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Webb Spartans defy ‘1-Point Curse’ to claim 1981 football state crown

The TSSAA football playoffs had been running full steam for 12 years by 1981. Two Knoxville teams had reached the state finals during that span: the 1974 Fulton Falcons had fallen 1 point short of the state championship, and in 1980 the Golden Bears of Rule also lost the Gold Ball by 1 point.

There seemed to be a “1-Point Curse” hanging over Knoxville championship football. In 1981 the question facing Knoxville teams was simple: was there a team that could break the curse?

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Two-time state champ Simpson to UT; Britt picks APSU

Two Farragut area high school golf stars have made their college choices: Farragut High School’s Lance Simpson has chosen an SEC school, while Webb School of Knoxville’s Reece Britt is staying in-state.

Simpson to Tennessee

The No. 21 ranked golfer in the Class of 2021, Simpson has left his mark on high school golf in the state of Tennessee.


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Finding positives despite one-sided losses, Galloway reflects on Lady Hawks’ 0-2 start

HARDIN VALLEY — With five new starters, and beginning the season with a pair of especially tough opponents, the Hardin Valley Academy Lady Hawks basketball team is off to an 0-2 start after one-sided losses to Campbell County at HVA, and on the road at perennial Class AAA power Oak Ridge last week.

However, while hosting the CCHS Lady Cougars Tuesday night, Jan. 17,

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