Today's Sports

  • Lady Cats hold Oakdale scoreless

    It turned out to be a short senior night for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats on Tuesday.

    After a 4-0 in the first inning, the Lady Cats ripped off 11 more runs to run-rule Oakdale in the bottom of the third, 15-0.

    “We’re glad to start wrapping things up to get ready for the post-season,” Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden said.

    “I’m proud of the girls, the way they came out and just stayed focused and got the job done.

  • Midway’s Brookshire signs with...

    Yet another Midway High School has signed a National Letter of Intent.

    On Thursday morning, it was Katy Brookshire who joined the growing list of Midway athletes to make the commitment to college athletics by signing to play softball at Hiwassee College.

    “I’m very excited,” Brookshire said. “I really loved their campus, and the coaches are really nice.”

    Brookshire is the second Midway student to commit to Hiwassee College this semester.

  • RSCC’s Mainord signs with...

    High school athletes aren’t the only ones in Roane County signing with colleges to continue their acamedic and athletic careers.

    Amber Mainord, a sophomore at Roane State Community College, has officially signed to play softball at University of the Cumberlands.

    Mainord chose to attend Roane State out of high school to make the transition to a four-year university easier.

  • Making a mock-ary: One day late...

    In Wednesday’s edition of my column, I touched on what I thought the Tennessee Titans might do with the number two overall selection in Thursday’s NFL Draft.

    By the time you’re reading today’s column, you and I will both already know. However, it’s still Wednesday for me.

    Every year since I started covering sports way back when at UT Martin, I release my mock draft for the this upcoming Draft. This year, however, I decided to wait. Look on the bright side, at least you can read through this and see how wrong I was.

  • Midway softball picks up win...

    The Midway Lady Green Waves will finish in third place in the district after an 8-5 win over Rockwood Tuesday night at the Brickyard Field in Rockwood.

    Midway’s win will allow the team to play a home game in the first round of the district tourney.

    Midway held early leads of 7-0 and 8-1 on the Lady Tigers, but had to hold on late as Rockwood scored four runs in the final two innings.

  • Bowling, Keith win Rockin'...

    The winners of $10,000 at the Rockin’ on the River fishing tournament caught a five bass limit of 21.36 pounds.

    Jonathan Bowling, of Harriman, and teammate Kevin Keith, of Georgia, were the winning team.

    “I fish on a lot of memory,” said Keith of fishing the familiar waters.

    Bowling said they originally planned on fishing at a Chickamauga tournament, but changed their minds because of the weather.

    “We just kind of winged it ― went out fishing ...” Bowling said.

  • Rockwood’s Green signs with...

    Yet another Roane County athlete has made plans to continue not only their academic, but their athletic careers.

    On Monday morning, Rockwood catcher Darian Green made things official by signing to play softball at Tennessee Wesleyan College.

  • NFL Draft: Do you have faith in...

    It’s that time of year again. The time of year when hope replaces reality, and logic gives way to reports by “multiple sources.” After more than a year of waiting, it’s finally time for the NFL Draft.

    And, for the first time in a very long time, it’s the Tennessee Titans that have NFL teams, fans and media members wondering what they will do next.

    When’s the last time anyone has said that? Well, the last time anyone honestly said that?

  • Lady Waves pick up three of five...

    The Midway Lady Green Waves played five games in five days and went 3-2 during the stretch.

    All but one game was a District 3-A contest, and they won the out of district game against McMinn Central 2-0 last Friday.

    Midway played a double header at Tellico and split with the Lady Bears.

    Saturday it didn’t appear they would get to play a make up game at Grace Christian, but the day turned out to be a good for the Lady Waves as they knocked off the Lady Rams, 3-1. Monday they finished the run falling to Meigs Co. 4-0.

  • Harriman sweeps injured Midway

    The Midway Green Waves have been hit with an injury bug that left three starters unable to play when they faced Harriman twice this week. One set of injuries came on the same play when Landon Davidson and C. J. Huff collided in the outfield on a fly ball catch. Davidson suffered a concussion, and Huff broke his leg. To top it off senior right fielder Garrett Weingarten sprained a knee ligament.

    With three starters out, Harriman was able to handle the Green Waves both games Tuesday and Wednesday winning 12-2 at Harriman and then 10-2 at Midway.