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Austin Sweeney Takes Top Honors at State Wrestling Championship
Cleveland Daily Banner/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday February 20, 2018

The grueling three day battle that is the TSSAA State Traditional Wrestling Championships came to the anticipated conclusion Saturday night with Cleveland once again claiming its spot as the best in Tennessee. The Cleveland Daily Banner reports that Austin Sweeney's three-day battle culminated with a championship match at 152. Sweeney stepped into the circle and walked away with a solid 8-5 victory over Josh Pietarila of Hardin Valley Academy for the crown. "Austin wrestled awesome. He went out there came back, fought back and never quit. He did what he was supposed to do," said Blue Raider head coach Joey Knox of his state champion. Austin is the 17 year-old grandson of Steve Sweeney of Crossville.

 


High School Basketball
Vince / Steve Tuesday February 20, 2018

The Stone Memorial High School Lady Panthers won the District 6AAA Tournament Championship with a 71-64 win over the host team, the Lady Eagles of Rhea County, Monday night. The Lady Panthers raced to a 23 to 7 lead after the first quarter and improved to 21 and 7 on the season with the victory. Named to the All-Tournament Team were Tesa Johnson, Tessa Miller and Emily Boyd from SMHS and selected as the Tournament MVP Lady Panther Emma Capps. The Lady Panthers will host a first round Region Tournament game on Friday.

Tuesday the Stone Memorial High School Panthers take on the White County Warriors in the Boys District 6AAA Championship game at Rhea County High School. The tip is scheduled for 7:00 and live coverage will air on Mix 99.3 beginning at 6:55.

 


St. Jude's Plans To Build $412 Million Advanced Research Center
AP Tuesday February 20, 2018

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has announced plans to build a $412 million advanced research center. The project unveiled Monday is a key part of a $1 billion capital expansion at the Tennessee hospital known for treating childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

 


Six Sexual Misconduct Cases At UT Knoxville In Two Years
AP Tuesday February 20, 2018

In the last two years, six cases of sexual misconduct by faculty or staff at the University of Tennessee Knoxville led to those employees resigning or disciplinary action being taken. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the six complaints were made between November 2015 and November 2017.

 


No. 13 Mizzou women edge No. 11 Lady Vols 77-73
AP/Gordon Stack Tuesday February 20, 2018

The No. 13 Missouri Lady Tigers beat the No. 11 Lady Vols 77 to 73 on Sunday. Tennessee, down as many as 15 in the second quarter, took the lead with a 10-0 run early in the third. Missouri led by two entering the fourth quarter and the Lady Vols tied it three times but never led. The Lady Vols travel to Gainesville Thursday (2/22) to take on the Florida Gators. Micky Dearstone starts the broadcast at 5:30 and tipoff is 6 on MIX 99.3.

 

 
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