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Today's Sports

  • Harriman downs Midway girls in...

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils advanced to the semifinals of the district 3-A girls tournament after a 60-50 win over Midway on Thursday at Harriman.

    Midway dropped to a 20-9 overall record and a 15-1 record in its district

    The Lady Waves jumped out to an 8-2 lead on Harriman, but the Lady Devils responded with a 10-0 run to take a 12-8 lead after the first quarter.

    Midway got early points from Jesse Lewis with two baskets and one from Lexi Taylor. Abby Bertram sank two free throws.

  • Midway sweeps All-County MVP...

    After tallying the votes from Roane County media members, fans and coaches, Roane County news has announced the All-County Boys and Girls basketball teams for the 2014-15 season.

    Each team is made up of eight players, five starters and three bench players. The boy and girl with the most coaches votes was selected as the MVP for their respective team.

    This year’s All-County MVP positions were swept by Midway High School with Abby Bertram and Jacob Cawood taking the top spots.

  • Taking a stance on ‘coming out’...

    In recent years, one movement that has been gaining a great deal of momentum has been the gay rights movement.

    We’ve even seen flashes of it in the sports world with players like NBA’s Jason Collins, WNBA’s Brittney Griner and former University of Tennessee standout Glory Johnson, who is engaged to Griner.

    In 2014, while professional basketball had started to somewhat open its arms, the NFL had yet to open theirs. That is, until former Missouri Tigers star Michael Sam came out.

  • Kingston falls to Sequoyah on...

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets did battle on Senior Night, Monday, against the Sequoyah Chiefs.

    Sadly for the Jackets, Kingston came up just short in their final game of the regular season, 71-68.

    With the loss, the Yellow Jackets finish the season winless in district play.

    The Jackets (10-17, 0-8 District 4-AA) came out hot against the Chiefs, jumping out to a quick 7-1 lead. However, the Chiefs (13-12, 7-1 District 5-AA) would respond with a 7-1 run of their own and knot the game up at 8.

  • Lady Jackets lets Lady Chiefs...

    Monday night was the last home game of the regular season for the Kingston Lady Jackets, as the Sequoyah Lady Chiefs came to town and walked away with a 48-33 win.

    This marked the fifth straight win for the Lady Chiefs (14-10, 6-2 District 5-AA) and the third straight loss for the Lady Jackets (14-13, 4-4 District 4-AA).

  • Midway, Rockwood split regular...

    The Rockwood Tigers claimed fifth place in district 3-A with a 44-39 win over Midway Monday night.

    The Midway Lady Waves cruised to a 48-37 win over Rockwood and they will be at Harriman Thursday night. Rockwood will be playing at Tellico Thursday night in their first round tournament game. Rockwood is 2-10 in district 3A.

    GIRLS GAME

  • Harriman Middle falls in...

    The combination of poor weather conditions and receiving a first round bye of the class A Sectional Tournament put the Harriman Middle School Blue Devils on a nine-day lay-off prior to their game against Soldiers Memorial.

    Despite a slow start, the Blue Devils were able to make a push toward the end, but fell just short as they saw their season come to a close, 38-34.

    Jaylen McCullum paced the Devils in the contest with 11 points.

    McCullum kept the Middle School Devils in the game in the first period with 4 points to help the Devils within striking distance, 5-4.

  • Midway Middle’s season comes to...

    After running through the District Tournament, the Lady Waves of Midway Middle saw their season come to end Thursday night as they were defeated by New Center Middle School, 51-39, in the sectional round of the state tournament.

    The Lady Rockets jumped out to a 5-0 lead over the Lady Waves following a field goal and a 3-pointer from Rachel Roberts.

    New Center then sent Caitlyn Ross to the free-throw line where the eight grader hit one of her two shots to finally put the Lady Waves on the board.

  • Raiderettes hang on to beat...

    It took all four quarters, and nearly on extra one, but Roane State was able to hang on to defeat Motlow, 64-61.

    “I think they’re trying to make me age before my time,” Roane State head coach Monica Boles joked after the win.
    “ … Kudos to Motlow. It was a heck of a game. Those are the fun kind, the ones you live for.”

    The Raiderettes and Lady Bucks traded blows throughout the first half, swapping the lead more than 20 times in the opening period of play.

  • Raiders rally, come up just...

    With less than a minute on the clock, Roane State had the lead.
    The Bucks from Motlow made sure it didn’t end that way closing out with a 4-0 run for the, 90-88, win.

    Ivan Hardin and former Harriman Blue Devil Xavier Howard helped lift the Raiders out to a 10-4 lead at the start of the first half, but the Bucks ripped off a 7-0 to take the lead for the first time.

    Much like the Raiderettes game prior, the two would swap the lead throughout the game.

    The Raiders were able to regain the early lead, but a 3-pointer from Reggie Williams put the Bucks out in front.