Pigeon Forge’s Trevor Jain cleared six feet, four inches on Friday to finish third in the class A/AA high jump at the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s track and field championships. Jain, in just his second year jumping, tied the mark for his best jump in competition and moved up two spots from his fifth-place finish last year at Middle Tennessee State University. Each of Friday’s top three competitors cleared 6-4, but CPA’s Zack Weatherly cleared it on his first attempt to win the title. Torran Davis reached the height on his second attempt to come in second for Red Bank while Jain cleared the bar on his third and final attempt. All three failed to clear 6-6.
A year ago, Trevor Jain was still a rookie in the high jump when he made it all the way to the state championships.
Thursday was a tough day for Sevier County.
It’s time to get serious.
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.
Sevier County principal Toby Ward says hiring his school’s next football coach is an “awesome responsibility.”
George Quarles started getting calls from colleagues when word of Steve Brewer’s resignation spread late Sunday.
You probably recognize him as the most high-profile coach at Sevier County High School.
Steve Brewer will step down as Sevier County football coach on Monday
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.
One of the things that makes the state tournament so special is how hard it is to get there.
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 has been good to the Sevier County baseball team.
A day after needing treatment for dehydration following a three-hour victory, Garrett Byrd couldn’t keep his season going.
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 night. Smokies’ reliever Austin Kirk suffered his first blown save and allowed four runs over two innings in the loss.
Pigeon Forge knew it faced a challenge by being paired against Catholic in the Region 2-AA baseball semifinals on Monday in Knoxville.
Sevier County topped Science Hill 8-2 in a Region 1-AAA Tournament semifinal night at Cliff Davis Field.
Thirty-two wins and a perfect regular season in District 2-AAA were of little consolation for the Seymour softball team on Monday.
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.
Hunter Miniard called it a man’s race.
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.
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.
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.