Today's Sports

  • Yellow Jackets’ season ends

    The Cherokee Middle Yellow Jackets came to an end Saturday afternoon after losing to Meigs, 41-34, in the first round of the district middle school tournament in Athens.

    A slow start to the game proved to be Cherokee’s undoing.

    The Jackets could only muster four points in the opening quarter and went on to be out scored at halftime by the Tigers, 24-15.

    Cherokee found some life as it regrouped after the break.

    The Jackets were led by Kain Collins who was only in his third game back from a hand injury sustained during football season.

  • Middle School posteason starts

    By Jason Perry and Taylor Crombie


    The Wartburg Bulldogs struggled in the face of adversity Saturday night in the first round of the district tournament against the Oliver Springs Bobcats losing 49-21.

  • Tail of two teams for Tigers

    With the middle school basketball season winding down, Rockwood squared off last week with Spring City Thursday and Wartburg Wednesday.

    Against Spring City the girls had trouble getting the offense going, losing 26-9. The boys fared better, but still lost 50-41.

    The Lady Tigers got off to a slow start, only mustering two points in the first half.

    Things went a little better after halftime with Rockwood scoring seven, but it couldn’t slow Spring City’s attack in the contest.

    Rockwood (9): Hicks 2, Cook 4, Russell 3.

  • Harriman Middle storms the Fort

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devils travelled to Fort Loudoun Middle School on Thursday night for middle school basketball action.

    The Lady Devils were able to pick up a 37-24 win on the night over the Lady Braves.

    Harriman was able to coast to the victory in the second game by a score of 45-19.

    “We were happy to get a road with especially after an emotional victory over Kingston last night,” head coach Johnny Jones said.

  • Lady ’Cats can’t hold off...

    The Wartburg Middle Lady Bulldogs used an aggressive defense to take a 43-35 win against the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats Thursday evening at Oliver Springs Middle School.

    The first quarter began with the Lady ‘Cats building a 7-3 lead thanks to a scoring flurry from Megan Armstrong, Ella Hampton and Madi Jones.

    Wartburg was able to find some life due to scores from Elizabeth Keathley and Olivia Davis.

  • OS tops in ’Cat and Dawg fight

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats held off the Wartburg Bulldogs to win 42-33 Thursday evening at Oliver Springs Middle School.

    Wartburg had been slowly and steadily chipping away at the Bobcats’ lead throughout the game and in the fourth quarter it looked like things were about to pay off.

    A lay-up by Tanner Johnson made the score 27-26, the Bulldogs’ first lead of the game.

    “Wartburg is a really good team,” Bobcat Coach Lance Jones said. “I think they are a lot better than what their record shows.

  • Lady ’Cats get non district win

    By Melissa Coley


    Oliver Springs hosted a non-district game against AAA Anderson County on Friday evening.

    The Lady Bobcats pulled out a 10-point victory over the Lady Mavericks with a final score of 49-39.

    The game was nip and tuck for the first three quarters as AC held the lead going into the fourth but OS had an 18-5 run and with 4:15 left in the game took the lead that they would not relinquish.

  • Low totals for Tigers and Indians

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers were done in by a lackluster third quarter and lost, 54-33, to the Oneida Lady Indians as a result in at district matchup at Rockwood Friday evening.

    “We played much better than we did Tuesday against Coalfield,” Rockwood Coach Amy Breazeale said. “I was pleased with that and I was pleased with our effort.

    “We’re having to play a lot of young kids and we’re going through illness and injury right now.

    “I hate we lost, but overall I am pleased without our effort.”

  • Clark’s heroics propel Kingston

    Kingston travelled to Rhea County Friday night. Both games had different outcomes. The Lady Jackets lost, 67-54. The boys won on a halfcourt buzzer beating shot by Davely Clark in overtime, 77-75.

    The girls game was give and take throughout with neither side in control for long.

    But it was in the fourth quarter when Rhea County found another gear, scoring 25 points to put the game away.

    Riley Guillemet scored a game high 26 points for Kingston. Amadea Pankey chipped in with 10.

  • Midway splits with Oakdale

    Midway head coach Mike Hayes has been pleased with how his team has practiced over Christmas break, and that work was evident Friday night as the Lady Waves picked up a 48-27 victory at Oakdale.

    “We had a good end of December and early January in practice,” Hayes said. “We’ve been working hard I saw some improvement in some of them that I needed to step up and they stepped up.”

    One thing Midway has been working on is passing, and it showed Friday as the Lady Waves racked up assists on 12 of their 15 made field goals.