High school football action is in full swing in both Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Here are some fan photos from games around the region on Friday, Aug. 24. Share your photos with us by mentioning @tnsportslive on Twitter or emailing
"I don't see any end in sight. I want to keep going as long as they want to keep having me, and as long as I can do it effectively. ... I feel like I'm still getting better at it." — Roy Farne
When the high school football season changes from Week 1 to Week 2, it can oftentimes be a place where change rules.
Volunteer made the most of Happy Valley’s mistakes Friday night and gave Justin Pressley a victory in his head coaching debut with the Falcons.
The Joey Christian era as head coach of Dobyns-Bennett football kicks off Friday night with arguably the toughest game on the Indians’ schedule.
The business world may want to keep its eye on Church hill 7th-grader Myka Coward whose lemonade stand fundraiser to benefit fellow students has increased its profits more than 4,560 percent in the past five years.
Dobyns-Bennett enters the season as an early favorite to win the Big 6 Conference volleyball title, although every contest this season is seen as a competitive matchup.
“I feel we can make some big noise in the Big 7 and are looking for big things this season. We’re not going to rebuild. I hate that word ‘rebuild.’ We’re going to build on to what we have and make it really successful.”
The proposed fix is to drill down with auger type piers until they reach bedrock, which is about 32 feet, to create a new foundation for the Volunteer High School press box building.
Bill Craddock, who received a high school diploma Thursday in Rogersville, is also invited to walk with the Volunteer High School Class of 2019 next spring, and receive his diploma again in an official graduation ceremony.
Track athletes from both Cherokee and Volunteer high schools who qualified for the state meet this year were honored Thursday by the Hawkins County Board of Education, as were TMSAA state track meet qualifiers from Church Hill Middle and Surgoinsville Middle.
When Hawkins County Special Olympics chairperson Christy Thacker began working with Gabe Morelock in middle school, he was still very introverted, and rarely smiled or engaged his teachers and classmates.
The team earned an invitation to the June 25-29 national competition on March 19-21 when Volunteer's Criminal Justice SkillsUSA Chapter earned a total of 14 medals, including eight gold, at the state competition in Chattanooga.
Last week the Volunteer rifle team took first place in the NRA Junior Standing National Air Rifle Championships overall competition, with team Captain Jaden-Ann Fraser leading the team en route to another individual shooter national championship. Fraser then won another national title in the Junior Olympics.
Gabe Morelock was recently selected to compete in the Special Olympics USA Games July 1-6 in Seattle, Wash. He is only the second VHS student in school history to compete in the Special Olympics USA Games. Zac Bear was in the 2014 games in New Jersey.