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Elaina: Why I Love Volleyball

I love volleyball because it is a very fast pace game. It requires a ton of focus and speed. Another reason is because it is a mental sport and a team sport. These two go hand in had because you have to rely on your teammates a ton in this game and if one person…

The End of an Era

In August of 2010, we walked into a new elementary school for the first time, in our new town, having only lived here for a couple of weeks. Today, the last day of this school year, our youngest will walk out of that school for the last time. After 11 straight years of having a…

5.14.22 Kingsport Speedway Race Recap

Race day started early when Bobby, mom, and same age sister left the house shortly after 7am in the pouring rain. We had to turn back around shortly after leaving to get something we forgot, then stopped for gas, and continued on to the racetrack. We drove up Hwy 52, onto I-77 and I-81, then…

Why Our Kids go to Summer Camp

Our kids need time “unplugged.” Camp is an opportunity for a week in nature with no electronics. They can’t retreat on their screens. They learn and practice necessary and valuable face-to-face communication skills.

“If I win…”

My momma heart broke in that moment. With an ache inside of me, I did the mom thing and said “Bud, we’ll for sure race in Hickory. You just go out there and have fun tonight.”

Ayden: Why I Love Soccer

Why do I love soccer? I love soccer because I meet new people and make new friends. I love soccer because I’m competitive. I have been playing for 6 years. Someday I want to play professionally. My family has been very helpful in trying to achieve this goal. The position I play is sweeper. If…

4.23.22 Anderson Motor Speedway Race Weekend Recap

It was the first race of the 2022 Southeast Legends and Bandolero Tour. Bobby had never been to the track, but the guys at JW Motorsports had been, so they knew just how to get the #6 Keen Parts bandolero ready! It was a full weekend and Bobby was feeling excited to be able to…

Alex: Why I love Karate

I love karate. I am currently a junior blue belt. My favorite kata is H-pattern 2. Here are 5 reasons why I like karate. Fun FridaySparring TuesdayNinja course every last Thursday of the monthexercisemeeting new people and finding what they like.


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