Today's Sports

  • Oliver Springs sweeps Sunbright...

    After a couple of days away from the basketball court due to the inclement weather, Oliver Springs was the first county team to return to action sweeping Sunbright in District 4A action Monday night, as the Bobcats beat the Tigers 74-63 and the Lady Bobcats defeated the Lady Tigers 61-53.

    Oliver Springs 74, Sunbright 63: Tyler Melton, Taylor Murray, Lane Evans and Jacob Humphreys tallied 20, 18, 15 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the Bobcats.

  • Greene, Langley participated in...

    John Langley and Garrett Greene, both seniors on the Harriman High School football team were both invited to play in the ninth annual National Guard Border Bowl that is held at the University of The Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky, Jan. 16.

    The players reported to Williamsburg on Jan. 13 in preparation for game week.

  • Area 4AA Tournament under way

    The Area 4 AA Tournament tipped off Monday evening at Wartburg Central Middle School, and the night did not go well for Roane County teams as three of the four squads in action were eliminated. The start of the tourney was delayed due to snow and ice on Saturday.

    The one team to advance to Wednesday’s semifinals was Midway, who defeated county rival Oliver Springs, 34-28, in boys play.

    In girls action, Midway dropped a 34-27 decision at the hands of Lenoir City, while Wartburg ended Rockwood’s season, 46-5.

  • Kingston athletes sign with...

    Kingston senior shortstop Makenzie Spurgeon signed to continue her softball career with Walters State Community College in Morristown.

    “I like the coaches. They have a good program. It was the only school I looked at,” said the Lady Jacket senior. “I expect us (Kingston) to pretty good this year.”

    Surgeon is one of four Kingston seniors - Rachel Layne, Taylor Thurman and Briley Garrett, along with the remainder of the team, were at the signing in the Kingston gym lobby.

  • Kingston athletes sign with...

    Kingston senior pitcher/first baseman Cody Mitchell signed with Walters State Community College to continue his baseball career.

    “This was the best opportunity to go and play baseball. They are one of the top schools in JUCO baseball. WSCC felt like home. The coaches were great and nice. They were very informative. The facilities and school were awesome,” said Mitchell.

    Said Kingston Coach Bruce Robinette, “Cody is a big, strong kid. He outworks everybody on the team. He has the desire to be a good player.”

  • Midway was no match for visiting...

    The Lady Waves had high hopes after a big win at Harriman last Friday , and they had lost by only eight at Grace earlier in the season. However, Grace built a huge lead at the end of one and at halftime and Midway never recovered. Grace rolled out to a 53-22 halftime lead at held the advantage, getting a 81-64 win over Midway. Midway drops to 5-4 in the district with the loss.

  • Tigers beat Bears again 61-52

    For the second time this season, the Rockwood basketball teams split district games with Tellico Plains, as the Tigers defeated the Bears 61-52 on the road in Monroe County and the Lady Tigers lost 63-37.

    Rockwood 61, Tellico Plains 52: Colten Carter tallied 10 first-quarter points, and Blake Hunt added seven to give the Bears a 20-14 advantage. Case Miller had four points for the Tigers, while Tristan Mayton buried a 3-point basket.

    Rockwood outscored Tellico Plains 17-13 in the second quarter to slice the lead to 33-31, as Mayton tallied nine points.

  • McMinn Central sweeps Oliver...

    The Oliver Springs basketball teams dropped a pair of non-district games Tuesday night to McMinn Central, as the Bobcats lost 90-79 and the Lady Bobcats were beaten 94-45.

    McMinn Central 90, Oliver Springs 79: Bryce Mason, Jordan Carter, Jackson Guy and Dylan Miller tallied 27, 20, 15 and 12 points, respectively to lead the Chargers over the Bobcats.

    Lane Evans, Taylor Murray, Jeremiah Johnson and Jacob Humphreys tallied 28, 20, 10 and 10 points, respectively, for Oliver Springs.

  • Roane State basketball teams...

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams continue TJCCAA play this weekend, as they travel to Southwest Community College in Memphis Friday and to Dyersburg State CC on Saturday.

    The teams swept a pair of TJCCAA games Jan. 16 against Chattanooga State, as the Raiders defeated the Tigers 72-71 and the Raiderettes beat the Lady Tigers 73-65, after they defeated Vincennes 72-63 last Friday.
    Also, they split a pair of conference games at Cleveland State Jan. 13, while the Raiders defeated the Maryville College junior varsity 89-70 on Jan. 18.

  • HMS, OSMS split games Monday

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devils traveled to Oliver Springs on Martin Luther King Jr.Day to take on the Lady Cats and Bobcats in a special midday tipoff. The Lady Bobcats were able to pick up on a win on their home floor, 33-18, while the "Big Blue" grabbed the victory in the boy’s game 39-29.

    OSMHS 33, HMS 17: The Lady ‘Cats of Oliver Springs were able to use a different runs and a huge second half to be able to pull away from Harriman on the day.