Tanner Cook

Sports Reporter


I graduated from Abingdon ('13) and King University ('17). I am an Eagle Scout. I love to run, write historical pieces and do anything outdoors related. I've been a sports writer since May 2017.


June 6th

Home town

Abingdon, Virginia

J.I. Burton's Major Griffey goes into the turn at the 1992 VHSL Group A state outdoor meet in Wytheville, passing an Essex runner. Griffey wou…

J.I. Burton's Major Griffey was a three-time state individual champion and was the first person to break 50 seconds in the 400 at the prestigi…

Daniel Boone’s McKenna Dietz sets up the ball for a kill against Dobyns-Bennett last season.

Outside hitter Taylor Wilson (3) skies for the ball in a match last season against Sullivan South inside the Dickie Warren Dome.


Playing under a new coach — and eventually on a new field of artificial turf — Volunteer football offers plenty to be excited about this season. One of the players who can create even more excitement is senior running back Cameron Johnson.

Volunteer running back Cameron Johnson nearly topped 1,000 yards last year as a junior and one of his goals his senior season is to achieve th…

In the history of Northeast Tennessee basketball, there have been some pleasant surprises but few, if any, can compare to what little Watauga Academy accomplished in the old 16th District tournament in 1938.

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