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Sunday 19 May 2019
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Written by Joe Birchfield   

Congratulations to all of our Explosion Players who finished the 2016-2017 School Year on the A or A/B Honor Roll!  We are exceptionally proud of your academic achievements!  In addition, several of our players received individual academic and social accolades, we celebrate and honor their achievements!

’07 Explosion

Aimee Shafer - 2nd honors, Citizenship Award

Kayleigh Brownlee - music award, reading award, A honor roll, Presidents Award for Academic Excellence

Rachel Hayes - All year honor roll, Citizenship Award

Lexi Shrader - A Honor Roll all year, Good Citizenship Award

Izzie Tapp-Milligan - PE award, Math award, “A” honors award, Presidential award of Academic Excellence

Ava Barnes -  A/B honor roll, safety patrol, Presidents Award for Academic Excellence

Kaylee Hickman - A/B honor roll, perfect attendance, Leadership Award

Kate Mullins - All A Honor Roll all year, Perfect Attendance, The "Fruit of the Spirit" love award

Adrianna King - A/B Honor Roll all year 

Addison Chandler - A/B honor roll, Safety patrol, Distinguished art award

Niyiah Jones - All year 5th grade Honor Roll, Safety Patrol, Outstanding Character Award, Dominique Romain Award (For achieving 1st place in the Knox County Championship 3 years in a row)


2025 Explosion

Aubrie Conger - A-Honor Roll, Shazam Award for Random Acts of Kindness, President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, Safety Patrol

Shae Ahlstrom - Most Improved Academically, Most Artistic and Creative Achievement

Caroline Rogers – A Honor Roll, Character Award, Top Honor Award in Language, Reading Certificate for A.R, Safety Patrol

Maddie Seibers - A/B Honor Roll, Safety Patrol

Lexi Varner - A-Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance

Abby Pickard - A-Honor Roll, Safety Patrol

Amelia Dorset - A-Honor Roll, President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, Safety Patrol

Bridget Kovacs - A-Honor Roll, Citizenship Award

Audrey Ginel - A-Honor Roll, Citizenship Award, President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, Safety Patrol 

Ella Hale - Right Hand Woman Class Award, 2nd Honors Presidential Award, 5th Place in AR, Library Assistant Award, Safety Patrol

Bailey Hauge - A-Honor Roll


’06 Explosion

Kara Pitts - A/B Honor Roll & Perfect Attendance

Emerson Darnell - A Average for the Year; A/B Honor Roll

Olivia Emert - A/B Honor Roll, Excellence in Math Award, & Academic Excellence in English

Alison Byrd - A Gold Honor Roll, 4th Highest GPA in Science Award, Excellence in Music Award, Math Award Top 5 in 6th Grade

Hannah Adams - A Honor Roll, Social Studies Award

Madelyn Clark - A Honor Roll all year, Awards for Highest Average in Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies

Lauren Martin - Honor Roll

Jade Bell - First Honors & Achievement Award

Addison "Bird" Merritt - First Honors for the Whole Year

Claire Foister - A Honor Roll; Mustang Award for Citizenship, Academic Excellence, Star Student, & Reading/Language Award


2024 Explosion

Kara VonAchen – A/B Honor Roll

Sarah Lynn - A/B Honor Roll; Student MVP Award, Student of the Quarter

Isabella Thornton - A Honor Roll; Presidential Award of Outstanding Academic Excellence; Student-Athlete Award of Merit (Awarded for attaining 3.5 GPA or higher while participating in Middle School softball and basketball); Beta Club Induction Certificate

Allie Shaver - A Honor Roll; Character Education Award for Respect

Sydney Rice - A/B Honor Roll; Math Most Improved Award; Beta Club

Charlotte Cole - A Honor Roll; Outstanding Math Student; Duke Tip Accelerated Program

Abby Thompson - A Honor Roll; Student Athlete of the Year; Pacer Award (highest physical fitness award)

Ellah Wheelon - A/B Honor Roll; #3 top student in 6th grade; Academic Achievement Awards (Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts); Best Offensive player for middle school

Kara Mink - A/B Honor Roll; Citizenship Award; PE Award; 110% Award in Math; Track Awards (Attendance, Drive, Dedication and Coachability)

Sadie Burton - A/B Honor Roll; 3rd and 4th Quarter Positive Office Referrals

Madison Ellis - A/B Honor Roll


’05 Explosion

Avery “Q” Brackins - A/B Honor Roll

Megan Armstrong - A&B Honor Roll, Academic Achievement Award for having a GPA of 3.5 or higher while on the basketball and softball teams

Addison Oliver - Highest Average in 7th grade Science, Highest Average in 7th grade Social Studies 

93 or above in all subjects, 7th grade Outstanding Student Award, 2-year member of Jr. Beta Club

Chloe LackeyA Honor Roll, President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, 6th Grade Physical Education Award, Student Athlete Award for having attained a GPA of 3.5 or higher while participating on the Softball and Basketball teams along with the TSSAA Scholastic Achievement Awards, Induction into the National Junior Beta Club

Makenzie Alvey – A/B Honor Roll

Gracie Gray - A honor roll

Jordann Reagan - first honors and citizenship award

Avery Mattina - A/B Honor Roll, Member of "Admiral Crew." (student representative for new incoming students.) Member of "Project U.''  (student lead group focusing on anti-bullying, promote unity/kindness)


2K5 Explosion

Allie Barham - A Honor Roll and Ranger Leadership Program

Alexis Lambert - Perfect Attendance

Mara Johnson - A Honor Roll and Ranger Leadership Program

Emma Simms - A Honor Roll, Ranger Leadership Program, and Eagle Eye Award (Citizenship Award)

Anna Pugh - A/B Honor Roll and Junior Beta Club

Gracie Keyl - A Honor Roll

Kristine McCord - A/B Honor Roll, Ranger Leadership Program, and Perfect Attendance

Allie Hemphill - A Honor Roll, Presidency’s Education Award, Ranger Leadership Program, and Eagle Eye Award (Citizenship Award)

Rayane Hamilton - A/B Honor Roll and Junior Beta Club


’03 Explosion

Emma Blankenship - A Honor Roll

Chloe Raisin - A Honor Roll 4.38 GPA

Abigail Hembree - A Honor Roll, Highest Science Grade Award, Honors Society

Jade Anderson -  A Honor Roll

Sydney Zurcher- A Honor Roll, 4.32 GPA   Highest Engineering Regional Finalist for National History Day

Abby Johnston - A Honor Roll, Most Outstanding Citizen Award, Miss Powell Middle School

Kate WIlkerson - A Honor Roll, 4.0 GPA Honors Society Math

Autum Phillips - A Honor Roll, Highest GPA in Class Beta Club

Maycee Stephens - A Honor Roll, Outstanding Academic Excellence Award

Sarah Burton - A/B Honor Roll, Best Female Athlete Superlative

Bryn Lawson - A/B Honor Roll

’02 Explosion

Anna Lynn - A Honor Roll, National Spanish Exam - Silver Level, SGA Representative, Student Mentor Executive Board Member

Ellie Hickman - A Honor Roll

Jessica Campbell - Perfect Attendance, Chemistry Award (Highest GPA), 4.0 GPA

Morgan Grigsby - A Honor Roll, Freshman Class Treasurer, Beta Club Member

McKinley Mathis - A Honor Roll

Caroline Jacokes - A Honor Roll, 4.3 GPA

Leigha Gray - Youth Leadership Knoxville Class of 2019 Member

Emily Litrakis - 4.5 GPA

’01 Navy

Haley Nicley – Valedictorian Graduating Class; Science Award; Athlete Award, Academic Achievers, and Spanish Award

Rachel Cupp – TSSAA Academic Achievement Award

Shay Hess – TSSAA Academic Achievement Award; Perfect Attendance K – 10th Grade; A Honor Roll

Eva Fortenberry – Maryville High School – Sophomore Year GPA of 4.45


’01 Explosion

Emilee Braden – A/B Honor Roll

Mckenzie Jones – TSCA All Academic Team, A Honor Roll

Emilee Fowler - A/B honor roll, National Honor Society

Kelsey Woods - A/B honor roll, 3.9 GPA

Kayleigh Fanti – National Honor Society with high honors

Olivia Ellison – National Honor Society, A/B honor roll

Emily Thompson - A honor roll, National Honor Society, Beta Club secretary

Tanna Hensley - A Honor roll,


Explosion Select

Sydney Birchfield – A/B Honor Roll, Spanish Honor Society, Elected Senior Class Student Life Director

Jarica Ensley – A Honor Roll

Ariel Holt – A/B Honor Roll

Sydney Rogers – Maintained A/B Honor Roll all 4 Years of High School while starting all 4 Years of Sports

Khrystena Norton – A Honor Roll, Finished 3rd overall graduating class

Ashleigh Smith – 3.5 Cumulative GPA

Ellie Savage - A Honor Roll, 4.0 GPA

 Great job everyone!!! It all starts and ends with your education!


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Important Numbers

'09 Explosion (9u)

Head Coach Steve Wolfgram- (865) 740-8488 - jalynhomes@charter.net

'08 Explosion (10U)

Head Coach Brandon Alcorn - (865) 806-3460 - balcorn@cityofharriman.net 

Coach Kelly Griffith - (865) 216-0509 - krg414@aol.com 

'07 Explosion (10u)

Head Coach Scott Barnes- 865-387-3264sbarnes1100@gmail.com

2025 Explosion (11u)

Head Coach Amy Dorsett - 865-850-9100 - jadorset@aol.com

'06 Explosion (12u)

Head Coach Jason Darnell - 865-776-1351jdarnell@crackerbarrel.com

2024 Explosion (12u)

Head Coach Harold Lynn - (865) 228-8082 - tn02softball@gmail.com

2K5 Explosion (13u)

Head Coach Kevin McCord- (407) 619-7808 - klmccord@ymail.com 

'05 Explosion (13u)

Head Coach Shane Alvey - (865) 621-5200 - salvey10@aol.com

2022 Explosion (14u) 

Co-Head Coach Ed Couvertier - (865) 548-8052 - ecouver@gmail.com

Co-Head Coach Taylor Collier - (865) 469-5259 - iamtaylor3812@yahoo.com

'03 Explosion (15u)
Head Coach Scott Blankenship - (865) 388-9778 -

'02 Explosion (16u)

Head Coach Randy Mathis - (423) 618-3169

Coach Lindsay Graves - (727) 593-4839 - lgraves00.23@gmail.com 

'01 Explosion Navy (17u)

Head Coach Tim Baldridge - (865) 659-6016 - tbaldridge@garzalaw.com

Explosion Select (18u) 

Head Coach Joe Birchfield - (865) 363-0728 - birchfieldj@earthlink.net

Coach Jason Holt - (423) 608-5933 - jasonholt41@gmail.com

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