The Tennessee Valley Athletic Association season came to a rousing end on Nov. 10 with a set of championship games in Oliver Springs and Harriman.
Almost all the higher seeds won their games except for the cricket Gold Bowl where the second seeded Spring City Red Dogs pulled a mild upset against top seeded Harriman.
The three unbeaten teams remained unbeaten during championship Saturday.
The Harriman mighty mites fended off Oliver Springs for the third time this year to go 11-0 for the season.
The Oliver Springs hoppers stayed unbeaten with a 24-8 win over Kingston.
There’s never been any question that Midway’s Alex Richardson would play college softball.
The only question was where Richardson would play beginning next season and that question was answered Friday when the Lady Wave senior signed scholarship papers with Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.
“I’m super happy,” Richardson said after making it official on Friday. “I’m happy with my choice of college, and I’m thankful for my family for supporting me through everything.”
Richardson chose Trevecca for several reasons that weren’t necessarily related to softball.
The hardwood season continued in Roane County with a very physical, hard-fought contest between the Cherokee Lady Jackets and the Rockwood Lady Tigers that saw the Lady Jackets eke out a 27-25 win over their in-county rivals.
Cherokee gave the Lady Tigers a blanking in the first period with a 4-0 advantage.
A 6-0 tilt at one point gave Cherokee a 12-6 lead, but the Lady Tigers came roaring back to methodically chop their deficit down to 16-12 at the half.
Rockwood would use an 11-6 swing in the third period to take a 23-22 lead going into the home stretch.
After spending the first two weeks of the season on the road, the Rockwood Middle School Tigers and Lady Tigers opened the home portion of their schedule Monday night with a pair of victories over Spring City.