Oak Ridge’s Defense Stifles Fulton

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND / FUL.COM Zenobia Dobson, Zack Dobson and Head Coach Rob Black honor the late Zaevion Dobson during Fulton High's senior night. Zaevion, a 15-year-old sophomore, was shot and killed Dec. 17, 2015, as he shielded two girls from gunfire in the Lonsdale community. Zaevion and friends were innocent victims of gang activity. His act of heroism drew national attention and recognition from President Barack Obama.

Oak Ridge’s Defense Stifles Fulton

By David Klein The old adage, “defense wins championships,” proved true Friday night in a Region 3-5A game at Fulton that decided the regular season regional championship between the Fulton Falcons and the Oak Ridge Wildcats. Both teams struggled offensively, but the Wildcats made key plays on defense and got just enough offense to prevail […]

Bearden, Seymour fall in state soccer quarterfinals

Bearden, Seymour fall in state soccer quarterfinals

By Ken Lay MURFREESBORO — Two area high school girls teams had a brief stay at the 2017 State Championships at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. Both Seymour and Bearden were eliminated in the state quarterfinals on Wednesday. The Lady Eagles dropped a 7-2 decision to White House in the first round of the Class […]

Fee versus ‘Free’

Fee versus ‘Free’

By Steve Hunley Evidently the Knoxville News-Sentinel has taken up the cause of allowing folks to copy public documents with cell phones.  According to the Sentinel, this is a fundamental aspect of transparency required for the public good.  The Sentinel is commending the efforts of State Senator Mike Bell, a Riceville Republican.  Senator Bell is […]

Tennessee and the League of Nations, IV

Tennessee and the League of Nations, IV

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, John Knight Shields, had surprised tens of thousands of his constituents and infuriated many members of his own Democratic Party when he had voted to add reservations to the Treaty of Versailles in the Senate.  The treaty was the culmination of months of torturous negotiations between the […]

UNSUNG HEROES

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND / FUL.COM Versatile J'Coryan Anderson carries the ball for Fulton in a win over Powell. The Falcons' "unsung hero" has played six different positions this season plus seen action on special teams.

UNSUNG HEROES

By Steve Williams Star players on winning teams get most of the headlines and deservedly so. But there are others who contribute to a team’s success during games and practice. These are the unsung heroes. He may be a player who has never had his name in the headlines. He may be a starter or […]

Fulton rides passing game to 41-14 win over West

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND / FUL.COM Fulton's Jashaun Fenderson makes one of his two touchdown catches in the Falcons' 41-14 win over West Friday night. Tre Everson defends for the Rebels.

Fulton rides passing game to 41-14 win over West

By Steve Williams Fulton football fans were treated to an air show Friday night. Junior quarterback Xavier Malone and a pack of talented receivers propelled the Falcons to a 41-14 win over West, a Region 3-5A foe known for its defense. The air strike produced 328 yards in the first half alone. Malone, listed at […]

Grace, CAK win first-round state soccer games

Photo by Luther Simmons Grace Christian Academy sophomore Emma Moore celebrates a game-winning goal while Battle Ground Academy goalkeeper Anna Quinn French sadly walks away. The Lady Rams and Lady Wildcats battled to a 0-0 draw before Grace moved on in the state playoffs by winning a penalty kicks shootout 6-5 Wednesday night.

Grace, CAK win first-round state soccer games

By Ken Lay Grace Christian Academy’s girls soccer team began its 2017 Division II-A State Tournament run Wednesday night at home. The Lady Rams needed penalty kicks to advance past Battle Ground Academy at the Jerry Disney Family Sports Complex. The Lady Rams and the Lady Wildcats played to a 0-0 tie through 80 minutes […]

Operation Honor Guard raises funds

Operation Honor Guard raises funds

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You probably saw them at Rose’s Mortuary on Broadway and Kingston Pike last Wednesday. Both locations had members of the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard present and people were pulling into the parking lots to visit and donate on the Day of Giving. At the Broadway location WATE TV personalities were […]

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