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Today's Sports

  • Rather leads Bobcats past...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Region 2-A championship game turned into the Wesley Rather Show Thursday night as the Oliver Springs' senior guard torched the Harriman Blue Devils defense for five three-pointers and 28 points in leading the Bobcats to 56-47 victory.

    "I was feeling good one I got going tonight," Rather said following the game. "It's been 12 years since Oliver Springs had been to a region championship game, but I told our guys before the game we would get it if we just stayed focused and played hard."

  • Next stop Murfreesboro for Blue...

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    HARRIMAN—One year ago Cloudland's talented Logan Morgan hit a last-second shot to keep Rockwood from going to the state tournament. His return trip to Roane County wouldn't be as sweet, but it would be his last.

  • Late runs sends OS to title game

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    One small adjustment made a world of difference Wednesday night for the Oliver Springs Bobcats as Tony Ingram's squad knocked off Tellico Plains 44-32 to advance to the Region 2-A Tournament championship game against Harriman.

    Trailing 28-25, Bobcat head coach Tony Ingram told his defense to extend their packed-in zone on the perimeter to see if that could rattle the Bears and jump start the offense. The move worked as Oliver Springs responded with an 18-1 run that erased the deficit and put the game away.

  • Harriman rolls to title

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The third time was the charm Wednesday night for the Harriman Blue Devils.

    After dropping a pair of close games to the Tellico Plains in the regular season, the Blue Devils got their revenge with a 57-43 victory over the Bears in the District 3-A title game at Rockwood.

  • Season ends for Lady 'Cats

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    A fabulous postseason run came to a disappointing end Monday night for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats as Michelle Christopher's squad dropped a heartbreaking 52-50 decision at the hands of Coalfield in the Region 2-A Tournament semifinals played at Wartburg.

  • Gallaher leads Devils past Rams...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    There will be no third straight trip to the TSSAA Class A State Tournament for the Grace Christian Academy Rams. Harriman made sure of that Wednesday night as the Blue Devils knocked off the Rams 58-50 in the Region 2-A Tournament semifinals.

    Wednesday's victory marks the second time this postseason that the Blue Devils have knocked off the Rams. Harriman had defeated the Rams 61-45 nine days earlier in the District 3-A Tournament played at Harriman.

  • Bobcats win 4-A title

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The 2009-10 season hasn't been easy at times for the Oliver Springs Bobcats as early season injuries and illness made it difficult for Tony Ingram's squad to hit their stride.

  • Harper leads Lady 'Cats to...

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Roane Newspapers

    The year might change and new players make take the court, but Oliver Springs has remained the same when it comes District 4-A Tournament time. The No. 4 seed Lady Bobcats won their fifth straight District 4-A crown and ninth straight district tournament dating back to their Class AA days with a 48-43 victory over No. 2 seed Wartburg Monday night.

  • Devils down Tigers, 61-46

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    It's hard to beat a good team three times in one season, but the Harriman Blue Devils were up to the task Friday night as Jeff King's squad ended Rockwood's season with a 61-46 victory in the opening round of the District 3-A Tournament at Harriman.

    Friday's victory keeps Harriman's season alive as the Blue Devils advance to Monday's semifinals and a match-up with regular season District 3-A champion Grace Christian Academy. Harriman, however, split with the Rams during the regular season.

  • Adams, Morgan headed to state...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Kingston Yellow Jacket wrestling team will again be represented at the TSSAA Division I State Tournament as senior Kody Morgan and junior Tyler Adams put together strong performances this past weekend at the Region 3 Tournament at Alcoa.

    Adams had the strongest showing as he made it all the way to the finals in the 140-pound weight class before dropping a 5-0 decision at the hands of Bradley Central's Bradley Colbaugh.