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Today's Sports

  • Cherokee battles but falls

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets had the unenviable task of trying to stop an undefeated juggernaut of a team in the Oneida Indians Saturday in the TMSAA East Tennessee Class AA Championship game. Despite falling 24-0 to the Indians, the Jackets gave the Indians a battle the whole game.

  • Armes carries Coalfield

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    COALFIELD - Sunbright will have nightmares of Shawn Armes on Halloween for years to come.

    Armes saved his best for his final game on Rochelle Field. The Coalfield senior running back rushed for a career-high 258 yards and tied the school-record with five touchdowns to lead the Jackets to a 40-18 victory over Sunbright to clinch a playoff berth on Halloween night.

  • Eagles play Harriman tough in 29...

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    HARRIMAN - Oakdale played one of their best games of the season, however, Harriman played to keep their playoff hopes alive last Thursday night on Wallace-Black Field.

    The Blue Devils (5-5, 2-4 in Region 2-A) went to the air for two scores, forced four turnovers and came away with a hard-earned 29-8 win over the Eagles.

  • Midway stumples in championship...

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    A fabulous playoff run for the boys from South of the River fell short of glory as the Green Waves dropped a 24-0 loss Saturday to the Grace Christian Academy Rams for the TMSAA Class A East Tennessee Championship.

    Midway opened the season with six straight losses before closing out the regular season with two straight wins and winning two playoff games.

    Grace got things going on their opening drive on the very first play with a 72-yard touchdown run from Trent Waters.

  • Robinson passes 5,000 yards in...

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    A week after three Midway starters were suspended from the team, the new Green Wave line up seemed to be settling in. They at least got in enough practice time this week to be able to pull away from Wartburg to win their seventh game of the season, 33-7.

    A few minutes after the game, Midway would learn who would be their first opponent in the playoffs. Cosby’s one point lost to Grace Christian Friday night left the Eagles in second place in Region 1-A and they will host the Green Waves Friday night.

  • Bad breaks plague Kingston

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    If Kingston’s luck turns then everyone in Class AAA had better watch out during the playoffs.

  • Lady Raiders believe in...

    Roane State women’s basketball coach Monica Boles talks fast about playing fast.

    As she explains her coaching philosophy, her voice picks up steam. By the time she’s finished explaining how she wants her team to score on fast breaks and play aggressive defense, her intensity is obvious.

    “I want our kids to play hard,” said Boles, who is in her first season as head coach. “Defensively, I like to make the opposing offense work. I like our defense to be so tenacious, the other team’s offense struggles to get into a rhythm.”

  • Robinson closing in on 5,000...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Midway’s Ray Robinson has a simple philosophy and that’s to play as hard as possible.

  • Raiders a blend of experience,...

    Roane State men’s basketball coach Randy Nesbit says his team can play like UNLV (the run-’n’-gun, circa 1991) or execute like Princeton (precision half-court offense, circa 1954).

    “We’ve got a nice blend of experience and talent,” Nesbit said. “We’re very multidimensional, and we can score in a lot of different ways.”

  • Sunbright soaks Eagles

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    SUNBRIGHT - For nearly 34 minutes, Oakdale and Sunbright were involved in an old-fashioned smashmouth football game. With the Tigers clinging to a slim 14-12 lead in a steady rain late in the third quarter, they erupted for 30 points in the next ten minutes to pull away for a 44-18 homecoming victory Friday night.

    Sunbright earned their sixth straight win over the Eagles and kept their playoff chances alive in the process in the 26-point win at home.