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Today's Sports

  • Green announced as new Oliver...

    Oliver Springs High School has hired a familiar face to be the new head football coached.

    Now former Oliver Springs Middle School head coach Larry Green was offered and has accepted the position, replacing Wiley Brackett, who resigned last week.

    “I’m excited to get the job,” Green said. “I played for Oliver Springs, coached at Oliver Springs and grew up watching Oliver Springs football with Ronnie Brown and Frank Johnson. I guess it’s a dream come true.”

  • Rockwood tennis defeats Carter,...

    The Rockwood boys and girls tennis teams competed in a combined four matches this week, picking up three victories.

    In Wednesday’s match up, both teams picked up victories over Carter, 9-0 and 7-2.

    On the boy’s side, Drake Long would be the only Tiger made to compete for his victory. Long defeated Carter’s Aaron King 8-0, and the rest of the team picked up wins by forfeit.

    The victory improved the Tigers’ squad to 4-1 on the year.

    The Lady Tigers nearly pulled a clean sweep, but dropped two matches to Carter, 7-2.

  • Midway’s Edwards signs with...

    For the fourth time this school year, the students of Midway High School made their way to the gym to watch one of their fellow students realize a dream.

    This time, it would be Zach Edwards, who signed to play baseball with Hiwassee College.

    “It’s been a long ride,” Edwards said.

    For the senior from South of the River, Hiwassee was just what he was looking for.

    “It fits me. It’s a Christian school and the baseball program is just how I want it. It was probably Hiwassee all the way.”

  • Midway coaching search continues

    It’s been more than two weeks since Joe Campbell announced his intentions to leave his job with the Midway football team to take over the head coaching duties of Loudon High School.

    Since that time, Midway High School athletic director and principal Scott Mason has been busy trying to find the next head coach.

    “It’s going to have to happen in the next week or so,” Mason said on selecting a new coach. “We’ve already got assistant coaches in place.”

  • Former Coalfield, Oliver Springs...

    On April 30, 2012 the communities of Oliver Springs and Coalfield, for once, put down their arms to comfort each other after the passing of 17-year-old Brady Walls.

    Nearly three years later, the two communities once again came together to honor Walls, by renaming a bridge on the road linking the two towns the Aaron Brady Walls Memorial Bridge.

  • Q&A Jones says he ‘should...

    Editor’s note: The following is a transcription from an interview conducted with now former Harriman High School boys basketball coach Wesley Jones by sports editor Bradley Stringfield.

    Q: What happened to bring about your resignation?

  • Jones, two assistants out at...

    The investigation into the Harriman boys basketball program has been completed and has resulted in three Harriman coaches resigning.

    In a story that broke Monday, it was reported two Harriman basketball assistants, Quentin Young and Darren Payne, had coached Harriman players in AAU games, a violation of the TSSAA sports calendar.

  • Blue Devils self-report two...

    The smoke is starting to settle around the Harriman boys basketball program.

    Harriman, who self-reported two violations to the TSSAA on Monday, is still awaiting the fallout, though.

    On Monday, Roane County Schools announced it was looking into the program for “alleged violations of TSSAA rules.”

  • Ratcliffe leads Coalfield to win...

    Harriman couldn’t find any offense as it was romped by Coalfield behind the bat of Diana Ratcliffe with a final score of 10-0.

    It took no time for the Lady Jackets to settle in, as they brought three runs in the top half of the first with their first three batters coming in to score before Harriman could settle down and get the next three batters to ground out.

  • Kingston softball sends Yellow...

    A battle of the Lady Jackets ensued as Kingston faced off against Coalfield.
    The game ended in four innings as the tournament’s time limit came into effect with a final tally of 12-0 in favor of Kingston.

    Kingston took the lead early off the bat of Makenzie Spurgeon, who jacked a huge solo home run. Coalfield couldn’t match Kingston’s output as the first three Lady Jackets that got up grounded out.

    Kingston got its bats going once again as there first three batters in the top of the second came around to score before Coalfield could settle down and get three outs.