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Today's Sports

  • Blue Devils win barn-burner over...

    The Harriman High School basketball teams travelled south to Decatur on Thursday night to take on the traditionally tough Meigs County.. The Lady Devils were outmatched by the Lady Tigers in a 75-28 drubbing, but the Harriman boys extracted revenge in a 67-65 barn-burner with the Meigs County Tigers.
    Harriman 67, Meigs County 65: With all due respect to the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, the Harriman Blue Devils and the Meigs County Tigers engaged in an absolute barn-burner on Thursday night that saw the Blue Devils escape with a hard-fought 67-65 win.

  • Golf pro Chuck Henley honored

    When Kingston resident Chuck Henley discovered the game of golf more than a half century ago it was the  beginning of a lifelong passion that would touch the lives of generation of golfers around East Tennessee.
    “Chuck has had a huge influence on the golfing youth of Roane County,” said Kingston Mayor Tim Neal.
    Neal was among a large group of friends, relatives and golfing buddies gathered at Lakeside Golf Course Thursday to thank the 86-year-old Henley and to celebrate his love for the game of golf.

  • Cherokee wins season series over...

    The Cherokee Middle School basketball teams travelled across the bridge on Thursday night to take on the Harriman Middle School Lady Devils and Devils in some hot action on the hardwood compared to the blistery weather outside for the second match-up of the season.
    The possibility of a post-season match-up is out of the question.
    Cherokee found victories in both games in the earlier matchup and this proved to be the same this time around, as the Lady Jackets won 32-18 and the Jackets stung the Blue Devils 48-22.

  • Rockwood Lady Tigers are growing...

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers are growing up.
    After playing a young lineup and winning a combined 15 games over its previous two seasons, Amy Breazeale's squad is now seasoned and the wins are following. The latest came Tuesday evening as Rockwood traveled to Wartburg and defeated the Lady Bulldogs, 46-39.
    The win was the third for the Lady Tigers since Friday.

  • Harriman defeats Greenback for...

    The Harriman basketball teams continued their season-opening road trip, with a visit to District 3A foe Greenback Tuesday and returned home with a split in the games.
    The Lady Devils were defeated 38-27, while the Blue Devils continued to roll, with a 77-48 victory.
    Harriman 77, Greenback 48: The Blue Devils extended their winning streak to seven games with the big win over the Cherokees.
    “We were in a ton of foul trouble and I’m really proud of how the guys off the bench played,” said head coach Shay Shannon.

  • Lady Bobcats win first district...

    By Robby O’Daniel
    robby@lafollettepress.com
    The Oliver Springs basketball teams traveled to Jellico Tuesday evening for their District 4A opener and returned to Roane County with a split in the contests, as the Lady 'Cats defeated the Lady Cougars 63-18, but the Bobcats lost 77-60.
    Oliver Springs 63, Jellico 18: After a dominant start to the game, the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats cruised to a 63-18 victory over the Jellico Lady Blue Devils on Tuesday night at Jellico High School.

  • Bryce Woody inks with...

    Kingston Yellow Jacket senior pitcher/right fielder Bryce Woody signed with Chattanooga State last week to continue his playing career.
    "A bunch of friends play at Chattanooga State. It was a nice campus. They have nice facilities and I like the coaching staff. They are a winning program," said Woody.
    Added Kingston Coach Bruce Robinette," He is a hard worker and has done everything to get where he is."

  • Harriman Middle splits with...

    The Harriman Middle School basketball teams traveled to Greenback Tuesday evening, less than 24 hours removed from their visit to Lenoir City.
    This was a special circumstance for the middle school teams, as the first game started at 4 p.m., because the teams played the Greenback teams prior to the games for their high school counterparts.
    The Lady Devils were beaten 37-20, while the Blue Devils won 59-20.
    Greenback 37, HMS 20:  Sixth grader Maddie Ladd led the Lady Devils with 10 points, while Aleena Goldston added six points.

  • OSMS Bobcats claw past Lenoir...

    Physicality was the name of the game in Tuesday night’s middle school basketball double-header between the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats and the Lenoir City Middle School Panthers, but it was the Bobcats who emerged from both scrums with victories. The Lady ‘Cats fought tooth and nail for a hard-earned 46-38 win on the strength of 17 points from Madi Jones. In the boys game, the Bobcats battled their way to a 41-30 win.

  • Cherokee Middle School Yellow...

    Cherokee Middle School displayed their hardwood dominance on Monday, sweeping the Philadelphia Middle School Warriors with the Lady Jackets battling to win a 29-12 slug-fest and the Cherokee Boys swarming early and often to the basket in a 53-28 win over Philadelphia.
    Cherokee 29, Philadelphia 12: The Cherokee Middle School Lady Jackets endured a physical, defensive battle and rose to victory by a 29-12 margin over the Philadelphia Warriors.