For 365 days, the Pigeon Forge Tigers have had one goal in mind: Winning the state championship.
Friday night the Tigers did just that, coming from three runs down with three outs to go and riding workhorse ace Wil Crowe's arm to earn a 5-3 victory over the Goodpasture Christian Cougars in extra innings.
Exactly one year ago — to the day — the Pigeon Forge Tigers started planning for today’s game.
Three-hundred and sixty-five days ago, after being eliminated from the state tournament by Goodpasture Christian 3-0, the players and coaches began preparing for another shot.
Their time is now.
The Sevier County High School track and field team earned spots in the finals of four events at today’s TSSAA BlueCross Spring Fling State Championships with their performances in Thursday afternoon’s preliminaries.
The Pigeon Forge Tigers are one win away from playing for a state championship.
The Orange and Black (37-2) continued their assault on the Class AA tournament at the TSSAA BlueCross Spring Fling Wednesday afternoon with a 9-2 thumping of Murfreesboro Central (25-16).
Once you reach the state tournament, records don’t matter.
The Seymour Lady Eagles softball team, which entered play with the best record of any team in the field, found that out the hard way Wednesday.
With rain and storms approaching Tuesday night at the state tournament, the Pigeon Forge Tigers baseball team was looking to make quick work of their first-round opponent Elizabethton at Smyrna High School.
Athletes from Sevier County have qualified for eight track and field events at the 2013 TSSAA BlueCross Spring Fling to be held next week on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
The Pigeon Forge Tigers baseball team won a huge postseason tournament game ... again.
Early on in the Sevier County Smoky Bears sectional matchup with Farragut, it looked as though the Purple and White had found the secret formula to knock the Admirals off of the TSSAA State Tournament path.
The Seymour Lady Eagles (41-6-1) shut out the Farragut Lady Admirals 4-0 Friday in Seymour to secure a berth in the state playoffs, their third in three seasons.
Pigeon Forge High School has named a new head boys basketball coach, and for fans of county hoops that have been around awhile, he’s a familiar face.
John Kucela, who coached the Sevier County Smoky Bears from 1998-2001, was announced as the new coach Monday evening by PFHS principal Ben Clabo.
As new Northview Academy principal Greg Clark poured over the dozens of resumes he’d received for the openings in the school’s athletic department, one thing became clear.
He’d need special people to head up the burgeoning Cougars programs, which begin freshman play this fall, but won’t compete in TSSAA-sanctioned varsity athletics until the fall of 2015.
For the past three seasons Ray Smith has been staple on the line of scrimmage for the Sevier County Smoky Bears football team.
Now the Bears’ stalwart is moving on to Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky., and taking game to the next level.
A district championship was not in the cards for the Seymour Eagles soccer team Friday night in Morristown.
The Eagles (16-4-1) fell behind early 3-0 to the Morristown West Trojans (15-4) and could never battle back in their 4-2 loss of the District 2-AAA title game at Burke-Toney Stadium.
The Milligan Buffaloes are adding a Heard to the herd.
Seymour High School senior outfielder and pitcher Corey Heard inked college papers Friday making him the second Eagle this season to commit to the Milligan College Buffaloes baseball team.
The IMAC Championship baseball game was an epic, back-and-forth, extra-innings battle that saw the homestanding Sevier County Smoky Bears and Morristown West Trojans going toe-to-toe for 3 1⁄2 hours of high intensity hardball at Cliff Davis Field.
But in the end, it wasn’t the Bears’ day.
The Seymour Eagles staved off elimination Monday night at Cliff Davis Field with a thrilling 4-0 win over the Jefferson County Patriots.
“That was the Hunter Longmire we saw the first half of the season, just great command,” Seymour coach Scott Norman said of his junior righty, who pitched the complete, three-hit shutout.
After six seasons at the helm, Pigeon Forge boys basketball head coach Jonathan Shultz is stepping down.
Shultz, 33, told Pigeon Forge officials and his team the news on Monday.
When it rains, it pours.
Especially if you’re an opponent of the Pigeon Forge Tigers (31-2 overall) when senior ace Wil Crowe is on the field.
The Sevier County Smoky Bears tied a school-record for wins Saturday with a 5-0 win over arch-rival Seymour.
Thursday night’s senior night at the SCHS Soccer Complex had an extra special story wrapped in with the regular goodbyes and hugs of players graduating from their high school program.
The Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders 2013 baseball season came to an end Saturday with a 17-9 loss to Union County in the District 3-AA Tournament at Jack A. Parton Field at Pigeon Forge High School.
The Seymour Lady Eagles (35-6-1 overall) began their defense of their 2012 IMAC Tournament title Friday night with an 11-0 victory over cross-county foe SCHS at T.J. Carter Field.
Freshman Miranda Duncan tossed a perfect game for the Lady Eagles, retiring all 15 of the Bearettes she faced in the five-inning, mercy-shortened game. She struck out 10 of the 15 opposing hitters.
With the wind howling through Cliff Davis Field, the No. 1-seeded Sevier County Smoky Bears breezed through their first-round IMAC tournament Cocke County Friday night 11-2.
The Pigeon Forge Tigers were all business in their district tournament opener against the visiting Union County Patriots on Friday night, showing no early mercy in a 15-3 mercy rule affair at Jack A. Parton Field.