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  • Blanco commits to Georgia Published 10/20/2010 at 1:06 p.m. 0 comments

    Bry Blanco did something you don’t hear about very often last year. The Maryville High School junior went the entire regular season without being retired once by strikeout. The highly-touted national prospect would fan only twice in the ensuing district ...

  • Postseason powerhouse Published 10/14/2010 at 3:09 p.m. 0 comments

    It’s a sweep. Alcoa High School junior Grant Daugherty made up a three-stroke deficit after a day to roar through to a convincing victory at the Class A/AA State Golf Championships last Wednesday at WillowBrook Golf Club in Manchester. Shooting ...

  • Bringing football spirit to Aubrey’s Restaurant Published 10/14/2010 at 3:03 p.m. 0 comments

    School spirit can be contagious. Blount Today High School Pep Rallys on the Patio are proof of that. The first pep rally was held Sept. 9 at Aubrey’s and featured Heritage High School. The second pep rally will be Thursday, ...

  • Daugherty wins state golf title Published 10/6/2010 at 9:16 p.m. 0 comments

    Alcoa High School junior Grant Daugherty made up a three-stroke, first-round deficit to win the Class A/AA state golf tournament on Wednesday at WillowBrook Golf Club Manchester.

  • Lady Rebel Vaught commits to Belmont Published 10/6/2010 at 4:25 p.m. 0 comments

    Just prior to the start of her senior season, Maryville High School’s Torie Vaught has made a verbal commitment to play basketball for Belmont University in Nashville. A 6-foot post player, Vaught averaged 14 points and eight rebounds per game ...

  • On any given night Published 9/22/2010 at 3:34 p.m. 0 comments

    For more than a decade in District 4AAA volleyball, it’s been Farragut - and everybody else. The Lady Admirals have won nine of the 10 regular-season district titles since 2000, eight of the 10 district tournament crowns. Farragut has produced ...

  • Coaching him up Published 9/1/2010 at 4:26 p.m. 0 comments

    Rob Daugherty is a man with all the bases covered. During the day, his son, Grant, is a student in his chemistry class at Alcoa High School. After school, the father and son pairing head to the golf course, where ...

  • Clifton carves ’em up Published 7/29/2010 at 1:05 p.m. 0 comments

    It began innocently enough with a phone call, a professional baseball scout working his sources looking for talent. The end result is a summer Heritage High School sophomore Trevor Clifton won’t soon forget, one that has the Mountaineer right-hander now ...

  • Allen named new Lady Rebel softball coach Published 6/24/2010 at 10:53 a.m. 0 comments

    David Allen and Ken Hawkins have talked about this for three seasons now. It’s no longer just talk. Maryville High School athletics director George Quarles announced on Tuesday that Allen has been named the school’s new softball coach, replacing Hawkins, ...

  • The Jedi and the Apprentice Published 6/3/2010 at 10:27 a.m. 0 comments

    The force is strong with the young one. The jump pass-style, two-handed backhand, just the thing for doing battle with a heavy, top-spin serve, is real Jedi stuff. Yusuke Yodono doesn’t walk from place to place between points; he bounds. ...

  • Becoming a program Published 5/27/2010 at 2:25 p.m. 0 comments

    It took the Alcoa High School boys soccer team 20 years to reach the state tournament for the first time last season. It’s going to take at least another year for the Tornadoes to bring home that first title. One ...

  • Alcoa Nuchols down Published 5/20/2010 at 11:52 a.m. 0 comments

    Freshman Tiffanie More got Alcoa even with a daring piece of base running in the home half of the seventh. An inning later, senior Lara Nuchols finished the rally with a drive to right center, scoring Abigail Walker from third, ...

  • One and done Published 5/13/2010 at 1:19 p.m. 0 comments

    Erica Tuck ended one of the most remarkable streaks you’ll ever come across Tuesday afternoon. The William Blount High School junior retired Maryville’s Bry Blanco by strikeout the latter’s first time up in a District 4AAA tournament winner’s bracket final ...

  • Give ’em a year Published 5/13/2010 at 1:18 p.m. 0 comments

    Mark Dowlen was disappointed — but far from discouraged — after the Heritage High School softball team was eliminated from the District 4AAA tournament with a 6-1 loss to Farragut on Tuesday. “Give us a couple of years,” the Lady ...

  • Welcome back Published 5/6/2010 at 12:37 p.m. 0 comments

    Dr. John Reisser is as cool a customer as you’ll find. When his daughter, Ashley, was badly injured in an automobile accident on an iced-over road in January, the Maryville physician knew without thinking where to find the best doctors, ...

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