Stanford dominates national rankings for women

Stanford dominates national rankings for women

  Editor’s note: Knoxville Focus sportswriter Steve Williams originated the National Collegiate All-Sports Rankings for men in 1971 and added the women’s rankings in 1985. Both were recognized as measuring sticks for the nation’s best overall athletics programs for years.   By Steve Williams Stanford was a runaway winner if there ever was one in […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 31, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for July 31, 2017

School system is serious about safety   By Pete Gawda Knox County Schools mean business when it comes to the safety of students. That fact was apparent at a school safety press conference held Thursday morning at South-Doyle Middle School in preparation for the start of school on August 7. Superintendent of Schools Bob Thomas, […]

Alvin Frye gave 93 years to family, community

Alvin Frye gave 93 years to family, community

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The city lost an icon, a leader and beloved senior citizen July 22 when Fountain City’s Alvin Glenn Frye passed away at 93. Alvin Frye was a Navy veteran of both WWI and the Korean War. He was an active member of the Fountain City Lions Club, Knoxville Rotary Club and […]

Two teachers behind Frankie Housley honors

Two teachers behind Frankie Housley honors

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The efforts of two teachers and their students led to recognizing a Knoxville hero recently with the dedication of the Mary Francis (Frankie) Housley Bridge just below Gresham Middle School in Fountain City. The Holbrook Drive bridge was named in honor of the Central High School graduate who became an airline […]

When Two Congressmen Collide, III

When Two Congressmen Collide, III

By Ray Hill Tennessee Congressman Ewin L. Davis, a veteran of fourteen years, had lost his seat to freshman legislator J. Ridley Mitchell in the 1932 Democratic primary.  Mitchell’s district had been dismembered by the Tennessee General Assembly causing Mitchell to move from Crossville to Cookeville.  Mitchell, remaining the underdog for most of the campaign, […]

Halls introduces new hoops coaches to community

Halls introduces new hoops coaches to community

By Ken Lay Jonathan Smith and Tom Poisal made their first public appearances as Halls High School basketball coaches recently. Both were introduced to fans, players, parents and to the community on Monday, July 24 at a meet and greet at the school. Both replace Randy Moore, who coached both the Red Devils and Lady […]

“History Hound” Dog Costume Contest

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | Krutch Park in Downtown Knoxville 9:30 a.m.   Registration 10:15 a.m.  Judging   Have a blast with the past at the East Tennessee History Fair!  The “History Hound” Dog Costume Contest is a feature event of the 10th Annual East Tennessee History Fair being held on Saturday, August 19.  Bring your […]

NFF to honor Manning with on-campus salute at UT-Georgia game

Tennessee football legend Peyton Manning will be honored by the National Football Foundation (NFF) during halftime of the Volunteers home game against Georgia on Sept. 30 at Neyland Stadium. The midfield ceremony will serve as the NFF’s official “On-Campus Salute” of Manning’s selection to the College Football Hall of Fame. The NFF announced Manning as […]

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