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Today's Sports

  • Tigers claw way to win

    The Rockwood Tigers relied on defense and timely shooting to beat the Wartburg Central Bulldogs, 48-39, in the second round of the District 3 A playoffs Thursday night at Wartburg’s Dallas Reed Davis Gym.

    “I thought we played just about as good on defense as we could play,” Rockwood Coach Paul Kamikawa said. “We got lost a few times, but we did a good job.

    “I know (Dillon) Fountain got into foul trouble, but we held down Wartburg’s other scorers.

  • Lady Waves refuse to lose

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    South of the river is known for its farmland and the second round of the girls district 3A basketball tournament game between the Lady Bobcats and the hosting Lady Green Waves turned out to be a barn burner as the winner was decided at the final buzzer when Midway’s Rebecca LeMasters hit a three pointer to break a 34-34 tie to send her team to the semi-finals to play Sunbright on Friday night at Roane State Community College.

  • Lady Tigers go cold against...

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers’ suffered heartbreak in a Valentine’s Day loss to Oneida, 56-39, Wednesday at Oneida.
    The outcome of the second round of the district 3 A playoffs was the end of the season for Rockwood.
    The Lady Tigers had been hot in the last week or so of the regular season with wins against Midway and the Lady Indians.
    The Lady Tigers had beaten Oneida just eight days earlier.
    Rockwood continued the streak into the playoffs by knocking off the Oakdale Indians despite a cold shooting spell.

  • Junior varsity perfection reached
  • Hot 1st propels Tigers for win

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers easily defeated Sunbright in the first round of the District 3-A Tournament Tuesday night after building a huge lead in the first quarter.

    Nate Brackett scored on Rockwood’s first possession and the Tigers never looked back. Rockwood outscored Sunbright 24-9 in the first period, which ended up being the difference in the Tigers’ 56-43 victory.

  • Midway can’t hold off Indians

    The Midway Green Wave couldn’t hold off Oneida’s offense, losing 80-39, Tuesday night in the first round of the District 3 A playoffs.

    “Oneida is a good team, there’s a reason they’re up toward the top of our district,” Midway Coach Justin O’Toole said. “We can’t make excuses for what happened and if anything, I didn’t prepare us correctly,” O’Toole said.

    The Green Wave came out fast and furious, but the Indians were ready.

  • OS goes down swinging

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats’ season came to an end Tuesday night following a 73-50 loss to Coalfield at Coalfield High School.

    “We lose only one senior and I am expecting a significant improvement in athleticism for next year’s team, the sky is the limit for the future of this basketball program”, said Oliver Springs coach Brian Channell.

  • Rockwood staves off late...

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers recovered from a scoring drought just in time to knock off the Oakdale Lady Oneida in overtime, 34-33, at Rockwood Monday night in the first round of the District 3 A Playoffs.

    “It was a rough game,” Rockwood Coach Amy Breazeale said. “It was rough to play, it was rough to watch and rough to coach.

    “My hat’s off to my kids because I thought at the end they dug down deep to play with a lot of heart and a lot of guts.”

    Rockwood took a 24-11 lead into the locker rooms at half time.

  • Lady ‘Cats advance with win...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Monday evening was the beginning of the satellite games for the opening round of the girl’s district 3A basketball tournament with the 8 seed Coalfield Lady Jackets playing the 5 seed Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats with the winner advancing to the next round on Wednesday evening.

  • Two teams enter, one leaves

    It’s mid February and that means one thing, tournament basketball.

    The District 3-A girl’s tournament started out on Monday night as the Lady Devils of Harriman travelled to Midway to take on the Lady Greenwaves.

    With it being the first round of the tournament, that meant it was win or go home.

    Led by Caitlyn Ross with 15 points, the Lady Waves picked up a win by a score of 41-18.

    Emily Cawood added 11 points for Midway.

    Harriman was led by Jasmine Davis with 7 points. Olivia Goins added 6.