About Mike Blackerby
BiographyMike Blackerby is a freelance contributor to the News Sentinel.
Bearden Middle Schooler wins regional Spelling Bee
Published 03/08/2014 at 6:50 p.m.
Bearden Middle Schooler Naama Friedman won the News Sentinel Southern Appalachia Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday to advance to nationals.
TV chef Jon Aston credits grandmother, Mother Nature for his success
Published 03/02/2014 at 5:34 p.m.
The food correspondent of the nationally syndicated morning show, "The Daily Buzz," shared his love of food and cooking Sunday with his fans at the 20th annual News Sentinel Women Today Expo.
Fulton rallies past Grainger, 57-55
Published 03/02/2014 at 9:57 a.m.
Moneisha Thomas turned a fortuitous bounce into the basket of a lifetime Saturday night as the Fulton High School girls’ basketball team advanced to the state tournament for the first time.
Webb girls' basketball road to redemption reaches end with another shot at a state title Saturday
Published 02/28/2014 at 8:22 p.m.
Almost exactly one year later, the long-awaited chance at redemption is finally at hand.
Dallas Fields scores 32 to lead Powell to region championship
Published 02/27/2014 at 11:08 p.m.
OAK RIDGE — The storyline never gets old.
Fulton fends off resilient CAK in overtime, 81-76
Published 02/26/2014 at 11:34 p.m.
ALCOA — Fulton High School’s girls’ basketball team broke new ground Wednesday night, but you get the feeling that the Lady Falcons aren’t done making history just yet.
Knoxville observer: Ukraine revolt signals turning point for country
Published 02/26/2014 at 4 a.m.
A Knoxville resident with ties to Ukraine said that the major upheaval in the southeast European nation is much more than just the aftermath of the struggle between pro-Russia and pro-West factions for the soul of the country.
Oak Ridge eliminates Karns in Region 2-AAA
Updated 02/25/2014 at 11:14 p.m.
OAK RIDGE — Oak Ridge High School boys’ basketball coach Aaron Green calls the regional semifinals the toughest game to win — and easily the most important.
Dallas Fields hits clutch foul shots to push Powell, Mike Ogan past Halls
Published 02/25/2014 at 10:24 p.m.
OAK RIDGE — The Powell High School boys’ basketball team isn’t ready to say goodbye to outgoing coach Mike Ogan just yet.
CAK girls' basketball uses another comeback to beat Gatlinburg-Pittman
Published 02/24/2014 at 11:30 p.m.
ALCOA — Christian Academy of Knoxville has evidently found the recipe for success, albeit unconventional, in the Region 2-AA girls’ basketball semifinals.
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