Lady Cavs off to impressive start

The Jenkins Lady Cavs softball team opened the 2010 season at home on March 24 with an impressive 12-2 win against the Lady Warriors of East Ridge. Both teams started slowly, with the Lady Cavs scoring the first run in the bottom of the third when centerfielder Ali Goff led off the inning with a walk, stole second, advanced to […]

Basketball is family tradition

For the Amburgey family of Amherst, Va., basketball is a family tradition. Kathy Amburgey — Coach K to her team — is a 1990 Whitesburg High School graduate. She is head coach of the Temple Christian Crusaders Middle School girls’ team, which went undefeated, won the Faith Christian School Invitational Tournament, and then won the regional Virginia Association of Christian […]

UK’s rise falls one step short of Final Four

It didn’t take long for John Calipari to deliver on his promise to restore the roar at Kentucky. In Calipari’s first year on the job the Wildcats went 35-3, won the Southeastern Conference regular season and tournament championships and spent the entire season ranked in the Top 5 — heady territory for a program that spent the last decade slowly […]

Struttin’ Time

Angry alligator greets turkey hunter

I’m back after missing my column for a week. I can now say I have lived through the long hard winter and made it to turkey season! I read in last week’s Mountain Eagle where it is supposed to be a bumper year for turkey, and from all I’ve seen the reports could be right. I just got off the […]

Hamlin hopes to start next race

We all know the four most important words in racing, according to D.W. and Larry Mac, are, “Gentlemen start your engines!” As the race is about to begin, everyone is standing and usually there is a celebrity in the flag stand who has been given the honor of waving the green flag to begin of the race. But if you’re […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Using jerk baits for catching bass

As the water warms up and bait fish move toward shallow water, bass will follow and look for bait that appears weak or injured. There is artificial bait that resembles and acts just like a wounded fish. The lure is called a jerk bait or sometimes called a twitch bait, and it will draw a hard vicious strike from a […]

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: Mark, do I have to come right out and tell you, ‘Mark, the jig is up’? • Hey, hon. Thanks for this past weekend. I wonder if your wife realizes you weren’t where […]

EPA is right to study ‘fracking’

The discovery and development of shale natural gas deposits has been big news for several reasons. One is the massive energy resource it represents. Another is the jump in jobs it could create. A third is the tax revenue that might be reaped. And one more is the concern that widespread drilling poses for the environment. That worry covers a […]

‘Sexting’ bill a good step

Technology can advance so fast that the law can’t keep up. If you doubt that, just look at the increasing practice of “sexting” by teenagers. Combining teenage sexuality with the increasingly easy practice of snapping digital pictures and sending them via mobile phone has created cases not imagined when the family camera used a roll of film developed at the […]

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