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Today's Sports

  • Thompson scores season-high 29...

    "We played well defensively tonight. Matt Thompson saved us tonight," said Rockwood Coach Paul Kamikawa after his team defeated the Oneida Indians 56-46 Wednesday evening in the Jim Cordell Christmas Tournament at Harriman Middle School for their second straight victory.
    Thompson led Rockwood with a season-high 29 points with five rebounds. Ryan McCain added seven points with three rebounds, while Nate Brackett chipped in seven points.

  • Cordell Christmas Tournament...

    With Christmas over and New Years just a few days away, that means basketball will take center stage, as the annual Jim Cordell Christmas Tournament goes on through Friday at both Harriman High School and Harriman Middle School. Action starts this morning at 10 a.m. at HHS and at 11:30 a.m. at HMS.
    Teams from Harriman, Kingston, Midway, Oliver Springs and Rockwood will join teams from Morgan and surrounding counties in the tournament.
    The OS Lady Bobcats are playing in a tournament in Destin, Fla., while the Midway Lady Waves are playing only one game.

  • Tapp leads 2016 All-County...

    I am proud to announce the 2016 All-County football team. I want to think Coaches Travis Tapp (Harriman), Larry Green (Oliver Springs), John Webb (Rockwood), Brian Pankey (Kingston) and Ryen Minton (Midway) for nominating players for the team. There was also imput from Goose Lindsay and Jace Greene.
    Tapp was tabbed as Coach of the Year after guiding the Blue Devils to a fourth-place finish in Region 2-1A with a 3-3 record and a 7-4 overall record, including a loss at Cloudland in the opening round of the  Class A playoffs.

  • Jim Cordell Christmas Tournament...

    Harriman will be a hotbed of basketball action this week. A total of 45 games will be played in three days at Harriman High School and Harriman Middle School as part of the 2016 Jim Cordell Christmas Classic.
    The classic has been a staple at Harriman High School for years, but this year's is the biggest. For years the classic has been held at Harriman High school with a total of 24 games being played, but by adding Harriman Middle School's gymnasium the field has nearly doubled. A total of 29 teams, 15 boys and 14 girls, will be participating.

  • Oliver Springs loses twice at...

    The Oliver Springs basketball teams traveled to Maynardville Tuesday night in the final game before the Christmas break and received two proverbial lumps of coal instead of presents, two losses courtesy of the Union County Patriots. The Lady 'Cats lost a heartbreaker, 48-45, in overtime at the buzzer, as the Bobcats were outmatched 78-50 in the nightcap.
    Union County 48, Oliver Springs 45: Despite their best efforts to rally from a 10-point deficit at one stretch, the Lady Bobcats were done in at the buzzer by Union County's Ella Johnson on the buzzer-beating shot.

  • Sunbright sweeps Midway in...

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Midway’s trip to Sunbright Tuesday night proved to be  unsuccessful, as the Sunbright Tigers swept the Green Wave in Region 2A action, with the Lady Tigers defeating the Lady Waves 43-22 and the Tigers downing the Green Wave 74-68.
    Sunbright 43, Midway 22: Mike Hayes’ Midway Lady Wave suffered a loss at the hands of the Sunbright Lady Tigers by a score of 43-32.

  • Harriman Middle hosted Rockwood...

    The Rockwood Middle School basketball teams visited Harriman Middle School Tuesday for unique, district game, as the double-header tipped off at high noon in front of the student body. This was the final for the two county rivals before the holiday break began Wednesday.
    The two schools played in a similar environment last season at Rockwood Middle School, as HMS used the home-court advantage to sweep RMS, with the Lady Devils winning 41-2 and the Blue Devils posting a 56-36 victory.

  • Tigers bite Rangers to end...

    The Rockwood basketball teams closed out the pre-holiday portion of their schedule Tuesday, as they split a pair of games with the Unaka Rangers in Dr. Tom  Evans Gymnasium.
    Matt Thompson scored 20 points, as the Tigers defeated the Rangers 76-54 to snap a seven-game losing streak, while the Lady Tigers were beaten 42-31.
    Rockwood 76, Unaka 54: "We needed something like this and get through the rough part of our schedule," said Tiger Coach Paul Kamikawa. "We played well tonight and must get through the gauntlet of the schedule."

  • Kingston to host second annual...

    The Kingston High School basketball teams will be having their second alumni basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 14, beginning at 1 p.m. with the women's game, followed at 2 p.m. for the men's game (1989 and prior) and 3 p.m. by the second men's game (1990 to present). This is a tentative game schedule, dependent up interest in the event. Final schedules will be posted closer to the event date.
    The cost is $15, which covers the cost of a t-shirt and admission. Not only is this a terrific event, it is also a fundraiser for the girls and boys basketball programs.

  • HMS, OSMS split in-county games

    The Harriman Middle School traveled to Oliver Springs Middle School Monday for two basketball games between the county rivals.
    The Lady Bobcats rallied to pick up a 32-26 victory over the Lady Devils, while the Blue Devils picked up a nail-biting 50-49 victory.
    OSMS 32, HMS 26: The Lady Devils showed how much improvement they have made, as they built a halftime lead over the Lady 'Cats. OSMS is a good basketball team, as they came out fighting when their backs were against the wall.