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Today's Sports

  • Roane State softball team ready...

    Roane State Community College’s softball team is ready to vie for a place in the conference’s upper echelon, head coach Sue Niemi said.

    “The girls’ goal is to win the conference,” Niemi said. “They want to put themselves in that situation.”

    The Raiders have 10 second-year players with veterans in the infield, outfield and on the pitching staff.

  • Oliver Springs girls win Region...

    Throughout the season, Jasmine Harris has been one of the main reasons for Tellico Plains’ success.

    Monday night, in the first round of the Region 2-A Tournament, Harris’ play proved not enough as Oliver Springs picked up the win, 72-56.

    “She’s a great penetrator and slasher, she just kind of slithers through,” Oliver Springs head coach Michelle Christopher said of Harris.

  • Harriman youth baseball,...

    Harriman Recreation Department will Host Dixie Youth Baseball sign-ups for ages 4-8, 9-10 and 11-12 ,as well as Girls Fast Pitch Softball Feb. 20 to March 7. Sign-ups will be from 1 to 9 p.m., Monday-Friday and noon to 8 p.m. on Saturdays at the Harriman Community Center. Please bring a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate. Coaches must sign up at this time also and will be subject to a back ground check

  • Lady Jackets pick up consolation...

    Despite both teams being eliminated from District 4-AA tournament championship contention, Kingston did find its way into both consolation brackets.

    While the Lady Jackets held off Scott for a 54-45 win — earning themselves the third seed — the boys fell to Alcoa, 60-53.

    The Lady Jackets went back-and-forth with Scott early in the first period before Kingston ripped off a 7-0 run to put them ahead, 13-6.

  • Harriman boys, girls secure...

    After a five-day break for being on the court, the Harriman Lady Devils returned to District 3-A action on Thursday against Tellico Plains.

    With third place in the district on the line, the Lady Devils defended their home court to the tune of a 46-39 win.

    “I think Tellico Plains is a very good team,” Harriman head coach Johnny Jones. “… They’re one of the most physical, hardest playing teams on our schedule. To beat them three times, I just don’t know what to think about it.”

  • Winter weather causes district,...

    With the week of wintery weather resulting in district basketball play across the state being rearranged, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletics Association has also made changes to the region tournaments.

  • NFL Scouting Combine: How much...

    Between Snowpocalypse bringing what social media describes as “certain death” to Roane County, “breaking news” about some deflated balls that nobody cares about anymore and a basketball game between those two Carolina teams, the past week has been nothing short of hectic.

    As of writing this at 11:37 a.m. on Thursday morning, I haven’t left my house since Monday and I don’t really anticipate doing so until at least Friday. I wouldn’t count on district games being played by then, anyway.

  • Bobcats rally, fall short...

    A fast start by the high-flying Oakdale Eagles proved too much to overcome for the Oliver Springs Bobcats as Oakdale would punch their ticket to the District 4-A Tournament Finals via a 55-51 win on Saturday night.

    Following a 5-5 start to the first period, the Eagles left the Bobcats seeing red with a 12-5 tilt to close out the opening period with a 17-10 lead.

    Tyler Steinmentz (7 points) led Oakdale in the opening period while Aaron Noe (4 points) guided the Bobcats early on.

  • Lady Jackets advance, just not...

    After overcoming an early deficit, the Kingston Lady Jackets saw their District District 4-AA Tournament championship hopes come crashing down with a 43-38 loss to Christian Academy of Knoxville.

    Missed shots and turnovers cost the Lady Jackets early as the Lady Warriors built up a 16-5 advantage early in the first quarter.

    Despite the significant size advantage of the CAK squad, Kingston found success from Rachel Layne inside the paint.

    Layne — one only two players to score in the quarter — scored 7 points with 6 of the coming the paint.

  • Green Waves shooting can’t match...

    The Midway Green Waves season came to a close last Friday night after a 90-66 loss to the second seed Meigs County Tigers in the first round of the District 3-A Tournament.

    Midway ends the year with a 5-23 record and will say good bye to four seniors.

    Midway head coach Darrell Ruffner decided to go for broke Friday against Meigs County.

    His Green Waves pumped in 11 3-point baskets in the, but to no avail against the hot shooting Tigers.