Athletics

Distinction and Opportunity

The Athletics Department of the King’s Academy is championship quality program committed to offering each student a full range of athletic opportunities while enrolled.  Like their namesake, the TKA Lions are fierce competitors, exhibiting superior athleticism while adhering to the moral code of good sportsmanship. To be a TKA Lion is to be part of a rich tradition of top-tier athletes who have achieved great success both on and off the playing field. The King’s Academy is home to state of the art training facilities dedicated to the cultivation of student athletes, recently completing construction of a multi-sport training complex, a new softball field and a new soccer field. Under the direction of Matt Lowe, Head Football Coach and Director of Athletics, TKA looks forward to adding to the winning tradition of the TKA Lions by helping students develop their athletic abilities.

All students are encouraged to be actively involved in the athletic program throughout the year. The small size of the school provides an excellent environment for student athletes who otherwise may not be able to participate in larger schools. There are also positions for statisticians, student-managers, and student trainers. The school colors are purple and gold and the lion is the school mascot.

 Interscholastic Affiliations and Associations

For the purpose of participation in interscholastic athletics the academy is a member of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, TSSAA (high school), and the Knoxville Independent School League, KISL (middle school). The TSSAA (Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association) is “an organization which formulates policies, game rules, and standards for interschool competition. All 50 states and several Canadian provinces are members of the National Federation of State High School Associations. Tennessee has rules on eligibility which correspond to those recommended by the National Federation. It is to the credit of the people of Tennessee that TSSAA is recognized by other states as one of the best in the United States. Tennessee has been called on frequently to help its neighbors with other programs, and TSSAA staff members have been named to national offices and committees in recognition of their work” (Source: tssaa.org).

Available Programs

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Baseball     Basketball     Bowling     Cheerleading

Cross-country     Football     Golf     Soccer

Softball     Tennis     Track     Volleyball

Visit Middle School Page

Baseball    Basketball     Cheerleading

Cross-country   Football    Golf    Soccer

Track & Field    Tennis     Volleyball

Accolades and Championships

Team Accolades and Championships

2017-   Softball – TSSAA State Champs, Ranked #1 in the State / 24th Nationally

2017-   Volleyball –  TSSAA State Finals

2017 – Football  – TSSAA state Playoffs.  Ranked #5 in the State

2016 – Softball – TSSAA State Champions Ranked #1 in the State / 61st Nationally

2015 – Softball – TSSAA State Runner up

2013 Football team 8 players on All-Sevier County Team
4 TSWA All-State Selections
2013 Niamh Schumacher – Cross county State Contender
2013 Eli Davis State Golf Tournament
2011 – McNelly Whaley Sevier County Golf Championships – 3rd Place
2009 – TSSAA Division II-A East/Middle Region Soccer Runner -ups
2008 – Sevier County Tournament Girls Golf Championships
2008 – TSSAA Division II-A East/Middle Region Basketball Champions
2008 – TSSAA Division II-A East/Middle Region Soccer Champions
2008 – Mid-South Football Conference Runner-ups
2007 – Mid-South Football Conference Champions
2006 – Small School Soccer Champions
2005 – Small School Soccer Champions
2004 – Small School Soccer Runner-ups
2003 – Small School Soccer Champions
2002 – Small School Soccer Champions
2000 – Sevier County Tournament Runner-ups
1956 – ETVC Football Conference Co-Champions
1947 – Region Tournament Girl’s Basketball Runner-ups

Individual Accolades and Championships

2017 –

  • Cole Lusby – TSWA All State Football
  • Cody Wyllins – TSWA All State Football
  • Chris Akporghene – TSWA All State Football
  • Niamh Schumacher – TSWA State Champion Track 1600,3200 & CC
  • Regan Weekly – TSWA All-State Team Softball * All American / District and Region Player of the year
  • Madison Webber – TSWA All-State Team Softball – All American
  • Kaylan Cole – TWSA All State Softball

 

2016 –

  • Cole Lusby – TSWA All State Football – * Mr. Football Semi-Finalist
  • Phillip Sellars – TSWA All State Football
  • Regan Weekly – TSWA All-State Team Softball
  • Madison Webber – TSWA All-State Team Softball
  • Haydyn Jenkins – TSWA All-State Team Softball -* District Player of the year
  • Niamh Schumacher – TSWA State Champion Track 1600,3200 & CC
  • Ryann Doyle – Lacrosse All State Team
  • Grant Rollins – Water Polo All State Team

 

2015 –

  • Niamh Schumacher TSSAA State Champion – Track 3200 , CC
  • Regan Weekly – TSWA All-State Team Softball
  • Haven Taylor – TSWA All-State Team Softball – * District Player of the year
  • Taylor Weekly – TWSA All-State Team Softball
  • Chandler Viscardis – TSWA All State Football
  • Isaiah Gilmore – TWSA ALL-State Team Football

 

2014 –

  • Jason Maduafokwa – TSWA All State Football
  • Chandler Viscardis – TSWA All State Football

 

2013 –

  • Ridge Palmer – TSWA All State Football
  • Drew Slomski – TSWA All State Football
  • Adam Deathridge – TSWA All State Football
  • Jason Maduafokwa – TSWA All State Football

 

2011 – Joy Lynn Lyon – Southern Powerlifting Federation’s National Champion
2011 – Joy Lynn Lyon – Southern Powerlifting Federation’s National Champion
2011 – Christine Ngo Gwodog – New England Tennessee Association Champion
2011 – Christine Ngo Gwodog – TSSAA Division II-A Girls Region Tennis 3rd Place
2010 – Christine Ngo Gwodog – TSAA Division II-A Girls State Tennis Champion
2010 – Christine Ngo Gwodog – TSSAA Division II-A Girls Region Tennis Runner-up
2010 – Christine Ngo Gwodog – Knoxville Spring Open Tennis Champion
2008 – Katie Mitchell – TSAA Division II-A Girls State Golf 3rd Medalist
2008 – Katie Mitchell – Sevier County Championship Girl’s Champion
2007 – Katie Mitchell – TSSAA Division II-A Girls State Golf Runner-up
2007 – Katie Mitchell – TSSAA Division II-A Gilds Region Golf Runner-up
2002 – Jenny Kim – TSSAA Division II Girls State Golf Champion
2002 – Matt King – TSSAA Division II State Golf 3rd Medalist
2002 – Jenny Kim – TSSAA Division II Girls Region Golf Runner-up
2002 – Matt King – TSAA Division II Region Golf Runner-up
2002 – Jenny Kim – Sevier County Championship Girl’s Champion
2002 – Matt King – Sevier County Championship Champion
2001 – Jenny Kim – Sevier County Championship Girl’s Champion
2001 – Matt King – Sevier County Championship Champion
2000 – Jenny Kim – Sevier County Championship Girl’s Champion
2000 – Matt King – Sevier County Championship Champion

Team Accolades and Championships

2013 Girls Basketball KISL League and Tournament Champions – Undefeated
2013 Boys Baseball League and Tournament Champs 14-1
2013 JV Volleyball KISL Tournament Champions
2012 – KISL Small School Volleyball Conference Champions
2012 – KISL Small School Volleyball Tournament Champions
2012 – ETMSGA Girls Golf State Champions
2012 – ETMSGA Girls Golf Region 2 Champions
2012 – ETMSGA Girls Golf District 4 Runner-ups
2012 – KISL Small Varsity Girls Basketball League Champions
2012 – KISL Soccer League Runner-ups
2011 – KISL Small School Volleyball Tournament Runner-ups
2011 – KISL Small School Volleyball League Runner-ups
2011 – KISL JV Small School Volleyball League Runner-ups
2011 – ETMSGA Girls Golf State Runner-ups
2011 – ETMSGA Girls Golf Region 2 Champions
2011 – ETMSGA Girls Golf District 4 Runner-ups
2010 – KISL Small School Volleyball League Tournament Runner-ups
2010 – ETMSGA Girls Golf District 4 Runner-ups
2010 – KISL Soccer League Champions
2010 – KISL Soccer Tournament Runner-ups
2009 – KISL JV Small School Volleyball League Champions
2009 – KISL JV Small School Volleyball League Tournament Champions
2009 – KISL Soccer League Runner-ups
2008 – KISL JV Small School Volleyball League Champions
2008 – KISL JV Small School Volleyball League Tournament Runner-ups
2008 – USTA Junior Tennis C – Division Champions
2008 – Universal Cheerleaders Association – Superior Award
2007 – TMSGA Girls Golf Region 2 Champions
2007 – Alcoa Invitational Girls Golf Champions
2007 – KISL JV Soccer League Runner-ups
2006 – TMSGA Girls Golf Region 2 Runner-ups
2006 – KISL Small School JV Basketball Tournament Champions
2006 – KISL Small School JV Basketball League Runner-ups
2006 – KISL Soccer Tournament Champions
2006 – KISL Soccer League Runner-ups
2005 – KISL Small School Basketball Tournament Champions
2005 – KISL Small School Basketball League Runner-ups
2005 – KISL Small School JV Basketball Tournament Champions
2005 – KISL Small School JV Basketball League Runner-ups
2004 – GKTA Tennis C – Division Champions
2003 – TMSGA Girls Golf Region Runner-ups
2003 – TMSGA Girls Golf District Runner-ups
2002 – GKTA Tennis C – Division Champions
2002 – KISL Small School Girls Basketball Tournament Champions
2002 – KISL Small School Girls Basketball League Champions
2001 – KISL Small School Girls Basketball League Champions
2001 – KISL Small School JV Basketball Tournament Runner-ups
2000 – KISL Small School JV Girls Basketball Tournament Runner-ups
2000 – KISL Small School JV Girls Basketball League Runner-ups
2000 – KISL Soccer Tournament Runner-ups
2000 – KISL Soccer League Runner-ups

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