Farragut wins in OT, will practice on Thanksgiving Day

Farragut quarterback Adam Fulton (19) prepares to throw while being chased by Ooltewah's Jaylin Rogers. Fulton overcame a shaky start and threw four touchdown passes as the Admirals prevailed in double overtime. Photo by JJ Spears.

Farragut wins in OT, will practice on Thanksgiving Day

By Ken Lay When Tennessee high school football coaches begin preseason workouts on those hot days in mid-July, most tell their respective teams that they would like to still be practicing on Thanksgiving Day. That’s an opportunity that Farragut High School will get in 2016. “We’re going to practice on Thanksgiving Day,” Admirals coach Eddie […]

Bobcats run past Fulton 20-6 and into state semifinals

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND/ FUL.COM Confetti falls on Central High fans and band members during the football game's opening kickoff Friday night at Dan Y. Boring Stadium. Fulton also fell 20-6 in the Class 4A state quarterfinal game.

Bobcats run past Fulton 20-6 and into state semifinals

By Steve Williams It’s Central’s turn to win a Class 4A state championship for Knoxville. Catholic did it last season and Fulton the three years before that. Even Greeneville, just a little ways up the road in Region 1, captured the 4A title in 2010 and 2011. Can the Bobcats keep the streak going? They […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 14, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for November 14, 2016

Beer sales near churches resolution delayed By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What seemed to be a foregone conclusion to drop the current 300 feet required between churches and beer retailers saw some church opposition Tuesday night. The Knoxville City Council heard Jack Wallace and Carlos Harmon of Oakwood Baptist and Doug Stauffer of Antioch Baptist speak […]

President Trump

President Trump

By Steve Hunley When Donald Trump first announced his intention to seek the Republican presidential nomination, his declaration was greeted with little enthusiasm from many GOP regulars and a collective giggle from the ruling elite and the mainstream media. Just last week, Donald J. Trump won arguably the biggest upset in the history of our […]

Take a Tasty Walk with East TN Tours

Take a Tasty Walk with East TN Tours

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Take a Tasty Walk with East TN Tours Want a tasty walking tour of downtown Knoxville? How about dining your way along Gay Street or Market Square and discovering a bit of history along the way? If your walking shoes are ready and you’ve got a hearty appetite then Lauren Quinn’s […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Six

Senator Howard Baker, Part Six

By Ray Hill Although Howard Baker had not been selected as Richard Nixon’s running mate in 1968, his political star continued to rise. Even as Howard Baker’s political fortunes rose, 1969 was a difficult year for the Baker family. Everett McKinley Dirksen was the last of his kind. A golden throated orator of a time […]

Central and Fulton will square off again in playoff rematch

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND/ FUL.COM Fulton's Zack Dobson pulls in a touchdown pass in the Falcons' Class 4A second-round victory over Catholic.

Central and Fulton will square off again in playoff rematch

By Steve Williams The lights will be brighter than ever on Broadway this Friday night. An unexpected rematch will pit Fulton at Central in the Battle of Broadway Part II. Many high school football fans had been expecting a Catholic vs. Greeneville showdown in the Class 4A quarterfinals this week. But the Falcons and Bobcats […]

New coach inherits veteran squad at Bearden

Gresham Middle School boys basketball coach Tom Poisal gives final instructions to the Gladiators before their game at Halls. Poisal, a teacher at Halls, was once the school's girls basketball coach. The Demons spoiled Poisal's homecoming with a 54-47 victory Thursday. Photo by Ken Lay.

New coach inherits veteran squad at Bearden

By Ken Lay Jeremy Parrott is a new face in the Bearden High School boys basketball program. Parrott, the former Cherokee High School head coach, was tapped to replace Mark Blevins, who resigned after last season, is one of a few newcomers in the program. “We’re excited,” said Parrott. “We’re a little things team. We […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 7, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for November 7, 2016

More than 80 units in Friday’s Veterans Day Parade   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The 91st annual Veterans Day Parade starts at 10:40 Friday from the Knoxville City Auditorium and Coliseum at 500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue and this year’s parade will include more than 80 organizations. Line up starts at 9 a.m. The route […]

An old rivalry starts anew

It's Halls on offense and Gibbs on defense in the championship game of the Knox Metro Youth Football League's NFC Junior Hopper division. Halls won 20-13 in what is sure to be one of many battles between the two rivals over the years.

An old rivalry starts anew

By Steve Williams Youngsters from Gibbs and Halls got their first taste of one of Knox County’s top football rivalries this season. And, yes, members of the two Junior Hopper division teams (ages 7-and-under) already know about the rivalry! “A big one,” answered Gibbs quarterback Clay Phillips when asked if there was a rivalry between […]