Today's Sports

  • Oakdale eliminates Oliver...

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats were defeated 57-53 by the Oakdale Lady Eagles in the opening round of the District 4A Tournament Tuesday night.

    Oakdale led 11-7 after the first quarter, but Oliver Springs took a 28-23 lead at halftime, after a 21-12 second quarter. The Lady Eagles outscored the Lady Bobcats 17-13 in the third quarter and  17-12 in the fourth quarter to secure a berth in the semifinals against top Oneida at Wartburg Friday at 6:30 p.m., followed by Coalfield vs. Wartburg at 8 p.m.

  • Ruffner honored for 38 years of...

    “I want to thank everyone for being here tonight. You are the reason I’ve been here for 30 years,” said Midway Green Wave Coach Darrell Ruffner, who is retiring after 38 years of teaching and coaching in the Roane County school system.

    After a standing ovation by the near capacity crowd, he said, “Why am I doing this? There is time for a new voice. These are great bunch of people.”

    Ruffler was recognized before his Green Wave lost to the Rockwood Tigers in a District 3A game Saturday night.

  • Midway, Rockwood split district...

    It was a subdued and solemn feeling night last Saturday when Rockwood visited Midway for the final regular season game for both teams.

    Although the Boyd Woody Gymnasium was packed the normal noise level was below normal for the four teams. The retirement celebration for Midway head coach Darrell Ruffner brought the noise through several standing ovations.

    The games went about as expected although somewhat clsoer than the winners would have expected.

    The Midway Lady Waves collected a 52-37 win over Rockwood, although they led by only two at halftime.

  • Kingston, Harriman split season-...

    Students were out of school on Monday, but there was a good chance that inclement weather would have kept everyone out in Roane County; however, things cleared up by the evening to let the Lady Jackets and Jackets of Kingston travel to Harriman to play the Lady Devils and Devils in a county rivalry game on Harriman’s senior night.

    The Lady Devils picked up a win over Kingston by a score of 62-40, while the Jackets beat the Blue Devils 71-61.

  • Harriman loses twice at Tellico...

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Devils traveled to Tellico Plains on Friday night to take on the Lady Bears and Bears and both teams were looking to get the season sweep on their District 3A opponent. Tellico Plains had different plans for Harriman in both contests as the Lady Devils dropped their game 52-51 and the Devils came up short falling 75-66.

    Tellico Plains 52, Harriman 51: Harriman came up short on Tuesday night when they played Meigs County in what was a dramatic loss as Harriman had the lead with less than a minute left in the game against the Lady Tigers.

  • Kingston sweeps Midway on senior...

    The Kingston basketball teams wrapped the regular season home schedule by sweeping a pair of games from county rival Midway, as the Lady Jackets avenged an earlier season loss with a 81-77 win and the Yellow Jackets calmed the Green Wave 70-37 on senior night.

    Kingston 70, Midway 37: Tyler Thurman scored a season-high 15 points with three rebounds to lead the Yellow Jackets over the Green Wave, while Noah Cash tallied 10 points for Kingston, which had 13 of the 15 players  dent the scoreboard.

    Drake Romines paced Midway with 14 points and two assists.

  • Oliver Springs splits with Oneida

    The Oliver Springs basketball teams closed their home season Friday night by splitting a pair of games with Oneida.

    Oliver Springs 61, Oneida 58: Oliver Springs led 11-7 after one quarter, but Oneida used a 21-12 second quarter to take a 28-23 lead at the break. Oliver Springs outscored Oneida 13-10 in the third quarter and 25-20 in the fourth quarter for the 3-point victory.

  • Rockwood sweeps Greenback...

    The Rockwood basketball teams swept a pair of games from Greenback Thursday on senior night, as the Lady Tigers won 39-32, and the Tigers were victorious 62-36.

    Rockwood 39, Greenback 32: "This was a big game for us. I wanted the seniors to go out on a winning note. They played well and were focused on doing things better," said Coach Amy Breazeale.

    Lexie Hill led Rockwood with 14 points and five rebounds, while Zoie Hill added seven points with seven rebounds. Karlee Bowling chipped in seven points and five rebounds.

  • Cornellison, Napier recognized...

    When the Roane State Raiderettes hosted Cleveland State Community College Wednesday night, two players from Roane County, Kingston's Haley Cornellison and Rockwood's Jade Napier, were among the six sophomores honored between games.

    Napier recorded seven points, one rebound and four assists in the 87-62 loss to the Lady Cougars, while Cornellison scored eight points with one rebound, two assists and four steals.

    Haley, a 5'11" guard/post combo from Kingston, is the daughter of Eric and Jennifer Cornellison and has a younger brother, Jace.

  • Cleveland State, Roane State...

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams split a pair of games with Cleveland State Community last Wednesday night, as the Raiders defeated the Cougars 73-65 and the Raiderettes lost 87-62.

    Roane State 73, Cleveland State 65: The Cougars led 41-27 after the first half, but the Raiders used a 46-24 second half to notch the victory.