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Today's Sports

  • Lady ‘Cats downed in tourney...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Lady Tigers from Sunbright took on the Oliver Springs Bobcats on Monday evening at the Hollis Eble preseason middle school basketball tournament.

    Sunbright jumped out to the early first quarter lead as Holly Nitzschke and Ashlin Trent combined for six of their team’s eight points. Oliver Spring’s Ella Hampton hit a trey to get the Lady Cats on the board to cut the lead to 8-3.

  • Jackets take high road to...

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets will travel to Gatlinburg tonight.

    No, they won’t be sight seeing, instead they are taking on the Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders in a region match-up.

    Kingston left no doubt as to whether it would be in the playoffs after beating Pigeon Forge last Friday in a 30-14 victory at home.

  • Staying home at stake for Tigers

    The Rockwood Tigers host the Cumberland Gap Panters tonight at Civitan Field in an important region match-up to close out the regular season.

    The winner of the game will be in the number two spot of Region 2 and have the opportunity to host a first round playoff game.

    The loser, gets number three and will have to travel. And it will likely be a long trip.

    So there is a bit of pressure.

    It has been a goal of Coach John Webb and his Tigers since before the season began to obtain a home playoff game.

  • O.S. and Midway meet tonight

    The Midway Green Wave and the Oliver Springs Bobcats meet in the final game of the regular season tonight at D.J. Brittan Field.

    This game is important as a region game and meeting of Roane County rivals. Added to that is the fact the outcome will decide who finishes the region in third place.

    “We juat want to play hard and to the best of our ability,” Oliver Springs Coach Larry Green said.

    “We’ll just prepare like we always do.

  • CMS title bound by way of air

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Two big pass plays by Cherokee’s Kain Collins were all the Jackets offense needed to secure a spot in next week’s championship game against Jacksboro that will be played at Campbell County High School on October 28th at 6 P.M.

    “We need all the support we can get next week as we play them (Jacksboro) in their own backyard” says Cherokee head coach Brent Kelley.

  • Rockwood runs all over Wartburg

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers ran all over Wartburg in the semifinal round of the playoffs Thursday night to take a 30-0 win and shut out the Bulldogs for the second time this year.

    While the Tigers regularly ended up behind the chains, they were also consistently able to overcome thanks to the speed of Jaiden Hannibal and Dakota Waldo.

  • OSMS comes from behind for win

    The Oliver Springs Middle Bobcats gained a berth in the title game with a 22-20 win against the Oneida Middle Indians at Dr. M. E. Thompson Field Thursday evening.

    “It was as exciting as any I have been part of,” Bobcats Coach Buster Brown said, “It was a total team effort from the coaching staff to every member of our football team.

    “It was a bunch of unselfish kids trying get more points than the other team and that’s exactly what we did.”

  • Cherokees too much for Midway

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    On Friday night, the Midway Green Wave traveled to take on the Greenback Cherokees, who have been on a roll.

    Over the last three weeks, the Midway offense hasn’t been as productive as they were early in the season. While they scored 37 or more in four of their first five games, they haven’t reached those gaudy numbers in the last four weeks.

    That streak continued against the Cherokees.

    The Cherokees defeated the Green Wave 63-14 on their senior night.

  • Bobcats fall in hard fought game

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats met rival Coalfield Friday night at D.J. Brittan Field for the first time in three years and despite losing 41-21, the game was much closer than the score showed.

    After the last Coalfield touchdown in the first half, a 10-yard strike from quarterback Parker McKinney to Drake Miklas that made the score 20-0 the Jackets looked to have the Bobcats on the ropes with 49 second left before halftime.

    Oliver Springs didn’t get that memo.

  • Rockwood blanks Hancock County

    The Rockwood Tigers scored early and often Friday night in rolling to a 47-0 victory over Hancock County in Sneedville.

    “We came out tonight and did what we had to do,” Rockwood head coach John Webb said after watching his Tigers improve to 6-3 on the season.

    “We executed and our kids played hard, which is very important for us.

    Rockwood was never threatened Friday. The Tigers scored on every possession except those to end the first and second halves.