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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

Lenoir City High School athletic director Greg Boling is stepping down and will transition into a new role with the school effective at the end of the spring semester.

The Lenoir City High School Lady Panthers’ postseason hopes were cut short Monday with a 55-37 loss to the William Blount High School Lady Governors in the first round of the District 4-3A tournament at Bearden High School.

Six members of the Lenoir City High School swim team competed for gold Friday and Saturday in the Tennessee Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association State High School Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Tennessee.

For the Lenoir City High School Panthers basketball team, Friday was a tale of two halves when they took on the top-seeded Maryville High School Rebels on the road.

Three swimmers will represent Lenoir City High School when they compete this weekend in the Tennessee Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association State High School Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Tennessee.

The Lenoir City High School Panthers found themselves in a tight battle well into the fourth quarter Friday against William Blount High School but came up short in a 57-47 loss on homecoming night.

Lenoir City High School senior Trevor Mayes will continue track and field at the next level after signing his letter of intent Jan. 22 with Tennessee Wesleyan University.

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