Kenny Hawkins, WJHL

Kenny Hawkins

WJHL

Johnson City, TN, United States

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Vote for the 2022 high school football People’s Choice Player of the Year

(WJHL) – Now that the 2022 season has ended, it is time for the fans to cast their votes for their favorite players. Voting for the People’s Choice Player of the Year Award closes at noon on Monday, Dec 12. You may vote once per hour until voting closes. In 2022, News Channel 11 had the […] → Read More

David Crockett baseball players sign to continue athletic careers

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) — Two David Crockett baseball players have signed to continue their academic and athletic careers. → Read More

Vote Now: Week 5 Best Play of the Week

(WJHL) — It’s time to pick the Best Play of the Week! Watch the plays above and vote in the poll below. Here are the contenders in this week’s poll: Play #1: Dobyns-Bennett’s Brayden Simpson takes the handoff and goes 94 yards for the touchdown Play #2: Virginia High QB Brody Jones hits Patrick Poku […] → Read More

Teams with the best passing game in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The high school football season has entered week four in Tennessee and week three in Virginia. As of Thursday, here are the Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia teams with the best passing game: The high school team in Northeast Tennessee that has the best passing attack after four games is […] → Read More

25th Speedway Children’s Charities golf tournament raises money for the kids

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – The 25th annual Speedway Children’s Charities Golf Tournament presented by Baker’s Construction Services took place this morning at the Tri-Cities golf course in Blountville. Over 100 golfers came out to enjoy the course and raise around 35-thousand dollars for the Speedway Children’s Charities. The best thing is — all the money […] → Read More

ETSU picking up the pieces following loss to The Citadel

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Bucs have done a lot of winning on the football field over the last year, but they came up short to The Citadel on Saturday for just their first regular-season loss since October 16 of last year. The team is ready to put a tough loss behind them an […] → Read More

High School Football: 3 of the most impressive running backs so far

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — With high school football season entering its fourth week in Tennessee and third week in Virginia, several players are already standing out. A couple of weeks ago, we looked at quarterbacks to watch out for this season. Last week, we highlighted three teams who had better starts than expected. This […] → Read More

High School Football: 3 local quarterbacks to watch this season

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Week 1 of high school football is in the books in Tennessee, and Virginia kicks off its season Friday. After an opening week that saw several upsets and some big plays, the season is looking like it could be a wild one. One question on several minds: Which quarterbacks are […] → Read More

Cyclones submit controversial hit on Russell to TSSAA

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — While it seemed difficult to add another log to the fire of the Science Hill and Elizabethton rivalry, News Channel 11 learned that that’s exactly what happened after Friday night’s game. The hit by Topper’s center Kellen Hensley on Cyclones punt returner Cade Russell has become common water cooler talk and […] → Read More

Big Orange Caravan makes a stop in Kingsport

Thursday night in Kingsport hundreds of fans clad in Orange flooded the Meadowview Convention Center for the annual Big Orange Caravan. → Read More

Kenny’s Picks: Bucs win on the hardwood but fall in North Dakota, Titans get back to business

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — This week’s Kenny Picks will bounce back on the basketball court when the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers take on Morehead State at Freedom Hall Saturday. ETSU vs. Morehead State The Bucs have won the last three home games, with an average score of 79.3 points while giving up 61 […] → Read More

Kenny’s picks: Titans to tackle Texans, Hokies will face Hurricanes, Vols get a break, Bucs face Bears

(WJHL) – The picks are in! We have a lot of football this week so let’s take a look at who is expected to take home some W’s. Titans vs. Texans After being unbeaten in last week’s pick, I am hoping to keep things rolling in the same direction as we begin with the NFL […] → Read More

Kenny’s Picks: Titans continue streak, Vols in trouble & Bucs keep championship hopes alive

(WJHL) – NASCAR is over, so it’s all football this week in Kenny’s Picks! Let’s check the crystal ball for some gridiron predictions! Titans vs. Saints The Titans come into this game having won their last five games, including victories over the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Rams. On the […] → Read More

Science Hill cross country standout Jenna Hutchins officially signs with BYU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – An All-American cross country runner from Science Hill High School officially signed with a Division 1 university Wednesday as part of National Signing Day. Jenna Hutchins has been off the course this season due to injury but made the commitment to the Cougars official Wednesday afternoon. “It’s awesome. I’ve dreamed […] → Read More

Kenny’s Picks: Larson ends season on win, Hokies roll, and Bucs face pivotal game

(WJHL) – This week, some teams face injuries, while others are looking at slight advantages in what is sure to be a great series of competitions. NASCAR NASCAR has reached the final race of the season on Sunday in Phoenix, as four drivers race for the NASCAR Cup championship. The favorite has to be Kyle […] → Read More

Kenny’s Picks: Truex will take it, Titans run over Colts, Hokies repeat Georgia Tech massacre

(WJHL) – The regular NASCAR season will come to an end with the Martinsville Xfinity 300 on Sunday, Oct. 31. While Kyle Larson has been dominating the season, there are three open spots being fought for by eight drivers for the race championship at Phoenix raceway. Ryan Blaney sits only one point behind the final […] → Read More

Kenny’s Picks: Bucs bounce back, Vols in tight spot, but can Titans survive?

(WJHL) – Ok, last week was not my best effort as I missed four out of my five picks. Hopefully, this week’s selection will allow me to redeem myself. On the race track, Kyle Larson continues to prove he is head and shoulders above everyone else, especially on the mile and half speedways. This week, […] → Read More

ETSU men, women hit the court for Buc Madness

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Fans got a pre-season look at the ETSU men’s and women’s basketball teams Wednesday night. The teams and their new coaches were in Brooks Gym for Buc Madness, a tip-off to the 2021–21 season. Fans watched a three-point shooting contest and an exhibition of players’ skills. It was the first […] → Read More

Kenny’s Picks: Texas, Titans and streak hunting

October 15, 2021 – This week in Kenny’s Picks, we’re looking at a streak in NASCAR and some tough battles on the gridiron. NASCAR has reached its elite eight as they head to the Texas Motor Speedway, and once again, the hottest driver continues to be Ryan Larson, who won last week at the Charlotte […] → Read More

Former Tusculum player in awe of his selection to U.S. Olympic baseball team

TUSCULUM, Tenn. (WJHL) – Former Tusculum University pitcher Brandon Dickson knows his way around Japan; he even speaks the language. That should come in handy at the end of the month when he returns for the Tokyo Olympics as a member of the U.S. Olympic team. Dickson spent one season on the Pioneer baseball team […] → Read More