Today's Sports

  • Coalfield Middle sweeps Oliver...

    Anytime Coalfield and Oliver Springs square off in any sport, both teams are bound to bring their best efforts.

    That was the case when Oliver Springs Middle traveled to take on Coalfield Middle.

    Both games were highly competitive throughout, but the home team prevailed in both with the Lady Jackets picking up the 36-27 victory and the Jackets with the 25-32 victory.

  • Harriman, Rockwood split contests

    Tuesday night brought together two county rivals, as well as a big district match up when the Rockwood Middle School Tigers traveled to take on the Blue Devils of Harriman Middle School.

    The Lady Tigers were able to travel home with the 24-11 victory, but the home standing Blue Devils picked up the 42-30 win.

  • Midway boys,girls split Sunbright

    It took an Eli Dial buzzer-beating three-pointer to get the job done, but the Sunbright Tigers earned a 54-51 win over Midway.

    The opening period was a tug-of-war that saw Sunbright take an early 15-11 lead before seven straight points by the boys from “South of the River” gave Midway the early 18-15 lead.

  • Kingston girls overcome early...

    It took 16 second half points from Kingston’s Taylor Thurman to make up for an uneven first half against Loudon, but it was enough for Kingston to walk away with the 53-50 victory.

    “Taylor Thurman absolutely came out and played on fire in the second half,” Kingston head coach Connie Guinn said. “I think when you get one player like that, that gives it all she’s got, it filters to the rest of the team. I think that was a spark for us that we needed in the second half.”

  • Kingston boys fall to Loudon

    After Kingston’s 67-51 loss to Loudon on Monday night, Yellow Jackets head coach Colt Narramore didn’t pull any punches.

    “We stunk,” Narramore said. “We shot it really bad. For some reason we don’t shoot it well. We don’t play hard either. When we struggle offensively, for some reason our defense just slacks off.

  • Wild world of strange: The SEC’s...

    While most of Tennessee was celebrating the Vols’ dismantling of Iowa in the TaxSlayer bowl, something was off.

    Every year since the classic 2006 match up between Vince Young’s Texas Longhorns and Matt Lienart’s USC Trojans, one thing has always been consistent, an SEC team would play for the National Championship.

    Following the Pac 12-Big 12 showdown, the Southeastern Conference went on a historic run of seven straight championships.

    Florida twice, LSU once, Auburn once and, of course, Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide with three.

  • Make room on the shelf

    Every year the Tennessee Sports Writers Association compiles a list of the top football players in the state for the TSWA All-State Football Teams.

    This year’s teams feature four players from three local schools.

    Midway defensive linemen Hayden Hester, Rockwood defensive linemen Dallas Strader and Garrett Greene and John Langley — both from Harriman — we’re all named members of the Class 1A and Class 2A teams.

  • Hill to thrill

    The final game of the Harriman Christmas Tournament on New Year’s Eve was a possible region tournament matchup between the Lady Jackets of Coalfield, and the Lady Tigers of Rockwood.

    With the new year just hours away, the two teams battled inside Richard Pickell Gymnasium with the Tigers coming away with a 36-34 victory.

    Both teams came into the contest with one win a piece.

    Coalfield had picked up a victory over Harriman and a loss to Kingston. Rockwood had one win over Jellico and a loss to Oneida.

  • Panthers out-shoot Tigers for win

    Both the Rockwood Tigers and Lenoir City Panthers found success from beyond the arch Wednesday night, combining for nineteen 3-pointers, but it was Lenoir City who came away with the 66-60 on New Year’s Eve.

    The Panthers started the game on a 7-0 run before an 11-6 run by Rockwood narrowed the gap to 13-11 late in the first period. However, a 7-1 surge to close out the first stanza gave Lenoir City the early 20-12 lead. Case Miller led the Tigers in opening period scoring with 9 points.

  • Rockwood offense struggles in...

    Despite keeping it close early, the Rockwood girls fell to Oneida 34-21.

    “I felt like we played hard,” Rockwood head coach Amy Breazeale said. “I feel like we are getting better at what we do, and that’s what this tournament is about.”

    The Lady Tigers held with Oneida in the first quarter, only trailing 11-8, thanks in part to Lexie Hill.