Lenoir City High School senior Maddie Williams realized a lifelong dream Friday when she signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Milligan College in front of family, friends and coaches in the LCHS Hall of Fame room.

Loudon County was well-represented this year on the gridiron with seven players named last week to the 2019 Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State Football Team.

The Lenoir City High School boys and girls basketball teams shared similar struggles Friday night in blowout losses to Farragut High School in a District 4-3A matchup.

The Greenback School Lady Cherokees (7-8, 3-1 District 2-1A) snapped a four-game losing streak Friday by defeating the Jellico High School Lady Blue Devils 60-30.

Lenoir City Intermediate/Middle School eighth-grader Thomas Moats III won first place in the 11-13 division in the VyStar 5K presented by the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.

In her wildest dreams, Cynthia Powers never envisioned becoming a professional bodybuilder until a meeting of the fates two years ago when she first stepped inside a gym.

The Loudon High School girls basketball team (4-7, 0-2 District 5-2A) joined the boys team and competed last weekend in the Under Armour Classic at Cleveland High School.

The Lenoir City High School Panthers basketball team (5-10, 0-4 District 4-3A) fell short of completing a season sweep over the Knoxville Halls High School Red Devils in a 70-49 loss Friday on the road.

The Lenoir City High School Lady Panthers (4-11, 0-4 District 4-3A) returned to the court Friday after a week off and fell 48-42 in a rematch against the Knoxville Halls High School Lady Red Devils.

The Loudon High School Redskins (5-6, 0-2 District 5-2A) returned to action last week and ended up 1-2 against some of the top teams in the state in the Under Armour Classic at Cleveland High School.

Following a tough 65-36 loss to the Cosby High School Eagles, Greenback School head boys basketball coach Bryan Powers hoped to see a better performance Monday night in a non-district contest against the Wartburg Central High School Bulldogs.

The Greenback School Cherokees basketball team (1-8, 1-2 District 2-1A) competed in a three-day Christmas tournament at Berean Christian School in Knoxville.

Following a series of close losses to end the 2019 portion of the schedule, the Loudon High School Redskins basketball team is looking to start fresh.

The Lenoir City High School boys and girls basketball teams competed against teams from East and Middle Tennessee in the school’s first Christmas tournament since 2015.

The All-County Football Team is chosen through a combination of statistics, personal observation and coaching suggestions. Final decisions are made by News-Herald sports writer Nick Davis. He can be contacted at 865-635-0841 or nick.davis@news-herald.net.

The Lenoir City Intermediate/Middle School Panthers basketball team got off a to a fast start and never looked back Thursday en route to a 55-18 victory over the Philadelphia Elementary School Warriors.

The Greenback School boys and girls basketball teams saw mixed results last week with games against Loudon, Tennessee School for the Deaf and Wartburg Central high schools.

After suffering six consecutive losses to begin the season, the Lenoir City High School Panthers basketball team got back into the win column Thursday with a dominant 69-43 win over the Knoxville Halls High School Red Devils.

The Greenback School Cherokees wrestling team officially kicked off the 2019-20 season Thursday with a close loss to the William Blount High School Governors during an in-school match.

The Loudon High School boys and girls basketball teams wrapped up a three-game week Friday night, looking to pick up a non-district win on the road at Karns High School.

As the 2019 high school football season closed for most seniors in Loudon County, the recruiting process heated up for National Signing Day.

Derrell Bailey Jr.’s dream of playing football at the Division 1 level in the Atlantic Coast Conference came true Dec. 18 when he signed his letter of intent with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in front of friends, family and coaches in the Greenback School gymnasium.

The Greenback School Lady Cherokees basketball team took care of business over the weekend to start 2-0 in District 2-1A play.

The Lenoir City High School Panthers swim team went toe-to-toe Saturday with dozens of the best teams in East Tennessee during the annual Ray Bussard Invitational at the University of Tennessee’s Allan Jones Aquatic Center.

Now that the high school football season is officially over, Greenback School fans, players and coaches are celebrating another milestone in the program’s recent dominance.

Five Lenoir City High School soccer players helped put Loudon County on the map and brought home a state championship to the greater Knoxville region.

The Loudon High School Redskins basketball team (3-2, 0-1 District 5-2A) rallied from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter Friday but fell short in the waning seconds against the Polk County High School Wildcats in the first District 5-2A game of the season.

After erasing a 20-point deficit in the second half, the Lenoir City High School Panthers basketball team fought their way back against the William Blount High School Governors but fell short 73-63 on the road.

Fans packed the North Middle School gymnasium Monday night to watch a tight, physical battle between the Stars and cross-county rival Fort Loudoun Middle School Braves that ended in thrilling fashion.

Loudon High School was well-represented Friday when senior running back Drew Jackson participated in the 13th annual Tennessee East-West All-Star Classic at Austin Peay State University.

The Lenoir City High School Panthers swim team picked up its fourth win of the season over the weekend, defeating Heritage/William Blount high schools 138-128.

The Fort Loudoun Middle School Braves basketball team continues to ride a wave of momentum midway through the season, capturing their fifth win Monday over the Philadelphia Elementary School Warriors on the road.

After starting the season with a tough 72-41 loss to Anderson County High School, the Loudon High School Redskins basketball team is beginning to heat up in time for District 5-2A play.

Standing beside two of the best high school football players in Class 1A on Dec. 2 at Nissan Stadium, Greenback School’s Holden Willis sighed a deep breath of relief when he heard his name called as the 2019 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award winner.

The Lenoir City High School Bass Club competed Saturday in the Brandon Card College and High School Open on Norris Lake.

The Lenoir City High School boys and girls basketball teams have not yielded desired results early in the season, but both teams are using the time to grow before the start of district play.

Although Rachel and Bekah Moffett are four years apart and living in different towns, their passion for baton twirling has created an inseparable bond.

The Greenback School Cherokees found themselves in an exciting, back-and-forth affair with the Lake County High School Falcons in the Class 1A state championship game Friday, but a pair of costly interceptions in the fourth quarter diminished their hopes of bringing the gold ball home.

The Fort Loudoun Middle School Braves basketball team escaped with a district win in thrilling fashion Monday night, defeating the Athens City Middle School Cougars 31-28 with the help of rebounds and late free throws.

The 2019 football season came to an end Friday for the Loudon High School Redskins, and coaches, players and fans can now look back on the Redskins’ historic success.

After suffering a gut-wrenching 24-21 loss to the Whitwell High School Tigers last season in the Class 1A semifinals, Greenback School head football coach Greg Ryan endured a long year of anticipation.

Lenoir City High School senior Bella Fricks’ lifelong dream of playing soccer at the collegiate level became a reality Nov. 19 when she signed her letter of intent with the Tennessee Wesleyan University Lady Bulldogs.

Family, friends and teammates packed into the Lenoir City High School Hall of Fame room on Nov. 20 to celebrate Caley Essie’s decision to continue track and field at Tennessee Wesleyan University.

The All-County Girls Soccer Team is chosen through a combination of statistics, personal observation and coaching suggestions. Final decisions are made by News-Herald sports writer Nick Davis. He can be contacted at 865-635-0841 or nick.davis@news-herald.net.

The Loudon High School Redskins’ hopes of advancing to Cookeville fell short Friday night when the Alcoa High School Tornadoes dominated all three phases of the game en route to a 56-0 win in the Class 3A semifinals.

A shaky start to the season will be a fading memory for Greenback School when the Cherokees head to Cookeville for a shot at a second state championship in three years.

The Lenoir City Intermediate/Middle School boys and girls basketball teams inched one step closer to district championship hopes Monday night with a sweep over Rockwood Middle School.

The Greenback School Lady Cherokees and Lenoir City High School boys and girls basketball teams competed in non-district action Saturday during the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Hall of Fame tournament at Anderson County High School.

The Loudon High School boys and girls basketball teams were behind on the scoreboard most of Thursday night but managed to rally late in thrilling fashion to sweep Maryville Christian School on the road.