High School Sports

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 10:49 PM

G-P girls return to district title game

 Katie Parton yelled, “Shoot!” to her freshman guard.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 10:47 PM

Sevier County finishes third in 2-AAA tournament

The Sevier County Smoky Bears saved their best for last on Saturday, rallying in the fourth quarter to win the District 2-AAA tournament consolation game, 64-52, over Morristown East at South-Doyle High School. Sevier County trailed throughout the contest until grabbing the lead, 42-40, on a Justin Barnett 3-pointer as the final period opened. Barnett, who finished with 13 points, scored 10 in the quarter to put the Bears in front by nine, 53-44, with four minutes remaining.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 09:51 PM

Pigeon Forge wins team wrestling state title

 Pigeon Forge's trophy case will need an expansion.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 01:03 AM

Four Pigeon Forge wrestlers still chasing state titles

 Pigeon Forge won’t have an individual repeat at the state championships.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 01:01 AM

Smoky Bears fall to Jefferson County in district semifinals

 Jefferson County raced out to an 18-point first-quarter lead over Sevier County in the District 2-AAA tournament boys basketball semifinals at South-Doyle on Friday night, and the Smoky Bears spent the remainder of the game trying to catch up.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 01:00 AM

Cosby holds off Northview in 2-A semifinals

The Cosby Eagles soared to a big early lead and managed to hold off a scrappy Northview Academy squad for a 62-54 victory in a District 2-A Tournament semifinal on Friday night.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 12:58 AM

Pigeon Forge girls reach region tournament with win over Carter

Pigeon Forge should be in the District 3-AA semifinals on paper.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 12:55 AM

Big first half helps Gatlinburg-Pittman oust Pigeon Forge from district tournament

 When Gatlinburg-Pittman got Pigeon Forge in a hole on Friday night, the Highlanders put their foot on the gas.

Feb. 13, 2015 @ 06:58 PM

Sevierville's Blake Jones will start seventh at Daytona on Saturday

It’s no surprise Blake Jones calls driving at Daytona International Speedway a dream.

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 09:00 PM

Northview boys reach region tournament

Schools can wallow for years in search of a region tournament berth.

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 08:32 PM

Sevier County keeps season alive with win over Cherokee

Despite trailing since midway through the first quarter, Sevier County found themselves in a tie game with four minutes remaining in Thursday’s district 2AAA quarterfinal matchup against Cherokee.

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 10:18 AM

Northview's Tinoco ready for state wrestling debut

It'll be a series of historic firsts for Genesis Tinoco at this weekend's state wrestling tournament.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 10:43 PM

Sevier County bows out in District 2-AAA opener

This was supposed to be a special season for the Sevier County girls basketball team.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 08:37 PM

Seymour keeps it close before falling to Cocke County

There wasn’t the normal barrage of 3-pointers from Semour in the first half on Tuesday night.

Feb. 09, 2015 @ 08:04 PM

Seymour rally isn't enough against South-Doyle

 It would’ve been easy for the Seymour girls basketball team to pack things in at halftime on Monday night.

Feb. 09, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

Gatlinburg-Pittman's new baseball coach excited about season's arrival

If this weekend’s weather wasn’t an indication of the impending arrival of spring, Monday certainly was.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 09:54 PM

Pigeon Forge sends a record 14 wrestlers to state

 Pigeon Forge just keeps finding new ways to outdo itself.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 09:47 PM

Royals' Hochevar visits with Sevier County Baseball team

 Luke Hochevar began stretching and warming up, going through his typical routine before a bullpen session.

Feb. 06, 2015 @ 11:41 PM

Pigeon Forge falls to Seymour in overtime on an emotional senior night

Friday night was already guaranteed to be an emotional one.

Feb. 06, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

Highlanders hold off Sevier County

When you have two girls standing 6-foot-2 under the hoop, it can be tough for anyone to score.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Pigeon Forge's Hunter Thomas gets a chance to play

 It’s a date that’s been on Hunter Thomas’ mind for weeks.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 05:09 PM

Edward Holland tries to mold Sevier County wrestling into a winner

When he wrestled at Pigeon Forge High School, Edward Holland underwent a transformation.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Four local players sign with Tusculum

It’s gone from having one player from Sevier County to being one of the most popular destinations for the county’s football players. Tusculum College made a splash on National Signing Day, locking up National Letters of Intent from four athletes at three different schools in Sevier County. That included two teammates at Pigeon Forge in Christian Sisto and Jerrod Jinnette who were recruited early by the Division II Pioneers.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

TKA's Jason Maduafokwa and Seymour's JJ Jerman join plenty of local talent in Johnson City

 They never faced each other on the field, but Jason Maduafokwa and JJ Jerman built standout high school football careers across the street from each other.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Sevier County's Rice signs with Jacksonville State

 Sept. 19 will be a day Sevier County football fans can circle on their calendar.