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Today's Sports

  • Harriman sweeps Unaka

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Blue Devils ended 2009 in style as both teams recently downed Unaka in the final day of play in the 2009 Harriman Christmas Classic.

    Harriman's girls opened play and were never seriously threatened on their way to a 63-42 victory. The Blue Devils had a little tougher time, but they still picked up a double-digit victory with a 72-59 win over the Rangers.

  • Henderson rescues Rockwood

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Reanna Henderson made perhaps the biggest shot of her Rockwood career Friday night as the Lady Tiger junior converted an old-fashioned three-point play with 15.3 seconds left that proved to be the game-winner in Rockwood's 47-45 victory over Harriman at Dr. Tom W. Evans Gymnasium.

    Henderson's basket and free throw capped a late comeback for the Lady Tigers. Rockwood led by as many as six points early in the fourth period, but Harriman used a 14-4 run down the stretch to take a 45-41 lead with 1:45 left to play.

  • Wrestlers get special holiday...

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    csimpson@roanecounty.com

    A 2008 NCAA National Champion wrestler inspired a gathering of high school wrestlers from Roane County High and Midway High School last week.

    Jordan Leen, an All American who wrestled for Cornell University, encouraged the youth with talks and demonstrations of moves.

    “I’m a local product of East Tennessee wrestling,” said Leen, whose father, Mark Leen, is a former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling coach.

  • Bobcats sweep Oakdale

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    It might be only early December, but the Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady 'Cats picked up a pair of big wins Tuesday night with a sweep of Oakdale in a key District 4-A match-up for both teams.

    The Lady 'Cats took the floor first and handed Oakdale their first loss of the regular season, 40-35.

    The Bobcats also picked up a win in the nightcap game as Tony Ingram's squad picked up a 60-44 victory over the Eagles, who are coached by former Oliver Springs Middle School head coach J.T. Hicks.

    Girls Game

  • Tigers, Lady Tigers drop home...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The 2009 home opener for the Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers wasn't a memorable event for the green and gold as visiting Oakdale invaded Dr. Tom W. Evans Gymnasium and took home a pair of wins.

    The girls contest was a physical battle from start to finish and in the end it was the Lady Eagles rallying from behind in the fourth period for a 36-30 victory.

  • Harriman opens season at Oakdale

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    It took a while for the Harriman Blue Devils to tip off the 2009 season, but the wait was worth it for Jeff King and his Blue Devils as Harriman knocked off Oakdale Tuesday night, 55-44.

    The news wasn't as good for the Lady Devils, however, as the Lady Eagles improved to 4-0 on the season with a 49-39 victory over Jim Cordell's squad.

    Harriman will be back in action Friday night when the Blue Devils and Lady Devils travel to Midway for a key early season match-up with the Green Wave.

    Girls Game

  • Rockwood falls in semis

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Rockwood's hopes of winning the 2009 TSSAA Class AA state title came to an end Friday night as John Webb's squad were knocked off in Chattanooga by Boyd-Buchanan, 42-0, in the semifinal round of the Class AA playoffs.

    "We knew coming in here that Boyd-Buchanan had a really good football team and we'd have to play well if we wanted to win," Tiger head coach John Webb said following the loss. "We made a lot of mistakes early; mistakes you can't make against a team as good as them and expect to win."

  • Tigers look for one more road win

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    There's no place like home.

    Unless of course you're the Rockwood Tigers.

    Heading into Friday's TSSAA Class AA semifinal contest at Boyd Buchanan (10-1), Rockwood has won seven straight games with five of those victories coming on the road. Three of those victories, Bledsoe County, Oneida and Hampton, came with the Tigers being considered underdogs against tough teams on their home field.

  • Tigers down Hampton, 28-14

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Rockwood football is all about running the ball and that's just what the Tigers did Friday night as John Webb's squad piled up 338 yards rushing in rolling to a 28-14 victory over Hampton in the quarterfinal round of the TSSAA Class AA playoffs.

    "It's a great feeling to still be playing right now," Tiger head coach John Webb said following Friday's victory. "These guys are amazing; they simply refuse to lose and they're playing their best football of the season right now."

  • Tigers, Devils hit the road

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The quarterfinal round of the playoffs is here and the good news for Roane County football fans is that both the Harriman Blue Devils and Rockwood Tigers are still alive.

    The bad news is that anyone wanting to see the Blue Devils or Tigers play will have to make a road trip as Harriman will be playing at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville while Rockwood will make an even longer trip when they head to upper East Tennessee to take on Hampton.

    Harriman (7-4) at

    Grace Christian (10-1)