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TSSAA state tournament updates

Three area baseball/softball teams are headed to Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association state tournament play after winning sectional games Friday evening and Saturday morning. The Hardin County Lady Tigers defeated Montgomery Central on the road Saturday morning on a Kenzie Moore no-hitter to earn a TSSAA State Softball Tournament berth in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Hardin County…

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Major League Fishing: Tournament on Pickwick Lake blasts off Thursday

Major League Fishing, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, returns to Counce today through Sunday, for the third event of the 2022 MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Presented by Fuel Me regular-season – the Lithium Pros Stop 3 on Pickwick Lake Presented by Covercraft. Hosted by the Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the tournament showcases…

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HCHS bowling teams are back to back State Champions

It was not without some tense and discouraging moments for both teams but the end result was the same as it was in 2021 as the Hardin County High School Tiger and Lady Tiger bowling teams won the TSSAA Boys and Girls Team Championships Friday, January 21 in Smyrna. Each team needed some last second…

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Hardin County bowling teams are region champions

After the pins stopped falling late Tuesday afternoon at Savannah Bowling Center in the Region Team Tournament, two teams stood atop the standings as Region Champions – the Hardin County Tigers and Lady Tigers. Both squads are now set to face a sectional opponent at Savannah Bowling Center in the coming days to attempt to…

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Tennessee collects $5.9M in sports gambling taxes after record November

Jon Styf The Center Square A record-breaking month of revenue for sports gambling operators in Tennessee led to $5.9 million in taxes in November, according to data from the Tennessee Education Lottery and Sports Wagering Advisory Council acquired by PlayTenn. Eighty percent of the tax revenue from sports gambling goes to education, 15% goes to…

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Tennessee sports gambling tax revenue reaches $32M in first 11 months

Jon Styf The Center Square Tennessee collected $32.5 million in sports gambling tax revenue in its first 11 months of operation, said Andy Davis, the chief financial and information systems officer for the Tennessee Education Lottery. Sports gambling was not part of Davis’ fiscal year 2023 budget proposal presentation Tuesday to Gov. Bill Lee and…

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Hardin County reels in another major fishing tournament

After announcing the bulk of the 2022 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule in late July, B.A.S.S. officials have now revealed the final piece of that puzzle. The fishing event will be held next June 2-5 on Pickwick Lake in Hardin County. Daily takeoffs and weigh-ins are at Pickwick Landing State Park. With the addition of a…

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