Today's Sports

  • Coalfield Middle sweeps Oliver...

    Anytime Coalfield and Oliver Springs square off in any sport, both teams are bound to bring their best efforts.

    That was the case when Oliver Springs Middle traveled to take on Coalfield Middle.

    Both games were highly competitive throughout, but the home team prevailed in both with the Lady Jackets picking up the 36-27 victory and the Jackets with the 25-32 victory.

  • Harriman, Rockwood split contests

    Tuesday night brought together two county rivals, as well as a big district match up when the Rockwood Middle School Tigers traveled to take on the Blue Devils of Harriman Middle School.

    The Lady Tigers were able to travel home with the 24-11 victory, but the home standing Blue Devils picked up the 42-30 win.

  • Oliver Springs girls rally past...

    While it wasn’t the win Oliver Springs head coach Michelle Christopher was looking for, it was a win nonetheless.

    After falling in a 13-5 hole in the first quarter, the Lady Bobcats rallied to a 48-34 victory over Wartburg.

    “Very rough start,” Christopher said. “I don’t think the kids were exactly mentally focused, but then we got into foul trouble. I thought they showed a lot of heart and will to win. They made a big run and actually had a pretty good second half.”

  • Bobcats survive three technical...

    It seems like anytime a team from Morgan or Roane County cross that thin, imaginary line things get interesting.

    When Oliver Springs traveled to Wartburg Tuesday night that pattern held true as the Bobcats escaped with a 59-52 victory.

    “That’s one of those games nothing seemed to go right,” Oliver Springs head coach Tony Ingram said. “Basically an ugly, sloppy game. We just had to find a way to win it and I think some of our guys did. We hit the wall, we hit adversity, we hit bad times, but we found a way to win.”

  • Midway boys,girls split Sunbright

    It took an Eli Dial buzzer-beating three-pointer to get the job done, but the Sunbright Tigers earned a 54-51 win over Midway.

    The opening period was a tug-of-war that saw Sunbright take an early 15-11 lead before seven straight points by the boys from “South of the River” gave Midway the early 18-15 lead.

  • Kingston boys fall to Loudon

    After Kingston’s 67-51 loss to Loudon on Monday night, Yellow Jackets head coach Colt Narramore didn’t pull any punches.

    “We stunk,” Narramore said. “We shot it really bad. For some reason we don’t shoot it well. We don’t play hard either. When we struggle offensively, for some reason our defense just slacks off.

  • Wild world of strange: The SEC’s...

    While most of Tennessee was celebrating the Vols’ dismantling of Iowa in the TaxSlayer bowl, something was off.

    Every year since the classic 2006 match up between Vince Young’s Texas Longhorns and Matt Lienart’s USC Trojans, one thing has always been consistent, an SEC team would play for the National Championship.

    Following the Pac 12-Big 12 showdown, the Southeastern Conference went on a historic run of seven straight championships.

    Florida twice, LSU once, Auburn once and, of course, Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide with three.

  • Kingston girls overcome early...

    It took 16 second half points from Kingston’s Taylor Thurman to make up for an uneven first half against Loudon, but it was enough for Kingston to walk away with the 53-50 victory.

    “Taylor Thurman absolutely came out and played on fire in the second half,” Kingston head coach Connie Guinn said. “I think when you get one player like that, that gives it all she’s got, it filters to the rest of the team. I think that was a spark for us that we needed in the second half.”

  • Allow me to reintroduce myself

    For those of you who know me well, seeing my name appear in today’s edition of the Roane County News is no surprise. It’s a move many of you knew was coming.

    The rest of you, however, probably have no idea who I am, but I’m taking going to take up several of today’s valuable column inches to clear that up.

    My name is Bradley Keith Stringfield, and, effective Dec . 29, I became the sports editor at the Roane County News.

    Don’t stop reading now. It gets better.

  • Sunbright boys falls to Kingston

    Following its Day 1 victory over Wartburg in the Harriman Christmas Classic, Kingston defeated Sunbright 67-32.

    “We just wanted to get our younger guys some reps in,” Yellow Jackets head coach Colt Narramore said. “I think the older guys did a good job of taking care of business early so our younger guys could play a bunch.

    “It’s always good to get those young guys some playing time, especially around Christmas.”