Opening up new doors with ESports

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By Ivan Sanders

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Cover picture for the articleNot every sport is right for an athlete nor is every athlete right for a sport. But for those who may not have a knack for sports like football or basketball but would love to participate in something that offers a route to college, ESports may be the answer. The…


New eSports lounge secures future of club eSports

From a few students gaming from their dorms to now inducting over 300 members, Elon University’s eSports Club’s rapid growth inspired the development of a new meeting spot — the eSports Lounge. Located in Global Commons, the space consists of 12 personal computers and two televisions. Players will have a…

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Esports center to open in October, facilitate in-person gaming

An unassuming beige building sits on the side of Golden State Highway with a cavernous warehouse looming behind it. The building still features the signage of its previous owner, the farm equipment store Bear Ag. But Jason Maples has it well on its way to becoming the newest gathering spot…


Xbox and Special Olympics hold first ‘Gaming for Inclusion’ esports event

This week, Special Olympics athletes will be competing against each other in tournaments of Rocket League, Madden NFL 22 and Forza Motorsport 7. The prize, other than prestige and pride, is playing with one of the Special Olympics’ celebrity supporters: “NBA superstar Jayson Tatum, NFL legend Jamaal Charles, and WNBA superstar Jewell Loyd, and WWE Superstars Dominik Mysterio and Ember Moon.” So many superstars!


Guinn named 2021 EHS Homecoming Queen

Four girls were vying for the title of the 2021 EHS Homecoming Queen during the halftime of the Elizabethton and Daniel Boone football game. Those looking to be crowned were Cagney Bennett, Morgan Guinn, Kaylee Hollifield, and Chloe Force. Bennett captured the third runner up, Hollifield second, Force first runner…


Registration Now Open For Hickory eSports Leagues

Hickory – Registration is now underway for the City of Hickory’s fall esports leagues. Gamers are invited to participate and compete head-to-head online in games like Rocket League, Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite, NBA 2K21, and Madden 21!. How to join for free:. 1. Download the FREE Mission Control app…

Jr. Bulldogs break leash against East Middle

BLUFF CITY – It took about a quarter of football for the Hampton Middle Jr. Bulldogs to gain their footing but once they did the Jr. ‘Dogs came unleashed against the host Sullivan East Middle Jr. Patriots at Sullivan East High School and ran away with a 30-8 victory on Thursday evening. Milwaukee

New Bucks TV announcer Byington hoping to ‘open doors’ for others

MILWAUKEE – Lisa Byington made history Wednesday night as she was hired by the Bucks to become their TV play-by-play announcer. The move made Byington the first woman to take over a full-time TV play-by-play job for a major men’s professional sports team. “The the best part of the last…


Twin Springs rallies for victory over Unaka spoiling Homecoming

The passing combination of Landon Ramsey to Devin Ramsey was good for 195 yards and two first-half touchdowns but Twin Springs rallied for a 28-24 win on Friday night at Goddard Field. “They came in here and played solid football like we expected them to do,” Rangers head coach O’Brien…


Cyclones set for first big road trip to Grainger

The Elizabethton Cyclones had to take a deep breath after Friday night’s bruising contest against the Daniel Boone Trailblazers as Coach Shawn Witten and his team managed to squeeze by the Blazers in a battle that took the full 48 minutes to determine the outcome. Elizabethton (2-1, 0-1) gets back…

Prep golf news

It has been a busy couple of weeks of action on area links for local prep golf teams as the season quickly winds down toward the District Tournament for each respective classification. The following is a look at how local teams have been fairing. Cyclone boys claim 2nd, girls 5th…

Annual ETCHA golf tournament slated

The East Tennessee Christian Home and Academy’s 17th annual golf tournament is fastly approaching and now is the time to make plans to come out for a fun day of golf and to help raise monies to assist with the operational expenses of the residential and educational programs that are provided to adolescent girls who can benefit from an enhancement of their life experience.


Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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