Week 2 Top 10

BY DANIEL SPARKMAN Our Top 3 stay the same after Week 2. A serious of losses changes the rest of the pack, we see Carter, Pigeon Forge and Grainger fall from the Top 10 and The King’s Academy rejoin with newcomers South-Doyle and Morristown East. South-Doyle finished the 2021 season at 6-5 after making it to the First Round of the Class 4A State Playoffs. They enter our Top 10 after a solid victory at Grace Christian – Knoxville. Morristown East finished last season at just 2-8, they enter our Top 10 after a win over Knoxville Halls and their …

Alcoa, Maryville Football Top Preseason Top 10

BY DANIEL SPARKMAN As we prepare for Week 1 of High School Football in Tennessee, we have placed the 19 football teams in our coverage area into a Top 10 list. These rankings are based on players that are returning to the team from last year, each team’s performance during the jamboree games, and a team’s previous records. With that said our preseason top 10: Alcoa Maryville Jefferson County Carter Sevier County Gatlinburg-Pittman TKA Pigeon Forge Morristown-West Seymour The Alcoa Tornadoes top the list as they are defending their Class 3A State Championship with a 2021 record of 14-1. Maryville …

Monger signs basketball scholarship with Johnson University

BY BRIAN HAMILTON SEYMOUR – McKenna Monger signed her letter of intent to play basketball at nearby Johnson University on Friday afternoon in the TKA gymnasium. Johnson University head coach Caylee Braziel stated that she discovered McKenna approximately three years ago, and on Friday afternoon, the Lady Royals made the hometown girl one of the family. “I’ve actually been following McKenna since she was a sophomore,” Braziel said. “We got in touch, and we saw her play and loved her presence down low.” While some young college students might want to branch out and explore, Johnson University and Braziel received …

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Knoxville Christian size too much for TKA in 76-57 loss

BY BRIAN HAMILTON SEYMOUR – The King’s Academy faced the daunting task of having to go up against Knoxville Christian, who might just have more size than Maryville College. The Knights boasted 6-11 Kosi Mgbejiofor, 6-8 Ogbonna Agbo and 6-7 Paul Stegman. “We wanted to try and attack those guys and I think we did a pretty good job of that,” TKA head coach Sean Jones said. “I thought it was really smart of them to put the big at the top of the zone and I don’t think we attacked that hard enough at times. I wanted to spread …

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Lady Lions route Knoxville Christian behind 26 from Tucker

BY BRIAN HAMILTON SEYMOUR – The Lady Lions welcomed Knoxville Christian to their home court on Friday night — a night that many local games were postponed due to the threat of winter weather — and the Lady Knights probably wished this contest was postponed, as TKA jumped out to a 29-7 first quarter lead, en route to an 87-18 win. Junior Juleigh Anne Tucker paced the Lady Lions in the first quarter with 19 points, finishing with a game-high 26. “She’s one of the ones that we try to go to early and get going early,” TKA head coach …