Today's Sports

  • New coach for Green Wave

    The reins of the Midway Green Wave boys’ basketball team changed hands Thursday afternoon.

    Coach Justin O’Toole stepped down as the head coach and will be replaced by Hoyle Humphreys.

    O’Toole sited personal reasons as to why he chose to vacate the position.

    He will still serve as the Midway Middle School Coach and said that he will be helping out with the football team in the coming year.

    Humphreys served as an assistant coach and the junior varsity coach for Midway this past season.

  • Lady Knights can’t withstand...

    Roane County Lady Knight Eliahna Burns (40) contends with the opposing player. The Lady Knights lost to Catholic, 22-1, Wednesday evening.

  • Chapman making waves

    Midway softball standout Lucy Chapman is surrounded by her parents, coaches, and teammates after she signed her letter of intent to continue her education and softball career with the Tennessee Wesleyan Lady Bulldogs. Chapman plans to be an elementary education major and wants to become a teacher after completing her education.

  • Roane State runs into tourney

    By Brittani Barger

    for the Roane County News

    After back-to-back make-up games Monday and Tuesday, the Roane State Raiders and Lady Raiders’ 2018 TCAA/NJCAA Region VII Tournament opponents are set.

    The Raiders went one and one with their games against Motlow State and Volunteer State, losing the first but winning the latter by a significant margin. They lost to Motlow, 89-74, in a tense game with several technical fouls on both sides.

    William Johnson was the leading scorer for the Raiders with 19 points.

  • Brooks set for Carson-Newman
  • Lady Waves come up short

    All good things come to an end.

    That was the case Monday night at the Midway Lady Waves fell to Tellico Plains, 45-43, in the last seconds of the Region 2 A Semi-Finals in Tellico.

    “We missed some easy shots late and that’s what hurt us, it showed up,” Midway Coach Mike Hayes said.

    The game had been a see-saw battle between the Lady Waves and Lady Bears throughout.

    “Tellico is a tough team,” Hayes said. “You don’t get to be 29-2 just standing around.

  • Rockwood falls short in OT

    The Rockwood Tigers took the district Champion Oakdale Eagles into overtime before losing, 78-71, Tuesday night in the Region 2A semi-finals at Roane State.

    Things looked bleak for Rockwood from the beginning.

    By halftime the outlook hadn’t changed as Oakdale took a 40-24 lead into the locker rooms.

    The Tigers came out in the second half and looked to flip the script.

    “This crew has never quit on me, especially the seniors,” Rockwood Coach Paul Kamikawa said. “They didn’t quit tonight.

  • Blue Devils dethroned!

    There won’t be a repeat this year.

    The defending state champion Harriman Blue Devils were shocked Tuesday night in the Region 2A semi-finals at Roane State when the Coalfield Yellow Jackets used a late push to win 70-60.

    “They really killed us on the offensive glass and got some extra possessions there,” Harriman Coach Shay Shannon said. “They got some leakouts that hurt us and we just didn’t shoot the ball very well.”

    Harriman owned a sizeable 17-7 at the end of the first quarter.

  • Communities honor teams
  • You have to own your mistakes

    So here it is, my semi-regular column is back.
    I know, I know,  I’m not that dependable. Anyone buying the paper to read my witticisms is probably disappointed to find my opinions not in every week.
    That’s my fault. I take the blame because I am the sports editor and I decide what goes into the sports section and when.
    To be fair, there has been far more interesting things to put in rather than my ramblings about sports.