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Today's Sports

  • Rockwood softball shuts out...
  • Two from Trousdale headed to RSCC

    The Roane State baseball team has added two new members to this year’s class of signees.

    On Tuesday, it was announced that Trousdale County duo of Luke Fergusson and Marquel Claiborne would be suiting up for the Raiders in 2016.

    The duo has helped the Yellow Jackets to a 9-13 record this season.

    “It’s kind of crazy,” Fergusson said. “I always wanted to play at the next level.”

    For Fergusson, the idea of being able to stay somewhat close to home helped make his decision.

  • Harriman sweeps injured Midway

    The Midway Green Waves have been hit with an injury bug that left three starters unable to play when they faced Harriman twice this week. One set of injuries came on the same play when Landon Davidson and C. J. Huff collided in the outfield on a fly ball catch. Davidson suffered a concussion, and Huff broke his leg. To top it off senior right fielder Garrett Weingarten sprained a knee ligament.

    With three starters out, Harriman was able to handle the Green Waves both games Tuesday and Wednesday winning 12-2 at Harriman and then 10-2 at Midway.

  • CAK completes sweep of Kingston...

    It didn’t take long for the CAK offense to get things going on Wednesday afternoon when they traveled to Roane County to take on Kingston.

    Of the 11 batters in the first inning for the Lady Warriors, seven of them connected with Kingston pitcher Meredith Garrett.

    Kingston allowed five runs in the opening inning, but it would be a while before the Lady Jackets found their way to the scoreboard.

    Kingston was held scoreless in the bottom of the first, but Garrett sat down the first three batters CAK sent to the plate in the top of the second.

  • Pigeon Forge topples Rockwood...

    After losing both matches to Grace Christian more than a week ago, the Rockwood boys and girls tennis teams were looking to get back on track against Pigeon Froge.

    Unfortunately for both the Tigers and Lady Tigers that didn’t happen as the two fell short, 0-9 and 4-5.

    Boys

    It was tough sledding for the Tigers against Pigeon Forge. In all nine sets, Pigeon Forge racked up 8 points for victories.

    Drake Long was the first man up for the Tigers, but lost to Noah Amet, 8-2.

  • Harriman softball falls just...

    The Lady Devils of Harriman took the drive up Harvey H. Hannah Highway to face the Lady Cats of Oliver Springs On Monday, but the Lady Devils would go home with a 3-0 loss.

    Courtney Jones of Oliver Springs continued her phenomenal senior campaign as she recorded 10 strikeouts, only gave up three hits and was able to pull the shut out.

    Harriman couldn’t find their swing in the first inning, only mustering one hit.

    Oliver Springs mirrored Harriman’s results as they too could only get one runner on base.

  • Oliver Springs, Harriman soccer...

    There wasn’t a winner on Monday night when the Harriman and Oliver Springs’ soccer teams faced off, but there wasn’t a loser either as the two ended the contest with a 0-0 tie.

    “The boys played good,” Harriman head coach Joe Wampler said. “I’m proud of them. They’ve been talking and they’re doing a lot of passes and drops like they should. We’ve still got a long way to go, but we’re definitely going to end up getting there.”

    Harriman was successful moving the ball early against Oliver Springs, but shots were coming nearly as often for the Blue Devils as the were for the Bobcats.

  • Ellis, Townson follow Blueback...

    Over the weekend, former Roane State Raider and Coalfield native Joe Ellis and his partner Matthew Townson hauled in 42 pounds, 14 ounces to nab sixth place for Tennessee Tech in the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship on Lake Murray.

    “I thought we were going to get a top five,” Ellis said. “It just didn’t happen for us.”

  • Warriors walk away with win over...

    Seven combined hits was all that the Kingston Yellow Jackets and the
    Christian Academy of Knoxville Warriors put up in Monday night’s baseball game.

    However, the Warriors (25-4-1) still walked away with the 10-0 run-rule win.

    The Jackets gave up 16 walks and hit four batters on Monday in the loss, with six of those instances happening with the bases loaded.

    “We didn’t have our stuff tonight,” Kingston head coach Bruce Robinette said.

    “(The strike zone) was tight on both sides, and they adjusted and we didn’t.”

  • 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.”