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  • Russell ready to run with Lady Buffaloes Published 8/3/2011 at 2:38 p.m. 0 comments

    Kingston decided not to guard her; So Kylie Russell torched the place. The former Alcoa guard’s seven 3-pointers in a district-tournament win over the Yellow Jackets two years ago remains one of the top five shooting performances of the last ...

  • The G.Q. story Published 7/27/2011 at 1:37 p.m. 0 comments

    D.B., huh? Interesting, lots of headline possibilities, but it’s just not G.Q. Initials were all former Maryville High School coach Tim Hammontree would volunteer when asked who else had applied for the job as the Rebels new offensive coordinator/freshman/junior varsity ...

  • How I spent my summer vacation: Tornadoes, Rebels follow proven blueprint for success Published 7/27/2011 at 1:36 p.m. 0 comments

    With Alcoa and Maryville looking to yet again repeat as state champions, everyone associated with both programs understands the blueprint for a successful season. “You always got to go hard,” Tornado senior Vanderbilt Hambrick said. “Everything we do, we go ...

  • Patton pending: Elite 11 selection highlights opening of 7-on-7 camps Published 7/21/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Tim Tebow, Drew Brees, Jay Cutler, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers Matt Schaub, Vince Young, Matthew Stafford, Mark Sanchez . . . Maryville High School senior Patton Robinette joined an impressive fraternity on Monday when he began ...

  • How I spent my summer vacation: Area football teams ramp up conditioning as season nears Published 7/20/2011 at 12:30 p.m. 0 comments

    With the completion of the BlueCross Bowls back in December, the seemingly endless offseason officially began for Blount County’s four football programs. Have no fear. The wait is almost over. With the third weekend in August serving as opening week ...

  • Sherman named to Diamonds Showcase Published 7/20/2011 at 12:29 p.m. 0 comments

    McKenzie Sherman cemented her place as one of the area’s top receivers this spring. With selection to the exclusive Queen of Diamonds Showcase South in September, the Heritage High School junior is about to go regional.

  • Passing camp honoring MC coach a major hit Published 7/20/2011 at 12:28 p.m. 0 comments

    Cody Bowers would be so proud. Three years after the former Maryville College assistant football coach died tragically in an on-campus automobile accident, the high school passing camp begun to honor his memory is enjoying unprecedented success. The Maryville College ...

  • Resmondo for the defense: Championship 4-peat built around stellar fielding Published 7/13/2011 at 4:04 p.m. 0 comments

    Chicks can dig the long ball all they want. Resmondo will just keep right on winning championships. The nation’s top-ranked team made it a record four in a row last Sunday morning at Sandy Springs Park, routing GTL/Cartel, 27-12, in ...

  • Village Green claims SMI championship Published 7/13/2011 at 4:03 p.m. 0 comments

    Village Green claimed the championship of the Smoky Mountain Invitation swim meet over the weekend at Springbrook Pool. Better than 1,400 swimmers representing 27 teams took part in the two-day meet, considered the world’s largest for summer-only swimmers. The Gulf ...

  • Holcomb recovery from hunting accident ‘a blessing’ Published 7/13/2011 at 3:36 p.m. 0 comments

    Nathan Holcomb homered during his first trip to the Smoky Mountain Classic five years ago. He was 18, a college baseball pitching prospect and, at 6-foot-8, an athlete of truly biblical proportions. The Seacoast Reebok designated hitter went deep again ...

  • Cobb credits community impact for successes Published 7/6/2011 at 4:03 p.m. 0 comments

    Jim Taylor! It doesn’t get any bigger when it comes to the Green Bay Packers. Huge. Randall Cobb’s wait to the second day of April’s NFL Draft might have been a frustrating one, but the Packers made sure the former ...

  • Rebels’ Rouse, Bowerman ready for life in opposing dugouts Published 7/6/2011 at 4:02 p.m. 0 comments

    Ever since their acquaintance in the first grade halls of Foothills Elementary School some 11 years ago, Maryville’s Andrew Rouse and Andrew Bowerman have always been linked together. Same first name, same love of the game of baseball and, most ...

  • East Tennessee Perimeter Passing Day scheduled Published 7/6/2011 at 4:01 p.m. 0 comments

    Maryville College will host the 2011 East Tennessee 7 on 7 Perimeter Passing Day on July 16. Games will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude by 6 p.m. The event was organized in memory of Cody Bowers, a Scots coach ...

  • Smoky Mountain Invitational Swim meet this weekend Published 7/6/2011 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments

    The 38th annual Smoky Mountain Invitational swim meet is scheduled for this weekend at Springbrook Pool in Alcoa. The largest outdoor swim meet in the United States, the invitational for summer-only swimmers begins Saturday at 9 a.m. for competitors 11 ...

  • Alcoa hires former Vols assistant Jones as new coach Published 7/6/2011 at 9:31 a.m. 1 comment

    Dr. Brian Bell’s first hire as Director of Schools for the City of Alcoa is a doozy. Bell confirmed Wednesday morning that former University of Tennessee assistant head coach Tony Jones Jr. has been hired as the new boys basketball ...

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