http://www.morgancountynews.net/sports/rss.xml/sports/rss.xml en Eagles fall at Rockwood http://www.morgancountynews.net/content/eagles-fall-rockwood-0 <p> The Oakdale Lady Eagles traveled down the mountain on Thursday to face Region 2A opponent Rockwood, but lost by a score of 4-2.</p> <p> &ldquo;We are still looking for wins, but I am very pleased with the girls&rsquo; effort tonight,&rdquo; said Oakdale head coach Melanie Hicks. &ldquo;We are showing improvement at every aspect of the game.&rdquo;</p> <p> After a more than 30-minute delay due to a scheduling mishap, the game got underway. Rockwood struck first in the bottom of the first inning via Shelby LeBlanc reaching home on a passed ball.</p> Back in town http://www.morgancountynews.net/content/back-town <img src="http://www.morgancountynews.net/sites/www.morgancountynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0940.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="95" height="85" /><p> When Harriman head coach Dallas Davis stepped into the Dallas Reed Davis Gymnasium, the first things that came to his mind were flashes of experiences he had collected from a coaching career that spans decades.</p> <p> &ldquo;It brought back a lot of memories,&rdquo; Davis said. &ldquo;I thought about all the kids who I&rsquo;ve coached and all the parents who have kids out on the court. It brings back a lot of sentimental memories.&rdquo;</p> Bulldogs outran by the Roadrunners http://www.morgancountynews.net/content/bulldogs-outran-roadrunners <p> The Wartburg Bulldogs faced another tough challenge against region opponent Austin-East, the No. 10 ranked team in Class AA. And with another strong offensive performance by the Roadrunners, it ensured another loss for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs lost to the Roadrunners 53-6, dropping the team to 0-5 and 0-2 in Region 2A.</p> Coalfield drops first loss against Burchfield http://www.morgancountynews.net/content/coalfield-drops-first-loss-against-burchfield <p> The Coalfield Middle School Yellow Jackets hadn&rsquo;t lost a game since hosting the Oneida Indians last season, but that streak came to an end against the Burchfield Rams.</p> <p> From start to finish, the Rams controlled the pace of the game against the undefeated Yellow Jackets. With an imposing offense and stingy defense, the Rams handed Coalfield a 36-8 loss &mdash; its first of the season.</p> Teague wins big race http://www.morgancountynews.net/content/teague-wins-big-race <p> It was a race packed with high-stakes drama and a hefty prize, but as the dust settled at the Smokey Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Jake Teague emerged victorious again.</p> <p> Teague finished first among 34 cars in the Super Late Model race in the United Crate Racing Alliance. Teague won a last-lap battle with Riley Hickman to win the feature finish. Teague won a $2,500 cash prize for his finish.</p> <p> &ldquo;It was a good win,&rdquo; Teague said. &ldquo;It was kind of a wild finish with the second-place gap at the end, but it was a good win.&rdquo;</p> Oakdale uses big first inning to send Oliver Springs home early http://www.morgancountynews.net/content/oakdale-uses-big-first-inning-send-oliver-springs-home-early <p> The first round of the District 4 tournament was the final home game for four Oakdale seniors, and they bowed out in style.</p> <p> Brady Bingham (2-5, .400), Justin Moore (2-4, .500), Caleb Ritter (4-4, 1.000) and Colton Ritter (1-4, .250) ended their final home game with six total runs in an 11-1 blowout against the Oliver Springs Bobcats.</p> Wartburg comes back from seven-run deficit to eliminate Sunbright http://www.morgancountynews.net/content/wartburg-comes-back-seven-run-deficit-eliminate-sunbright <p> Things were looking dire for the Wartburg Lady Bulldogs in their play-in game against the Sunbright Lady Tigers.</p> <p> After five innings, the team was down 11-4 and in danger of getting eliminated early by the Lady Tigers. Even though the Lady Bulldogs were outhitting Sunbright 7-1, they also walked 10 batters through five innings and were only three runs away from being one-and-done.</p> <p> But all that changed in the sixth inning. The Lady Bulldogs ripped off eight consecutive base hits in one inning and made a 10-run rally to beat the Lady Tigers 14-12.</p> Stellar Steinmetz http://www.morgancountynews.net/content/stellar-steinmetz <img src="http://www.morgancountynews.net/sites/www.morgancountynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_5696.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="131" height="85" /><p> From the moment Travis Nelson took the head coaching position, he knew Tyler Steinmetz was special.</p> <p> &ldquo;I could see he was good,&rdquo; Nelson said. &ldquo;Every single year he continued to develop and take on more responsibility. And when you see something like that, you can say, &lsquo;this player is going to be able to go places.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> <p> Steinmetz&rsquo;s determination to improve on his ability got Bryan College&rsquo;s attention, and the school didn&rsquo;t waste any time in signing him to play for the Lions.</p>