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Bobcats improve to 2-0 with another rout

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — The Morganton Bobcats made a statement to open each half of play late Saturday in a World Class Football League road contest against the East Tennessee Pirates at Pittman High School.

H.S. BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Wildcats top rival EB for 2nd straight SMAC win

ICARD — The East Burke baseball team wore retro jerseys from its Northwestern 4A Conference days, and longtime baseball supporter P.D. Fowler was honored for his service at EBHS, tossing the first pitch straight over home plate.

H.S. SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Cavs roll up record 17 runs on Draughn

VALDESE — The East Burke softball team’s offense was firing on all cylinders and was only held off the scoreboard in one inning as the Lady Cavaliers romped to a 17-1 six-inning victory at Draughn on Friday.

Prep Sports

H.S. BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Wildcats top rival EB for 2nd straight SMAC win

ICARD — The East Burke baseball team wore retro jerseys from its Northwestern 4A Conference days, and longtime baseball supporter P.D. Fowler was honored for his service at EBHS, tossing the first pitch straight over home plate.

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Middle School Sports

M.S. ROUNDUP: Heritage, EB collect pair of wins

The Heritage Middle softball team got a complete-game victory from eighth grader Nataleigh Lail (7 IP, ER, 5 K) in Thursday’s 6-3 road win over Table Rock.

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College Sports

Singer Jamie Barton wins the 'Heisman Trophy' of music

NEW YORK (AP) — The prize dubbed the Heisman Trophy for singers goes to a Georgia native with an earth-shattering voice — and an earthy style.

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Professional Football

Mock draft: Jameis Winston to Bucs to start NFL draft

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL draft heads to Chicago this year, with the top overall choice in our mock draft not planning to be on hand. No matter: Tampa Bay will already have let its selection know when the crowd in the Windy City gets, uh, wind of the pick.

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NASCAR

Busch leads 291 laps in dominating Richmond victory

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend.

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More Professional Sports

No perfect bullpen strategy, but depth, flexibility help

DETROIT (AP) — When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball's active saves leader to simply keep rolling. After a few too many bad outings, they traded for a backup plan in Joakim Soria, widely considered the top reliever on the market.

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