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Today's Sports

  • Harriman loses close one to GCA

    C.J. Gettlefinger hit two free throws with 4.5 seconds left in the game to give the Grace Christian Academy (GCA)Rams a 68-66 victory over the Harriman Blue Devils for the District 3A championship Wednesday at Tellico Plains High School.
    Blue Devil Hayden Bingham missed a game-tying shot at the buzzer, sending his team into the region quarterfinals against Coalfield Saturday at Harriman High School.

  • Guinn receives Daddy Jacket Award

    I watched victories in games and saw the development in character.  I saw the adversity you have gone through as a team. You are the next generation of leaders," said Wade Creswell at the Kingston football banquet on Feb. 18.
    He was the master of ceremonies for the annual banquet held at the First Baptist Church for the 4-6 Yellow Jackets.

  • Clark honored by Roane County...

    The Roane County Commission honored Harriman’s Hunter Clark at the Feb. 13 meeting. From left are, Bobby Clark, father;  County Commissioners Greg Ferguson Junior Hendrickson, Amy Jenkins, mother; Clark and County Commissioner Randy Ellis. Clark recorded 62 tackles for the Blue Devils, including 23 for minus yardage with five sacks. Clark is has a 4.0 GPA. The Commission also recognized Harriman’s Joe Pace, not present, passed for over 2,000 yards and 28 touchdowns last season and ran for 551 yards with 10 TDs. Pace plays on the Harriman basketball team.

  • Lady Jackets go for 4AA crown

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets earned a berth in their first District 4AA Championship since 2003 Friday night with a hard-fought, physical 61-49 victory over Christian Academy of Knoxville in the district tournament semifinals played at Alcoa.
    Kingston played the host Lady Tornadoes Tuesday night. A victory over Alcoa would give the Lady Jackets their first district title since 2001. A win would also give the Lady Jackets a No. 1 seed in the upcoming Region 2AA Tournament.

  • Harriman seeks 3A championship

    "We played well defensively. Our offense struggled at times. We kept our composure and knocked down some free throws at the end," said Harriman Coach Shay Shannon, after his Blue Devils defeated Meigs County 76-72 in the District 3A semi-finals Monday night at Tellico Plains.
    Harriman faces Grace Christian Academy (GCA)  for the championship Wednesday at 8 p.m. seeking to avenge two regular season losses to the Rams. GCA defeated Tellico Plains 89-61 in the other semi-final. Meigs County and Tellico Plains square off in the consolation game at 6:30 p.m.

  • Blue Devils cage Lions in...

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Some games, everything just goes right. That was the case Friday night as the Harriman Blue Devils dominated the Concord Christian Lions in the opening round of the District 3A Tournament.
    “It was a great team effort,” said Harriman coach Shay Shannon. “Everybody was rebounding and running the floor.”

  • Roane State sweeps Chattanooga...

    The Roane State basketball teams swept a pair of games with Chattanooga State Saturday, as the Raiderettes notched a 74-64 victory in overtime and the Raiders defeated CSTCC  83-79.
    Roane State 74, Chattanooga State 64:  Lacy Cantrell recorded a double-double (20 points and 11 rebounds) with two assists and one steal to lead the Raiderettes, while Amberlee Zeller added 12 points and two rebounds, and RaChelle Parks also had a double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds) with one assist and two steals.

  • Wear red and get in free to...

    Fans who wear red to Roane State’s Saturday basketball games against rival Walters State will be admitted free.
    The Roane State women play at 2 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 4 p.m.
    “A lot is on the line this Saturday,” Roane State men’s coach and athletic director Randy Nesbit said. “The women’s team is playing for a possible third-place finish in our tough, 10-team conference, and the men are vying for a second-place finish.

  • Tigers’ season ends at Grace...

    The Rockwood Tigers made it interesting for the better part of three quarters in Friday’s District 3A Tournament opener at Grace Christian Academy, but in the end the regular season champion Rams won in impressive fashion, 69-31.
    Rockwood never held a lead on Friday, but made the Rams work for their victory.
    Grace Christian scored the first five points of the game and led 11-4 later in the period, but Rockwood freshman Nate Brackett provided a spark off the bench. He would drain a late 3-pointer that closed the gap to 13-9 after eight minutes of play.

  • Greenback calms Lady Waves post-...

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Midway Lady Green Waves’ season came to an end on Thursday, as they lost to the Greenback Lady Cherokees by a score of 47-32.
    Each team  traded baskets early in the first quarter. The Green Wave game plan suffered a major setback when guard Paige Bacon suffered a sprained ankle early in the quarter.
    Midway was able to push through despite the injury and lead 11-10 after the opening period. Caitlyn Ross had six points in the frame.