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Today's Sports

  • Tigers fight and claw to win

    One big play and some timely defense was enough for the Rockwood Tigers to beat the Sullivan North Golden Raiders, 29-20, in Kingsport Friday night in the second round of the TSSAA 2A playoffs.

    Rockwood saw a 22-6 halftime lead quickly start to disappear after North scored twice in the third frame to narrow the gap.

    “We knew they were a good football team,” Tiger Coach John Webb said, “and we were going to have to play tonight.

    “They didn’t quit, they were down a little bit at halftime and we had some momentum.

  • Boles excited about team’s depth...

    By Bob Fowler

    Roane State staff writer

    Look for some aggressive, fast-paced play from the latest edition of Roane State’s Lady Raiders.

    That’s the season forecast offered by Monica Boles, now in her 10th season at head coach. The squad has five returners, three transfers and five true freshmen.

    “I’m really excited about the season,” Boles said. “We have a good amount of depth at each position, and we’ve got more experience than it would appear on paper.”

  • Roane State squad will build on...

    By Bob Fowler

    Roane State staff writer

    With five returning players and a trio of new, big post players, Roane State Raiders head coach Randy Nesbit is optimistic about the upcoming basketball season.

    Nesbit, now in his 26th year as coach, said he’s “pretty excited” about the upcoming season. “We think we can definitely improve upon last year,” he said.

  • Junior Devils and Tigers meet on...

    On Monday night the Lady Tigers and Tigers of Rockwood travelled to Harriman to take on the Lady Devils and Devils on the hardwood in middle school basketball action.

    Both schools were able to pick up wins on the night with the Harriman girl’s team picking up a commanding 39-6 victory over the Lady Tigers.

    The Tigers were able to pick up a victory in the last minute of the game as they picked up the victory by a score of 41-36.

  • HMS sweeps Eagles in hoops...

    The Lady Devils and Devils of Harriman middle school had a quick turn around on Tuesday night as they played a game on Monday night as well at home.

    There was once again a good crowd inside the gym, but this time it wasn’t a county matchup, but a good ole Oakdale vs Harriman matchup.

    Harriman was able to pick up two victories on the night as the Lady Devils won their contest 39-11. The boy’s team had to grind their victory out a little more as they picked up the 42-35 victory.

  • Cherokee squares off with Athens

    Cherokee Middle School’s Eliahana Burns (above) gets some elevation to put up a shot during Monday’s game in Athens. The final for the girls was 47-20 in Athens’ favor.  During the boy’s contest in Athens, Cherokee’s Colby Raymer gets acrobatic with the defense all over him. The boys lost, 40-28.

  • County athletes sign for next...
  • Tigers ready to raid the Raiders

    The Rockwood Tigers make the long trip to face off with the Sullivan North Raiders tonigh in a second round playoff game.

    Sullivan finished tops in its region at the end of the regular season.

    Last week the Raiders hosted the Cumberland Gap Panthers in the playoffs’ first round and sent them home after a 22-15 win.

    Rockwood on the other hand, faced the Panthers in the final game of the season at Civitan Field and won handily, 41-13.

  • Bobcats get another shot at...

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats will travel to Greenback this evening for a regional rematch in the second round of the playoffs.

    “This is a great opportunity for us,” Bobcat Coach Larry said.

    Tonight’s game will bear some scrutiny.

    When Oliver Springs and the Cherokees first squared off in week five of the regular season, the Bobcats were only just starting to recover after starting the year plagued with injuries.

  • Kingston and Alcoa rematch

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets will rematch with the Alcoa Tornadoes tonight in the second round of the playoffs.

    “Not a lot of teams can say they get to compete against one of the best teams in the state regardless of classification,” Kingston Coach Brian Pankey said.

    It has only been a few weeks since the two teams met, but not much has changed.

    “We know what we’re up against,” Panke said. “In order to win we have to compete and play mistake free football.”