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Today's Sports

  • Harriman honors fallen teammate

    Following the girls game on Friday night, Harriman High School took the time to honor one if its fallen alum, Jadah Gallaher.

    Gallaher, who passed away May 30, 2014, was a former student and basketball player at Harriman High School.

    “It’s just a blessing to see how much she impacted people’s lives,” Willie Gallaher, her father, said. “As a father, you pray that’s what your children do and so just for (Harriman) to take the time out to honor and remember her it just numbs my heart with joy.”

  • Blue Devils end two-game losing...

    After dropping back-to-back games to Kingston and Grace Christian, the Harriman Blue Devils rebounded with a 69-59 win over Kingston Friday night.

    ‘That was tough stretch for us, but I felt like we got what we needed out of practice this week,” Harriman head coach Wesley Jones said. “We had a ton of energy tonight. We executed the game plan well and we just made enough plays to survive tonight.”

    Friday night’s game started out much like the previous meeting between the two county rivals, with the Blue Devils going on a run early.

  • Lady Jackets hold off Lady Devils

    The last time Kingston and Harriman squared off, the Lady Devils handed the Lady Jackets a loss in Kingston.

    Friday night, Kingston returned the favor and picked up a 59-46 win at Harriman.

  • Midway drops games to Meigs...

    The Midway Lady Green Waves won another out-of-district game at Loudon Tuesday, but turned around and were pounded by district rival Meigs County Friday night.

    The Lady Waves are currently 13-1 out of district, but only 3-7 in district 3A.

    The success out of district may be rubbing off on the Green Waves.

    They played well at Loudon but lost by five then were popped by Meigs County Friday night by 22.

    The Green Waves are 4-20 overall and 1-9 in the district.

  • Oliver Springs, Rockwood...

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats were on the prowl in their opening round of TMSAA District Tournament action as they put away the Lenoir City Lady Panthers, 35-15.

    Oliver Springs got out to the early 7-3 lead before the Lady Panthers whittled the lead down to 7-6 at the end of the first period.

  • Technical fouls cost Oliver...

    It nearly took an extra quarter of basketball Tuesday night to determine a winner between Oliver Springs and Sunbright.

    However, a technical foul called on Shelby Morgan with three-tenths of a second left on the clock gave Noah Freels and the Tigers enough of a chance to end the game in regulation with a 64-62 victory.

  • Lady Cats take care of Sunbright

    It was business as usual for the Lady Bobcats Tuesday night at Sunbright.

    After getting out to an early lead over the Lady Tigers, Oliver Springs cruised to a 48-28 victory.

    “It was a win, that’s about all I can say,” Lady Bobcats head coach Michelle Christopher said.

    “I guess a big plus for my kids is the effort. They definitely missed a lot of shots they normally hit, but they just kept working hard and getting after it. That’s what I always teach them no matter what.”

  • An open letter to sports parents

    Dear sports parents, this is an intervention.

    Not for all of you, though. In fact, many of you are free to go but I would advise reading hanging around to read the rest of this. If for nothing else the fact you can point and laugh at the others next time you’re at a game.

    No, I’m not writing this for the normal supporter of their child’s athletic endeavors (no matter how bad they may be).

  • Midway closes out season on high...

    The Midway Middle School Lady Green Waves lost their first and only game of the year on Jan. 5 at Wartburg. But the Lady Waves picked up the pieces and blew through the last six games of the season to finish with a 17-1 record and the number one seed in the area 4AA tournament.

    The Lady Waves will play their first game Saturday at 3:30 against the winner of the Rockwood/Harriman match up.

  • The power of sports

    As of late, the sports world has suffered, like much of the news of the world, from bleakness, doom-and-gloom even.

    Stories about Florida State pigskin pariah Jameis Winston and his seemingly endless display of off-the-field shenanigans and the late, embattled former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno being given back his wins with the dark cloud of scandal that cloaked much of the sports landscape.

    But too often, what gets lost in the muck of this sea of negativity is the fact that sports has the power to bring together communities.