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Today's Sports

  • OS picks up wet win over Wartburg

    On a night when getting to play baseball almost didn’t happen, Oliver Springs High School was able to come out with a 7-1 victory against Wartburg.

    Keith Roberts would get the start for Oliver Springs. He would pitch for seven innings give up two runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out seven.

    Wartburg would give the start to junior Zach Moore. Moore went on to pitch five innings. He gave up five runs on ten hits, three walks and three strikeouts.

  • Green announced as new Oliver...

    Oliver Springs High School has hired a familiar face to be the new head football coached.

    Now former Oliver Springs Middle School head coach Larry Green was offered and has accepted the position, replacing Wiley Brackett, who resigned last week.

    “I’m excited to get the job,” Green said. “I played for Oliver Springs, coached at Oliver Springs and grew up watching Oliver Springs football with Ronnie Brown and Frank Johnson. I guess it’s a dream come true.”

  • Former Coalfield, Oliver Springs...

    On April 30, 2012 the communities of Oliver Springs and Coalfield, for once, put down their arms to comfort each other after the passing of 17-year-old Brady Walls.

    Nearly three years later, the two communities once again came together to honor Walls, by renaming a bridge on the road linking the two towns the Aaron Brady Walls Memorial Bridge.

  • Midway coaching search continues

    It’s been more than two weeks since Joe Campbell announced his intentions to leave his job with the Midway football team to take over the head coaching duties of Loudon High School.

    Since that time, Midway High School athletic director and principal Scott Mason has been busy trying to find the next head coach.

    “It’s going to have to happen in the next week or so,” Mason said on selecting a new coach. “We’ve already got assistant coaches in place.”

  • Midway’s Edwards signs with...

    For the fourth time this school year, the students of Midway High School made their way to the gym to watch one of their fellow students realize a dream.

    This time, it would be Zach Edwards, who signed to play baseball with Hiwassee College.

    “It’s been a long ride,” Edwards said.

    For the senior from South of the River, Hiwassee was just what he was looking for.

    “It fits me. It’s a Christian school and the baseball program is just how I want it. It was probably Hiwassee all the way.”

  • Rockwood tennis defeats Carter,...

    The Rockwood boys and girls tennis teams competed in a combined four matches this week, picking up three victories.

    In Wednesday’s match up, both teams picked up victories over Carter, 9-0 and 7-2.

    On the boy’s side, Drake Long would be the only Tiger made to compete for his victory. Long defeated Carter’s Aaron King 8-0, and the rest of the team picked up wins by forfeit.

    The victory improved the Tigers’ squad to 4-1 on the year.

    The Lady Tigers nearly pulled a clean sweep, but dropped two matches to Carter, 7-2.

  • Jones, two assistants out at...

    The investigation into the Harriman boys basketball program has been completed and has resulted in three Harriman coaches resigning.

    In a story that broke Monday, it was reported two Harriman basketball assistants, Quentin Young and Darren Payne, had coached Harriman players in AAU games, a violation of the TSSAA sports calendar.

  • Q&A Jones says he ‘should...

    Editor’s note: The following is a transcription from an interview conducted with now former Harriman High School boys basketball coach Wesley Jones by sports editor Bradley Stringfield.

    Q: What happened to bring about your resignation?

  • Brackett steps down as Oliver...

    Oliver Springs Athletic Director Tony Ingram has confirmed that Wiley Brackett has stepped down as head coach of the Oliver Springs football team.

    "Wiley held a players meeting today and told the team he was stepping down," Ingram said.

    Brackett took over the program in 2006, but only amassed a 5-26 record during his first three season. Over the next seven seasons, however, he led the program to a 37-31 record.

  • Blue Devils self-report two...

    The smoke is starting to settle around the Harriman boys basketball program.

    Harriman, who self-reported two violations to the TSSAA on Monday, is still awaiting the fallout, though.

    On Monday, Roane County Schools announced it was looking into the program for “alleged violations of TSSAA rules.”