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Today's Sports

  • Tornado warning for Jackets

    Every game on the schedule is a big game in East Tennessee high school football.

    The No. 9 Kingston Yellow Jackets has probably the biggest game of their season tonight when they travel to Alcoa to face the No. 1 Tornadoes.

    They Jackets have accumulated an impressive 6-1 record on the season and are currently 2-1 in class 3A Region 2.

    Kingston is coming off a 33-7 win against the Scott Highlanders last week.

  • Tigers on prowl against ‘Dawgs

    After an open week, the Rockwood Tigers will be back in action tonight when they travel to Morgan County to face the Wartburg Bulldogs.

    Going into the off week, Rockwood had generated much needed momentum. Something that is vitally important for the last half of the season in a tough region.

    “We needed the off week, probably,” Rockwood’s veteran coach John Webb said, “I feel like we were playing pretty well.”

    The Tigers had downed cross-county rival Harriman.

  • Green Wave set to stop skid

    After a hot start to the season, the seas have calmed.

    The Midway Green Wave will be looking to get things back on track this evening when they square off against the Sunbright Tigers in Morgan County.

    “We’re one day into the week,” Green Wave Coach Ryen Minton said, “we had a pretty focused practice yesterday.

    “We’re trying to take care of us and figure what’s going wrong and see if we can fix it.”

  • Fast start gets OSMS playoff win

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    A fast start was all the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats needed as they beat the Cumberland Gap Panthers, 28-6, Tuesday night in Oliver Springs in the first round of the playoffs.

    “We had a good team win tonight,” Bobcat Coach Buster Brown said, “this was a team effort.

    “The humidity was horrible, I think it wore on us as the game went on.

  • Lady Tigers win big, advance to...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers advanced in district tournament play with a 10-1 victory over the Bobcats of Oliver Springs and will play the Cumberland Gap vs Oneida winner on Thursday evening.

    The Lady Tigers had a total team effort as they jumped out to a 6-1 halftime lead over the Bobcats.

  • Lady Jackets’ shutout to end...

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    When the Kingston Yellow Jackets lined up to take on the Loudon Redskins in the first It tournament, there was something that stood out about the Redskins— they haven’t allowed a goal in seven consecutive games.

    Entering the game, the Redskins had shutout opponents in ten games and the Yellow Jackets became their latest shutout victim.

    After a closely fought first half, the Redskins were able to pull away from the Yellow Jackets and win 5-0.

  • Season to remember

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Huge crowds flocked to see their favorite team and players compete in the Clinch River Valley state sectional middle school softball tournament played the last week of September at the Flour Mill Flats ballfield in Harriman.

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils went the distance and won the triple crown of middle school softball when they became the Clinch River Valley State Champions, district tournament champions and regular season champions for the 2017 season.

  • Green Wave crested at right time

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Midway Green Waves came to play ball on Monday evening in the first round of the state sectional played at the Flour Mills Flats ballfield in Harriman.

    The Lady Waves first victim was the Bulldogs from Wartburg. Midway gave up one run in the first on a wild pitch that scored Emma Lowe but pitcher Chloe Kyle was able to get three outs to keep the score at 1-0.

  • Lady Tigers roar in state...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Rockwood defeating the Oneida Indians in a walk feast on Monday evening.

    Rockwood scored 10 in the first with a single by Hayley Griffis in between several walks. Oneida was able to get three outs but the damage was already done as Rockwood led 10-0 going into the bottom of the 1st.

  • Lady Tigers bring Higlanders low

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers have had three shutouts in their 11 games this season.

    On Thursday night in a matchup against the Scott Highlanders, the Tigers added another shutout to their impressive résumé.

    The Tigers blanked the Highlanders 6-0 to improve to 9-1-2 this season.

    “The key to tonight’s game was the finishing of our shots,” coach Westby said.