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  • ‘Yes we Cam’ campaign highlights year of the catcher Published 5/18/2011 at 2:06 p.m. 0 comments

    Maryville was closing. The Lady Rebels had runners at first and second with no one out. The William Blount lead was now down to a single run with Meredith Elmore at the plate in the bottom of the seventh in ...

  • Payton’s place at state Published 5/18/2011 at 2:05 p.m. 0 comments

    Tickets are being punched and hotel reservations made. Maryville tennis players Payton Robinette and Yusuke Yodono became the latest Blount County athletes to qualify for next week’s BlueCross Spring Fling state championships in Murfreesboro. Robinette, a Lady Rebel freshman, prevailed, ...

  • Maryville’s Petree, Vaught realize childhood dreams Published 5/18/2011 at 2:04 p.m. 0 comments

    Turns out Julia Petree and Torie Vaught have been planning this for a long, long time. The two Maryville High School seniors and preschool running buddies both signed National Letters of Intent on Tuesday to continue with their respective sports ...

  • First-set finisher propels WB’s Costner to landmark title Published 5/11/2011 at 2:40 p.m. 0 comments

    This was so big. The match, history, even, could turn on this next point, and Madison Costner wasn’t about to miss it. The William Blount High School senior took a full swing on a serve from Maryville freshman Payton Robinette ...

  • Byrd’s pinch-hit winner indicative of Alcoa team that finds a way Published 5/11/2011 at 2:37 p.m. 0 comments

    It’s scary to think what Mishayla Byrd could be capable of once her ankle returns to full strength. The Alcoa High School junior roped a pinch-hit double into the left field corner with the bases loaded and no one out ...

  • Lady Rebels prove youth no bar to top seeding Published 4/27/2011 at 3:03 p.m. 0 comments

    It was a remarkable exchange for two players so young. William Blount senior Hannah Smith swung on the first pitch in the Lady Governor half of the first inning Tuesday afternoon, the leadoff, stand-up double sending an immediate charge through ...

  • Familiar face at Tornado helm as postseason looms Published 4/27/2011 at 3:01 p.m. 0 comments

    Alcoa High School may be new to soccer head coach Shane Corley, but the Tornadoes are fairly familiar with him. Most of the players on this year’s team played for Corley in middle school, which made the transition a smooth ...

  • All Dolled Up: Barbee pitching lights out as Lady Rebels surge Published 4/20/2011 at 2:55 p.m. 0 comments

    Prior to the season, first-year Maryville coach David Allen said he told the Lady Rebels if they could hold opponents to two or three runs per game they’d win a lot of those games. Wonder how the 0.5 earned runs ...

  • Under Armour vs. Nike Published 4/20/2011 at 2:52 p.m. 0 comments

    Sports apparel giant Under Armour has been locked in pitched battle with rival Nike since the former’s founding 15 years ago. With Alcoa athletics director Josh Stephens announcing last week the school has entered into an agreement with Under Armour ...

  • Tornadoes named Under Armour school Published 4/14/2011 at 5:11 p.m. 0 comments

    Alcoa High School is joining a group of 57 high schools nationwide with a new contract announced today by the school and Under Armour. Under Armour will become the official provider of shoes and athletic apparel for the Alcoa High ...

  • ‘Sir David’ sparks Rebels to first victory over Farragut Published 4/14/2011 at 10:17 a.m. 0 comments

    John Kerr didn’t have to be asked. It was written all over his face. “Twenty-five years,” the former Maryville High School soccer coach said. “Twenty-five years I’ve been waiting for this night.” Senior David Lethco delivered a virtuoso performance that ...

  • Rebels share lead as 4AAA race hits stretch Published 4/14/2011 at 10:16 a.m. 0 comments

    Nothing is harder to come by in high school baseball than good starting pitching.

  • Haley’s comet: Junior ignites Lady Gov win over Maryville Published 4/14/2011 at 10:15 a.m. 0 comments

    A preseason favorite, the William Blount High School girls’ team took a big step toward the regular-season District 4AAA championship with a 6-3 decision over rival Maryville on Tuesday at William Blount. After Maryville freshman Payton Robinette took out a ...

  • ESPN/Rise ranks Rebels among nation’s elite Published 4/7/2011 at 9:32 a.m. 0 comments

    Steve Feather refuses to get caught up in the hype. Tuesday was a big day for the Maryville High School boys’ soccer team, the Rebels learning ESPN/Rise had ranked them as the No. 16 squad in the nation. The selection ...

  • Canfield to continue football career with Scots Published 3/30/2011 at 1:04 p.m. 1 comment

    The Maryville High School football team is 1-0 in state championship games when Austin Canfield starts at least a half at quarterback. The rest of the story was compelling enough for Maryville College to bring the Rebel senior in as ...

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