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Today's Sports

  • Oliver Springs eliminated by...

    During the Lady Bobcats four-year run to the state tournament between 2005-2009, Clarkrange proved to be a thorn in the side of head coach Michelle Christopher.

    On Saturday, the two met again, this time in the semifinal round of the BlueCross Basketball Championship and, once again, it would be Clarkrange advancing to the title game with a 63-45 victory.

  • Harriman’s Haley Goldston signs...

    With her Harriman High School playing career only a few months from winding down, Haley Goldston now has her eyes on a new career.

    On Monday, Goldston signed her Letter of Intent to play softball for Roane State Community College.

    “We’re very excited to have Haley,” Roane State head coach Sue Niemi said.

    “She came to work out with us in the fall and she has gone to a pitching coach and improved her speed and developed a few more pitches. She’s going to be very helpful.”

  • Meigs County bounces Blue Devils...

    Playing in the second round of the Region 2-A Tournament on your home floor isn’t the easiest task to accomplish, but the Harriman Blue Devils found themselves in that position on Saturday against Meigs County.

    Despite the home court advantage, Meigs County was able to knock off the Blue Devils 91-67 before losing to Grace Christian in the Region 2-A Championship, The Blue Devils were less than 24 hours off one of their biggest wins of the season, upsetting the No. 1 seeded Oakdale.

  • Lady Bobcats defeat Hampton in...

    During the 2009-2010 basketball season, the Oliver Springs boy’s basketball took the nearly 150 mile drive to take on Hampton in a sub-state game to decide which team would travel to Middle Tennessee State University to compete for a championship.

    Fast forward five years later and the girl’s from Hampton would travel that same path on Monday to take on the Lady Bobcats, with both teams looking for a state berth of their own.

  • Oliver Springs defeats Riverside...

    It’s been five years since the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats have hopped on Interstate 40 and traveled west to the Murphy Center for the BlueCross Basketball Championships.

    After nearly 4 inches of snow put Thursday’s opener on hold, the Lady Bobcats were victorious in the first round on Friday, defeating Decatur County Riverside, 67-41

    “It tells us we can play with anybody here,” Oliver Springs head coach Michelle Christopher said. “We have a great opportunity ahead of us if the ball bounces just right and we play well.”

  • Lady Bobcats state tournament...

    Weather has once again put post-season basketball on hold.

    After snow and ice hit Murfreesboro and the surrounding areas over night, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association has canceled all of the game's scheduled for today's state basketball tournament, including Oliver Springs' matchup with Decatur County Riverside which was originally set for 9:30 am. this morning.

  • Sub-state turnout 'means a...

    While the sub-state game between Oliver Springs and Hampton was the focal point at Oliver Springs High School on Monday night, school administrators took notice of how the community piled in to see the Lady Bobcats play.

  • Lady Bobcats defeat Hampton in...

    During the 2009-2010 basketball season, the Oliver Springs boy’s basketball took the nearly 150 mile drive to take on Hampton in a sub-state game to decide which team would travel to Middle Tennessee State University to compete for a championship.

    Fast forward five years later and the girl’s from Hampton would travel that same path on Monday to take on the Lady Bobcats, with both teams looking for a state berth of their own.

  • Kingston girls, boys fall in...

    It took almost until the beginning of March, but the boy’s and girl’s basketball seasons have come to an end for Roane County High School.

    On Thursday, both the boys and girls teams were defeated by Fulton in the region tournament. The Jackets lost 61-40, and the Lady Jackets fell 73-47.

    Girl’s Game

    Thanks in part to Kingston’s Rachel Layne, the Lady Jacket were able to hang with Fulton through the first quarter.

  • String of Consciousness: What...

    District champions that didn’t really win a district championship.

    Not one, but TWO teams trying to lose a game at the same time.

    Possible region champions that aren’t really region champions.

    What’s next? Are we going to draw straws for the state championships this year?

    Look, I get it. This weather has royally screwed up most everything, but does it really have to screw up basketball, too?

    Last week, district tournaments were, for the most part, completely wiped out in Tennessee.