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Today's Sports

  • OS goes down in high scoring...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Tuesday night’s game between Sunbright and the Lady Bobcats looked more like an all-star homerun derby rather than a win or go home district tournament game as between the two teams there were six over the fence dingers with the Lady Tigers defeating OS by a final score of 13-10.

    Sunbright jumped out to an early lead as Ashlin Trent was the first to go deep as the Lady Tigers took an 8-1 lead. Oliver Springs struggled defensively as Desirae Davis and Kaitlyn Seeber took turns on the mound.

  • Lady Tigers’ run comes to a close

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    After defeating Sunbright on Monday night, the Lady Tigers moved on in the winners bracket to take on top ranked Coalfield on Tuesday evening but fell to the Lady Jackets by a final score of 5-4, putting them in the losers bracket to take on Oneida later that night with the Lady Indians eliminating Rockwood from the tournament by a final score of 14-0.

  • Midway runs out of gas

    The Midway Green Wave ran out of gas Wednesday evening, losing to Coalfield 7-5 in the elimination game of the District 3 Baseball Tournament at Rockwood’s Brillo Miller Sports Complex.

    “We ran out of gas,” Midway Coach Brent Johnson said. “We’re tired.

    “But I am proud of every single one of my players.

    “Every one of them played their hearts out and I have no regrets.”

    The early goings was a pitcher’s duel between Midway’s C.J. Huff and the Yellow Jackets’ Lance Byrd.

  • Tigers roar from behind for title

    The Rockwood Tigers had to fight from behind in order to beat Coalfield, 18-7, Wednesday night in the title game of the District 3 baseball tournament at Brillo Miller Sports Complex.

    Coalfield struck first.

    “You have to tip your hat to Coalfield,” Rockwood Coach Jake Witter said. “To be out in 81 degree weather to play hard as they did says something.

    “They could have just laid down, but they came out fighting and swinging the bats.”

  • Lady Jackets strike back

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    In a do or die situation, the Kingston Lady Jackets traveled…again, to Alcoa to take on the Alcoa Lady Tornados…again, for the District Championship. This time they came home winners, the District Champions!

  • Senior bowlers putting up big...

    SENIOR BOWLERS

    May 4

    1st High Game------Barbara Pickering, Rick Matthews---477

    2nd High Game-------Sylvia Whitehouse, Don George--443

    3rd High Game -----Sylvia Whitehouse, Don George---506

    High Scores today--------Don George-217. 255 games, 634 series Rick Alderfer-210 game

    High Series today---- Sylvia Whitehouse, Don George-----1355

    High Series For April---- Ken Altes, Rick Matthews---1398

    High Averages---------Loretta Carrington—167, Rick Matthews---192

  • Roane County lacrosse teams split

    The Roane County Knights beat Blount County Thursday evening 10-5 while the Lady Knights fell to Alcoa, 14-6.

  • Jacket duo set for next step
  • Lady ’Cats can’t cool Lady Tiger...

    By Taylor Crombie

    for the Roane County News

    The Sunbright Lady Tigers turned the tables on the visiting Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats Wednesday night in the two teams’ final game of the regular season.

    Oliver Springs rallied in the fifth inning last week at home to defeat the Lady Tigers 6-3, but couldn’t handle Sunbright’s hot bats on the road and lost 9-3.

  • Middle School playoffs underway

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Oakdale defeats

    Oliver Springs

    Oakdale defeated Oliver Springs by a final score of 3-2 in four innings on Thursday evening.

    Austin Swafford was on the mound for the Eagles and gave up a hit to Skyler York but he was left stranded on base as the defense backed him up and got three outs.

    Jacob Hileman was on the mound for the Cats and quickly got three up three down with two strikeouts to put his team back on offense.