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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Cherokee falls to Carpenters in...

    After starting the season with only one 8th grader on the team, the Cherokee Lady Jackets found themselves in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAA Sectional Tournament against Carpenters Middle School.

    Unfortunately for Cherokee, their season would come to end after Carpenters took the win, 50-36.

    Emily Thompson and Keyona Stooksbury — both are 7th graders who were selected to the All-State team — came out shooting for the Lady Jackets and combined for 22 points.

  • Bobcats avenge earlier loss,...

    Last month when Oliver Springs traveled to Sunbright, the Bobcats were sent back to Roane County with a 64-62 loss.

    In the post-game interview that night, Sunbright head coach Jordan Jeffers described Oliver Springs’ style of play as “extremely physical” and said they played like “a bunch of animals.”

    The Bobcats responded with a new banner in the gym that reads “Animal House”, selecting new warm-up music with an animal theme and having senior Shelby Morgan dressed in a “Bobcat” suit.

  • Voting for All-County team now...

    Roane County News will be naming an All-County basketball team following the conclusion of the regular basketball season. The team will consist of five starters and three bench players. The only qualifications for the honor are being a current basketball player at a Roane County High School. The voting is open to coaches, media members and fans. Votes will be tallied with coaches votes carrying more weight than fans and media. Deadline to cast your vote is Friday, Feb. 6 at midnight. To cast your vote, email Bradley Stringfield at bstringfield@roanecounty.com.