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  • Moore than enough Published 5/6/2010 at 12:27 p.m. 0 comments

    You could see it in her eyes and the way she smiled. It was a story JoEllen Moore had long wanted to tell. Moore’s son, Caleb, was 6 when his father, Mike, died of a heart attack in 1998. It ...

  • Top-seed Lady Govs ready for district tourney Published 5/6/2010 at 12:26 p.m. 0 comments

    And now the postseason. There’s little the William Blount High School softball team didn’t achieve during its run to the District 4AAA regular season championship this spring. Junior Erica Tuck became the league’s top ace. The Lady Governors (26-8) achieved ...

  • Alcoa’s Lee commits to Ferrum College Published 4/29/2010 at 11:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Tyler Lee didn’t take up tennis until high school, but the Alcoa senior is sure a fast learner. Lee committed recently to continue his tennis career at Ferrum College in Ferrum, Va., next season.

  • Lady Rebels Whaley signs with Milligan Published 4/29/2010 at 11:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Kylie Whaley played three sports at Maryville High School and played each of them well. It’s on the volleyball court where the 6-foot middle blocker did her best work, Whaley signing a National Letter of Intent with Milligan College recently ...

  • Heritage’s Hurst signs with Cleveland State Published 4/29/2010 at 10:59 a.m. 0 comments

    Heritage High School ace Miranda Hurst signed a National Letter of Intent recently to continue her softball career at Cleveland State Community College next season. Hurst posted 3.51 earned run average and hit .294 at the plate for the Lady ...

  • Fast and Furious Published 4/15/2010 at 11:22 a.m. 0 comments

    Here’s something to think about. Maryville High School senior Clint McKelvey won the 3200 meters at the Blount County Track and Field Championships on Tuesday at William Blount in a time of 10 minutes, 4 seconds, finishing more than a ...

  • Alcoa’s Takayah Gilmore signs with Roane State Published 4/15/2010 at 11:16 a.m. 0 comments

    Speed, athleticism and a pull-up jumper capable of really big numbers. Roane State Community College coach Monica Boles was impressed with each of those things when it came to recruiting Alcoa High School senior Takayah Gilmore. The thing Boles was ...

  • Tornado QB Stoutt signs with Tabor Published 4/15/2010 at 11:15 a.m. 0 comments

    Most of his rushing and passing statistics Ryan Stoutt brought with him from Florida. Tabor College was impressed enough with what it saw to be convinced, the Hillsboro, Kan., NAIA school signing the Alcoa High School senior quarterback to a ...

  • Nine that will shine Published 4/8/2010 at 12:23 p.m. 0 comments

    You don’t abandon childhood dreams of one day playing in the NFL just because you didn’t sign with Tennessee. Buddy Jones knows reaching the pros from NAIA Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala., is a long shot at best. Jones and ...

  • No seniors, no problem Published 3/31/2010 at 3:58 p.m. 0 comments

    First-year coach Amanda Estes Leatherwood knew just what to say to William Blount’s Lady Governors after last week’s big win over Maryville: Don’t let it go to your head. There’s a long season ahead, Leatherwood said. There are a ton ...

  • Batting (anything but) average Published 3/31/2010 at 3:57 p.m. 0 comments

    Chaz Vesser is hitting the cover off the ball this spring. The Alcoa High School sophomore finished the afternoon 2-for-4 in a 9-8, District 4AA win over visiting Christian Academy of Knoxville on Tuesday. Vesser’s day raised the Tornado catcher’s ...

  • Lady Mountaineer Hardiman signs with Milligan Published 3/24/2010 at 4:18 p.m. 0 comments

    Heritage High School senior Tracy Hardiman became the Milligan College women’s basketball team’s first signing for 2010-2011 on Monday at Heritage. The savvy, 5-foot-6 guard averaged 10 points, five assists, five rebounds and three steals per game for the Lady ...

  • Alcoa’s Sharp signs with Bryan College Published 3/24/2010 at 4:18 p.m. 0 comments

    Alcoa High School senior Logan Sharp recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his basketball career at Bryan College next season.

  • If you build it Published 3/17/2010 at 3:18 p.m. 0 comments

    The moment wasn’t lost on Larry Fowler. “Six years ago, could you have imagined this?” the Alcoa assistant coach asked. In a word: No. Six years ago, Goddard Field would have needed some new nets afterward. Six years ago, Bearden ...

  • Chaz Festival Published 3/4/2010 at 12:02 p.m. 0 comments

    The right guy hit the shot. For much of the opening half, Gatlinburg-Pittman had put on a clinic. The Highlanders opened the Region 2AA quarterfinal last Saturday at Alcoa on a 9-0 run. The lead ballooned to 15 before Alcoa ...

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