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Bearden track and field athletes look to make their mark at state meet

After an outstanding performance from Bearden’s track and field team over the weekend at regionals, athletes now look forward to the state championship in Murfreesboro. Last year, the boys placed fourth, and this year they hope to win their first state championship since 1975. Events run May 22-26. Bearden’s state qualifying athletes include Jacob Sobota […]

Sobota brothers highlight strong performance at region track meet

Over the weekend, Bearden track athletes competed in the regional track meet at Hardin Valley. The boys team placed fourth, and the girls placed 16th. Many athletes both boys and girls qualified for state. Josh Sobota placed first overall in the discus with a throw of 167 feet and first in the shot put with […]

MAGAZINE: Road to recovery

As high school sports intensify, athletes get bigger, stronger, and faster. That makes for a more exciting experience for the fans, but it also makes those athletes more prone to injury. How are Bearden athletes coping with those risks and working to get back on the field?  Every high school athlete’s dream is to represent his […]

Boys and girls track teams win Smoky Mountain Classic

The Bearden boys and girls track teams both won the Smoky Mountain Track Classic over the weekend at Sevier County High School. The boys finished with 239 points, beating second place Farragut (109), third place Sevier County (79), and five more teams. The girls finished with 147.5 points, ahead of second place Sevier County (133), third […]

Bearden looks to vault over competition with new coach

Having an Olympic gold medalist for a pole vaulting coach is something not many high school track teams can boast about their program. Bearden is now one of those few programs, with the offseason hire of gold medalist pole vaulter Tim Mack. In the past, Bearden didn’t have the funds for an in-school pole vaulting […]

Bearden boys track wins Vol Track Classic

The Bearden boys track team continued their impressive 2017 campaign, capturing the Volunteer Track Classic championship over the weekend, a meet that included 50 teams from all over the south. At the meet, shot put and discus thrower Josh Sobota was named as one of the meet’s Outstanding Male Athletes. Along with Josh Sobota, Jacob Sobota […]

National Track and Field Records – Presented by VNN

As the Spring Season hits full swing, state records start falling. How do you match up against the Nation’s Best of the Best? Find out at the links below, courtesy of the NFHS: NFHS Boys Track and Field Best of the Best Record Book NFHS Girls Track and Field Best of the Best Record Book […]

Sobota brothers nominated for track recognition

Senior Jacob Sobota and junior Josh Sobota have both been nominated for TennesseeRunner’s boys track athlete of the week. Both Sobota brothers put together impressive performances over the weekend at the Hardin Valley Invite, which Bearden’s boys team came out of victorious. Jacob Sobota won the 110-meter hurdles (14.71), long jump (21-0.50), and pole vault (13-6), […]

Top 10 Bearden Sports Moments of 2016

2016 was another successful year for Bearden athletics, featuring five state championships and countless memorable moments. Here are 10 of the best of those moments, from current Bearden athletes, to alumni across the country. Disagree with my picks? We’ll give you a chance to vote when school starts back up. 10. Jacob Sobota places second at […]

Sobota signs with Duke to continue decathlete career

Coach Patty Thewes didn’t necessarily suspect that Jacob Sobota would be her next track star when he arrived at Bearden as a freshman. But four years later, now a senior, Sobota has signed with Duke University to continue his athletic career on Nov. 11. “Jacob has improved tremendously during his time at Bearden,” Coach Thewes […]