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.
Jeremy Johnston likes to say fitness saved his life.
Seymour had a huge weekend in Greene County, leaving the Greeneville Invitational with three champions and a runner-up.
Tennessee sportsmen will be venturing to the woods for one of the state’s traditions with the annual opening of gun season for deer on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The 2013 season opens Nov. 23.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be setting up deer checking stations at several East Tennessee locations to obtain samples for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing.
Gatlinburg-Pittman, Pigeon Forge, Seymour and Sevier County High Schools, in conjunction with LeConte Sports Medicine, have all been selected as the recipients of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School Award for their Secondary School Athletics.
The Sevier County Bears from Sevierville have been selected to play in the Cooperstown (N.Y.) Dreams Park and American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament during the week of July 13.
It looked like a meeting of the minds at Householder Field Saturday afternoon as Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner, Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters and Assistant County Mayor Greg Patterson surveyed the work being done on the playing surface.
Chicago Cubs Charities will contribute $5,000 towards outfielder Ty Wright’s efforts to raise funds for the people devastated by the tornadoes in Central Oklahoma. The Tennessee Smokies and Wright have also started an online auction of sports memorabilia to raise additional funds to send to Oklahoma. All proceeds will benefit the relief efforts of the Central Oklahoma Red Cross.
Like millions of boys across the Western Hemisphere, Wil Crowe decided at an early age that he wanted to be a Major League baseball player.
But unlike the vast majority of those boys, Crowe has worked to build the skill-set to do so.
Sixteen swimmers represented Sevier Aquatic Club in the recent USA Swimming Southeastern District Championships held at McCallie School in Chattanooga.
With the recent hiring of new head football coach Ken Karcher and a big building project, The King’s Academy has signaled what could be a dramatic change for the K-12 private school in Seymour.
This past June, two friends and film school graduates from Sevierville — Drew Simms and Jeff Brown — with travel mates Jani Taljaard and Daniel Delph, set off for a walk in the woods.
And 2,184 miles later, the pair — without Taljaard and Delph, who ventured out on their own at different points on the trail — completed the greatest journey of their lifetimes.
Joy Lynn Lyon, a senior at The King’s Academy, competed in the Southern Powerlifting Federation Record Breakers Meet earlier this month at the Glenstone Lodge in Gatlinburg.
Sevier County High School’s swim team splashed over Anderson County by the final score of 158-25 in a recent meet.