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Today's Sports

  • Three local basketball players...

    Three Roane County athletes received the honor of being named to the All-State basketball team after their performances this past season.

    Oliver Springs’ senior duo of Rachel and Emily Griffith were named members of the Class A girl’s team. Meanwhile, Midway’s Jacob Cawood was named to the Class A boys team.

    Twinning

  • Harriman softball falls to...

    The Lady Devils of Harriman lost a heartbreaker to Watertown by a score of 3-2.

    Harriman was on an upswing and had just regained the momentum when the game was cut short by the tournament’s time rule as the game ended after four innings.

    The Lady Tigers jumped out to an early lead in the top half of the first inning when they were able to bring in two runs on no hits as Harriman’s pitcher Shy Thomas recorded 4 walks. Harriman couldn’t put a bat on the ball as they only got one runner on base with a walk.

  • Lady Cats’ softball shuts out...

    Oliver Springs never gave Harriman a chance by only allowing three batters to get on base and none getting past first base as the Lady Cats
    defeated the Lady Devils 7-0.

    Oliver Springs’ Courtney Jones controlled the game from the inside the circle as she has all season by recording 13 strikeouts in the contest.

    Jones started early as the first three Lady Devils to get up to bat were quickly sent back to the dugout on a ground out and two strikeouts. Oliver Springs got its bats going in the bottom half of the first by pulling in three runs to give themselves the early lead.

  • Brackett steps down as Oliver...

    Oliver Springs Athletic Director Tony Ingram has confirmed that Wiley Brackett has stepped down as head coach of the Oliver Springs football team.

    "Wiley held a players meeting today and told the team he was stepping down," Ingram said.

    Brackett took over the program in 2006, but only amassed a 5-26 record during his first three season. Over the next seven seasons, however, he led the program to a 37-31 record.

  • Roane County Schools launches...

    Trouble may be brewing in Harriman for the Blue Devils basketball team.

    On Monday, Roane County Schools announced it was looking into the program for possible violations of TSSAA rules, according to the News Sentinel.

    Roane County News reached out to Harriman head coach Wesley Jones, but Jones declined to comment at this time.

    Calls were made to Harriman Athletic Director Bobby Clark and Roane County Athletic Director Tony Clower, but have not been returned.

  • Yellow Jackets' baseball...

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets proved they came to play on the first day of the Kevin Calia Tournament in Oak Ridge by recording an 11-4 victory over homestanding Oak Ridge High School and a 9-7 win over Knoxville Halls.

    Kingston got the bats going early, with nearly every batter connecting against Oak Ridge’s pitching. The Yellow Jackets recorded its first run at the top of the first.

    Fortunately for Oak Ridge, Kingston couldn’t muster anymore offense as the inning flipped.

  • Ellis to compete for college...

    In just over a week, college anglers from around the country will travel to Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina to take part in the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championships.

    Among the field of anglers is Joe Ellis, a Coalfield native and former Roane State Community College students, who is now fishing for Tennessee Technological University.

    Ellis, and his partner, Matthew Townson, of Chattanooga, will be joining 49 other teams to compete for not only the National Championship, but a Ranger Z117 and entry into the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup.

  • Roane State women’s head coach,...

    Roane State Community College’s women’s basketball program swept the top Tennessee Community College Athletic Association awards.

    Head coach Monica Boles was named TCCAA Coach of the Year. Sophomore guard Shauntae Brown is the TCCAA Player of the Year and Haley Cornellison is the Freshman of the Year.

    Brown was also named first-team all-conference. Shauntae’s twin sister, Shanae, was named second-team all-conference along with sophomore Kassidi Freeman.

  • Harriman softball squeaks by...

    The Lady Devils of Harriman looked to defend their home clay against Rockwood after losing to the Lady Tigers earlier in the week.

    Neither pitcher, Marilyn Franklin of Harriman or Baylee Young of Rockwood, could find their groove as they were both pulled from the game. Neither of their reliefs could keep runs off the board either, as the game ended with Harriman squeaking by Rockwood, 10-9.

    Rockwood got its offense going in a hurry as its first two batters reached base and eventually came around to score.

  • Midway baseball picks up wins...

    After a postponement Monday at Cosby, the Eagles were invited to play a doubleheader Tuesday at Midway. Now, they may wish they had declined on the invite.

    The Green Waves won both ends of the double header, 10-3 in the first game and 11-1 in the second.

    Midway improved to 6-3 with the five inning wins.

    The Eagles showed up with their bats ready in the first game. Midway’s top pitcher Zach Edwards walked the first two batters and then allowed a double to score the two runs. A single scored the third Cosby run before Edwards settled down.