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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Emory happy for warmer weather

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    As the weather outside has warmed up, more and more people are making their way to play a round of golf and those making the trip to Emory Golf Club in Harriman are noticing some subtle changes that are making for a nicer experience on the links.

    "Our main focus has been the greens, but overall we're trying to improve everything," course manager David Moore said. "We want to make this a family friendly place where people can come and enjoy playing."

  • Lady Tigers stop Midway

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    For the first time in five years, the Midway Lady Green Waves felt the sting of a District 3-A defeat when the Rockwood Lady Tigers got a tough 3-0 win Wednesday at Midway.

    Rockwood did beat Midway once four years ago in the district tourney at Greenback, but no one had knocked off the Lady Waves in a regular season district contest since five years ago when CAK accomplished the feat.

  • Devils down Midway, 14-6

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    The Harriman Blue Devils stayed in the thick of the District 3-A regular season race following a 14-6 win over Midway Monday evening at Papermaker Park in Harriman.

    Harriman scored early and often, pulling out to an 8-0 lead after two innings, and then held off the Green Waves.

  • Tigers take down Bobcats, 7-1

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Spring break allowed for a rare early afternoon day game Wednesday as Rockwood hosted Oliver Springs. The early start time turned out to be much to the Tigers liking as Jake Witter's squad rolled to a 7-1 victory over the Bobcats.

    Rockwood didn't have one big inning Wednesday, but rather four small frames as the Tigers scored runs in four of their six trips to the plate.

    Rockwood's first three runs came in the bottom of the first inning.