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Today's Sports

  • Roane State announces basketball...

    Roane State Men’s Basketball program will offer boys basketball camps for ages 5-8 on June 16-20 from 9 a.m. until noon ($55) and for ages 9-13 June 23-27 from 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. ($105).

    “I and my staff are committed to teaching proper skills while maintaining a positive and en-thusiastic atmosphere,” points out Raider head coach and camp director Randy Nesbit.

  • Splish, splash and stay cool in...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Swimming is one of the best ways to beat the heat in the summer time and both the Rockwood and Kingston Community Center swimming pools offer a safe, fun and inexpensive way to swim this summer.

    Both pools offer public swim times in the afternoon as well as exercise classes and swimming lessons for the public.

    The Kingston Community Center pool is open seven days a week with open pool for the public on Monday through Friday from 1-4:30 p.m. Admission for public swim is $2.50.

  • Branstetter to next level

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Madison Branstetter has been perfect in the classroom during her high school days. That perfection along with her talents on the hardwood has allowed her to get an opportunity to play basketball at the collegiate level.

    Branstetter recently signed a letter-of-intent to play for the University of the Cumberlands, but early on it didn’t appear that she would end up playing basketball for the college located in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

  • Byrge to play hoops at Roane...

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Talk about throwing a curveball. Oakdale’s Morgan Byrge has been one of the top softball prospects in Morgan County the last couple of years, so it wasn’t a surprise at all when folks heard she was going to play college ball. However, the two-sport athlete decided to hang up the cleats and get out her sneakers as she signed a letter-of-intent last Tuesday to play basketball at Roane State Community College.

  • Davis earns NCCAA honor

    Former Oliver Springs Lady Bobcat star Katie Davis was recently named to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) All-American Team. Davis, a junior at Bryan College in Dayton, averaged 17.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4 assists per game this season. She also led the nation with 3.07 three-point baskets per game. Davis also received the NCCAA Central Region Player of the Year honor this season.

  • Colyer, Hall earn respective MVP...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The 2008 season was a good one for Roane County’s five softball teams.

  • Zach Breazeale named District 3-...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The 2008 season is over and 20 Roane County baseball players have been recognized for their excellence on the diamond.

    Harriman and Rockwood had the most success this season and 10 players from Harriman and Rockwood received all-district honors.

    Rockwood tied Harriman for the District 3-A regular season title and the Tigers won the District 3-A Tournament on their way to the TSSAA Class A State Tournament. For their efforts, Joey Cofer’s squad had six players named to the All-District 3-A Team.

  • Wartburg tops Tigers 1-0 in...

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    SUNBRIGHT - It had been nearly four years since Sunbright and Wartburg faced off on the gridiron, but the two long-standing county rivals met for a scrimmage to wrap up their two weeks of spring practice last Thursday evening in Tiger Town.

    With the two varsity teams getting 40 offensive plays each, the defenses dominated play with only one score in the 80-play scrimmage. Wartburg used a 34-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Trout to Drew Jenkins on their next-to-last play for the lone score and for a 1-0 win over Sunbright.

  • Narramore, MTSU advance to NCAA...

    Middle Tennessee's golf team needed a strong third round to reach its first NCAA National Championship entering the final round of the East Regional at Council Fire Golf Course in Chattanooga last week.

    The Blue Raiders delivered it, providing one of the best rounds in school history with a 2-under 282 to finish ninth in the East Regional and advance into the NCAA National Championship, hosted by Purdue, in West Lafayette, Ind., May 28-31.

  • Fischer's state title bid...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Murielle Fischer’s quest to win Roane County's first-ever TSSAA Class A/AA tennis state championship came up a little short last week as Boyd Buchanan’s Tara Garner defeated the Lady Jacket junior in the semifinal round, 6-1, 6-2.

    Fischer advanced to the semis earlier in the day by defeating Columbia Academy's Steffen Pelletier, 6-2, 6-3.