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Today's Sports

  • Cherokee picks up triple-OT win

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets improved to 3-0 in the district and 3-1 overall with a thrilling 28-22 three-overtime win at Rockwood.

    Cherokee had grabbed a 14-0 lead late in the second quarter, but Rockwood began its comeback with a last-second touchdown just before halftime.

    The Tigers tied the game at 14 with an early third-quarter TD, then the two teams then had to battle through three overtimes before Cherokee got the winning score on a 10-yard run from James Daley.

  • Lady Cats run past Greenback

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcat soccer team ran their season record to 2-1 recently with a 4-1 victory over Greenback at D.J. Brittan Field.

  • Halftime adjustments boost...

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    It really wasn’t the kind of a game in the first half that Midway head coach Craig Moser wanted to see, but after some halftime adjustments, Moser’s Green Waves sped past Oakdale 41-21 to pick up region win number one.

    Moser was happy to get out of Oakdale with the win especially after the two teams were tied at halftime 14-14.

  • Raby field goal lifts Rockwood...

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    Call it a barnburner, a donnybrook, a slobber knocker, or whatever you will. The bottom line is that fans at Rockwood's Civitan Field Friday night witnessed one of the best games in Rockwood football history in quite some time.

  • Roane teams gear up for region...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The first two weeks of the season have been great as county rivalries and non region contests have got football fans back in the groove. Now, however, it's time to turn it up a notch as region play starts Friday night for Kingston, Midway and Rockwood, and all three teams would like nothing more than to exit Friday night at the top of their respective region standings.

    In Region 2-A, Craig Moser's Midway Green Wave will look to take the first step in defending their region title when they travel to Oakdale.

  • Young Jackets even record with...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    After opening the season with a loss at Robertsville, the Cherokee Yellow Jackets evened their season record at 1-1 Tuesday with a 30-14 victory at Wartburg.

  • Region play gets under way this...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The first two weeks of the season have been great as county rivalries and non region contests have got football fans back in the groove. Now, however, it's time to turn it up a notch as region play starts Friday night for Kingston, Midway and Rockwood, and all three teams would like nothing more than to exit Friday night at the top of their respective region standings.

  • OS girls edge Alcoa, 2-1

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats soccer team evened their season record at 1-1 last week with a 2-1 victory at Alcoa.

    Oliver Springs did all of their damage in the first half of play as the Lady 'Cats led 2-0 at halftime and then John Roberts' squad held off the Lady Tornadoes in the second half.

    Oliver Springs' first goal of the night was scored when foreign exchange student Julia Hombach found the back of the net in the 15th minute.

    Katie Harvey picked up the assist for Oliver Springs.

  • OS youths sweep Wartburg

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats got out their brooms Saturday and swept the Wartburg Bulldogs in Little League action at Wartburg’s John R. Dillon Field.

    In the crickets game, the Bobcats won 28-0. The halftime score was 14-0 with the Bobcats adding eight more points in the third quarter with one more touchdown coming in the fourth quarter.

    Caden Armes had a pair of touchdowns for the ‘Cats along with Blake Crass and Mason Hill. Tanner Stombaugh had a fumble recovery and Fisher Ely had a great game as well.

  • 'Dogs win 'Hoot Bowl...

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    WARTBURG — Jim Gibson would have been proud.

    The late Gibson, a former Coalfield and Wartburg football coach who was known for defense, would have loved being involved in Wartburg’s hard-earned 13-0 victory over the Jackets Friday night.

    It was the Bulldogs first time getting to secure the ‘Hoot Bowl’ trophy, in honor of Jim ‘Hoot’ Gibson. The trophy has been given to the winning team in this game since the 2006 season.