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Today's Sports

  • Exciting times, exciting life

    This is the third in a series of stories about Kingston native Carolyn Bush Roddy. This final story, it should concludes the series.

    Carolyn Roddy has been a pioneer throughout her life.

    As has been mentioned in other stories, Roddy collected accolades and awards for her basketball prowess like some collect baseball cards.

    After her time in high school and college playing basketball, Roddy also got to travel the world as a representative of the United States in various coomptetions.

    This culminated in the Pan Am Games.

  • Cherokee season ended by...

    By Jack Sims
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets saw their season come to an end Saturday after losing 40-35 to the Jacksboro Stars at Sevierville Middle in the first round of the TMSAA Sectional tournament.
    The Yellow Jackets played a hard and fast paced game, but the physical size advantage held by Jacksboro had a telling effect. The Stars employed a full court press for large portions of the game and forced the young Cherokee players in to numerous mental mistakes.

  • Lady Waves lose heartbreaker

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Lady GreenWave’s were 30 seconds away from advancing to the second round of the Middle School Sectional tournament on Saturday afternoon but Oneida managed to force a turnover and scored with little time left on the clock to defeat Midway in overtime by a final score of 38-37.

    “I am very proud of how our girls played. They played hard and did well executing out game plan,” stated Midway coach Justin O’Toole.

  • The HMS Lady Devils are hot shots

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils showed up and showed out with a big offensive performance Saturday to beat the Pittman Center Lady Eagles, 57-29, in the second round of the TMSAA Sectional Tournament in Anderson County.

    Addison Oliver scored six first quarter points and Skyler Johnson grabbed three boards to spring out to a 16-6 lead after one.

    All of this came despite Madelyn Ladd and Kendall Mason both going to the bench with two early fouls.

  • Lady Bulldogs outpace Harriman

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils traveled to Wartburg Central High School Tuesday evening to take on the Lady Bulldogs and got mauled in a district matchup, 61-27.

    The Lady Blue Devils, although a young team, showed they have made significant improvements during the regular season.

    Harriman came into the house of a much more experienced and seasoned team and it showed early.

    Though the Lady Devils scored first, it was the Bulldogs who had the hot hands.

  • Devils survive early scare

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Blue Devils got a scare in their first game of the sectional tournament Wednesday evening but a spark from the Harriman bench led to a second half comeback as they defeated Newport Grammar, 45-41.

    Harriman looked sluggish in the first quarter as Newport jumped out to a 10-point lead.

    Nazeer Sparks along with Nick Pelfrey and Camyan Campbell scored baskets to keep to within six as the first quarter ended with NG leading 14-8.

  • Lady Tigers fall in 2nd half

    Despite a strong first half, the Rockwood Lady Tigers couldn’t withstand Sunbright’s offense in the second half Tuesday night and lost 58-17 at Dr. Tom Evans Gym.

    Rockwood’s defensive pressure made Sunbright earn every basket it scored from the start.

    “We played a really good first half,” Rockwood Coach Amy Breazeale said. “It’s probably the best two quarters of basketball all year.

    “But I told the girls after the game that unfortunately baskeball has four quarters in it.

  • Rockwood holds off Sunbright in...

    The Rockwood Tigers regained their composure in time to beat the Sunbright Tigers, 47-43, Tuesday at Dr. Tom Evans Gym.

    Going into the final quarter, Sunbright had a 34-29.

    “We were able to get our composure back,” Rockwood Coach Paula Kamikawa said. “I think we lost it there for a little bit.

    “We were only down five, but you would have thought we were down 27.”

    With the way Sunbright had been playing throughout the second half, it appeared as if the game was already decided.

  • Blue Devils outpace Wartburg

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    In a fast paced game of basketball, the Harriman Blue Devils took home the district win over the Wartburg Bulldogs with a final score of 64-54 at Dallas Davis Gym Tuesday night.

    The game opened as it would later end with fast breaks, transition ball, and acrobatic ball handling.

    Harriman got on the board first, but within a matter of a few minutes the Bulldogs tied it up. In this round, both sides made mental mistakes and ball handling fouls.

  • Lady Tiger toughing it out

    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

    Or if you’re Rockwood Lady Tiger senior Karlee Bowling, you kick life’s behind.

    The senior has been playing through injury this season, and spectators would be hard pressed to tell.

    “When I got hurt, I wasn’t sure what I did,” Bowling said. “When I hit the ground I knew something wrong.

    “But I wasn’t worried about being hurt, I was worried more about letting down the team.”