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Today's Sports

  • Eagles hang it up after...

    It was a sad homecoming for Oakdale Friday night as the Eagles dropped a 48-0 decision at the hands of Lookout Valley.

    “Lookout Valley has a good football team,” Oakdale head coach JR Voyles said. “They have quite a few seniors and you can improvement from when we played them last year to this year.”

    Voyles, however, was not disappointed with his team’s effort. The Eagles dressed only 14 players Friday night, but again left everything on the field.

  • Greenback shuts out Coalfield to...

    It was a tough night for football across Morgan County, but Coalfield’s 49-0 loss to region rival and defending state champion Greenback Cherokees stung just a little more than the other losses.

    Greenback has now won the last six consecutive meetings between the two teams and the Cherokees will likely finish the regular season 10-0 with the toughest games on their schedule behind them.

    Greenback has shutout Coalfield before, but not since 2002 when the Cherokees defeated the Jackets 34-0.

  • Middle school Jackets secure...

    The Coalfield Middle School Yellow Jackets kept their long-standing tradition of success going by defeating the Midway Green Wave 26-6 to become the regular season district champions.

    “We put a lot of emphasis on this win,” Coalfield head coach Shawn Basler said. “We wanted to get to play at home in the playoffs and get the bye. The only way to do that was to win the district and fortunately we were able to get that done.”

  • Wartburg Middle finishes regular...

    It was not the prettiest of wins for Wartburg, but the Middle School Bulldogs ended the season 7-1 after defeating the Oakdale Eagles 38-14 in Monday’s rescheduled game.

    “We didn’t play very well,” Wartburg head coach Chase Slaven said. “Hats off the Coach (Jeff) Kidd and his team. They played hard. They threw a few wrinkles in and they played well. They exposed us in a few places…but we’ve got another W under out belts. Now we have to face a very good Dayton City team.”

  • Lady Jackets fall to Van Buren...

    The Coalfield Lady Jackets battled it out with Van Buren County on senior night, but came up just short at the end of five sets (25-19, 15-25, 19-25, 25-20, 17-19) and the Lady Eagles took the win.

    It was tough loss, especially for Coalfield’s four seniors Breanna Rich, Belle Conlon, Skylor Jeffers and Chloe Russell, but the entire team played well to keep the Lady Jackets in it until the end and nearly every player had shining moment at some point in the match.

  • Harriman sweeps Lady Bulldogs to...

    The Wartburg Lady Bulldogs lost to the Harriman Lady Blue Devils in straight sets (25-18,25-18, 25-15) on senior night, but still finished with the No. 4 seed headed into the district tournament.

    It’s the best regular season finish the Lady Bulldogs have had in program history, but the team has struggled to get back on track since their first loss against Van Buren County.

  • Yellow Jackets remain undefeated...

    Despite a fast first half start, the Midway Green Wave faltered, losing to the Coalfield Yellow Jackets, 22-13, at Coalfield Friday night.

    Starting the season with a 5-0 record, Midway (5-1) utilized its quick strike offense to build a lead on opponents this season.

    When facing a team with more than 1,200 passing yards in a season like Midway, the idea is to keep their offense off the field.

    The plan worked.

    The Jackets owned the clock and the ball for 31 minutes in the contest as well as racking up 244 total offensive yards.

  • Tigers defeat Oakdale for first...

    After a rough start to the season, the Sunbright Tigers picked up their first win of the year at Oakdale, defeating the Eagles 28-8 last Friday night.

    The Tigers have struggled to get going after only playing one quarter of football between the least week of the preseason and the first two weeks of the regular season, so kicking off a three-game stretch against region opponents with a dominant victory against a county rival was especially sweet.

  • Wartburg wins first region game...

    The Wartburg Bulldogs won their first region game since 2014 and they did so in style Friday night, as Kevin Human’s squad routed Cumberland Gap at John R. Dillon Field, 40-8.

  • Oakdale secures playoff spot...

    It was all Oakdale last Thursday night in the Middle School Eagles’ abbreviated rivalry game against the Sunbright Tigers.

    The power went out at Hollis Eble Field halfway through the second quarter, which ultimately forced officials to call the game shortly after halftime.

    Playing four quarters probably would not have made a difference, though, as Oakdale cruised to a 26-0 victory to earn a spot in the playoffs.