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Today's Sports

  • Jackets run out of charge

    The Kingston Lady Jackets and Yellow Jackets played host to the Chargerettes and Chargers of McMinn Central on Tuesday night in high school hoops action.

    McMinn Central was able to pick up the win in the girls game by a score of 44-37.

    The Chargers were also able to pick up the second game of the night by a score of 57-48.

    The Lady Jackets were led by Riley Guillemet with 12 points. Lenna Robinson scored 11.

    Melia Baker led the Lady Chargers with 17 points.

  • Ashburn will join Patriots

    Surrounded by his family, Rockwood Tiger football standout Joe Ashburn (left center) signed a letter of intent Tuesday to continue his education and football career with the University of the Cumberlands Patriots in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

  • Kingston and Sweetwater meet for...

    By Derek Smith
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Monday night basketball at Kingston High Gym included a non-district battle that stayed close all the way until the final buzzer as the Kingston Lady Jackets edged Sweetwater, 49-47.
    The Lady Cats maintained the lead throughout the first quarter of the game. 
    They continued to keep the lead at the half 31-21.
    The Lady Jackets came back fighting in the second half through their defense and passing, as they only allowed 6 points by Sweetwater in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Cats by 12.

  • Ross’s milestone pushes Midway

    Caitlyn Ross scored 21 points and surpassed the 1,000-point milestone on the way to a 55-52 Midway win against Oakdale Tuesday.

    Most of the game was a see-saw battle with the Lady Waves battling to catch up to the Lady Eagles.

    “I told the girls before the game that they had better be ready,” Midway Coach Mike Hayes said. “We haven’t practiced since last Wednesday and we played Thursday night and Friday night.

    “We couldn’t do anything for four days.

  • Eagles escape South of the River

    The Oakdale Eagles were able to escape from South of the River with a 65-60 win against the Midway Green Wave Tuesday evening.

    Midway came out fast and physical as evidenced by Bailey Parks coming away with the opening tip off and raced to a lay-up before anyone could react.

    The back-and-forth between the teams continued throughout the first quarter, but the Green Wave’s physical and fast play won out as Midway held an 18-15 lead going into the second period.

  • Devils ruin McKinney’s big night

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Parker McKinney scored 4o points in a losing effort for Coalfield Yellow Jackets as the Harriman Blue Devils came to town and defeated the Jackets by a score of 80-76 Tuesday night.

    Coalfield jumped out to an early lead with a 6-0 run as McKinney put up 13 in the first quarter, but early foul trouble triggered Jacket head coach Daniel Byrd to go to his bench. Spencer Moore sparked the Devils by opening up their scoring with a trey and Jalen McCullum added 6 as the Jackets lea after one by a score of 20-14.

  • Kingston splits with Tornadoes

    With the end of the regular season fast approaching, district games have become even more important.

    That was the case Tuesday evening when Kingston played host to the Alcoa Tornadoes.

    The girls game ended with the Lady Jackets winning, 45-35.

    Playing without standout senior point guard Abby Wilson, the rest of team appeared to be motivated to win for their teammate.

    Kingston’s defense shutdown Alcoa in the first and opened up the game for the offense.

  • Devils tied for 1st in district

    The Harriman Blue Devils beat district foe Wartburg, 74-50, Tuesday evening at Harriman.

    Harriman has been able to put together a four-game win streak in the last week against district opponents.

    This success coupled with Oakdale’s loss to Oneida Tuesday, has put the Blue Devils tied for first place in the district.

    “I think we’ve played some of our best basketball over the last four games,” Harriman Coach Shay Shannon said. “With three district games left, we want to get one of the two byes in the tournament.”

  • Tornadoes sweep Kingston

    Kingston couldn’t withstand the Alcoa Tornadoes Tuesday night, losing both games.

    The Lady Jackets lost the opener, 35-23.

    An uncharacteristic slow start for Kingston proved to be the deciding factor as the Lady Jackets could only muster seven points in the first half.

    Although Kingston regrouped after the half, low scoring continued to plague the normally prolific scores of the Lady Jackets.

    This for further evidenced by no one getting double figures.

  • Football woes cause to worry?

    Americans love football. There’s no denying that simple fact.
    With the Super Bowl already played and in the history books, now comes the time when fans will have to fill their time with reading and watching news stories about their teams until next fall.
    Fans are rabid in their devotion to their pro, collegiate, or high school team of choice.
    So, if that is the case, why is football suffering? Well, at least the NFL and NCAA are starting to hurt. I don’t think we have to worry too much about high school.