KIL spotlight will shine on CAK’s Story and Halls’ Patterson

Catholic High senior Johnathan Chavez (right) could be a big point-getter for the Fighting Irish in this week’s KIL track and field meet at Hardin Valley. Chavez has posted the top times in the Knoxville area for the boys’ 1600 and 3200-meter events this season. PHOTO BY LUTHER SIMMONS.

KIL spotlight will shine on CAK’s Story and Halls’ Patterson

By Steve Williams Rebecca Story will be the top attraction at this week’s Knoxville Interscholastic League track and field meet. The Christian Academy of Knoxville sophomore is one of the nation’s top prep distance runners and posted a new state record in the 3200-meter event April 9 when she posted a time of 10 minutes, […]

Hard work nets big win for Warriors 3-0

Hard work nets big win for Warriors 3-0

By Ken Lay A little hard work paid big dividends for Christian Academy of Knoxville’s boys soccer team Thursday night. “This is a total team effort,” Warriors coach Jon Day said after his squad posted a dominating 3-0 victory over Farragut at CAK. “These boys have been working really hard in training and tonight, we […]

H – A – N – N – A – H

H – A – N – N – A – H

By Ralphine Major Her name can be spelled backwards and still be correct.  That is no problem for Hannah, who can spell a ton of other words besides her name.  Hannah, a fourth grader, won the spelling bee at Gibbs Elementary School this year by correctly spelling “montage!”  Her win should not have been a […]

Reynolds, Carter pentathlete, makes first reservation for state

Carter High's Shelby Reynolds with her dad, Jeremy Reynolds, and grandfather Darrell Haun last week in Greeneville, where she placed second in the Class A-AA East sectional pentathlon to qualify for the state pentathlon later this month at TSSAA's Spring Fling.

Reynolds, Carter pentathlete, makes first reservation for state

By Steve Williams Shelby Reynolds is no longer on the comeback trail. She’s on the Road to Murfreesboro and the Spring Fling. The versatile Carter High School senior, who missed most of her junior season in track and field because of foot surgery, took second place in the Class A-AA East sectional pentathlon last week […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 25, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for April 25, 2016

Halls celebrates changes to outdoor classroom By Ken Lay   The Halls High School jazz band played some standards while the school and Halls Community had a celebration in the school’s outdoor classroom. There were games for the kids, ice cream and barbecue as Halls High had its annual celebration in the outdoor classroom Tuesday […]

Threats in Schools Are Serious

Threats in Schools Are Serious

By Steve Hunley Recently, there has been a rash of threats in our schools.  It seems like every passing day, someone has threatened to blow up a particular school or there is some other threat of serious violence.  Superintendent Jim McIntyre simply murmurs some vague reference to having “conversations” with parents and students.  My own […]

The Chalk Board for April 25, 2016

The Chalk Board for April 25, 2016

By Sally Absher McIntyre to Head Center for Educational Leadership KCS Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre, who will be stepping down from his $227,256 position in July, has been hired to head the Center for Educational Leadership at the University of Tennessee. He will begin his new job on August 1, with a three year contract […]

Hello Beautiful Boutique opens on Emory Road

Hello Beautiful Boutique opens on Emory Road

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We carry the best in basic boutique fashion and specialize in brands like Intro, UMGE, Jodifl and Pol,” said Hello Beautiful Boutique’s Haley Arroyo. Haley and her mother Heather opened the new fashion shop at 113 E Emory Road in early April and offer daily specials. The shop is open Monday […]