Today's Sports

  • ‘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.

  • Area 4 AA Tournament:

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils and Midway Green Wave entered play Wednesday in the Area 4 AA Tournament hoping to earn their way into Thursday’s title game at Wartburg Central Middle School.

    Harriman did just that, as they knocked off Lenoir City, 41-35.

    Midway, however, came up short, as they dropped a 38-23 decision against the host Bulldogs.

  • The Oliver Springs basketball...

    The Midway Middle School basketball teams swept a pair of games at Stone Elementary School in Crossville Tuesday, as the Green Wave beat the Coyotes 43-30, while the Lady Waves rolled over Stone 50-17.

    Midway 43, Stone 30: Sjohn Ross Lyle poured in 20 points to lead the Green Wave.
    Lyle scored four first-quarter points to stake the Green Wave to an 11-2 lead. Blake Parks buried a 3-point basket. Matthew White scored Stone's only points.

  • Cherokee tops Spring City, 16-14

    Facing a fourth-and-1 with about two minutes to play against Spring City last Thursday, Cherokee Middle School football coach Wiley Brackett challenged his team to get the first down.

    The Yellow Jackets responded and got the first down on a quarterback sneak, which allowed them to run out the clock in the 16-14 victory.

    “That was an old-fashion, physical football game on both sides of the ball.” Brackett said. “We were just a little bit more physical up front than they were.”

  • RMS picks up first win of 2015...

    A brief but heavy rain storm did not stop the Midway Middle Green Waves and the Rockwood Middle Tigers from kicking off on time, but it did alter some of the play calling on a soaking wet field.

    Now 1-4, Rockwood will try to get their second win Thursday when they host Cherokee.

    Midway drops to 3-2 with the loss and will host Spring City on Thursday.

    After both teams ran three plays and punted to end their first possessions, Midway got a spark on its second possession for the game’s first points.

  • ACE golf tourney set for Oct. 9

    Auto Collision Experts will host a golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 9 at Laurel Valley Golf Course in Townsend. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. with lunch to follow.

    Prizes will be awarded for closest-to-the-pin and longest drive. Entry fee is $50 per player or $200 per foursome.

    Call (615) 456-1452 for more information.

  • OSMS runs winning streak to 12

    Oliver Springs Middle School continued its winning ways on the football field Thursday.

    The Bobcats defeated Rockwood 32-6 at Tom Pemberton Stadium to improve to 3-0 on the season. That makes 12 straight wins for the Bobcats dating back to last season, when the team finished 9-0.

    “I'm proud of my kids,” Oliver Springs first-year head coach Buster Brown said. “They gave a great effort tonight. We asked them to come out and work really hard in the first half.”

    That showed on the scoreboard. The Bobcats led 26-0 at halftime.