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Today's Sports

  • Randy Nesbit to be honored for...
  • Rockwood made Tellico Plains...

    What a difference three days made for the Rockwood basketball teams Tuesday, as they hosted Tellico Plains and avenged last Friday's doubleheader loss with two  victories in the Dr. Tom Evans gymnasium.
    Coach Paul Kamikawa's Tigers routed the Bears 59-28 to pick up their first District 3A victory, while Coach Amy Breazeale's Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Bears 39-28.
    Rockwood 59, Tellico Plains 28: Matt Thompson recorded a double-double (19 points and 16 rebounds) to lead the Tigers.

  • Harriman Middle boys claim...

    The Harriman Middle School basketball teams hosted Oliver Springs Middle School on eighth-grade night Tuesday, with the Lady 'Cats picking up a 42-30 victory and the Blue Devils beating the 'Cats 39-38 to claim the regular season district championship.
    Oliver Springs 42, Harriman 30: Oliver Springs controlled the game for most of the evening, but that didn't stop the Lady Devils from making a late push in the fourth quarter; however, the Lady 'Cats stayed strong to pick up the victory.

  • Harriman notches 19th straight...

    By Zach Selby
    morgancountynews
    The Harriman basketball teams split a Region 2A doubleheader with Wartburg Tuesday evening, as the Blue Devils tamed the Bulldogs 86-50 for their 19th straight victory, while the Lady Devils were defeated 40-28.
    Harriman 86, Wartburg 50: The Harriman Blue Devils have been on a roll since Nov. 22, 2016, and that continued Tuesday against the Wartburg Bulldogs — one of the team’s best competitors on the schedule. They also handled the Bulldogs with relative ease.

  • Grace Christian sweeps Midway in...

    The Midway basketball teams traveled to Grace Christian Academy (GCA) in Knoxville Tuesday and returned with two losses, as the Lady Waves lost 45-40 and the Green Wave were mercy-ruled 102-36.
    Midway 45, Grace Christian 40: Despite a late surge by the “girls from south of the river”, the Lady Waves rally ebbed in the final minute of the game as the Lady Rams eked out the win.

  • Sequoyah sweeps Oliver Springs...

    The Oliver Springs basketball traveled to Sequoyah for a non-district doubleheader and returned home with two loses, as the Lady 'Cats were beaten 64-39 and the 'Cats lost 76-69.
    Sequoyah 76, Oliver Springs 69: Sequoyah led 19-11 after one quarter and stretched the lead to 45-25 at the half. The Bobcats used a 27-15 third quarter to slice the deficit to 60-52 and finished the game with a 17-16 run for the 7-point margin.
    Scoring summary
    Oliver Springs (69): Melton 6, Carroll 1, Johnson 23, Gaylor 6, Humphreys 21, White 12.

  • Cleveland State sweeps twinbill...

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams dropped a pair of conference games to Cleveland State Community College, as the Lady Cougars 50-42 and while the Cougars bit the Raiders 79-72.
    Cleveland State 50, Roane State 42: Abby Hubert led Cleveland State with 17 points.
    Lacy Cantrell led Roane State with 17 points.
    Cleveland State took a 10-7 first-quarter lead, thanks to 3-point baskets by Jatasha Hollinger and Hubert. Autumn Monkhouse, Ariana Prather and Rachelle Parks.

  • Nesbit to be honored for 25...

    All former players, coaches and any Roane State basketball fan are invited to a celebration Jan. 28 to honor Randy Nesbit for his 25 years as head coach for the Raiders.
    Roane State will be hosting Dyersburg State Community College, with the Raiderettes tipping off at 2 p.m. followed by the men at 4 p.m. A reception in his honor will be held following the men's game.
    If you are planning to attend, call Tamsin Miller at (865) 882-4640 or email miller@roanestate.edu.

  • Midway football team honored...

    The Midway Green Wave football team was treated with an awards luncheon Jan. 15 in the school cafeteria.
    Coach Ryen Minton thanked the sponsors, the administration, Mike Hayes (PA announcer), the chain gang, Stacy Burton and Alisha Thompson, his coaching staff, the water girls, film crew and the parents for their support this season.
    His coaches were Gabe Patterson, Lewis Edwards, Justin O'Toole, Tommy DeFoe, Jean-Paul Holt, Daniel Matherly and Derrick Marlowe. His managers were Katie Lewis, Emma Hill, Sierra Sharp and Maddie Hill.

  • Harriman football team...

    The 7-4 Harriman Blue Devil football held its annual football banquet Jan. 14 in the cafeteria.
    The Blue Devils accomplished something no other Harriman team had done since 1986, defeat Kingston and Rockwood in the season. Coach Travis Tapp was on the '86 team.
    Harriman set a school record in 2015, averaging 37 points per game with a solid running attack and first-year quarterback Joe Pace.
    Fast forward to 1916, under second-year quarterback and a new spread offense, Harriman broke their 2015 record, averaging 38 points per game.