May. 01, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

Road to Spring Fling begins for Division I athletes

The last two months have all built up to this.

May. 01, 2014 @ 01:07 AM

Smokies beat Kershaw, Lookouts

Dustin Geiger was 2-for-2 with two runs batted in, John Andreoli was 2-for-4 with three runs and Rafael Lopez hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh as the Smokies defeated the Lookouts, 4-3, in the first game of a five game series at AT&T Field on Wednesday night.

Apr. 29, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Kathie O'Neill: From missing in action to Division I

 Eddie McCandless figured Kathie O’Neill had quit.

Apr. 28, 2014 @ 10:05 PM

Kris Bryant helps Smokies inch closer to .500

Smokies third baseman Kris Bryant slapped a run-scoring double down the left field line to extend his on-base streak to 24 as part of a four-run sixth inning, while starter Corey Black allowed a lone earned run in six solid innings to lead Tennessee to a 4-1 victory over the Huntsville Stars Monday evening at Smokies Stadium.

Apr. 28, 2014 @ 08:05 PM

Jessie Sharp is Pigeon Forge's 'energy pack'

Mired in a tight district battle with Fulton, Pigeon Forge pitcher Jessie Sharp ran to the dugout ready to fire up her teammates.

Apr. 28, 2014 @ 07:54 PM

Seymour sweeps county track and field titles

 Victoria Nelson spent her Sunday riding 12 hours in a car back from the beach. A day later, the Seymour junior won four events at the county track and field championships.

Apr. 25, 2014 @ 08:57 AM

Six-run inning powers Pigeon Forge to victory

This wasn’t looking good for the Pigeon Forge softball team.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 10:07 PM

Losses don't keep Sevier County down for long

 There have been a couple times this spring that the Sevier County baseball team could’ve let its season get out of hand.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 10:01 PM

Smokies win series behind Black's pitching, first-inning explosion

 The Smokies scored eight runs on five hits in the first to give starter Corey Black a comfortable cushion en route to a 9-1 victory over the Barons at Regions Field on Wednesday afternoon. Tennessee leaves Birmingham with a 3-2 series victory

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 09:18 PM

Gatlinburg-Pittman falls to Halls, 5-0

Some costly mistakes and timely hitting from Halls doomed Gatlinburg-Pittman’s baseball team on Tuesday.

Apr. 21, 2014 @ 11:13 PM

Devante Matthews powers Sevier County past Seymour, 6-1

Seymour baseball coach Scott Norman said rival Sevier County simply won all the big battles with runners in scoring position.

Apr. 21, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

Hood finishes marathon under three hours

This felt more like the Boston Marathons Dr. John Hood fondly remembers.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 10:35 PM

Kris Bryant, Rubi Silva power Smokies to 8-3 victory

Kris Bryant was 2-for-4 with three runs batted in, Rubi Silva drove in two and recorded his first multi hit game of the season and C.J. Edwards allowed just two runs over six innings pitched as the Smokies defeated the Barons 8-3 at Regions Field on Sunday evening.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 08:39 PM

Seymour sophomores get comfortable in the circle

 How does Miranda Duncan stay so stoic in the circle?

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

Pigeon Forge edges Carter in eighth, 2-1

Koleman Roach’s lead-off homer in the top of the eighth lifted Pigeon Forge to a 2-1 victory over district rival Carter on Friday.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 08:21 PM

Seymour softball beats Daniel Boone, 2-0

Seymour's bats weren't very warm as the weather cooled off under cloudy skies in the Lady Eagles' third game of the day at the Maryville Classic softball tournament in Blount Countyon Friday afternoon.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 03:14 PM

Gatlinburg-Pittman breaks decade-long losing streak to Pigeon Forge

 When the whistle blew at Hammonds Stadium, Will King’s fourth-minute goal was the only tally on the scoreboard.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 11:01 PM

Seymour softball sweeps South-Doyle behind Duncan, Irwin

Seymour’s softball team needed four runs to beat rival South-Doyle earlier this week.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Sevier County's Ben Huskey gets a shot at Division I golf

 When Ben Huskey sat down between his parents on Wednesday and signed his national letter of intent, he sealed a deal that seemed improbable a year ago.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

The King's Academy dedicates first new building in nearly half a century

The realization of one vision may just be the beginning at The King’s Academy.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 10:13 PM

Jackson knocks off Smokies, 6-4

Smokies catcher Rafael Lopez collected two hits, including a homer, and drove in two runs, while Jackson plated three late ninth inning tallies to give the Generals a 6-4 victory over Tennessee on Mondayevening at Smokies Stadium.

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Trevor Jain made adjustments to win Player of the Year

It was a name high school and college coaches weren’t familiar with before November.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Locals excel at Tennessee Relays

 Trevor Jain said he felt a little intimidated inside LaPorte Stadium.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 11:30 PM

Smokies walk off with 6-5 win

Smokies right-handed starter Corey Black fired five no-hit innings, while second baseman Stephen Bruno delivered a clutch ninth-inning single to give Tennessee a 6-5 walk-off victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts on Friday night at Smokies Stadium.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 08:49 PM

High School track stars hit college stage

Connor Bailey learned what it felt like to compete on the big-time college stage on Friday.