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Today's Sports

  • Midway’s Edwards signs with...

    For the fourth time this school year, the students of Midway High School made their way to the gym to watch one of their fellow students realize a dream.

    This time, it would be Zach Edwards, who signed to play baseball with Hiwassee College.

    “It’s been a long ride,” Edwards said.

    For the senior from South of the River, Hiwassee was just what he was looking for.

    “It fits me. It’s a Christian school and the baseball program is just how I want it. It was probably Hiwassee all the way.”

  • Rockwood tennis defeats Carter,...

    The Rockwood boys and girls tennis teams competed in a combined four matches this week, picking up three victories.

    In Wednesday’s match up, both teams picked up victories over Carter, 9-0 and 7-2.

    On the boy’s side, Drake Long would be the only Tiger made to compete for his victory. Long defeated Carter’s Aaron King 8-0, and the rest of the team picked up wins by forfeit.

    The victory improved the Tigers’ squad to 4-1 on the year.

    The Lady Tigers nearly pulled a clean sweep, but dropped two matches to Carter, 7-2.

  • Jones, two assistants out at...

    The investigation into the Harriman boys basketball program has been completed and has resulted in three Harriman coaches resigning.

    In a story that broke Monday, it was reported two Harriman basketball assistants, Quentin Young and Darren Payne, had coached Harriman players in AAU games, a violation of the TSSAA sports calendar.

  • Q&A Jones says he ‘should...

    Editor’s note: The following is a transcription from an interview conducted with now former Harriman High School boys basketball coach Wesley Jones by sports editor Bradley Stringfield.

    Q: What happened to bring about your resignation?

  • Brackett steps down as Oliver...

    Oliver Springs Athletic Director Tony Ingram has confirmed that Wiley Brackett has stepped down as head coach of the Oliver Springs football team.

    "Wiley held a players meeting today and told the team he was stepping down," Ingram said.

    Brackett took over the program in 2006, but only amassed a 5-26 record during his first three season. Over the next seven seasons, however, he led the program to a 37-31 record.

  • Blue Devils self-report two...

    The smoke is starting to settle around the Harriman boys basketball program.

    Harriman, who self-reported two violations to the TSSAA on Monday, is still awaiting the fallout, though.

    On Monday, Roane County Schools announced it was looking into the program for “alleged violations of TSSAA rules.”

  • Three local basketball players...

    Three Roane County athletes received the honor of being named to the All-State basketball team after their performances this past season.

    Oliver Springs’ senior duo of Rachel and Emily Griffith were named members of the Class A girl’s team. Meanwhile, Midway’s Jacob Cawood was named to the Class A boys team.

    Twinning

  • Ratcliffe leads Coalfield to win...

    Harriman couldn’t find any offense as it was romped by Coalfield behind the bat of Diana Ratcliffe with a final score of 10-0.

    It took no time for the Lady Jackets to settle in, as they brought three runs in the top half of the first with their first three batters coming in to score before Harriman could settle down and get the next three batters to ground out.

  • Kingston softball sends Yellow...

    A battle of the Lady Jackets ensued as Kingston faced off against Coalfield.
    The game ended in four innings as the tournament’s time limit came into effect with a final tally of 12-0 in favor of Kingston.

    Kingston took the lead early off the bat of Makenzie Spurgeon, who jacked a huge solo home run. Coalfield couldn’t match Kingston’s output as the first three Lady Jackets that got up grounded out.

    Kingston got its bats going once again as there first three batters in the top of the second came around to score before Coalfield could settle down and get three outs.

  • Harriman softball falls to...

    The Lady Devils of Harriman lost a heartbreaker to Watertown by a score of 3-2.

    Harriman was on an upswing and had just regained the momentum when the game was cut short by the tournament’s time rule as the game ended after four innings.

    The Lady Tigers jumped out to an early lead in the top half of the first inning when they were able to bring in two runs on no hits as Harriman’s pitcher Shy Thomas recorded 4 walks. Harriman couldn’t put a bat on the ball as they only got one runner on base with a walk.