• Gone In 20 Seconds

    Gone In 20 Seconds

    ShareBailey’s late burst lifts Mountaineers clear of Halls Heritage’s Blake Ervin, most valuable player of last week’s district tournament, gets off a shot in traffic in a Region 2AAA quarterfinal win over Halls on Friday. Photos by Brandon Shinn By Stefan Cooper Editor Blount Press Row When Heritage needed something […]

  • Shields Shines In Finale

    Shields Shines In Finale

    ShareLady Tornado becomes county’s fourth 1,000-point club member this season Alcoa junior Tara Shields receives a commemorative basketball from Lady Tornado coach Tonia Johnson after Shields reached 1,000 points for a career during Monday’s region quarterfinal game. Photo by Jolanda Jansma It’s been some week for Blount County’s surviving high […]

  • Swervin’ Blake Ervin

    Swervin’ Blake Ervin

    ShareJunior’s basket puts Heritage in first district championship game since ’78 Mountaineer forward Blake Ervin banks in the winning basket with four seconds remaining Friday night at Maryville. Photos  by Wallace Bowden   By Stefan Cooper Editor Blount Press Row Maryville took a chance. Andrew Pryor saw it and kept […]

  • Who Do You Guard?

    Who Do You Guard?

    ShareMVP Upchurch only the start in defending top-seed Rebels Maryville sophomore Easton Upchurch, the District 4AAA Player of the Year, puts up a shot at Bearden recently. Photos by Wallace Bowden By Stefan Cooper Editor Blount Press Row The behind-the-back, between-the-legs dribble to split a double team against Fulton? The […]

  • Back In The Day

    Back In The Day

    ShareErvin reprises old-school gem as Mountaineers end region drought Heritage’s Keenan Berger, right, takes a breather along the free-throw lane. Photos by Jolanda Jansma By Stefan Cooper Editor Blount Press Row If you’re old enough to remember “Dr. J,” it made your heart beat fast. Blake Ervin pulled off one […]

  • Push It Real Good

    Push It Real Good

    ShareRelentless Lady Governors run down Heritage William Blount’s Amber Click pushes the ball up court against the Lady Mountaineers’ Leah Thomas. Photos by Jolanda Jansma By Stefan Cooper Editor Blount Press Row Lindsey Roddy put William Blount ahead to stay with a steal and breakaway basket with just over a […]

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  • Gone In 20 Seconds

    Gone In 20 Seconds

    Basketball, Heritage, High School February 28, 2015 1:01 pm no comments

    Bailey’s late burst lifts Mountaineers clear of Halls Heritage’s Blake Ervin, most valuable player of last week’s district tournament, gets off a shot in traffic in a Region 2AAA quarterfinal win over Halls on Friday. Photos by Brandon Shinn By Stefan Cooper Editor Blount Press Row When Heritage needed something […]

     
  • Shields Shines In Finale

    Shields Shines In Finale

    Lady Tornado becomes county’s fourth 1,000-point club member this season Alcoa junior Tara Shields receives a commemorative basketball from Lady Tornado coach Tonia Johnson after Shields reached 1,000 points for a career during Monday’s region quarterfinal game. Photo by Jolanda Jansma It’s been some week for Blount County’s surviving high […]

     
  • District tourney finals canceled

    District tourney finals canceled

    Seeding for region tournament play set Heritage’s Keenan Berger and Maryville’s Bryce Miller jump center last week. Photo by Wallace Bowden By Stefan Cooper Editor Blount Press Row The District 4AAA basketball tournament is officially over. Maryville athletics director George Quarles confirmed the girls’ and boys’ consolation and championship will […]

     
  • The Waiting Game

    The Waiting Game

    District 4AAA awaits phone to determine tourney fate William Blount’s Lindsey Roddy puts in a layup off the break in a game with West last week. Photo by Wallace Bowden By Stefan Cooper Editor Blount Press Row The fate of the District 4AAA tournament at Maryville is now awaiting a […]

     
  • Week ending Feb. 15

    Week ending Feb. 15

    Troutt, Ervin pace teams into championship games Alcoa’s Hannah Troutt sets the offense during the win over Fulton earlier this season. Photo by Brandon Shinn Hannah Troutt has been Alcoa’s go-to player all season. Last Friday, Blake Ervin hit one of the biggest shots in Heritage High School history. Most […]