Thornhill and Miller earn District 3 bowling awards

By Steve Williams

Blake Thornhill and Gracie Miller have been selected the District 3 Bowlers of the Year for 2022.

The All-District 3 teams have also been announced.

The Boys/Coed Division includes Lara Calhoun, Central; Davis Bowlin, Gibbs; Brodi Rukse-Hawkins, Hardin Valley; Braden Allen, L&N STEM; Bryson Headrick, Abby Dalton and Cole Porter, Karns; Trey deForest, Lewis Niad and Adam Fouche, Oak Ridge; and Nicholas Johnson, Seth Stallings and Micah Taylor, Carter.

The Girls Division includes Lilly Woods and Josephine Eastgate, Oak Ridge; Maliyah Smith, Lilly Pryor and Jordann Reagan, Gibbs; and Isabelle Gibson, Kayla Rucker  and Hallie Lane, Carter.

Carter, coached by Ray Wynn, swept this season’s District 3 team championships and will compete in the Region 2 tournament after the holidays. The Gibbs girls team and the Karns boys team, which were District 3 runners-up, also will advance to the region tourney at Pigeon Forge.


NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Powell High had two football players to officially announce their college choices Dec. 21 – wide receiver Ayden Greene (Virginia Tech) and quarterback Jordyn Potts (Tennessee Tech).

Kicker Reese Keeney of Farragut signed with Rice University.

In a signing ceremony at Knoxville Catholic, three student-athletes signed letters of intent that will chart their academic and athletic careers. They were Blair Cherry (Carson Newman) in volleyball, Trevor Duncan (Tennessee) in football and Brock Taylor (Vanderbilt) in football.

LAMAR BROWN of West has been named the head coach of the 2023 Knox County All-Star football team that will play the East Tennessee All-Stars in the Commercial Bank Rivalry Showcase game, presented by Food City, announced Mark Packer recently on Twitter.

Kingston’s Brian Pankey will be the head coach of the ET All-Stars.

The post-season contest is tied at 1-1 and a site for next year’s game has yet to be named.

CADE BALLARD, former Greeneville High standout, was the quarterback for Army in the Black Knights’ recent overtime win over Navy.

Central brothers Kalib and Liam Fortner were freshmen on the Navy roster this season.