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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Nine months have passed since the Loudon High School Redskins last took the field, and the team is itching to lace up the cleats and don the Power L.

Spring is just around the corner, which means the Loudon High School track and field team is preparing for the new season and hoping to return to the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Spring Fling state championships in May.

Despite downpours of rain and hazardous conditions Monday night, fans packed into the Sweetwater High School gymnasium to watch two longtime rivals battle for seeding position in the District 5-2A tournament.

The Loudon High School Lady Redskins trailed the Sweetwater High School Lady Wildcats by 17 points at halftime Monday after being held scoreless in the second quarter but quickly bounced back in the second half with an opportunity to win the game.

Coaches, family and friends gathered in the Loudon High School auditorium Feb. 5 to witness Emerson Tripp sign his letter of intent to play football at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.

“Once a Redskin, always a Redskin” is a common refrain in the Loudon community, but for Loudon High School head boys basketball coach Josh Graves, it carries special meaning.

The Loudon High School Redskins (13-8, 6-3 District 5-2A) came out firing on all cylinders and never looked back Thursday en route to an 81-26 win over cross-county rival Greenback School to complete a season sweep of the Cherokees (2-17, 2-6 District 2-1A).

The Loudon High School Lady Redskins (6-15, 1-8 District 5-2A) snapped a five-game losing streak in convincing fashion Thursday with a 57-45 win over the Greenback School Lady Cherokees (9-13, 6-2 District 2-1A).

The Loudon High School Redskins (11-8, 5-3 District 5-2A) ran away with a 69-50 win Friday over the McMinn Central High School Chargers to complete a three-game sweep last week.

Coaches, players and staff, as well as parents and guests from the community, gathered Sunday afternoon at Loudon High School to celebrate the Redskins’ historic 13-1 season.

The Loudon High School Redskins were mired in another tight, physical game Friday on the road at Polk County High School, and hopes of extending a four-game win streak came to a halt thanks to a late push by the Wildcats.