The spring of 1979 in Nashville, David Crockett’s Gary Rose produced one of the all-time great performances by coming from behind on the second day to win the state decathlon title with a record-breaking 9,195 points.
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.
When at any local track meet, you can bet the house that one person will be there regardless of the situation. Many know him simply as “Doc,” but Jon Mather is so much more of an intricate part of track meets than just the guy at the check-in tent.
Union’s Mason Polier, who starred in three sports this past year, recently took time out to answer some questions about his senior season, the toll of having no sports to play this spring and his future.
The Dobyns-Bennett girls cross country and track programs have seen great success in distance running over the years, but the 2019 season was one of the absolute best.
If Ronnie Carter wanted to shoot for the moon, why not blast off from a stadium with such a rich history that it was the site where a 17-year-old girl struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in succession?
Northeast Tennessee has a long and storied history of high school girls distance running, especially in Sullivan County. One of the early catalysts was Sullivan Central’s Angie Culbertson Long, who torched cross country courses and tracks during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Emory & Henry named Leroy Worley the college’s interim coach for track and field and cross country on Thursday, replacing Shawnee Kegley.
“It’s hard to imagine summer without Crazy 8s.” Those were the words of longtime Crazy 8s 8K road race director Hank Brown when he was informed last week that Fun Fest would not be happening this year.
Nobody has more fun doing a job than former Daniel Boone cross country and track and field coach George Moody.
Gate City sports teams were on a roll until being brought to a sudden halt by the coronavirus pandemic this spring.
A telling sign of a championship-caliber team in any sport is having a close-knit group. In the early 1990s, a group of five boys from Sullivan North was about as close as could be, and those runners produced some of the best championship performances in the history of the school.
When studying the sports history of St. Charles High School, one family name continually pops up. The Scott family left its mark on St. Charles before it closed in 1970.
Most Sullivan North athletes know Dave Piercy as the guy who drives the bus, but he is much more than that.
When discussing the all-time greatest track sprinters ever to come out of Northeast Tennessee, the argument starts and stops with one man. His name is Bond. Darwin Bond.