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Today's Sports

  • Wartburg sweeps Sunbright

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    SUNBRIGHT – Wartburg’s high school basketball teams captured their first sweep of the season at Sunbright last Tuesday night in District 4-A action.

    In the first meeting of rookie coaches, Jason Davis’ Lady Bulldogs ran away with a 70-34 victory over Allen Davis’ Sunbright squad. In the boys’ game, Wartburg’s Caleb Bunch fired in a career-high 37 points to lead the Bulldogs to an exciting 77-69 win over the Tigers.

    GIRLS’ GAME

  • Robinson named 2-A Player of the...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    They call him “Sugar,” but Midway’s Ray Robinson was anything but sweet for opposing defenses this season as the Green Wave junior RB rushed for 1,800 yards and 22 TDs in helping lead Craig Moser’s squad to the Region 2-A championship and a school record 11 wins.

  • OSM sweeps Midway

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats hosted Midway Thursday evening and the host team left happy as both the Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats picked up victories.

    The evening opened with Oliver Springs picking up a 36-15 victory in the girls game then the Bobcat boys completed the sweep with a 48-40 victory.

    Girls Game

  • Lady 'Cats sweep Oakdale

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    It wasn’t easy, but the Oliver Springs Bobcats picked up their second straight District 4-A sweep Tuesday night as the Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats downed visiting Oakdale.

    The marquee match-up of the evening was Tuesday’s first game that saw the Lady ‘Cats down the Lady Eagles, 45-33.

    The second game of the evening would see the Bobcats down the Eagles, 56-44.

    Girls Game

  • Midway rolls past Coalfield

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    It was a grand night for coach Darrell Ruffner’s Midway Green Wave as they roared past Coalfield 66-42 in their home opener to even their record at 1-1.

    It wasn’t as good of an opening night for the Lady Waves coached by first year coach Amy Woody. Although they played hard for four quarters, they fell to the Lady Jackets 57-45 in a foul plagued game for both teams.

    Thursday both teams will be at Sunbright and Friday night both teams will host Greenback.

    Girls Game

  • Garrett headed to LMU

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    At sixteen, most teenagers are just worried about getting their drivers license. Sammy Jo Garrett isn’t the typical 16-year old.

    The Wartburg softball star signed to play softball at Lincoln Memorial University during a ceremony at Hillside Cafe in Wartburg last Thursday evening.

    Graduating at Christmas, Garrett will forego her senior season in softball and begin her college career in January at the Division II School in Harrogate, Tennessee.

  • Oakdale overcomes Oneida

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    OAKDALE - Oneida’s new millennium stranglehold on Oakdale is finally over.

    Fred Snow’s team got defensive in their first district test of the season as they held Oneida to 32.4% from the field on their way to a 36-31 win last Tuesday night to snap a 19-game losing streak to the Lady Indians.

    Oakdale (4-0, 1-0 in District 4-A) overcame frigid shooting (29.5%) from the floor to beat Oneida for the first time since a 50-40 victory in the 1999 District Tournament.

  • Lady Jackets slip past Harriman

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapersee

    It was a wild finish Friday night at Roane County High School as Kingston’s Tayler Smith hit three free throws with 3.8 seconds remaining to give the Lady Jackets a 46-45 victory over visiting Harriman.

    Things weren’t quite as dramatic in the guys contest as Harriman pulled away in the second half for a 63-47 victory.

    Girls Game

  • Oliver Springs sweeps Sunbright

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats tipped off the District 4-A portion of their schedule Friday night with a sweep over visiting Sunbright.

    The Lady ‘Cats opened the season with a 66-36 victory over the Lady Tigers then Oliver Springs on the nightcap game, 78-51.

    Girls Game

  • Greenback tops Lady Devils with...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Richard Pickell Gymnasium was anything but a home court advantage for the Harriman Blue Devils Thursday night as the visiting Greenback Cherokees left the Devils Den with a District 3-A sweep.

    In the girls game, Harriman outscored Greenback 34-26 from the field, but the Lady Cherokees held a 23-11 advantage at the charity stripe and that was the difference in Greenback picking up a 49-45 victory.