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Today's Sports

  • Lady Green Wave winless two...

    With the chorus of Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us Back” blasting through the gym speakers at Midway Middle School, 19 girls ran onto the court for basketball practice on Wednesday afternoon.

    Some dribbling a basketball like there’s nothing to it, and some like it was their first time, but all 19 of them have one thing in common, victory.

    So far this season, the Midway Middle School Lady Green Wave have yet to lose a game, currently sitting at 12-0.

  • Bertram hits milestone, Midway...

    The Harriman Blue Devils and the Midway Green Waves met for the second time this season last Friday night at Midway.

    Earlier this season the Lady Devils routed the Lady Waves at Harriman by 35 points, but Midway turned the tables on Harriman this time gutting out a 57-54 win.

    The loss gave Harriman their first district defeat of the season and they now stand at 14-4 overall and 6-1 in district 3A.

    Midway possibly got a monkey off their back with the win. They won their second district contest and are 2-5 in district 3A and are 13-6 overall.

  • Oliver Springs splits Coalfield

    Over the past four years, “Twinning” has become a trend for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats basketball and, once again, the Griffith twins, Emily and Rachel, helped guide the Lady ‘Cats to a 56-47 win against the Coalfield Lady Jackets.

    The Lady ‘Cats started on a 12-4 tear before closing out the opening period up 14-7.

    Emily Griffith (8 points) led Oliver Springs in early scoring while Natalie Layne (3 points) led the Lady Jackets.

  • Oliver Springs girls rally past...

    While it wasn’t the win Oliver Springs head coach Michelle Christopher was looking for, it was a win nonetheless.

    After falling in a 13-5 hole in the first quarter, the Lady Bobcats rallied to a 48-34 victory over Wartburg.

    “Very rough start,” Christopher said. “I don’t think the kids were exactly mentally focused, but then we got into foul trouble. I thought they showed a lot of heart and will to win. They made a big run and actually had a pretty good second half.”

  • Bobcats survive three technical...

    It seems like anytime a team from Morgan or Roane County cross that thin, imaginary line things get interesting.

    When Oliver Springs traveled to Wartburg Tuesday night that pattern held true as the Bobcats escaped with a 59-52 victory.

    “That’s one of those games nothing seemed to go right,” Oliver Springs head coach Tony Ingram said. “Basically an ugly, sloppy game. We just had to find a way to win it and I think some of our guys did. We hit the wall, we hit adversity, we hit bad times, but we found a way to win.”

  • Coalfield Middle sweeps Oliver...

    Anytime Coalfield and Oliver Springs square off in any sport, both teams are bound to bring their best efforts.

    That was the case when Oliver Springs Middle traveled to take on Coalfield Middle.

    Both games were highly competitive throughout, but the home team prevailed in both with the Lady Jackets picking up the 36-27 victory and the Jackets with the 25-32 victory.

  • Harriman, Rockwood split contests

    Tuesday night brought together two county rivals, as well as a big district match up when the Rockwood Middle School Tigers traveled to take on the Blue Devils of Harriman Middle School.

    The Lady Tigers were able to travel home with the 24-11 victory, but the home standing Blue Devils picked up the 42-30 win.

  • Midway boys,girls split Sunbright

    It took an Eli Dial buzzer-beating three-pointer to get the job done, but the Sunbright Tigers earned a 54-51 win over Midway.

    The opening period was a tug-of-war that saw Sunbright take an early 15-11 lead before seven straight points by the boys from “South of the River” gave Midway the early 18-15 lead.

  • Kingston girls overcome early...

    It took 16 second half points from Kingston’s Taylor Thurman to make up for an uneven first half against Loudon, but it was enough for Kingston to walk away with the 53-50 victory.

    “Taylor Thurman absolutely came out and played on fire in the second half,” Kingston head coach Connie Guinn said. “I think when you get one player like that, that gives it all she’s got, it filters to the rest of the team. I think that was a spark for us that we needed in the second half.”

  • Kingston boys fall to Loudon

    After Kingston’s 67-51 loss to Loudon on Monday night, Yellow Jackets head coach Colt Narramore didn’t pull any punches.

    “We stunk,” Narramore said. “We shot it really bad. For some reason we don’t shoot it well. We don’t play hard either. When we struggle offensively, for some reason our defense just slacks off.