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Today's Sports

  • Oakdale takes care of business...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    It was close but no cigar Tuesday night for the Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers as they dropped a pair of non district games at Oakdale.

    The Lady Tigers opened the evening with a 51-39 loss at the hands of the Lady Eagles, but that outcome was much better than their first meeting this season when Oakdale rolled to a 40-17 victory.

  • Harriman sweeps Rockwood

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The Harriman Blue Devils and Rockwood Tigers tipped off the 2008 portion of their schedule Friday night with a huge District 3-A contest between the two bitter county rivals.

    The evening opened with the Lady Devils avenging an earlier loss to Rockwood as Jim Cordell’s squad picked up a 43-36 victory over the Lady Tigers.

    The final game of the evening would see Harriman complete the regular season sweep of the Tigers as the Blue Devils picked up a 56-49 victory.

  • Oliver Springs sends Kingston...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The first game of the new year went well for the Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats Friday night as they picked up a home sweep over visiting county rival Kingston.

    The girls game was close throughout and Oliver Springs would need a late rally to pick up a 50-46 victory.

    The guys contest was never close as the Bobcats took control from the start in picking up a 66-39 victory over the Yellow Jackets.

    Girls Game

  • Cats split in middle school...

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    After taking a couple of weeks off for the holidays, the Oliver Spring Middle School Bobcats and Rockwood Tigers hit the floor Thursday night for the first games of the 2008 season.

    The Lady ‘Cats opened the evening with a 38-28 victory over the Lady Tigers, but Oliver Springs was unable to complete the sweep as Rockwood won the nightcap game, 41-29.

    Girls Game

  • Cherokee works hard to take out...

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    The second meeting of the season between Cherokee and Midway Middle Schools would see the same results as the first, but how they got those results were very different.

    The Lady Jackets rolled to a 25-point win about three weeks ago at Midway, but back at home on Thursday, Cherokee had to work a bit harder to get a 37-19 win over the Lady Waves.

    Cherokee improved to 12-2 with the win in their first game since Christmas break. Midway drops to 4-7.

  • Rockwood splits with Unaka

    By JON LEFFEW

    Roane Newspapers

    The Rockwood High School basketball teams kicked off Roane County’s portion of the Harriman Christmas Classic on Thursday, squaring off against Unaka.

    Both teams were looking to build momentum for their upcoming district schedules in the holiday tournament.

    However, on Thursday, only one Rockwood team came away with a victory.

  • Tellico sweeps Harriman

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    Tellico Plains handed both Harriman teams defeats Thursday evening during the Harriman Christmas Classic.

    An early lead kept Tellico Plains ahead for a 69-55 win against the Lady Devils.

    The Harriman boys stayed within sight of victory but slipped by a slim loss of 69-62.

    Girls Game

    The Harriman Lady Devils were looking for a belated Christmas present in the form of a victory against the Tellico Plains Lady Bears, but came up with the metaphorical lump of coal instead with a 69-55 setback.

  • Roane County News All-County...


    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The 2007 football season was a good one for the Midway Green Waves. In fact, it was the best in school history as Craig Moser’s squad recorded a school-record 11 wins on their way to an 11-2 record and a berth in the TSSAA Class A State Quarterfinals.

    That success has landed eight Green Waves on the 2007 Roane County News All-County Football Team with three Green Waves earning superlative awards.

  • Midway slumps in pre-holiday...

    BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    It was a tough end to the pre Christmas schedule for both Midway basketball teams Thursday night when they hosted Wartburg in a make up game from an earlier postponement.

    The Lady Waves have not been worked over very badly all season, but they were in this one. Wartburg rolled to a 70-24 win and invoked the new basketball mercy rule for the first time in any game either Midway team has had.

    The Green Waves stayed close for a half, but another second half swoon left them on the short end of a 55-21 loss to the Bulldogs.

  • Oneida tops Harriman

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats continued play Wednesday evening in the Mid-South Classic and it was a so-so day for Oliver Springs.

    After dropping their first game on Tuesday to Upperman, the Lady ‘Cats rebounded Wednesday with a 60-57 victory over Meigs County.

    The boys, however, were victorious Tuesday against Jackson County, but they lost on Wednesday against Beech, 77-60.