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Today's Sports

  • Heroics propel Tigers to upset

    The Rockwood Tigers upset the 2A No. 1 Meigs County Tigers Friday night in Decatur, 9-8, with a late touchdown in the third round of the TSSAA 2A Football Playoffs.

    “These kids have done everything I’ve asked them to do for a long, long time,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said. “You know when just when people think it’s over and we’re ready to start putting uniforms up, they come back out with something else.”

  • Bobcats fall hard to Lenoir City

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Bobcats played their second game in three days as they traveled to Lenior City to play the Class AAA Panthers in their second Hall of Fame game on Thursday evening.

    The girls game was a tale of two halves as Oliver Springs jumped out to a 9-1 lead and won the first half but a tenacious three-point game turned the game around and Lenior City won the second half and the game by a score of 50-33.

  • Blue Devils split home opener

    Harriman started their 2017-2018 basketball season Thursday night as the Lady Devils and Devils took on the Lady Dragons and Dragons of Brainerd.

    Brainerd 35, Harriman 39

    The Lady Devils were able to grab a victory by a score of 39-35.

    The Blue Devils were unable to grab a win as they lost by a score of 75-58

    The ladies took the court in the first matchup of the night.

    Things were a little different as Brainerd had a delay with getting to the gym and the contest started about 40 minutes late.

  • O.S. and Wartburg meet for...

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats and Lady ’Cats renewed their rivalry with Wartburg Thursday evening and both schools would come away with a win.

    The defending East Tennessee Class AA Sectional champion Lady Bulldogs picked up their win after battling back from an early deficit to knock off the Lady ’Cats, 44-35.

    Oliver Springs picked up some revenge in the nightcap game as they knocked off the Bulldogs, 47-38.

    Girls Game

  • CMS comes up short versus Webb

    By Brittani Barger

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets lost both games against the Webb Spartans on Thursday night in Kingston.

    Webb 41, Cherokee 23

    The Lady Jackets won the tipoff against the Spartans and got the first point on the board from a free throw by Eliahana Burns.

    Webb would get on the board next with a two point shot.

    The defenses on both teams were strong leading to a lower scoring first half.

  • Thompson thrilled to play for...

    By Bob Fowler

    for the Roane County News

    Tyler Thompson has been a fan of Roane State Community College ever since he was a freshman at Roane County High School.

    That’s when Randy Nesbit, head coach of the Roane State Raiders, noticed the gangly teen shooting left-handed as a member of the Yellow Jackets’ basketball team.

    Nesbit coaxed Thompson into trying some right-handed shots, and the rest, as they say, is history.

  • Tigers fight and claw to win

    One big play and some timely defense was enough for the Rockwood Tigers to beat the Sullivan North Golden Raiders, 29-20, in Kingsport Friday night in the second round of the TSSAA 2A playoffs.

    Rockwood saw a 22-6 halftime lead quickly start to disappear after North scored twice in the third frame to narrow the gap.

    “We knew they were a good football team,” Tiger Coach John Webb said, “and we were going to have to play tonight.

    “They didn’t quit, they were down a little bit at halftime and we had some momentum.

  • Late push not enough for O.S.

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Character, heart and determination were three things that laid the groundwork for the 2017 Oliver Springs football season. After starting the year with an 0-5 record, the Bobcats had little to no hope of even making the playoffs.

    A mid-season turnaround and a senior class that would not give up played Friday night in the second round of the class A playoffs against the No. 3 Greenback Cherokees.

    Despite a late game push, Oliver Springs fell to Greenback, 53-23.

  • Tornadoes end Jackets’ season

    By Robby O’Daniel

    robby@lafollettepress.com

    Kingston’s 2017 high school football season came to an end on Friday night by way of a 42-0 loss to Alcoa on the road in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs.

  • O.S. girls and boys sweep...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    A 42-point performance by Rockwood’s Jaiden Hannibal was not enough to silence the Bobcats as Oliver Springs Middle School beat the Rockwood boys by a score of 59-54.

    The Bobcats had their own star performance from eighth-grader Landon Galyon who had a double double, scoring 25 points, grabbing 13 rebounds and stole the ball 8 times.