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  • Youth dominant theme among area harriers Published 8/31/2011 at 3:54 p.m. 0 comments

    They don’t have a specific night dedicated to their sport. They don’t have students decked out in body paint, cheering them across the finish line. They don’t have thousands of rowdy fans attending their events. They’re awfully good at what ...

  • Toney paces Vols third scrimmage Published 8/25/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    An improbable leading rusher emerged last Saturday during the Tennessee’s intrasquad scrimmage. Former Alcoa running back and state record holder JaRon Toney got plenty of work and made the most of it, pacing the Vols with 83 yards rushing on ...

  • FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: William Blount, Knox Central Published 8/24/2011 at 3:18 p.m. 0 comments

    If Cook stays hot, William Blount is so very dangerous. It’s not that he’s all the Governors have, but forcing opponents to focus much of their energies to stopping him makes players like Hasenstaub, Cunningham and rest absolutely lethal.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Heritage, Hardin Valley Academy Published 8/24/2011 at 3:17 p.m. 0 comments

    Bledsoe’s escape velocity after the decisive cutback on each of his returns was unmistakable. Look for the Mountaineers to try to get the ball in his hands a little more. The Heritage offensive line has got to be furious Cline ...

  • Backfield in Motion Published 8/24/2011 at 3:14 p.m. 0 comments

    When Maryville’s Rebels take the field Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Alcoa’s Goddard Field, the men in black will have four solid playmakers taking the handoffs. A storied position in Maryville football history that’s produced the likes of Blondie ...

  • Operation Linebacker Published 8/24/2011 at 3:13 p.m. 0 comments

    Mr. Football winner Darrell Warren is gone. So is elite edge rusher Jonivan Henry. Alcoa defensive coordinator Brian Nix is faced with the challenge of replacing their impact in hopes of putting an eighth consecutive state championship defense on the ...

  • Five Rebels disciplined; will miss opener with Webb Published 8/19/2011 at 3:12 p.m. 0 comments

    Five Maryville High School football players have been disciplined and will miss opener with Webb.

  • AYSO brings Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp to Alcoa Published 8/17/2011 at 2:39 p.m. 0 comments

    Fifty Blount County children, ages 4 to 14, got to learn the finer points of soccer from some of the best coaches in the world when Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp was held in Alcoa earlier this summer. Kevin Shockley, ...

  • Time to play for keeps Published 8/17/2011 at 2:31 p.m. 0 comments

    The jamborees are over, and the 2011 high school football season opens Friday with William Blount looking for a little vengeance at Sevier County and Heritage at a new foe in Jefferson County. Seven-time defending state champion Alcoa will have ...

  • Three Scots named preseason All-American Published 8/17/2011 at 2:28 p.m. 0 comments

    The D3 Senior Classic has named three Maryville College football players to its preseason All-Americans list. Wide receiver Wesley Idlette, defensive tackle Blake Barnes and free safety Bud Christy have all been named to the prestigious roster. Maryville alums Kyle ...

  • Trevor Clifton named to U.S.A. Baseball 16-under junior national team Updated 8/13/2011 at 1:53 p.m. 1 comment

    Heritage junior Trevor Clifton is one of 17 top high school prospects named to the USA Baseball 16-under junior national team late Friday night in Cary, N.C.

  • Making Strides: Russell, Gregory lead Mountaineers, Governors back from brink Published 8/10/2011 at 1:09 p.m. 0 comments

    Unlike their Alcoa and Maryville counterparts, Brint Russell and David Gregory didn’t inherit teams coming off state championships the year before. Heritage had won nine games in five seasons under Tommy Rewis when it hired Russell to be its new ...

  • Pitch and catch: McDaniel, Malone now teammates at Milligan Published 8/10/2011 at 1:07 p.m. 0 comments

    We know this about Hunter McDaniel. The former William Blount High School right-hander isn’t the kind to carry a grudge. McDaniel signed to continue his baseball career at Milligan College near the end of the previous school year. Just prior ...

  • Have Tornadoes become state’s most feared team? Published 8/3/2011 at 2:41 p.m. 0 comments

    Earlier this summer, the Chattanooga Times Free Press ran a front page story in its Sunday edition about two of its area high schools going to great lengths to avoid playing Alcoa. After Signal Mountain was told by the Tennessee ...

  • Negro League star left behind more that stats Published 8/3/2011 at 2:40 p.m. 0 comments

    James “Cool Papa” Bell was married to the same woman, Clara, for 62 years. If you think that’s something, there’s a lot more to be learned about one of the greats of the game in the book “Amazing Baseball Heroes: ...

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