When Ben Huskey sat down between his parents on Wednesday and signed his national letter of intent, he sealed a deal that seemed improbable a year ago.
The realization of one vision may just be the beginning at The King’s Academy.
Smokies catcher Rafael Lopez collected two hits, including a homer, and drove in two runs, while Jackson plated three late ninth inning tallies to give the Generals a 6-4 victory over Tennessee on Mondayevening at Smokies Stadium.
It was a name high school and college coaches weren’t familiar with before November.
Trevor Jain said he felt a little intimidated inside LaPorte Stadium.
Smokies right-handed starter Corey Black fired five no-hit innings, while second baseman Stephen Bruno delivered a clutch ninth-inning single to give Tennessee a 6-5 walk-off victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts on Friday night at Smokies Stadium.
Connor Bailey learned what it felt like to compete on the big-time college stage on Friday.
Miranda Duncan already has a perfect game to her credit.
Dick Davis took a long glance out over Smokies Stadium on Wednesday morning.
Tennessee right-hander C.J. Edwards allowed a lone earned run in 5 2/3 innings, while catcher Rafael Lopez came through in the clutch with a two-out two-run double in the sixth, to propel the Smokies to a 3-1 home opener victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts in front of 4,899 fans on Friday evening at Smokies Stadium.
Jennifer Miller spent much of the last several games jumping up and down like the ground beneath her feet was on fire.
A pair of runs in the second was all Pigeon Forge pitcher Turner Whaley needed in a 2-1 victory over Union County on Tuesday.
Pensacola starting pitcher Michael Lorenzen struck out seven over seven scoreless innings to power the Blue Wahoos to a 3-2 win over the Tennessee Smokies in the finale of a five-game series on Monday night.
Dustin Geiger hit a solo home run in the ninth, but the Smokies failed to score again in the final frame and lost their second straight game 3-2 to the Blue Wahoos at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium night.
Pensacola picked up a seven-inning shutout of Tennessee on a Saturday night where top-level pitching talent took the mount at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium.
Sevier County baseball coach Casey Taylor said his team could be seeing its season getting away after back-to-back losses to Dobyns-Bennett and Pigeon Forge this week.
Leadership was high on the priority list for Gatlinburg-Pittman point guard Haris Price entering her junior season.
Kris Bryant's second homer in as many night was the difference for the Tennessee Smokies on Friday.
The Pigeon Forge Tigers traveled to county rival Sevier County and took a narrow 4-3 win over the Bears on Friday night at Cliff Davis Field.
Coach Bryan Atchley said it was perhaps the prettiest goal his Sevier County boys soccer team had all year.
The bases were still 90 feet apart but there was something special about Sevier County’s temporary home on Wednesday.
Kris Bryant hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat for Tennessee but the Smokies couldn't hold a 5-0 lead in a 6-5 loss to Pensacola at Bayfront Stadium night.
It was a goalless draw that was just begging for a game-winner.
The word grind gets tossed around a lot these days on ball fields and courts.