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Today's Sports

  • NEVER GIVE UP

    Senior Damon Baildon scored a career-high 31 points in the Kingston Yellow Jackets win over Rhea County in last Friday’s final game of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic.  Baildon is currently leading the Yellow Jackets in scoring after the first semester. No one would have believed that four years ago.  Baildon was cut from the middle school basketball team three consecutive years.  

  • Rockwood Parks and Recreation to...

    Rockwood Parks and Recreation will host a free basketball fundamentals camp at Rockwood Middle School on Jan. 14 for boys and girls in grades two through seven.
    Here is the schedule:
    8:30 - 10 a.m.: fifth, sixth and seventh grade girls;
    10 a.m. - noon: fifth, sixth and seventh grade boys;
    Noon - 2 p.m.: second, third and fourth grade boys and girls.
    Participants are asked to bring their own basketball, however, if they do not have a basketball, one will be provided.

  • Raiderettes lose to Jones County...

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams resume conference play Friday at Volunteer State and Saturday at Motlow State, after the Raiderettes lost to Jones County 64-49 Jan. 4 and to Shelton State Jan. 6.
    Jones County 64, RSCC 49: The Lady Bobcats from Ellisvile, Miss. led 17-15 after one quarter and exploded for a 27-12 second-quarter run to lead 44-27 by halftime. Jones County built a 62-42 lead after three quarters, but RSCC outscored Jones County 7-2 in the final quarter for the 64-49 final score.

  • Rockwood football team honored...

    Members of the Rockwood High School football team and cheerleaders were recognized at their annual banquet sponsored by the Rockwood Rotary Club Thursday  in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center.
    Dr. Chris Whaley, Roane State Community College president, will be the guest speaker, followed by presentation of awards and letters to the Rockwood players and cheerleaders.
    "Athletes bring us students. They play sports to get an education. Athletics are a vehicle to get students," said Whaley.

  • Blue Devils’ winning streak is...

     teams split a pair of District 3A games with Midway Tuesday evening, as the Blue Devils calmed the Green Wave 90-43 to extend its winning streak to 15 games, while the Lady Waves defeated the Lady Devils 45-34.
    Harriman 90, Midway 43: "We still have some work to do. I am proud of the guys who came off the bench and played well," said Blue Devil Coach Shay Shannon, whose team improved 15-2 overall and 6-0 in the district.

  • Lady Bobcats finish third in...

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats finished 2-1 for third place in the Hilton Sandestin Basketball Blowout in Destin, Fla., last weekend, defeating St. Paul 60-40 in game one, losing to Cookeville 56-34 in game two and beating Freeport High School 38-34.
    OS 60, St. Paul 34: All-Tournament selection Racheal Crass scored six first-quarter points, as the Lady 'Cats outscored St. Paul  20-8, and extended the lead to 34-17 at the half. Alivia Baker scored eight points in the second quarter.

  • Wartburg sweeps Oliver Springs...

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Coaches often say their teams play sluggish on off-days or the first day back in school, and this was the case on Tuesday as the Oliver Springs Bobcats were swept by the Wartburg Bulldogs, as the Lady Bulldogs edged the Lady 'Cats 29-28, while the Bulldogs bit the Bobcats  64-36.
    Wartburg 29, Oliver Springs 28: The Lady ‘Cats lost the low-scoring affair at Wartburg by a score of 29-28; however, Oliver Springs had chances to take the lead late, but were unable to capitalize.

  • Sportswriters name Pace, Clark...

    The awards continue to roll in for the Harriman Blue Devils’ football team, as seniors Joe Pace and Hunter Clark were named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TWSA) Class 1A Football Team last week.
    “I’m proud of Hunter and Joe,” Harriman head coach Travis Tapp said. “It’s a well-deserved for both of them.”
    Clark made the TSWA team as a defensive lineman. He recorded 62 tackles this year with 23 of those being for a loss and five sacks.

  • Rockwood, Oakdale split games

    The Rockwood basketball teams will return to the court Friday night against Harriman in their District 3A rematch, after splitting a pair of games with Oakdale on the final night of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic Friday at Harriman High School.
    The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Eagles 39-32 to finish the tournament 3-0, while the Eagles beat the Tigers 50-43 to finish 1-2 in the tournament.

  • Blue Devils win 14th straight...

    The Harriman basketball teams completed the annual Jim Cordell Christmas Classic Friday, as Blue Devils defeated Oneida 77-55 and McMinn Central 64-53 to extend their winning streak to 14 games and finish the tournament with a 5-0 record, while the Lady Devils lost 29-28 to complete the tournament with a 1-2 record.
    Both teams are in action this week, as they played Midway Tuesday and will host Rockwood Friday. Both games are District 3A match-ups.