Sports

Town flavor — 4 in top 2 — in CHK Marathons

KNOXVILLE — Farragut was well-represented among top finishers in Covenant Health Knoxville’s first long-distance races following a two-year absence.

A full marathon (26.2 miles) and half marathon (13.1) were run early Sunday, Oct. 3, in downtown Knoxville as part of the weekend’s festivities, which also included a Kids Run and a 5K the evening before.

Four Farragut residents finished either first or second: Stewart Ellington, Amanda Martin, Wil Cantrell and Stacey Clower.

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Winning 5-set thriller to eliminate FHS in 4-AAA tourney, Hardin Valley volleyball finishes 2nd

OK, the Hardin Valley Academy Lady Hawks would like to have won the District 4-AAA Volleyball Tournament title Thursday night, Oct. 7, at Lenoir City High School.

But Joy Waller’s No. 4-seeded girls (30-9 record to begin the week) were nonetheless happy with a runner-up finish, having ended rival Farragut’s season — in a five set thriller — in the semifinals before losing in straight sets to tournament champ Maryville.

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Fourth-quarter rally pushes Webb past tough Silverdale

KNOXVILLE — Whether or not the Webb Spartans were shaken by a roughing the punter call in the closing two minutes of the first half, which allowed undefeated Silverdale Baptist Academy to fire a 40-yard touchdown pass just before the break, Dave Meske’s boys came alive when it mattered most.

Down 19-17 entering the fourth quarter, Webb engineered a pair of touchdown drives — while basically shutting down the Seahawks’ offense — en route to a key 31-19 Division II-AA East Region win in David Meske Stadium Friday night, Oct. 8.

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years since the first Webb football state title, as ’81 champs honored; key players, coach, talk about march to title glory

Long before a public-private championship split came along between Tennessee high school sports teams, the 1981 Webb Spartans football team made program history.

Winning the school’s first football state crown, then head coach Ron Gratz (1973 through 1984) led his Spartans to the Class A state title following a 7-6 win versus Memphis Prep Dec. 4 at Bearden High School.

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