Lady Red pick up season sweep of Seymour despite 17-day layoff

BY BRIAN HAMILTON NEWPORT – Cocke County played its first game since January 6 on Tuesday night and the Lady Red showed no signs of rust, leading Seymour from start to finish for a 52-45 win. “It seemed like, tonight, every time they made a run, we were able to hit a big shot,” Cocke County coach Boddie Bible said after the game. “That’s huge. That’s how you win games. Credit Seymour, they made shots and they made us play until the buzzer.” “Our shots weren’t falling tonight, which is usually uncharacteristic, maybe it’s the time off, maybe it’s not,” …

‘It feels like it’s been forever’: Lady Cougars defeat Seymour for first time since 2021, end 7-game skid

BY BRIAN HAMILTON KODAK – Northview Academy appeared to be on a mission Friday night, as the Lady Cougars led from start to finish to defeat Seymour 61-50, ending a 7-game losing streak to the Lady Eagles that dated back to the 2020-21 season. “It feels like it’s been forever. It was really good for us mentally, especially this group of seniors, just knowing that we can do it,” Northview Academy coach Brooke Shelley said of the win. “It was such a great team win and such a balanced win. We came out and I thought our intensity was there …

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Smoky Mountain Sports Girl’s Top-10 (11/26)

Week 2 Top-10 Rankings Gatlinburg-Pittman (5-0) (11) Bearden (4-0) (8) Heritage (5-0) (1) Sevier County (4-1) Northview Academy (4-1) Seymour (3-1) The King’s Academy (2-2) Farragut (4-2) Morristown East (4-1) Pigeon Forge (3-0)


Smoky Mountain Sports Girl’s Top-10 (11/19)

Week 1 Top-10 Rankings Gatlinburg-Pittman (2-0) (13) Bearden (1-0) (7) Heritage (2-0) Sevier County (2-0) Northview Academy (3-0) The King’s Academy (0-1) Seymour (2-0) Alcoa (2-1) Farragut (2-1) Morristown East (3-0)    

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Seymour routs Carter 70-19 to earn berth in district championship game

BY BRIAN HAMILTON STRAWBERRY PLAINS – Seymour went about the semifinal round of the district tournament the same way it did in 2022, with a rout of Carter to advance to the championship game. The Lady Eagles got off to a hot start, offensively and defensively, en route to a 70-19 win, earning a rematch with Northview in the final, which it has won six straight against. Since the Lady Eagles had not played a game since last Friday, and will not play another until Monday, Seymour head coach Greg Hernandez said his goal was to make sure his team …

Lady Eagles

Lady Eagles top Grainger 54-25 for sixth straight win

BY BRIAN HAMILTON SEYMOUR – Seymour continued its hot shooting and defensive dominance on Monday night, as the Lady Eagles put the clamps on Grainger early and never let up. Seymour trailed once midway through the first quarter and never trailed again, as the Lady Grizzlies were unable to handle the Lady Eagles’ pressure defense, resulting in a 54-25 win for Seymour. After the Gatlinburg-Pittman loss over one month ago, Seymour was 4-6 and riding a four game losing streak. Since that game, the Lady Eagles have only lost one game, to Pebblebrook (GA) in the Tampa Bay Christmas Invitational. …

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Seymour’s Watson signs to play basketball at Roane State

BY BRIAN HAMILTON SEYMOUR – After missing most of her junior year with injuries and COVID-19, Emma Watson had a stellar senior season, helping lead Seymour to a district and region championship, as the Lady Eagles finished with 29 wins and fell just one short of a berth in the state tournament. Watson said she thought her senior year would be her last on the hardwood. “I went into my senior year without any offers, and no one had asked me anything or reached out because I was out all of last year, being hurt and then with COVID, so …