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Today's Sports

  • Hot ‘Cats dry up Green Wave

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats beat the Midway Green Wave, 41-7, to close out the regular season at home Friday night and seal third place in the region.

    Contributing largely to the win was six interceptions by the Bobcats’ defense throughout the night

    “I’m just so proud of this team,” Oliver Springs Coach Larry Green said, “this coaching put in some preparation this week, especially on the defensive side of the ball.

    “The defense played well, the only time they scored was when we gave them a short field.

  • Bobcats open by grounding Eagles

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    With football season winding down for the local middle schools, the preseason basketball quickly takes the forefront. The annual Hollis Eble preseason basketball tournament held at Oakdale starting things off for the boys Oliver Springs Bobcats as they took on the hosting Eagles.

    Both teams showed first game jitters with struggles on the offensive side. Three point plays by OS’s Tanner Melton and Oakdale’s Carson Barber kept the crown alive as the first quarter ended with the score knotted up at 7.

  • OSMS takes second tourney win

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Oliver Springs middle school boys took their 2nd win of the night over the Wildcats of Allardt.

    The first quarter was nip and tuck and both teams putting points on the board but the Cats held a two point lead at 10-8. Brett Daugherty led the way with four points and was key on getting defensive rebounds.

  • Lady ‘Cats downed in tourney...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Lady Tigers from Sunbright took on the Oliver Springs Bobcats on Monday evening at the Hollis Eble preseason middle school basketball tournament.

    Sunbright jumped out to the early first quarter lead as Holly Nitzschke and Ashlin Trent combined for six of their team’s eight points. Oliver Spring’s Ella Hampton hit a trey to get the Lady Cats on the board to cut the lead to 8-3.

  • Jackets take high road to...

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets will travel to Gatlinburg tonight.

    No, they won’t be sight seeing, instead they are taking on the Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders in a region match-up.

    Kingston left no doubt as to whether it would be in the playoffs after beating Pigeon Forge last Friday in a 30-14 victory at home.

  • Staying home at stake for Tigers

    The Rockwood Tigers host the Cumberland Gap Panters tonight at Civitan Field in an important region match-up to close out the regular season.

    The winner of the game will be in the number two spot of Region 2 and have the opportunity to host a first round playoff game.

    The loser, gets number three and will have to travel. And it will likely be a long trip.

    So there is a bit of pressure.

    It has been a goal of Coach John Webb and his Tigers since before the season began to obtain a home playoff game.

  • O.S. and Midway meet tonight

    The Midway Green Wave and the Oliver Springs Bobcats meet in the final game of the regular season tonight at D.J. Brittan Field.

    This game is important as a region game and meeting of Roane County rivals. Added to that is the fact the outcome will decide who finishes the region in third place.

    “We juat want to play hard and to the best of our ability,” Oliver Springs Coach Larry Green said.

    “We’ll just prepare like we always do.

  • CMS title bound by way of air

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Two big pass plays by Cherokee’s Kain Collins were all the Jackets offense needed to secure a spot in next week’s championship game against Jacksboro that will be played at Campbell County High School on October 28th at 6 P.M.

    “We need all the support we can get next week as we play them (Jacksboro) in their own backyard” says Cherokee head coach Brent Kelley.

  • Rockwood runs all over Wartburg

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers ran all over Wartburg in the semifinal round of the playoffs Thursday night to take a 30-0 win and shut out the Bulldogs for the second time this year.

    While the Tigers regularly ended up behind the chains, they were also consistently able to overcome thanks to the speed of Jaiden Hannibal and Dakota Waldo.

  • OSMS comes from behind for win

    The Oliver Springs Middle Bobcats gained a berth in the title game with a 22-20 win against the Oneida Middle Indians at Dr. M. E. Thompson Field Thursday evening.

    “It was as exciting as any I have been part of,” Bobcats Coach Buster Brown said, “It was a total team effort from the coaching staff to every member of our football team.

    “It was a bunch of unselfish kids trying get more points than the other team and that’s exactly what we did.”