Today's Sports

  • Midway defense comes up big in...

    For possibly the first time this season, the Midway Green Wave defense may have bailed out the offense in their 49-15 win over Grace Christian Academy Friday night in the first round of the TSSAA Class A playoffs.

    The high powered Grace passing offense had put up some pretty good numbers the past few weeks, but Midway’s defense stepped it up a notch by forcing eight sacks and the defensive backs picked off three more passes to choke off much of the Rams momentum.

  • Roane State women coast past...

    Todd Wright’s Roane State Raiderettes ran their season record to 2-0 Monday evening with an easy 86-37 victory at Bryan College.

    The Raiderettes jumped out to a 41-21 halftime lead and never looked back as building depth was the No. 1 priority for Roane State on this night.

    “This game was a chance to get my bench players a lot of playing time,” Roane State head coach Todd Wright said. “The starters for the most part only played about 10 to 12 minutes. The game was very balanced in scoring which was good for the team.”

  • Oliver Springs Middle wins AA...

    It’s not how you start but how you finish that’s important and the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats finished the 2007 season in style Saturday afternoon as they downed Cherokee 22-0 in the East Tennessee Class AA Championship game.

    “I’m real proud of these kids,” Bobcat head coach Larry Green said. “They worked really hard to win this championship and beat a good Cherokee team.”

  • Roane State women open with home...

    For the Roane State Raiderettes, Saturday afternoon’s game against the visiting Spartanburg Methodist College Lady Pioneers proved that the old adage “There’s no place like home” rings very true as the Raiderettes raided the Lady Pioneers for a hard-fought 67-61 season opening victory.

    In the first half, both teams were engaged in a proverbial tug-of-war but the Raiderettes jumped out to a 34-27 first half lead on the strength of a 12-3 run during one stretch of the opening half.

  • Playoff season begins Friday

    TSSAA’s second football season starts Friday night as first round playoffs action starts across the state.

    Three teams from Roane County will also start their second season as Rockwood travels to Gatlinburg-Pittman in the first round of the Class AA playoffs while Harriman visits Cloudland in Class A. Midway will be the only Roane County team that hosts a playoff game this week as the Green Wave will entertain Grace Christian Academy.

    Harriman (5-5)

    at Cloudland (7-3)

  • Coalfield secures County Crown...

    SUNBRIGHT - Coalfield saved its best for last. The Jackets captured a convincing 35-0 victory at Sunbright to give them their fourth straight Morgan County Championship and secure another trip to the playoffs.

    Coalfield (5-5, 3-3 in Region 2-A) notched the first shutout of the season, defeated Sunbright for the seventh straight time and spoiled senior night for the Tigers.

  • Grace beats Coalfield 20-0 for...

    JACKSBORO - It is hard to beat a good team three times in a season, let alone play the same club three times in one football season. Coalfield found that out the hard way as they dropped a 20-0 loss to the Grace Christian Rams in the TMSAA Class A East Championship Game Saturday at Jacksboro.

    The Rams (10-1) avenged their only loss of the season, while halting Coalfield’s winning streak at nine games. The Jackets defeated the Rams 14-6 earlier in the regular season and also came away with a victory in the jamboree at Rockwood in the pre-season.

  • Jackets fall short of playoffs...

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets squared off with the Austin-East Roadrunners on Friday night with a lot on the line.

    As if a playoff berth for both teams wasn’t enough, the Yellow Jackets were looking to bounce back from last week’s heartbreaking loss to Knoxville Catholic. Also, Kingston’s seniors were looking to end their home careers with a rare win against the Roadrunners.

  • Even with loss, Tigers still in...

    For the better part of three quarters Friday night the Rockwood Tigers were in position to knock off Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) and claim a possible third place finish in the Region 2-AA standings. The final 15 minutes, however, proved disastrous to those plans as the Warriors outscored the Tigers 24-3 in the final 15:32 of the contest to pick up a 38-16 victory.

  • Midway finishes regular season...

    The Midway Green Waves 34-6 win over Wartburg Friday night would give them a 9-1 regular season record.

    The 9-1 record equals the 2004 Midway team for best regular season record in school history.

    This group of Green Waves will now set their sites on the playoffs and hope to get past the best record overall for a Midway team. Two teams hold that record with 11 wins.

    Midway will host Region 1-A No. 4 seed Grace Christian Academy of Knoxville Friday night at 7 p.m.