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Today's Sports

  • Kingston finishes second in...

    The Kingston Lady Jacket softball team finished second to Knox Halls in the Eastman Invitational over the weekend in Kingsport posting a 4-3 record.
    White House 2, Kingston 0: The Lady Jackets opened the tournament with a 2-0 loss to White House, who scored their only runs in the top of the fourth inning.
    Kingston didn't have a base runner in the contest.
    Emily Workman was the losing pitcher in the contest, allowing two runs on five hits with three strikeouts.

  • Rockwood routs Oliver Springs 12...

    To quote the famous Survivor song, Rockwood baseball had the “Eye of the Tiger” in their 12-2 win on Friday afternoon over the Oliver Springs Bobcats.
    Jimmy Vanosdale kicked off the scoring for the Tigers in the top of the first inning with a sacrifice RBI to take the early 1-0 lead.
    Oliver Springs responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning when Tanner Stombaugh drove in a RBI single and Dillon Walls stole home to give the ‘Cats the 2-1 edge.

  • Lady Tigers calm Lady Waves in...

    The Rockwood Lady Tiger softball team defeated the Midway Lady Waves 6-2 in District 3A action Friday night at Brickyard Springs for the first time in six years.
    Lucy Chapman singled with two outs in the first inning, after Lady Tiger starting pitcher Courtney Denny struck out Alex Bosnak and Kayley Beason, but was left stranded.
    Tiani Porter singled and moved to second on a wild pitch with two out in the bottom of the first over Lady Wave starter Aubrie May.

  • Coach Ken Sparks passes away...

    The coaching profession lost another institution last week, as former Carson-Newman head coach Ken Sparks, 73,  passed away after a five-year battle with cancer.
    According a release from Carson-Newman, Sparks announced his retirement Nov. 14. He finished his Carson-Newman career with a record of 338-99-2 for a winning percentage of .7699, fourth highest in college football history. The 338 wins is fifth best nationally.

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  • Lady Tigers fend off Lady Eagles...

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Rockwood Lady Tigers hosted Oakdale on Thursday and held on late for a 4-2 victory over their Region 2A foe.
    “We let things distract us tonight,” said Rockwood head coach Guy Thompson. “We got away from our fundamentals, and look what happened. We only scored four runs.”
    After a more than 30-minute delay due to a scheduling mishap, the game got underway. Rockwood struck first by way of Shelby LeBlanc reaching home on a passed ball.

  • Rockwood defeats Oakdale 12-2 in...

    The Rockwood Tigers rebounded from their loss at Midway Wednesday to post a 12-2 victory over the Oakdale Eagles Thursday evening at Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.
    Rockwood scored four runs in the first inning on a stolen base, a walk and a single by Dylan Wiliams and stretched the lead to    6-0 after two innings.
    Oakdale scored once in the top of the third, but the Tigers retaliated with a six-spot in the bottom of the inning, sparked by singles by Trey Treadway and Brackett and a double by Kyle VanPatton for the 12-1 lead.

  • Midway teams lose to Fulton,...

    Under threatening, overcast skies, the Midway Green Wave baseball team dropped an extra-inning 8-7 heart-breaker to the Fulton Falcons, while the Lady Waves were defeated 14-1 by the Grace Christian Academy Lady Rams Thursday.
    In the girls game, Grace had a 10-run outburst in the top of the first, followed by a pair of runs in the top of the third and fourth innings before Gracie Colyer brought home the lone Lady Waves run via a sacrifice RBI in the 14-1 loss with the only hit coming from Rebecca LeMasters (1-2).

  • Roadrunners race by Blue Devils...

    The Harriman Blue Devils took on the Austin-East Roadrunners in a district soccer match on Thursday night.
    Harriman was down two starters on the night and they also let Austin-East jump out to a quick lead early in the game to stack the odds against them.
    Harriman dropped their contest on the evening by a score of 7-1.
    Austin-East drew the first blood in the contest as they were able to get a quick goal seven minutes into the game.

  • Zach McCoig to play for...

    Kingston Yellow Jacket soccer player recently signed with the University of the Cumberlands to continue his career.
    McCoig has 70 goals and 20 assists and has helped his team to a 3-0-1 record so far this season.
    "Zach has been a very good player since his freshman year at Kingston. He has developed into one of the better goal scorers in the area. He is the all-time leading scorer for his career at Kingston. He had 30 goals last season and helped our team to a 15-3 overall record,” said Kingston Coach Elik Pickell.