Today's News

  • Lady Devils’ hot bats dry up the Wave

    By Melissa Coley


    Midway traveled to Harriman on Monday evening with hopes of avenging a loss to the Blue Devils at their home field a couple of weeks ago.

    The Lady Waves quickly jumped out to a 1-0 lead as Sara Beth Nickell walked to start the game and took 2nd on a wild pitch. An error in the Harriman’s infield allowed Nickell to score but Macie Young’s hard-hit ball toward right field hits Jamie Cardin as she was advancing to 2nd giving Midway their 3rd out and putting a stop to their rally.

  • Lady Jackets closing in on district title
  • Bulldogs too much for Green Wave as season winds down

    By Taylor Crombie


    The Midway Green Wave trailed the Wartburg Bulldogs all night in their 14-6 loss on Tuesday, but never gave up.

    “They fought hard all night; I’m proud of all of them,” Midway head coach Johnny Burnum said.

    “We gave up two big plays that cost us the ballgame, but other than that we were in the game all night.”

  • Tigers clinch district against HMS

    By Melissa Coley


    Rockwood Middle jumped out to a 22-0 first quarter lead and never looked back on the way to a 38-8 win against Harriman Tuesday evening at Wallace Black Field.

    After Harriman took the opening kickoff and went three and out, Ryan Nelson blocked the Blue Devils punt and Billy Cofer recovered the ball on Harriman’s 34-yard line.

  • Oliver Springs looking to rebound

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats travel to Tazewell tonight to take on the Claiborne County Bulldogs in a non-region contest for week six.

    The old saying goes, “a little rain must fall,” or at least it’s something like that.

    Nobody said it would be easy and for the Bobcats, the first half of the season has been anything but.

    Losing players for a few games due to injury and playing what is considered one of the toughest schedules in 1A football, it has been an uphill battle for the Bobcats.

  • Green Wave returns to action

    By Jason Perry


    The Midway Green Wave will be back in action tonight after an open week as they host the Tellico Plains Bears at Midway.

    The Green Wave went into their off week on the strength of a three game winning streak and a 50-22 thrashing of the Unaka Rangers.

    “You never know until you play the next game,” Midway Coach Ryen Minton said, “in high school football, momentum could peter out in two plays or it can sustain you.

  • Kingston faces Stone tonight

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets will host the Stone Memorial Panthers tonight in Kingston in a non-region match-up for week six.

    The Jackets are coming off a big 34-20 win against the Norhview Academy Cougars last Friday. The win is all the more impressive when it is taken into account that Northview scored all of its points before Kingston even touched the ball in the game.

    The Jackets put together a balanced attack through the air and on the ground in coming back to take the win.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Break the silence on suppressors

    Last year I wrote about why I thought the Tennessee General Assembly should pass a bill called “constitutional carry” that would have legalized carry of a firearm without a license.

    It’s not because I think everybody should be carrying a gun.

  • GOING with the FLO: Find a way to become informed, get involved


    This past weekend, I listened to Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin’s urgency as he stressed the dangers we are facing today and how he feels that America has one last, best chance.

    God raised Donald Trump up for “such a time as this” just as he did Winston Churchill, by using him to save the world in World War II.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Almost all of us were white supremacists once

    Gentle reader, not quite a month has passed since we wrote bemoaning the growth of ignorance and the accompanying spread of efforts to “unknow” our real and actual history, and to foist off upon us an ersatz version of that history. We suppose that this is just another aspect of Kellyanne Conway’s “alternative facts”.

    We encountered such an effort to recite supposed history in a recent letter to the editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel (13 Sept.) wherein the correspondent writes: