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Today's Sports

  • Rockwood can’t finish late push

    The Rockwood Middle Tigers couldn’t hold of Jonesborough’s late push Saturday, losing 40-31 in the TMSAA Sectional Tournament in Pigeon Forge.

    “It was frustrating,” Rockwood Coach Jeff Allen said. “Jonesborough crashed the boards hard.

    “They are a fundamentally sound team.”

    A fast start to the game, Rockwood fell behind 20-11 at the end of the second quarter.

    Shots did not fall for the Tigers with the ball missing the mark or rattling on the rim only to bounce off.

  • Midway wins in last minute

    The Midway Middle Green Wave weathered a slow first half to come back in the last minute to beat Holston, 46-43, Saturday in the TMSAA Sectional Tournament opener in Pigeon Forge.

    Down 43-35 with a 1:31 left in the game, the Green Wave had used a fast paced offensive and defensive attack to get this close.

    “Holston came out on fire,” Midway Coach Justin O’Toole said. “We just kept stressing the fundamentals and playing hard.”

    Starting the second half, Midway was down 24-13.

  • Blue Devils can’t hold off Meigs...

    Harriman was swept in the boys and girls games Monday night by the Meigs County Tigers.

    In the opener, Harriman lost, 54-36.

    The Lady Devils were able to keep pace with Meigs throughout the first half thanks to the play of Christina Pack, Olivia Goins, Micaela Goins, and McKenzie Breeden.

    At intermission the score was in the Lady Tigers favor, but it was a respectable 26-19.

    During the second half it was apparent the Lady Devils’ stamina was spent and Meigs capitalized.

  • CMS knocked out by Meigs Middle

    Cherokee Middle’s Braxton Fritz fights for the ball during Monday’s middle school tournament game in Athens. The Lady Jackets lost, 40-32.

  • Roane teams highlight middle...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Midway falls to Lenoir City

    In the opening game of the district semi-finals, Midway lost to the Lenoir City Lady Panthers, 41-33.

    The Lady Waves started out strong as Emmy Taylor was a one woman show in the first quarter by snatching three steals, two rebounds and scoring four of her teams six points but the Lady Panthers had their own show stopper in Emily Gonzalez who had five steals along with five points as Lenoir City leads after one by a score of 9-6.

  • Kingston splits with Loudon

    It was mixed fortunes for Kingston Tuesday night at Loudon High School.

    The Lady Jackets opened the evening with a 67-29 win.

    The Yellow Jackets lost their game, 57-35.

    It didn’t take long for the Lady Jackets to get their offense going.

    Kingston scored 19 points in the opening quarter and was paced by Abby Wilson exploding for 13 points along with three three-pointers.

    The Lady Jackets continued to roll in the second frame.

  • Wartburg and OS meet in district...

    Oliver Springs played host to Wartburg Tuesday night in a pair of district games.

    The Lady Bulldogs ground out the 54-40 victory over the Lady Bobcats in the first matchup of the evening.

    Hannah Hurt played a big role in Wartburg’s win, putting up 20 points.

    “We obviously got outplayed by a good team tonight all over the floor,” Oliver Springs Coach Michelle Christopher said.

  • Devils top Tigers in season...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Harriman traveled to Rockwood to battle on the hardwood in a big district game on Tuesday night. In girl’s action, it took overtime to decide a winner with the Lady Tigers coming out on top as they defeated the Lady Devils by a final score of 34-31.

  • Lady Devils edge Waves

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Middle School Lady Devils weathered Midway’s attack for a 36-35 consolation game win Tuesday evening in Spring City.

    The game would decide who’s season ended and who would get to go on to play in the sectional tournament this weekend in Pigeon Forge.

    With those stakes, it was understandable why the game was close throughout.

    Harriman jumped on the Lady Waves early with an 8-0 lead in the opening quarter.

  • Tigers beat OS with late run

    The Rockwood Middle Tigers used a last minute run to beat Oliver Springs, 59-46, Tuesday evening in the boys’ consolation game of the district tournament at Spring City.

    The game was even throughout.

    “We split games with them this year, both games were really close,” Rockwood Coach Jeff Allen said. “We preached to the boys all day that this game is going to go back and forth. It’s going to be whoever gets a run at the right time.

    “We got that run at the right time.”