Perfect season comes to an end

Perfect season comes to an end

Goodpasture’s offense too much for CAK By Bill Howard After its thrashing of Boyd-Buchanan in the first round of the TSSAA state playoffs on Nov. 6, Christian Academy of Knoxville not only had a perfect 11-0 record, it had yielded barely 11 points per game on defense. Its offense, meanwhile, had equally held its own, […]

Local High Schools’ College Signees

These 12 Farragut High students signed national letters of intent in a ceremony at the school on National Signing Day Wednesday, Nov. 11. From left to right: Liam Allison (track), Lance Simpson (golf), Jordan Kanipe (softball), Cameron Young (softball), Tanner Kim (baseball), Jake Wurms (baseball), Angus Pence (baseball), Hunter Merrick (baseball), Hudson Seigler (baseball), Jordan Putvinski (equestrian), Macy Barnes (basketball) and Grant King (lacrosse).

Local High Schools’ College Signees

Wednesday, Nov. 11, was the initial National Signing Day for Division I college basketball’s early period, which continues through Nov. 18. The initial signing day for all other Division I and II college sports, except football, also was Nov. 11 and continues through Aug. 1. Athletic directors at the following local high schools reported last […]

2020 Election in Knox County

2020 Election in Knox County

By Steve Hunley The 2020 election is history, at least here in Knox County, yet there are some interesting things to ponder in the vote totals. Who was the night’s biggest winner locally? My answer would be Tim Burchett. The freshman congressman did even better than he did two years ago when he was first […]

E-commerce facility at East Towne approved on first vote

E-commerce facility at East Towne approved on first vote

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The proposal to turn former East Towne Mall into an e-commerce distribution center received unanimous approval from the Knoxville City Council Tuesday evening. Councilwoman Lauren Rider and Vice Chair Gwen McKenzie moved for approval after hearing from the developer, the Knoxville Chamber and others. Community activists Kevin Murphy and […]

Hardin Valley could be one of state’s best ever

Hardin Valley could be one of state’s best ever

By Steve Williams Hardin Valley Academy’s boys cross country team had already made a statement this season that it was the best team in Knoxville Interscholastic League history when it posted a perfect team score of 15 in the KIL meet. The impressive numbers the Hawks put up Thursday at the state meet in Hendersonville […]

CCS girls’ basketball coach has impressive background

CCS girls’ basketball coach has impressive background

Allen among nine new local coaches By Steve Williams Concord Christian School’s new head coach in girls’ basketball played on two TSSAA state championship teams and was a two-year team captain in college. Now Angel Allen is sharing her basketball knowledge and leadership qualities with the Lady Lions. The TSSAA’s first official practice day for […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Mayoral Blues Two years ago, Glenn Jacobs arrived on the political scene with the force of a hurricane. Facing two incumbent county commissioners, Brad Anders and Bob Thomas, Jacobs eked out a 23-vote win over Anders in the Republican primary to take the nomination. Jacobs winning was all the more remarkable when […]