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Gatlinburg named top resort community for conventions, meetings and events

Gatlinburg named top resort community for conventions, meetings and events

Local Sports July 28, 2015 at 7:07 pm 0 comments

By Alex Shelton Gatlinburg has been named by ConventionSouth editors as one of the top resort destinations for conventions, meetings and events. The editors of this convention-focused magazine are helping meeting and event planners take a fresh look at resort areas by exploring key components of booking future events atRead More

P. J. Francescon named league’s top reliever for June

P. J. Francescon named league’s top reliever for June

Local Sports, National Sports, Sports July 16, 2015 at 3:48 am 0 comments

By Andrew Green Tennessee Smokies right-handed reliever P.J. Francescon has been named the Southern League-BC Relief Pitcher of the Month for the month of June, as announced by the Southern League of Professional Baseball on Monday afternoon. The 26-year-old did not allow a run over his eight appearances during theRead More

Smokies announce roster moves

Smokies announce roster moves

By Andrew Green The Chicago Cubs announced a series of transactions that impacts their Double-A affiliate Tennessee Smokies roster. Cubs southpaw starter Tsuyoshi Wada has joined the Smokies to begin his Major League Rehab Assignment in recovery of a strained left deltoid and is scheduled to start tonight for Tennessee.Read More

Gatlinburg to host AAU Girls Basketball National Championship in 2018

Gatlinburg to host AAU Girls Basketball National Championship in 2018

Rocky Top Sports World lands prestigious national basketball event GATLINBURG (press release)—Rocky Top Sports World and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) announce the AAU Girls Basketball 5th Grade National Championship is coming to Gatlinburg, Tennessee in 2018. Founded in 1888, the AAU is one of largest, multi-sport, amateur sport eventRead More

Hitting Desi Wilson named to futures game coaching staff

Hitting Desi Wilson named to futures game coaching staff

Local Sports, National Sports, Sports July 3, 2015 at 3:06 am 0 comments

By Andrew Green Tennessee Smokies hitting coach Desi Wilson has been named to the Team USA coaching staff for the 2015 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game, as announced by Major League Baseball on Thursday. The game will take place on Sunday, July 12, with Wilson joining two former 2015 SmokiesRead More

Smokies announce roster moves

Smokies announce roster moves

Local Sports, Sports June 23, 2015 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

Ramirez joins Smokies on MLB rehab assignment By Andrew Green The Chicago Cubs announced right-hander Neil Ramirez assigned to their Double-A affiliate Tennessee Smokies roster. Cubs right-handed reliever Neil Ramirez has joined the Smokies on a Major League Rehab Assignment as he recovers from right shoulder inflammation. Prior to beingRead More

Smokies catcher Kyle Schwarber promoted to the Cubs

Smokies catcher Kyle Schwarber promoted to the Cubs

Local Sports, Sports June 23, 2015 at 6:26 pm 0 comments

22-year-old becomes second player in Cubs era to be called up directly to Chicago from Tennessee. By Andrew Green The Chicago Cubs announced Tuesday that they have selected the contract of Tennessee Smokies catcher Kyle Schwarber, and has joined the club prior to their contest this evening against the ClevelandRead More

UT stars to shine for team USA this summer

UT stars to shine for team USA this summer

Local Sports, Sports June 23, 2015 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

By Stephen K. Lee Tennessee alums Raven Chavanne and Lauren Gibson and rising sophomore Meghan Gregg are set to don the Red, White and Blue this summer for USA Softball. Chavanne and Gibson will suit up once again for the USA Softball Women’s National Team and Gregg joins the USARead More

Seven Smokies named Southern League Mid-Season All-Stars

Seven Smokies named Southern League Mid-Season All-Stars

Local Sports, News, Sports June 16, 2015 at 6:10 pm 0 comments

By Andrew Green The Southern League announced Tuesday that seven Tennessee Smokies players have been named Southern League Mid-Season All-Stars for the circuit’s 2015 All-Star Game, which will be played on Tuesday, June 23 at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama. Representing the Smokies are catchers Kyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras,Read More

Is new UT basketball coach already in hot water?

Is new UT basketball coach already in hot water?

Local Sports, Sports, State News June 16, 2015 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

KNOXVILLE (press release)—Tennessee’s fortunes on the hardwood have never looked brighter, as Rick Barnes, the most decorated and accomplished head coach in school history, was handed the reins to the men’s basketball program on March 31, 2015. That was the headlines for the University of Tennessee’s basketball program until newRead More