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Today's Sports

  • Kingston sweeps Oliver Springs

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    It was a county rivalry at its best Thursday night as the Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets used solid defense to sweep Oliver Springs in a pair of non district games at Kingston.

    In the girls game, it was the Lady Jackets leading throughout in picking up a 44-41 victory.

    The boys game was a bit different as Oliver Springs grabbed an early lead only to see Kingston rally in the second half for a 50-44 victory.

  • Higher seeds fall in Area 4...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Seeding didn't matter Monday and Tuesday as three upsets highlighted play in the opening round of the TMSAA Area 4 Small Division Tournament being played at Eagleton Middle School in Blount County.

    The girls side of the bracket went pretty much according with the only upset being a minor one as No. 5 Harriman knocked off No. 4 Lenoir City on Monday, 26-20.

    Monday would nearly see a major upset on the girls side as No. 1 Wartburg escaped with a two-point victory over No. 8 Eagleton.

  • Devils down rivals

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Things couldn't have got much better over the weekend for the Harriman Blue Devils as Jeff King's squad picked up victories over the Blue Devils two biggest rivals, Rockwood and Kingston.

    Victory No. 1 came Friday as Harriman downed Kingston, 55-47. The Blue Devils followed that up on Saturday with a 55-48 victory over Rockwood. Saturday's victory was also huge as it helped the Blue Devils stay near the top of the District 3-A standings.

    Harriman vs. Kingston

  • All Tri-County Team announced

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The 2009 All Tri-County Football Team has been released and it was a good year for Roane County as 17 players and one coach have been selected to the squad.

    Leading the way in 2009 Tri-County Coach of the Year John Webb from Rockwood. Webb guided the Tigers to an 11-3 season and a trip to the TSSAA Class AA semifinals. The semifinal berth was Rockwood's best playoff run since 1976's state championship team.

  • Waves split with Harriman

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    It doesn't happen very often, but the Midway Green Waves swept the season series against Harriman with a 53-39 win Friday night at Harriman.

    Midway improved to 8-7 overall and 7-1 in District 3-A with the win while Harriman falls to 4-3 in the district and 8-5 overall.

    In the first game of the evening, it was the Lady Blue Devils picking up a 66-60 win over the Lady Waves.

    Harriman improves to 5-7 overall and 4-2 in the district while Midway falls to 4-11 overall and 1-5 in the district.

    Girls Game

  • 'Cats roar past 'Dogs...

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    In a pair of games that meant a lot to the district standings, Wartburg and Oliver Springs battled to a split.

    All four teams entered Tuesday night looking to stay near the top of the District 4-A standings. Wartburg girls kept their hold on second place with an exciting 46-45 win over Oliver Springs, while the Bobcats remained in third with a convincing 64-41 win against the Bulldogs.

    Girls Game

  • Lady Waves top Oakdale

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    After dropping a pair of games at Oakdale in November, the Midway Green Wave and Lady Waves were looking to even the score Saturday night at home and they accomplished half the feat.

    The Lady Waves opened the evening with a surprising 61-45 victory over the Lady Eagles, but Midway's boys weren't as fortunate as they dropped a 68-47 decision to the hot-shooting Eagles.

    Girls Game

  • All-District 3-A Team announced

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The coaches in District 3-A recently got together to choose their all-district team and a total of 25 players from Roane County were named to the squad.

    Rockwood senior Ian Walls and Harriman junior Dimitrique Inman received the two biggest awards as Walls was named the 2009 District 3-A Lineman of the Year while Inman was tabbed as 2009 District 3-A Offensive Player of the Year.

    Walls and Inman were two of seven superlatives on the squad.

  • Harriman sweeps Unaka

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Blue Devils ended 2009 in style as both teams recently downed Unaka in the final day of play in the 2009 Harriman Christmas Classic.

    Harriman's girls opened play and were never seriously threatened on their way to a 63-42 victory. The Blue Devils had a little tougher time, but they still picked up a double-digit victory with a 72-59 win over the Rangers.

  • Henderson rescues Rockwood

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Reanna Henderson made perhaps the biggest shot of her Rockwood career Friday night as the Lady Tiger junior converted an old-fashioned three-point play with 15.3 seconds left that proved to be the game-winner in Rockwood's 47-45 victory over Harriman at Dr. Tom W. Evans Gymnasium.

    Henderson's basket and free throw capped a late comeback for the Lady Tigers. Rockwood led by as many as six points early in the fourth period, but Harriman used a 14-4 run down the stretch to take a 45-41 lead with 1:45 left to play.