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In a game with high stakes on the line, Sequoyah senior John-Douglas Wiggins decided he wasn’t ready for his season to be over. The versatile player who also quarterbacks the football team put up a standout 30-point performance and aided in a second half surge that carried sixth-seeded Sequo…

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Boxers from the Monroe County Boxing Club recently participated in Spar Day of America in Nashville. Boxers are getting prepared for a boxing show in Madisonville at the Monroe County Boxing Club on March 9. Boxing starts at 6 p.m. and boxers from the club and other boxing teams throughout t…

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Sequoyah’s Lady Chiefs missed some wide open layups on Thursday night, but it turned out that they were accurate when it mattered the most. The Lady Chiefs finished the game going 8-for-8 from the free throw stripe to separate from Polk County and take a 46-34 win to advance to the district …

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Sweetwater got out to a sluggish start on Wednesday night against Loudon and allowed the Lady Redskins to hang around for much of the first half, but the Lady Cats pulled away in the second half to take a 42-25 win. The win propels the Lady Cats into Friday’s district semifinals against McMi…

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Sweetwater Junior High Football is off and running now, shortly after the program was created by the Sweetwater Board of Education in a recent meeting. The school has chosen junior high math teacher Jeremy Lorenz to head up the first version of the program and he is excited to get to hit the…

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Trey Howard and Olivia White were crowned Sequoyah High School’s Homecoming king and queen last week.

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The Tigers opened the new season in impressive fashion by defeating Marian University, 9-1, 2-1 and 4-1 in the opening weekend series. The Tigers pitching staff was impressive all weekend only allowing one earned run while striking out 26.

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Players wrestle for the ball in the Smoky Mountain Athletic Conference championship game. The Tellico Cubs fell short, losing to Philadelphia in the title game.

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Tellico Plains Jr. High’s Lady Cubs won the championship of the Smoky Mountain Athletic Conference on Tuesday at Tellico Plains Jr. High.

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The Loudon Redskins who are on a hot streak and currently near the top of their own district had no trouble with the Bears on Friday night. Tellico found themselves down 29-12 at the end of the first quarter as Loudon was quick to put points on the board. Tellico’s Dale Rinehart added a thre…

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Friday night was Homecoming at the Chop House and the Kingston Yellowjackets paid a visit to take on the Lady Chiefs and Chiefs. Olivia White and Trey Howard were crowned Homecoming Queen and King between a tough loss for the Lady Chiefs and a solid win for the Chiefs.

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Sweetwater’s Dominique Oggs, right, and Kolbe Billingsley, left, were each presented with their 1,000 point balls on Friday night before tip off against Polk County. The two seniors each reached the milestone earlier in the season. Oggs and Billingsley are pictured with coach Jeremy Henderso…

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It’s no secret that Sequoyah basketball isn’t happy with its overall record at the moment, but there are still good things happening with the team that makes them stand out from the crowd.

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The Tellico Plains Junior High School Cubs won the championship game versus Madisonville Middle School on Saturday night, 54-41, in the Monroe County Middle School Basketball Tournament, which was held at Sequoyah High School, to secure their fifth straight Monroe County title.

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The Tellico Plains Junior High School Lady Cubs defeated Rural Vale School on Saturday night to take the title of Monroe County champions in the county Middle School Basketball Tournament, making it a sweep for TPJHS in the 2018-19 county championship games.

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A winter weather front that brought frigid temperatures and snow to the Monroe County area on Tuesday delayed some basketball games originally scheduled for Tuesday night.  

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Sweetwater Junior High’s Lady Cats made the trip to Sevierville on Saturday for a Class AA Sectional game, but the Lady Cats fell behind early and couldn’t recover in a 48-36 loss to Robertsville Middle that ends their season one game short of the state tournament sectional quarterfinals.

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Tellico Thunder softball signups

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Sequoyah High School’s Mallorie Harrell signed with Tennessee Wesleyan University on Wednesday to continue her education and basketball career.

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The Rotary Club of Tellico Lake will be hosting its annual charity dinner at the First Baptist Church in Tellico Village on Friday, March 22. This year’s speaker is Roy Kramer, who for years served as Commissioner for the SEC Conference. He will be introduced by Phillip Fulmer from the Unive…

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Kolbe Billingsley pulls up for a 3-pointer in Sweetwater’s win over Alcoa on Tuesday.

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Trinity Upton takes the shot for Sweetwater in a loss to Alcoa on Tuesday. It was the third straight loss for the Lady Cats after a brief hot streak.

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Austin Long pulls up for the jump shot in Sweetwater’s comeback win over Alcoa on Tuesday.

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Sweetwater faced off with Kingston for a second time this season Monday night, and the results were unchanged from the first meeting. The Lady Cats fell to the Lady Jackets while the Wildcats cruised to victory.

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Luke Mashburn signed with Bryan College in baseball this week at Sweetwater High School.

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The Sweetwater Wildcats are off to one of the best starts in the state of Tennessee and are currently climbing the state ranking thanks to a start that saw them go 14-1 in the first 15 games, with the lone loss coming in double overtime. According to the coaching staff, there’s no magic invo…

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The Wildcats and Lady Cats hosted Loudon on Tuesday, and though the Lady Cats pulled out an impressive victory, the Wildcats fell in a game that was tight from start to finish.

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The Sequoyah Lady Chiefs and Chiefs got back to district play on Tuesday night making the trek along Highway 411 to Benton to take on the Polk County Wildcats. This district rivalry always seems to provide excitement and controversy and Tuesday night was no exception. The Lady Chiefs rebound…

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Sweetwater High School honored the 25th anniversary of their basketball state title by recognizing members of the team at halftime Friday night.