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Today's Sports

  • Rockwood, Sunbright split games

    BThe Rockwood Tigers and Coalfield Yellow Jackets had themselves a series split on day two of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic. The Coalfield Yellow Jackets may not have had as high of an output as the previous day against North Greene, but it was enough to eke out a 45-38 defensive duel against the Tigers. Rockwood;however, the Lady Tigers gained their revenge as they outlasted the Coalfield Lady Jackets by a 52-44 tally.

  • Oliver Springs loses catfight to...

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats suffered their second defeat in the Jim Cordell Christmas Tournament Thursday evening, losing 71-61 to the Sweetwater Wildcats.
    Sweetwater opened the game with a 5-0 run, but baskets by Matt Gaylor,  Jacob Humphries and Jeremiah Johnson gave the 'Cats a 7-5 lead with under five minutes left in the first quarter. Oliver Springs had three turnovers in their first five positions of the contest.

  • Lady Devils defeat Sweetwater in...

    After opening the Jim Cordell Christmas Tournament Wednesday with two wins by the Blue Devils and a loss by the Lady Devils, the two teams posted wins Thursday evening.
    The Lady Devils picked up a nice, overtime victory over the Lady Wildcats over Sweetwater, of 52-49, while the Blue Devils took down the Cumberland County Jets 63-50.
    Harriman 52, Sweetwater 49: Some wins do a lot more for a team than others, and that was the case as the Lady Devils picked up the needed victory over the Lady Wildcats.

  • Roane County Knights to hold...

    The Roane County Lacrosse program is starting its fifth year. Parent and player meetings will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Kingston Community Center. Boys in grades three through 12 are invited to to meet from 7-7:30 p.m. Girls in eight through 12 will meet from 7:30-8 p.m. For more information contact Rich at (865) 466-4065 or email at roanecountyknights@gmail.com.

  • Green Wave swamps Bears for...

    By Ed Greif
    egreif@roanecounty.com
    The Midway basketball teams swept a pair of District 3A games from the Tellico Plains Bears Tuesday. The Green Wave defeated the Bears 50-44 to notch their first district win of the season, while the Lady Waves beat the Lady Bears 41-37.
    Midway 50, Tellico Plains 44:  "I am proud of my guys. They are trying to improve every day," Midway Coach Justin O'Toole. "Tellico Plains is well-coached. We battled tonight and breaks went our way at the end."

  • NEVER GIVE UP

    By Ed Greif
    egreif@roanecounty.com
    Senior Damon Baildon scored a career-high 31 points in the Kingston Yellow Jackets win over Rhea County in last Friday’s final game of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic.  Baildon is currently leading the Yellow Jackets in scoring after the first semester. No one would have believed that four years ago.  Baildon was cut from the middle school basketball team three consecutive years.  

  • Friday basketball games snowed...

    District basketball games slated Friday night were snowed out. The affective games were Rockwood at Harriman (District 3A), Meigs County at Midway (District 3A), Catholic at Kingston (District 4AA) and Coalfield at Oliver Springs (District 4A). The Rockwood at Harriman game will be made up Jan. 14, beginning at 3:30 p.m. with a boys junior varsity game. No other make-up dates were announced.

  • Rockwood, Oakdale split games

    By Ed Greif
    egreif@roanecounty.com
    The Rockwood basketball teams will return to the court Friday night against Harriman in their District 3A rematch, after splitting a pair of games with Oakdale on the final night of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic Friday at Harriman High School.
    The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Eagles 39-32 to finish the tournament 3-0, while the Eagles beat the Tigers 50-43 to finish 1-2 in the tournament.

  • Oliver Springs defeats Midway 70...

    The Midway basketball teams lost a pair of games in the final day of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic at Harriman Middle School, as the Lady Waves were beaten by perennial power Jackson County 62-44, while the Green Wave lost to county rival Oliver Springs 70-66.
    Jackson County 62, Midway 44: For a half, the girls from “South Of the River” held firm against the Jackson County Lady Blue Devils, but Jackson County’s Kyleigh Hardy nearly single-handedly maimed the Midway Lady Waves defense in the second half en route to a 62-44 win.

  • Rockwood, Sunbright split games

    By Brody Jones
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Rockwood Tigers and Coalfield Yellow Jackets had themselves a series split on day two of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic. The Coalfield Yellow Jackets may not have had as high of an output as the previous day against North Greene, but it was enough to eke out a 45-38 defensive duel against the Tigers. Rockwood;however, the Lady Tigers gained their revenge as they outlasted the Coalfield Lady Jackets by a 52-44 tally.