Area Sports

Bulldogs have two of the top 30 recruits in Tennessee

By Victor Parkins Football season might be six months away, but the recruiting trail is red hot for two Milan Bulldogs. Anthony Brown (6-2, 192) and AJ Barham (6-4, 230) are two of the top 30 recruits in Tennessee, according to 24/7 Recruiting service.  Both are rated as 3-star recruits. Brown, a multi-purpose athlete, will…

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Jr. Vikings finish third in state

Middle School. The game started out with a fast pace as both teams quickly got up and down the floor. South Lawrence scored the first points of the game with just six seconds off the clock. Humboldt answered as Jeffrey Patterson made a lay up for two points with 5:28 left. Both teams continued the…

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Gov. Bill Lee lifts restrictions on spectator sports

By Caleb Revill Gov. Bill Lee issued a statement on “Executive Order No. 75” Thursday lifting restrictions on who can participate in or attend indoor school sporting events starting Feb. 1. On Dec. 20, 2020, Lee signed “Executive Order No. 70” as Tennessee COVID-19 cases skyrocketed to record high numbers. The order limited high school…

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TSSAA updates basketball game restrictions

TSSAA updates game restrictions to allow grandparents, school faculty amid extension of executive order By Caleb Revill The TSSAA announced via press release updated restrictions for athletic contests amid the extension of Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order No. 70 through Feb. 27. The order was originally set to expire on Jan. 19 at 11:59 p.m.,…

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Pettigrew is new Viking football coach

New Skipper by Danny Wade The search for a new head football coach for the Humboldt Vikings is over. Teddy Pettigrew accepted the position and will lead the team this season. His first official day with Humboldt City Schools will be January 19. Pettigrew has Gibson County roots and brings a wealth of knowledge and…

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Ballard resigns as head football coach

by Danny Wade A Humboldt coach is hanging up his whistle and clip board, and will be leaving the sidelines on Friday nights. Anthony Ballard turned in his resignation as head football coach for the Vikings. Ballard will remain with Humboldt City Schools in his other capacities, but made the difficult decision to walk away…

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Star still shining, Bradford taking basketball career to next phase

Former Viking standout, Mr. Basketball winner Desonta Bradford named ETSU assistant for player development by Danny Wade One of Humboldt’s favorite sons is still at it, making a name for himself. Desonta Bradford continues to achieve in his basketball career and was named assistant for player development with his alma mater East Tennessee State University.…

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Lady Bulldogs’ Edwards signs with Bethel University

Edwards becomes first Lady Bulldog to play collegiate soccer By Logan Watson Jewelya Edwards, one of the cornerstones of the Lady Bulldogs soccer program, inked a deal with the Bethel University Wildcats Monday morning. In doing so, Edwards became the first Lady Bulldogs soccer player to play at the collegiate level in school history. “I…

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Martin named to All-American team

Freed-Hardeman junior Kortland Martin, a management major from Humboldt, Tenn., was named an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention after averaging 16.9 points per game – fifth in the AMC – on 38-percent shooting from behind the arc. He scored a career-high 44 points against Missouri Baptist on senior day, setting a new single-game Lions scoring record.…

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Carl Diffee, Jr. named new Bulldogs coach

Carl Diffee Jr., named new Bulldog coach By Victor Parkins It didn’t take the Bulldogs long to name a new head football coach. Carl Diffee Jr. was introduced to his Bulldog team Monday afternoon, just two weeks after former coach Craig ‘Teddy’ Pettigrew was forced out of the position. A Jackson Tennessee native, Diffee, 30,…

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