Loudon County and surrounding areas give outdoorsmen plenty of recreational opportunities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has kept many inside their homes, but local golf courses are still offering ways for people to get out and safely stay active.

After walking away from the game she loved two years ago, former Lenoir City High School standout Kristen Lynn will have another opportunity to play volleyball at Bryan College.

The All-County Girls Basketball 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.

Former Lenoir City High School guard Jordan Brewster concluded her sophomore year at Auburn University at Montgomery on a high note, becoming the fifth player in program history to score 200 career three-pointers.

Organized recreational opportunities around Loudon County are coming to a full stop this spring.

Many businesses around Loudon County are feeling the negative effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but several local gyms are encouraging people to stay healthy.

For more than a decade, the Tellico Village Fishing Club has been one of the most popular clubs in the Village and Loudon County thanks to a large membership with welcoming arms.

Greenback School star quarterback Braden Carnes always dreamed of playing at the Division 1 level.

A handful of former Loudon County baseball stars have made immediate impacts on the diamond this spring for their respective schools.

Warmer temperatures and longer days are beginning to set in, which means local anglers are hitting the water and preparing for a brand new season of fishing.

The Loudon High School Redskins baseball team kicked off the 2020 season in style last week after traveling to Panama City over spring break to play some of the top teams in Florida.

The Lenoir City High School Panthers (1-3) trailed the Sweetwater High School Wildcats Friday night for the majority of the game and rallied to cut the lead down to one but came up just short in a 4-3 loss to close out the opening week of the season.

The Greenback School Cherokees got off to a hot start to the season March 9 with a 20-run win over Fulton High School in their opening game but followed up with a disappointing 6-5 loss Thursday to cross-county foe Lenoir City High School.

The 2020 softball season is officially here, and the Greenback School Lady Cherokees are hoping to sweep through District 2-1A and potentially earn a state tournament berth.

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak and more confirmed cases in Tennessee, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association will face some tough decisions the next several weeks regarding the 2020 spring sports calendar.

The Greenback School Cherokees baseball program is coming off the most successful season in school history that yielded a Class 1A state title and is favored to return to the Spring Fling for a fifth consecutive year.

Two former Lenoir City High School swimmers reunited March 4-7 after competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Tennessee.

The 2020 high school soccer season is around the corner and teams in Loudon County are ready to officially take the field.

Family, friends and coaches filled the Lenoir City High School Sports Hall of Fame room Thursday to witness senior point guard Ciara Uphoff sign her letter of intent with Union College.

The Lenoir City High School Panthers (0-1, 0-1 District 4-3A) were hoping to open the regular season with a District 4-3A win Monday night but faced a 14-0 loss to the Heritage High School Mountaineers.

Building an athletic program from scratch isn’t easy, but Greenback School head boys soccer coach Rob Fox is embracing the challenge as the Cherokees prepare for their third season.

Greenback School’s Colton Casto will continue soccer at the next level after signing his letter of intent Friday with the Tennessee Wesleyan University Bulldogs.

The Lenoir City High School Lady Panthers softball team is off to a hot start in the preseason after finishing 3-1 last week with wins over three area teams.

The Greenback School Lady Cherokees' postseason hopes were cut short Friday after falling 48-27 at home to the Unaka High School Lady Rangers in the Region 1-1A quarterfinals.

Greenback School announced Bryan Powers is stepping down as head boys basketball coach effective immediately following a seven-year stint.

Despite frigid conditions Thursday evening, the Lenoir City High School Panthers soccer team got off to a hot start and never looked back en route to a 5-1 win over the Powell High School Panthers in a preseason exhibition match.

The 2020 softball season is one week away, and the Lenoir City High School Lady Panthers are gearing up to make a statement in District 4-3A.

The Loudon High School Redskins were on the cusp of advancing past the Region 3-2A semifinals for the first time in 13 years but came up short in a 58-50 season-ending loss to the Red Bank High School Lions.

The Lenoir City High School Panthers baseball team has not posted a winning record since 18 victories in 2011, but third-year head coach Dusty Langley believes this is the season that gets the program back on track.

After totaling just four wins last season, the Loudon High School Lady Redskins softball team is looking to take a leap forward in District 5-2A.

Greenback School’s Alyssa McKinley will continue basketball for the next four years after signing her letter of intent Feb. 25 with the Bryan College Lady Lions.

The Lenoir City High School Panthers boys soccer team will have a tough act to follow after posting last year their first winning record since 2011, but head coach Santiago Correa believes the team is up for the challenge.

The Greenback School Lady Cherokees' hopes of capturing the District 2-1A tournament title fell short Monday night in a 68-45 loss to the Cosby High School Lady Eagles.

Three members of the Greenback School wrestling team advanced out of regions and competed for gold Friday in the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association High School Class A-AA Wrestling Championships in Franklin.

The Lenoir City High School Bass Club kicked off the spring portion of the season Saturday when 11 members competed in the fourth Tennessee BASS Nation High School State Open on Nickajack Lake.

Fans will see new faces roaming the Lenoir City High School football sidelines this fall after recent staff changes.

The Loudon High School Redskins shook up the District 5-2A tournament bracket Friday after pulling a 65-56 upset win over the No. 1 seed Polk County High School Wildcats.

The 10-week, slow-pitch Tellico Men's Senior Softball League is scheduled to begin spring play March 17 at Loudon Municipal Park.

The Loudon High School Lady Redskins’ basketball season came to an end Feb. 19 after suffering a 56-36 loss to the Polk County High School Lady Wildcats in the first round of the District 5-2A tournament at McMinn County High School.

The Loudon High School Redskins baseball team unofficially kicked off the season on a high note Saturday by defeating the Harriman High School Blue Devils 6-3 in an exhibition game at home.

The Greenback School Lady Cherokees were on the cusp of spoiling the District 2-1A top-ranked Cosby High School Lady Eagles' perfect district record after reclaiming a three-point lead midway through the fourth quarter.

The Loudon High School Redskins capped off the regular season on a high note Thursday with a 49-39 rivalry win over the Lenoir City High School Panthers.

Three-pointers were raining down Thursday night in the heated rivalry between the Lenoir City High School Lady Panthers and the Loudon High School Lady Redskins.