James D. Horne began his writing career at the Carrollton Missouri Democrat in 1995, and was the assistant sports editor/writer for the Hammond Louisiana Daily Star for two years. In 1998, Horne became the Missouri Basketball beat writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune. He joined The Leaf-Chronicle in Oct. 2003 as the lead prep writer and became the Austin Peay beat writer in March of 2005. During his career he won a state association sports writing award at the Daily Star and two while at the Leaf-Chronicle.
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Clarksville TN – Clarksville High School alumni Bashaara Graves will be a freshman on the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team this year, along with Northeast High School alum and Lady Vols senior Kamiko Williams.
Graves was featured in the latest practice report on the Lady Vols Basketball team on its web site at UT Sports.com.
“We worked very hard in the off season. We’ve very proud of our effort. Kids executed real well,” state Clarksville Academy head coach Todd Hood. “To lose so many kids from last year’s team. We lost 9 on offense, about 6 on defense and some out of state players. So to come back and play like this on our first game, I’m very proud of our effort.”
Ryan Suter and Zach Parise sign logn-term deals with Minnesota Wild; Nashville Predators now focus on signing Shea Weber
Clarksville, TN – The Minnesota Wild added the two highest rated free agents to their coffers while Nashville Predators fans are left wondering why one of their top stars left.
Various media outlets reported former Preds defender Ryan Suter and former New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise signed multiyear contracts today with the Wild worth $98 million over 13 years. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The NFL is moving more and more to being a passing league, so having a great group of wide receivers is a must.
But there’s always one who’s the Alpha-Male, the Silver Back, the go-to guy.
He’s the one the quarterback goes to make a big play even when two or three defensive backs are draped over him. He’s the one the defenses game plan for and yet he still beats them for 10 receptions for 150 yards and two touchdowns. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – LeBron James didn’t take steroids.
He didn’t kill any dogs, or people, for that matter.
Come to think of it, I don’t think he’s ever been featured on TMZ, Access Hollywood or Entertainment Tonight for anything scandalous. His mom has, for an allege affair she had with one of his teammates and some say that was the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ in terms of him making ‘The Decision” to leave.
The Final Horne: Four-team College Football Playoff not the best format, but it’s better than nothing
Clarksville, TN – With that said, college football made a big step with the announcement that its expected to employ a seeded four-team playoff model when the current and generally hated BCS ends after the 2014 season.
The announcement came Wednesday night that the anticipated playoff would include the bowl system and that a host city would bid for the championship game.
Clarksville, TN – Wish you could have been there to see Dale Earnhardt Jr., break his 143-race losing streak this weekend and you want to be there to see if he can win it again?
Or is Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne or even Kyle Busch your favorite racer?
Maybe you’ve never been to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Race or a Nationwide Series or Camping World Truck Series race or you’ve been so many times that you can’t wait for you next trip and are fully versed in what makes each track so different. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Cam Newton dazzled the National Football League in his rookie year, but did that make him the best quarterback in the NFL. There’s so many ways to distinguish quarterbacks.
You can compare them by the passer rating (both the NFL’s and ESPN’s), by passing yards, by touchdowns, by fourth quarter comebacks, by wins or by Super Bowl championships or the lack thereof. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Except for the hardcore fans of the teams that have been knocked out, and despite an atypical-boring and injury-changed first round, most pundits and casual NBA fans hoped for the NBA Finals match up that we have between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder that gets started Tuesday night in Oklahoma City, OK on ABC.
We all know the stories of the two teams.
The Final Horne: Tennessee Titans Chris Johnson is one of the NFL’s best running backs, but where does he rank in the my top 10
Clarksville, TN – Tennessee Titans Chris Johnson unquestionable is one of the most talented running backs in the National Football League and the 5,645 yards he rushed for in his first four years attest to that.
Two years ago, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson set the NFL a blaze with the 2,006 yards he rushed for and this week came out and told the world the wants to show he has plenty left. «Read the rest of this article»
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