Author: Wade Littleton / Sports Editor Source: The Rogersville Review
ROGERSVILLE --- The Tractor Pull is a staple of country life in Hawkins County. Many know the lawn tractor as the lifesaver to hours of lawn mowing with a push mower. The lawn tractor is the savior to many teenagers who gets to mow many yards instead of just one and make money in the process. Lakeview Volunteer Fire Department, along with many other organizations in East Tennessee, have periodic tractor pulling competitions in their areas. At Lakeview, their turn is on the third Saturday of each month during the summer. Saturday, an old baseball diamond on the property of the old Lakeview Elementary School served as the grounds where lawn tractors of many shapes, colors and sizes pulled the giant weight. When the competition first started, it was a hot evening with the sun sweltering on the grounds. Thanks to the tall pine trees near the start line, their shade would help the crowd and the competitors to cool off. As one tractor would pull the weight, another farm tractor would follow in reverse to pull the weight back to the start line for the next contestant. Competitors start as young as three years of age. They participate upon signing of an insurance waiver and a responsible adult, usually a parent or grandparent, walking alongside while they are pulling. The fire department sold concessions, which helped their budget. A 50-50 drawing was held to give away a cash prize. Children played nearby while others had their own rooting sessions.All who came had a reason to come, but it is safe to say that all had a good time. What a way to spend a Saturday evening. Here are the results of the Third Saturday Tractor Pull at Lakeview Volunteer Fire Department: 900 lb. Kids: 1. Tyler Hopson; 2. Nick Moore; 3. William Garcia. 900 lb. Kids Twin: 1. Chloe Good; 2. Bubba Grimm; 3. Alex Posey. 18 Modified: No results available Pro Altered Single: 1. Joe Rose; 2. Nick Gilreath; 3. Jeff Wright. Pro Altered Twin: No results available 900 lb. Adult Single 10HP - 14HP (9 bolt): 1. Jim Lowery; 2. Travis Cobble; 3. Benny Mayes. 900 lb. Adult Boxer: 1. Joe Young; 2. Greg Hayes; 3. Michael Hayes. 900 lb. Adult Single 16 HP: 1. Henry Jarnigan; 2. Ricky Harville; 3. J. D. Dyer. 900 lb. Adult Twin & Single 18 HP: 1. Jim Lowery; 2. Rockey Parks; 3.Travis Cobble. 900 lb. Adult Twin 20HP - 25HP: 1. Sherry Dyer; 2. Ricky Harville; 3. Jody Posey. 1050 lb. Kids Single: 1. Nick Moore; 2. Tyler Hopson; 3. Jasmine Ramirez. 1050 lb. Kids Twin: 1. Chloe Good; 2. Alex Posey; 3. Bubba Grimm. 1050 lb. Adult Single 10HP - 14HP (9 bolt): 1. Joe Rose; 2. Travis Cobble; 3. Rhonda Good. 1050 lb. Adult Boxer: 1. Joe Young; 2. Michael Hayes; 3. Greg Hayes. 1050 lb. Adult Single 16HP: 1. Mike Reed; 2. Cliff Yelvington; 3. Jim Lowery. 1050 lb. Adult Twin & Single 18HP: 1. Rockey Parks; 2. Crystal Hayes; 3. Harold Solomon. 1050 lb. Adult Twin 20HP - 25HP: 1. Harold Solomon 2. Ricky Harville 3. Jody Posey.
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