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Ward fires no-hitter as Eagle edge Stone Memorial 2-1

There was only one way for Rhea County’s Charlie Ward to surpass the one-hit mound effort achieved by teammate Gabe Tyrrell against Red Bank on April 9.

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Friday 04/17/2015
Cookeville downs Lady Eagles
Posted: April 17, 2015

Rhea County High School’s Lady Eagle Tennis team has enjoyed an exciting start to the 2015 campaign starting off the year with a perfect record.

Tuesday 04/14/2015
Tyrrell tosses one-hitter as Rhea County routs Red Bank 10-0
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 3:47 pm

Senior southpaw Gabe Tyrrell came within an eyelash of crafting a no-hitter during Rhea County’s 10-0 shellacking of Red Bank in a non-district game Thursday, April 9 at Jim Rankin Field.

Bryan College to compete in Bassmasters Collegiate National Championship
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 3:51 pm

Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Open set for this weekend

Spring City Bulldogs fall to Sweetwater
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 3:53 pm

The Spring City Middle School Bulldogs baseball team’s best efforts against Sweetwater Middle School were unable to secure them a victory during Monday evening’s home game.

Friday 04/10/2015
Brown, Ward guide Eagles to split at Cookeville
Posted: April 10, 2015

Rhea County parlayed the timely hitting of Jordon Brown with a stout mound performance from Charlie Ward to register a 7-3 victory over Cookeville’s Cavaliers in the first game of a District 6-AAA doubleheader played Wednesday, April 8 at Cookeville High School.

Strong defensive effort fuels Lady Eagles at Ooltewah tourney
Updated: April 10, 2015 - 4:02 pm

After failing to score more than five funs in their previous four games, Rhea County High School Softball Head Coach Leah Price challenged her team to be more aggressive at the plate.

Sale Creek’s Hixson inks with Lindenwood
Updated: April 10, 2015 - 4:06 pm

For most high school athletes, once the final game of their senior season comes to a close, their days of playing in an organized league are over. However, some are fortunate enough to play for a few more years at the collegiate level.

Tennis team cruises past Cumberland
Posted: April 10, 2015

After opening the season with three straight losses, the Rhea County High School boy’s tennis team has found its groove as they approach the second half of the season.

Tuesday 04/07/2015
Lady Eagles tennis team blanks Cumberland County
Updated: April 07, 2015 - 5:17 pm

It is often said in sports that it’s not how you start, but rather how you finish, that truly matters.

Rhea Middle’s Garrett Smith garners area wrestling honors
Posted: April 07, 2015

Rhea Middle School wrestler Garrett Smith recently finished second at the Tennessee AAU Nationals in Kingsport, Tenn., and was named All-American.

East Hamilton edges Eagles at AT&T Field
Updated: April 07, 2015 - 5:37 pm

Rhea County’s Eagles were blessed with exceptional early spring weather, a pristine minor league ballpark venue and a multitude of adoring fans for their Good Friday — April 3 — matchup with East Hamilton’s Hurricanes.

Friday 04/03/2015
Eagle rally falls short in 4-2 loss to White Co.
Updated: April 03, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Sometimes the result on the scoreboard can be strikingly different that the results seen on the field. And while the Eagles fell 4-2 underneath a darkening Evensville sky on Tuesday, the Rhea County boys’ soccer team proved to be the better squad on the pitch, dominating possession over White County and controlling the pace of the match.

Bulldogs fall at home to Cherokee Middle
Posted: April 03, 2015

Once the Spring City Middle School Bulldogs achieved a noteworthy level of offensive momentum in Tuesday’s game against the Cherokee Middle School Yellowjackets, the Bulldogs were already behind by four points, and Cherokee was well on their way to an 8-3 victory.

Ballard’s late goal keeps RMS from loss
Posted: April 03, 2015

Rhea Middle School’s Kyler Ballard saved the Eagles from a loss on Tuesday with a goal in the final minutes of the match to set the fulltime score at 2-2 against Ocoee Middle School.

Tennis teams dominate Stone Memorial
Posted: April 03, 2015

The Rhea County High School Lady Eagles tennis team kept their perfect record (5-0, 3-0) in tact Tuesday defeating Stone Memorial by a score of 5-4.

RCHS Lady Eagles top Walker Valley 9-5
Posted: April 03, 2015

The Rhea County High School Lady Eagles softball team defeated Walker Valley High School 9-5 in Evensville on Wednesday.

Tuesday 03/31/2015
RCHS Eagle Anglers dominate Top 20 at Battle of Chickamauga
Posted: March 31, 2015

While Rhea County anglers may not have garnered the first place finish at the Battle of Chickamauga on Saturday, the Eagle Anglers secured five of the top 10 spots and nine of the top 20 spots at the fishing tournament.

RCHS basketball teams announce award winners
Posted: March 31, 2015

Rhea County’s Eagle and Lady Eagle basketball teams recently brought closure to their respective 2014-15 campaigns with banquet/awards ceremonies.

Ray’s late-game heroics give Eagles 2-1 win over Jets
Posted: March 31, 2015

Westin Ray’s two-out single in the bottom of the seventh delivered Travis Aikman with the winning run as Rhea County defeated Cumberland County 2-1 in the District 6-AAA opener for both teams Monday, March 30 at Jim Rankin Field in Evensville.a

Friday 03/27/2015
Keylon guides Rhea County Eagles to rain-shortened victory
Posted: March 27, 2015

Sophomore Lane Keylon showcased his skills on the mound and at the plate while leading Rhea County’s Eagles to a 6-1 rain-shortened victory over McMinn County Thursday, March 26 at Jim Rankin Field.

RCHS Lady Eagles tennis team keeps rolling
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 4:58 pm

The Rhea County High School girl’s tennis team improved its’ season record to 3-0 Monday afternoon winning a 8-1 decision on the road against Ootewah. It was another impressive showing from the Lady Eagles.

RCHS boys’ tennis teams capture first win
Posted: March 27, 2015

The Rhea County High School boy’s tennis team season has gotten off to a difficult start with the Eagles falling in their first three games.

RMS records 3-1 victory over Chatt. Christian
Posted: March 27, 2015

The Rhea Middle School boys’ soccer team continued its winning tradition on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over Chattanooga Christian School [CCS] at Eagle Stadium in Evensville.

Tuesday 03/24/2015
Coach: Deep bench preserves RMS shutout over Lake Forest Middle
Updated: March 24, 2015 - 3:06 pm

The Rhea Middle School [RMS] boys’ soccer team secured a 6-0 shutout over the Lake Forest Middle School Bruins on Friday at Eagle Stadium in Evensville.

Day provides spark in win over CCHS
Posted: March 24, 2015

Senior shortstop Jordan Day slapped out three hits and scored three runs to lead Rhea County to a 7-3 victory over Cumberland County at Jets Park Saturday, March 21.

Friday 03/20/2015
Ruehling hat trick backbone of RMS 12-0 victory
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 12:35 pm

Rhea Middle School’s [RMS] Cooper Ruehling accomplished what most soccer players only dream about — a hat trick — during RMS’ 12-0 thumping of Bledsoe County Middle School at Eagles Stadium in Evensville on Tuesday.

Rhea’s Amber Levi to play in all-star event
Posted: March 20, 2015

Rhea County’s Amber Levi will don her Lady Eagle basketball uniform one last time Saturday, March 21 in the BCAT/TACA East-West All-Star Game that is slated to be played at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro at 2 p.m.

Eagles suffer St. Patty’s Day loss to Hixson
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 10:51 am

The Rhea County High School Eagles soccer team had no luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day as they suffered a 2-0 loss to Hixson High School on Tuesday at Eagle Stadium in Evensville.

RCHS girls’ tennis knocks off Red Bank
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Rhea County girls’ tennis team (2-0, 1-0) returned to action Tuesday and improved to 2-0 after another stellar defensive showing. The Lady Eagles had to battle very windy conditions Tuesday but overcame the breezy weather to defeat Red Bank 9-0.

Tuesday 03/17/2015
Leal’s two goals lead Eagles to 8-1 win
Posted: March 17, 2015

The Rhea County High School Eagles soccer team demolished Sale Creek on Monday, posting an 8-1 victory over the Panthers at Eagle Stadium in Evensville.

Keen inks with Bryan College
Updated: March 17, 2015 - 2:53 pm

Rhea County High School’s Micayla Keen inked a scholarship with Bryan College on Monday for volleyball and track and field.

Eagles rally for extra-inning win over Boyd-Buchanan
Posted: March 17, 2015

Jordan Brown’s misplayed one-hopper to second plated Joseph Cassada with the winning run as Rhea County twice came from behind to defeat Boyd-Buchanan 11-10 in nine innings Monday, March 16 at Jim Rankin Field.

Lady Eagles’ tennis team sweeps White County, boys team falls on Monday
Posted: March 17, 2015

Recent bad weather has kept the tennis squads at Rhea County High School from competing, but both teams were finally able to hit the courts Monday against White County.

Friday 03/13/2015
Ward’s mound wizardry lifts Eagles to 4-1 victory in opener
Posted: March 13, 2015

Rhea County senior righthander Charlie Ward recorded a career-high 12 strikeouts and limited Walker Valley’s Mustangs to a pair of scratch hits while leading the Eagles to a 4-1 season-opening victory Thursday, March 12 at Mike Turner Field in Charleston.

Tuesday 03/10/2015
UT Coach Dave Serrano visits RCHS for baseball banquet
Posted: March 10, 2015

On Monday night, Rhea County High School held its annual baseball banquet to kick off the 2015 campaign.

Rhea County Academy post first 20-win season
Posted: March 10, 2015

The Warriors high school basketball team recently posted its first 20-win season.

Friday 03/06/2015
RCHS Eagles open ambitious baseball schedule March 11
Posted: March 06, 2015

With the start of the 2015 baseball season less than a week away, first-year Rhea County head coach Rusty Ray is a bit concerned that lack of on-field practice time might cost his Eagles early in the campaign.

Lady Bulldogs volleyball team downs Dayton City School
Posted: March 06, 2015

The Spring City Middle School Lady Bulldogs volleyball team played Dayton City School on Tuesday night.

Tuesday 03/03/2015
Rhea football players to compete in Lift-a-Thon
Posted: March 03, 2015

Football players from Rhea County High School, Spring City Middle School and Rhea Middle School will show off their strength and endurance at the Rhea County Football Lift-a-Thon on Saturday, March 14.

Friday 02/27/2015
Eagle Anglers focus on fishing, academics ahead of 2015 season
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 4:35 pm

The 2014-2015 Rhea County High School Eagle Anglers are about to begin their fifth season of competitive bass fishing.

Friday 02/20/2015
Rhea’s Kristin Simmons places second in state mat meet
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Rhea County High School’s Kristin Simmons came within an eyelash of capturing a state wrestling championship Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Williamson County Expo Center in Franklin.

Tuesday 02/17/2015
Eagles eliminated in district tourney, 59-51
Posted: February 17, 2015

Cumberland County’s Jets bombarded Rhea County from beyond the arc and at the foul line to register a 59-51 victory over the Eagles in the first round of the District 6-AAA Tournament Friday, Feb. 13 at Crossville.

Warren Co. send Lady Eagles packing in tourney
Posted: February 17, 2015

Rhea County’s Lady Eagles had their hopes for a long post season run dashed by Warren County’s Lady Pioneers 67-55 in the opening round of the District 6-AAA Tournament Friday, Feb. 13 at Cumberland County High School in Crossville.

Friday 02/13/2015
Possible state record bass caught in Dayton
Posted: February 13, 2015

Gabe Keen, of Caryville, Tenn., caught what may turn out to be a state-record 15.20-pount bass on Lake Chickamauga on Friday.

Tuesday 02/10/2015
RMS finishes second in tournament
Posted: February 10, 2015

The Rhea Middle School Lady Eagles mounted a successful tournament run this past weekend in Sevierville, Tenn., earning a place in the finals only to fall to Carpenters Middle School in the championship by three points.

Cookeville defense smothers Eagles 68-30
Updated: February 10, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Jadon Richmond and Will Buford combined for 38 points to lead Cookeville’s homestanding Cavaliers to a 68-30 District 6-AAA victory over Rhea County as the regular league season wound down Friday, Feb. 6.

Friday 02/06/2015
Maryville’s height no problem for RMS girls
Updated: February 06, 2015 - 4:29 pm

While the Rhea Middle School Lady Eagles basketball team spent much of the first half against Maryville Middle School on even terms, the Rhea girls ultimately pulled ahead to win the East Tennessee Large School Sectional State Quarterfinal game on Wednesday in Sevier County, Tenn.

Lady Bulldogs volleyball win Ooltewah tourney
Posted: February 06, 2015

On Saturday, Jan. 24, the Spring City Middle School volleyball team participated in the 6th Annual Ooltewah High School Invitational Tournament.

Levi heroics give Lady Eagles district win
Posted: February 06, 2015

During her illustrious prep basketball career, Rhea County’s Amber Levi has displayed a penchant for delivering key baskets to make winners of the Lady Eagles.