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Today's Sports

  • Lady ’Cats can’t take sting out...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    In the first meeting of Roane and Morgan County teams this young basketball season, the Coalfield Middle Lady Jackets held on to beat Oliver Springs, 41-37, in a game at Coalfield Thursday evening.

    Maddie Jones had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds for Oliver Springs

    Jones’ performance was matched by Coalfield’s Alexis Morrison, who finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds.

  • Scrappy defense pushes OSMS to...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Oliver Springs Middle Bobcats’ scrappy defense led to a 42-38 win against Coalfield Thursday evening at Coalfield School.

    Javen Barger had four points and two rebounds for the Cats in the opening quarter.

    Barger’s performance wasn’t enough. It was Coalfield’s Cole Hines’ nine points that gave the Yellow Jackets a 12-9 lead after one period.

    Coalfield’s dominance continued into the second quarter.

  • Midway splits season opening...

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Midway opened the basketball season with a trip to Sweetwater Thursday for a two-game match up with the Sweetwater Wildcats.

    The evening saw mixed results for Midway. The Lady Waves came from behind to beat Sweetwater, 49-43, while the Green Wave couldn’t hold off the Wildcats’ sharp shooting, losing 83-34.

    The girls game showcased two teams that appeared to be evenly matched.

    Sweetwater took the opening tip off and put the first points on the board.

  • Harriman middle still going...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Blue Devils have started the season 4-0 after defeating Lenoir City by a final score of 42-26 and the Lady Devils improved to 3-1 with a 34-29 victory over the Lady Panthers.

    The ladies in blue started the night off on a good note for the home crowd with a tenacious defense that lead to numerous steals and an impressive offensive show with the combination of Skyler Johnson and Addison Oliver, who both scored four points to keep the game even at ten as the first quarter ended.

  • Tellico Plains downs Oliver...

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats opened the basketball season Tuesday night with a 74-47 loss to Tellico Plains at Tellico.

    The Bears took the opening tipoff and never looked back.

    Tellico took the early lead.

    A fast paced game by the Bears rocked the Bobcats back on their collective heels along with the Bears ability to make it rain three-point shots.

    At one point early on, Tellico fired back to back to back triples to stun the Bobcats.

  • Lady Bears dominate Lady Bobcats

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The season opening road game for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats didn’t go well as the Tellico Plains Lady Bears were dominant with a 60-32 win.

    Bobcat Coach Michelle Christopher later commented that the loss of five seniors from last year and lack of playing time for a lot of the returning players was a factor in the loss.

  • Lady Jackets can’t keep up in...

    The season didn’t get off to a good start for the Kingston Lady Jackets Tuesday night as they lost at home to Cumberland County, 77-50.

    The Lady Jets size and experience came into play early and it was a combo Kingston had trouble dealing with for the entire evening.

    In the early goings, Kingston was able to keep pace at it worked the ball inside to Amadea Pankey in the post.

    The scrappy senior post player floated out to beyond the perimeter to catch Cumberland County’s defense napping to sink a pair of three-point shots.

  • Harriman falls to Sweetwater
  • Lady Devils open with win in OT
  • Kingston grounds Jets

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets started the basketball season with an 84-78 win against the Cumberland County Jets Tuesday night at Roane County High School.

    “I thought we did a really good job offensively tonight,” Yellow Jacket Coach Colt Narramore said. “We’re really working to attack the paint.”

    The Jets struck first when Trevor Parsons sank a shot almost immediately after tipoff.

    On Kingston’s next trip down the court, sophomore Brady Luttrell sank an open three-pointer to give the Jackets the advantage, 3-2.