Boro bound for this week’s Spring Fling

Bearden High's Jacob Sobota will be doing a lot of long jumping this week as he competes in the state decathlon and track and field meet at MTSU. The TSSAA's weeklong Spring Fling, which also includes baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, starts today and continues through Friday in Murfreesboro. PHOTO BY LUTHER SIMMONS

Boro bound for this week’s Spring Fling

By Steve Williams It’s time for the TSSAA’s annual Spring Fling. Action starts today at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro with state competition in the girls’ pentathlon and boys’ decathlon. Several local area teams and individuals also will be competing for state honors through Friday in baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and track and field. […]

Dressing up for history

Dressing up for history

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you attend the State of Franklin Day at James White Fort this Saturday you may find characters there representing East Tennessee and Knoxville’s early days. The costumed actors are part of a group called Tennesseans For Living History and you’ll find them here and there around our region in different […]

The New Deal in Tennessee I

The New Deal in Tennessee I

By Ray Hill “I have got no horse no autmobel and no nothing to ride can you pleas if possible fix for me to get some help some way can you fix for me some way so my family will not purish.” So wrote a man from Newcomb, Tennessee to Congressman J. Will Taylor on […]

Catholic loads up for another run at a state track title

The 4x200 relay team, all sophomores, helped Austin-East get off to a fast start in the East Sectional meet at CAK Thursday. The Roadrunners (from left) are Jahson Jackson, KaJuan Hale, Martest Forbes and Coby Colquitt. Photo by Steve Williams.

Catholic loads up for another run at a state track title

By Steve Williams Knoxville Catholic started the 2015-16 school year with a state championship in cross country last fall. The Irishmen would like to end it with a Class A-AA title in outdoor track and field this week at the TSSAA Spring Fling in Murfreesboro. After state qualifying was completed in the East sectional meet […]

Powell High field first to get new turf

Powell High field first to get new turf

By Steve Williams The Jungle never looked better. That’s where the Powell Panthers play and their new artificial turf is ready for use. Powell is the first of 13 Knox County high schools getting artificial turf over a three-year period, thanks to a $10 million gift from the Haslam family, Pilot and Pilot Flying J. […]

Farragut blows past Hurricanes 13-0 to reach state tourney

Farragut senior Dylan Pacifico threw two shutouts last week to propel the Admirals to the State Tournament last week. He tossed a complete game against Karns in the region semifinals and combined with John Painter for a one-hitter against Morristown East Friday. Photo by Dan Andrews.

Farragut blows past Hurricanes 13-0 to reach state tourney

By Ken Lay For much of the 2016 postseason the Farragut High School baseball team has endured its share of offensive struggles. But the Admirals (37-6) saw their bats awaken a bit in a comeback win against Powell in the Region 2-AAA Championship Game. There, Farragut scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh […]

Farragut comes alive late to win region

Farragut High School's baseball team celebrates a regional championship Wednesday night. The Admirals notched a 6-5 win over Powell when they scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Photo by Dan Andrews.

Farragut comes alive late to win region

By Ken Lay Farragut High School baseball coach Matt Buckner watched his team struggle for six innings in the Region 2-AAA Championship game Wednesday night while Powell High saw things fall perfectly into place. But the bottom of the seventh was a different story as the Admirals overcame a 5-1 deficit to nab a comeback […]

City Council may change meeting times

City Council may change meeting times

By Mike Steely One of the things to come out of the recent retreat of members of the Knoxville City Council members is the idea of meeting earlier than the current 7 p.m. sessions. The council meets twice each month and the idea appears to be aimed at drawing more citizens. Councilman Mark Campen told […]

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