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Today's Sports

  • Devils ruin McKinney’s big night

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Parker McKinney scored 4o points in a losing effort for Coalfield Yellow Jackets as the Harriman Blue Devils came to town and defeated the Jackets by a score of 80-76 Tuesday night.

    Coalfield jumped out to an early lead with a 6-0 run as McKinney put up 13 in the first quarter, but early foul trouble triggered Jacket head coach Daniel Byrd to go to his bench. Spencer Moore sparked the Devils by opening up their scoring with a trey and Jalen McCullum added 6 as the Jackets lea after one by a score of 20-14.

  • Eagles escape South of the River

    The Oakdale Eagles were able to escape from South of the River with a 65-60 win against the Midway Green Wave Tuesday evening.

    Midway came out fast and physical as evidenced by Bailey Parks coming away with the opening tip off and raced to a lay-up before anyone could react.

    The back-and-forth between the teams continued throughout the first quarter, but the Green Wave’s physical and fast play won out as Midway held an 18-15 lead going into the second period.

  • Ross’s milestone pushes Midway

    Caitlyn Ross scored 21 points and surpassed the 1,000-point milestone on the way to a 55-52 Midway win against Oakdale Tuesday.

    Most of the game was a see-saw battle with the Lady Waves battling to catch up to the Lady Eagles.

    “I told the girls before the game that they had better be ready,” Midway Coach Mike Hayes said. “We haven’t practiced since last Wednesday and we played Thursday night and Friday night.

    “We couldn’t do anything for four days.

  • Great Scott! Kingston sweeps

    Kingston took to the road for a pair of district contests with Scott County Friday evening.
    The Lady Jackets won the opener, 70-54, while the Yellow Jackets completed the sweep in the night-cap with a 62-58 overtime win.
    The opening game saw Kingston start off with a fast paced attack, outscoring the Lady Highlanders 16-11.
    Senior guard Abby Wilson paced the Lady Jackets with eight points in the quarter, but it came with a cost.
    Wilson was injured and had to leave the game. There isn’t any word on how long she will be out.

  • McCullum’s 23 in 1st paces Devils

    Jaylen McCullum scored 31 points in the first half and pushed the Harriman Blue Devils to a 75-32 win against district rival Midway Friday night at Harriman High School.

    McCullum scored eight points for Harriman to jump out to an early 8-0 lead on the Green Wave.

    “Jaylen Made shots, but we were moving the basketball really well and they were great shots,” Harriman Coach Shay Shannon said. “It wasn’t like he was forcing those shots.

    “His teammates were getting him open.”

  • Big 2nd half propels Midway

    The Midway Lady Waves used a big second half to come from behind and beat the Harriman Lady Devils, 46-31, Friday night at Harriman High School.

    The Lady Devils’ defense wreaked havoc on Midway in the early goings.

    This opened up Harriman’s scoring and resulted in the Lady Devils taking a 21-17 lead into the locker rooms at half time.

    In a game featuring two veteran coaches, adjustments become important and it was apparent from the beginning of the third quarter changes were made for Midway.

  • HMS punches title ticket

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils are headed to the final round of the Class AA Sectional after defeating the Wartburg Lady Bulldogs Friday evening.

    The Lady Bulldogs had bested the Lady Devils all season, but this time Harriman locked down the 29-23 victory with a big run in the second quarter.

  • Lady Devils’ season ends

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    With a remarkable show of fan support from the Harriman community, the Lady Devils played in the Class AA East Tennessee State Sectional championship game on Saturday afternoon in front of a standing room only crowd.

    It was a hard fought game, indicative of Harriman’s season, but time ran out and the Lady Devils lost 33-27.

  • 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.