Farragut takes care of business and Bearden, 31-14

Carlos Reveiz / Ashley Wathen - crfoto.com Farragut High students have fun watching the Admirals extend their winning streak over rival Bearden Friday night.

Farragut takes care of business and Bearden, 31-14

By Steve Williams If Farragut’s football team had to bounce back from a loss and start a new winning streak, beating old rival Bearden was the best way to do it. The Bulldogs even helped. And the Admirals gladly accepted Bearden’s generosity en route to a 31-14 win in the Battle of West Knoxville Friday […]

Tennessee and the League of Nations III

Tennessee and the League of Nations III

Governor Tom C. Rye had run for the United States Senate in the 1918 Democratic primary against Senator John Knight Shields as a supporter of President Woodrow Wilson and lost. Rye’s defeat did not necessarily mean the people of Tennessee had turned against Wilson; in fact, had the President written the public letter denouncing Shields […]

Gregg Bostick receives ET award

Gregg Bostick receives ET award

Gregg Bostick (left), Director of Football Operations at Grace Christian Academy on a volunteer basis for the past four years, receives the award for being selected by head football coaches, athletic directors and game day officials from across East Tennessee as the recipient of the inaugural East Tennessee CAREacter Star Support Staff of the Year […]

Lady Admirals win District Tournament as winning streak continues

Photo by Ken Lay. Farragut High School celebrates the 2017 District 4-AAA Tournament Championship. The Lady Admirals downed Maryville 2-0 at home to win their 14th straight game and the tournament title.

Lady Admirals win District Tournament as winning streak continues

By Ken Lay The 2017 season got off to a rough start for Farragut High School girls soccer team. Back in the hot dog days of August, the Lady Admirals opened their campaign by losing five consecutive matches. But that now seems like ages ago. Farragut won its 14th consecutive match Thursday night and its […]

The Lesson of ‘The Wall That Heals’

The Lesson of ‘The Wall That Heals’

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “The Wall That Heals” is a smaller version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and was displayed in Knoxville starting Thursday. The wall was open 24 hours a day and lit at night until yesterday. The 250-foot long wall has 58,318 names of men and women who died in […]

Tennessee and the League of Nations II

Tennessee and the League of Nations II

By Ray Hill Colonel Luke Lea, away in Europe during the First World War, had never gotten along with John Knight Shields when they were colleagues in the United States Senate.  Lea’s newspaper, the Nashville Tennessean sided with Shields’ opponent, Governor Tom Rye in the Democratic primary.  According to Lea’s newspaper, Shields had made several […]

Veterans Heritage Ridge Run this month

Veterans Heritage Ridge Run this month

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Until a few years ago Sharps Ridge was probably the most overlooked park in the city. It was thought to be a hangout for drug deals, sexual activity, and many local people stayed away from the beautiful overlook. Then local people and groups started getting involved to transform the property into […]

Kapaya and Coughlin capture KIL cross country titles

Kapaya and Coughlin capture KIL cross country titles

By Steve Williams The Knoxville Interscholastic League has a new girls champion in cross country. Shila Kapaya of Knoxville Catholic won the annual KIL meet Saturday, covering the 5K Sequoyah Hills Park course in 18 minutes, 18 seconds. Three-time champion Rebecca Story, a senior this year at Christian Academy of Knoxville, did not run in […]

Halls boys win state golf titles in historic fashion

PHOTO BY MARIANNE DEDMON Ryan Hall's 13-under-par 131 total not only led Halls High to its second straight team title, it was only one stroke off from tying the TSSAA state golf tournament record for 36 holes of play.

Halls boys win state golf titles in historic fashion

By Steve Williams Halls’ 2017 boys golf team will go down as one of the best in TSSAA history. The Red Devils, in fact, recorded the best-ever 36-hole score by a public school team, a 7-under-par 569, in winning the Division I Large Schools championship Wednesday at WillowBrook Golf Club in Manchester. Only Baylor, a […]

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