Today's Sports

  • Wartburg routs Oneida in tourney...

    Thunder was in the air and in the bats of the Wartburg Lady Bulldogs Thursday afternoon as Jana Gouge’s squad rolled to a 15-0 victory over Oneida in the opening round of the District 3A Softball Tournament.

    With the victory, the Lady Bulldogs advanced to the double elimination portion of the tournament, which started Monday at Coalfield.

    The Lady Bulldogs took advantage of six walks and an Alexis Harrison RBI single to take a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Harrison, Jacey Gouge, Taylin Griffith and Mikaela Smith scored the runs for Wartburg.

  • Sunbright stuns Oakdale in...

    The Oakdale Lady Eagles held an 11-5 lead entering the seventh inning of last week’s District 3A battle with county rival Sunbright, but the Lady Tigers stormed back with 12 runs in their final at bat to head back home with a 17-11 victory.

    The seventh inning started with three walks and two errors sandwiched around an out. Taylor Cox picked up the first hit of the inning for the Lady Tigers, but then four more walks and two hit batters helped keep the rally going.

  • Bulldogs advance behind Davis’...

    Wartburg’s Jeremiah Davis delivered perhaps the biggest hit of his life Friday at Coalfield Friday evening. The Bulldog clean-up hitter hit a solo home run in the second inning and that was the only run of the contest as Wartburg kept its season alive while eliminating Coalfield 1-0 in the opening round of the District 3A Baseball Tournament.

    Davis says he wasn’t thinking about the long ball when he delivered the 3-2 pitch over the center field fence.

  • Lady Jackets too much for...

    The Coalfield Lady Yellow Jackets needed only three innings to pick up a 16-0 victory at Oakdale on Friday.

    Powered by home runs from Taylor Landrum and Leeah Henry, the Lady Jackets scored five runs in the first inning, seven in the second and four more in the third on their way to the win.

    The first inning would see no long balls, but Mikayla Heidel, Malachi Armes, Makenzy Morgan, Anna Smith, Carlee Kees and Lindsey Maston all reached safely on the way to five runs. Smith had a two-run single to highlight the inning.

  • Bulldogs split doubleheader with...


    Good sportsmanship and great baseball are both alive and well at Wartburg Central High School.

    Bulldogs’ coach Zach Moore commented that he was proud of the way his team competed after the Bulldogs split Friday night’s doubleheader with Tellico Plains. He should be. The Bulldogs played hard and were just as gracious in defeat as they were in victory. 

  • Lady Jackets top Sunbright, 16-1

    The Coalfield Lady Yellow Jackets needed only three innings to pick up a 16-1 victory over county rival Sunbright on Thursday.

    Coalfield took command early by scoring eight runs in the bottom of the first inning.

    Makenzy Morgan, Taylor Landrum, Alexis Morrison and Mikayla Heidel had hits in the inning for Coalfield while Morgan, Landrum, Morrison, Malachi Armes, Anna Smith, Carlee Kees, Lindsey Maston and Leeah Henry scored runs.

  • Jackets down Indians, 12-2

    The Coalfield Yellow Jackets seem to be peaking at just the right time, as Friday evening Andy Lowe’s squad defeated Oneida, 12-2,

    The win is Coalfield’s fifth in the last weeks against District 3A opponents. The Jackets’ only loss during that span was against Class AAA Oak Ridge.

    Coalfield had two big innings against the Indians.

    The first came in the bottom of the first inning when five Jackets crossed the plate.

  • Wartburg gets revenge on Oneida

    The Wartburg Lady Bulldogs avenged an early season loss in impressive fashion last week, as Jana Gouge’s squad rolled to a 10-0 lead over Oneida.

    In the early going, it was clutch two-out hitting that gave the Lady Bulldogs an early lead. In the bottom of the first inning, Wartburg scored five runs with four of the runs coming after the second out of the inning was recorded.

  • Lady ’Dogs down Oakdale on...

    The Wartburg Lady Bulldogs sent their seniors out in style Thursday, as Jana Gouge’s squad defeated visiting Oakdale, 11-1.

    The game was the final regular season home game for the Lady Bulldogs and they opened the game with a surprise in the pitcher’s circle. Senior Allie Aytes would get the start. She faced two batters, walking one and striking out one.
    Madelyn Cox then assumed her normal role on the rubber and picked up the win. Cox allowed four hits and no walks while striking out six in 4.2 innings pitched.

  • Coalfield pounds Rockwood, 17-6

    The Coalfield Lady Yellow Jackets scored early and often in rolling to a 17-6 victory in six innings at Rockwood last Tuesday.

    The Lady Jackets made quick work of the Lady Tigers, scoring the first 15 runs of the contest including five-run outbursts in the first and fourth innings.

    The big first inning started when Mikayla Heidel reached on an error and Malachi Armes followed with an RBI double. Makenzy Morgan, Carlee Kees, Taylor Landrum and Heidel all had hits later in the frame as the Lady Jackets grabbed a 5-0 lead.