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Today's Sports

  • Oliver Springs falls at...

    A team filled with youth showed improvement Friday night, but that wasn’t enough in the end, as Larry Green’s Oliver Springs Bobcats dropped a 41-20 decision in a Region 2-AA contest at Sweetwater.

    “The kids gave great effort tonight,” Green said following the game. “We’re young right now, but we’ll keep fighting, and we’ll keep getting better.”

  • Midway misses out on upset

    A missed extra point and a 43-yard field goal try that barely went wide left the Midway Green Waves on the short end of a 7-6 decision Friday night against Oneida in a whale of a defensive battle at Midway.

    Both teams had each other scouted out almost perfectly. Midway did cut off the power running game of the Indians, while Oneida shut down Midway’s speed, and cut down the wide runs and also their passing attack.

    Oneida scored on a 40 yard-run from Zack King in the first quarter. Evan Roberts hit the point after to make the score 7-0.

  • Roane teams prepare for region...

    The 2015 football season is nearing the halfway point, and the games gain in importance with each passing week.

    This week four of Roane County’s five teams will be in action, with all four taking on region opponents. Harriman is off this week.

    Two of the games will take place in Region 2-AA, as Rockwood and Oliver Springs both hit the road. The Bobcats will be at Sweetwater, while Rockwood travels to Karns to take on Grace Christian Academy.

  • RSCC players earn academic honors

    Roane State Community College sophomore basketball player Kassidi Freeman of Madisonville recently earned top academic honors in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA).

    Six additional players also received recognition for their academic performance.

    Freeman had the highest grade-point average (3.83) of any women's basketball player in the TCCAA. She was named a TCCAA Distinguished Scholar-Athlete.

  • Lady Jackets blank Rockwood, 3-0

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets didn’t take a lot of shots during Tuesday’s home game against Rockwood, but when the Lady Jackets did get off a shot it was a good one in downing the Lady Tigers, 3-0.

    In the first 65 minutes of play Tuesday, Kingston took just three shots, but all three were strong shots that found the back of the net.

  • OSMS picks up wild win over...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    In what was a wild Thursday night of football at D.J. Brittan Field, the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats rallied from behind in the closing minutes to keep its perfect season alive with a 52-40 victory over Harriman.

    The Bobcats trailed 40-38 late in the contest, but took the lead for good when Tre Boswell scored from 8 yards out with 1:28 left in the game to cap an 8-play, 74-yard scoring drive.

  • ‘That wonderful time of the year...

    I hope everyone had a Happy New Year, which means that "wonderful time of the year," i.e., the bowl season, is almost over, except for one game, Clemson vs. Alabama for the national championship Jan. 11.

    The bowl season opened Dec. 19 with five games, leading off with a Arizona beating New Mexico 45-37, Utah beating BYU 35-28 and Appalachian State defeating Ohio 31-29, among others.

  • Thurman keys Lady Jacket victory

    The Kingston basketball teams returned to District 4AA play Tuesday by hosting Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK), with the Lady Jackets defeating the Lady Warriors 51-43 and the Warriors hitting 12-of 30 3-point baskets in a 69-50 victory over the Yellow Jackets.

    Kingston 51, CAK 43: "We are winning, but are not playing our best," said Kingston Coach Connie Guinn, as Taylor Thurman hits 5-of-6 free throws in fourth quarter.

    The first quarter jumped out to a slow start, as CAK took a 10-4 lead with 2:39 remaining; however, two free throws by

  • Lady Cherokees improve to 14-2...

    The Cherokee Middle School Lady Yellow Jackets ran their season record to 14-2 overall with a 36-18 victory at Lenoir City’s North Middle School.

    The news wasn’t as pleasant in the boys game, as Cherokee dropped a 34-27 decision at the hands of the Stars.
    Cherokee 36 North 18: It wasn’t a wire-to-wire victory, but it was convincing as Ashlee Brackett’s squad cruised to an 18-point win over the Lady Stars.

    The action started slow. The teams combined for just eight points in the opening period with Cherokee holding a 5-3 lead.

  • Grace Christian batters Harriman

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devil basketball teams hosted the Grace Christian Lady Rams and Rams Tuesday night, a week after facing them on the road in Knox Karns; however, Harriman came up short in both contests.

    The Lady Devils dropped their game 49-40, with the Devils dropping a heartbreaker 64-63.

    Grace Christian 49, Harriman 40: The Lady Devils had Grace where they wanted them at times, but it didn't take long for the Lady Rams to have a second half surge for the victory.