Sports

Motorcyclist dies in deer collision

Larry Woody's Notebook


A motorcyclist was fatally injured recently when he struck a deer on a highway north of Chattanooga, a reminder to motorists to be wary of deer even this time of year. The accident occurred after dark and was discovered when a policeman on patrol came upon a dead deer in the highway. He stopped to investigate and discovered the wrecked […]

Do cicadas make good fish bait?



Cicadas’ whirring and chirring – louder than a Neyland Stadium crowd at an Alabama kickoff – can drive fishermen and other outdoorsmen nuts. How about fish? “If you Google them on the internet you’ll find several references to cicadas as really good fish bait,” says Todd St. John, a veteran Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency fisheries biologist. “I’m sure when one […]

Titans to open season in Chicago, have just one primetime game – Sept. 30 in Miami



The Tennessee Titans will open the Brian Callahan era in Chicago on Sept. 8 when they face 2024 No. 1 overall draft pick Caleb Williams and the Bears. It marks the second straight year for the Titans to open the season on the road. Tennessee’s home opener comes the following week against Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets at […]

Looking for a Bigfoot – or two Bigfeet

Larry Woody's Woods & Waters



If you’re wandering through the woods some moonlit night and bump into a giant, shaggy, ape-like creature that smells bad and lets out a blood-curding growl, try not to scare him. You’ve met Bigfoot, and he’s a protected species. (In Tennessee it is illegal to capture or harm any animal for which there is no designated hunting season.) There was […]

Portland announces Taniesha Tucker as first girls flag football coach



The rollout for Sumner County girls flag football has begun. 

Liberty Creek, Station Camp athletes headline 49 Sumner County state track qualifiers



Liberty Creek and Station Camp combined for 33 of Sumner County’s 49 state track and field qualifiers after last week’s sectional meets.

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Sumner County soccer scoreboard: Hendersonville, Merrol Hyde, Station Camp take district championships



Six Sumner County soccer squads are region tournament bound, and three teams were crowned district champs after winning their title rounds Friday evening. 

Giant flathead catfish caught jug-fishing

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A 60-pound catfish will jiggle your jug. A big flathead recently caught by Kingston Springs’ Chad Vance while jug-fishing weighed at least that; how much more is unknown. “My scales only go to 60 pounds, and the fish maxed it out,” says Vance, who was fishing on a tributary of the Cumberland River when he made the catch. “When I […]

Veteran receivers can help to accelerate Will Levis’ growth at quarterback



Last year when Will Levis was thrust into the Titans starting quarterback role seven games into his rookie year, he made an instant connection with 31-year-old receiver DeAndre Hopkins. In Levis’ four-TD debut, Hopkins had three of the scores and caught four passes for 128 yards, more than half the yards the rookie threw for that day. In breaking in […]

TWRA addresses predator night-hunting issues



The Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission recently approved night hunting for coyotes and bobcats – prohibited for decades because of safety concerns – despite opposition from predator hunting expert Mark Larese. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, which is in charge of enforcing regulations, is aware of concerns about the new policy that goes into effect in January. “We realize there […]

Fishing fixation: watching Bob’s bobber bob

Larry Woody's Woods & Waters



A while back fishing buddy Bob Sherborne and I were crappie fishing — Sherborne dunking minnows beneath a bobber while I cast jigs. It was hard to concentrate while watching Bob’s bobbing bobber. I was catching as many crappie on jigs as he was on minnows, but I couldn’t resist stealing glances at his dancing float. It was mesmerizing. It […]

Sumner County All-District honorees announced for baseball, softball, soccer



All-District accolades and postseason play have hit Sumner County spring sports.


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