August 28, 2016

Boy, Bristol Motor Speedway just can’t catch a break.

After consecutive spring races that were subdued by rain, the place was crammed nearly to capacity for Saturday night’s annual night race before Mother Nature decided to pick on the track once again.

All 40 drivers and teams showed…

Smith still unearthing gems

August 28, 2016

No one loves an unsung hero more than Rick Smith, and the coach has perhaps as keen an eye as anybody when it comes to finding them.

For the better part of the last decade, Smith has kept a potential ace up his sleeve, but he has never been shy about telling people it is there. The veteran…

Conley outlasts Chargers with big plays

August 27, 2016

The only people who might have been as exhausted as the defenses after D.H. Conley’s victory over Ayden-Grifton on Friday night were the people trying to keep statistics.

Conley quarterback Holton Ahlers completed 20-of-32 passes for 374 yards and four touchdowns, and C.J. Johnson caught…

Rampants stumble; Jags win again

August 27, 2016

After a 13-point first half in Friday’s season opener against Laney, it seemed like just a matter of time before the vaunted J.H. Rose offense would get rolling and pull away.

But the big plays the Rampants lived on a year ago never came.

In the end, it was the visiting Buccaneers that, after…