Today's Sports

  • Bobcats give Eagleton “royal”...

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats dominated the Eagleton Royals, 34-8, Thursday evening in Maryville to start their football season.

    The Bobcats locked down the Royals at every step, especially in the first quarter and in the first half of the game.

    “We were a little frustrated that we didn’t get to have a game last week,” Oliver Springs Coach Buster Brown said, “it was for good reasons, the other team wasn’t available to play.

    “We played a jayvee game and our kids were ready to come out.

  • Cherokee shuts down Red Devils

    By Brittani Barger


    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets defeated the Maynardville Red Devils at home 38-6 on Thursday night in their first district game. The game was all Cherokee from the beginning.

  • Sweetwater cages Tigers, 27-18

    By Scott Carter

    for the Roane County News

    In a tale of two dramatically different halves, Sweetwater found a way to come out on top. The Wildcats shut out Rockwood in the first half and held on in the second, never trailing in a 27-18 win over the Tigers at King Berrong Stadium.

    “It’s a good feeling,” Sweetwater coach Ethan Edmiston said. “We’ve got a lot to work on, had a lot of mistakes tonight but I’m happy that we found a way to pull it out.”

  • Green Wave hang on to win

    After opening the season with a 41-40 loss at Rockwood in a shootout, the Midway Green Wave bounced back and won a defensive slugfest at Monterey Friday night, 7-6.

    “It’s a win,” Midway head coach Ryen Minton said following the contest. “Every game is a different game. I’m proud of our boys because they fought and never quit fighting.”

    The first half of Friday’s game would see no scoring, but Midway had its back against the wall on two separate occasions.

  • Big 2nd half propels Jackets

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets scored 35 points in the second half on the way to beating the Oliver Springs Bobcats, 49-3, Friday night in Oliver Springs.

    Coming back onto the field after the half, Kingston didn’t waste much time in finding the offense’s fifth gear.

    “We came out in the second half and was focused,” Yellow Jacket Coach Brian Pankey said, “we had a lot of mental breakdowns in the first half.

  • Jackets and ‘Cats meet Friday

    The only cross-county game in week two will be this Friday when the Kingston Yellow Jackets take a trip to Oliver Springs to square off with the Bobcats. All games are big games, but being the only Roane County match-up makes it even bigger.

    “There’s not a week off,” Kingston Coach Brian Pankey said, “We had a tough Harriman team last week.

    “We have a really tough Oliver Springs team this week and they’ll be prepared to play.

  • Lady Tigers wins pair

    Rockwood-Midway lady Tiger Waves played William Blount this past Tuesday, ending in 3-3 tie.

    Adyson Goldberg paced the Tigers with two goals along with one goal by Kaley Legg.

    Goalkeeper Jordan Penley tallied an impressive six saves.

    Last Thursday, the Tigers Waves won 9-0 against Tellico Plains.

    The Lady Tigers had 17 shots on goal. Legg scored 4 goals, scored 2 goals, Maggie Poland had 6 shots on goal and scored 1 goal, Camryn Evans scored one goal, and Kendall Wade scored one goal.

  • Lady Bobcats gain decisive win

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats played their third game of the season on Tuesday night in what is still a very young season.

    Oliver Springs is off to a good start as the Lady Bobcats are now 2-1 after picking up a convincing 4-1 win over the Knoxville Ambassadors.

    The only blemish on the record for Oliver Springs is a 1 point loss to the Lady Jackets of Roane County High School.

    The Lady Bobcats never trailed in the contest and didn’t allow a goal until 8 and half minutes left in the contest.

  • Lady Devils win 3rd straight game

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils stayed hot Tuesday at home, beating the Wartburg Lady Bulldogs in straight sets(25-18, 25-11, 25-20) to extend the streak to three.

    Harriman quickly jumped out to take an 8-3 lead in the first set thanks to strong serves from Kaylee Bullard.

    Wartburg couldn’t effectively respond to the serves. As a result there were three aces in a row before the Bulldogs were finally able to regain the ball.

    Wartburg was able to mount some offense and narrowed the score, making it 10-8.

  • Harriman may have a devil of a...

    The Harriman Blue Devils appear to be the type of team that excels in proving people wrong.

    After losing what amounted to the entire team to graduation and returning only a small number of players with varsity experience, Harriman exceeded expectations last Friday against rival Kingston.

    Although the game ended with a 28-13 loss for the Blue Devils, Harriman showed it couldn’t be counted out as it remained a threat throughout the contest.