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  • Call her the Breaze Published 3/4/2010 at 12:00 p.m. 2 comments

    Alex Breazeale has developed into one of the region’s top, clutch shooters this season. What we didn’t know until Monday was just how tough the Maryville High School junior has become. Sophomore Miranda Maples erupted for a game-high 29 points, ...

  • Zonebusters Published 2/25/2010 at 12:26 p.m. 0 comments

    It has become a theme. Intent on stopping Torie Vaught from going wild inside, a Maryville opponent opens the game in a zone. Guards Alex Breazeale, Rebekah Singleton and Carrie Goodson shoot the opposition out of said zone. Vaught takes ...

  • Tré Magnifique Published 2/25/2010 at 12:25 p.m. 1 comment

    Tré Tate was doing it with feeling Tuesday night. The Alcoa High School sophomore continued one of the great, late-season success stories in some time as the Tornadoes stunned host and No. 8-ranked Stone Memorial, 81-78 in overtime in the ...

  • Once more with feeling Published 2/17/2010 at 2:50 p.m. 0 comments

    No Maryville College men’s team had ever lost to Piedmont. Ever. To make sure Maryville really felt it, the Lady Lions made it a clean sweep three weeks ago in Demorest, Ga., Piedmont taking both halves of a Great South ...

  • Torie Famous Published 2/17/2010 at 2:47 p.m. 0 comments

    District player of the year, two wins from a school record, regular-season district championship, district co-coach of the year. It would be easy to assume Maryville’s Lady Rebels are simply planning a coronation at this week’s District 4AAA basketball tournament ...

  • Like an oven Published 2/10/2010 at 2:57 p.m. 0 comments

    It’s been a good week for Maryville’s Lady Rebels. It’s been a super one for junior Torie Vaught. Finishing off a stretch that saw the Lady Rebels play five games in seven days and win them all, Vaught visited a ...

  • Less is more Published 2/10/2010 at 2:55 p.m. 0 comments

    What more could Maryville College senior Greg Hernandez ask for while averaging 28 minutes per game, leading the team in points and rebounds and reaching the 1000-point mark, becoming only the 15th Scot in school history to do so? How ...

  • Postseason preparation Published 2/3/2010 at 1:54 p.m. 0 comments

    Catholic is reeling now. Intent on finishing the Irish before they can gather themselves, Tracy Hardiman pushes the ball hard down the right side on the break. Three Catholic defenders, including one at Hardiman’s left shoulder, are coming fast. Just ...

  • Defense wins championships Published 1/28/2010 at 2:37 p.m. 0 comments

    If they’re still playing basketball 100 years from now, defense will still win the big ones. Emily Herron’s baseline jumper pulled Union Grove within a single point with four minutes remaining in the championship game of the Blount County Middle ...

  • District races taking shape Published 1/28/2010 at 2:17 p.m. 0 comments

    There was more than bragging rights on the line when Maryville visited William Blount’s Marvin Boring Gymnasium last Friday. The Governors and Rebels are both looking to avoid the Day 1 knockout round at next month’s district tournament, and there’s ...

  • Destiny’s team? Published 1/20/2010 at 2:56 p.m. 0 comments

    Beyoncé, Kelly and Michelle were this good together. Then the money got in the way. It’ll be a while yet before we know if Maryville is Destiny’s new team, but Torie Vaught, Miranda Maples and Kylie Whaley had the Lady ...

  • Rebels ready for double-dip rivalry week Published 1/20/2010 at 2:54 p.m. 0 comments

    Just as Maryville is getting healthy, Alcoa has been dealt another setback. The Rebels welcomed back Stian Romberg last week, the junior swingman cleared to play for the first time season after injuring the thumb on his shooting hand during ...

  • Scots lead nation in assists Published 1/20/2010 at 2:52 p.m. 0 comments

    The Maryville College men’s basketball team has displayed a real affinity for sharing the wealth this season. The Scots enter Saturday’s Great South Athletic Conference game with Huntingdon College at Boydson Baird Gymnasium leading the nation in assists per game ...

  • Lady Scots lighting it up Published 1/20/2010 at 2:51 p.m. 0 comments

    When Huntingdon visits Boydson Baird Gymnasium this weekend for a Great South matchup on Saturday, the Lady Hawks will try to match baskets with one of the nation’s highest scoring teams.

  • Night to remember Published 1/13/2010 at 2:23 p.m. 0 comments

    Only a handful of high school basketball players will score 1,000 points before they’re done. Fewer still will reach that milestone on a night so bittersweet. William Blount senior Micah Ballard was honored for eclipsing 1,000 prior to Tuesday night’s ...

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