CAREacter honorees for hoops told

CAREacter Star Athlete Program’s spring semester area high school athlete (hoops) honorees have been told.

Farragut girls: Carly Vining, Mya Johnston, Jaci Neubert, Annie Priest and KJ McNealy. FHS boys: Berkley Naro, Brevin Swartzentruber, Tony Spadafora, Aiden VanAcker and Ethan Kern.

Hardin Valley Academy girls: Marley Edwards, Holly Lindsey, Rylee Taylor, Kamryn Butcher and Kyndra West.HVA boys: David Long, Wyatt Fellers, Isaac Ratliff, Bryson Frey and Colson Crutch.

Bearden girls: Lindsay Wilson, Kendall Anne Murphy, Caitlin McVeigh, Katie Foster and Riley Hunt. BHS boys: Dalton Siva, Drew Brillhart, Jacob Phillips, Braden Buchanan and Rudra Patel.

Knoxville Catholic girls: Sydney Mains, Amaya Redd, Caroline Krueger, Tinsley Walker and Maggie Frana.

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Ex-Ad, Vol Warren a repeat NFF Hampshire Honor Society member

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced earlier this spring that Jacob Warren, ex-Tennessee Vols and Farragut High School Admirals standout tight end, was one of eight UT student-athletes on a list of 1,988 players from 339 schools who qualified for NFF’s Hampshire Honor Society membership in 2024.

“Warren wrapped up a well-rounded career for the Big Orange this past fall, starting all 13 games at tight end for his sixth-year as a redshirt-senior season,” a UT press release stated. “The legacy Vol and Knoxville native is a second-year member of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society after receiving the distinction in 2023.

“He rounded out his tenure in Knoxville as a five-time SEC Honor Roll recipient and two-time CSC Academic All-District honoree who was a semifinalist for the NFF Campbell Trophy this past fall. On the field, Warren posted his best campaign in 2023 with 16 catches for 191 yards and four touchdowns.”

Warren becomes the first Vol to receive the HHS distinction twice in his career.

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