Today's Sports

  • The power of sports

    As of late, the sports world has suffered, like much of the news of the world, from bleakness, doom-and-gloom even.

    Stories about Florida State pigskin pariah Jameis Winston and his seemingly endless display of off-the-field shenanigans and the late, embattled former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno being given back his wins with the dark cloud of scandal that cloaked much of the sports landscape.

    But too often, what gets lost in the muck of this sea of negativity is the fact that sports has the power to bring together communities.

  • Cherokee sweeps North Middle

    Thursday night brought some nasty conditions outside of the gym at Cherokee Middle School, but the Lady Jackets and Jackets made it worth it for their fans to come and watch the action inside the gym as they took on rival North Middle.

    The Lady Jackets picked up a commanding 39-11 victory, while the Jackets got the victory 50-36.


    Amadea Pankey led the Jackets on the night with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

    Keyona Stooksbury led team in assists while picking up three and Emily Thompson had five steals on the night.

  • Lady Cats defeat Lady Tigers in...

    The old adage of a basketball game breaking out in the middle of a fight proved to be true between the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats and the Rockwood Middle School Lady Tigers Thursday night.

    When the dust settled, the Lady Bobcats emerged with a 19-17 victory.
    Rockwood got out to the early 3-0 lead with help of a basket and free throw from Karlee Bowling basket.

    The Lady Cats rallied to pull within 5-4 at the end of the first period.
    Bowling (3 points) led Rockwood in the early going while Madison Green (4 points) led the Lady Cats in scoring.

  • Harriman girls defeat Concord...

    Harriman didn’t have much trouble Thursday night against Concord Christian Thursday as they picked up the win, 63-13.

    With only one game being played on the night, the Lady Devils came out and made a statement for the home crowd to watch.

    After a slow start, the Lady Devils made it a point to finish strong.
    The Lady Devils were led on the night by Haley Goldston and Madison Duncan with 13 points and Marilyn Franklin right behind her with 12.

    The Lady Devils started out putting up six points in the first period compared to Concord who managed to put up two.

  • Harriman girls edge past Lady...

    After nearly four quarters of back-and-forth action, the Lady Devils were able to secure a victory over the Lady Jackets, 48-37.

    “Both teams played extremely hard,” Harriman head coach Johnny Jones said. “It was not a great offensive game. I think both teams have been struggling to score lately. We know each other so well, it’s just hard to play against each other.”

    Kingston opened up with a 9-2 run, but Harriman rallied back in the first quarter to hold a 15-13 lead going into the second period.

  • Kingston rallies to defeat Blue...

    On Jan. 12, The Associated Press announced Harriman High School as the 10th best Class A boys basketball team in the state of Tennessee.

    Fast forward a few days and the Kingston Krazies were chanting “overrated” as the Yellow Jackets defeated the Blue Devils 76-69.

    “This town needs games like that,” Kingston head coach Colt Narramore said. “We need wins against a good team. Our student section is just dying to cheer for us. Our whole community just showed up to watch. That’s about as good of a high school atmosphere as you’re going to get in the state of Tennessee.”

  • Grace sweeps up Midway boys,...

    The Midway Green Waves dropped both games Tuesday night at Grace Christian as the Rams and Lady Rams once again swept the season series.

    The Lady Waves dropped to 2-5 in District 3A. With the loss, the Green Waves remained winless in the district at 0-7.

    Both Grace teams are 6-0 and currently lead the district.

    Midway will play at Meigs County Friday in a set of District 3A games, then turn around and get a little sleep before playing Monterey Saturday with the girls game beginning at 3:30.


  • Lady Devils downed by Wartburg...

    The Lady Bulldogs avenged an early season defeat against the Lady Devils Tuesday night as they picked up a 54-49 overtime victory.


    The first period tipped off and neither team could find an offensive rhythm.

    Harriman was led in scoring by Haley Goldston with six, but the Lady Bulldogs had four players put up two apiece.

    The score was tied up at 8-8 going into the second period of play.

  • Oliver Springs Hall of Fame gets...

    For most coaches and athletes, being bestowed the honor of a hall-of-fame induction is the pinnacle of a career. However, for the three newest members of the Oliver Springs Hall of Fame, that pinnacle was going in with family.

    Tuesday night, immediately following the Lady Cats 55-41 victory over Oneida, Eddie Walls, Ron Hackworth and, his daughter, Jessie Hackworth were all recognized for their contributions to the school.

  • Lady Cats down Oneida

    Through three and half quarters, Oliver Springs couldn’t quite shake the Lady Indians.

    After leading by only three points in the last period of play, the Lady Cats closed out with a 14-3 run en route to a 62-48 victory over Oneida.

    “Big win.” Oliver Springs head coach Michelle Christopher said. “I thought the kids really stepped up tonight and came ready to play and did what they needed to do to get a big win.”