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Today's Sports

  • Volunteers dismantle ETSU

    By Ben Briley

    The future of Tennessee football was on display Saturday as Tennessee dismantled ETSU 59-3.

    Even though it’s an FCS opponent, this win feels like it’s bigger than it is.

    It’s Tennessee first win in 10 months (24-10 against Southern Miss). It was also Jeremy Pruitt’s first game and first win at Neyland. Most importantly, it’s a notch on the left side of the record.

  • Oliver Springs can’t keep up in...

    The Knoxville Ambassadors travelled to Oliver Springs to take on the Lady Bobcats in a soccer matchup Monday.

    Despite the score being knotted at zero at the break, the Knoxville Ambassadors exploded offensively in the second half on the way to the 5-1 win over the home standing Lady Bobcats.

    “We were pretty evenly matched in the first half,” said Oliver Springs head coach Josh Pryor. “Our defense did pretty good, and we had our fair share of chances.”

    “We try our best to stress the importance of capitalizing early.”

  • Lady ’Cats edge Coalfield late

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Middle school softball action on Thursday evening paired the Coalfield Lady Jackets against Oliver Springs in a game that saw a late inning comeback victory by the Lady Bobcats that ended on time by a score of 3-2.

    Taylor Hendrickson started on the mound for OS and quickly recorded three up three down but Coalfield’s H. Wilson shadowed that performance as the Lady Bobcats went down in order as the games was scoreless after one.

  • Lady Devils withstand ’Dawgs’...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    In a battle of unbeaten teams, Harriman Middle softball was the only one to keep a perfect record after beating Wartburg, 7-5 Friday evening.

    The Lady Devils struck first.

    Anna Garland walked and was followed by Kendal Mason’s hit. Addison Oliver drew a walk to load the bases.

    Madelyn Ladd was hit by a pitch to make the score 1-0.

  • Lady Waves “kick” off with a...
  • CMS shares ball in home opener

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets’ opened at home Thursday night with a 48-8 win against Claiborne Middle School.

    “The kids were really pumped about it being a home game,” Cherokee coach Brent Kelley said. “Of course the kids are always wanting to come out and play in front of the home crowd.

    “I challenged them before the game because the past few times we’ve played we’ve been sloppy and not done too well.”

    The Jackets’ running attack was too much for the Bulldogs to contain.

  • Rockwood Middle flattens Devils

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Middle Tigers used a potent offense to beat visiting Harriman, 30-6, Thursday at Civitan Field.

    The Blue Devils received the opening kickoff but were unable to make anything happen offensively in the first possession.

    However the Tigers did, returning the Harriman punt for a touchdown to make the score 6-0.

    After the initial stumble, the Blue Devils got it together and began a drive towards the goal line at the very end of the quarter.

  • Green Wave stays unbeaten

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Midway Greenwave stayed undefeated with a 46-20 win against the Unaka Rangers Friday night at Midway High School.

    The Greenwave scored in all but the third quarter.

    The Rangers were only able to score in the fourth after Midway put in the second string to gain experience.

  • Devil “D” crushes Indians

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    It only took Oneida eight plays to realize that the Blue Devil defense meant business as Giovanni Cromwell jumped in front of the receiver to intercept the Indians pass and returned the ball 70 yards for the first score of the night and to seize the first of five turnovers as Harriman’s defense dominated to secure the big district win by a final score of 19-7.

  • OS plows through Cougars

    By Ben Briley

    bbriley@roanecounty.com

    Oliver Springs traveled to Kodak Friday night and left the foothills with a 31-0 drubbing of the Northview Academy Cougars.

    The win made the Bobcats’ second straight shutout against a division 3A school, Kingston being the first victim.

    The defense of Oliver Springs once again dominated the offensive line, only allowing 5 first downs and 54 total yards.

    “Can’t say enough about the defensive side of the ball,” said Bobcat Head Coach Larry Green.