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Today's Sports

  • HMS advances to tourney semis

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Defense and rebounding describes in a nutshell how the number three seed Lady Blue Devils knocked off the number one seed Norris Middle as Harriman wins their second game in the East Tennessee AA State Sectional Tournament on Monday. They advance to the semi-finals today at 4:30 at the Pigeon Forge Middle School and will play Wartburg for the fourth time this season.

  • ’Cats and Jackets split

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    On Tuesday night in a battle between the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats and the Coalfield Lady Jackets, one losing streak was guaranteed to end.

    The Lady Jackets entered the game on a five-game losing streak while the Lady Bobcats held a four-game losing streak of their own.

    After a neck-and-neck first half, the Lady Bobcats were able to hang on 54-50 to snap their four-game losing streak.

  • Lady Tigers can’t catch Sunbright

    By David W. Doonan

    ddoonan@roanecounty.com

    The Sunbright Tigers defeated the Rockwood Tigers 44-28 in girls’ basketball action at Sunbright High School Tuesday evening.

    The game started slow, with both teams trading possessions on both sides.

    No one scored until the 4:17 mark of the first quarter, as Olivia Northrup for Sunbright drained a two-pointer, one of the 10 points she scored in the period, to break the scoreless deadlock.

    Rockwood had a hard time scoring as they only made one point- a foul shot by Camryn Evans.

  • Lady Devils can’t slow Wartburg

    The Harriman Lady Devils couldn’t withstand the Wartburg onslaught Tuesday evening in Harriman, losing 53-39.

    A low scoring six points by Harriman in the opening quarter put the Lady Devils in a hole they had to fight out of for the remainder of the game.

    Things got a little better in the second quarter as Harriman’s defensive efforts paid off.

    The Lady Devils held them to only five points in second, but they could only score five themselves.

    At halftime Harriman was down 17-11, but the game was still within its reach.

  • Rockwood wins battle of jungle...

    By David W. Doonan

    ddoonan@roanecounty.com

    “We Sucked.”

    “I’d rather be awful with a win.”

    This was Rockwood Coach Paul Kamikawa’s assessment of his team in the tightly contested 62-59 nightcap against the Sunbright Tigers Tuesday evening in Sunbright.

    “They did a good job disrupting us early, getting us going up and down the court, we got calmed down enough where we could get into our offense,” Kamikawa said.

  • Devils tied for 1st in district

    The Harriman Blue Devils beat district foe Wartburg, 74-50, Tuesday evening at Harriman.

    Harriman has been able to put together a four-game win streak in the last week against district opponents.

    This success coupled with Oakdale’s loss to Oneida Tuesday, has put the Blue Devils tied for first place in the district.

    “I think we’ve played some of our best basketball over the last four games,” Harriman Coach Shay Shannon said. “With three district games left, we want to get one of the two byes in the tournament.”

  • Tornadoes sweep Kingston

    Kingston couldn’t withstand the Alcoa Tornadoes Tuesday night, losing both games.

    The Lady Jackets lost the opener, 35-23.

    An uncharacteristic slow start for Kingston proved to be the deciding factor as the Lady Jackets could only muster seven points in the first half.

    Although Kingston regrouped after the half, low scoring continued to plague the normally prolific scores of the Lady Jackets.

    This for further evidenced by no one getting double figures.

  • OS and Midway in district play

    Friday night saw a battle between the Lady Bobcats and Lady Waves of and the Bobcats and Green Waves as Midway travelled to Oliver Springs in a battle between two district and county foes.

    Midway was able to pick up the win in the first game, as the girl’s contest finished 51-36. The second contest was a battle between the Green Waves and Bobcats and the Green Waves picked up the 61-54 win.

    The first contest of the night saw the home standing Lady Bobcats square off against the visiting Lady Green Waves of Midway.

  • Blue Devils circle the wagons in...

    The Blue Devils made the trip to Oneida on Friday.

    The Lady Devils got off to a rough start as the hot shooting Lady Indians jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead. Harriman continued to struggle with forced and unforced turnovers.

    The offense picked up in the second as Mikala Goins hit a trey and freshman Nataya Moore made a power move to the lane for two as the Lady Devil’s defense also picked up by holding Oneida to ten but the Lady Indians lucked out on a last second tip in to give them a 26-5 lead at the half.

  • Kingston splits with wily...

    Top: Lady Jacket Amadea Pankey drives into the lane for a lay-up during Friday’s game. Kingston was led by Riley Guillemet’s 23 points and beat the Lady Roadrunners, 48-37. Above: Kingston’s Tyler Thurman (34) keeps the shot away from the Austin-East defender in Friday’s district matchup game. Davey Clark scored 20 for the Yellow Jackets but it wasn’t enough. Kingston lost 72-55.