will be no fans in attendance. The Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Truck series will each return to the track for the first time since mid-March. NASCAR says each race will be run without fans in attendance […] → Read More

Sloan talks about why he wants to play for the Buccaneers

Manhattan, KS (WJHL) — New ETSU basketball signee David Sloan was also being looked at by Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Sloan, who might have to sit out if he’s not granted a waiver by the NCAA is back to 100 percent after suffering a broken wrist last summer. Sloan, who had at one time was […] → Read More

TBT’s Southern Smokies will lean on ETSU men’s basketball alums

If TBT, The Basketball Tournament, is able to take place this summer, the Southern Smokies roster and coaching staff will be littered with ETSU basketball alums. → Read More

Byron wins virtual Bristol; Bubba ‘rage quits’ early in race

William Byron led the most laps in NASCAR’s first two virtual races and had nothing to show for his gaming skills. The third time out, he got the win. → Read More

Former ETSU Buccaneer TJ Cromer amid lockdown in Italy

Udine, Italy — While the world continues to fight the coronavirus, one place hit the hardest is Italy where over 13-thousand have died, the most of any country in the world. there in the middle of it is former ETSU basketball player TJ Cromer. Cromer, who led the Bucs to the 2017 Southern conference championship […] → Read More

ETSU Buccaneer players talk about missing out on the NCAA tournament

Johnson City, TN — This season will always be the season of “what if’s” for the ETSU Buccaneer basketball team. After winning over 30 games this season, one of only 4 teams to accomplish that feat and capturing the automatic bid by winning the SoCon championship the Bucs were expected to make some noise in […] → Read More

Ryan Newman remains hospitalized after horrific Daytona 500 crash

Ryan Newman remains in a Florida hospital on Tuesday following a horrific crash in the final lap of the Daytona 500. → Read More

ETSU head coach Steve Forbes wears Kobe basketball shoes to honor fallen NBA legend

Johnson City, TN — ETSU head coach Steve Forbes and the Buccaneers players took some time Wednesday night to remember the 9 including Kobe Bryant that died in the helicopter crash over the weekend. Before the game with Mercer, the Bucs asked the crowd for 24 seconds of silence, 24 was just one of the […] → Read More

Pioneer quarterback Cade Larkins officially signs with ETSU

Washington Co. — The David Crockett football program has reached new heights the last couple years, and a lot of the credit for that goes to senior quarterback Cade Larkins. He had a phenomenal career for the Pioneers and wrote the final chapter this afternoon, officially signing with ETSU. The News Channel 11 sports player […] → Read More

David Crockett’s Maddie Pleasant signs with Walters State to play volleyball

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- David Crockett High School’s Maddie Pleasant has signed to play volleyball at Walters State. → Read More

Sullivan Central basketball player Abbey Crawford signs with Wofford

Blountville, TN — This afternoon at Sullivan Central high school Lady Cougar basketball player Abbey Crawford signed a national letter of intent with Wofford college of the Southern Conference, “Too be honest as soon as I visited I kind of knew I wanted to go there the coaches were awesome I meet the players and […] → Read More

Multiple Dobyns-Bennett student athletes sign National Letter of Intents

Kingsport, TN — In the model city, this afternoon three student-athletes put pen to paper. Starting with reigning cross country champion Sasha Neglia who signed a national letter of intent with the University of North Carolina, Neglia also has state championships in the 16-hundred and 32 hundred. Fellow senior Cross Country runner Emma Russum also […] → Read More

BMS celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Earnhardt/Labonte clash

Charlotte, NC — The last great colosseum was the setting for one of NASCAR most epic finishes. 20 years ago Dale Earnhardt and Terry Labonte battled to the very end with Earnhardt spinning Labonte in turn two for the checkered flag On Tuesday numerous personalities relived the event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Richard […] → Read More

App State hires Kingsport native to lead men's basketball program

News Channel 11 Sports has confirmed that Appalachian State has hired Dustin Kerns to lead the men's basketball program. → Read More

Milligan College women's basketball marches past CIU in sixth straight win

Senior Sarah Robinson scored her 1,500th career point → Read More

Williamson, Hodges carry ETSU Bucs past VMI, 85-82

Buccaneer duo combine for 40 points; Armus comes up with big block at the buzzer → Read More