Today's Sports

  • Coalfield hosts pancake breakfast

    The Coalfield boy’s basketball team hosted a pancake breakfast Saturday and the community turned to support the Yellow Jackets.

    “We’re doing this to raise some money so the kids can go to the state tournament on Thursday,” Coalfield head coach Daniel Byrd said. “We had a good turnout. A lot of people came out early and got some good food. Hopefully, we can make this a tradition.”

    Several Jacket players helped with the event and Byrd says flipping flapjacks as a team has benefits.

  • CMS Jackets, Lady Jackets sweep...

    The Coalfield Middle School Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets opened the 2018-19 season last week with a pair of easy wins at Stone Elementary School in Cumberland County.

    The Lady Jackets took the floor first and cruised to a 45-19 victory over the Lady Coyotes. Coalfield finished off the evening with a 47-30 victory in the boys’ game.

    Girls Game

  • Lady Tigers look to finish what...

    After finishing the regular season 15-1 in the district and 25-5 overall, the Sunbright Lady Tigers faded fast at tournament time and ended the year with three straight losses to Midway, Oneida and Tellico Plains.

    This year, Sunbright is looking to build on the success of the 2017-18 regular season and go the distance in the post season.

  • Wartburg Bulldogs exit playoffs...

    The top-seeded South Greene Rebels defeated the Wartburg Bulldogs 44-26 in the first round of the TSSAA playoffs, but just making the postseason for the first time in seven seasons was a win for the program.

    “I’m proud of these guys,” Wartburg head coach Kevin Human said. “I feel like if we had some breaks go our way, we could have got the win.

    “These kids have played hard and they’ve bought into the program. We had a lot of mistakes tonight and we’ve got to do a better job as coaches to clean up some of these penalties.

  • Coalfield Yellow Jackets stomp...

    After ending the regular season with perhaps the toughest five-game stretch of any team in Class A football, the Coalfield Yellow Jackets had an easy contest Friday night as Keith Henry’s squad routed Jellico in the opening round of the TSSAA Class A playoffs at Rochelle Field, 56-14.

    “It was nice to slow down a little bit,” Henry said. “We’ve had a really tough second half of the season. You go at it week after week and you just hang on, but it was good tonight especially because I don’t think we suffered any injuries.”

  • Eagles fall short in TMSAA...

    After making two amazing comebacks in the playoffs, the Oakdale Middle School Eagles came up short in the TMSAA Class A Championship game against the Robbins Hawks.

    The Eagles struck first and held the lead until late in the second quarter, but Robbins controlled the second half and ultimately won 26-14.

    “Give Robbins a lot of credit, they’re a big, strong, physical team,” Oakdale head coach Jeff Kidd said. “That offense they run is just hard to stop. I knew all week that the best we could do would be to slow it down.

  • Coalfield falls to Oneida

    On a night when big plays were hard to come by, Oneida’s Elijah West made the biggest as his 37-yard touchdown pass to Trace Sexton with 3:55 remaining in the fourth quarter lifted the Indians to a 7-3 home victory over Coalfield at Dr. M. E. Thompson Field.

    West’s touchdown pass was his only completion of the night and it was only Oneida’s second play of more than 10 yards on the evening.

  • Tigers end season with a loss

    A win just wasn’t in the cards for the Sunbright Tigers last Friday night against the Unaka Rangers.

    Scoring opportunities were there, but mistakes and penalties piled up and ultimately led to the Tigers’ 26-8 loss.

    “Young mistakes have killed us all year,” Sunbright head coach Joe Kent said. “They’re going to have to learn to play as a team instead of playing selfish.”

  • Bulldogs secure playoff spot...

    The Wartburg Bulldogs lost Friday night against No. 1 ranked Meigs County, 39-6, at John R. Dillon Field, but that didn’t keep Kevin Human’s squad from celebrating after the game.

    The reason for celebration came as the Bulldogs learned of Rockwood’s 26-0 victory at Cumberland Gap.Rockwood’s victory assured Wartburg of its first trip to the TSSAA Class 2A Playoffs since 2011.

  • Oakdale Middle defeats Coalfield...

    The Oakdale Middle School Eagles will get a shot at the Class A East TN Championship title after defeating the Coalfield Middle School Yellow Jackets in an overtime nail-biter last Thursday night.

    The Yellow Jackets tied the game up right at the end of regulation, but the Eagles executed in overtime to come away with the 28-20 win and prevent Coalfield from making the state championship for a tenth consecutive year.