Ooltewah

Front-runner: McCallie (7-0, 3-0). The Blue Tornado have beat two previously unbeaten East/Middle region teams in Ensworth and Baylor.

Ooltewah was in command practically from start to finish Wednesday and defeated East Hamilton 3-0 in the championship match of the District 5-AAA high school volleyball tournament at Soddy-Daisy. Set scores were 25-10, 25-15, 25-13.

Signal Mountain running back Skye Wilson is through for the year after learning Monday that he has a torn ACL, a torn MCL and torn meniscus in his left knee.

Either Ooltewah's Lady Owls love being a target on the volleyball court, or they've grown accustomed to it. Either way, they've embraced it.

Earlier this football season a Soddy-Daisy player was injured seriously enough that the school's athletic trainers and the first responders did not want to move him.

Another year of experience was only going to benefit the Ooltewah secondary. And it has, on some of the biggest stages the Owls have performed this season.

Storyline: The Panthers have struggled offensively and without defensive help might be winless going into the District 6-AA game.

Scottsboro running back DeKarlos Billingsley set the school single-game rushing record with 333 yards in the team’s loss to North Jackson last week.

  • Oct. 3rd, 2014  |

In recent years, college football Saturdays across the country have been christened by alliteration to try to magnify the meaning.

Sammy Seamster, who parlayed two years of high school football into a college career at Middle Tennessee State University and the start of a career in the National Football League, will have his high school jersey number retired in a ceremony Thursday afternoon at Ooltewah High.

It's big-game week with a number of rivalries sprinkled in for additional flavor, and the average fan, those with loyalty to no particular school, will have his choice of good games to attend.

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Ooltewah scored 14 points in the final four minutes of the game and stopped Dobyns-Bennett twice to preserve a hard-fought 42-34 come-from-behind win over the previously undefeated Indians at a packed J. Fred Johnson Stadium on Friday night.

  • Sept. 27th, 2014  |
  • By Pat Kenney, The Kingsport Times-News

There have been some areas of Josie Grube's transition to the United States from her native Germany that have been harder than others.

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