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Today's News

  • Meigs County, Midway split games Friday

    The District 3A-leading Meigs Co. Lady Tigers and Tigers rolled into Midway last Friday and came away still leading and unbeaten in the league

    The Lady Green Waves put up a good fight for a half but lost all firepower in the second half and fell 52-38. Midway dropped to 6-5 in the district and are 14-5 overall.

    The Green Waves lost by 50 earlier at Meigs Co. but only lost by 41 this time 87-46. Midway drops to 2-9 in the district and are now 3-17 overall.

  • A Sanctuary for the soul

    A good vacation can change your life.

    That’s what happened to Paul Cowell in 1963 when he visited a resort in New York.

    “I grew up on a dairy farm, and my family never went on vacations or went to eat at restaurants,” Cowell said.

    “I was out of college in 1963, and my wife [Jean] and I went to a resort in the Adirondacks,” he remembered of that fateful excursion.

    “I had never been on a vacation and thought it was a wonderful experience.

  • OUT to LUNCH: Barbecue baked beans among the good eats at Smokehouse

    If I told you, “We had a barbecue at Schrock’s Roadside Café,” and you knew where we went – you may be a senior citizen.

    This “Out to Lunch” adventure took place in that same location, 708 W. Race St. in Kingston – now known as Smokehouse Bar & Grill.

    I wrote about Smokehouse in October 2009. At that time, it was still the same size building when Bob and Wilma Schrock operated the Café several years ago.

  • HMS boys win Area 4 AA championship

    After winning the Area 4 AA regular season title without a loss, Allen Hickman’s Harriman Blue Devils repeated the feat in the Area 4 AA Tournament. The Blue Devils captured the title Thursday night with a 54-32 victory at Wartburg Central Middle School.

  • Midway Green Wave finish third in Area 4 AA Tourney

    It’s hard to beat a good team three times in one season, but the Midway Middle School Green Wave did just that Thursday evening. In the Area 4 AA consolation game, the Green Wave downed Lenoir City, 39-32.

    The victory keeps Midway’s season alive, as Justin O’Toole’s squad advanced to the TMSAA East Tennessee AA Sectional Tournament.

  • OSMS Lady Bobcats win Area 4 AA crown

    Trailing by 12 points midway through the third quarter of Thursday’s Area 4 AA Championship Game, it appeared the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats were dead in the water. That wasn’t the case, however, as Tonya Collins’ squad fought back and knocked off Wartburg, 46-45, when Courtney Chaston put back a missed shot with 2.6 seconds remaining.

  • Harriman sweeps Concord Christian Thursday night

     

    The Harriman High School basketball teams hosted the Lions and Lady Lions in a District 3A matchup on the eve of a huge county rivalry game at Kingston.

    Neither Harriman team was looking ahead to either Jacket team as the Lady Devils picked up a 67-28 victory, while the Blue Devils won 80-45.

    Harriman 67, Concord Christian 28: The Lady Devils were down two starters on Thursday night, but that didn’t stop them from coming out of the gate and picking up a big victory over Concord.

  • Area 4 AA Tournament: OSMS Lady Bobcats beats Spring City to advance into championship game

    After receiving an opening round bye, the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats advanced to the Area 4 AA Tournament Championship Game following a 27-21 victory over Spring City in a game played at Wartburg Central Middle School.

    The Lady ’Cats played Wartburg in the championship game.

    Wednesday’s victory also secured a berth in the TMSAA East Tennessee AA Sectional Tournament in Pigeon Forge that begins Saturday. The winner of Thursday’s championship game will receive a first round bye.

  • Area 4 AA Tournament:

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils and Midway Green Wave entered play Wednesday in the Area 4 AA Tournament hoping to earn their way into Thursday’s title game at Wartburg Central Middle School.

    Harriman did just that, as they knocked off Lenoir City, 41-35.

    Midway, however, came up short, as they dropped a 38-23 decision against the host Bulldogs.

  • Area 4 AA Tournament: Harriman Middle Blue Devils earned berth into 4 AA championship contest

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils and Midway Green Wave entered play Wednesday in the Area 4 AA Tournament hoping to earn their way into Thursday’s title game at Wartburg Central Middle School.

    Harriman did just that, as they knocked off Lenoir City, 41-35.

    Midway, however, came up short, as they dropped a 38-23 decision against the host Bulldogs.