About John Shearer
BiographyJohn Shearer is a freelance contributor to the News Sentinel.
Fort Sanders tops 'Fragile 15' list
Updated 05/15/2013 at 8:32 p.m.
The Fort Sanders area, just west of downtown Knoxville, was the scene of some serious bloodshed during the Civil War.
A slice of history: Kern's Bakery makes 'Fragile 15' list
Published 05/15/2013 at 5:30 a.m.
For decades, the former Kern’s Bakery building on Chapman Highway attracted passers-by with the pleasant wafting aroma of baked bread products.
Austin Walker does a bit of everything to advance CAK to region baseball finals
Published 05/13/2013 at 10:33 p.m.
Christian Academy of Knoxville’s baseball team used several key hits and defensive plays by a number of players to defeat visiting Gibbs, 7-0, Monday night in the Region 2-AA semifinal.
Hardin Valley's Tamia Crockett nearly pulls off double at sectionals meet
Published 05/11/2013 at 9:54 p.m.
High school shot putters have often been able to succeed equally as well in the discus.
Distance talent on display at AAA sectionals meet
Published 05/11/2013 at 9:45 p.m.
Through most of the girls’ 1,600-meter run Saturday afternoon, Emily Williams of Sullivan Central High School and Emma Mashburn of Hardin Valley were side by side like friends out on a casual run.
Catholic beats Maryville for District 4-AAA title, 1-0
Published 05/09/2013 at 11:01 p.m.
MARYVILLE — Catholic High School’s soccer team went 80 minutes of regulation Thursday night against Maryville without scoring.
Brice McMillan puts a jolt into CAK's offense for District 4-AA title
Published 05/08/2013 at 9:17 p.m.
When Brice McMillan came to bat for Christian Academy of Knoxville in the fourth inning Wednesday, the Warriors had a slightly comfortable two-run cushion against visiting Loudon.
Season-ending injury to Erin Gabriel has hurt Lady Vols' pitching rotation
Updated 05/09/2013 at 12:31 a.m. 15 Comments
When the Tennessee softball season began, the Lady Vols coaches found themselves in the enviable position of having four quality and dependable pitchers.
Open-and-shut-case for Gibson as SEC Player of the Year
Updated 05/07/2013 at 7:39 p.m. 16 Comments
Tennessee senior Lauren Gibson has been named the 2013 SEC Player of the Year, as announced by the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday. The Lady Vols lead all SEC schools with four First Team All-SEC selections in Gibson, Raven Chavanne, Kat ...
Music man in town: NPR composer BJ Leiderman backs WUOT
Updated 04/30/2013 at 5:24 p.m.
BJ Leiderman has tried to raise the spirits of National Public Radio listeners over the years with his catchy theme music for such shows as “Morning Edition.”
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