Perhaps before Luke Meade gets to walk across the stage, the Sullivan East alum may have to match the 15,248 miles Forest Gump ran in the blockbuster movie. Or maybe it just seems that way.
Seniors in Sullivan County Schools are enjoying a bonus graduation celebration this weekend with an opportunity to "Cross the Finish Line" at Bristol Motor Speedway. The special events at BMS do not replace the schools' graduation ceremonies.
One of the best shooters in Northeast Tennessee history — he’s on a short list, to be sure — Mark Mason made 86.6% of his free-throw attempts during his career at Sullivan East.
Sullivan East looked inward for its new boys basketball coach, choosing Dillon Faver to replace John Dyer.
Decision comes after a survey of seniors found 56 percent of participants favored the later dates for a traditional graduation over an earlier but more limited ceremony. A separate ceremony at Bristol Motor Speedway also is to be scheduled in May or early June. Of 625 seniors in four county high schools, 387 participated in the survey.
John Marin Harbaugh plans to seek a degree in biology and a minor in history at Tusculm University.
It started — and ended —quickly, but the 2020 high school baseball season in Tennessee won’t soon be forgotten in the Three Rivers Conference.
On Tuesday, faculty and staff at Sullivan East surprised seniors with a “drive-thru” parade of sorts celebrating the Class of 2020.
The Patriots dropped the interim tag and chose Simmons as their new head coach Friday. He replaces Mike Locke, who recently resigned after nine seasons to become East’s new athletic director.
Three players from the Three Rivers Conference made the TSWA Class AA all-state boys basketball team, released Tuesday.
Citing the novel coronavirus pandemic and closure of schools for the rest of 2019-20 school year, Sullivan County Director of Schools David Cox made the announcement in a video message that went up on the school system website 1 p.m. Saturday.
After rubbing elbows with some famous folks, Frank Hare settled down into a life that involved less of a spotlight. He began his student teaching at Blountville Junior High in the spring of 1968. When the 1971-72 school year rolled around, Hare received an opportunity that would change his life’s path.
If Frank Hare played a game of “6 degrees of separation” with most Northeast Tennessee folks, it would likely be hard to trump his collection. From Pennsylvania to Arizona to Milligan to Bluff City, he can share more than a handful of good stories.
Chuck Brown was a man ahead of his time — and the pack — during his running days at Sullivan East in the 1970s.
It would have been difficult for Sullivan South to come up with a more thrilling script for its first district boys basketball championship in 36 years.