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Today's News

  • Seniors rolling for big scores

    SENIOR BOWLERS

    November 30

    1st High Game - Loretta Carrington, Ken Altes 418

    2nd High Game - Diane Moore, Rick Alderfer 457

    3rd High Game - Connie Milhollon, Paul Alexander 441

    High Scores today - Connie Milhollon, 2042 game, Rick Alderfer 218 game

    High Series for today - Connie Milhollon, Paul Alexander 1212

    High Series November - Sylvia Whitehouse, Harold Zeilman 1302

    High Averages - Connie Milhollon 167, Rick Matthews 188

  • Harriman can’t ground Eagles

    The Oakdale Lady Eagles used a second half surge to take Friday’s district match-up with Harriman, 40-22, in Harriman.

    The game was tightly contested at halftime with Oakdale in possession of a narrow 17-15 lead.

    When the third quarter started it looked like the game was going to stay tight as each side countered the other’s offensive attack.

    After a few moments of play the score was knotted at 18.

  • Lady Waves fall to Tigers’ late push

    In a match-up between two teams expected to be in the race for the District 3-A title, the Sunbright Lady Tigers picked up a huge 63-53 victory at home against Midway Friday night.

    Friday’s game started with both teams playing well on offense.

    The game would be tied after one period of play with Midway star Caitlyn Ross leading all scorers with 10 points. Makenna Brown scored 6 points for the Lady Tigers.

  • 1st win for Green Wave coach

    Hoyal Humphreys picked up his first win as head coach of the Midway Green Wave Friday night following a come-from-behind 53-51 victory at Sunbright.

    The win is big for a Midway program that started this season 0-4 after a 2-24 campaign a year ago.

    “These kids are great kids,” Coach Humphreys said following the game. “They’re the most close-knit group I’ve ever been around. They’re really good kids that play hard. They also respect the other kids too and that’s what I like as well.”

  • Tigers and OS split district matchup

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    After a closely fought first half, Rockwood boys basketball coach Paul Kamikawa had one message for his team going into the second half.

    Get the ball to Nate Brackett.

    Brackett and the Tigers responded to his message with a dominant second half, as they defeated Oliver Springs 64-40.

    “When Nate takes off, the rest of us take off,” Kamikawa said. “He’s our best player. We feed off him.”

  • Devils can’t finish comeback

    In a rematch of last year’s District 3 championship, the Oakdale Eagles hung on to take a 65-62 win against district rival Harriman Friday night in Harriman.

    Oakdale led 48-39 at the end of the third quarter, but the Blue Devils weren’t going to go away.

    Harriman senior guard Jaylen McCollum got a steal on an inbounds pass to start the final period and was fouled.

    McCollum couldn’t convert the free throws, but it led to the Devils pulling down a rebound and kicking the ball out to Jerelijah Martin.

  • Babahatchie Community Band to hold Christmas concert

    The Babahatchie Community Band will hold its annual Christmas concert at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman on Friday, Dec. 14.

    The concert begins at 7 p.m.

    Musical selections will include a variety of songs, including “Jingle Bells March,” “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Silver Bells” and “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”

    Admission is free.

    Donations are accepted.

  • Glimpses From a Teacher Historian: Hoping for progress in Roane

    By Mark Banker

    Now that children have sent their “wish lists” to Santa, many of the rest of us are contemplating New Year’s resolutions.

    Still others will dismiss both of these uniquely seasonal obsessions as naïve.

    Since my perennial resolution is to venture as close to cynicism as I can yet not succumb to its cancerous snare, I will err on the side of optimism as we close out 2018.

    Whatever one makes of my rose-colored views, they are firmly rooted in good and fruitful soil.

  • Lady Devils look for consistency

    A team can start slow but improve during the course of the year and make an impression after the regular season.

    Long-time coach Dallas Davis is hoping that will be the case with his Harriman Lady Devils.

    Harriman started the young season strong with an overtime win against Sweetwater.

    Since then, the Lady Devils have struggled to find their confidence.

    “We need to be more consistent,” Davis said. “Right now, we’re not very consistent in what we’re doing.

  • Coming together for Devils

    It is now two seasons removed from when the Harriman Blue Devils won the class 1A State Basketball Championship.

    Although the Devils made an impressive run in last years postseason, they didn’t get to make out of the region tournament, falling to Coalfield.

    This year’s team has a slightly different make-up, but the key players are still there.

    “We have a lot of talent, but also a lot of inexperience this year,” Harriman Coach Shay Shannon said. “We just have to put it all together.”