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Sobota now top 5 in the nation in both shot put and discus

Senior Josh Sobota climbed into the top five in the nation for both shot put and discus last week at the Bojangles Classic in Columbia, S.C. Sobota won both the shot put (65’ 11”) and discus (181’) events and was named the Rick Crumpler MVP for being an outstanding thrower. “It motivates me to be

Bearden track to celebrate life of former teammate with the David Shankles Mile

Bearden will host a mile run Thursday in honor of former student and track and cross country standout David Shankles. Shankles passed away after having a heart attack in October of 2017. While at Bearden, Shankles ran the mile for Bearden’s track team, so Coach Patty Thewes believed the best way to honor his legacy

Kentucky-bound, state champion Sobota leads Bearden track team

After having a successful season last year, senior thrower Josh Sobota and the rest of Bearden’s track team aims to send several athletes back to state this year. Last year at state, Sobota – who will throw for Kentucky next year – set the state record in discus and will shoot to get two more state

Top 10 Bearden Sports Moments of 2017

Top 10 Bearden Sports Moments of 2017 Caleb Harrington wins 100-yard butterfly to win second state title in a row After winning the 100-yard butterfly to win a state title in 2016, Caleb Harrington came back to win again with a time of 22.26 seconds. Bearden dance wins fifth straight title State titles for Bearden’s

Track information meeting set for Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

There will be a Bearden track information meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Bearden Library. All interested students and their parents are encouraged to attend. Pre-season training will begin on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Jan. 16, and the first official practice will be Monday, Feb. 12. Practice throughout the season will take place each weekday. A

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