By Steve Williams The King’s Academy softball team was on the brink of elimination. With the scored tied and one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Friendship Christian had the winning run on third base and its clean-up batter at the plate in the Division II-A softball finals May 27. If that run […]
By Ken Lay SEYMOUR – For the first time in its program’s five-year history, the Seymour High School girls lacrosse team has an-all state player. That honor recently went to sophomore attacker Ryann Doyle. She was named to the squad by the coaches in the Tennessee Girls Lacrosse Association. Doyle, who scored 92 goals and […]
By Steve Williams Knoxville high school baseball has spoiled us in the new millennium. In fact, you have to go back to 2000 to find the last spring Knox County didn’t have a team in any of the TSSAA finals. Grace Christian Academy kept the string of 16 years intact by finishing runner-up in Class […]
By Ralphine Major It was a backyard gathering at a place I had never been before. I could hear the children’s laughter as they ran and played. Folks were sitting in lawn chairs under a big shade tree. I imagined that it was a scene much like in the day of the Nicholas Gibbs family. […]
CASA Volunteers, H.A.B.I.T. Dogs Sworn In By David Klein Tuesday morning at Knox County Juvenile Court, Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Irwin swore in ten CASA volunteers and eight H.A.B.I.T. service dogs with seven handlers for an oath of service to assist children affected by abuse and neglect. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of EAST Tennessee) […]
By Steve Williams The four senior members of Seymour’s softball team did not win a game in the Class AAA state tournament as their high school careers came to an end last week in Murfreesboro, but they didn’t go home empty handed. They got their diplomas. Instead of walking across the stage at LeConte Center […]
By Ray Hill Tennessee’s delegation in Congress in 1932 was effective and able; it would make a big difference in providing jobs for desperate Tennesseans, as well as flooding the state with projects and improvements. Congressman Joseph W. Byrns of Nashville was well on his way to his eventual rise to become Speaker of the […]
Knoxville Catholic's boys track and field team with medals and awards after capturing the school's first-ever Class A-AA state championship Friday at MTSU. From left to right: Jake Renfree, Amari Rodgers, Jake Poczobut, Head Coach Sean O'Neil, Alec Connolly, William Doktycz, Johnathan Chavez, Georde Goodwyn, Ethan Tornstrom.
By Steve Williams Four-time winner Rebecca Story and Catholic’s boys team led Knoxville-area participants in the TSSAA state track and field meet last week at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. Story, the Christian Academy of Knoxville sophomore who is one of the nation’s top prep distance runners, for starters brought the Lady Warriors from […]
By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org Two distinguished Knoxville businessman may be honored soon with the renaming of two streets. One of the men is a living legend in the African American community and the other was a well-respected merchant and leader of the Pond Gap neighborhood. Both street name changes were suggested by two current community […]
Bearden junior Jacob Sobota, with Coach Patty Tracy Thewes, after finishing second in the Class AAA state decathlon.
By Steve Williams Jacob Sobota of Bearden High was one event away from being the 2016 Class AAA state decathlon champion last Tuesday but had to settle for second place. It wasn’t for a lack of determination, however, noted Coach Patty Tracy Thewes. Rhea County’s Chase Sholl ran the final event, the 1500-meter run, in […]