Today's Sports

  • Getting to know Emery

    I was born and raised in Oakdale and I consider myself extremely lucky to have lived almost exclusively in Morgan County.

    I’ve been a performer my entire life, which meant much of my high school experience was overshadowed by different events or competitions I was involved in. Even though I stayed busy singing, something I made sure never to miss was singing the national anthem at every sporting event I could for my school.

    I also represented my school at the National Beta talent competition and brought home first place.

  • TWRA announces application dates...

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2019 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota hunts, the Cherokee Party Dog hunts, the regular and youth elk hunts, and WMA youth hunts will run through July 24.

  • Rebuilding not in Sunbright’s...

    The faces are new but the expectations are the same this summer for the defending District 3A champion Sunbright Lady Tigers as head coach Rusty Yaden expects his squad to remain a force to be reckoned with in Class A basketball.

  • Bulldogs making strides in summer

    The Wartburg Bulldogs completed their first full week of summer practice last week and veteran head coach Joe Layne was more than pleased with the way his squad practiced and scrimmaged.

    “It’s been a productive week so far,” Layne said. “We always get off to a late start because of the stuff that takes place in our gym at the end of the school year plus our eighth graders take a trip the last week of May. We practiced one day in May then three days this week before playing yesterday (Thursday) and today (Friday).”

  • Oakdale gets new bleachers
  • Coalfield hosts 2019 basketball...

    Coalfield Lady Jackets Basketball Coach Carmen Hines was busy last week teaching the game she loves to future generations of Jackets and Lady Jackets at the 2019 Coalfield Basketball Camp.

    The camp was open to children ages 3-12 and Coach Hines said the focus of the camp was the basics.

    “The main thing I try to teach the kids is fundamentals; using the correct foot and correct hand when shooting layups, position yourself and what to do when you get a rebound,” she said. “It’s the basic fundamentals of basketball.”

  • Roane State golf tryouts set for...

    Tryouts for the Roane State Community College golf team will be held Monday, June 3, at Oak Ridge Country Club, Coach Chris Griffin said.

    After a decades-long hiatus, Griffin in late 2017 took on the mission of resurrecting the squad, which recently wrapped up its inaugural season.

    Graduating high school seniors and Roane State students interested in trying out for the team should contact Griffin at griffincv@roanestate.edu or 865-898-0043.

  • Roane State to host hoops camp...

    Roane State Community College men’s basketball head coach Randy Nesbit will conduct his annual basketball camp at the Roane County campus gym in Harriman June 24-27 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day.

    It is open to players from age 8 to rising high school seniors. Special emphasis will be placed on shooting mechanics, dribbling and passing skills, driving and finishing footwork in a progressive fashion that will add new elements to an experienced high school player’s game, and set up learning pathways for very young players.

  • The one that didn’t get away
  • Bohanan to play at Johnson...

    On the basketball court, Sunbright senior Wes Bohanan is a rare blend of a guard’s skill set in a 6’ 8” frame. Those unique attributes made Bohanan a force at Sunbright and should serve him well at the next level, as Bohanan signed his National Letter of Intent with Johnson University in Knoxville last week.

    “I’m excited; I’m ready to go,” Bohanan said after signing with the Royals. “It’s been a dream since I was about eight. I loved the sport from the first time I picked up a basketball in elementary school.”