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Today's Sports

  • Bulldogs too much for Green...

    By Taylor Crombie

    tcrombie@morgancountynews.net

    The Midway Green Wave trailed the Wartburg Bulldogs all night in their 14-6 loss on Tuesday, but never gave up.

    “They fought hard all night; I’m proud of all of them,” Midway head coach Johnny Burnum said.

    “We gave up two big plays that cost us the ballgame, but other than that we were in the game all night.”

  • Tigers clinch district against...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Rockwood Middle jumped out to a 22-0 first quarter lead and never looked back on the way to a 38-8 win against Harriman Tuesday evening at Wallace Black Field.

    After Harriman took the opening kickoff and went three and out, Ryan Nelson blocked the Blue Devils punt and Billy Cofer recovered the ball on Harriman’s 34-yard line.

  • Oliver Springs looking to rebound

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats travel to Tazewell tonight to take on the Claiborne County Bulldogs in a non-region contest for week six.

    The old saying goes, “a little rain must fall,” or at least it’s something like that.

    Nobody said it would be easy and for the Bobcats, the first half of the season has been anything but.

    Losing players for a few games due to injury and playing what is considered one of the toughest schedules in 1A football, it has been an uphill battle for the Bobcats.

  • Green Wave returns to action

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    The Midway Green Wave will be back in action tonight after an open week as they host the Tellico Plains Bears at Midway.

    The Green Wave went into their off week on the strength of a three game winning streak and a 50-22 thrashing of the Unaka Rangers.

    “You never know until you play the next game,” Midway Coach Ryen Minton said, “in high school football, momentum could peter out in two plays or it can sustain you.

  • Kingston faces Stone tonight

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets will host the Stone Memorial Panthers tonight in Kingston in a non-region match-up for week six.

    The Jackets are coming off a big 34-20 win against the Norhview Academy Cougars last Friday. The win is all the more impressive when it is taken into account that Northview scored all of its points before Kingston even touched the ball in the game.

    The Jackets put together a balanced attack through the air and on the ground in coming back to take the win.

  • Lady Tigers can’t stop Devils’...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The sun was bright, the air was warm but the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils bats were as hot as a cat on a tin roof on a summer day Saturday morning at Flour Mill Flats ballfield.

    Harriman jumped out to an 11-1 lead after two innings before Rockwood settled down and held the Devils scoreless for the remainder of the first game. Rockwood’s Sam Tilley was able to cross the plate in the top of the third giving her team their second run of the game.

  • Harriman and Cherokee square off...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Friday evening the Cherokee Yellow Jackets traveled to Harriman for some middle school softball action. Maddie Ladd put on a show with 14 strikeouts and her team gave her five runs to work with which was enough to give the Lady Devils the win and the shutout by a score of 5-0.

    It was three up three down in the first for the visiting Lady Jackets as the first two hitters were Ladd’s first victims of the “K” attack.

  • Tigers/Devils: one for the ages

    The Rockwood Tigers will travel down to Harriman to renew the longest continuous football rivalry in the state Thursday evening at Wallace Black Stadium.

    The Rockwood and Harriman rivalry started way back in 1921 and the two schools have played one another every year since 1924. This year’s game will mark the 98th meeting of the teams.

    “It’s a huge game,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said, “it’s the longest consecutive rivalry in the state of Tennessee.

    “It’s just a huge game for both teams.”

  • Happenings on the hill

    The second edition of this column has a lot different feel to it than I would have imagined last week.
    I was pretty sure that the Vol’s would get their offense rolling and we could pull out the victory in the swamp, as we all know that didn’t happen.
    Let’s rewind to last year at the Georgia game. That’s a play all of the Vol fans will remember forever. It’s still the topic of a lot of football conversations.

  • Lady Tigers can’t stop Devils’...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The sun was bright, the air was warm but the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils bats were as hot as a cat on a tin roof on a summer day Saturday morning at Flour Mill Flats ballfield.

    Harriman jumped out to an 11-1 lead after two innings before Rockwood settled down and held the Devils scoreless for the remainder of the first game. Rockwood’s Sam Tilley was able to cross the plate in the top of the third giving her team their second run of the game.