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New Page 1 Welcome to McKenzieRebels.com; your home for all the Rebel news and updates and the mckenzierebels.com Bowl.

Welcome to www.mckenzierebels.com. Fans of the Rebels will find the most comprehensive coverage off all sports at McKenzie High School and McKenzie Middle School. Here, you will find stories, features, statistics, video highlights, video programming, audio updates, audio programming and a whole lot more. Some sites focus on one or two sports, but mckenzierebels.com does its best to take care of everyone. We've been going strong as we start our third season. This new season, mckenzierebels.com features a re-designed main page. We think you will find this re-designed page is much more navigable and MUCH easier on the eyes. We thank you for your visit and support over these past two years and hope you continue to support this service. Bookmark us and spread the word about mckenzierebels.com!

Staff Members:

Award-winning sports writer Jim Steele (MHS class of 1979...check the class picture in the MHS hallway for a good laugh) will provide thorough coverage of Rebels. Steele has won over 40 state awards for sports writing, photography and design. In 2004, Steele was named Tennessee's top sports writer by the Tennessee Sports Writer Association. In 1988 and 1997, his sports section was judged best in the state by the Tennessee Press Association. He also won five straight first-place honors for best football section in the state, six times in a nine-year span and runner-up the other three years. He was a finalist for Sports Writer of the year six times, runner-up four times before winning in 2004. He also received the TSSAA's A.F. Bridges Award and the J.A. Abernathy Award from the McKenzie Touchdown Club. Steele has covered a variety of sports at a variety of levels from Little League all the way up to the Big Leagues. He has interviewed such notables as Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning, Ozzie Smith, Jack Buck, Mark McGwire, Rick Pitino, Pat Summitt, to name a few. His work has appeared in almost every major daily newspaper in Tennessee, on regional and national radio as well as ESPN television. He begins his 30th year in sports media this season and has been a part of radio, TV, newspaper, magazine and Internet media in that time. Steele is a fan of the Cincinnati Reds, Miami Dolphins, the Tennessee Vols (when they don't stink) and Duke basketball. He is a fan of all sports, but lists baseball, tennis, football and basketball among his favorites. Thumbing his nose to Father Time, he's always looking for a tennis game or a batting practice partner.


Matt Swinea is the staff photographer and standout video editor for mckenzierebels.com. He is the mastermind for video productions you see here on mckenzierebels.com. He also serves as Bethel College's sports information director. He is a recent summa cum laude graduate from Bethel College and earned his first undergraduate degree from Athens State. Matt covers McKenzie athletics for the Carroll News-Leader. He is an avid hockey fan and is a coach for several youth leagues and still plays in local roller hockey matches. Matt is a fan of the Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldogs.


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