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Today's Sports

  • Junior Devils and Tigers meet on...

    On Monday night the Lady Tigers and Tigers of Rockwood travelled to Harriman to take on the Lady Devils and Devils on the hardwood in middle school basketball action.

    Both schools were able to pick up wins on the night with the Harriman girl’s team picking up a commanding 39-6 victory over the Lady Tigers.

    The Tigers were able to pick up a victory in the last minute of the game as they picked up the victory by a score of 41-36.

  • HMS sweeps Eagles in hoops...

    The Lady Devils and Devils of Harriman middle school had a quick turn around on Tuesday night as they played a game on Monday night as well at home.

    There was once again a good crowd inside the gym, but this time it wasn’t a county matchup, but a good ole Oakdale vs Harriman matchup.

    Harriman was able to pick up two victories on the night as the Lady Devils won their contest 39-11. The boy’s team had to grind their victory out a little more as they picked up the 42-35 victory.

  • Cherokee squares off with Athens

    Cherokee Middle School’s Eliahana Burns (above) gets some elevation to put up a shot during Monday’s game in Athens. The final for the girls was 47-20 in Athens’ favor.  During the boy’s contest in Athens, Cherokee’s Colby Raymer gets acrobatic with the defense all over him. The boys lost, 40-28.

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  • Tigers ready to raid the Raiders

    The Rockwood Tigers make the long trip to face off with the Sullivan North Raiders tonigh in a second round playoff game.

    Sullivan finished tops in its region at the end of the regular season.

    Last week the Raiders hosted the Cumberland Gap Panthers in the playoffs’ first round and sent them home after a 22-15 win.

    Rockwood on the other hand, faced the Panthers in the final game of the season at Civitan Field and won handily, 41-13.

  • Bobcats get another shot at...

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats will travel to Greenback this evening for a regional rematch in the second round of the playoffs.

    “This is a great opportunity for us,” Bobcat Coach Larry said.

    Tonight’s game will bear some scrutiny.

    When Oliver Springs and the Cherokees first squared off in week five of the regular season, the Bobcats were only just starting to recover after starting the year plagued with injuries.

  • Kingston and Alcoa rematch

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets will rematch with the Alcoa Tornadoes tonight in the second round of the playoffs.

    “Not a lot of teams can say they get to compete against one of the best teams in the state regardless of classification,” Kingston Coach Brian Pankey said.

    It has only been a few weeks since the two teams met, but not much has changed.

    “We know what we’re up against,” Panke said. “In order to win we have to compete and play mistake free football.”

  • Cherokee splits season opener...

    By Brittani Barger

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets took on the Sweetwater Wildcats in the first game of the season Thursday night.

    The Lady Jackets,48-26, while the Yellow Jacke boys lost Wildcats 50-28.

    Cherokee 48, Sweetwater 26

    The Lady Jackets started out slow in the first period, getting their first point off of a free throw by Karli Pettit.

    A layup by the Wildcats put them on the board first, and they led 2-1.

  • 4th quarter woes doom Midway

    The season came to an end for the Midway Green Wave Friday after losing to the Cloudland Highlanders, 50-13, in the first round of the playoffs.

    “We had too many turnovers,” Green Wave Coach Ryen Minton said, “and when things went wrong, we didn’t fight back as hard as they fought us.

    “They out coached us and out played us.”

    Things were close going into the fourth quarter.

  • Oliver Springs bedevils Jellico

    By Dwane Wilder

    dwilder@lafollettepress.com

    Oliver Springs got a huge night from junior running back Mason Hill Friday night at Jellico.

    Hill accounted for five touchdowns during a 42-8 first-round victory in the TSSAA Class 1A state high school football playoffs.

    “Proud of our effort and execution,” said Bobcats coach Larry Green. “Good defensive game plan, good offensive game plan, and good special teams effort. We won the prize. We get to go to (No. 1 seed) Greenback next week.”