Sometimes the rims are unkind and that was the case Saturday morning as the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils struggled offensively in a 41-26 loss at the hands of Happy Valley in the opening round of the TMSAA Class AA East Tennessee Sectional at Pigeon Forge.
In what was the equivalent of a heavyweight title-fight for District 3-A bragging rights, it was the Rockwood Tigers winning a unanimous decision by a 52-44 margin over the Midway Green Waves Friday night at Dr. Tom W. Evans Gymnasium in Rockwood.
The Midway Middle School boys basketball team made history Saturday afternoon as Justin O'Toole's squad won the team's first-ever TMSAA East Tennessee Class AA Sectional Tournament game with a 46-39 victory over Lamar.
Football games are won in the trenches and a pair of Oliver Springs linemen that helped the Bobcats reach the TSSAA Class AA semifinals last season are now moving on to the next level as Michael Aliff and Daniel Bass signed their National Letter of Intent last week.
Despite the best efforts of the Cherokee Lady Jackets, the size of the Cleveland Lady Raiders proved to be too much to overcome as the Lady Jackets dropped a 28-18 decision to Cleveland Thursday evening in the Area 4 AAA Tournament championship game.
The Midway Middle School boys and Harriman Middle School girls advanced to the TMSAA Class AA Sectional Tournament in Pigeon Forge with consolation round victories Thursday night in the Area 4 AA Tournament at Lenoir City.
Thursday night was another big night for the Rockwood Middle School boys basketball team as the Tigers won their third straight Area 4 AA Championship and 42nd game overall with an exciting 47-44 victory over Lenoir City on the Panthers home court.
Tuesday's Area 4 AA semifinal contest between the Midway Lady Green Waves and Harriman Lady Blue Devils at Lenoir City was expected to be a close game, and that's just what it was as the Lady Waves used a big fourth quarter in picking up a 34-28 victory over the Lady Devils.
Rockwood's Tom W. Evans Gymnasium is considered a tough place to play for opposing teams, but the Wartburg Bulldogs didn't think so Tuesday night as the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs picked up a road sweep.