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Today's Sports

  • Lady Devils’ hot bats dry up the...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Midway traveled to Harriman on Monday evening with hopes of avenging a loss to the Blue Devils at their home field a couple of weeks ago.

    The Lady Waves quickly jumped out to a 1-0 lead as Sara Beth Nickell walked to start the game and took 2nd on a wild pitch. An error in the Harriman’s infield allowed Nickell to score but Macie Young’s hard-hit ball toward right field hits Jamie Cardin as she was advancing to 2nd giving Midway their 3rd out and putting a stop to their rally.

  • Kingston makes Wildcats into “...
  • Tigers/Devils: one for the ages

    The Rockwood Tigers will travel down to Harriman to renew the longest continuous football rivalry in the state Thursday evening at Wallace Black Stadium.

    The Rockwood and Harriman rivalry started way back in 1921 and the two schools have played one another every year since 1924. This year’s game will mark the 98th meeting of the teams.

    “It’s a huge game,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said, “it’s the longest consecutive rivalry in the state of Tennessee.

    “It’s just a huge game for both teams.”

  • Harriman and Cherokee square off...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Friday evening the Cherokee Yellow Jackets traveled to Harriman for some middle school softball action. Maddie Ladd put on a show with 14 strikeouts and her team gave her five runs to work with which was enough to give the Lady Devils the win and the shutout by a score of 5-0.

    It was three up three down in the first for the visiting Lady Jackets as the first two hitters were Ladd’s first victims of the “K” attack.

  • Lady Tigers can’t stop Devils’...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The sun was bright, the air was warm but the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils bats were as hot as a cat on a tin roof on a summer day Saturday morning at Flour Mill Flats ballfield.

    Harriman jumped out to an 11-1 lead after two innings before Rockwood settled down and held the Devils scoreless for the remainder of the first game. Rockwood’s Sam Tilley was able to cross the plate in the top of the third giving her team their second run of the game.

  • Happenings on the hill

    The second edition of this column has a lot different feel to it than I would have imagined last week.
    I was pretty sure that the Vol’s would get their offense rolling and we could pull out the victory in the swamp, as we all know that didn’t happen.
    Let’s rewind to last year at the Georgia game. That’s a play all of the Vol fans will remember forever. It’s still the topic of a lot of football conversations.

  • Jackets overcome 20-point deficit

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets overcame a 20- point deficit to defeat the Northview Academy Cougars 34-20 Friday night in a district game.

    The Cougars began on Kingston’s 45-yard line.

    After driving down to the two-yard line, Cougar quarterback Justin Howard kept the ball for a two-yard touchdown run making it 7-0 Cougars after the extra point with 8:25 to go.

  • Bobcats find positives in loss

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats traveled to Greenback to take on the Greenback Cherokees, one of the top teams in the state.

    Greenback has been dominant this season, allowing 12 or less points in their last three games.

    On Friday night, the Bobcats were able to put an end to that streak, but they were overwhelmed by the Cherokees in a 48-15 loss.

  • Jackets spoil Tigers’ 8th grade...

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers had their eighth-grade night on Thursday as they played host to the Yellow Jackets of Cherokee Middle School.

    The Tigers got off to a quick start, but the Yellow Jackets responded and never looked back as Cherokee picked up the 36-14 victory.

    Some night players have really great outings and that was the case on Thursday night as Cherokee’s quarterback Kain Collns had himself a night.

  • Bobcats’ attack too much for...

    By Melissa Coley
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats special teams became the “Wizards of OZ” as they showed up and showed out jumping to a 14-0 lead without running a single offensive play on the way to a 52-14 victory.
    The outsized Blue Devils took the opening kickoff and were pinned deep within their own territory and unable to get anything going, forcing the first punt of the game.