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Today's Sports

  • Sub-state turnout 'means a...

    While the sub-state game between Oliver Springs and Hampton was the focal point at Oliver Springs High School on Monday night, school administrators took notice of how the community piled in to see the Lady Bobcats play.

  • Lady Bobcats defeat Hampton in...

    During the 2009-2010 basketball season, the Oliver Springs boy’s basketball took the nearly 150 mile drive to take on Hampton in a sub-state game to decide which team would travel to Middle Tennessee State University to compete for a championship.

    Fast forward five years later and the girl’s from Hampton would travel that same path on Monday to take on the Lady Bobcats, with both teams looking for a state berth of their own.

  • Kingston girls, boys fall in...

    It took almost until the beginning of March, but the boy’s and girl’s basketball seasons have come to an end for Roane County High School.

    On Thursday, both the boys and girls teams were defeated by Fulton in the region tournament. The Jackets lost 61-40, and the Lady Jackets fell 73-47.

    Girl’s Game

    Thanks in part to Kingston’s Rachel Layne, the Lady Jacket were able to hang with Fulton through the first quarter.

  • String of Consciousness: What...

    District champions that didn’t really win a district championship.

    Not one, but TWO teams trying to lose a game at the same time.

    Possible region champions that aren’t really region champions.

    What’s next? Are we going to draw straws for the state championships this year?

    Look, I get it. This weather has royally screwed up most everything, but does it really have to screw up basketball, too?

    Last week, district tournaments were, for the most part, completely wiped out in Tennessee.

  • Roane State softball team ready...

    Roane State Community College’s softball team is ready to vie for a place in the conference’s upper echelon, head coach Sue Niemi said.

    “The girls’ goal is to win the conference,” Niemi said. “They want to put themselves in that situation.”

    The Raiders have 10 second-year players with veterans in the infield, outfield and on the pitching staff.

  • Oliver Springs girls win Region...

    Throughout the season, Jasmine Harris has been one of the main reasons for Tellico Plains’ success.

    Monday night, in the first round of the Region 2-A Tournament, Harris’ play proved not enough as Oliver Springs picked up the win, 72-56.

    “She’s a great penetrator and slasher, she just kind of slithers through,” Oliver Springs head coach Michelle Christopher said of Harris.

  • Harriman youth baseball,...

    Harriman Recreation Department will Host Dixie Youth Baseball sign-ups for ages 4-8, 9-10 and 11-12 ,as well as Girls Fast Pitch Softball Feb. 20 to March 7. Sign-ups will be from 1 to 9 p.m., Monday-Friday and noon to 8 p.m. on Saturdays at the Harriman Community Center. Please bring a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate. Coaches must sign up at this time also and will be subject to a back ground check

  • Lady Jackets pick up consolation...

    Despite both teams being eliminated from District 4-AA tournament championship contention, Kingston did find its way into both consolation brackets.

    While the Lady Jackets held off Scott for a 54-45 win — earning themselves the third seed — the boys fell to Alcoa, 60-53.

    The Lady Jackets went back-and-forth with Scott early in the first period before Kingston ripped off a 7-0 run to put them ahead, 13-6.

  • Harriman boys, girls secure...

    After a five-day break for being on the court, the Harriman Lady Devils returned to District 3-A action on Thursday against Tellico Plains.

    With third place in the district on the line, the Lady Devils defended their home court to the tune of a 46-39 win.

    “I think Tellico Plains is a very good team,” Harriman head coach Johnny Jones. “… They’re one of the most physical, hardest playing teams on our schedule. To beat them three times, I just don’t know what to think about it.”

  • Winter weather causes district,...

    With the week of wintery weather resulting in district basketball play across the state being rearranged, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletics Association has also made changes to the region tournaments.