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Today's Sports

  • Shooting woes doom Bobcats

    Shooting woes plagued the Oliver Springs High School boys Tuesday night.

    It was reflected in the 7-37 loss to Oneida in Olver Springs.

    “We are just having an incredibly hard time scoring,” Bobcat Coach Brian Channell said.

    “Oneida shot the ball extremely well.

    “Those two things combined make for a bad night.”

    The game didn’t start that way though.

    Riley Walker got the scoring started by sinking a wide open three-point shot to make the score 3-0 in the Bobcats favor.

  • Late heroics propel OS

    The Oliver Springs High School Lady Bobcats relied on fundamentals to down Oneida, 49-41 Tuesday night at home.

    Oliver Springs trailed throughout much of the game. It had only briefly held the lead at the beginning of the third quarter.

    Although brief, the Lady ‘Cats wouldn’t go away.

    “I think our defense was top notch tonight,” Lady ‘Cat Coach Michelle Christopher said.

    “We had some breakdownd, but our goal was to keep the ball out of the post-players hands and they did a good job with that.”

  • Senior bowlers bowling big...

    SENIOR BOWLERS

    December 1

    1st High Game------Donna Wright, Joyce Fain---462

    2nd High Game----Paula Murphy, Ken Altes---469

    3rd High Game ----Paula Murphy, Ken Altes--440

    High Scores today ------Non reported

    High Series today---- Elke Hansard, Beverly Zeilman---1326

    High Series For November------- Connie Millhollon, Harold Zeilman--1293

    High Averages---------Loretta Carrington 161, Rick Alderfer—200

  • Blue Devils swept by Eagles

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Blue Devils traveled to Oakdale on Friday evening, but it was the Eagles who went “downtown” as they shot the lights out and sent the Devils home with their first district loss by a final score of 83-68.

    “We shot a good percentage from the 3-point line the last few games. We shoot an even better percentage when we take shots in rhythm” says Oakdale coach Travis Nelson.

  • Midway drops district opener

    By McKenzie Sherman

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    A defensive battle between two teams, Midway and Sunbright boys’ basketball teams faced off Friday night in what started out as a back-to-back scoring challenge.

    Winning that challenge, the Sunbright Tigers topped the Midway Green Wave 77-61 as Sunbright head coach Thomas David was impressed with the way his players carried themselves during the competition.

  • ‘Mojo’ lifts Green Wave

    By McKenzie Sherman

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Midway girls head basketball coach Mike Hayes told his players before Friday night’s game to, “Do what we do.” Taking their coaches advice, the Lady Wave did their thing, defeating Sunbright 56-35.

  • Tigers outplay Bobcats for win

    The Rockwood Tigers opened the season and district play Friday with a 61-36 win against Oliver Springs at Oliver Springs.

    Although the Rockwood season start was stunted due to the extension of the football season, it was the Bobcats who looked like they were just starting.

    “It’s a big win,” Tiger Coach Paul Kamikawa said.

    “It’s a district win and we only had four days of practice.

    “We have a good group of seniors, so it wasn’t that bad. They at least have an idea of what was going on.”

  • Third quarter seals O.S. win

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats returned to their winning ways Friday night with a 43-28 district opening win against Rockwood at Oliver Springs High School.

    “District wins are nice, especially in our district,” Oliver Springs Coach Michelle Christopher said.

    The Lady Bobcats didn’t have any issues with putting points on the board during the first half, but the Lady Tigers just wouldn’t go away.

  • Bobcats having fun and showing...

    Oliver Spring Bobcat high school varsity teammates Mason Hill (14) and Blake Nation showcase some of their skills Wednesday afternoon at their team’s picture day.

  • Golf returns to Roane State

    A Roane State alumnus with fond memories of his days on the college’s golf team wants to make those experiences available to current students as well as those who enroll at Roane State in the future.

    Chris Griffin of Oak Ridge has volunteered to be the coach of a revived men’s golf squad and to also launch the college’s first-ever team of women golfers.