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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Christopher names college choice

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Kayla Christopher wanted to choose a college to continue her playing career before the Lady 'Cats tipped off the 2008-09 season.

  • Highly ranked Oneida rolls past...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Sometimes you just have to tip your hat to the opponent and say maybe next time.

  • Jacket's guys up front lead...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    It was no secret that if Kingston wanted to defeat Fulton Friday night that the Yellow Jackets would have to dominate play in the trenches on both sides of the ball.

  • Three youth division races...

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    Week seven of the Tennessee Valley Football League would see three of the division races settled. The Rockwood hoppers, the Kingston cutters and the Seymour peewees will be regular season champs in their respective age groups after all three picked up wins Saturday.

  • Region play highlights weekend

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    For the second straight week, all five teams in Roane County will be playing region games in five different venues.