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Today's News

  • OSMS and MMS split games

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Midway’s Emmy Taylor scored 17 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had 6 steals to lead her team to a 49-20 victory over the Lady Bobcats of Oliver Springs on Monday evening.

    The Lady Green Waves came out with an aggressive full court press that stunned OS and forced numerous turnovers. Taylor and teammate Stella Tilley combined for 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals in the first frame to take the early 12-3 lead.

  • Cherokee hoops round-up

    The Cherokee Middle Lady Jackets lost a close one to Dayton, 35-33, Tuesday night.

    Keira Leffew led the scoring attack for Cherokee by putting up 14 points in the contest

    For Dayton, Emma Gently topped all scorers and accounted for the lion’s share of her team’s offense with 24 points.

    Cherokee (33): Lemons 8, Leffew 14, Burns 5, Guillemet 4, Fritz 2.

    Dayton (35): Gently 23, Kinney 11.

  • High School roundball round-up

    Kingston kicked off district play Tuesday evening with a pair of road games at Fulton.

    The Lady Jackets fell, 51-46, in the contest.

    Senior guard Abby Wilson led Kingston and all scorers with 16 points in the game.

    Wilson was perfect from behind the arc as well, knocking down two three-pointers.

    Fulton had three players reach double-digit scoring.

    Janae Fuqua led her team with 14 points. Tidia Tinsley finished with 12. Lay Lay Manning chipped in with 11.

  • Ups and downs for Blue Devils

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devils hosted the Lady Tigers and Tigers of Sunbright on Tuesday night in some high school basketball action. The Lady Tigers were able to pick up the first victory of the night by a score of 42-37. The Blue Devils were able to pick up the victory in the second game of the night by a score of 75-51

    The first game of night was between the Lady Tigers of Sunbright and the Lady Devils of Harriman.

  • Midway and Jackets share wins

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Midway traveled to Coalfield on Tuesday evening to take on the Yellow Jackets in a district matchup with the Lady Waves taking the first game by a final score of 53-31 and the Jackets winning the nightcap 95-54.

    Caitlyn Ross scored 14 first quarter points as the Lady Waves implemented their full court press to near perfection as they jumped out to a 27-6 first quarter lead. Brooklynn Seiber led the Lady Jackets with four points, two rebounds and a steal.

  • Shooting woes doom Bobcats

    Shooting woes plagued the Oliver Springs High School boys Tuesday night.

    It was reflected in the 7-37 loss to Oneida in Olver Springs.

    “We are just having an incredibly hard time scoring,” Bobcat Coach Brian Channell said.

    “Oneida shot the ball extremely well.

    “Those two things combined make for a bad night.”

    The game didn’t start that way though.

    Riley Walker got the scoring started by sinking a wide open three-point shot to make the score 3-0 in the Bobcats favor.

  • Late heroics propel OS

    The Oliver Springs High School Lady Bobcats relied on fundamentals to down Oneida, 49-41 Tuesday night at home.

    Oliver Springs trailed throughout much of the game. It had only briefly held the lead at the beginning of the third quarter.

    Although brief, the Lady ‘Cats wouldn’t go away.

    “I think our defense was top notch tonight,” Lady ‘Cat Coach Michelle Christopher said.

    “We had some breakdownd, but our goal was to keep the ball out of the post-players hands and they did a good job with that.”

  • GOING with the FLO: Unity, praying and listening to God’s Word essential

    We must listen to God’s Word, unite behind our president and pray!

    North Korea recently launched a ballistic missile that experts say would reach anywhere in the U.S. That intercontinental ICBM ballistic missile reached record altitudes 10 times higher than the space station, landing close to Japan. It traveled 2,800 miles into space before crashing into the Sea of Japan.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Will your tax cut be 43%? The corporations’ will!

    Gentle reader: As this is written, both houses of the Congress have passed their respective versions of the Republican Tax Bill, and they will each designate members to meet together in a joint committee (which may well have already happened by the time this column is published) to reconcile the two bills and produce a final version of the legislation, which will then be returned to the two houses for final action, which is probably a foregone outcome of adoption.

  • ‘Polar Express’ heads to Harriman

    Roane State Community College will have a free showing of “The Polar Express” at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Princess Theatre, Harriman.

    The film is rated G. The showing is part of the Princess Theater Foundation’s Christmas 2017 at the Princess.