http://www.roanecounty.com/sports/rss.xml en State hoop champs to be honored http://www.roanecounty.com/content/state-hoop-champs-be-honored <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/basketball_1.jpg" alt="Harriman basketball players hoist the championship trophy Saturday night at Murphy Center. A community-wide reception will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium." title="Harriman basketball players hoist the championship trophy Saturday night at Murphy Center. A community-wide reception will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium." align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> A community-wide celebration for the Class A State Champions Harriman Blue Devil basketball team will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium.<br /> T-shirts will be available for order and purchase for $15 to $20 with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the purchase of championship rings for the coaches and players. &nbsp;<br /> Fans are encouraged to buy state championship t-shirts at the school, according to HHS principal Scott Calahan.<br /> Green Waves swamp Wartburg Bulldogs in region baseball action http://www.roanecounty.com/content/green-waves-swamp-wartburg-bulldogs-region-baseball-action <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/midway_bb_gabe_moore.jpg" alt="he Midway baseball team was shutout 18-0 by Greenback Monday. Gabe Moore pitched for the Green Wave" title="he Midway baseball team was shutout 18-0 by Greenback Monday. Gabe Moore pitched for the Green Wave" align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> The Midway Green Waves were in fine form on the baseball diamond on an overcast Friday afternoon &ldquo;South of the River&rdquo; when they scored early and often against the Wartburg Central Bulldogs, winning by an 11-1 margin.<br /> Wartburg left one man on base in the top of the first, only for Midway to capitalize in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single from Hayden Hester to take an early 1-0 lead.<br /> Blue Devil soccer team downs Knox Fulton 4-2 http://www.roanecounty.com/content/blue-devil-soccer-team-downs-knox-fulton-4-2 <p> With Monday marking the first day of spring, what a better day to kick off the soccer season for the Harriman High School Blue Devils under second-year head coach Christina VanMeter.<br /> The Blue Devils travelled to Knoxville Fulton and returned down I-40 with a 4-2 victory.<br /> &ldquo;We made some mistakes, but we were able to hold on to win,&rdquo; said VanMeter.<br /> The Devils are in more comfortable situation under their second year with VanMeter, as they all know each other better.<br /> Kingston defeated 5-2 by Lady Chiefs http://www.roanecounty.com/content/kingston-defeated-5-2-lady-chiefs <p> By Brody Jones<br /> newsroom@roanecounty.com<br /> A 3-run opening inning by the Sequoyah Lady Chiefs, not to mention a 4-RBI performance from Lady Chiefs&rsquo; freshman sensation Macy Bavard, proved to be too much for the Kingston Lady Jackets to overcome as the Lady Jackets took a 5-2 loss on a cool, crisp Thursday afternoon at Southwest Point.<br /> Tigers, Bears split district doubleheader http://www.roanecounty.com/content/tigers-bears-split-district-doubleheader <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0044_11.jpg" alt="Tiger senior hurler Lucas McDermott slammed a walkoff homer to lead off the bottom of the fifth inning to give his team a 4-3 victory over Tellico Plains. McDermott was also the winning pitcher. Rockwood lost the second game 1-0." title="Tiger senior hurler Lucas McDermott slammed a walkoff homer to lead off the bottom of the fifth inning to give his team a 4-3 victory over Tellico Plains. McDermott was also the winning pitcher. Rockwood lost the second game 1-0." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Rockwood Tiger baseball returned to District 3A play Monday as they split a doubleheader with Tellico Plains, taking the first game on Lucas McDermott&#39;s walkoff homer in the bottom of the fifth inning and losing the nightcap 1-0.<br /> Rockwood 4, Tellico Plains 3: Trailing 1-0, the Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the third on a double by Trey Treadway, a single by McDermott and a triple by Kolby Robbins.<br /> The Bears tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the fifth inning, but McDermott led off with a shot off the foul pole for the walkoff win.<br /> Lady Jackets lose to Ooltewah, Sequatchie County http://www.roanecounty.com/content/lady-jackets-lose-ooltewah-sequatchie-county <p> The Kingston Lady Jackets posted a 0-2 record in the last weekend&#39;s Meigs County Classic, losing to Ooltewah 4-3 and Sequatchie County 3-2.<br /> Ooltewah 4, Kingston 3: Casey Gaines&#39; triple helped the Lady Jackets take a 3-0 lead, but the Lady Owls scored one run in the bottom of the second and three in the bottom of the third for a 4-3 advantage.<br /> Morgan Baalaer (double), Shannon Gaines (double), Trinity Clements, Casey Gaines (triple), Autumn Davis double), Shannon Gaines and Emily Thompson each one hit for Kingston.<br /> Lady Tigers swept by Lady Bears 6-0, 4-3 http://www.roanecounty.com/content/lady-tigers-swept-lady-bears-6-0-4-3 <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0011_12.jpg" alt="Rockwood’s third baseman Shasta Thompson makes a catch as another player bumps into her during the first game of Monday’s doubleheader with Tellico Plains." title="Rockwood’s third baseman Shasta Thompson makes a catch as another player bumps into her during the first game of Monday’s doubleheader with Tellico Plains." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Rockwood Lady Tigers softball team opened a busy week Monday by dropping a pair of District 3A games to Tellico Plains at Brickyard Springs.<br /> The Lady Bears shutout the Lady Tigers 6-0 in game one and lost 4-3 in the second game.<br /> Tellico Plains 6, Rockwood 0: The Lady Bears scored three runs each in the third and fifth innings to post the victory.<br /> Courtney Denny was the losing pitcher, allowing six runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Rockwood had only one baserunner, as Kara Griffin walked.<br /> HARRIMAN WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP http://www.roanecounty.com/content/harriman-wins-state-championship <p> March 18 is a good day for the Harriman Blue Devils.</p> <p> <br /> It was on that day in 1995 that the Blue Devils won their first TSSAA State Championship with a victory over Sweetwater. Twenty-two years later, and again on March 18, the Blue Devils won their second state title following a&nbsp; 74-73 victory over Clay County in a gripping TSSAA Class A State Championship matchup Saturday night.</p>