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MARYVILLE SOFTBALL HOSTS POWELL. 4B


SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018
SUPER ’NOVA
No. 1 seed holds off
pesky West Virginia. 3B

MARCH MADNESS 3B | PREPS 4B | COMICS 6B


THE DAILY TIMES 1B

Emails say Tennessee vetted Schiano


BY AUSTIN BORNHEIM Fulmer willing to coach Vols. 5B ball player Brad Lampley on Nov.
austinb@thedailytimes.com 26. “We talked to Greg smith the
Documents released Thursday AD for Ohio State who only had
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee’s show that Tennessee did indeed glowing reports and they vetted
football coaching search under vet Schiano, and proceeded in its him longer than we did since he
then-Athletic Director John Currie attempt to make him the Volun- was already on board when the
was a mess, and the highest profile teers’ next football coach. Emails news came out.
blunder of all was the attempted between Board of Trustee mem- “I need to also let you know how
hire of Ohio State defensive coor- bers obtained by The Daily Times impressed I was with John Cur-
dinator Greg Schiano, observers discuss Schiano’s vetting process rie the past 3 weeks. He is doing a
say. amid the fervent social media great job with all the vetting and
A big question after Tennessee backlash and campus protests. due diligence. Last but not least,
got out of the memorandum of “Yes, he was vetted,” Raja Jubran, The chair of our athletics commit-
understanding with Schiano was vice chair of UT’s Board of Trust- tee has been a great resource to JOY KIMBROUGH | THE DAILY TIMES
did the university properly vet ees, wrote to fellow board mem- UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE ATHLETIC Director John Currie addresses the media
him before attempting to hire him? ber and former Tennessee foot- SEE EMAILS, 5B after the firing of football head coach Butch Jones on Nov. 12.

‘It wasn’t our night’ Maryville Christian,


Alcoa play to a draw
BY KELLY FRANKLIN PREP SOCCER
sports@thedailytimes.com
ALCOA 1, MCS 1
A quick offensive start,
with both teams scoring Times. “It’s discipline and
early on in the first nine technique, and we’ve just
minutes of action, proved got to continue working on
misleading Friday evening that. It’s been a sore spot for
on the pitch at Maryville us so far this season, we’re
Christian School. just not a very good finish-
After the Eagles scored ing team.”
just four minutes in and Maryville Christian (0-1-
Alcoa countered five min- 2), a non-TSSAA school
utes later, neither team which basically plays spring
could find the nets there- season in exhibition format,
after, ending the match with only managed six shots-
a 1-1 draw. on-goal, mostly coming
Alcoa (1-2-1) dominated from quick counter-attack
offensively most of the thrusts after fending off
action, but all but one of waves of Alcoa pressure.
the finishing shots were The Eagles scored first
off-mark, often sailing high when junior Michael Evans
over the crossbar. While took in a long, high ball
the Tornadoes posted 27 from midfield off the foot
total shots, only 13 of those of Jack Goins and directed
attempts were on frame, a header high past Alcoa
while several nice saves keeper Jacob Templin.
from MCS keeper Caleb Alcoa countered a few
Williams served to stymie minutes minutes later, con-
the Tornadoes. verting on the first of its
“We’re just not very good seven corner kicks. Kevin
at finishing right now, for Vallejos placed the corner
sure,” Alcoa coach Shane
DARYL SULLIVAN | THE DAILY TIMES Corley told The Daily SEE DRAW, 4B
GREENBACK FIRST BASEMAN HOLDEN Willis (12) tags Grace Christian’s Ty Hutchinson Friday at Greenback.

Greenback bats go cold in loss to Grace Heritage baseball’s


late rally not enough
BY TAYLOR WHITE PREP BASEBALL
taylorw@thedailytimes.com
GRACE CHRISTIAN 10,
GREENBACK — As Greenback 0, 6 inn.
the ceremony wrapped
up and each member of Landon Crumbley led off BY TYLER WOMBLES
PREP BASEBALL
the Greenback football the frame with a solo shot sports@thedailytimes.com
team was sporting a new before the next five bat- GIBBS 5, Heritage 4
state championship ring, ters reached base safely. It’s not often that a coach
Noah Gent stepped into Caldwell turned to the will consider a loss helpful tests such as that give to a
the batter’s box for Grace bullpen and Bryce Hanley to their team, but that’s the team that hopes to make a
Christian. was able to get Crumb- way Heritage head coach run come tournament time.
The shortstop took Tyler ley to pop out to end the Robbie Bennett viewed the “I just told them (after
Cullen’s first offering frame, but the damage had Mountaineers’ situation as the game) that we’re a
of the game to straight- been done with six runs he exited the field on Fri- good baseball team,” Ben-
away center field to set crossing the plate as the day night. nett said. “We hit some
the tone. The Rams hit Rams pushed the game Despite putting up a four balls hard. We hit some
four home runs in all as out of reach. spot in the bottom of the balls hard there at the end.
they routed the ‘Kees 10-0 “They made us pay sixth inning to tie its con- Their third baseman makes
in six innings on Friday at some,” Caldwell said. “I test with Gibbs, 4-all, Heri- a good play on a ball Max
Pappy Hammontree field. thought both of our guys tage still found itself on the (Bowers) hits down the
“Sometimes it’s your threw really good. We short end of the score at line. That scores two. I told
night and sometimes it’s missed barrels at times, its final chance to bat after them this is a game that will
not,” Greenback coach and they made us pay for allowing an Eagle homer in make us better later on. It
Wes Caldwell told The some mistakes. It was one the top of the seventh. was a good, tight game and
Daily Times. “It wasn’t of those things where it Three Mountaineers went it came down to the last
our night, but I think our was more their night than to the plate in an attempt inning.
guys competed. Every it was our night. The score to save the game, but all “It’s a game that will help
time we missed a spot or doesn’t show the kind of three were held off base as us out later on in the district
something like that, they night our pitchers had.” the Eagles shut the door or in the district tourna-
made us pay. When they The opening home run on Heritage’s final effort. ment. We want to win those
got a good pitch to hit they from Gent was more than A strike out, a ground out close games in the district
made us pay for it.” enough cushion for Ryan and a line out were the final tournament.”
After giving up the lead- Medders on the mound. marks that doomed Heri- The Mountaineers were
off bomb Cullen settled GREENBACK’S BRYCE HANLEY LEADS off first against Grace The right hander ran tage, as Gibbs took down held scoreless until the
in and got the next three Christian Friday at Greenback. into trouble in the sec- the batters in order. sixth inning, as Gibbs
batters to end the inning, ond inning when a pair The 5-4 loss didn’t demor- had already notched four
but a lead-off walk to Ty later, Hunter Ferguson down, getting through the of hits by Cullen and Josh alize Bennett, though. He runs, one of which came
Hutchinson in the second launched a two-run shot third inning unscathed, Edwards put two runners took away positives from on a homer. But Heritage’s
inning got the Grace bats to push the lead to three. but the Rams took control the close defeat, focusing
going again. Two batters Again Cullen settled of the game in the fourth. SEE NIGHT, 4B on the experience that con- SEE RALLY, 4B

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