Signal Mountain's Preston Elwell Earns Javelin Silver Medal

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Preston Elwell broke his own Signal Mountain High School record in the javelin by more than seven feet with a 173' 8" throw and earned him the silver medal in the Emerging Elite category at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals at Greensboro, NC on Friday.   That performance ended a whirlwind week for Elwell that started with a 10th place finish in the javelin (162-0) at the Great Southwest Track and Field Classic in Albuquerque, NM on Saturday, June 7th and then a winning throw of 167-2 in the javelin at the AAU District Qualifier meet in Montgomery, AL on Sunday, June 8.

The New Balance Outdoor Nationals is the country's pre-eminent high school track and field post-season invitational, hosting more than 3000 of the nation's finest track and field athletes each June.


McCallie Scores First, But Loses 28-6 At Brentwood Academy

McCallie got on the board first, but wound up losing 28-6 in high school football playoff action on Friday night. Deangelo Hardy scored on a six-yard run in the second quarter. However, Mike Archie then fired 10-yard and 34-yard strikes to put Brentwood up 14-6 at the half. Brentwood added scores on runs in the third quarter and the fourth quarter.     (click for more)

Lady Flames Soccer Eliminated On PKs In NCAA DII Sweet 16

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – It will go down as a 1-1 tie but the Lee University Lady Flames were eliminated on penalty kicks (3-1)  on Friday  afternoon in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division II National Tournament hosted by Carson-Newman University.   It was a heart-breaking elimination for the women’s soccer team who finished the outstanding season with an official ... (click for more)

Longest-Serving County Official Knowles Is First In Line To Sign Up For New Term

Bill Knowles is one of the longest-serving officials in Hamilton County history, and he's not through yet. County clerk since 1974, he was the first in line on Friday morning to pick up his petition for re-election. Then he beat everyone back with the completed form. Mr. Knowles said, "I ran in 1974 on a campaign of ending the long tag lines. We put in a tag by mail system ... (click for more)

River Gorge Explorer Will Log Final Cruises In January

After operating on the Tennessee River for more than nine years, Aquarium President and CEO Keith Sanford informed staff and volunteers that cruise operations aboard the River Gorge Explorer will be ending in January. “After developing a new strategic plan and carefully evaluating the Aquarium’s resources, we have decided to stop operating the boat,” said Mr. Sanford. “We are ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Should Be Problem Solvers Around The City

Re: Roy Exum’s “Stay, Signal Mountain, Stay”  Well this article is something to think about. I think the split could go either way, and Signal Mountain schools would still flourish, as they have done for the past several years. What I'm worried about is why Signal Mountain has not yet had the guts to go be problem solvers at Howard, or Tyner, or Central. Why do ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

As we welcome another Saturday of the funnies, our attention is drawn to two little boys, ages 5 and 7, who are excessively mischievous. They are always getting into trouble and their parents know if any mischief occurs in their town, the two boys are probably involved.    Understand, we have no idea who these boys are, or where any of the Saturday Funnies originate. ... (click for more)