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Today's Sports

  • Playoffs set to start

    The playoffs start tonight for four Roane County football teams after a long and grueling season.

    The season saw many ups and downs for the Kingston Yellow Jackets, the Midway Green Wave, the Oliver Springs Bobcats and the Rockwood Tigers.

    For some of the teams, it will be the first time in the postseason in quite some time. For others, it will be an opportunity to build on success an continue on to the ultimate goal of a state championship.

    Kingston @ West Greene

  • OSMS hoops tournament action

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Lady Bobcats were eliminated from the Hollis Eble tournament Thursday night after falling to 41-35 to the Oakdale Lady Eagles, while the Oliver Springs boys moved to the loser’s bracket after a close one against the York Dragons.

    Oakdale took a 12-7 lead over the Lady Bobcats in the first quarter thanks to a pair of threes from Amelia Miller. The Lady Eagles stepped off the court at halftime with a comfortable 10-point lead, but Oliver Springs wasn’t finished just yet.

  • X-country teams state bound

    The Midway girls’ cross-country team is state bound for the first time in school history after its second place performance at the Region Meet this week. Kingston also had Jack Miller(right) as the sole Yellow Jacket qualify for the State Championship Meet in Nashville November 4th.

  • Yellow Jackets lose focus, game

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets were hoping to build momentum heading to the TSSAA Class 3A playoffs with a victory at Gatlinburg-Pittman Friday night. Kingston, however, will have to regroup as the Highlanders defended Legion Field, 33-28.

    “Gatlinburg-Pittman played a great game and we didn’t,” Kingston head coach Brian Pankey said following the loss that ends the Jackets regular season with a mark of 7-3.

  • Tigers earn home playoff with win

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers put on an offensive gameshow and the price was right as senior tailback Zander Price rushed for over 150 yards, scored two touchdowns, had a fumble recovery and an interception to lead his team to a 41-13 victory over the Cumberland Gap Panthers.

    “We had a lot of distractions this week with homecoming and senior night, but our kids came out and played well on offense” says Coach John Webb.

  • Hot ‘Cats dry up Green Wave

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats beat the Midway Green Wave, 41-7, to close out the regular season at home Friday night and seal third place in the region.

    Contributing largely to the win was six interceptions by the Bobcats’ defense throughout the night

    “I’m just so proud of this team,” Oliver Springs Coach Larry Green said, “this coaching put in some preparation this week, especially on the defensive side of the ball.

    “The defense played well, the only time they scored was when we gave them a short field.

  • Bobcats open by grounding Eagles

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    With football season winding down for the local middle schools, the preseason basketball quickly takes the forefront. The annual Hollis Eble preseason basketball tournament held at Oakdale starting things off for the boys Oliver Springs Bobcats as they took on the hosting Eagles.

    Both teams showed first game jitters with struggles on the offensive side. Three point plays by OS’s Tanner Melton and Oakdale’s Carson Barber kept the crown alive as the first quarter ended with the score knotted up at 7.

  • OSMS takes second tourney win

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Oliver Springs middle school boys took their 2nd win of the night over the Wildcats of Allardt.

    The first quarter was nip and tuck and both teams putting points on the board but the Cats held a two point lead at 10-8. Brett Daugherty led the way with four points and was key on getting defensive rebounds.

  • 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.