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  • Austin’s Last Ride: Rebel senior delivers closing goal in final match Published 3/23/2011 at 1:33 p.m. 0 comments

    Lionel Messi could have been out there for Maryville and he would have been asked to step aside. “When Kyle (drew) that PK, I walked up to him and said, ‘You know this has got to be Austin,’” Maryville midfielder ...

  • Mountains of muscle Published 3/16/2011 at 1:56 p.m. 0 comments

    Stephen Bailes and Talon Brown both say they typically skip breakfast. We didn’t ask about lunch. Bailes, 6-foot-5, 285 pounds, and Brown, 6-5, 290, are two parts of what is sure to be a sizable offensive line for the Heritage ...

  • Something to Crowe about Published 3/9/2011 at 2:30 p.m. 0 comments

    Josh Stephens paused briefly when reading through a list of Kara Crowe’s accomplishments the last four years. “There’s a lot of this,” the Alcoa athletics director cautioned a gathering in the lobby of the school’s gymnasium last Friday, “which is ...

  • Mountaineers’ Brown, Hartley make college selections Published 3/2/2011 at 1:11 p.m. 0 comments

    The audition was a smash. Heritage coach Brint Russell believes Carson-Newman will be even more impressed with Evan Brown once it gets the speedy Mountaineer pass rusher on campus this fall. Brown signed a National Letter of Intent with the ...

  • No regrets: Senior year push carries Morgan to title match Published 2/23/2011 at 2:13 p.m. 0 comments

    You can always tell when they make it to the awards stand. When Shawn Morgan got there last Saturday night, he smiled. He smiled a lot. Minutes earlier, the Maryville High School senior had fallen, 9-3, in the championship match ...

  • Rebels Romberg, Horne, Miller make college choice Published 2/23/2011 at 2:08 p.m. 1 comment

    The Brown University football team had a good year last season, finishing in a three-way tie with Harvard and Yale for second place in the Ivy League. The Bears (6-4) could have lost them all and it would have made ...

  • Rankin selected to TSSAA Hall of Fame Published 2/16/2011 at 3:48 p.m. 0 comments

    The scary thing is Gary Rankin is a long way from being done. The 2011 TSSAA Hall of Fame inductees have been selected, the association announced in a release on Tuesday. Included in this year’s 12-member class is Alcoa’s Rankin, ...

  • Morgan claims county’s first Region 3 crown Published 2/16/2011 at 3:47 p.m. 0 comments

    Bradley Central hit Region 3 wrestling like a tsunami with reclassifications a year ago. Last Saturday, Shawn Morgan hit back. The Maryville senior shocked Central’s Patrick Benson, 6-4, in the region championship match at Stone Memorial. Benson entered the state’s ...

  • Moto-vated: For Endsley, drive to excel doesn’t end with bowling Published 2/9/2011 at 1:51 p.m. 1 comment

    It’s called a superman. Aim a motorcycle at a dirt-ramp jump. Gas it. When you leave the ramp, let go of the handlebars and grab hold of the seat as the bike goes sailing by beneath you. You’ve gotta be ...

  • Brittney bowls them over Published 2/3/2011 at 11:03 a.m. 0 comments

    Heritage waited 34 years to crown its first state champion. Brittney Ensley was worth the wait. An engaging story of perseverance in her own right, the Lady Mountaineer senior delivered the second best performance in state tournament history in winning ...

  • Signed, sealed, ready to deliver Published 1/26/2011 at 2:36 p.m. 0 comments

    Spring can’t come soon enough for many area residents, William Blount softball coach Amanda Leatherwood most assuredly among them, and all the snow dumped on Blount County in recent weeks has got nothing to do with it. When softball season ...

  • Satterfield seeks first William Blount state wrestling title Published 1/19/2011 at 4:20 p.m. 0 comments

    If you plan to live on campus, tuition for The McCallie School for boys in Chattanooga is an absolutely smokin’ $37,955 a year. You can knock it down to $20,245 if you commute. Books for advanced placement high school classes ...

  • Alcoa’s Daugherty gives UT early commitment Published 1/5/2011 at 12:28 p.m. 0 comments

    Grant Daugherty is having the kind of junior year most high school athletes dream about. The Alcoa High School ace won the Class A/AA state golf tournament at WillowBrook Golf Club in Manchester in October. Last week, Daugherty gave a ...

  • Football spirit Published 12/1/2010 at 2:46 p.m. 0 comments

    The Blount Today Sports Radio Pep Rally on the Patio events in October and November drew the community out to support all four high school teams at different venues and for different games. Two recent pep rallies brought the Maryville ...

  • LMU lands Lady Tornado ace McGuire Published 11/18/2010 at 10:26 a.m. 0 comments

    It began largely as a curiosity for Lindy McGuire. What followed a little while later was “the most accomplished” four years of high school golf any Alcoa player has ever known. McGuire fulfilled a long-held goal when she signed a ...

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