AFTON – The Chuckey-Doak Black Knights gave defending District 2-2A champion Grainger fits on Friday night before falling down the stretch, 60-53.

You’ve got to go back in the annals of South Greene boys’ basketball history over 15 years to find a Rebel team that started the season at 3-0 in the conference they were competing in, but the 2018-19 Rebs are at that mark after rallying past Claiborne 76-49 Friday night at the Rebel Gymnasium.

What we have here before us is the final stat sheet for the Greeneville Greene Devils’ second straight 15-0 state championship season.

The Greeneville Sun has announced its All-County football team with members from all five schools in the county represented.

Eddie Pennington has been named the first coach in the history of the Tusculum University men’s volleyball program, announced TU vice president of athletics and university initiatives Doug Jones.

Before the girls basketball season began, first-year West Greene coach Betsy Shaw said the Lady Buffaloes had put a one-win season from a year ago behind them.

Greeneville quarterback Cade Ballard has been named the Region 1-4A football player of the year after leading the Greene Devils to their second straight 15-0 season and Class 4A state championship.

Heading into the final month of the season, bowling teams from Region 1 look to pick up the pace as they progress toward the postseason.

A program designed to help young people at the middle and high school levels develop their golf knowledge and skills is being put in place at Link Hills Country Club in cooperation with golf coaches from local public schools.

SALISBURY, N.C. – Catawba’s Daquan Lilly scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half, including four markers in a 10-2 run, as the Catawba Indians won their fifth in a row in an 83-79 victory over Tusculum College on Saturday in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball.

Braelyn Wykle scored 30 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead the South Greene Lady Rebels to a 69-41 win at Cumberland Gap on Friday night.

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COOKEVILLE – Greeneville High School defeated Haywood High School, 56-21, to win the state football championship Thursday at Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.

The game capped the Greene Devils’ second straight undefeated season and delivered the team’s second consecutive TSSAA Class 4A State Championship.

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COOKEVILLE – For the better part of a decade, Greeneville football coach Caine Ballard has thought that his current group of Greene Devils were special, and maybe even state championship caliber.

ANDERSON, S.C. – Gage Ellis scored a career-high 32 points to lead Anderson University to a 69-64 win over Tusculum University on Wednesday night at the Abney Athletic Center in the South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball opener for both teams.

Greeneville’s Jacques Gillespie-Taylor has been a standout player on the gridiron and the baseball diamond for the Greene Devils, helping the school to state championships in both sports as a junior, but there was no doubt about what he wanted to do in college.

All that’s standing in the way of a second straight undefeated season and back-to-back football state championships for the Greeneville Greene Devils are the Haywood Tomcats, a team the Devils’ tout as being better than its 10-4 record.

When the final seconds tick off the clock in the Class 4A football state championship game at Tennessee Tech on Thursday, win or lose, Cade Ballard will have quarterbacked his last game as a Greeneville Greene Devil.

The Greeneville boys have been putting a young and largely inexperienced squad on the floor early in the season while it waits to get its football players back in the lineup.

Braelyn Wykle pumped in a game-high 30 points to lead the South Greene Lady Rebels to a 71-30 win over Hampton in girls basketball on Tuesday.

Tickets for Greeneville High School’s Class 4A football state championship game against Haywood at Tennessee Tech on Thursday cost $12 and can be purchased from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Devils Den at GHS.

Greeneville’s bowling teams took to the road Monday afternoon following the Thanksgiving holidays for a conference matchup with Dobyns-Bennett.

After a disappointing end to last week, the West Greene boys regrouped on Monday and brought a new intensity to the floor.

KNOXVILLE – Fulton got a game-high 23 points from Trey Davis and 19 from Edward Lacy en route to an 89-58 win over the Greeneville Greene Devils in the championship game of the Farragut Thanksgiving boys basketball tournament on Saturday.

Junior Dillon Smith poured in a season-high 20 points off the bench to lead the Tusculum University men’s basketball team to an 84-61 win over Lander University on Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena in TU’s home opener.

NASHVILLE – On Sunday prior to the Mr. Football awards at Nissan Stadium, state championship week got started officially for the 18 teams participating in the Blue Cross Bowls.

The Chuckey-Doak boys turned lock-down defense into offense on Saturday evening to run away from Sullivan North on the final day of the Greene County Thanksgiving Tournament.

NASHVILLE — Greeneville High School has a proud history of athletics and has had numerous great athletes grace its halls, but it would be hard to rank any ahead of quarterback Cade Ballard.

The Greeneville Greene Devils placed three players in double figures and advanced to the championship game of the Farragut Thanksgiving Tournament with a 60-55 win over Alcoa on Friday.

Before heading into the holiday season, Greeneville’s bowling teams took to the road Wednesday to square off with Region 2 opponent Sevier County. Both teams showed reasons to be thankful as several turkeys were thrown and high scores rolled.

It might have been the after effects of the Tryptophan from yesterday’s Thanksgiving dinner that South Greene had to work through early, but once the Rebels got rolling on Friday there was stopping them.

Maplewood’s 6-2 home win over Tullahoma in the Class 4A football playoff quarterfinals last week might have Greeneville football fans licking their chops for the Devils’ semifinal game at Maplewood on Friday night.

Over the past four years, South Greene’s Braelyn Wykle has had an inside look at the Carson-Newman women’s basketball program while watching her older sister, Ashton, play.

Almost a year after suffering an injury that is the nightmare for many baseball players, Greeneville’s Dalton McLain took a big step in his athletic career on Tuesday.

Boyd Sports, LLC has announced that Kristen Atwell will be the General Manager of the Greeneville Reds, effective immediately.

Scoring runs in each of the first three quarters helped boost Tusculum University to a 74-48 victory over Virginia State University in non-conference women’s basketball Monday evening at Pioneer Arena.

DECATUR – South Greene turned in what will be remembered as one of the best seasons in school history this year, but on Friday night it came to an end.

The Chuckey-Doak boys basketball team improved to 2-0 in dramatic fashion on Thursday night with a 58-57 win over Sullivan East.

MORROW, Ga. – Callie Patterson banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer as Tusculum University overcame a fourth-quarter drought to defeat Clayton State University 65-62 in women’s basketball on Thursday.