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Today's Sports

  • King gets good look at team...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets took the field for the first time against anyone other themselves Friday evening as Vic King's squad hosted the Clinton Dragons.

  • Several big games highlight 2008...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    With the start of the 2008 season only three weeks away (four weeks for Kingston), a lot of Roane County football fans are eagerly awaiting the start of the upcoming season.

  • 'Dogs, Tigers work together

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    WARTBURG—Dan Shoemaker and Johnny Harrison go way back. The two played high school football against each other back in the early 1980’s in the old Sequatchie Valley Conference days. Shoemaker played at Lookout Valley, while Harrison played at Bledsoe County.

    The two have renewed their rivalry by building a coaching friendship, which will benefit both the Sunbright and Wartburg football teams.

  • Miller tabbed to lead Eagles

    Randy Miller has been named as the new head football coach at Oakdale.

    He was informed Saturday and met with the team on Monday prior to the start of the first official day of practice.

    “It’s exciting and I’m looking forward to what we can do here at Oakdale,” Miller said.

    Miller, who is originally from Clinton, coached at Cumberland County last season as a receivers coach.

    A complete story about Miller will appear in next week’s Morgan County News.

  • It's football time in ......

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    With only 23 days until the start of the regular season, Roane County football coaches are all in similar positions this time of year as Kingston’s Vic King, Rockwood’s John Webb, Midway’s Craig Moser, Harriman’s Travis Tapp and Oliver Springs’ Wiley Brackett are all looking to fill holes left by graduation losses from a year ago.

  • Christopher weighing future

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The game of basketball has always been easy for Oliver Springs’ Kayla Christopher.

    However, deciding where to play college hoops has been anything but easy for the Lady ’Cat star.

    Entering her senior season, Christopher is ranked among the top players in the state — if not the nation — and that talent has a number of Division I schools courting for her services.

  • Strickland done at Oakdale

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Oakdale will have a new football coach when the 2008 high school football season kicks off next month. Chip Strickland resigned back on July 9 after only one season as head coach.

    Strickland went 0-10 in his lone season at Oakdale, but cited a once in a lifetime opportunity and lack of support from the administration, as reasons for his departure.

    Strickland was hired as the athletic director at Knoxville Christian School. He is working with former OHS head coach Willie Childers, who serves as principal at KCS.

  • Lady Bulldogs focus on offense

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Wartburg got offensive this summer working on their game for the 2008-09 basketball season.

    Bulldog head coach Joe Layne said his team focused on a few new wrinkles on offense during their off-season work.

    “We had a good summer and we got a lot better in the areas we wanted to. We’re doing some things differently offensively and our halfcourt offense is really coming on,” explained Layne.

  • State's top softball '...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Diamond Softball Academy owner Darrell Williams was extremely proud when the Ten-nessee Sports Writers Association released its 2008 All-State Softball Team.

    Four of his students — Monterey’s Taylor Adkins, Midway’s Hannah Colyer, Coalfield’s Lindsey Fadnek and Oliver Springs’ Kim Hall — were all named to the Class A team.

  • Webb uses passing camp to hone...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    After losing more than half the starters on both sides of the football, Rockwood head coach John Webb knows his team has to grow up in a hurry if they expect to leave Oneida on Friday, Aug. 22 with a season-opening victory.