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Rocky Top Sports World to host Thanksgiving Bowl

Rocky Top Sports World to host Thanksgiving Bowl

Local News, Local Sports, Sports September 22, 2015 at 4:49 pm 0 comments

Gatlinburg tradition calls new facility home By Alex Shelton Rocky Top Sports World will host the 44th Annual Smoky Mountain Thanksgiving Youth Football Tournament. In previous years, the tournament has hosted numerous teams from as many as ten states competing in football tournament action. With the availability of seven fields,Read More

Vol Network’s “Big Orange Hotline” continues on Mondays

Vol Network’s “Big Orange Hotline” continues on Mondays

Local News, Local Sports, Sports, State News September 13, 2015 at 4:14 am 0 comments

By Jason Yellin The Vol Network’s “Big Orange Hotline” radio show debuts for the 2015 season and will be carried live across the state of Tennessee from the patio at Dead End BBQ restaurant on Sutherland Avenue in Knoxville. Broadcast time is 7 p.m. Eastern and 6 p.m. Central. TheRead More

Butch Jones TV show debuts, Vol network additions for 2015

Butch Jones TV show debuts, Vol network additions for 2015

Entertainment, Local News, Local Sports, Sports, State News September 13, 2015 at 3:17 am 0 comments

By Jason Yellin The Butch Jones TV Show returns to the airwaves on Sundays and can be viewed statewide. The first showing comes at 9 a.m. on MyVLT in Knoxville, Channel 30 WUXP in Nashville and Channel 24 Local Memphis in West Tennessee. The show will also be available on-demandRead More

Five Smokies invited to participate in Arizona Fall League

Five Smokies invited to participate in Arizona Fall League

Local Sports, Sports September 13, 2015 at 2:56 am 0 comments

By Andrew Green The Chicago Cubs honored five Tennessee Smokies players, including pitchers Corey Black, Pierce Johnson and Rob Zastryzny, as well as catcher Wilson Contreras and infielder Jeimer Candelario, with invitations to represent the club in the prestigious Arizona Fall League following the 2015 regular season. Contreras has enjoyedRead More

Ripken Baseball Experience Pigeon Forge names David Bounds general manager

Ripken Baseball Experience Pigeon Forge names David Bounds general manager

Local News, Local Sports, Sports August 25, 2015 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

By Katy Ford Ripken Baseball today announced David Bounds as the General Manager for The Ripken Experience, Pigeon Forge youth baseball complex. With nearly a decade of experience as an employee for Ripken Baseball, Bounds has contributed to the brand’s growth at both its Aberdeen and Myrtle Beach locations. “IRead More

2016 Smokies’ schedule announced

2016 Smokies’ schedule announced

Local Sports, Sports August 18, 2015 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

By Andrew Green  The Tennessee Smokies announced their 2016 game schedule in conjunction with the Southern League on Wednesday, August 5 2015 with the team slated to begin the 2016 season on Thursday, April 7 at home at Smokies Stadium, facing off against the Mobile BayBears. Game times, along withRead More

Smokies earn 2015 Tennessee Attraction of the Year award

Smokies earn 2015 Tennessee Attraction of the Year award

Local News, Local Sports, Sports August 12, 2015 at 2:25 am 0 comments

Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association names organization top attraction in Tennessee By Andrew Green The Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association announced Monday evening in Murfreesboro, Tenn. that the Smokies were the recipient of the association’s 2015 Attraction of the Year Award at its Stars of the Industry awards gala. SmokiesRead More

Cubs Tommy La Stella joins Smokies on Major League Rehab Assignment

Cubs Tommy La Stella joins Smokies on Major League Rehab Assignment

Local Sports, National Sports, Sports August 7, 2015 at 4:14 am 0 comments

By Andrew Green The Chicago Cubs announced that Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella has joined the Smokies on a Major League Rehab Assignment as he recovers from right rib cage inflammation. The left-handed hitter previously played in three games for the Smokies earlier this season as part of a rehabRead More

Rocky Top Sports World celebrates one year

Rocky Top Sports World celebrates one year

Local News, Local Sports, Sports August 4, 2015 at 10:54 pm 0 comments

New sports facility wins big with $17.5 million economic impact By Alex Shelton With one year of events and tournaments completed, amateur sports have made a big impact on the Smoky Mountain economy. July 2015 marks the one-year anniversary of the Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The facilityRead More

Cubs Zac Rosscup joins Smokies on Major League rehab assignment

Cubs Zac Rosscup joins Smokies on Major League rehab assignment

Local Sports, National Sports, Sports July 30, 2015 at 3:48 am 0 comments

By Andrew Green The Chicago Cubs announced a transaction that impacts their Double-A affiliate Tennessee Smokies roster. Cubs left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup has joined the Smokies on a Major League rehab assignment as he recovers from left shoulder inflammation. Prior to his injury, the 27-year-old compiled a 2-1 record andRead More