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Today's Sports

  • Cherokee girls win tournaments

    The Cherokee Middle School Lady Jackets recently took first place in two consecutive junior varsity basketball tournaments held in Lenoir City and Philadelphia. The Lady Jackets won the championship game in Lenoir City against Lenoir City with a 32-18 victory on Feb. 23. The following week they won the championship game in Philadelphia against Madisonville with a 33-31 win. The junior varsity team is coached by Ashlee Brackett and Ronnie Baggett.

  • Clarkrange eliminates Oliver...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Last year at this time the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats were on top of the world after knocking off Clarkrange 42-40 in the opening round of the TSSAA Class A State Tournament.

  • Lady Bulldogs fall to Jackson...

    Wartburg Central's Lady Bulldogs fell, 47-34, to Jackson County Wednesday afternoon in the Division I-A state quarterfinals at Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.

    The Lady Bulldogs were making their first trip in school history to the tournament. They finished the season at 21-10.

    See next week's Morgan County News for indepth coverage.

  • Lady 'Cats fall to...

    The Oliver Springs Lady ‘Cats fell, 55-46, to Clarkrange Wednesday afternoon in the Division I-A state quarterfinals at Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.

    The Lady Cats got 24 points from Tennessee Miss Basketball nominee Kayla Christopher. Brooke Barger added 10 points in the losing effort. They finished the season at 25-9. Clarkrange advanced and improved to 31-6 with the win.

    See next Friday’s Roane County News for indepth coverage.

  • Lady 'Cats taking on...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.nets

    When the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats open play today in the TSSAA Class A State Tournament they will be taking on a familiar foe in perennial state power Clarkrange.

  • Middle school baseball tourney...

    Cherokee Middle School along with Lenoir City Middle School will be hosting a baseball tournament on March 3-5.

    Cherokee will host two games a day at Southwest Point. Games begin each evening at 5:30 p.m.

    The championship game is set for Friday, March 7 at Lenoir City.

    A total of six teams will be participating in the tournament.

    Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students.

  • Oliver Springs rolls past...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    It wasn't the Cloudland Lady Highlanders' fault that the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats didn't play well in Wednesday's Region 2-A championship loss to Wartburg, but the Lady Highlanders paid the ultimate price for that defeat Saturday evening as a determined group of Lady 'Cats invaded Cloudland's Sonny Smith Gymnasium and handed the Lady 'Landers a 51-35 setback in the sectional round of the TSSAA Class A playoffs.

  • Third quarter surge lifts Grace...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Harriman Blue Devils played well in the first, second and fourth quarters Tuesday night in their Region 2-A semifinal contest with Grace Christian Academy, but the third period was a different story as the Rams won the third stanza by a 24-12 margin and that was the key to the Rams picking up a 72-54 victory.

  • Determined Wartburg girls knock...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats got beat at their own game Wednesday night in the Region 2-A championship game.

  • Shoemaker named new Wartburg...

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    Dan Shoemaker's loyalty and dedication to the Wartburg football program has finally paid off. The 43 year-old career assistant has been named the new football coach at Central High School.