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Today's Sports

  • Kayla Christopher joins Oliver...

    Kayla Christopher hasn’t played in an Oliver Springs jersey since 2009, but walking onto the court Friday night showed one thing: the crowd hasn’t forgotten.

    Christopher, the daughter of Lady Bobcats head coach Michelle Christopher, was inducted into the Oliver Springs Hall of Fame following the Lady Cats win over Wartburg.

    “It’s kind of crazy,” Christopher said. “You don’t really think about it. It’s just an honor, really, to be part of the group that’s (in the hall of fame). They’re a group of great, talented people and it’s just an honor to be back.”

  • Lady Bobcats rally to run past...

    After one of the lowest scoring first quarters in the coaching career of Oliver Springs head coach Michelle Christopher, the Lady Bobcats defeated Wartburg, 35-20.

    It was a first quarter of difference for the Lady Bobcats with neither twin, Emily or Rachel Griffith, putting up a single point.

    Wartburg was led by Ames Mackenzie with 1 point while Courtney Jones led Oliver Springs with 4.

    The Lady Bobcats finally got their offense rolling in the second quarter, thanks in part to the play of Allyssa Suttles and her two 3-pointers.

  • Oliver Springs hangs on to down...

    It wasn’t pretty, but when Wartburg and Oliver Springs meet it usual isn’t.

    With only a 1-point lead with under 10 seconds to play, the Bobcats were able to hold on for the win, 72-68.

    “It’s one of those rival games,” Oliver Springs head coach Tony Ingram said. “With us, I’ve been coaching 10 plus years, records don’t matter or where you play, it’s going to be a game. They’ll be a time or two when one will get a blowout win here or there, but 9 times out of 10 it’s a game like this.

  • Midway sweeps up Rockwood

    It doesn’t happen very often, but the Midway Lady Waves and Green Waves won both games last Friday night against struggling Rockwood.

    The Lady Tigers dropped to 6-16 overall and 1-9 in district 3A after a 46-33 Midway win. The Lady Waves improved to 18-8 overall and are 4-7
    in the district.

    The Green Waves picked up a tough 47-41 win to improve to 5-21 on the season. They won their second district game and are 2-9 in district 3A.

    Rockwood dropped to 5-17 with the loss and are 2-8 in the district.

  • Tigers cruise past Blue Devils

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils had to do battle with the Meigs County Lady Tigers on Friday night sans head coach Johnny Jones via an ejection on Tuesday night and without two key starters.

    The end result was a 47-29 loss on Friday evening to Meigs County.

    “We just didn’t put the ball in the hole enough tonight.” Harriman assistant coach Tom Tilley said. “We got within 6 points at the end of the third period. Turnovers just killed us and we gave up too many second shots to a good team. Of course, having two starters out didn’t help us out much.”

  • Midway boys, girls split...

    A tremendous second half comeback gave the Midway Lady Waves their 14th win out of district and 17th win overall. The Lady Waves swept the season series against Coalfield with a 63-61 win Tuesday night at Coalfield.

    The Lady Waves are now 17-8 on the season.

    The Green Waves weren’t as fortunate as the Yellow Jackets rolled to a 72-41 win. Midway fell to 4-13 with the loss.

  • Midway girls, Harriman boys lock...

    It wasn’t just the District 4AA title on the line Tuesday night when Wartburg and Midway squared off, it was a chance for a first round bye in the AA Sectional tournament.

    After Wartburg put the lone loss on Midway’s regular season, the Lady Waves avenged the loss with a 58-32 victory.

    Two different players put up double figures for Midway on the night — Paige Bacon with 21 and Caitlyn Ross with 17.

    The Lady Dogs were led on the night by Malea Potter with 12.

  • Griffith, Lady Bobcats down...

    When people talk about Oliver Springs girls basketball, Emily Griffith is often the name that comes to most people’s minds.

    However, on Tuesday night, it was her sister Rachel taking the staring role as the Lady Bobcats defeated Oakdale, 60-38.

  • Oliver Springs misses final shot...

    With five seconds left on the clock, down by 1 point, all the Oliver Springs Bobcats needed was a chance.

    They got it, as Lane Evans fired a last-second shot, but it fell short as Oakdale defeated Oliver Springs, 59-58.

    “You’ve got two solid team competing,” Oliver Springs head coach Tony Ingram said. “They’re both playing hard and we knew it was going to come down to execution and I think they executed a little better than we did in the final minutes.”

  • Wartburg boys, girls sweep...

    For the Wartburg Central Lady Bulldogs, it literally took a “Kidd” to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

    With the remaining seconds winding down on the clock, Wartburg’s Sydney Kidd knocked down a 3-pointer to defeat the Rockwood Lady Tigers, 41-40.

    Lexie Hill lead Rockwood with 4 points in the opening period, while Hannah Barnette guided Wartburg in the opening period with 6 points.