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Today's Sports

  • Lady Cats softball shuts out...

    Weather in not only Roane County, but the surrounding areas has put a damper to the start of baseball and softball seasons.

    That damper, though, has not stalled the Oliver Springs Lady Cats who notched another shutout with a 17-0 victory over Jellico.

    “We saw a lot of things that have been improved that we’ve been working on in the gym,” Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden said. “It’s good that they’re translating in out here on the field.”

  • Oliver Springs knocks off...

    Oliver Springs jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the first half-inning against the Jellico baseball team Monday, and it was a tough deficit to overcome for the Blue Devils.

    Oliver Springs would go on to win 12-1 in five innings at Indian Mountain State Park in Jellico.

    “Early on, we’re kinda nervous it seemed to be like. Most of that had to do with pregame, and some of that may be attributed to us being a young ballclub,” said Tony Kegley, head coach of the Oliver Springs baseball team.

  • Coalfield community celebrates...

    Editor’s note: This story originally ran in the Morgan County News. While Kyle was a member of the Coalfield Yellow Jackets and not part of the Roane County News’ coverage area, we felt, because of the friends and family of him in our county, we should dedicate this space to his story in liue of extended baseball coverage.

    Kyle Jackson was a good definition of what the football program at Coalfield stands for.

  • Kingston Optimist Club finishes...

    The Kingston Optimist Club recently ended its fourth season of girls basketball and champions were crowned in four age divisions.

    In the 4-6 division, the once-beaten Lil Diamonds found their way through the single elimination bracket to the championship where they would face the Angels.

    LiL Diamonds

  • String of Consciousness: Is Chip...

    Not that I’m complaining, but when did the actual NFL become just like my online Madden franchise?

    On Tuesday at 4 p.m., the free agency period officially opened for NFL teams to make trades and signings, and, by 5 p.m., it was shaping up as one of the strangest offseasons of my generation.

    Before recapping the craziness, let’s backup to weekend.

    The NFL put in place a three-day, no-tampering window in which teams could essentially do exactly that, tamper.

  • Rockwood boys, girls sweep...

    While baseball and softball opening days have come and gone, those aren’t the only spring sports underway.

    Earlier this week, both the Rockwood boys and girls teams were victorious over Harriman in the tennis season-opener, 6-3 and 9-0.

    The Tigers rocked Harriman in the first four matches with Dake Long, Jared Lemons, Tanner Green and Josh Spurling picking up wins over Tim Dishner, Holden Winton, Brandon Emily and Hunter Kirkland by a combined 32-5.

  • Midway beats Rockwood in season-...

    It was a cool, cloudy and very damp start to the 2015 baseball season for the Rockwood Tigers and the Midway Green Waves Monday at Midway.

    Despite not having many outside practice days for either team, the Green Waves managed to pound out a 6-2 win over the Tigers.

    The last time Rockwood was outside was on February 13, Rockwood assistant coach Tim Treadway said.

    Rockwood was also breaking in a completely new starting lineup.

  • Oliver Springs soccer defeated...

    The Oliver Springs boys soccer team kicked off its season Monday at DJ Brittain Field against Maryville Christian School.

    In a game that proved to be a defense battle, MCS defeated Oliver Springs, 1-0

    Although the Bobcats had numerous attempts at a score throughout the game, their best chance would come early, with back-to-back corner kicks coming up short. Both squads tried to make a push to the goal early, but both defenses held.

    Oliver Springs defenseman Christian Smith stepped up for the Bobcats, helping keep the score at 0 in early going.

  • Oliver Springs eliminated by...

    During the Lady Bobcats four-year run to the state tournament between 2005-2009, Clarkrange proved to be a thorn in the side of head coach Michelle Christopher.

    On Saturday, the two met again, this time in the semifinal round of the BlueCross Basketball Championship and, once again, it would be Clarkrange advancing to the title game with a 63-45 victory.

  • Oliver Springs eliminated by...

    During the Lady Bobcats four-year run to the state tournament between 2005-2009, Clarkrange proved to be a thorn in the side of head coach Michelle Christopher.

    On Saturday, the two met again, this time in the semifinal round of the BlueCross Basketball Championship and, once again, it would be Clarkrange advancing to the title game with a 63-45 victory.