Today's Sports

  • Yellow Jackets lose focus, game

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets were hoping to build momentum heading to the TSSAA Class 3A playoffs with a victory at Gatlinburg-Pittman Friday night. Kingston, however, will have to regroup as the Highlanders defended Legion Field, 33-28.

    “Gatlinburg-Pittman played a great game and we didn’t,” Kingston head coach Brian Pankey said following the loss that ends the Jackets regular season with a mark of 7-3.

  • Tigers earn home playoff with win

    By Melissa Coley


    The Rockwood Tigers put on an offensive gameshow and the price was right as senior tailback Zander Price rushed for over 150 yards, scored two touchdowns, had a fumble recovery and an interception to lead his team to a 41-13 victory over the Cumberland Gap Panthers.

    “We had a lot of distractions this week with homecoming and senior night, but our kids came out and played well on offense” says Coach John Webb.

  • Hot ‘Cats dry up Green Wave

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats beat the Midway Green Wave, 41-7, to close out the regular season at home Friday night and seal third place in the region.

    Contributing largely to the win was six interceptions by the Bobcats’ defense throughout the night

    “I’m just so proud of this team,” Oliver Springs Coach Larry Green said, “this coaching put in some preparation this week, especially on the defensive side of the ball.

    “The defense played well, the only time they scored was when we gave them a short field.

  • Bobcats open by grounding Eagles

    By Melissa Coley


    With football season winding down for the local middle schools, the preseason basketball quickly takes the forefront. The annual Hollis Eble preseason basketball tournament held at Oakdale starting things off for the boys Oliver Springs Bobcats as they took on the hosting Eagles.

    Both teams showed first game jitters with struggles on the offensive side. Three point plays by OS’s Tanner Melton and Oakdale’s Carson Barber kept the crown alive as the first quarter ended with the score knotted up at 7.

  • OSMS takes second tourney win

    By Melissa Coley


    The Oliver Springs middle school boys took their 2nd win of the night over the Wildcats of Allardt.

    The first quarter was nip and tuck and both teams putting points on the board but the Cats held a two point lead at 10-8. Brett Daugherty led the way with four points and was key on getting defensive rebounds.

  • Lady ‘Cats downed in tourney...

    By Melissa Coley


    The Lady Tigers from Sunbright took on the Oliver Springs Bobcats on Monday evening at the Hollis Eble preseason middle school basketball tournament.

    Sunbright jumped out to the early first quarter lead as Holly Nitzschke and Ashlin Trent combined for six of their team’s eight points. Oliver Spring’s Ella Hampton hit a trey to get the Lady Cats on the board to cut the lead to 8-3.

  • Jackets take high road to...

    By Jason Perry


    The Kingston Yellow Jackets will travel to Gatlinburg tonight.

    No, they won’t be sight seeing, instead they are taking on the Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders in a region match-up.

    Kingston left no doubt as to whether it would be in the playoffs after beating Pigeon Forge last Friday in a 30-14 victory at home.

  • Staying home at stake for Tigers

    The Rockwood Tigers host the Cumberland Gap Panters tonight at Civitan Field in an important region match-up to close out the regular season.

    The winner of the game will be in the number two spot of Region 2 and have the opportunity to host a first round playoff game.

    The loser, gets number three and will have to travel. And it will likely be a long trip.

    So there is a bit of pressure.

    It has been a goal of Coach John Webb and his Tigers since before the season began to obtain a home playoff game.

  • O.S. and Midway meet tonight

    The Midway Green Wave and the Oliver Springs Bobcats meet in the final game of the regular season tonight at D.J. Brittan Field.

    This game is important as a region game and meeting of Roane County rivals. Added to that is the fact the outcome will decide who finishes the region in third place.

    “We juat want to play hard and to the best of our ability,” Oliver Springs Coach Larry Green said.

    “We’ll just prepare like we always do.

  • CMS title bound by way of air

    By Melissa Coley


    Two big pass plays by Cherokee’s Kain Collins were all the Jackets offense needed to secure a spot in next week’s championship game against Jacksboro that will be played at Campbell County High School on October 28th at 6 P.M.

    “We need all the support we can get next week as we play them (Jacksboro) in their own backyard” says Cherokee head coach Brent Kelley.