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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.