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Today's Sports

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  • Cherokee squares off with Athens

    Cherokee Middle School’s Eliahana Burns (above) gets some elevation to put up a shot during Monday’s game in Athens. The final for the girls was 47-20 in Athens’ favor.  During the boy’s contest in Athens, Cherokee’s Colby Raymer gets acrobatic with the defense all over him. The boys lost, 40-28.

  • HMS sweeps Eagles in hoops...

    The Lady Devils and Devils of Harriman middle school had a quick turn around on Tuesday night as they played a game on Monday night as well at home.

    There was once again a good crowd inside the gym, but this time it wasn’t a county matchup, but a good ole Oakdale vs Harriman matchup.

    Harriman was able to pick up two victories on the night as the Lady Devils won their contest 39-11. The boy’s team had to grind their victory out a little more as they picked up the 42-35 victory.

  • Junior Devils and Tigers meet on...

    On Monday night the Lady Tigers and Tigers of Rockwood travelled to Harriman to take on the Lady Devils and Devils on the hardwood in middle school basketball action.

    Both schools were able to pick up wins on the night with the Harriman girl’s team picking up a commanding 39-6 victory over the Lady Tigers.

    The Tigers were able to pick up a victory in the last minute of the game as they picked up the victory by a score of 41-36.

  • Roane State squad will build on...

    By Bob Fowler

    Roane State staff writer

    With five returning players and a trio of new, big post players, Roane State Raiders head coach Randy Nesbit is optimistic about the upcoming basketball season.

    Nesbit, now in his 26th year as coach, said he’s “pretty excited” about the upcoming season. “We think we can definitely improve upon last year,” he said.

  • Boles excited about team’s depth...

    By Bob Fowler

    Roane State staff writer

    Look for some aggressive, fast-paced play from the latest edition of Roane State’s Lady Raiders.

    That’s the season forecast offered by Monica Boles, now in her 10th season at head coach. The squad has five returners, three transfers and five true freshmen.

    “I’m really excited about the season,” Boles said. “We have a good amount of depth at each position, and we’ve got more experience than it would appear on paper.”

  • Cherokee splits season opener...

    By Brittani Barger

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets took on the Sweetwater Wildcats in the first game of the season Thursday night.

    The Lady Jackets,48-26, while the Yellow Jacke boys lost Wildcats 50-28.

    Cherokee 48, Sweetwater 26

    The Lady Jackets started out slow in the first period, getting their first point off of a free throw by Karli Pettit.

    A layup by the Wildcats put them on the board first, and they led 2-1.

  • 4th quarter woes doom Midway

    The season came to an end for the Midway Green Wave Friday after losing to the Cloudland Highlanders, 50-13, in the first round of the playoffs.

    “We had too many turnovers,” Green Wave Coach Ryen Minton said, “and when things went wrong, we didn’t fight back as hard as they fought us.

    “They out coached us and out played us.”

    Things were close going into the fourth quarter.

  • Oliver Springs bedevils Jellico

    By Dwane Wilder

    dwilder@lafollettepress.com

    Oliver Springs got a huge night from junior running back Mason Hill Friday night at Jellico.

    Hill accounted for five touchdowns during a 42-8 first-round victory in the TSSAA Class 1A state high school football playoffs.

    “Proud of our effort and execution,” said Bobcats coach Larry Green. “Good defensive game plan, good offensive game plan, and good special teams effort. We won the prize. We get to go to (No. 1 seed) Greenback next week.”

  • Tigers put Hampton in doghouse

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    In sports, some defenses give up yards, but they do enough to not allow as much scoring. These defenses are usually referred to as “bend but don’t break” defenses.

    That was the kind of the defense the Rockwood Tigers played on Friday night while hosting the Hampton Bulldogs in the first round of the playoffs.

    The defensive effort and a strong running game led the Tigers to a 45-14 victory over the Bulldogs.