Today's Sports

  • Lady Waves come up short

    All good things come to an end.

    That was the case Monday night at the Midway Lady Waves fell to Tellico Plains, 45-43, in the last seconds of the Region 2 A Semi-Finals in Tellico.

    “We missed some easy shots late and that’s what hurt us, it showed up,” Midway Coach Mike Hayes said.

    The game had been a see-saw battle between the Lady Waves and Lady Bears throughout.

    “Tellico is a tough team,” Hayes said. “You don’t get to be 29-2 just standing around.

  • Rockwood falls short in OT

    The Rockwood Tigers took the district Champion Oakdale Eagles into overtime before losing, 78-71, Tuesday night in the Region 2A semi-finals at Roane State.

    Things looked bleak for Rockwood from the beginning.

    By halftime the outlook hadn’t changed as Oakdale took a 40-24 lead into the locker rooms.

    The Tigers came out in the second half and looked to flip the script.

    “This crew has never quit on me, especially the seniors,” Rockwood Coach Paul Kamikawa said. “They didn’t quit tonight.

  • Blue Devils dethroned!

    There won’t be a repeat this year.

    The defending state champion Harriman Blue Devils were shocked Tuesday night in the Region 2A semi-finals at Roane State when the Coalfield Yellow Jackets used a late push to win 70-60.

    “They really killed us on the offensive glass and got some extra possessions there,” Harriman Coach Shay Shannon said. “They got some leakouts that hurt us and we just didn’t shoot the ball very well.”

    Harriman owned a sizeable 17-7 at the end of the first quarter.

  • Communities honor teams
  • You have to own your mistakes

    So here it is, my semi-regular column is back.
    I know, I know,  I’m not that dependable. Anyone buying the paper to read my witticisms is probably disappointed to find my opinions not in every week.
    That’s my fault. I take the blame because I am the sports editor and I decide what goes into the sports section and when.
    To be fair, there has been far more interesting things to put in rather than my ramblings about sports.

  • You gotta get a grip

    Most golfers realize that it can take a lot of work and money to keep their equipment in good shape so they can stay on top of the game.

    That is where Rex Renfro and T-Rex Regripping comes in.

    Renfro operates his business from out of his house in Midtown and offers numerous services to the golfers of Roane County and the surrounding areas.

    He’s been working on golf clubs and equipment for most all of his life.

  • Junior varsity perfection reached
  • Lady Tigers go cold against...

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers’ suffered heartbreak in a Valentine’s Day loss to Oneida, 56-39, Wednesday at Oneida.
    The outcome of the second round of the district 3 A playoffs was the end of the season for Rockwood.
    The Lady Tigers had been hot in the last week or so of the regular season with wins against Midway and the Lady Indians.
    The Lady Tigers had beaten Oneida just eight days earlier.
    Rockwood continued the streak into the playoffs by knocking off the Oakdale Indians despite a cold shooting spell.

  • Lady Waves refuse to lose

    By Melissa Coley


    South of the river is known for its farmland and the second round of the girls district 3A basketball tournament game between the Lady Bobcats and the hosting Lady Green Waves turned out to be a barn burner as the winner was decided at the final buzzer when Midway’s Rebecca LeMasters hit a three pointer to break a 34-34 tie to send her team to the semi-finals to play Sunbright on Friday night at Roane State Community College.

  • Tigers claw way to win

    The Rockwood Tigers relied on defense and timely shooting to beat the Wartburg Central Bulldogs, 48-39, in the second round of the District 3 A playoffs Thursday night at Wartburg’s Dallas Reed Davis Gym.

    “I thought we played just about as good on defense as we could play,” Rockwood Coach Paul Kamikawa said. “We got lost a few times, but we did a good job.

    “I know (Dillon) Fountain got into foul trouble, but we held down Wartburg’s other scorers.