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Today's Sports

  • Oliver Springs football hosting...

    The Oliver Springs High School football team will be hosting a Lift-A-Thon event to help raise money for the 2015-16 football season with new head coach Larry Green. The team is looking for money to help rebuild the program which includes providing equipment, food, transportation and other player necesities. The event will take place April 27-May 1 at Oliver Springs High School. On Friday, May 1, the team will hold a cookout for people to meet the 2015-16 players and coaches.

  • Rockwood softball shuts out...
  • Kingston’s McCoig completes hat...

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets soccer team scored six goals on Tuesday night to defeat Oliver Springs, 6-1. Zach McCoig completed the hat trick for Kingston, recording the first three goals. Carson Heidle, Andres Guerrero and Colin Haba each added additional goals. Marcus Miller was responsible for the Bobcats lone goal.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.”