Today's Sports

  • Grace Christian Academy shuts...

    Grace Christian never gave the Harriman Lady Devils a chance, handing Harriman softball a 10-0 loss.

    It looked as if it was going to be a close game after two innings. Harriman had kept the game close by giving up only two errors, no hits and one run.

    The Lady Rams stayed in command early by sitting down the first six batters they faced. GCA would step on the gas in the third inning by getting its bats going in a big way.

  • Oliver Springs wins play-in game...

    On Thursday, Oliver Springs baseball picked up an 11-1 win over Jellico in five innings in a district tournament play-in game.

    Jellico got on the board early with an RBI single from Danny Lay in the top of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. One thing notable about the early-game Jellico defense was how many chances “Truth” Hammond got out in centerfield. He caught several flyballs in the game.

  • Kingston scores three goals in...

    On a night where Roane County High School honored its five senior soccer players, Kingston scored three goals in the second half to defeat Sequoyah, 6-2.

    “It’s always important to win on senior night,” Kingston head coach Elik Pickell said. “We didn’t play well in the first half, we’d give it away and rush too much. In the second half we just kept it simple.”

    Sequoyah was able to move the ball successfully on the Yellow Jacket in the first half, but shots on goal were hard to come by.

  • Making a mock-ary: One day late...

    In Wednesday’s edition of my column, I touched on what I thought the Tennessee Titans might do with the number two overall selection in Thursday’s NFL Draft.

    By the time you’re reading today’s column, you and I will both already know. However, it’s still Wednesday for me.

    Every year since I started covering sports way back when at UT Martin, I release my mock draft for the this upcoming Draft. This year, however, I decided to wait. Look on the bright side, at least you can read through this and see how wrong I was.

  • Midway’s Brookshire signs with...

    Yet another Midway High School has signed a National Letter of Intent.

    On Thursday morning, it was Katy Brookshire who joined the growing list of Midway athletes to make the commitment to college athletics by signing to play softball at Hiwassee College.

    “I’m very excited,” Brookshire said. “I really loved their campus, and the coaches are really nice.”

    Brookshire is the second Midway student to commit to Hiwassee College this semester.

  • Lady Cats hold Oakdale scoreless

    It turned out to be a short senior night for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats on Tuesday.

    After a 4-0 in the first inning, the Lady Cats ripped off 11 more runs to run-rule Oakdale in the bottom of the third, 15-0.

    “We’re glad to start wrapping things up to get ready for the post-season,” Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden said.

    “I’m proud of the girls, the way they came out and just stayed focused and got the job done.

  • RSCC’s Mainord signs with...

    High school athletes aren’t the only ones in Roane County signing with colleges to continue their acamedic and athletic careers.

    Amber Mainord, a sophomore at Roane State Community College, has officially signed to play softball at University of the Cumberlands.

    Mainord chose to attend Roane State out of high school to make the transition to a four-year university easier.

  • Midway softball picks up win...

    The Midway Lady Green Waves will finish in third place in the district after an 8-5 win over Rockwood Tuesday night at the Brickyard Field in Rockwood.

    Midway’s win will allow the team to play a home game in the first round of the district tourney.

    Midway held early leads of 7-0 and 8-1 on the Lady Tigers, but had to hold on late as Rockwood scored four runs in the final two innings.

  • Bowling, Keith win Rockin'...

    The winners of $10,000 at the Rockin’ on the River fishing tournament caught a five bass limit of 21.36 pounds.

    Jonathan Bowling, of Harriman, and teammate Kevin Keith, of Georgia, were the winning team.

    “I fish on a lot of memory,” said Keith of fishing the familiar waters.

    Bowling said they originally planned on fishing at a Chickamauga tournament, but changed their minds because of the weather.

    “We just kind of winged it ― went out fishing ...” Bowling said.

  • Rockwood’s Green signs with...

    Yet another Roane County athlete has made plans to continue not only their academic, but their athletic careers.

    On Monday morning, Rockwood catcher Darian Green made things official by signing to play softball at Tennessee Wesleyan College.