Central girls excited about state soccer debut

Central goalkeeper Ashton Blair makes a free kick in the Lady Bobcats' State Sectional win over Seymour Oct. 26 at CHS.

Central girls excited about state soccer debut

By Steve Williams   The Knoxville Central girls’ soccer team this week will be going to where the Lady Bobcats have never been – the TSSAA state tournament! “It’s very exciting for us,” said Head Coach Bill Mize. Central earned its first Class AA state berth by defeating Seymour 4-3 on penalty kicks Saturday, Oct. […]

CAK holds off Webb’s fourth-quarter rally, prevails 24-14

CAK holds off Webb’s fourth-quarter rally, prevails 24-14

  By Bill Howard For three quarters Friday night, Christian Academy of Knoxville outplayed visiting Webb School of Knoxville, and it appeared the Warriors would cruise to a comfortable win. On the first play of the fourth quarter, kicker Zander Tonkin’s 43-yard field goal gave CAK a seemingly safe 17-0 lead. Barely six minutes later, […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 28, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for October 28, 2019

Fulmer addresses annual 365 Days of Hope event UT Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer spoke Thursday to the Catholic Charities of East Tennessee annual luncheon “365 Days of Hope” at The Press Room on Broadway and talked about the university’s sports program and his support for the Children’s Emergency Shelter. A large crowd of business and […]

Innovatin’ Indya

Innovatin’ Indya

By Steve Hunley Lord have mercy! Mayoral candidate Indya Kincannon has just let go of a press release announcing, if elected, she will create an Office of Innovation. Don’t you reckon it’s finally time somebody thought of that? I suppose it would not be nice to point out then-superintendent of schools Jim McIntyre did the […]

Tennessee’s Hermitage District, V

Tennessee’s Hermitage District, V

By Ray Hill It was hardly surprising Joseph W. Byrns, Jr. had been elected to Congress from Tennessee’s “Hermitage District”, site of General Andrew Jackson’s plantation home.  The district had been represented for twenty-eight years by Joseph W. Byrns, father of the current congressman in 1939.  The elder Byrns had come up through the ranks […]

South-Doyle is the new ‘raining’ Region 2-5A champion

PHOTO BY SHELLEY JOHNSON With the rain pouring down, South-Doyle's Elijah Young takes off on one of his five touchdown dashes in the Cherokees' 38-10 win over Central Friday night.

South-Doyle is the new ‘raining’ Region 2-5A champion

By Steve Williams Central’s highly regarded football team had a tough time holding on to the football in the rainy conditions at Billy K. Nicely Stadium in South Knoxville Friday night. But the Bobcats had an even tougher time getting a hold of Elijah Young. The tough, quick and elusive star running back for South-Doyle, […]

Powell rallies, beats Oak Ridge 27-21

PHOTO BY TRACY HEARD Colton Webb, Powell senior defensive end, is double teamed as he tries to break through and get to the Oak Ridge quarterback. The Panthers rallied in the fourth quarter to win 27-21 and wrap up the Region 3-5A regular season title.

Powell rallies, beats Oak Ridge 27-21

By Alex Norman The undefeated Powell Panthers entered last Thursday night’s game against Oak Ridge knowing that with a win, they’d capture a region championship.  It wasn’t easy and took 20 unanswered points against a game Oak Ridge squad to do it, but the Panthers survived 27-21. “It’s huge,” said Powell head coach Matt Lowe. […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 21, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for October 21, 2019

Pension suit delayed until December 19 By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville attorney John P. Valliant has apparently been hired by Mayor Glenn Jacobs to represent the county in the class action suit against the county in the Retirement and Pension Board case. The suit was filed on September 10 and the county given 30 days […]