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Today's Sports

  • Randy Nesbit to be honored for...
  • Midway Middle School boys...

    The Midway Middle School basketball teams hosted quarterfinal games against Lenoir City for the Area 4AA Tournament Thursday, but there was good news and bad news for Green Wave fans.
    The good news - Coach Justin O'Toole's squad posted a come-from-behind 49-45 victory over the Panthers, while the Coach Daniel Wood's Lady Waves lost on a last second shot 40-39.

  • Oliver Springs Middle School...

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Oliver Springs Middle School basketball teams swept a pair of games in the Area 4AA Tournament Thursday night, as the Lady 'Cats dominated Fort Loudoun 45-17, and the Bobcats outlasted Rockwood 47-32.
    Oliver Springs 45, Fort Loudoun 17: The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats had their way with Fort Loudoun, never trailing in the contest to win handedly.
    “I am very proud of the girls tonight,” said coach Allison Payne. “They came out focused and played great defensively.”

  • Harriman Middle boys beat Fort...

    The Harriman Middle School basketball teams opened play in the Area 4AA basketball tournament Thursday night...the Blue Devils at home against Fort Loudoun and the Lady Devils on the road against Spring City.
    The Lady Devils lost 30-20 to third seed Spring City, while the top seed the Blue Devils defeated Fort Loudoun 53-23
    Spring City 38, Harriman 20: The Lady Devils took to the road to try to advance on the night and despite a valiant first half effort, the Lady Devils weren’t able to match Spring City’s production on the night.

  • Union County sweeps Oliver...

    One of the most popular movies at the box office so far in 2017 is “Patriot’s Day." Jan. 19 truly was “Patriots’ Day” as the Oliver Springs Lady ‘Cats fell to the Union County Lady Patriots by a 53-34 margin. The Bobcats met the same fate, falling 66-47 to the Union County Patriots.
    Union County 53, Oliver Springs 34: The Lady Patriots played “Patriot Games” with the Lady Bobcats on Thursday, scoring early and often in the win.

  • Harriman’s Clark to play in...

    Harriman senior Hunter Clark will represent the Blue Devils on the gridiron one last time.

    The all-state lineman has been selected to the Border Bowl All-Star Football game Saturday at Sevier County High School.

    “It’s a big honor,” Clark said before the first of three practices on Thursday. “I’m glad they called me to come out.”
    The game pits some of the best players from Tennessee and Kentucky. Starting on Wednesday, players chosen will practice six times in three days before taking the field on Saturday. 

  • Harriman football team...

    The 7-4 Harriman Blue Devil football held its annual football banquet Jan. 14 in the cafeteria.
    The Blue Devils accomplished something no other Harriman team had done since 1986, defeat Kingston and Rockwood in the season. Coach Travis Tapp was on the '86 team.
    Harriman set a school record in 2015, averaging 37 points per game with a solid running attack and first-year quarterback Joe Pace.
    Fast forward to 1916, under second-year quarterback and a new spread offense, Harriman broke their 2015 record, averaging 38 points per game.

  • Midway football team honored...

    The Midway Green Wave football team was treated with an awards luncheon Jan. 15 in the school cafeteria.
    Coach Ryen Minton thanked the sponsors, the administration, Mike Hayes (PA announcer), the chain gang, Stacy Burton and Alisha Thompson, his coaching staff, the water girls, film crew and the parents for their support this season.
    His coaches were Gabe Patterson, Lewis Edwards, Justin O'Toole, Tommy DeFoe, Jean-Paul Holt, Daniel Matherly and Derrick Marlowe. His managers were Katie Lewis, Emma Hill, Sierra Sharp and Maddie Hill.

  • Harriman notches 19th straight...

    By Zach Selby
    morgancountynews
    The Harriman basketball teams split a Region 2A doubleheader with Wartburg Tuesday evening, as the Blue Devils tamed the Bulldogs 86-50 for their 19th straight victory, while the Lady Devils were defeated 40-28.
    Harriman 86, Wartburg 50: The Harriman Blue Devils have been on a roll since Nov. 22, 2016, and that continued Tuesday against the Wartburg Bulldogs — one of the team’s best competitors on the schedule. They also handled the Bulldogs with relative ease.

  • Nesbit to be honored for 25...

    All former players, coaches and any Roane State basketball fan are invited to a celebration Jan. 28 to honor Randy Nesbit for his 25 years as head coach for the Raiders.
    Roane State will be hosting Dyersburg State Community College, with the Raiderettes tipping off at 2 p.m. followed by the men at 4 p.m. A reception in his honor will be held following the men's game.
    If you are planning to attend, call Tamsin Miller at (865) 882-4640 or email miller@roanestate.edu.