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Today's Sports

  • Not too cold for Dixie
  • It’s a league all their own

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Sports can be challenging to any student athlete that is trying to balance school work, athletics and a social life but imagine being a girl and doing those things all while playing on a boys baseball team.

    Many young girls start out playing baseball at the t-ball level with their boy counterparts.

    As they move up to coach pitch and player pitch that number often starts to dwindle down as girls typically switch over to fast pitch softball.

  • Lady Jackets keep rolling

    The Kingston Lady Jackets improved to 14-1 on the season after demolishing the Austin-East Lady Roadrunners, 17-0 and 16-1, in a double-header Thursday evening at Fort South West Point.

    In the opening game, Austin-East couldn’t muster a base runner due in part to the pitching from ace Emily Workman.

    With defense locked down, it didn’t take long for the lumber to follow.

    Kingston scored 15 runs in the bottom of the first inning with everyone in the Lady Jacket contributing to the score.

  • Late surge pushes Oliver Springs

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Lady Cats were able to avenge an earlier season loss to the Lady Tigers by defeating them on Thursday night by a final score of 6-1.

    “Our pitching is doing pretty good right now and we are working on getting stronger as the year progresses,” stated OS head coach Matt Headden.

    “We played well defensively but left too many runners on base.

  • Miscues doom Kingston

    The Kingston Yellow Jacket soccer team lost 2-1 to Loudon in Kingston Thursday night. The Jackets actually scored two goals, but one was in their own goal for the first goal of the night. The Kingston goal that counted for them was scored by Austin Courteau.

  • Trouble at the plate sinks...

    A lackluster first inning and cold bats contributed to the Kingston Yellow Jackets losing 4-1 to the Oak Ridge Wildcats Thursday evening at Fort South West Point.

    Things didn’t go well for Kingston from the beginning.

    Starting pitcher Tyler Thurman didn’t look to have his best stuff and Oak Ridge took advantage.

    “Tyler struggled some, as far as finding the strike zone,” Kingston Coach Bruce Robinette said. “But when he makes a pitch and get a ground ball, you have to make that play.”

  • Blue Devil will still be kicking

    Blue Devil soccer standout Jose Acosta (center) is surrounded by family and coaches as he signs his letter of intent Friday afternoon to continue his scholastic career with the Martin Methodist Redhawks. In addition to playing soccer at Martin Methodist, Acosta plans to major in accounting.

  • OSMS splits twin-bill with Eagles

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    With rain expected on Friday night it only made sense for the Bobcats and the Eagles to play a double header on Thursday evening in Oliver Springs with Oakdale taking the first game by a final score of 7-5 and the Cats winning the second game 7-3.

    Skyler York was on the mound for the Cats and quickly got three up three down as his defense backed him with ground outs to short and third.

  • Floodgates open for OS offense

    The offensive floodgates opened for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats Monday night and washed over the Midway Lady Waves on the way to a 20-2 win at Midway.

    Surprisingly with the way the game ended, the opening inning was a close one.

    Oliver Springs generated three runs thanks to Faythe Davis, Brooklyn Jones, and Kylie Richardson crossing the plate.

    “The season is a long process,” Oliver Springs Coach Matt Headden said. “We’re just watching things develop and see how things go.

  • Moore stops late Bobcat rally

    Midway withstood a seventh inning rally by Oliver Springs and took the 5-3 win Monday evening at Midway.

    Down 5-0 with two outs in the top of the seventh, time was running out.

    Oliver Springs saw Tanner Stombaugh, Ryan Jones, and Tyler Boswell cross home plate and just like that the score was 5-3.

    The Bobcats had started to rally on Green Wave starting pitcher Gabe Moore.

    Things continued in Oliver Springs’ favor.