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Today's Sports

  • Devils top OS in extra innings,...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    In poker it's always good to have a pair of aces.

    The same cane be said for the Harriman Blue Devils as Andy Adcox' squad rode the combined strong pitching performance from Tyler Dishman and Cody Barnard to pick up a 5-3 victory over Oliver Springs in the first round of the Region 2-A Tournament played at Oliver Springs' Arrowhead Park.

  • Harper signs with Carson-Newman

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    There's never been any doubt that Oliver Springs all-state lineman Tyler Harper would play college football and Harper made it official recently as he signed scholarship papers with Division II power Carson-Newman College.

  • Lady Waves advance to 6th...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    After losing five seniors, including all-state pitcher Hannah Colyer, the 2010 softball season was supposed to a rebuilding one for Midway, but apparently that news hasn't reached the Lady Waves as Craig Hutchinson and Robbie Viar's ladies advanced to their sixth straight Region 2-A championship game Monday afternoon with a 9-1 victory over Oliver Springs.

  • Tigers win district title

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Rockwood Tigers are once again the kings of District 3-A baseball.

    The Tigers claimed that status Wednesday night with a 9-4 victory over Harriman in the District 3-A Tournament championship game. Wednesday's victory was the second over the Blue Devils in a span of 24 hours as Rockwood also defeated the Blue Devils 4-3 on Tuesday to advance to the title game.

  • Smith signs with Roane State

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    When it comes to baseball, Oliver Springs senior Cruise Smith is the total package. Smith hits for power and average, steals bases, plays great defense and has a strong arm. Now Smith will take that skill set to Roane State as the shortstop/pitcher signed scholarship papers last week to play for Raiders.

    “I’m really happy,” Smith said after the signing. “I love playing baseball and I’m happy to be playing for coach Lane and Roane State.”

  • Todd signs with Bryan College

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Shelley Todd didn't start playing golf until the seventh grade, but the late start didn't slow her down as last week the Rockwood senior signed scholarship papers to play for the first-ever golf team at Bryan College in Dayton.

  • HMS wins title

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils saved their best for last Friday night as Wayne Best’s squad rolled to an 11-4 victory over Lenoir City in the TMSAA district championship game.

    “I thought our boys came out and played like baseball players tonight,” Blue Devil head coach Wayne Best said. “They came out focused from the start and played some good baseball. They represented the Harriman community and school well.”

  • Bazel sisters sign with Roane...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    College coaches are always looking for good athletes with good fundamentals to help their program win. Roane State softball head coach Sue Niemi found just that last week when she signed Rockwood twin sisters Kwan and Kat Bazel.

    “I really like their athleticism and they’re pretty fundamentally sound,” Niemi said. “Like all players they still have some things to work on, but they seem to be very coachable and I like the fact they’re coming from a successful program.”

  • Woods signs with Louisville

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Oliver Springs High School has had its fair share of athletes sign college scholarships throughout the years, but Ali Woods made history recently when the Lady 'Cat senior signed her National Letter of Intent in rowing with the University of Louisville.

    Rowing is not a sport offered at Oliver Springs or any school in Roane County, but Woods has competed for the Atomic Rowing Club in Oak Ridge for the past five seasons and her hard work has now paid off.

  • Devils wrap up 3-A title

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    The Harriman Blue Devils became the 2010 District 3-A regular season champs Thursday following an 11-10 win over Midway.

    After an opening district loss to Greenback, the Blue Devils beat the Cherokees then swept through Rockwood, Tellico Plains and Midway to finish 7-1 in the district to again win the regular season title.

    Midway still has one more district game left to play with Rockwood this Monday at Midway before they will learn their seeding for the tourney that begins on May 7 in Rockwood.