Talented Gresham players could boost CHS program

Talented Gresham players could boost CHS program

  By Steve Williams Andy Bolton was part of a great era in Central High baseball. Now he’s doing what he can to bring back more glory days on the diamond for his alma mater. His Gresham baseball team defeated South-Doyle 7-1 to capture the Knox County Middle School Junior Varsity championship at the Sports […]

Red Devils get back in win column with tournament victory

Red Devils get back in win column with tournament victory

  By Ken Lay If one word described Halls High School’s run through its District 3-AAA baseball schedule, the word would be ‘streaky,’ And the Red Devils didn’t head into the league’s postseason tournament playing their best ball but they did enough to right their ship temporarily Thursday night. “We kind of limped in here,” […]

Support the Superintendent’s Budget

Support the Superintendent’s Budget

By Steve Hunley The Knox County Board of Education will meet tonight to consider the budget recommended by the superintendent. The superintendent and his staff have reconfigured the budget after the board delayed the vote in the hope of “finding” more money and avoiding cuts to various programs. Having been a member of the board […]

Early voting as heavy as expected

Early voting as heavy as expected

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Republican Primary for Knox County Mayor and Sheriff drew twice as many early voters as four years ago and spurred what is expected to be about 50,000 to 60,000 voters at the end of all voting on Tuesday evening. Cliff Rogers, director of the election commission, told The Focus Thursday […]

Story enters last KIL meet with ‘bittersweet’ feelings

PHOTO BY LUTHER SIMMONS Kiyontae Warren of Austin-East posted the best time in the state this season as he won the 300-meter hurdles in the annual Volunteer Track Classic at UT. Warren will be one of the top attractions in the KIL meet Tuesday night at Hardin Valley Academy.

Story enters last KIL meet with ‘bittersweet’ feelings

By Steve Williams Rebecca Story’s high school days are counting down. So where does her last KIL track meet fit in it all? “I am really excited to be graduating,” replied Story, one of the TSSAA’s greatest ever distance runners, when asked to describe her feelings last week. “I have had an incredible five years […]

KOC recognized for taking care of our student-athletes

KOC recognized for taking care of our student-athletes

Distinguished Service Award presented by TIAAA   By Steve Williams Injuries occur in athletics. They are part of the game. But student-athletes at 15 high schools in the local area are attended to and treated quickly by certified athletic trainers from the Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic when these unfortunate situations happen in practice and games. KOC […]

Will TNReady Ever Be Ready?

Will TNReady Ever Be Ready?

  By Steve Hunley Once again the State of Tennessee has been embarrassed by the failure of TNReady. Taxpayers spend $30 million annually to fund TNReady, which is supposed to help gauge the progress of students. It seems every year there is a problem with the testing platform. Amber Rountree, South Knoxville’s representative on the […]

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