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Let the hitting begin!

By Steve Williams Another high school football season is almost upon us. Three weeks from now, without fail, the summer temperatures will drop and there will be a nip in…

Walkin’ the walk trumps talkin’ the talk

By Steve Williams A Tiny comment could create a big fuss in November The message on the sign at the Washington Pike Baptist Church was meant for everyone and folks…

A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Versatile Troutman made his mark at Austin-East

A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Versatile Troutman made his mark at Austin-East

By Steve Williams Dennis Troutman’s athletic resume was so impressive this past school year, Austin-East High School changed tradition and named him its overall Athlete of the Year, said athletic…

A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Focus recognizes local high school Athletes of the Year

A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Focus recognizes local high school Athletes of the Year

By Steve Williams It is a special group, made up of talented young athletes. But in many cases, the field of play is not the only place where they shine.…

A STROKE OF LUCK: Carter’s Heath Woods returns to coaching thankful and appreciative

By Steve Williams There was a moment in Carter High’s spring football scrimmage against Hardin Valley Academy that created an uneasy feeling for some observers. Carter head coach Heath Woods…

All of a sudden, Vols really need a point guard

By Steve Williams Remember the United States Army recruiting picture of Uncle Sam pointing his finger and declaring, “I Want You!” Keep that in mind as you read on, except…

Tyler Bray has one more chance to get it right

By Steve Williams Tyler Bray is not a role model. This is not a news flash. Many of us have known this for a long time. Even Derek Dooley, but…

Big turnout shows fans’ appreciation of new UT coach

By Steve Williams Since Butch Jones became University of Tennessee’s head football coach last December, everything he touches seems to turn to gold, or in this case, orange. Even the…

Even if it’s not at UT, Mathieu is close to a Division 1 ride

By Steve Williams There is still room in NCAA Division 1 basketball for the little man. We’ve seen plenty of good examples in this year’s postseason play. Diminutive guards Russ…

Former Central point guard could give Vols some pizzazz

By Steve Williams There were times this basketball season when Tennessee Vols fans were either complaining or yawning or doing both. That old saying in sports about “offense sells tickets…