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Today's Sports

  • Green Wave can’t slow Bulldogs

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Wartburg Middle swept the visiting Midway Lady Waves and Green Wave in Thursday nights’ district matchup. The Lady Bulldogs came back in the fourth quarter for the 43-31 win, while the Bulldogs took control of the game early to cruise to a 48-38 victory.

    The Lady Bulldogs got off to a hot start and outscored the Lady Waves 12-6 in the opening frame. Olivia Davis led the charge for Wartburg with seven points.

  • New year, new coach, new Vols!

    The New Year has begun and it’s probably the best thing that could happen to the University of Tennessee football team.

    I hate to be the one to say it, but Tennessee had their worst season in the history of the program. 2018 could be a lot better for Tennessee, but it also could be another rebuilding year for football.

    I know people are probably thinking that we have had like 12-13 years of rebuilding or whatever but it true to a point. 2017 was 100% not good when it came to the pigskin.

  • CMS girls stay unbeaten

    The Cherokee Middle sixth grade girls won the junior varsity division of the Raider Christmas Classic played at Roane State and surrounding gyms. The Lady Jackets followed a 27-23 victory against the St. John Neumann Catholic Lady Mustangs Varsity with a 21-12 win against Harriman Middle’s J.V. in the championship. With the title win, Cherokee runs its record to 12-0 this season against sixth grade and J.V. competition. Left to right: Irelyn Beaumia, Macey Neal, Mya Longee, Raegan Ryans, Makayla Poland, Braxton Fritz and Maris Neal. Not pictured is Coach April Ryans.

  • Volunteers’ signings give hope

    With Christmas in the rear view mirror, things are starting to point towards football season.

    That’s just a joke but not really. To start things off I will touch on a subject that I haven’t in very much detail, Lady Vol basketball.

    For Vols fans, the Lady Vols basketball team is usually third in popularity behind football and the men’s basketball team.

    It’s not secret that things haven’t been perfect for Holly Warlick and her Lady Vols since she took the team over.

  • Late heroics propel OS

    The Oliver Springs High School Lady Bobcats relied on fundamentals to down Oneida, 49-41 Tuesday night at home.

    Oliver Springs trailed throughout much of the game. It had only briefly held the lead at the beginning of the third quarter.

    Although brief, the Lady ‘Cats wouldn’t go away.

    “I think our defense was top notch tonight,” Lady ‘Cat Coach Michelle Christopher said.

    “We had some breakdownd, but our goal was to keep the ball out of the post-players hands and they did a good job with that.”

  • Shooting woes doom Bobcats

    Shooting woes plagued the Oliver Springs High School boys Tuesday night.

    It was reflected in the 7-37 loss to Oneida in Olver Springs.

    “We are just having an incredibly hard time scoring,” Bobcat Coach Brian Channell said.

    “Oneida shot the ball extremely well.

    “Those two things combined make for a bad night.”

    The game didn’t start that way though.

    Riley Walker got the scoring started by sinking a wide open three-point shot to make the score 3-0 in the Bobcats favor.

  • Midway and Jackets share wins

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Midway traveled to Coalfield on Tuesday evening to take on the Yellow Jackets in a district matchup with the Lady Waves taking the first game by a final score of 53-31 and the Jackets winning the nightcap 95-54.

    Caitlyn Ross scored 14 first quarter points as the Lady Waves implemented their full court press to near perfection as they jumped out to a 27-6 first quarter lead. Brooklynn Seiber led the Lady Jackets with four points, two rebounds and a steal.

  • Ups and downs for Blue Devils

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devils hosted the Lady Tigers and Tigers of Sunbright on Tuesday night in some high school basketball action. The Lady Tigers were able to pick up the first victory of the night by a score of 42-37. The Blue Devils were able to pick up the victory in the second game of the night by a score of 75-51

    The first game of night was between the Lady Tigers of Sunbright and the Lady Devils of Harriman.

  • High School roundball round-up

    Kingston kicked off district play Tuesday evening with a pair of road games at Fulton.

    The Lady Jackets fell, 51-46, in the contest.

    Senior guard Abby Wilson led Kingston and all scorers with 16 points in the game.

    Wilson was perfect from behind the arc as well, knocking down two three-pointers.

    Fulton had three players reach double-digit scoring.

    Janae Fuqua led her team with 14 points. Tidia Tinsley finished with 12. Lay Lay Manning chipped in with 11.

  • Cherokee hoops round-up

    The Cherokee Middle Lady Jackets lost a close one to Dayton, 35-33, Tuesday night.

    Keira Leffew led the scoring attack for Cherokee by putting up 14 points in the contest

    For Dayton, Emma Gently topped all scorers and accounted for the lion’s share of her team’s offense with 24 points.

    Cherokee (33): Lemons 8, Leffew 14, Burns 5, Guillemet 4, Fritz 2.

    Dayton (35): Gently 23, Kinney 11.