It wasn’t pretty, but Lady Bulldogs claim region title

It wasn’t pretty, but Lady Bulldogs claim region title

By Steve Williams Jennifer Sullivan ignited Bearden with an 11-point first period outburst. Maddie Brillhart contributed clutch 3-point shooting. And Renayah McLaughlin offset her free throw shooting in the fourth quarter in so many ways. That and a whole lot more added up to a 57-51 win over Maryville in the Region 2-AAA girls basketball […]

Bulldogs hang on to claim Region 2-AAA Title

Bulldogs hang on to claim Region 2-AAA Title

By Ken Lay OAK RIDGE — As the clock hit triple-zero, a wild celebration ensued on Jill Prudden Court at Wildcat Arena as the Bearden High School student section stormed the floor to celebrate with the school’s boys basketball team. It was a party to celebrate the Region 2-AAA Championship, a title that the Bulldogs […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 1, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for March 1, 2021

Rose planting promoted in Roseberry neighborhood By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Roseberry City is located just off Braun Road at the foot of Sharp’s Ridge in North Knoxville and is proud of its name and its history. In fact, Sharp’s Ridge was once called Roseberry Ridge for the number of rose bushes there The […]

Justice vs. Social Justice

Justice vs. Social Justice

By Steve Hunley These days we hear an awful lot about “social justice.” The recent shootings of three teenagers inside the City of Knoxville illustrate the difference between action and real commitment and mere symbolism and virtue signaling. Stanley Freeman Jr., Janaria Muhammed, and Justin Taylor were all murdered. All of the victims of these […]

Tindall is Carter’s first state wrestling champion!

Tindall is Carter’s first state wrestling champion!

By Steve Williams Jailynn Tindall’s move from Georgia to Strawberry Plains last summer has proved to be just peachy for Carter High School. Tindall, a junior, notched a TSSAA state wrestling championship in the girls’ 140-pound weight class Thursday at the Chattanooga Convention Center. “As far as I know, she is Carter’s first state champion […]

Doc Julian

Doc Julian

  By Tom Mattibgly Three significant hires in the early 1960s had a profound impact on the University of Tennessee athletic program and its history. Dr. W. J. Julian, known best as “Doc” or “Doc Julian,’’ and Haywood Harris came on board in 1961, as director of bands and sports information director, respectively. Doug Dickey […]

Boys’ Coach of the Year recognizes his assistants

Boys’ Coach of the Year recognizes his assistants

By Steve Williams In acknowledging his selection as this season’s Knox County boys basketball Coach of the Year, Bearden’s Jeremy Parrott quickly turned the spotlight on his four assistant coaches. “I’ll tell anybody,” said Parrott last week, just days after his Bulldogs added a District 4-AAA tournament title to their regular season championship. “We’ve got […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 22, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for February 22, 2021

New location for vaccines, sheriff’s courthouse, AJ Building By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Commission discussed a new metal courthouse for the sheriff’s department, a new location for Covid-19 vaccinations, the sale of the Andrew Johnson Building and several other matters Tuesday in a virtual work session.   New vaccine location in […]

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