Hike of the Week: Blue Heron

Trail: Blue Heron Loop Trailhead: Blue Heron Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 640 ft. Difficulty: ModerateTwo years ago, the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge called the Blue Heron Loop...

Hike of the Week: John Litton Farm

Trail: Litton Farm Loop Trailhead: Bandy Creek Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 561 ft. Difficulty: ModerateThe first five weeks of the Independent Herald’s Twenty Week Hiking Challenge featured...

Hike of the Week: Emory Gap

Trail: Emory Gap Trailhead: Panther Branch (Frozen Head State Park) Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 465 ft. Difficulty: Easy/ModeratePerhaps the only thing more beautiful than the drive up...

Hike of the Week: Colditz Cove

Trail: Northrup Falls Trailhead: Colditz Cove Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 111 ft. Difficulty: EasyAlmost as soon as you enter the hemlock forest that shrouds the Big Branch...

Hike of the Week: Bronco Overlook

Trail: Bronco Overlook Trailhead: Stati on Camp Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 282 ft . Difficulty: Easy/ModerateWhen you think of overlooks in the Big South Fork National River...

Tennessee’s lackluster effort against Auburn doesn’t diminish team’s sterling achievements

“Out-played and out-coached!”“They looked like a team that was satisfied to have just beaten Kentucky.” “They’re too (expletive) soft.” Holy over-reaction, Batman! Those were some of the...

Hike of the Week: Buzzard Rock

Trail: Buzzard Rock Trailhead: Unnamed Distance: 1.0 mile Elevation Gain: 260 ft. Difficulty: EasyIn this part of the world, the word “buzzard” doesn’t conjure images of majesty or...

High school hoops: Four questions for 2019-2020

The 2018-2019 basketball season ended for the girls on Saturday, with Gibson County crowned state champion in Class A and Cheatham County winning the...

Notebook: Oneida’s Lady Indians showed they belonged

During a timeout early in Thursday’s state quarterfinal game against Loretto, Oneida Lady Indians head coach Marv West asked his team if they belonged.Did...

Oneida falls to Loretto in state quarterfinals

MURFREESBORO — Oneida’s Lady Indians had an answer for just about everything they faced this season. But on Thursday, they didn’t have an answer...
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