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Today's Sports

  • Roane County teams realigned...

    It's official. The TSSAA has determined the 2017-21 regions for football and districts for all other sports; however, appeals can be made during Thursday's Board of Control meeting.
    In Region 1A, Greenback  joins Cloudland, Hancock County and Unaka and replaces Concord Christian which chose to move into Division II with the other private schools. All four teams will qualify for the playoffs.
    Coalfield, Harriman, Jellico, Midway, Oakdale, Oliver Springs and Sunbright are in Region 2A; however, Jellico is appealing the move.

  • Cherokee Middle School takes two...

    The Cherokee Lady Jackets and Jackets middle school basketball teams swept a pair of games from visiting Harriman Monday night in a county match-up, as the Lady Jackets won 30-18 and the Yellow Jackets won 43-28.
    Cherokee 30, HMS 18:  The Lady Jackets used a quick start to pick up the win over the Lady Devils. CMS has been able to put up points in a hurry, which is not always the case in early season games, while the Lady Devils have struggled putting up points in their two games this season. Look for both teams to keep improving as the year progresses.

  • OSMS, LCMS split a pair of...

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats split a pair of basketball games with the Lenoir City Panthers, with the Lady ‘Cats falling victim in a 38-33 loss; however, the Bobcats extracted revenge in the form of a resounding 49-31 drubbing of the Panthers.
    LCMS 38, OSMS 33: The defeat proved to be a bitter pill to swallow for the OSMS Lady Bobcats, as the lost a 5-point lead in the final period to find themselves on the wrong end of the scoreboard.

  • Spring City beats Rockwood...

    The Rockwood Middle School basketball teams made the short trip south on US 27 to Spring City Monday to face the Bulldogs in a pair games, but returned home with two losses. The Lady Tigers were beaten 32-17, while the Tigers lost 31-28.
    Spring City 32, RMS 17: The Lady Tigers trailed 14-2 after one quarter thanks to three 3-point baskets by E. McClure. Alicia Goney had the only basket for RMS.
    The hosts extended the lead to 16-2 at the half.

  • CMS wins two district contests...

    The Cherokee Middle School basketball teams won a pair of district games Thursday evening over Sweetwater last Thursday evening.
    Cherokee 37, Sweetwater 17: Leading scorers for the Lady Jackets were Maliyah Martin, four points; Skyler Brackaett, 14 points; Madison Ferguson, two points; Kirsten Wattenbarger, 6 points; KyAnn Chapman, eight points; Raegan Tjoin, two points; and Reagan Guillermet, three points.

  • RSCC shooting sports team is...

    By Owen Driskill
    RSCC public relations
    These marksmen - and women - are among the nation's best.
    The eight-member Roane State Community College Shooting Sports Team was on target for runner-up high overall national champion team, along with two national runner-up wins and a third place finish in the Scholarship Clay Target Program (SCTP) National College Championships.

  • Harriman Middle School, Wartburg...

    Thursday night at Wartburg Middle School, the Harriman Middle School Lady Devils and Blue Devils split the regular season openers,  as the Lady Devils were beaten 35-17, but the Blue Devils captured a 64-35 victory.
    Wartburg 35, Harriman 17: Harriman opened the season with some positives and negatives, but the great thing about basketball is a season which builds up to tournament play. The Lady Devils took their first step in that direction., by showing signs of life and a never-say-die attitude, as they scored late baskets.

  • Oliver Springs Middle School...

    The Oliver Springs Middle School basketball teams swept a pair of games from Coalfield Middle School Thursday evening, as the Lady 'Cats defeated the Lady Jackets 31-27 and the 'Cats defeated the Yellow Jackets 59-53.
    OSMS 31, Coalfield 27:  For three quarters of hardwood hoops in “The Land of OS," the Coalfield Lady Jackets used a swarming offensive attack and stinging defensive skills to hold serve with the Oliver Springs Middle School Lady Bobcats.

  • Roane County soccer players earn...

    Soccer players from Rockwood, Kingston and Oliver Springs were honored as All-Region 2A/AA and with special awards.
    Grace Christian’s Allie Dunn was Region MVP, will Rockwood’s Lexie Hill and Elishia Pena garnished Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively. Kingston’s Abby Wilson was Goalkeeper of the Year; and Alea Jones, Freshman Player of the Year.
    Grace Christian’s Donnie Green was Coach of the Year.

  • SEC East could end up in a six-...

    If you thank the presidential election was a shocker, then look at the SEC, especially, the east which could end up in a big mess over the last three weeks, including a possible six-way tie.
    First of all, there are some huge games on the schedule for Saturday —  Kentucky at Tennessee, Mississippi State at Alabama, South Carolina at  Florida, Vanderbilt at Missouri, LSU at Arkansas and Ole Miss at Texas A&M.