Today's Sports

  • Roane County teams in tourney

    By Melissa Coley


    Roane County teams including Oliver Springs and Harriman High Junior Varsity boys and Cherokee Middle boys competed in a JV tournament over the Thanksgiving weekend at Coalfield.

    Oliver Springs vs Scott County JV

    Oliver Springs defeated Scott County by a score of 27-23 on Friday afternoon. The Bobcats started out slow trailing the Highlanders 7-4 after one. Bryson Alcorn was the lone scorer for OS with two baskets.

  • Excitement finds HMS in double OT

    The Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils and Blue Devils hosted  Lenoir City Middle School Lady Panthers and Panthers Monday.
    The Lady Devils dropped their contest by a score of 41-17.
    Harriman played in an instant classic game that went to double overtime, but they came up on the losing end of things by a score of 47-45.
    Addison Oliver led the Lady Devils with 10 points.
    The Lady Panthers started off the game hot as they were able to come out of the gate and score nine points in the first period of play.

  • Devil offense comes and goes

    Harriman High School travelled to Meigs County Tuesday to take on the Tigers.

    The Lady Devils weren’t able to pick up a win on the night, and neither were the Blue Devils as they lost on a last second shot.

    The Lady Devils took the floor in the first matchup of the night as they took on the Lady Tigers of Meigs County.

    Some nights the ball just doesn’t bounce the way you would like it to, and Tuesday night was one of those nights for Harriman as they dropped their contest by a score of 63-16

  • Jackets and Wildcats square off
  • Tigers one play short

    By Jason Perry
    The Rockwood Tigers couldn’t hang on and lost to the Tyner Rams, 16-10, in the semi-finals of the Class 2A TSSAA Playoffs Friday night at Civitan Field.
    “Words can’t describe how proud I am of these kids right now,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said.
    “They played so hard and for so long.”
    Knotted at 10 throughout the third quarter and much of the fourth, Tyner finally broke the deadlock with a 10-yard keeper by quarterback Jaylen Bowens into the end zone.

  • Thompson thrilled to play for...

    By Bob Fowler

    for the Roane County News

    Tyler Thompson has been a fan of Roane State Community College ever since he was a freshman at Roane County High School.

    That’s when Randy Nesbit, head coach of the Roane State Raiders, noticed the gangly teen shooting left-handed as a member of the Yellow Jackets’ basketball team.

    Nesbit coaxed Thompson into trying some right-handed shots, and the rest, as they say, is history.

  • CMS comes up short versus Webb

    By Brittani Barger


    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets lost both games against the Webb Spartans on Thursday night in Kingston.

    Webb 41, Cherokee 23

    The Lady Jackets won the tipoff against the Spartans and got the first point on the board from a free throw by Eliahana Burns.

    Webb would get on the board next with a two point shot.

    The defenses on both teams were strong leading to a lower scoring first half.

  • O.S. and Wartburg meet for...

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats and Lady ’Cats renewed their rivalry with Wartburg Thursday evening and both schools would come away with a win.

    The defending East Tennessee Class AA Sectional champion Lady Bulldogs picked up their win after battling back from an early deficit to knock off the Lady ’Cats, 44-35.

    Oliver Springs picked up some revenge in the nightcap game as they knocked off the Bulldogs, 47-38.

    Girls Game

  • Blue Devils split home opener

    Harriman started their 2017-2018 basketball season Thursday night as the Lady Devils and Devils took on the Lady Dragons and Dragons of Brainerd.

    Brainerd 35, Harriman 39

    The Lady Devils were able to grab a victory by a score of 39-35.

    The Blue Devils were unable to grab a win as they lost by a score of 75-58

    The ladies took the court in the first matchup of the night.

    Things were a little different as Brainerd had a delay with getting to the gym and the contest started about 40 minutes late.

  • Bobcats fall hard to Lenoir City

    By Melissa Coley


    The Bobcats played their second game in three days as they traveled to Lenior City to play the Class AAA Panthers in their second Hall of Fame game on Thursday evening.

    The girls game was a tale of two halves as Oliver Springs jumped out to a 9-1 lead and won the first half but a tenacious three-point game turned the game around and Lenior City won the second half and the game by a score of 50-33.