About Jesse Smithey
BiographyJesse Smithey has served as preps editor and golf writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel since 2006. He is a May 2002 graduate of the University of Tennessee and was hired at the News Sentinel in August 2002.
Wil Crowe perfect for Pigeon Forge in opener, 10-0
Updated 05/21/2013 at 11:42 p.m.
SMYRNA — Wil Crowe isn’t peaking.
Grace Christian Academy starts off with a victory, 13-5
Updated 05/21/2013 at 11:36 p.m.
MURFREESBORO — Sometimes beginner’s luck doesn’t pan out.
Blair Harrison leaves Kingston after one season as football coach
Updated 05/21/2013 at 6:34 p.m.
Blair Harrison's tenure as football coach at Kingston High School turned out to be a short one.
Teams hope to make lasting mark during Spring Fling
Published 05/21/2013 at 12:41 p.m.
Rockwood High School baseball coach Jake Witter will long remember this season.
Dead End BBQ's Where Are They Now? Webb's J.T. Blair
Published 05/16/2013 at 11:20 p.m.
John Kucela named boy's basketball coach at Pigeon Forge
Published 05/16/2013 at 2:55 p.m.
Pigeon Forge High School has announced the hiring of John Kucela as its new boys’ basketball coach.
Maryville, goal keeper Jorgensen outlast Hardin Valley in penalty kicks
Published 05/14/2013 at 11:01 p.m.
Ryan Jorgensen ran out of the goal’s shadow, took off toward the far sideline — the one nearest the Maryville High soccer fans — ripped off his orange long-sleeved goalkeeper’s jersey and celebrated like a mad man.
Tony Buell leaves Carter to coach Seymour boys' basketball
Updated 05/13/2013 at 4:58 p.m.
Tony Buell has resigned as boys' basketball coach at Carter High School and announced by phone Monday he is the new boys' basketball coach at Seymour.
Farragut beats Catholic to reach region semifinals
Published 05/10/2013 at 11:05 p.m.
One player bit his fingernails. Another paced the sidelines a bit.
Belmont is right fit for Karns soccer player Elliot Jones
Published 05/09/2013 at 9:53 p.m.
Elliot Jones did his homework on Belmont University.
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