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Today's Sports

  • Midway unexpectedly in middle...

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    After losing their first six games of the season, virtually no one expected the Midway Middle School Green Waves to be in the TSMAA semifinals.

    Midway, however, visited Huntsville in the first round of the TMSAA playoffs Thursday and came away with a surprising 18-8 win over the top seed from the northwest division.

    While most of the Midway coaches wanted the win badly, they weren’t as sure going into the game that they would get it.

  • Indians scalp Sunbright

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    ONEIDA-For over sixteen minutes, Sunbright battled the state's #4-ranked team tooth-and-nail. Oneida then pulled away from their 7-0 lead and cruised to a 49-0 victory over the Tigers on senior night.

    The Indians (9-0, 5-0 in Region 2-A) used another dominating defensive performance to stay unbeaten. They held Sunbright to negative 54 yards on the ground, forced three turnovers and notched their third shutout of the season.

  • Wartburg plays Loudon tough for...

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    WARTBURG - Wartburg's once promising season has taken some twists and turns along the way. With nearly ten starters missing with various injuries and facing the second best team in Region 2-AA (Loudon), the Bulldogs put together probably their best first half of the season before dropping a 42-0 decision to the Redskins last Friday night.

  • Tigers advance in middle school...

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    Despite trailing at one point 6-0, the Rockwood Middle School Tigers managed to continue their season with a come-from-behind 12-6 victory over the H.Y. Livesay Panthers Thursday night.

    “I’ve very proud of our kids tonight,” said Rockwood co-head coach Bryan Powers. “We played a great football team and hopefully it’s a stepping stone for whoever we have next week.”

    Rockwood started off the game, getting inside the Panthers 15 yard line before turning the ball over on downs.

  • Sams carries load in Kingston win

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsportsbellsouth.net

    Kingston’s James Sams rushed for 226 yards and three TDs on 20 carries Friday night in leading the Kingston Yellow Jackets to a 41-21 Region 2-AAA victory over the Scott Highlanders.

  • Midway picks up playoff spot...

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    The playoff scenario for Region 2-A began to clear up somewhat following Midway’s 21-9 win over county rival Harriman last Friday night at Midway.

    Although Harriman dropped to 1-3 in region play after the loss to Midway, the Blue Devils can still claim fourth place and a playoff berth with wins over Coalfield and Oakdale or a victory over Coalfield and an Oakdale loss to Sunbright Friday night.

    Midway’s scenario is a little murkier, but they did claim a spot in the play-offs with the win over Harriman.

  • Sports career cut short by...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Fifty-three years ago, Ken Mink was gearing up for his sophomore basketball season at a Kentucky junior college when he was expelled from school.

    Mink professed innocence in the vandalism of his coach’s office, but it would not matter.

    His dream of playing college basketball skidded to a halt.

    Now Mink is getting a second chance to finish what he started.

    The 73-year-old from Knoxville is playing basketball for Roane State Community College.

  • MMS upsets 'Cats, 22-18

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    Two battered and bruised teams limped into the final game of the regular season for Roane County's middle school teams and the Midway Middle School Green Waves would come away with a surprising 22-18 win over Oliver Springs Middle for only the second win of the year for MMS.

    Midway had lost their top back, Dillion Keller two weeks previously to a concussion while OSMS lost all-everything back Seth Morgan to a torn ACL when they played Wartburg a week earlier.

    Both teams scored to end their first possession of the game.

  • Rockwood romps 'Dogs

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    ROCKWOOD - Dan Shoemaker's luck couldn't get much worse during his first season as head coach at Wartburg. The injuries continue to mount and his Bulldogs suffered a 51-0 loss at Rockwood during the Tigers' homecoming Friday night on Civitan Field.

  • Stephens steps in for Harrison

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Johnny Harrison's forced resignation last Friday morning put Scott Stephens into the position of head football coach at Sunbright High School.

    Harrison ended his 16-game stint as the head coach of the Tigers with a 6-10 record over the last two seasons.

    Stephens was notified Friday morning and accepted to fill the position on an interim basis to finish out the season.