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Today's Sports

  • Minton named new Midway head...

    After saying goodbye to Joe Campbell several weeks ago, Midway High School has named a new head football coach.

    On Friday, it was announced that defensive coordinator Ryen Minton would be taking over the role.

    “I’m excited to get the job,” Minton said. “I’m excited to try my own schemes, out and try what I’ve learned before. Just to be honored by the community to let me be in charge of their kids means a lot.”

    Minton first joined the Midway staff in 2011 as the defensive coordinator and strength coach after stints at Sullivan South High School and Carter High School.

  • Q&A: Minton readies for new...

    Editor’s note: The following is a transcription from an interview conducted with new Midway High School head football coach Ryen Minton by sports editor Bradley Stringfield.

    Q: When Joe Campbell left did you think you were a serious candidate, or did you think they might look elsewhere?

  • Oliver Springs loss filled with...

    The rain subsided long enough on Friday for Oliver Springs to get in its soccer match against Anderson County.

    While the rain wasn’t coming down, the cards from the officials were as Anderson County racked up six total in its 2-0 victory over the Bobcats.

    “I was proud of my guys for keeping their composure as much as they could,” Oliver Springs head coach Josh Pryor said. “I think (Anderson County was) frustrated because they’re used to putting up more goals on us and when we kept it clean at halftime. I think they were a little frustrated there.”

  • High school bass fishing catches...

    High school bass fishing has been gaining steam over the last couple years, and two Roane County teams have recently joined in on the action.

    Midway High School and Roane County High School are both in the middle of the first years for their teams, and have been seeing positive results thus far.

    Recently, Midway competed in its first tournament, finishing 32 out of 132 teams at the Battle of Chickamauga High School Fishing Tournament on Chickamuaga in Dayton.

  • Rockwood tennis loses to Grace

    The Rockwood girls tennis team did something on Tuesday they haven’t done all year, lose.

    While the boys team recorded its third loss of the year by dropping to Grace, 4-5, the girls team only managed one match win, losing 8-1.

    Boys

    Despite the loss to Grace, the Tigers started out hot, claiming wins in their first three matches as Drake Long, Jared Lemons and Tanner Green picked up victories over Piere Corcoroun, Reese Haluska and Touruner White (9-7, 8-5, 8-2).

  • Roane State splits series...

    Roane State was able to split a doubleheader with Jackson State as they lost the first game, 6-0, but made some adjustments and came back for revenge as every Raiderette that got to bat would score at least once as the Raiderettes picked up an 11-5 win.

    Jackson State played sound from the start of the day, by scoring two quick runs in the top of the first, and retiring the side in the bottom half of the inning.

  • OS picks up wet win over Wartburg

    On a night when getting to play baseball almost didn’t happen, Oliver Springs High School was able to come out with a 7-1 victory against Wartburg.

    Keith Roberts would get the start for Oliver Springs. He would pitch for seven innings give up two runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out seven.

    Wartburg would give the start to junior Zach Moore. Moore went on to pitch five innings. He gave up five runs on ten hits, three walks and three strikeouts.

  • Lady Waves shutout Rockwood

    The Midway Lady Green Waves evened their district record at 2-2, and dropped Rockwood to 1-3 with a 7-0 win last Thursday at Midway.

    Rockwood collected only two hits off of Midway pitcher Raygn Hall.

    Syndee Treadway and Chelsey Johnson collected singles in the fourth and sixth innings respectively. Terez Templin drew a walk in the fifth inning, but neither of the three Lady Tigers left first base. Hall finished the shut out six strikeouts. Midways defense was perfect allowing no errors.

  • Jones sets strikeout record in...

    It may have felt like a normal game to Wartburg, but everyone in attendance knew something special was going to happen.

    The Oliver Springs fans didn’t have to wait very long for the moment either.

    In the first inning, Courtney Jones of Oliver Springs High School broke the strike out record for her school. The previous record was held by Kim Hall, who tallied a totaled 882 strikeouts throughout her career with the Bobcats from 2005-09.

  • Switching pitchers picks up...

    In an unusual move, Midway coaches Isaiah and Darrell Ruffner used a different pitcher every inning last Thursday against visiting Wartburg. The Green Waves (8-5) pulled off the win. 7-1.

    Will Richardson started off with a splash striking out all three batters he faced.

    Up next was Alex Thomason and one runner reached base on a Midway error. Thompson had one strikeout.

    C.J. Huff pitched the third giving up a walk. Huff had one strikeout.