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Today's News

  • Late surge pushes Oliver Springs

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Lady Cats were able to avenge an earlier season loss to the Lady Tigers by defeating them on Thursday night by a final score of 6-1.

    “Our pitching is doing pretty good right now and we are working on getting stronger as the year progresses,” stated OS head coach Matt Headden.

    “We played well defensively but left too many runners on base.

  • Lady Jackets keep rolling

    The Kingston Lady Jackets improved to 14-1 on the season after demolishing the Austin-East Lady Roadrunners, 17-0 and 16-1, in a double-header Thursday evening at Fort South West Point.

    In the opening game, Austin-East couldn’t muster a base runner due in part to the pitching from ace Emily Workman.

    With defense locked down, it didn’t take long for the lumber to follow.

    Kingston scored 15 runs in the bottom of the first inning with everyone in the Lady Jacket contributing to the score.

  • It’s a league all their own

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Sports can be challenging to any student athlete that is trying to balance school work, athletics and a social life but imagine being a girl and doing those things all while playing on a boys baseball team.

    Many young girls start out playing baseball at the t-ball level with their boy counterparts.

    As they move up to coach pitch and player pitch that number often starts to dwindle down as girls typically switch over to fast pitch softball.

  • Out to Lunch: Friends bridge the way at Chop House

    Recently I told someone that writing “Out to Lunch” articles is as much about people as it is about the food from unique restaurants. Everyone likes to enjoy good food with friends.

    Most Tuesdays my wife Carol is playing bridge with several varied groups of area ladies. On our most recent adventure I decided to eavesdrop on another bridge group, which Carol is not part of.

    Our friend Luci Bell, who has been mentioned in previous “Out To Lunch” articles, told me about her Wednesday bridge group that plays at different restaurants.

  • Floodgates open for OS offense

    The offensive floodgates opened for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats Monday night and washed over the Midway Lady Waves on the way to a 20-2 win at Midway.

    Surprisingly with the way the game ended, the opening inning was a close one.

    Oliver Springs generated three runs thanks to Faythe Davis, Brooklyn Jones, and Kylie Richardson crossing the plate.

    “The season is a long process,” Oliver Springs Coach Matt Headden said. “We’re just watching things develop and see how things go.

  • Moore stops late Bobcat rally

    Midway withstood a seventh inning rally by Oliver Springs and took the 5-3 win Monday evening at Midway.

    Down 5-0 with two outs in the top of the seventh, time was running out.

    Oliver Springs saw Tanner Stombaugh, Ryan Jones, and Tyler Boswell cross home plate and just like that the score was 5-3.

    The Bobcats had started to rally on Green Wave starting pitcher Gabe Moore.

    Things continued in Oliver Springs’ favor.

  • Blue Devils outscored by Wildcats

    The Harriman Blue Devils travelled to Sweetwater Tuesday night to take on the Wildcats in a soccer contest.

    The game was controlled by the visiting Blue Devils in the first half, the Wildcats were able to respond to two first half goals by the Blue Devils to score three unanswered goals to pick up the victory, 3-2.

    “We are playing very skilled and very focused soccer right now,” said Harriman coach Marc Cataldi. “Sweetwater played a very quick and very physical game tonight, they just made a few less mistakes than us.”

  • Devils and Tigers split two-game series

    Tuesday marked the second day in a row that the Rockwood Tigers and Harriman Blue Devils faced off against one another in a baseball game. Monday, the Devils were able to pick up the win in what was a very close game, 5-4.

    Fast forward to Tuesday night and the name of the game was offense. Harriman was able to score 11 runs on the night, but the Rockwood bat’s exploded as they scored 18 runs, picking up the 18-11 victory.

  • Yellow Jacket pair no-hits Fulton

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets no-hit the Fulton Falcons in five innings Tuesday evening, 11-0, thanks to timely hitting and the combined efforts of two pitchers at Fort South West Point.

    Trey Schultz got the start and the win for Kingston and was relieved by Christopher McAbee. The pitching duo proved too much for Fulton.

    During Schultz’ three innings of work, he struck out six batters. One of the highlights of his dominant performance from the mound was when he whiffed the side in the top of the second inning.

  • Lady Waves swept by OS

    By Melissa Coley
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Midway traveled to Oliver Springs on Tuesday evening to finish up a two-game series.
    Although they were defeated by a score of 6-1, it was a moral victory for the Lady Waves as they overcame a disastrous game on Monday to play great defense against the fierce Lady Bobcat offense.
    Kaley Beason started the game with a double and scored following singles by Emma Hill and Sophie Patterson, giving Midway a 1-0 lead.