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Today's News

  • Going With the Flo:Trump honors his pledge by pushing for a border wall

    By Flo Charles

    Through all my years of public service to organizations and the Republican Party, I am still learning to watch the company I keep.

    My stepfather repeatedly warned me, “Your friends are like elevators; they can take you up or take you down.”

    It is the same with politics. Candidates will promise whatever necessary to get the votes and contributions, then renege on their promises and use their newfound positions to wipe you out if you resist their control and influence.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Getting food and drink on old U. S. Hwy. 27 [29A]

    Gentle reader, as you know, the news is rife with potential subject matter for comment of a political or social nature. However, inasmuch as we are almost halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we choose not to burden you with such topics to trouble you in what should be a season of happiness and joy. So, for this week at least, we turn to two topics that always seem to appeal to a goodly number of readers, namely food and recollections of the community as it used to be.

  • Lady Waves looking to solidify

    The Midway Lady Waves are looking to improve on last year’s 20-10 record and performance.

    The majority of the team that went deep into the post-season before being eliminated in the Region 3 semi-finals has returned.

    Normally, that would be enough to worry the competition, but for long-time coach Mike Hayes, there is still a lot to improve for Midway.

    The 4-2 start to the young season backs up Hayes’ belief.

  • Midway: recipe for success

    The good thing about the Midway Green Wave finishing last season with a 2-24 record that they can only go up.

    First year coach Hoyle Humphreys feels the improvement is there for the team and all it may take just finding the right recipe for success.

    Early in the season, that could pay off at end.

    “We’re definitely improving,” Humphreys said.

    Like most basketball teams in the area, many of the athletes play football as well.

  • 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.