Numerous athletes have left a mark at Greenback School, but one former Cherokee’s legacy may never be replicated.

After more than two months of no activity due to the coronavirus outbreak, high school teams throughout Loudon County have been cleared to return to practice in a limited setting.

Family, friends and coaches gathered Saturday afternoon at Central Baptist Church in Loudon to witness Jacob Mallory sign to play baseball at the next level.

Despite the spring fishing season coming to a halt due to COVID-19, members of the Lenoir City High School Bass Club have found opportunities to get on the water and perfect their craft.

The Lenoir City High School boys basketball program continues to make big moves this offseason after head coach Josh Brannon added former Panther standout Dylan Brewster to the staff.

Memories of capturing Greenback School’s first state championship in baseball remain sweet for the Cherokees.

Jessica Spafford, Greenback School athletic director, announced May 15 that Shane Belcher will take over the boys basketball program effective immediately.

Greenback, Lenoir City and Loudon high schools and their respective athletic programs are working on plans to return to normal in time for the fall semester.

Dylan Brewster has cultivated an intense passion for basketball and is now pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a head coach.

The Loudon High School Lady Redskins basketball program will have a new face roaming the sidelines this upcoming season.

The memorable sounds of cheering, players rushing the field in excitement and the voice of Mike Thompson exuberantly repeating from the press box, “Redskins win! Redskins win!” are echoing much louder this season at Loudon High School’s Bill Thompson Field.

Growing up in the rolling hills and mountainous terrain of Quito, Ecuador, Santiago Correa turned to soccer for more than just a recreational experience.

Lenoir City High School co-athletic directors Chris Brittain and Jeff Cortez will be looking to make their second hire within a month of being on the job.

The Loudon High School Redskins soccer program is two years removed from a historic run to the Class 2A state final that yielded an admirable state runner-up finish.

When Drew Jackson stepped on the field every Friday night the last four years, Loudon High School football fans knew they were in for a treat and opposing teams dreaded seeing No. 25 in the backfield.

Local high school coaches and players are hopeful to return to a sense of normalcy soon as soccer and volleyball programs prepare for summer preseason practices and workouts.

Lenoir City High School’s search for a new head boys basketball coach is over, and co-athletic directors Chris Brittain and Jeff Cortez didn’t look far for a replacement.

Thousands of senior athletes across the state will not have the opportunity to finish their final seasons, but the community and schools in Loudon County are finding creative ways to honor local student-athletes.

Uncertainty plagues the near future for high school sports, but local teams are doing all they can to prepare for when play resumes.

Before entering his senior season on the diamond at Greenback School, Kaden Necaise never expected to live out his dream of playing baseball at the next level.

Former Lenoir City High School track star Alexis Lankford never envisioned her senior season of college being cut short.

The Loudon High School boys basketball program has seen its share of talented athletes over the years, but junior point guard Donovan Blankenship is making a case to become one of the best in school history.

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association on April 15 officially announced the cancellation of all athletic events for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

The 2020 National Football League virtual draft is set to kick off Thursday and to celebrate Loudon County’s football-rich tradition, News-Herald sports writer Nick Davis devised what a mock draft could look like that includes varsity football players from Greenback, Lenoir City and Loudon h…

Baseball is more than just a game for Loudon High School head coach Jason Lambert.

Lenoir City High School concluded its search for a new athletic director Friday and officially named two football coaches as co-athletic directors.

Two former Lenoir City High School Bass Club members are putting Lenoir City on the map following successful performances at the collegiate level.

The 2020 All-County Boys 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.

Josh Brannon knows how to contend for state championships, and now he is trying to implement that type of culture as the head coach of the Loudon High School Lady Redskins basketball team.

The Lenoir City High School boys basketball program is facing its second coaching turnover in four years following the dismissal of head coach Brent Burns.

Many high school senior athletes’ seasons have been cut short, leaving a plethora of unanswered questions about the possibility of continuing athletics at the next level.

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.

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.

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.