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Today's Sports

  • Midway can’t hold off Indians

    The Midway Green Wave couldn’t hold off Oneida’s offense, losing 80-39, Tuesday night in the first round of the District 3 A playoffs.

    “Oneida is a good team, there’s a reason they’re up toward the top of our district,” Midway Coach Justin O’Toole said. “We can’t make excuses for what happened and if anything, I didn’t prepare us correctly,” O’Toole said.

    The Green Wave came out fast and furious, but the Indians were ready.

  • Hot 1st propels Tigers for win

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers easily defeated Sunbright in the first round of the District 3-A Tournament Tuesday night after building a huge lead in the first quarter.

    Nate Brackett scored on Rockwood’s first possession and the Tigers never looked back. Rockwood outscored Sunbright 24-9 in the first period, which ended up being the difference in the Tigers’ 56-43 victory.

  • Football woes cause to worry?

    Americans love football. There’s no denying that simple fact.
    With the Super Bowl already played and in the history books, now comes the time when fans will have to fill their time with reading and watching news stories about their teams until next fall.
    Fans are rabid in their devotion to their pro, collegiate, or high school team of choice.
    So, if that is the case, why is football suffering? Well, at least the NFL and NCAA are starting to hurt. I don’t think we have to worry too much about high school.

  • Kingston standout to keep...
  • Kingston splits with Tornadoes

    With the end of the regular season fast approaching, district games have become even more important.

    That was the case Tuesday evening when Kingston played host to the Alcoa Tornadoes.

    The girls game ended with the Lady Jackets winning, 45-35.

    Playing without standout senior point guard Abby Wilson, the rest of team appeared to be motivated to win for their teammate.

    Kingston’s defense shutdown Alcoa in the first and opened up the game for the offense.

  • Devils ruin McKinney’s big night

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Parker McKinney scored 4o points in a losing effort for Coalfield Yellow Jackets as the Harriman Blue Devils came to town and defeated the Jackets by a score of 80-76 Tuesday night.

    Coalfield jumped out to an early lead with a 6-0 run as McKinney put up 13 in the first quarter, but early foul trouble triggered Jacket head coach Daniel Byrd to go to his bench. Spencer Moore sparked the Devils by opening up their scoring with a trey and Jalen McCullum added 6 as the Jackets lea after one by a score of 20-14.

  • Eagles escape South of the River

    The Oakdale Eagles were able to escape from South of the River with a 65-60 win against the Midway Green Wave Tuesday evening.

    Midway came out fast and physical as evidenced by Bailey Parks coming away with the opening tip off and raced to a lay-up before anyone could react.

    The back-and-forth between the teams continued throughout the first quarter, but the Green Wave’s physical and fast play won out as Midway held an 18-15 lead going into the second period.

  • Ross’s milestone pushes Midway

    Caitlyn Ross scored 21 points and surpassed the 1,000-point milestone on the way to a 55-52 Midway win against Oakdale Tuesday.

    Most of the game was a see-saw battle with the Lady Waves battling to catch up to the Lady Eagles.

    “I told the girls before the game that they had better be ready,” Midway Coach Mike Hayes said. “We haven’t practiced since last Wednesday and we played Thursday night and Friday night.

    “We couldn’t do anything for four days.

  • Great Scott! Kingston sweeps

    Kingston took to the road for a pair of district contests with Scott County Friday evening.
    The Lady Jackets won the opener, 70-54, while the Yellow Jackets completed the sweep in the night-cap with a 62-58 overtime win.
    The opening game saw Kingston start off with a fast paced attack, outscoring the Lady Highlanders 16-11.
    Senior guard Abby Wilson paced the Lady Jackets with eight points in the quarter, but it came with a cost.
    Wilson was injured and had to leave the game. There isn’t any word on how long she will be out.

  • McCullum’s 23 in 1st paces Devils

    Jaylen McCullum scored 31 points in the first half and pushed the Harriman Blue Devils to a 75-32 win against district rival Midway Friday night at Harriman High School.

    McCullum scored eight points for Harriman to jump out to an early 8-0 lead on the Green Wave.

    “Jaylen Made shots, but we were moving the basketball really well and they were great shots,” Harriman Coach Shay Shannon said. “It wasn’t like he was forcing those shots.

    “His teammates were getting him open.”