Elizabethton Airport manager Dan Cogan was among the first people to call 911 for help.“I’ve had an airplane run off the runway. I need you to roll everything you can,” Cogan said, per WWLP. Related News Dale Earnhardt Jr., wife, daughter ‘safe’ after plane crash in Tennessee Another caller witnessed the passengers and pilots emerging from the plane.“There’s somebody getting out. They’re trying to get out now,” she said. “Five people and a dog.”The radio traffic between first-responders dispatched to the scene was also released.”We’ve got fire coming out of manholes. We’ve got 1,000 gallons on fuel on the plane,” one man said. “Go ahead and get EMA (Emergency Management Agency) en route up here.”Since the airport is about 15 miles from Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR thanked the first responders by offering them free tickets to this weekend’s races.We had a great time with our first responder family at the BMS night race! A big thank you to NASCAR for giving us and all the agencies that responded to Dale Jr.’s plane crash free tickets! pic.twitter.com/xEgZqFwT8v— Carter County SO (@CarterTNSheriff) August 18, 2019″We had a great time with our first responder family at the BMS night race!” the Carter County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office posted Saturday on Twitter. “A big thank you to NASCAR for giving us and all the agencies that responded to Dale Jr.’s plane crash free tickets!”Earnhardt was reportedly taken to Johnson City Medical Center due to what was described as “cuts and abrasions” but was eventually released. NBC Sports issued a statement later Thursday confirming Earnhardt will take some time off to recover.”We’re incredibly grateful that Dale, his wife Amy, daughter Isla, and the two pilots are safe following today’s accident,” the statement read. “After being discharged from the hospital, we communicated with Dale and his team, and we’re all in agreement that he should take this weekend off to be with his family. We look forward to having him back in the booth next month at Darlington.”The cause of the crash is still being investigated. The recordings of the 911 calls made after a private plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family crashed have been released, and they’re as alarming as you’d expect.A plane carrying the retired NASCAR driver, his wife Amy and their daughter Isla went down near Bristol last Thursday, but the family and their two pilots were miraculously unharmed after the incident. NASCAR world reacts to Dale Earnhardt Jr., family surviving plane crash
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If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Caldwell, home Sept. 18 At Bluestem at Sedan Cheney, home at West Elk at CV-Dexter Med. Lodge, home at Pretty Prairie South Barber, home at Norwich Norwich, home Sedan at Argonia Oct. 16 at Udall by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Ten things to know about the upcoming football season in Sumner Countyâ€¦1. The season scheduleâ€¦ It starts tomorrow. The preseason hype is over. And there are questions galore.Conway Springs will be taking to the field at Bluestem with one of its youngest lineups in years. By the same token Argonia-Attica host Sedan hoping to replicate last yearâ€™s magical season. Belle Plaine hopes to get off the snide at Medicine Lodge. Oxford is at South Haven – two teams with plenty of questions. Caldwell is traveling to Central-Burden with a few worries of its own.Here is the full schedule for 2015â€¦ at Central-Burden Caldwell at Argonia Douglass, home Oct. 2 at Independent at South Barber Udall at South Haven At CV-Dexter at Central OXFORD at South Haven Oct. 30 Flinthills at W. Trinity at Douglass Garden Plain, home at South Haven Sept. 25 at C. Springs 2. Letâ€™s start with Conway Springs â€¦Throughout the 21st Century, Sumner County football fans have seen more than their fair share of great football.We all know about Wellingtonâ€™s state championship runs in the early 2000s. There was South Haven that had a state championship run in 2008 and annually played deep into the eight-man playoffs when David Hughes was at the helm. Last season, it was Argonia-Attica making headlines by rolling to the state championship game in only its second year in existence!But, if there is one program that defines football excellence and stability in Sumner County, it would be Conway Springs. The Cardinals have seven of those state championship trophies placed majestically in the commons at its high school starting with the first one in 1998.But even a well established program like Conway Springs, can become vulnerable, and there are a few questions going into the 2015 season.3. Third in league?â€¦Every preseason, in Class 3A it is usually the same teams hyped at the top: Conway Springs, Silver Lake, Scott City, Rossville, Beloitâ€¦But in 2015, the Cardinals are not getting as much preseason respect as in years past. Both the Wichita Eagle and K-Preps polls have then listed as â€œothersâ€ in the Class 3A poll. And then the Eagle pulled the double whammy by picking Conway Springs to finish third in the Central Plains League – behind two other â€œCâ€ lettered teams â€” Cheney and Chaparral – not to mention Garden Plain getting a healthy fourth place not.4. The season aheadâ€¦Last season, Conway Springs was 8-0 and humming right along when it was stunned by Chaparral in the final regular season game 27-19. The Cards then were eliminated by Wichita Collegiate in the first round of the playoffs, making for a quicker than expected exit.Â In order for Conway Springs to return to former glory there are some big holes to fill especially on offense.The roster is smaller with 45 players out and just eight seniors and seven juniors.At the top of the list is Conway Springs lack of experience at its prized position – running back.Conway Springs lost its two top two running backs, Luke Fisher and Travis Wood. Fisher was a workhorse getting 1,596 yards while Travis Wood had 906 yards. It seems like forever since there was no Wood on the roster. But in 2005 Conway Springs has no Wood.5. A team of youthâ€¦Conway Springs will be running Colton Trehune as quarterback with Ben Pauly and Jacob Winter sharing duties at running back. Pauly has experience in the backfield getting 345 rushing yards in 2014.Conway Springs coach Matt Bieler hinted that there would be multiple backs in the backfield this season and no real featured back.Josh Dugan, a quarterback last season, is being moved to tight end. Gunnar Denney and Lucas Shaffer are also slated to be the wide receivers.The offensive line looks hungry and has experience. Wes Hullinger; the son of Gregg Hullinger, a Wellington High School graduate; will anchor the line as a 270 pound senior. Other potential starters include Skyler Kunz, Wyatt Botkin, Matthew Lange and Blake Biles.6. Meanwhile in Belle Plaineâ€¦Belle Plaine is currently strapped with a 19-game losing streak and is hoping that streak will end soon.The Dragons are traveling to Medicine Lodge this Friday to open the season and this is as good as chance as any to get in the victory column.Jason Jinkens, in his third year as Belle Plaine head coach, said the numbers are up this season and the practices have been more competitive. Cheyenne McClennan, a 6-0, 170 pound, senior and Trevor Lawless, a 5-2, 125, sr. will be the leading running backs.2015 Argonia-Attica team has 25 players out this season.7. State championship bound?â€¦Weâ€™ve said this before but it is worth repeating. The experiment of combining Argonia and Atticaâ€™s football program has been a huge success.The Titans were under the radar all last season. But that luxury is over. A&A is slated at No. 2 in the eight-man division II ranks one spot below Victoria in both K-Preps and the Wichita Eagle, which incidentally beat the Titans in the state championship game in November.8. A&A and its intimidating lineupâ€¦Co-coaches Lance Vandeveer and Luke Greenwood have a solid foundation returning from last seasonâ€™s 12-1 team. At the top of the list is Alec McDaniel, a 5-9 155 pound speed demon, who passed for 1,707 yards and 33 touchdowns, not to mention rushing for 1,546 yards and 35 touchdowns.But A&A has some holes to fill. The Titans have four returning offensive players and three defensive starters returning. Those starters include: Devon Newberry as running back; Troy Francis as offensive line, Aaron Harsh as tight end, Kolten Koerner as tight end, Seth Hemberger as running back and Brady Ricke as running back.A&A has 11 seniors with three juniors, three sophomore and eight freshmen.â€œEach team is different every year,â€ said Luke Greenwood, co-head coach at A&A. â€œThis team will have to have some leaders step up. We have high hopes and high expectations for this season.â€9. Caldwell reworkingâ€¦The Bluejays have three returning starters on both offense and defense and they are all two-way starters. Colten Ward is a quarterback/running back and defensive back. Kyle Bruey is running back and tight end and linebacker. Ross Kuehny is an offensive lineman and defensive end/linebacker.Overall, the Bluejays have 16 players out and only two 200 pounders.â€œThis season is going to be different for our team due to graduation,â€ said Sean Blosser, fifth year head coach. â€œWe are excited to watch the players that provided us with depth in the past step up and play a larger role on the team.â€10. Oxford and South Havenâ€¦Both Sumner County teams square off this Friday with a lot of uncertainty.Oxford is slated to finish seventh in the SCBL.â€œWe will be young this year, but due to injuries several players got quality time last year,â€ said Sean Burkes, seventh year head coach.In South Haven, Cody Wolf takes over the helm as the third head coach in three seasons.The team is predicted to finish ninth after sporting a 2-7 record in 2014.Follow us on Twitter. Sept. 11 BELLE PLAINE CV-Dexter, home Oct. 23 at Norwich at Bluestem A&A at Argonia Belle Plaine, home at CV-Dexter Garden Plain, home ARGONIA-ATTICA Sept. 4 At Pratt Skyline Argonia-Attica, home Central-Burden, home Udall, home at West Elk Pretty Prairie at Attica Central at Argonia
“He is just envious because he’s already retired. We’re still active and have a crown,” Pacquiao told The Manila Times. “I’m not thinking about that yet. I’m concerned first and foremost about our countrymen. No retirement [plans] yet. I’m still training, God is good.”With the majority of sporting events currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pacquiao – who is also a senator in the Philippines government – is focused on helping his country’s people during the crisis. “I’m concerned first and foremost about our countrymen and about how to resolve this [coronavirus] pandemic,” he added. “I don’t have anything against him, but it’s not me. It’s sad that you hear guys say, ‘I want to fight Manny Pacquiao.’ But Manny Pacquiao is 41 now. Don’t chase him. You young guys chase each other. Stop chasing this old man. If the opportunity presents itself, go out and do what you got to do,” Mayweather told Fight Hype. “Let Manny Pacquiao pick and choose who he wants to fight. With everything he’s accomplished, hopefully, he’s made some smart investments.”MORE: Mike Tyson’s first opponent in comeback fight may have been revealedHowever, Pacquiao has little regard for Mayweather’s comments, claiming the 43-year-old, who last fought in 2017 against UFC star Conor McGregor, wishes he was still fighting. Manny Pacquiao suggested Floyd Mayweather Jr. is jealous of his prolonged career after the American labelled the veteran welterweight an “old man.”Mayweather was critical of younger fighters “chasing” a bout with 41-year-old Pacquiao, who won his most recent fight against the previously-undefeated Keith Thurman to claim the WBA super welterweight title last July.