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Today's Sports

  • Late heroics propel OS

    The Oliver Springs High School Lady Bobcats relied on fundamentals to down Oneida, 49-41 Tuesday night at home.

    Oliver Springs trailed throughout much of the game. It had only briefly held the lead at the beginning of the third quarter.

    Although brief, the Lady ‘Cats wouldn’t go away.

    “I think our defense was top notch tonight,” Lady ‘Cat Coach Michelle Christopher said.

    “We had some breakdownd, but our goal was to keep the ball out of the post-players hands and they did a good job with that.”

  • Shooting woes doom Bobcats

    Shooting woes plagued the Oliver Springs High School boys Tuesday night.

    It was reflected in the 7-37 loss to Oneida in Olver Springs.

    “We are just having an incredibly hard time scoring,” Bobcat Coach Brian Channell said.

    “Oneida shot the ball extremely well.

    “Those two things combined make for a bad night.”

    The game didn’t start that way though.

    Riley Walker got the scoring started by sinking a wide open three-point shot to make the score 3-0 in the Bobcats favor.

  • Midway and Jackets share wins

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Midway traveled to Coalfield on Tuesday evening to take on the Yellow Jackets in a district matchup with the Lady Waves taking the first game by a final score of 53-31 and the Jackets winning the nightcap 95-54.

    Caitlyn Ross scored 14 first quarter points as the Lady Waves implemented their full court press to near perfection as they jumped out to a 27-6 first quarter lead. Brooklynn Seiber led the Lady Jackets with four points, two rebounds and a steal.

  • Ups and downs for Blue Devils

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devils hosted the Lady Tigers and Tigers of Sunbright on Tuesday night in some high school basketball action. The Lady Tigers were able to pick up the first victory of the night by a score of 42-37. The Blue Devils were able to pick up the victory in the second game of the night by a score of 75-51

    The first game of night was between the Lady Tigers of Sunbright and the Lady Devils of Harriman.

  • High School roundball round-up

    Kingston kicked off district play Tuesday evening with a pair of road games at Fulton.

    The Lady Jackets fell, 51-46, in the contest.

    Senior guard Abby Wilson led Kingston and all scorers with 16 points in the game.

    Wilson was perfect from behind the arc as well, knocking down two three-pointers.

    Fulton had three players reach double-digit scoring.

    Janae Fuqua led her team with 14 points. Tidia Tinsley finished with 12. Lay Lay Manning chipped in with 11.

  • Cherokee hoops round-up

    The Cherokee Middle Lady Jackets lost a close one to Dayton, 35-33, Tuesday night.

    Keira Leffew led the scoring attack for Cherokee by putting up 14 points in the contest

    For Dayton, Emma Gently topped all scorers and accounted for the lion’s share of her team’s offense with 24 points.

    Cherokee (33): Lemons 8, Leffew 14, Burns 5, Guillemet 4, Fritz 2.

    Dayton (35): Gently 23, Kinney 11.

  • OSMS and MMS split games

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Midway’s Emmy Taylor scored 17 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had 6 steals to lead her team to a 49-20 victory over the Lady Bobcats of Oliver Springs on Monday evening.

    The Lady Green Waves came out with an aggressive full court press that stunned OS and forced numerous turnovers. Taylor and teammate Stella Tilley combined for 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals in the first frame to take the early 12-3 lead.

  • Lenoir City claws Rockwood

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    On a wet and rainy day outside, the Rockwood Tigers girls and boys basketball teams took the court against the Lenoir City Panthers.

    Rain and darkness are a combination that don’t usually lead to the best of days, and it was hard for the Tigers to weather the storm on Tuesday night.

    In the first game, the girls faced a tenacious Panthers defense that constantly created pressure defensively, making it hard on the Tigers offense.

  • Harriman middle drops pair

    The Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils and Blue Devils travelled to Lenoir City on Monday night to take on the Lady Panthers and Panthers of Lenoir City Middle School in some hoops action.

    The week didn’t start off well for the Big Blue as neither team was able to secure a victory against Lenoir City as the Lady Devils fell by a score of 35-16 and the Blue Devils lost by a score of 40-17.

    The Lady Devils were unable to get much offense going on Monday night as the Lady Panthers didn’t have much of a problem putting up points on the scoreboard.

  • Third quarter seals O.S. win

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats returned to their winning ways Friday night with a 43-28 district opening win against Rockwood at Oliver Springs High School.

    “District wins are nice, especially in our district,” Oliver Springs Coach Michelle Christopher said.

    The Lady Bobcats didn’t have any issues with putting points on the board during the first half, but the Lady Tigers just wouldn’t go away.