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Today's Sports

  • Randolph to play for Bryan...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Without sinking his first putt, Kingston's Jonathan Randolph has already made history for the Bryan College golf team.

    Randolph did so recently by signing scholarship papers to become a member of the first-ever golf team for the Lions.

    "I'm really happy," Randolph said. "Knowing that I'm part of their first team ever is exciting. When people look back at their first team I'll be a part of it."

  • Net Jackets net wins

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets tennis teams have opened the 2010 season with a bang as both rolled to victories over Stone Memorial and Harriman.

    The Lady Jackets had a bit of trouble with Stome Memorial, but still picked up a 6-3 victory. Kingston's boys had an easier time as they won the match 7-2.

    Against Harriman, neither the Jackets or Lady Jackets struggled as they rolled to 9-0 victories.

    Kingston vs. Stone Memorial

  • Harriman falls at state, 49-44

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Harriman's first trip to the TSSAA State Tournament in 15 years ended in disappointment Wednesday afternoon as the Blue Devils dropped a 49-44 decision to Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS).

    Two things cost the Blue Devils (21-11) dearly in the loss. First was the final 3:10 of the first half in which the Patriots (28-7) closed the first half on a 14-0 run to take a 30-17 lead into intermission. The second was free throw shooting as Harriman made just eight of 20 freebies on the day. 

  • Chemistry a key for Bobcats

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    There's no I in team, but there is in chemistry and that's one thing Oliver Springs seniors Rue Eskridge, Tyler Harper, Wesley Rather, Lucas Tarver and Justin Taylor have a lot of.

    As Oliver Springs prepares for next week's TSSAA Class A State Tournament in Murfreesboro, Bobcat head coach Tony Ingram will rely on that chemistry and talent as the Bobcats look to bring home a state championship.

  • Perseverance pays off for Blue...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Harriman head coach Jeff King knew his Blue Devils had a lot of potential at the beginning of the 2009-10 season. He also knew his team was young and would struggle at times learning how to compete at a championship level. He knew if his team would survive they would have to persevere.

  • Turnovers cost Bobcats in 50-44...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats have overcome a lot of obstacles on their way to the TSSAA Class A State Tournament, but they couldn't overcome 21 turnovers Wednesday in a 50-44 loss at the hands of Grace Baptist Academy of Chattanooga.

    "I'm proud of them," Bobcat head coach Tony Ingram said of his team following the game. "I thought we played hard today, but we didn't take care of the ball very well today. We had 11 more turnovers than them (Grace) and that's too many possessions to give away."

  • 'Boro bound Bobcats

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats had been knocking on the door of greatness since joining Class A five years ago. Monday night at Hampton, the Bobcats knocked the door down with a 49-43 victory that earns the Bobcats their first TSSAA State Tournament appearance since 1999.

    Staring with the 2005-06 season, the Bobcats had won the District 4-A regular season or tournament title in each of the past four seasons, but they couldn't duplicate that success after district play.

  • 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.