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December 13, 2017


SPORTS DIGEST: Basketball season opens in Grainger County 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent  Bean Station basketball  The Bean Station Elementary School basketball teams played three games in the first week of the basketball season. In their season opener at Hancock, the Lady Buccaneers had no difficulty as they scored a decisive 28-6 victory over the Lady Indians. After opening an 11-4 lead at

Long named All-SEC in cross-country 

Elmer Smith  Grainger Today Correspondent  ATHENS, GEORGIA – As a result of his performance in last Saturday’s SEC Cross Country Championships held at the University of Georgia golf course, Grainger native and University of Tennessee junior cross-country runner Zach Long was named to the All-SEC team. In the 8K (5 mile) event, Long ran a

Grizzlies fall to Greeneville Greene Devils 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent   GREENEVILLE – The Grainger High School Grizzly football team traveled to Greeneville High School last Friday night to take on the region rival Greene Devils, the number one 4-A team in the state.  The Greene Devils, who have not been challenged by any of their opponents this season, won the

Lady Grizzly soccer lays foundation for next season 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent   RUTLEDGE – A perfect storm of adversity struck the Grainger High School Lady Grizzly soccer team during the summer and at the beginning of the 2017 soccer season.   The tragic loss of coach Tonya Wear’s brother during the summer wreaked havoc on the summer conditioning and work that had been

Local 8U teams take first and second in Fall World Series 

Tracey Wolfe Grainger Today Editor   CHATTANOOGA – Two local area 8U softball teams, including several players from Blaine, recently traveled to Chattanooga and brought home first and second place in the Fall World Series.    The Base Knox Reign and Crossfire 09 teams faced each other in a game held Saturday, October 14.   Base Knox Reign won

Grizzlies demolish Sullivan Central, 66-12 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent  BLOUNTVILLE – The Grainger High School Grizzly football team traveled to Sullivan Central last Thursday in their continued quest to earn a spot in the postseason playoffs. The contest results against the Cougars were very impressive.  After winning the coin toss and putting the ball in play at their own

Lady Grizzlies advances to region tourney 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent   MAYNARDVILLE – The Grainger High School Lady Grizzly soccer team spent most of fall break competing in the District Three Tournament.  In the first game of the district tournament, Grainger was scheduled to take on the Cherokee High School Lady Chiefs. However, the Cherokee team was forced to forfeit the

Grizzly JV defeats Cumberland Gap 

 Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent  RUTLEDGE – Last Monday night, the Grainger High School Grizzly JV football team scored a 12-0 victory over the visiting Panthers from Cumberland Gap.   There were fireworks on the opening kickoff as Grizzly freshman Dawson Holt fielded the ball at the Grainger 18-yard line and rocketed down the left sideline

Long runs another personal best in pre-national meet 

Elmer Smith Grainger Today Correspondent   LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – Last Saturday morning in the NCAA Division One pre-national cross-country meet, run on the E. P. “Tom Sawyer” State Park course in Louisville, Kentucky.   In one of the elite cross-country races in the country, which featured 41 schools and 292 runners, Zach Long ran a career best

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