May. 21, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

Gatlinburg-Pittman's Rick Cross successful despite battle with Crohn's disease

In nearly three decades of teaching and coaching, Rick Cross has built a cross country powerhouse at Gatlinburg-Pittman, sending at least an individual to state in 23 of his 29 seasons.

May. 21, 2014 @ 10:32 AM

Hiring a new coach an 'awesome responsibility'

Sevier County principal Toby Ward says hiring his school’s next football coach is an “awesome responsibility.”

May. 19, 2014 @ 08:14 PM

Search begins for next Sevier County football coach

 George Quarles started getting calls from colleagues when word of Steve Brewer’s resignation spread late Sunday.

May. 19, 2014 @ 07:26 PM

Steve Brewer follows his faith

You probably recognize him as the most high-profile coach at Sevier County High School.

May. 19, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

Steve Brewer through the years

May. 18, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

Steve Brewer steps down as Sevier County football coach

Steve Brewer will step down as Sevier County football coach on Monday

May. 18, 2014 @ 03:03 PM

Three to enter Hall of Fame

A pair of Sevier County standouts who went on to play in college and a pioneer of high school golf in the county will be honored Tuesday at The Smokies.

May. 16, 2014 @ 09:24 PM

Sevier County's season ends with second straight 11-0 loss

 One of the things that makes the state tournament so special is how hard it is to get there.

May. 15, 2014 @ 08:02 PM

Trevor Jain returns to state track meet

A year after making his first competitive jumps and finishing fifth in the state, Trevor Jain has a high jump championship in his sights.

May. 15, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

Sevier County must rebound from 11-0 loss in sectionals

May has been good to the Sevier County baseball team.

May. 13, 2014 @ 09:16 PM

Locals suffer tough losses in region tennis finals

A day after needing treatment for dehydration following a three-hour victory, Garrett Byrd couldn’t keep his season going.

May. 13, 2014 @ 12:11 AM

Smokies fall to Jackson

Jackson’s John Hicks hit a game tying double and Mike Dowd hit a two-run home run in the eighth as the Generals came back to beat the Smokies 8-6 at Generals Park on Monday night. Smokies’ reliever Austin Kirk suffered his first blown save and allowed four runs over two innings in the loss.


May. 12, 2014 @ 10:48 PM

Pigeon Forge falls in region semifinal to Catholic

Pigeon Forge knew it faced a challenge by being paired against Catholic in the Region 2-AA baseball semifinals on Monday in Knoxville.

May. 12, 2014 @ 10:45 PM

Sevier County returns to Region 1-AAA final

Sevier County topped Science Hill 8-2 in a Region 1-AAA Tournament semifinal Monday night at Cliff Davis Field.

May. 12, 2014 @ 09:32 PM

Seymour's season comes to an end in 8-2 loss to Daniel Boone

Thirty-two wins and a perfect regular season in District 2-AAA were of little consolation for the Seymour softball team on Monday.

May. 12, 2014 @ 09:05 AM

Smokies rally to beat Jackson, 17-13

 The Smokies erased a six-run, first-inning deficit with three runs in the second, one in the third and eight in the fourth as they came from behind to defeat the Generals 17-13 in Jackson on Sunday night. Rubi Silva was 4-for-6 with five runs batted in and Jorge Soler was 2-for-5 with four batted in for Tennessee.

May. 11, 2014 @ 12:46 AM

Bruno power Smokies to win

Tennessee second baseman Stephen Bruno set single game career highs with four hits, four runs batted in and two home runs in Tennessee’s come-from-behind 10-6  win versus the Jackson Generals on Saturday night at Generals Park.

May. 11, 2014 @ 12:46 AM

Sevier County sends relay team, two individuals to state in 400 meters

Hunter Miniard called it a man’s race.

May. 09, 2014 @ 10:43 PM

Smokies fall to Barons, 6-2

Barons starting pitcher Terry Doyle retired each of his final 14 batters faced, while catcher Kevan Smith recorded three hits and drove home two runs as Birmingham thwarted a late Smokies comeback attempt to avoid a series sweep and top Tennessee 6-2 on Friday night at Smokies Stadium.

May. 08, 2014 @ 10:48 PM

Smokies win fourth straight against Birmingham

 Tennessee right fielder Jorge Soler drove in two runs and reached base four times, while third baseman Kris Bryant launched his third longball in two nights and center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha delivered the game-winning two-run single in the Smokies’ 5-4 toppling of the Birmingham Barons on Thursday night at Smokies Stadium.

May. 08, 2014 @ 09:57 PM

South-Doyle grabs District 2-AAA title from Seymour with three in the seventh

Breaking out of a defensive standoff in which neither team could shift momentum, South-Doyle scored three runs in the top of the seventh to shut out Seymour, 3-0, and claim the District 2-AAA Softball Tournament on Thursday at Seymour Middle School.

May. 08, 2014 @ 03:49 PM

Austin Conner's 10th-inning homer lifts Sevier County to District 2-AAA title

Austin Conner wasn’t sure if the ball would get out of the park.

May. 06, 2014 @ 11:29 PM

Sevier County's Will Jones holds on to win district title

 Sevier County’s Will Jones held on in the third set against Morristown West’s Parker Ashford to win his second straight District 2-AAA singles title on Tuesday, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

May. 06, 2014 @ 10:55 PM

G-P, Pigeon Forge can't avoid elimination

 Facing elimination against a county rival, the Pigeon Forge softball team let its opponent make the mistakes.

May. 05, 2014 @ 10:52 PM

Pigeon Forge doesn't win district, but keeps playing

The Pigeon Forge baseball team didn’t repeat as district champs on Monday but at least the Tigers are still playing.