About John Shearer
BiographyJohn Shearer is a freelance contributor to the News Sentinel.
Changes speed up Lady Vols in 15-0 win over Western Carolina
Published 03/11/2014 at 10:27 p.m. 1 Comment
The Tennessee softball team has shown plenty of power this year, but co-head coach Ralph Weekly believes the Lady Vols are at heart a speed team.
Tavern, mill among East Tennessee properties on endangered list
Published 03/11/2014 at 4 a.m.
A former knitting mill where locals toiled by day and a tavern where visitors passed their nights have been added to the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance's 2014 Endangered Heritage List.
Preservation group to announce endangered list, celebrate recent success
Published 03/09/2014 at 5:27 p.m.
Saving a historic building or property that is threatened with demolition or significant change is usually never easy for preservationists.
Lady Vols' softball in 'hitting slump,' falls to Western Kentucky, 3-2
Published 03/08/2014 at 7:14 p.m. 3 Comments
Just a few hours before the clocks were to move forward, the No. 2 Tennessee softball team received a proverbial early wake-up call Saturday and learned it is not invincible.
Lady Vols win two in softball with Campbell game decided in final inning
Published 03/07/2014 at 10:55 p.m.
The Tennessee softball team has been known for its power this season, but Friday night against Campbell, the Lady Vols depended on small ball — and help from their opponent — for a 1-0 victory.
Lost in time: Artist's delayed delivery picture perfect
Published 03/07/2014 at 5 a.m.
As an all-Southeastern Conference fullback at the University of Tennessee in the 1960s, Richard Pickens knew how to get lost in the backfields of opposing defenses.
Rainey Gaffin throws no-hitter in Game 2 of softball home-opening sweep
Updated 03/05/2014 at 11:42 p.m. 4 Comments
The Tennessee softball team has had a number of players this season it has been able to depend on.
Lady Vols' softball team happy to be home
Published 03/05/2014 at 9:29 p.m.
Several members of the No. 3/2 Tennessee softball team (15-1) enjoyed playing in their home state of California the last two weekends, but apparently not as they will enjoy playing in their college home city.
Mass streak: Forty years ago today the Strip really lived up to its name
Published 03/04/2014 at 5:25 a.m.
Exactly four decades ago, a number of University of Tennessee students and a few others decided to bare not their souls but their bodies. The streaking craze that had been sweeping the country suddenly arrived in Knoxville, and for a ...
Sidney Newsome hits big overtime shots for Morristown West, 46-44
Published 03/02/2014 at 9:56 a.m.
MORRISTOWN — In the 11th hour of Saturday night’s girls’ basketball game and of the season, a couple of No. 11s — Maryville High School’s Leila Bangash and Morristown West’s Hayley Seals — made big plays to force overtime.
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