By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
I can honestly say that 2015 has been a very special year for me. There are many reasons why but one tops my all time list.
Ive been a pastor for 24 years, a sportswriter for 13 more. I worked as a contract administrator for the State of Tennessee for 29 years. Ill be 57 on February 3 so you can say Ive been around the block a few times.
The Lord made a way for me to retire recently and now has afforded me a way to do the things in life that I enjoy.
Im not a rich person yet Im rich in many ways.
Working with so many wonderful people in a great community is something that money cant buy. And I cant put a price tag on the compliments received from so many good people that Ive gotten to know.
Being the sports editor at The Tomahawk is something that I love doing. Johnson County has now become my home away from home.
I appreciate all the emails sent in 2015. Im hoping we can continue improving our sports section for years to come.
We didnt have an abundance of success stories in 2015 but there were a few.
The boys upset wins over David Crockett at home and at Elizabethton in February were good enough to gather honors. The scholarship signings by all our Johnson County athletes would certainly rank near the top of the list, none more important than the other.
Watching Johnson County defeat Sullivan East in April at home was a favorite moment. And seeing the football team win four of its last five games and make the playoffs was very gratifying.
It was a proud moment to see Kechia Eller and her girls squad wins the Christmas tournament at Bluff City Middle School. These young girls and all the Lady Longhorns need your support. They need it through the good times and the bad ones.
I felt for the baseball and softball coaches who had to battle the snow conditions to try and practice. I wasnt used to the weather up here but hopefully Im more prepared in 2016.
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