By Steve Williams The story of Baylee Williams’ softball career could be inspiring and motivating for some young and small players taking up the game. “I was maybe 7 years old when I first started playing and probably the smallest on every team,” said Williams. “Just an average player, then all of a sudden I […]
Catholic High senior Johnathan Chavez (right) could be a big point-getter for the Fighting Irish in this week’s KIL track and field meet at Hardin Valley. Chavez has posted the top times in the Knoxville area for the boys’ 1600 and 3200-meter events this season. PHOTO BY LUTHER SIMMONS.
By Steve Williams Rebecca Story will be the top attraction at this week’s Knoxville Interscholastic League track and field meet. The Christian Academy of Knoxville sophomore is one of the nation’s top prep distance runners and posted a new state record in the 3200-meter event April 9 when she posted a time of 10 minutes, […]
By Ken Lay A little hard work paid big dividends for Christian Academy of Knoxville’s boys soccer team Thursday night. “This is a total team effort,” Warriors coach Jon Day said after his squad posted a dominating 3-0 victory over Farragut at CAK. “These boys have been working really hard in training and tonight, we […]
By Ralphine Major Her name can be spelled backwards and still be correct. That is no problem for Hannah, who can spell a ton of other words besides her name. Hannah, a fourth grader, won the spelling bee at Gibbs Elementary School this year by correctly spelling “montage!” Her win should not have been a […]
Carter High's Shelby Reynolds with her dad, Jeremy Reynolds, and grandfather Darrell Haun last week in Greeneville, where she placed second in the Class A-AA East sectional pentathlon to qualify for the state pentathlon later this month at TSSAA's Spring Fling.
By Steve Williams Shelby Reynolds is no longer on the comeback trail. She’s on the Road to Murfreesboro and the Spring Fling. The versatile Carter High School senior, who missed most of her junior season in track and field because of foot surgery, took second place in the Class A-AA East sectional pentathlon last week […]
By Mike Steely “People don’t think about rabies anymore but if you get bit and you’re not treated and you have rabies you are going to die,” said Ronnie Nease, Environmental Health Director for the Knox County Health Department. Nease told The Focus last week that there have been five reported cases of rabies in […]
During the first full week of May each year, Goodwill agencies and community partners across the United States and Canada celebrate National Goodwill Week. During May 1 through 7, Goodwill Industries-Knoxville will be sharing their mission and celebrating their successes through local events and promotions, including Goodwill’s annual Job and Resource Fairs, as well as […]
Treat Mom to a delicious buffet at one of eight Tennessee State Park Restaurants From a delicious meal at one of Tennessee State Parks’ eight restaurants to an enjoyable nature hike, give Mom a gift she will always treasure. Mother’s Day is slated for Sunday, May 8, and Tennessee State Parks are offering special buffets, […]
Six special needs children to receive adaptive tricycles at the tournament Variety of Eastern Tennessee is proud to announce that on Monday, May 2, it will be hosting its annual golf tournament at Willow Creek Golf Club. Butch Jones, the University of Tennessee football coach, will be on the course with the participating teams at […]
Knox County Public Library is pleased to present Reverend Christopher R. Battle, Sr., Tabernacle Baptist Church and Chris Woodhull, former Knoxville City Councilman, for a discussion of “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates at noon on Wednesday, May 4 in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium, 601 South Gay Street, in this month’s […]