Bobcats will represent Knoxville again in state finals

PHOTO BY JOHN VALENTINE A West running back has a hard time finding running room as he's surrounded by Central defenders (left to right) Isaiah Huff, Kalib Fortner, Malik Robinson, Eunique Valentine and Gabe Neubert. The Bobcats shut out the Rebels 10-0 Friday night to advance to the BlueCross Bowl state finals for the third year in a row.

Bobcats will represent Knoxville again in state finals

By Steve Williams Central is the one still standing. In a knockdown, drag out football slobber knocker worthy to be played on Joel Helton Field, the Bobcats walked away with a 10-0 victory over the West Rebels in the TSSAA Class 5A semifinals Friday night. It was the last battle of Knoxville’s own Final Four. […]

Lady Wolves overcome deficit to down Farragut 32-27

West Valley’s Ellie Hoffecker (23) grabs a rebound over Farragut’s Hannah Enderson (3) in last week’s game between the two West Knox County rivals. The Lady Wolves edged the Lady Admirals 32-27. Photo by Ken Lay.

Lady Wolves overcome deficit to down Farragut 32-27

By Ken Lay Josh Ballard says he relishes the chance to play rivalry games against Farragut. “It’s always good to play games against quality teams like this,” said Ballard, West Valley Middle School’s girls basketball coach. “In these rivalry games, you just never know what you’re going to get.” What Ballard and the Lady Wolves […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 25, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for November 25, 2019

Chickens, microbreweries discussed by county commission By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The regular meeting of the Knox County Commission and their zoning meeting lasted from 5 p.m. until well after 9 p.m. last week. The members, with Commissioner Evelyn Gill absent, ran the gamut of 46 agenda items, including discussions on everything from a […]

The Story Behind the Story

The Story Behind the Story

By Steve Hunley The Gannett newspapers are heralding the “bipartisan” effort to repeal the signature legislation pushed by Governor Bill Lee and approved by the Tennessee General Assembly – – – the Educational Savings Accounts.  Bo Mitchell, a liberal Nashville Democrat, has filed a bill to repeal the ESA legislation in the next session of […]

Three Concept Plans Proposed at Science Museum Meeting

Three Concept Plans Proposed at Science Museum Meeting

By Amy Box Fellhoelter More than forty people ventured out last Thursday night to the City-County Building to watch a presentation about three unique concept plans envisioning what the proposed Knoxville Science Museum might resemble. On Nov. 21, in the small assembly room of the building, BarberMcMurry Architects Executive Vice President and COO Kelly Headden […]

Tennessee’s Hermitage District, IX

Tennessee’s Hermitage District, IX

By Ray Hill The very idea that anything but a Democrat could represent Tennessee’s Hermitage District in Congress seemed not only outlandish, but utterly unthinkable. The Fifth Congressional district of Tennessee was known as “the Hermitage District” because it contained the home of the founder of the Democratic Party, General Andrew Jackson. Congressman Joseph W. […]

West avenges loss to Powell, gets Central next

PHOTO BY TRACY HEARD. West's Isaiah Mattress gets a block from his offense line as he carries the ball against Powell in their Class 5A quarterfinal rematch Friday night in the Jungle. Trying to fight off the block is the Panthers' Cannon Lusby (32). The Rebels came out on top this time 31-14.

West avenges loss to Powell, gets Central next

By Ken Lay West High School avenged its lone loss of the 2019 football season Friday night and the victory has landed the Rebels in the Class 5A semifinals. The Rebels were simply dominant as they ran past previously undefeated Powell 31-14 on a chilly and misty night at Scarbro Stadium. West picked up some […]

Central edges South-Doyle 20-16 in playoff thriller

Central edges South-Doyle 20-16 in playoff thriller

By Steve Williams It could go down as one of the classics in TSSAA playoff history. Both Central and South-Doyle eyed victory in a see-saw fourth quarter battle before the Bobcats nailed down a 20-16 win in the closing minutes of the Class 5A quarterfinal thriller Friday night at Billy K. Nicely Stadium. Makhi Anderson’s […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 18, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for November 18, 2019

Clayton Science Center plans to be presented By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The proposed Knoxville Science Museum for the grounds of the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum was contingent on the city acquiring another location for the police department. The current police headquarters sits atop the hill above the auditorium and, as it looks […]