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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Jackets lets Lady Chiefs...

    Monday night was the last home game of the regular season for the Kingston Lady Jackets, as the Sequoyah Lady Chiefs came to town and walked away with a 48-33 win.

    This marked the fifth straight win for the Lady Chiefs (14-10, 6-2 District 5-AA) and the third straight loss for the Lady Jackets (14-13, 4-4 District 4-AA).

  • Midway, Rockwood split regular...

    The Rockwood Tigers claimed fifth place in district 3-A with a 44-39 win over Midway Monday night.

    The Midway Lady Waves cruised to a 48-37 win over Rockwood and they will be at Harriman Thursday night. Rockwood will be playing at Tellico Thursday night in their first round tournament game. Rockwood is 2-10 in district 3A.

    GIRLS GAME

  • Harriman Middle falls in...

    The combination of poor weather conditions and receiving a first round bye of the class A Sectional Tournament put the Harriman Middle School Blue Devils on a nine-day lay-off prior to their game against Soldiers Memorial.

    Despite a slow start, the Blue Devils were able to make a push toward the end, but fell just short as they saw their season come to a close, 38-34.

    Jaylen McCullum paced the Devils in the contest with 11 points.

    McCullum kept the Middle School Devils in the game in the first period with 4 points to help the Devils within striking distance, 5-4.

  • Midway Middle’s season comes to...

    After running through the District Tournament, the Lady Waves of Midway Middle saw their season come to end Thursday night as they were defeated by New Center Middle School, 51-39, in the sectional round of the state tournament.

    The Lady Rockets jumped out to a 5-0 lead over the Lady Waves following a field goal and a 3-pointer from Rachel Roberts.

    New Center then sent Caitlyn Ross to the free-throw line where the eight grader hit one of her two shots to finally put the Lady Waves on the board.

  • Raiderettes hang on to beat...

    It took all four quarters, and nearly on extra one, but Roane State was able to hang on to defeat Motlow, 64-61.

    “I think they’re trying to make me age before my time,” Roane State head coach Monica Boles joked after the win.
    “ … Kudos to Motlow. It was a heck of a game. Those are the fun kind, the ones you live for.”

    The Raiderettes and Lady Bucks traded blows throughout the first half, swapping the lead more than 20 times in the opening period of play.

  • Raiders rally, come up just...

    With less than a minute on the clock, Roane State had the lead.
    The Bucks from Motlow made sure it didn’t end that way closing out with a 4-0 run for the, 90-88, win.

    Ivan Hardin and former Harriman Blue Devil Xavier Howard helped lift the Raiders out to a 10-4 lead at the start of the first half, but the Bucks ripped off a 7-0 to take the lead for the first time.

    Much like the Raiderettes game prior, the two would swap the lead throughout the game.

    The Raiders were able to regain the early lead, but a 3-pointer from Reggie Williams put the Bucks out in front.

  • Kingston’s Redden signs with...

    For many, including Kingston’s Zach Redden, National Signing Day means both the end of one journey and the beginning of another.

    On Wednesday, Redden made his commitment to Tusculum official after signing his Letter of Intent.

    “I only visited a couple places, but I’m glad I made a decision and it’s over with,” Redden said.

    Redden, a former linebacker for the Yellow Jackets, said the hardest part so far has been the decision making process.

  • Midway’s Hester signs with...

    Midway’s Hayden Hester made good on previous commitment to play football at Carson-Newman University on National Signing Day by officially signing his Letter of Intent on Wednesday.

    “It’s a big stress reliefe,” Hester said. “You have all these other schools calling after you commit. I think more schools call after you commit so that makes it more stressful.

    “I wasn’t going to decommit. (Carson-Newman) is the best school for me, it’s the best campus I’ve been to and the best coaching staff.”