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Today's Sports

  • Oliver Springs baseball picks up...

    Tournament time brings out the best in teams.

    The pressure is on and one team will come out winning it all.

    Oliver Springs took a step in that direction by beating Oakdale 4-2 on Monday night.

    Oliver Springs was powered by Keith Roberts, who recorded 13 strikeouts on the night.

    The tournament is being held in Oliver Springs, but it was considered a home game for Oakdale for all intents and purposes.

  • Lady Waves run over by Rams

    A determined Midway comeback came up just short in the second round of the District 3-A tournament at Grace Christian Academy on Monday night.

    The Lady Waves were down 6-0 after the third inning, but scored six runs in the fourth and fifth innings to tie the game.

    Grace Christian scored two runs in the sixth inning, but Midway could only manage one run in the seventh inning and fell 8-7 to the Lady Rams.

    Pitcher Payton Kelley breezed through the first inning striking out all three Grace batters.

  • Jones helps lift No. 1 seed...

    After earning the No. 1 seed in the District 4-A softball tournament, the Lady Bobcats hosted Wartburg on Monday night.

    Using that homefield advantage, the Lady Cats derailed the Lady Dogs to the tune of a 10-0 victory.

    Something that has been said many times throughout her prep career, Courtney Jones had herself quite a night in the circle. In six innings, Jones picked up 14 strikeouts, one hit, and two walks.

  • Grace Christian hands Rockwood...

    While the Rockwood softball team had just finished getting run-ruled at Grace Christian Academy by Meigs County, the Tigers suffered a similar fate at home against the Rams.

    While the baseball avoided the run-rule, they dropped the district tournament opener, 14-4.

    “We played well at times, and I thought we swung the bats well, but we came up real short on defense,” Rockwood head coach Jake Witter said.

  • Tigers get run-ruled by Meigs...

    For Rockwood, Monday night’s District 3-A tournament loss to Meigs County wasn’t for lack of effort.

    The Lady Tigers held with their District foe, trailing only 4-3 after the top of the third, but the ball began rolling Meigs County’s way as they put the run-rule on Rockwood in the bottom of the fourth, 18-3.

    “It was just one of those games,” Rockwood head coach Guy Thompson said. “They put it where we weren’t.”

  • Midway fall to Rockwood, Grace

    Almost a month and a half has went by since Midway got an opening-game win over Rockwood, but the Tigers have grown since then and they eased past Midway with a 9-2 win.

    The Tigers should pull out a third place finish in the district tourney race and they will host the entire district tournament beginning Thursday. Midway will take on Tellico in the first round of the tourney and that will be followed by the play-in games Friday when the Midway Tellico winner will possibly be playing Rockwood again. Harriman takes on Greenback in the other play-in game Friday.

  • Grace Christian Academy shuts...

    Grace Christian never gave the Harriman Lady Devils a chance, handing Harriman softball a 10-0 loss.

    It looked as if it was going to be a close game after two innings. Harriman had kept the game close by giving up only two errors, no hits and one run.

    The Lady Rams stayed in command early by sitting down the first six batters they faced. GCA would step on the gas in the third inning by getting its bats going in a big way.

  • Oliver Springs wins play-in game...

    On Thursday, Oliver Springs baseball picked up an 11-1 win over Jellico in five innings in a district tournament play-in game.

    Jellico got on the board early with an RBI single from Danny Lay in the top of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. One thing notable about the early-game Jellico defense was how many chances “Truth” Hammond got out in centerfield. He caught several flyballs in the game.

  • Kingston scores three goals in...

    On a night where Roane County High School honored its five senior soccer players, Kingston scored three goals in the second half to defeat Sequoyah, 6-2.

    “It’s always important to win on senior night,” Kingston head coach Elik Pickell said. “We didn’t play well in the first half, we’d give it away and rush too much. In the second half we just kept it simple.”

    Sequoyah was able to move the ball successfully on the Yellow Jacket in the first half, but shots on goal were hard to come by.

  • 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.