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Today's Sports

  • Lady Cats take care of Sunbright

    It was business as usual for the Lady Bobcats Tuesday night at Sunbright.

    After getting out to an early lead over the Lady Tigers, Oliver Springs cruised to a 48-28 victory.

    “It was a win, that’s about all I can say,” Lady Bobcats head coach Michelle Christopher said.

    “I guess a big plus for my kids is the effort. They definitely missed a lot of shots they normally hit, but they just kept working hard and getting after it. That’s what I always teach them no matter what.”

  • An open letter to sports parents

    Dear sports parents, this is an intervention.

    Not for all of you, though. In fact, many of you are free to go but I would advise reading hanging around to read the rest of this. If for nothing else the fact you can point and laugh at the others next time you’re at a game.

    No, I’m not writing this for the normal supporter of their child’s athletic endeavors (no matter how bad they may be).

  • Midway closes out season on high...

    The Midway Middle School Lady Green Waves lost their first and only game of the year on Jan. 5 at Wartburg. But the Lady Waves picked up the pieces and blew through the last six games of the season to finish with a 17-1 record and the number one seed in the area 4AA tournament.

    The Lady Waves will play their first game Saturday at 3:30 against the winner of the Rockwood/Harriman match up.

  • The power of sports

    As of late, the sports world has suffered, like much of the news of the world, from bleakness, doom-and-gloom even.

    Stories about Florida State pigskin pariah Jameis Winston and his seemingly endless display of off-the-field shenanigans and the late, embattled former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno being given back his wins with the dark cloud of scandal that cloaked much of the sports landscape.

    But too often, what gets lost in the muck of this sea of negativity is the fact that sports has the power to bring together communities.

  • Kingston rallies to defeat Blue...

    On Jan. 12, The Associated Press announced Harriman High School as the 10th best Class A boys basketball team in the state of Tennessee.

    Fast forward a few days and the Kingston Krazies were chanting “overrated” as the Yellow Jackets defeated the Blue Devils 76-69.

    “This town needs games like that,” Kingston head coach Colt Narramore said. “We need wins against a good team. Our student section is just dying to cheer for us. Our whole community just showed up to watch. That’s about as good of a high school atmosphere as you’re going to get in the state of Tennessee.”

  • Cherokee sweeps North Middle

    Thursday night brought some nasty conditions outside of the gym at Cherokee Middle School, but the Lady Jackets and Jackets made it worth it for their fans to come and watch the action inside the gym as they took on rival North Middle.

    The Lady Jackets picked up a commanding 39-11 victory, while the Jackets got the victory 50-36.

    GIRLS GAME

    Amadea Pankey led the Jackets on the night with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

    Keyona Stooksbury led team in assists while picking up three and Emily Thompson had five steals on the night.

  • Harriman girls edge past Lady...

    After nearly four quarters of back-and-forth action, the Lady Devils were able to secure a victory over the Lady Jackets, 48-37.

    “Both teams played extremely hard,” Harriman head coach Johnny Jones said. “It was not a great offensive game. I think both teams have been struggling to score lately. We know each other so well, it’s just hard to play against each other.”

    Kingston opened up with a 9-2 run, but Harriman rallied back in the first quarter to hold a 15-13 lead going into the second period.

  • Lady Cats defeat Lady Tigers in...

    The old adage of a basketball game breaking out in the middle of a fight proved to be true between the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats and the Rockwood Middle School Lady Tigers Thursday night.

    When the dust settled, the Lady Bobcats emerged with a 19-17 victory.
    Rockwood got out to the early 3-0 lead with help of a basket and free throw from Karlee Bowling basket.

    The Lady Cats rallied to pull within 5-4 at the end of the first period.
    Bowling (3 points) led Rockwood in the early going while Madison Green (4 points) led the Lady Cats in scoring.

  • Harriman girls defeat Concord...

    Harriman didn’t have much trouble Thursday night against Concord Christian Thursday as they picked up the win, 63-13.

    With only one game being played on the night, the Lady Devils came out and made a statement for the home crowd to watch.

    After a slow start, the Lady Devils made it a point to finish strong.
    The Lady Devils were led on the night by Haley Goldston and Madison Duncan with 13 points and Marilyn Franklin right behind her with 12.

    The Lady Devils started out putting up six points in the first period compared to Concord who managed to put up two.

  • Oliver Springs Hall of Fame gets...

    For most coaches and athletes, being bestowed the honor of a hall-of-fame induction is the pinnacle of a career. However, for the three newest members of the Oliver Springs Hall of Fame, that pinnacle was going in with family.

    Tuesday night, immediately following the Lady Cats 55-41 victory over Oneida, Eddie Walls, Ron Hackworth and, his daughter, Jessie Hackworth were all recognized for their contributions to the school.