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Today's Sports

  • OS wins district catfight over...

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Oliver Springs basketball teams swept a pair of District 4A games at Sunbright Friday night, as the 'Cats won 73-50 for their first league win, while the Lady 'Cats came from behind to defeat Sunbright 37-36.
    Oliver Springs 73, Sunbright 50:  “It’s been a while,” said Bobcat coach Tony Ingram. "Right now, we’re just trying to get some wins and some confidence. We’ve got a big stretch run coming up.”

  • Tilley leads Lady Tigers over...

    It was a mixed bag of results for the Rockwood faithful in high school hoops action on Friday night. The Lady Tigers mauled the Grace Christian Academy (GCA) Lady Rams by a 61-46 margin on the strength of a banner night, courtesy of Cassidy Tilley’s 26-point offensive outburst.
    The Rockwood Tigers used an effective ball-control strategy to frustrate the Grace Christian Academy Rams and curb their offense, but the Rams still had a bit too much offense for the Tigers as Grace took home a 51-35 win to split the doubleheader with the Rams.

  • Green Waves lose to Loudon, Polk...

    The Midway Green Wave lost back-to-back games Thursday and Friday to Loudon 80-53 and Polk County 78-58 Friday.
    Loudon 80, Midway 53: The Redskins outscored Midway 29-11 in the first quarter as Luke Joiner pumped in seven points. Drake Romines buried two 3-point baskets for Midway.
    Jacob Woody scored eight second-quarter points for the Green Wave, who outscored Loudon 19-12 to slice the deficit to 41-30. Loudon converted 11-of 14 free throws.

  • Roane State to celebrate Nesbit’...

    Roane State Community College is celebrating 25 years with Men’s Basketball Head Coach Randy Nesbit on Saturday, Jan. 28 when the Roane State Raiders take on Dyersburg State. The game is at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow, after the Raiderettes tip off the doubleheader at 2 p.m.

  • Roane State sweeps Chattanooga...

    The Roane State basketball teams will return home for TJCCAA action Friday against Southwest Tennessee Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Dyersburg State Saturday at 2 p.m., after sweeping a pair of games over the weekend at Chattanooga State.
    Roane State 75, Chattanooga State 65: The Raiders rallied from a 33-29 first-half deficit to defeat the Chattanooga State Tigers 75-65 Saturday afternoon in Chattanooga. RSCC outscored CSTCC 46-32 to claim the victory.

  • Green Wave outmatched at home...

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves were swept Monday night at home by the Meigs County Tigers. The girls game featured a 64-40 win by Meigs, followed by a 78-37 Tigers win to complete the sweep.
    Meigs County 64, Midway 40: Meigs County came out fast, strong and aggressive against the Lady Waves, amassing a 19-6 lead at by the end of the first quarter. Paige Bacon drained a 3-pointer in the quarter for Midway.

  • Midway Middle School boys...

    The Midway Middle School basketball teams hosted quarterfinal games against Lenoir City for the Area 4AA Tournament Thursday, but there was good news and bad news for Green Wave fans.
    The good news - Coach Justin O'Toole's squad posted a come-from-behind 49-45 victory over the Panthers, while the Coach Daniel Wood's Lady Waves lost on a last second shot 40-39.

  • Oliver Springs Middle School...

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Oliver Springs Middle School basketball teams swept a pair of games in the Area 4AA Tournament Thursday night, as the Lady 'Cats dominated Fort Loudoun 45-17, and the Bobcats outlasted Rockwood 47-32.
    Oliver Springs 45, Fort Loudoun 17: The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats had their way with Fort Loudoun, never trailing in the contest to win handedly.
    “I am very proud of the girls tonight,” said coach Allison Payne. “They came out focused and played great defensively.”

  • Harriman Middle boys beat Fort...

    The Harriman Middle School basketball teams opened play in the Area 4AA basketball tournament Thursday night...the Blue Devils at home against Fort Loudoun and the Lady Devils on the road against Spring City.
    The Lady Devils lost 30-20 to third seed Spring City, while the top seed the Blue Devils defeated Fort Loudoun 53-23
    Spring City 38, Harriman 20: The Lady Devils took to the road to try to advance on the night and despite a valiant first half effort, the Lady Devils weren’t able to match Spring City’s production on the night.

  • Union County sweeps Oliver...

    One of the most popular movies at the box office so far in 2017 is “Patriot’s Day." Jan. 19 truly was “Patriots’ Day” as the Oliver Springs Lady ‘Cats fell to the Union County Lady Patriots by a 53-34 margin. The Bobcats met the same fate, falling 66-47 to the Union County Patriots.
    Union County 53, Oliver Springs 34: The Lady Patriots played “Patriot Games” with the Lady Bobcats on Thursday, scoring early and often in the win.