By Ray Hill Huey Long was, by almost all accounts, a brilliant lawyer. To whom did he turn when he needed a good lawyer? The answer would be John Holmes Overton of Alexandria. John H. Overton was a descendant of the famed John Overton of Tennessee, a contemporary of Andrew Jackson. Overton’s father Thomas was […]
By Ken Lay Two big innings propelled Hardin Valley Academy’s baseball team to a crucial District 4-AAA victory Wednesday night. The Hawks scored five innings in both the third and sixth frames and those big offensive outbursts were enough to net HVA a 10-1 win over Heritage at home. “I think the timing of the […]
Halls High's Sam Steffey outruns Central's Mohammed Bangura (4) in a District 3-AAA match Tuesday at Halls. Steffey scored a goal to lift the Red Devils to a 3-1 win in the annual battle for Black Oak Ridge bragging rights.
By Ken Lay Three unanswered second-half goals spelled victory for the Halls High School boys soccer team Tuesday night in the Black Oak Ridge rivalry. The Red Devils overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit and notched a 3-1 victory over Central at the Halls soccer field. The win also helped Halls clinch second place in the […]
By Steve Williams The story of Baylee Williams’ softball career could be inspiring and motivating for some young and small players taking up the game. “I was maybe 7 years old when I first started playing and probably the smallest on every team,” said Williams. “Just an average player, then all of a sudden I […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]