Fulton Falcons hoist the gold basketball trophy after pulling away from Chattanooga Brainerd 59-50 in the TSSAA Class AA state championship game at MTSU in Murfreesboro on March 19.
By Steve Williams Fulton’s basketball team built a comfortable first-half lead in the TSSAA Class AA state championship game, but veteran head coach Jody Wright knew his Falcons had to keep working. “Brainerd is the type of team you can’t relax against,” Wright told a state-wide television audience on his way to the dressing room […]
By David Klein Gridiron. Hardwood. Diamond. High school athletes have been making names for themselves on these playing fields for years. Add lakes to that. Bassmaster Magazine, the bible of bass fisherman, named 18-year old Karns High School senior Jake Lee, a Bassmaster’s 2015 All-American last year. Karns High School had a ceremony on Monday, […]
PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS
Jonathan "Turtle" Byrd (left) and Matt Byrd look over lineups before giving them to umpire Tom Ouimet prior to the second game between Giles County and Central.last week. The two brothers shook hands and gave each other a hug before heading back to their respective dugouts.
By Steve Williams Charlie Byrd introduced his sons to the game of baseball years ago. He coached them and watched them play in many games. But what his eyes saw on a beautiful early spring afternoon last week was a first. Matt and Jonathan “Turtle” Byrd were on opposite sides as head coaches of Central […]
By Steve Williams Keep an eye on Cole Rheinecker. The Central High freshman stood out with the glove and bat and on the mound to lead his team to a doubleheader sweep over visiting Giles County at Bud Bales Field Wednesday. In the Battle of the Bobcats and matchup of head coaching brothers Matt Byrd […]
By Ken Lay Carmelo Venero saw an opportunity to redeem himself Wednesday night and he took advantage of his chance. A senior outfielder for the Farragut High School baseball team, Venero had a rough go of things as he and the Admirals suffered their second loss of the young 2016 season against archrival Bearden Tuesday […]
‘Toughness’ pulls Fulton through in state opener By Steve Williams Jody Wright had a lot to fuss about after Fulton’s opening game in the TSSAA Class AA state basketball tournament, but he summed up in two words the most positive thing he would take away from his team’s struggle to get past Chattanooga Central. “Our […]
By Steve Hunley The national media is already doing all it can to buck up President Barak Obama in the pending battle to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Republicans are being heckled and attacked because of their obvious reluctance to approve Obama’s nomination. We’re hearing a lot about […]
By Ray Hill In 1932, Henry Horton was still governor of Tennessee. He was eligible to seek reelection to another two-year term, but with the collapse of Caldwell and Company just after the 1930 election, Horton had barely survived being impeached. Although he did survive, Henry Horton was a broken man, personally and politically. Horton […]
By Ralphine Major Mother Nature is putting on a show! She is covering winter’s drab canvas by weaving a tapestry of beauty. Only days from the official start of spring, the earth is bursting forth with new life and new growth. Driving down the highway, we seemed to be surrounded by vibrant green fields, yellow […]