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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Bobcats hang on to beat Bulldogs

    When Oliver Springs and Wartburg square off in anything you know it’s going to be a show.

    The Bulldogs of Wartburg traveled down the familiar road the square off against the Bobcats in the opening round of the District 4-A tournament, but were sent back home with a 76-58 loss.

    Oliver Springs had big scoring performances from several people, but the combined 38 points from Aaron Noe and Taylor Murray was the spark the Cats needed to pick up the victory.

  • Harriman boys find way to skin...

    There’s an old expression that goes along the lines of there being more than one way to skin a cat.

    Luckily for the Harriman Blue Devils they found a way that worked, punching their ticket to the District 3-A Tournament Semifinals on Friday night with a 59-50 win over Rockwood.

    “It was a competitive, hard-fought game on both sides tonight,” Harriman head coach Wesley Jones said.

  • Kingston falls to CAK in...

    In their second game in as many days, the Kingston Yellow Jackets lost to Knoxville Catholic, 40-21.

    The loss eliminates them from District Tournament Championship contention.

    A winless regular season district record forced the Yellow Jackets into a play-in game Thursday night against Scott. It took going to overtime, but Kingston walked away with the 80-73 victory to earn the chance to play Knoxville Catholic on its home floor.

  • Harriman downs Midway girls in...

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils advanced to the semifinals of the district 3-A girls tournament after a 60-50 win over Midway on Thursday at Harriman.

    Midway dropped to a 20-9 overall record and a 15-1 record in its district

    The Lady Waves jumped out to an 8-2 lead on Harriman, but the Lady Devils responded with a 10-0 run to take a 12-8 lead after the first quarter.

    Midway got early points from Jesse Lewis with two baskets and one from Lexi Taylor. Abby Bertram sank two free throws.

  • Midway sweeps All-County MVP...

    After tallying the votes from Roane County media members, fans and coaches, Roane County news has announced the All-County Boys and Girls basketball teams for the 2014-15 season.

    Each team is made up of eight players, five starters and three bench players. The boy and girl with the most coaches votes was selected as the MVP for their respective team.

    This year’s All-County MVP positions were swept by Midway High School with Abby Bertram and Jacob Cawood taking the top spots.

  • Taking a stance on ‘coming out’...

    In recent years, one movement that has been gaining a great deal of momentum has been the gay rights movement.

    We’ve even seen flashes of it in the sports world with players like NBA’s Jason Collins, WNBA’s Brittney Griner and former University of Tennessee standout Glory Johnson, who is engaged to Griner.

    In 2014, while professional basketball had started to somewhat open its arms, the NFL had yet to open theirs. That is, until former Missouri Tigers star Michael Sam came out.

  • Kingston falls to Sequoyah on...

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets did battle on Senior Night, Monday, against the Sequoyah Chiefs.

    Sadly for the Jackets, Kingston came up just short in their final game of the regular season, 71-68.

    With the loss, the Yellow Jackets finish the season winless in district play.

    The Jackets (10-17, 0-8 District 4-AA) came out hot against the Chiefs, jumping out to a quick 7-1 lead. However, the Chiefs (13-12, 7-1 District 5-AA) would respond with a 7-1 run of their own and knot the game up at 8.