CROSSVILLE — Stone Memorial Panther senior Luke Matthews signed a scholarship to continue his basketball career at Bryan College in Dayton. Matthews is one of five seniors at SMHS who will “be looked to play major minutes and to be leaders heading into a tough district,” according to Coach Neil Capps, whose team is now 5-1 on the season. “I am pleased to have this senior class as a whole. It is a tremendous group of young men. They make my job easy to come in and not have to deal with egos and discipline problems.” Matthews is the second Panther to sign during the early signing period, after teammate Justin Simmons signed with Tennessee Wesleyan College during November. Matthews will join former teammates Robert Troino and Brandon Cole and former Jet Caleb Parsons at the Dayton college. From left are, seated, Jackie Matthews, father; Luke Matthews; and Kay Matthews, mother; and standng, SMHS athletic director/assistant principal Lance Kennedy; SMHS assistant coach Jess Raby; SMHS head coach Neil Capps; Bryan College assistant coach Bryan Lawhon; and Bryan College head coach Dave Rekoske.
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Panthers finish third in DeKalb County tournament
The Stone Memorial High School boys’ soccer team placed third in an all-day soccer tournament at Dekalb County High school Saturday.
Stonehenge Golf Club to host State Senior Men’s, State Women’s Open tournaments again this year
"You don't how I'm excited to be here," said Matt Vanderpool, executive director of the Tennessee Golf Association, last Wednesday morning at the annual media day luncheon to announce the return of the Crossville Women's Open and the Tennessee Senior State Open to Stonehenge Golf Club.
28th Tansi Exchange Golf Tournament tees off April 26
The 28th Lake Tansi Exchange Club's benefit golf tournament will be Saturday, April 26, a 1 p.m. at the Lake Tansi Golf Course.
Panthers lose to Blackman in substate 69-55
A capacity crowd at Stone Memorial High School saw the Panthers' season end, as they dropped their substate match-up to the Blackman Blaze 69-55 in the weather-delayed Class AAA contest.
Stevie’s Elite Athletics places in CheerSport Nationals
Stevie's Elite Athletics (SEA) Allstars were in Atlanta, GA, Feb. 15-16 for CheerSport Nationals.
OH GOOD GRIEF: Positives taken from 2013-’14 hoop season
The 2013-'14 basketball season is over, but positive things have resulted from this year's action for both girls and boys teams from CCHS and Stone Memorial.
Corrections to Caroline Cravens signing with Lincoln Memorial
Caroline Cravens, a senior at Cumberland County High School, signed a full athletic scholarship in cross country and track with Divison II Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN, during a ceremony at Fairfield Glade Baptist Church, where she and her family attend church last Saturday.
It’s league or no league for Crossville Babe Ruth
Sign-ups for the 2014 Babe Ruth League ends March 15 at the Crossville Parks and Recreation office. The sign-up fee is $45 up to a maximum of $135 per family.
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Tyler Howard preparing for boxing war April 5
Prize Fight announces “Conflict in Crossville,” featuring local undefeated professional boxer Tyler Howard (6-0) facing Dennis Williams (7-2) from West Monroe, LA, at Cumberland County High School April 5. This main event is scheduled for six rounds.
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