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Today's Sports

  • Cleveland State sweeps twinbill...

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams dropped a pair of conference games to Cleveland State Community College, as the Lady Cougars 50-42 and while the Cougars bit the Raiders 79-72.
    Cleveland State 50, Roane State 42: Abby Hubert led Cleveland State with 17 points.
    Lacy Cantrell led Roane State with 17 points.
    Cleveland State took a 10-7 first-quarter lead, thanks to 3-point baskets by Jatasha Hollinger and Hubert. Autumn Monkhouse, Ariana Prather and Rachelle Parks.

  • Rockwood made Tellico Plains...

    What a difference three days made for the Rockwood basketball teams Tuesday, as they hosted Tellico Plains and avenged last Friday's doubleheader loss with two  victories in the Dr. Tom Evans gymnasium.
    Coach Paul Kamikawa's Tigers routed the Bears 59-28 to pick up their first District 3A victory, while Coach Amy Breazeale's Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Bears 39-28.
    Rockwood 59, Tellico Plains 28: Matt Thompson recorded a double-double (19 points and 16 rebounds) to lead the Tigers.

  • Harriman Middle boys claim...

    The Harriman Middle School basketball teams hosted Oliver Springs Middle School on eighth-grade night Tuesday, with the Lady 'Cats picking up a 42-30 victory and the Blue Devils beating the 'Cats 39-38 to claim the regular season district championship.
    Oliver Springs 42, Harriman 30: Oliver Springs controlled the game for most of the evening, but that didn't stop the Lady Devils from making a late push in the fourth quarter; however, the Lady 'Cats stayed strong to pick up the victory.

  • Grace Christian sweeps Midway in...

    The Midway basketball teams traveled to Grace Christian Academy (GCA) in Knoxville Tuesday and returned with two losses, as the Lady Waves lost 45-40 and the Green Wave were mercy-ruled 102-36.
    Midway 45, Grace Christian 40: Despite a late surge by the “girls from south of the river”, the Lady Waves rally ebbed in the final minute of the game as the Lady Rams eked out the win.

  • Sequoyah sweeps Oliver Springs...

    The Oliver Springs basketball traveled to Sequoyah for a non-district doubleheader and returned home with two loses, as the Lady 'Cats were beaten 64-39 and the 'Cats lost 76-69.
    Sequoyah 76, Oliver Springs 69: Sequoyah led 19-11 after one quarter and stretched the lead to 45-25 at the half. The Bobcats used a 27-15 third quarter to slice the deficit to 60-52 and finished the game with a 17-16 run for the 7-point margin.
    Scoring summary
    Oliver Springs (69): Melton 6, Carroll 1, Johnson 23, Gaylor 6, Humphreys 21, White 12.

  • Blue Devils’ winning streak...

    The Rockwood basketball teams made the short drive north to Harriman Saturday night for a District 3A make-up game Saturday afternoon, with the Blue Devils defeating the Tigers 75-34 to extend their winning streak to 18 games, while the Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Devils 44-27 for their fourth win in the last five games.
    Harriman 75, Rockwood 34: “The kids played well. Our press helped us get some baskets,” said Harriman Coach Shay Shannon.

  • Lady Bobcats continue torrid...

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Oliver Springs basketball teams split a District 4A doubleheader with Jellico Friday evening, as the Lady 'Cats routed the Lady Devils 68-21, while the Blue Devils  bested Oliver Springs 67-51.
    Oliver Springs 68, Jellico 21: Michelle Christopher’s Lady Bobcats continued their successful streak with the victory over the Jellico Blue Devils.

  • Lady Jackets defeat Fighting...

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Kingston basketball teams traveled to Knox Catholic for a pair of District 4AA games Monday, as the Lady Jackets defeated the Fighting Irish 47-21, while the Fighting Irish mercy-ruled the Yellow Jackets 69-27.
    Kingston 47, Catholic 21: A strong defensive effort led the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets to a win over the Catholic Fighting Irish on Monday by a score of 47-21. The Jackets forced 31 turnovers and had 20 steals against the Irish in their victory.

  • Kingston downs Scott twice in...

    Powered by a 19-0 first-quarter run, the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets ran their season record to 11-4 Friday night with a 62-28 home victory over Scott.
    “Overall it was a great team effort,” Lady Jacket head coach Connie Guinn said following the game. “We had too many fouls in the first half, but I loved our aggressiveness and intensity on defense tonight.”
    That defensive aggressiveness was on display early. Scott scored the game’s first basket, but Kingston responded with a 19-0 run that was fueled by steals that led to easy baskets.

  • Yellow Jackets defeat Scott 62-49

    After dropping its first two District 4AA contests of the season, the Kingston Yellow Jackets got into the win column Friday night with a 62-49 victory over Scott.
    A great first half was the key to victory, as Kingston led by 17 points, 39-22, at intermission. Jacket head coach Colt Narramore felt ball movement was critical in Kingston’s fast start.
    “We played really well in the first half,” he said. “We’ve got a bunch of guys that are unselfish. They moved the ball really well in the first half and that led to a lot of open shots.