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Today's Sports

  • Rockwood "picks" off...

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    For three quarters, the Unaka Rangers gave the Rockwood Tigers all they could handle, but eventually, five Ranger interceptions proved too much to overcome for Unaka as they fell 32-6 to the Tigers.

    “We played really sloppy in the first half,” Rockwood head coach John Webb. “We moved the ball well, but we were simply unable to cash in our opportunities early on.”

  • Ray signs with Bryan

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    It's always good to get what you want and Bryan women's basketball head coach Jamy Bechler got the player he wanted most as Kingston senior Jenna Ray signed scholarship papers last week to play for the Lady Lions.

    "When we discovered her we made her our No. 1 priority," Bechler said after her signing. "We followed her pretty much all summer playing for Tennessee Hustle. We didn't offer any other player before we offered her."

  • Bobcats gear up for big game

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    In years past when a team played a non district game in football it usually didn't go a long way in determining whether or not a team made the playoffs.

  • Muddy Tigers shutout Wartburg

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    Despite less-than-desirable field conditions, the Rockwood Tigers managed to escape from Wartburg with a 14-0 win over the Bulldogs.

    “I think, considering the field conditions tonight, our kids played really well,” Rockwood head coach John Webb said.

    Wartburg started off the game with an excellent kick-off return getting into Rockwood territory. However, the Bulldogs were unable to capitalize as they fumbled the ball back to Rockwood.

  • Tigers down Devils, 35-7

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Powered by a huge second half, the Rockwood Tigers secured an automatic berth in the TSSAA Class AA playoffs Friday night with a 35-7 victory at Harriman.

    Rockwood and Harriman were tied 7-7 at halftime, but John Webb's Tigers opened the second half with an eight-play, 65-yard scoring drive and the rest was history.

  • RMS opens season with wins

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Believe it or not, but basketball season tipped off Monday evening in Morgan County as Oakdale hosted the annual Hollis Eble Middle School Tournament.

    Rockwood was one of four teams competing Monday and the news was good for the Tigers and Lady Tigers as both rolled to first round wins. The Lady Tigers rolled to a 31-13 victory over Sunbright in the first game of the evening and Rockwood's boys picked up a 46-33 victory over Sunbright in the final game of the night.

    Girls Game

  • Bobcats wrap up playoff berth

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    After missing out on the playoffs for three straight years, the Oliver Springs Bobcats will finally get a taste of postseason play as Wiley Brackett's squad wrapped up an automatic berth in the TSSAA Class AA playoffs Thursday night with a 42-14 victory at Wartburg.

    Oliver Springs also ran their season record to 7-2 Thursday and that's two more wins than the combined five the Bobcats amassed from 2006-08.

  • Tigers to Midway, 28-6

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Rockwood Tigers kept their hopes of earning an automatic berth to the TSSAA playoffs alive Thursday night with a 28-6 victory over Midway at Civitan Field.

    Rockwood entered Thursday's game against the Green Wave knowing victories in their final three games against Midway, Bledsoe County and Harriman would give them a shot at the No. 2 seed in District 3-A and an automatic postseason berth while a loss would leave the Tigers needing a wild-card spot.

  • RMS finishes perfect regular...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers put together their best performance of the season Thursday night as Scott Harvey's squad finished off an 8-0 regular season with a 36-0 victory over Cherokee at Civitan Field.

    "It feels really good," Tiger head coach Scott Harvey said after finishing off the perfect regular season. "I think it's been since 2003 since we've been county champs and had a season this good."

  • Harriman downs Tellico Plains,...

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    Call it improbable, call it unlikely, even call it putting a spell on Tellico Plains, but the Harriman Blue Devils knocked around the favored Tellico Plains Bears en route to a 17-13 win that should silence any doubters questioning whether this Blue Devil team is for real.