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Today's Sports

  • Two county teams open playoff...

    Three Roane County football teams will be in action this weekend.
    Coach John Webb's Rockwood Tigers will be traveling to Happy Valley for the opening came in the Class 2A playoffs.  The Tigers are the fourth seed from Region 2-2A, while Happy Valley was the top seed from Region 1-2A.
    Coach Travis Tapp's Harriman Blue Devils travel to Cloudland for the Class A playoffs. Harriman was the fourth-place team from Region 2-1A, while Cloudland won Region 1-1A.
    Both games kick off at 7 p.m.

  • Roane State basketball teams...

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams opened the 2016-17 season Tuesday night, by splitting a pair of games with the Bryan College Lady Lion junior varsity and the Georgia Highlands Chargers.
    The Raiderettes defeated Bryan College 81-45, while the Chargers outscored the Raiders 110-89.
    Roane State 81, Bryan College Junior Varsity 45: RaChelle Parks, Lacy Cantrell and Autumn Monkhouse paced the Raiderettes with 20, 17 and 10 points, respectively. Wartburg's Nina Carter scored six points, while Kingston's Rachel Layne chipped in four points.

  • Cherokee stings Royals for AAA...

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets capped off an amazing season Saturday evening with a 28-8 victory over Eagleton in the TMSAA East Tennessee Class AAA Championship Game played at Campbell County High School.
    “It feels amazing,” Cherokee head coach Brent Kelley said after the game. “These kids deserve every bit of it. I'm excited for them and our assistant coaches, they've worked so hard for this. They've been out here every day since June and it's almost November. None of them ever complained.”

  • OSMS finishes second in TMSAA...

    The Oneida Indians proved too much for the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats to handle Saturday afternoon. The Indians used a powerful running game to down the Bobcats in the TMSAA East Tennessee Class AA Championship Game, 30-14.
    “I’m super proud of our effort today,” Oliver Springs head coach Buster Brown said following the game. “Our kids prepared hard and our coaching staff prepared hard.

  • Tigers are playoff bound again

    The Rockwood Tigers punched their ticket to the TSSAA Class 2A playoffs Friday night with a 41-26 victory at Tellico Plains.
    The victory gives the Tigers the No. 4 seed from Region 2-2A entering the playoffs. Rockwood would have missed the postseason with a loss.
    “We fought tooth and nail to get in,” Rockwood head coach John Webb said after the game. “We didn’t have a prayer for this earlier in the season, but we worked our way into it.”

  • Woody has record night against...

    It was almost a statement about the current playoff situation in Tennessee when the Midway Green Wave absolutely smashed Unaka 71-0 last Friday night. Despite winning only a single game, the Rangers will represent region 1A in the playoffs this Friday, while Midway will sit at home with a 5-5 season ending record.
    "Even though we didn't make the playoffs, I'm proud and thankful for all the guys this year.Next year who knows where we might end up as far the region is concerned but I am happy and want to be right here at Midway," said head coach Ryen Minton.

  • Midway announces new softball...

    Midway High School principal Scott Mason has announced the hiring of Rob Viar as the Lady Waves head softball coach and Danielle Borum as his assistant.
    Viar replaces Megan Arndts who stepped aside after guiding the Lady Waves to the state tournament last spring.
    Viar also serves as the Midway Lady Waves basketball coach and is a maintenance/service supervisor at CNS Y-12 plant.
    Prior to CNS, Viar was employed with Copeland Brothers and Broadway Electric as a certified electrician.

  • Kingston plays best game against...

    "It was the best and most complete game we've played this season. We played Kingston football. It was a tribute to our seniors. They played their guts out and were able to win the game," said Yellow Jacket Coach Brian Pankey after his team ended the regular season with a 24-3 Region 2-3A victory over Loudon in the Hoot Gibson Memorial Classic.
    This was the 76th meeting between the two schools, with the series now at 42-31-3, while Pankey evens his career record to 2-2 against the Redskins and his overall record improves to 18-33.

  • Oliver Springs defeats Wartburg...

    By Zach Selby
    morgancountynews
    The Oliver Springs Bobcats had ups and downs to start the season, but they ended it trending up.
    A four-game losing streak in the middle of the season after a 3-1 start had many in Oliver Springs worried, but the Bobcats bounced back to end the season with back-to-back wins, the most recent being a 46-12 blowout win against the Wartburg Bulldogs.

  • Harriman has devilish end to...

    By Robby O’Daniel
    robby@lafollettepress.com
    It was a very tight ballgame in the first half, but through forcing turnovers and a relentless rushing attack, the Harriman Blue Devils pulled away for a 62-26 victory over Jellico.