Gatlinburg-Pittman Volleyball

Lady Highlanders finish runner-up in region after South Greene sweep

BY BRIAN HAMILTON GATLINBURG – The Lady Highlanders’ thrilling win in five sets over North Greene was met with a region championship match with defending state champion South Greene later Tuesday night. Gatlinburg-Pittman held strong for most of the first set, but ultimately succumbed to the Lady Rebels’ high-flying kills and fell three sets to none in the match (25-16, 25-13, 25-11). The Lady Highlanders will have one more opportunity to extend the season on Thursday in the substate round. “Well, if you lose, you go home. If you win, you go to the state tournament,” Gatlinburg-Pittman head coach Hagen …

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Lady Highlanders edge North Greene in 5th set after leading 2-0

BY BRIAN HAMILTON GATLINBURG – The Lady Highlanders rallied from an 11-9 deficit in the fifth frame to hold off a pesky North Greene team after taking a commanding 2-0 lead in the first two sets. After giving up sets three and four and trailing in the fifth, Steffi Johnson was able to hit the winning shot across, which was unable to be returned, giving Gatlinburg-Pittman the fifth set 15-13 and the match 3-2. “I think my team loves to give the crowd and the coaching staff a heart attack every game that we play, so why make it different …

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 …