Alcoa Champs

Lady Tornadoes defeat Knox Catholic to win Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies’ Classic

BY BRIAN HAMILTON Greeneville – Alcoa ended 2022 on a positive note Saturday night, as the Lady Tornadoes (14-1) defeated Knox Catholic (8-9) by a score of 58-47 to win their first ever Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies’ Classic in Greeneville. The tournament is the second that Alcoa has won over the holiday break, as the Lady Tornadoes won the KSV Events Holiday Tournament in Orlando, Fla. before Christmas. “It says a lot about our team and the toughness we have” Alcoa coach David Baumann said. “That’s what we talked about before this game. We said, ‘This will be a suck …

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The Return of the Mak: Bremer’s big game helps Alcoa defeat Upperman, earn berth in championship game

BY BRIAN HAMILTON Greeneville – Alcoa moved into the Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies’ Classic championship on Saturday, in large part to a gutty performance by senior Mak Bremer, who helped the Lady Tornadoes overcome a 13-point third quarter deficit and come away with a 42-41 win over defending Class 3A champs Upperman. Bremer saw her junior season end in the season opener of 2021, as she suffered an ACL tear while driving to the hoop on November 18 against McMinn Central. Bremer, now a senior, did not want to see her team go down in the semifinal against Upperman and …

Alcoa, Gatlinburg-Pittman Take First Two Spots in Week 8 Top 10

BY: DANIEL SPARKMAN Alcoa, Gatlinburg-Pittman have proven their worth continually defeating strong opponents, so this week they take the first two spots in our Week 8 Top 10. Gatlinburg-Pittman jumps Maryville after their 48-40 victory over Hampton. Alcoa and Maryville both had byes in Week 8, along with Sevier County and Pigeon Forge. Jefferson County defeated Hardin Valley 17-7 on Friday night. Carter evened out their record to 4-4 after their win at Morristown West by a score of 13-7. Grainger drops after their 20-7 loss to Northview Academy. Finally, Cosby drops their game at Oakdale 50-12. Here is our Week …

Week 7 Leaves Three One-Loss Teams Remaining in Top 10

BY DANIEL SPARKMAN Alcoa, Gatlinburg-Pittman and Sevier County are our only remaining teams with just one loss. Morristown West and Jefferson County each have two. This week Heritage drops out of the Top 10 after a 41-0 loss to still undefeated West. And for the first time this season, Lakeway Christian drops from the Top 10 after losing their last four games and dropping to 3-4 on the season. This team has already amassed more on the field wins than in their previous two seasons combined. This week Pigeon Forge hops back in at #9 after a 21-20 victory over …

No Unbeatens Remain in Week 6 Top 10

BY DANIEL SPARKMAN In Week 6 our last unbeaten, Alcoa, falls to undefeated West on Rivalry Thursday. Seymour and Cosby both drop from the Top 10. Seymour took a 55-0 beating by Heritage, which lifted Heritage into the #8 spot. Cosby took a 16 point loss to Cloudland at home. Grainger moves back into the Top 10 at #9 after defeating Union County 33-12. Here is our Week 6 Top 10: Maryville (5-1) Alcoa (5-1) Gatlinburg-Pittman (5-1) Sevier County (5-1) Jefferson County (4-1) Morristown West (4-2) Carter (3-3) Heritage (3-3) Grainger (3-3) Lakeway Christian (3-3)