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Today's Sports

  • Devils gain braggin’ rights

    Legendary Green Bay Packer Coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”

    In the sense of the alumni football game between Kingston and Harriman Saturday evening at Dr. Nat Sugarman Field, it wasn’t the only thing.

    There was so much more.

    Although Harriman won, 33-13 in the first alumni game dubbed, “The Battle of the Bridges,” there was more to the game than a win.

    It was a coming together of communities to celebrate past gridiron heroes.

  • OS loses close one to Bulldogs

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Oliver Springs Middle School traveled to Wartburg on Thursday evening to take on the Bulldogs in a game that went down to the wire with the boys in blue getting the win by a final score of 20-14.

    The Bobcats owned the first half despite losing the opening on-side kick that was recovered by Wartburg’s Tommy Lawyer.

  • Midway hangs on to beat Eagles

    The Midway Middle School Green Wave withstood a late push by Oakdale to win 14-12 Thursday evening at Midway High School.

    “Our defense definitely ruled the field tonight,” Green Wave Coach Jeff Brummitt said. “Our up linebackers are rough and tough.

    “I’m proud of them and they played with a lot of heart.”

    Midway owned a narrow 8-6 lead going into the final quarter of play.

    Chase Letner gave the Green Wave some breathing room when he barrelled into the end zone from 26 yards out.

  • CMS loses slugfest with Wartburg

    The Cherokee Middle softball team hosted the Wartburg Lady Bulldogs Thursday evening at Fort South West Point. The Lady Bulldogs proved to be rude guests as the Lady Jackets lost, 16-9.

  • Lady ’Cats kick into gear for win

    Thursday brought fall like temperatures in the area, and it set the scene for a perfect night at Oliver Springs High School at the Lady Cats hosted the Lady Falcons in a soccer match.

    With the Lady Bobcats racking up a 3-0 lead, the Lady Falcons mounted a comeback to the bring the score 4-4 late in the game.

    Oliver Springs finished the game in epic fashion with a 6-4 victory.

    Summer Marler scored three goals in the win over the Falcons for the hat trick.

  • Big 2nd half propels Midway

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The battle at Midway…Midway expecting a fight, and Monterey looking for revenge. Revenge for Monterey, however, was not to be with the Midway Greenwaves taking the victory, 40 to 12, over the Monterey Wildcats.

    Both teams went scoreless in the first quarter in what proved to be a feeling out period with the squads testing one another’s offense and defense.

    However Midway did control the tempo of the quarter.

  • Rockwood scores early and often

    By Ben Briley

    bbriley@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers proved they’re the alpha jungle predator against the Sweetwater Wildcats.

    Rockwood built on a 27-0 halftime lead to roll Sweetwater 47-13 Friday evening at Civitan Field in Rockwood.

    Quarterback Nate Brackett started his 163-yard campaign by finding senior wide receiver Tahj Bazel all alone in the middle of the field.

  • Blue Devils run over Bulldogs

    The Wartburg Bulldogs travelled to Harriman Friday evening to take on the Harriman Blue Devils.

    With Harriman mounting a great comeback last Thursday against Roane County High School, along with making a play in the final seconds of the game being recognized by SportsCenter, some may think it would still be lingering on them for the next game. That wasn’t the case, as Harriman picked up the convincing 54-14 victory to move to 2-0 on the season.

    Harriman was led in rushing by Trezdin Copeland as he had 12 carries for 110 yards and 4 touchdowns.

  • Once in a purple moon

    For the first time in 15 years, the Oliver Springs Bobcats beat the Kingston Yellow Jackets, 20-0, Friday night at Dr. Nat Surgarman Field in Kingston.

    The year 2003 saw the introduction of iTunes, a new movie series based on the Disneyland Pirates of the Carribean ride was in theaters, and Saddam Hussein was finally captured.

    Many of the players in Friday’s game were still toddlers.

    So, a lot has happened in a decade and a half.

    The Bobcats relied heavily on their offensive line and running game to gain the advantage.

  • HMS has titanic reason to cheer

    The Harriman Middle School cheerleaders received the honor of cheering as part of last Sunday’s National Football League pre-season game between the Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Nashville.