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  • How I spent my summer vacation: Area football teams ramp up conditioning as season nears Published 7/20/2011 at 12:30 p.m. 0 comments

    With the completion of the BlueCross Bowls back in December, the seemingly endless offseason officially began for Blount County’s four football programs. Have no fear. The wait is almost over. With the third weekend in August serving as opening week ...

  • Passing camp honoring MC coach a major hit Published 7/20/2011 at 12:28 p.m. 0 comments

    Cody Bowers would be so proud. Three years after the former Maryville College assistant football coach died tragically in an on-campus automobile accident, the high school passing camp begun to honor his memory is enjoying unprecedented success. The Maryville College ...

  • Cobb credits community impact for successes Published 7/6/2011 at 4:03 p.m. 0 comments

    Jim Taylor! It doesn’t get any bigger when it comes to the Green Bay Packers. Huge. Randall Cobb’s wait to the second day of April’s NFL Draft might have been a frustrating one, but the Packers made sure the former ...

  • East Tennessee Perimeter Passing Day scheduled Published 7/6/2011 at 4:01 p.m. 0 comments

    Maryville College will host the 2011 East Tennessee 7 on 7 Perimeter Passing Day on July 16. Games will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude by 6 p.m. The event was organized in memory of Cody Bowers, a Scots coach ...

  • Halftime talk rallied Tennessee Future Stars to OT victory Published 6/15/2011 at 3:07 p.m. 0 comments

    It was brilliant, simple, and it worked like a charm. The Tennessee Future Stars seventh-graders went to the locker room at halftime down two touchdowns last Saturday at Carson-Newman, but things were far from as bad as they seemed. Tennessee’s ...

  • The Spin Doctor: Shinsky wows ‘em with dazzling touchdown run Published 6/15/2011 at 3:06 p.m. 0 comments

    Dylan Shinsky’s got so many moves. And on one first-quarter scoring run last Saturday at Carson-Newman, the Kentucky Future Stars eighth-graders got a look at pretty much all of them.

  • Robinette commits to Tar Heels Published 6/15/2011 at 1:53 p.m. 0 comments

    It felt right, so Patton Robinette decided not to wait. The highly sought after Maryville High School quarterback announced a verbal commitment to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Wednesday morning, Maryville coach George Quarles confirmed. Robinette, ...

  • Former Maryville, UT football player Aaron Douglas found dead Published 5/12/2011 at 2:58 p.m. 0 comments

    Former Maryville High School and University of Tennessee football standout Aaron Douglas was found dead on Wednesday night at the age of 21.

  • Brodus, Toney, Sykes in mix as Vols end spring practice Published 4/20/2011 at 2:57 p.m. 0 comments

    Two years after Derrick Brodus gave up football for the sport he said he truly loved, the former Alcoa soccer star is once again pounding field goals through the uprights, this time for the University of Tennessee. Brodus performed well ...

  • College of their choice Published 2/3/2011 at 11:07 a.m. 0 comments

    They began their Alcoa careers four years ago with a family legacy as big as house hanging over their heads. On national signing day Wednesday afternoon, Darrell Warren and Taharin were joined by Tornado teammates Derek Evans, Austin Tallant and ...

  • Rebels Sharp accepts offer from Tennessee Tech Published 2/3/2011 at 11:05 a.m. 0 comments

    When you really think about, the approach most major college and university football teams take to recruiting kickers makes no sense at all. Record-setting Maryville High School placekicker Zach Sharp signed a National Letter of Intent on national signing day ...

  • Warren signs with Kentucky Published 2/2/2011 at 9:10 a.m. 0 comments

    Alcoa standout Darrell Warren has committed to play football at the University of Kentucky.

  • Alcoa/Maryville game moving to Saturday Published 1/19/2011 at 4:18 p.m. 0 comments

    The Alcoa and Maryville football teams will begin the 2011 football season on Saturday. A week later, when the two schools renew one of the state’s oldest and fiercest rivalries, they’ll stay with format. The defending state champion Rebels and ...

  • Where are they now?: Finnish football proves springboard for former Rebel Rouse Published 12/15/2010 at 3:33 p.m. 0 comments

    Alex Rouse has taken the prolific skills he developed at Maryville High School around the world as part of his journey in professional football. Rouse spent this past summer scrambling out of the pocket and slinging touchdowns just south of ...

  • To whom it may concern: This is what Brown could do for you Published 12/15/2010 at 3:29 p.m. 1 comment

    Evan Brown sure didn’t play like an alternate. A late addition to the East roster, the Heritage High School senior emerged one of the stars of the day at the Toyota East-West All-Star Classic last Saturday at Carson-Newman College’s Burke-Tarr ...

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