https://www.morgancountynews.net/sports/rss.xml en Volleyball returning to Frozen Head State Park https://www.morgancountynews.net/content/volleyball-returning-frozen-head-state-park <img src="https://www.morgancountynews.net/sites/www.morgancountynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/volleyball_2.jpg" alt="A volleyball league is coming to Frozen Head State Park on July 5." title="A volleyball league is coming to Frozen Head State Park on July 5." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> A once popular event at Frozen Head State Park is returning as Thursday, July 5 marks the opening of the Frozen Head Beach Volleyball League.</p> <p> &ldquo;Beach volleyball has always been a big thing at Frozen Head,&rdquo; Park Ranger Joe Nowotarski said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s one of the few recreational opportunities we have at the park. We don&rsquo;t have softball, football, basketball or anything like that. It&rsquo;s an opportunity to give people a venue for organized play.&rdquo;</p> Rough start to blame for Jackets’ 8-6 loss in region semifinal https://www.morgancountynews.net/content/rough-start-blame-jackets%E2%80%99-8-6-loss-region-semifinal <img src="https://www.morgancountynews.net/sites/www.morgancountynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/1img_0156.jpg" alt="Jake Kilby driving a single out to right for his second RBI of the game." title="Jake Kilby driving a single out to right for his second RBI of the game." align="left" hspace="6" width="96" height="85" /><p> The Coalfield Yellow Jackets fought back from behind against Lookout Valley in the Region Semifinals last week, but still saw their season come to an end with an 8-6 loss.</p> <p> Lookout Valley scored all eight runs within the first two innings, but Coalfield came back and made it a ball game. The Jackets could not come up with a clutch hit in the last two innings, though, and wound up losing by two runs.</p> <p> Jake Kilby put the Jackets on the board early with an RBI double to score Nathan Harvey, but Coalfield did not get to enjoy the lead for long.</p> Injuries catch up with Lady Jackets in region semifinal at Sale Creek https://www.morgancountynews.net/content/injuries-catch-lady-jackets-region-semifinal-sale-creek <img src="https://www.morgancountynews.net/sites/www.morgancountynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/1img_0325.jpg" alt="Coalfield freshman Carlee Kees getting ready to make the throw to first from third base." title="Coalfield freshman Carlee Kees getting ready to make the throw to first from third base." align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> Injuries weren&rsquo;t entirely to blame for Coalfield&rsquo;s loss in the District 3-A championship game, but certainly played a role.</p> <p> Already down two starters, the Lady Jackets lost two more players the weekend prior to the region semifinals. Coach Travis Malone had to turn to players who had played for him in the past, but had not seen a live pitch all season in order to have enough girls on the field to play Sale Creek.</p> Wartburg’s Fountain signs with Roane State https://www.morgancountynews.net/content/wartburg%E2%80%99s-fountain-signs-roane-state <img src="https://www.morgancountynews.net/sites/www.morgancountynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/dillon_fountain.jpg" alt="Dillon Fountain with family and coaches." title="Dillon Fountain with family and coaches." align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> Dillon Fountain celebrated his last official day of high school by signing scholarship papers to play basketball at Roane State Community College in Harriman.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m excited; it&rsquo;s a great opportunity,&rdquo; Fountain said after signing with the Raiders. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s close to home and I like the coaching staff and training staff.&rdquo;</p> <p> The signing was special for Bulldog head coach Joe Layne. He has known Dillon for years as his older brother, Alex, was a star at Wartburg as well before playing collegiately at Houston Baptist University.</p> Sunbright’s Farmer signs with Alice Lloyd https://www.morgancountynews.net/content/sunbright%E2%80%99s-farmer-signs-alice-lloyd <img src="https://www.morgancountynews.net/sites/www.morgancountynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/120180516_115657.jpg" alt="Lauren Farmer with Alice Lloyd head coach John Mills." title="Lauren Farmer with Alice Lloyd head coach John Mills." align="left" hspace="6" width="53" height="85" /><p> It was a big year for Sunbright Lady Tiger basketball.</p> <p> They finished the year as the 2017-2018 regular season District 3-A champions after posting a 15-1 district record and made their second consecutive region tournament appearance among many other accomplishments.</p> <p> Last Wednesday, Lauren Farmer added another big one to the list for the program and herself by signing a National Letter of Intent to play for Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky.</p> Sunbright defeats OS in high-scoring contest https://www.morgancountynews.net/content/sunbright-defeats-os-high-scoring-contest <p> Tuesday night&rsquo;s game between Sunbright and the Lady Bobcats looked more like an all-star home run 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.</p> <p> 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.</p> Lady Jackets eliminate Rockwood https://www.morgancountynews.net/content/lady-jackets-eliminate-rockwood <p> After defeating Sunbright on Monday night, the Rockwood 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.</p> Jackets survive elimination to advance to district championship https://www.morgancountynews.net/content/jackets-survive-elimination-advance-district-championship <p> The Rockwood Tigers continued to roll in the District 3 Class A Baseball Tournament by beating Coalfield, 14-0, Tuesday night at Rockwood&rsquo;s Brillo Miller Sports Complex.</p> <p> With the second game under their belt, the Tigers have run roughshod through their opposition.</p> <p> In two games, Rockwood has outscored opponents 36-4.</p> <p> Tuesday&rsquo;s game started with the Tigers scoring five in the first two innings.</p> <p> Staying true to its mode of operations, Rockwood started to slowly build steam before the momentum crested in the fourth inning.</p>