East’s Lawson records ace at Millstone
Morristown East’s Terrie Linn Lawson shot a hole-in-one at Millstone Golf Club on Monday afternoon.
Lawson accomplished the feat on Hole 16, using a 7-iron from 138 yards away.
Lance Helton and Sable Burnside witnessed Lawson’s ace.
UT sells design of bullied boy’s homemade shirt
KNOXVILLE (AP) — A Florida boy who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt now has fans of his own.
News outlets report the Knoxville school is now selling shirts featuring the boy’s hand-drawn design, which also has been painted onto the Rock, a longtime 97.5 ton campus landmark made of dolomite stone. The school’s VolShop website says a portion of sales proceeds will be donated to the STOMP Out Bullying nonprofit.
The boy’s teacher shared his story on Facebook, noting that his excitement for his school’s college colors day turned to devastation after he was bullied at lunch last week. Her widely shared post led the school to send the boy a care package replete with heartfelt notes and Vols gear that he shared with his class.
Tennessee A&I championship teams inducted into Naismith Hall
NASHVILLE (AP) — Three men’s college basketball teams from the late 1950s at Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial Normal School have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The NAIA national champion teams were from 1957, ‘58 and ‘59, featuring Richard Barnett and John Barnhill. They were among 12 honorees in this year’s class, inducted last week in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Tennessee A&I later became Tennessee State.
Barnett was the fourth pick in the 1959 draft. He represented Tennessee State at the ceremony. He said it was wonderful for the teams to finally be acknowledged.
The Hall of Fame said the team “broke social barriers as they traveled to national tournaments and challenged segregation.”