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Today's Sports

  • Griffith, Lady Bobcats down...

    When people talk about Oliver Springs girls basketball, Emily Griffith is often the name that comes to most people’s minds.

    However, on Tuesday night, it was her sister Rachel taking the staring role as the Lady Bobcats defeated Oakdale, 60-38.

  • Oliver Springs misses final shot...

    With five seconds left on the clock, down by 1 point, all the Oliver Springs Bobcats needed was a chance.

    They got it, as Lane Evans fired a last-second shot, but it fell short as Oakdale defeated Oliver Springs, 59-58.

    “You’ve got two solid team competing,” Oliver Springs head coach Tony Ingram said. “They’re both playing hard and we knew it was going to come down to execution and I think they executed a little better than we did in the final minutes.”

  • Wartburg boys, girls sweep...

    For the Wartburg Central Lady Bulldogs, it literally took a “Kidd” to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

    With the remaining seconds winding down on the clock, Wartburg’s Sydney Kidd knocked down a 3-pointer to defeat the Rockwood Lady Tigers, 41-40.

    Lexie Hill lead Rockwood with 4 points in the opening period, while Hannah Barnette guided Wartburg in the opening period with 6 points.

  • Midway’s Hester commits to...

    At the end of the regularly scheduled church service at Laurel Bluff Baptist Church on Sunday, Pastor Don Long turned the floor over to Hayden Hester, a senior football player from Midway High School.

    Hester has spent the last four years playing football for the Green Wave and on Sunday, in front of the whole congregation, announced his commitment to continue his playing career at Carson-Newman University.

  • OS, Rockwood advance in...

    When the Lady Bobcats of Oliver Springs Middle School squared off against the Lady Blue Devils of Harriman Middle School on Monday night, it was more than just an old fashion county rivalry grudge match.

    The ladies were facing off in an elimination game in the Area 4AA district tournament in Rockwood.

    Four periods of action was just not enough to find a winner, as it took an overtime period for the Lady Bobcats to pick up the 35-32 win.

    After the first quarter, the two teams were deadlocked at 5.

  • Sweetwater rallies past Rockwood...

    The first part of Rockwood head coach Paul Kamikawa’s game plan went like he planned, force Sweetwater to shoot 3-point shots.

    The downside to that plan? Sweetwater sank nine of them on their way a 67-44 win.

    “That’s what we wanted was for them to shoot 3-pointers,” Kamikawa said. “We felt like they would go inside against us if we played our usual man-to-man, but they didn’t.”

    The Wildcats opened the game with back-to-back treys to get out to an early 6-0 lead. The Tigers rallied to tie the game at 9, but Sweetwater wasn’t done shooting from beyond the arch.

  • Lady Tigers hold off late charge...

    After racing out to an early lead the Rockwood Lady Tigers fought off Sweetwater Monday night en route to a 37-32 victory.

    “It was a big win for us,” Rockwood head coach Amy Breazeale said. “... I thought we played better tonight. I tried to keep fresh legs on the floor. (Sweetwater) only had six players, so I thought it was to our advantage to keep fresh legs on the floor.”

    After nearly 5 minutes without a basket, Rockwood’s Lexie Hill put her team on the board, but Sweetwater responded, pulling ahead 4-2.

  • Lady Jackets hold off Lady Devils

    The last time Kingston and Harriman squared off, the Lady Devils handed the Lady Jackets a loss in Kingston.

    Friday night, Kingston returned the favor and picked up a 59-46 win at Harriman.

  • Blue Devils end two-game losing...

    After dropping back-to-back games to Kingston and Grace Christian, the Harriman Blue Devils rebounded with a 69-59 win over Kingston Friday night.

    ‘That was tough stretch for us, but I felt like we got what we needed out of practice this week,” Harriman head coach Wesley Jones said. “We had a ton of energy tonight. We executed the game plan well and we just made enough plays to survive tonight.”

    Friday night’s game started out much like the previous meeting between the two county rivals, with the Blue Devils going on a run early.

  • Harriman honors fallen teammate

    Following the girls game on Friday night, Harriman High School took the time to honor one if its fallen alum, Jadah Gallaher.

    Gallaher, who passed away May 30, 2014, was a former student and basketball player at Harriman High School.

    “It’s just a blessing to see how much she impacted people’s lives,” Willie Gallaher, her father, said. “As a father, you pray that’s what your children do and so just for (Harriman) to take the time out to honor and remember her it just numbs my heart with joy.”