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Today's News

  • Rachel Layne to play basketball at Roane State

    Kingston Lady Jacket senior Rachel Layne signed April 13 to continue her basketball career at Roane State Community, some 30 years to the day her father, Sam, signed to play basketball at Roane State under former Coach Carroll Smith.

    Layne, who finished her career with 1,030 points, led Kingston with 483 points or 16.1 per game and was the second leading rebounder with 170 or 5.7 per game with 48 assists and 51 steals as a senior.

  • Cornellison signs with Lee University in Cleveland

    Roane State Raiderette sophomore Haley Cornellison will be continuing her basketball career this fall at Lee University in Cleveland, where she will be joining Midway senior Abby Bertram, who signed during the early signing period in November.

    "Lee had everything to offer. I liked their coaches, and they have similar workout program to Roane State's. It will be an easy transition for me," said Cornellison last Wednesday.

  • Riley Clem making a big splash at the University of Tennessee

    If you are a sports fan in Roane County and you hear the last name Clem, the first thing you will think about is the Tigers of Rockwood. A certain former Tiger is making a big splash at the University of Tennessee.

    Riley Clem, a junior at the University of Tennessee, attended Rockwood High School from 2009 to 2013, and in the process, was a impact player for the Tigers on the baseball diamond and the basketball court.

    The second baseman/point guard will go down as a Rockwood great and accomplished great things during his career.

  • Wampler inks with North Carolina Sports University

    Harriman High School senior Alex Wampler will be continuing his baseball career at North Carolina Sports University, a school partnering with Waldorf University.

    “It has always been a dream of mine since elementary school,” said Alex Wampler.
    Wampler said he connected with North Carolina Sports University after participating in the Tennessee High School Showcase at the Tennesee Smokies stadium in Kodak.

  • Lady Waves hammer out victories over Grace Christian and Tellico Plains last week

    After going 6-1 in the long two-day Gibbs Invitational Tournament April 8-9 in  Knoxville, the Midway Lady Green Waves hammered out two big District 3A wins last week..

    Midway evened up the series with Tellico grabbing a 2-1 win at Tellico last Tuesday and on Thursday, they beat Grace Christian 9-3 to break a year's long losing streak.

  • Green Waves win two non-district baseball games last week under new coach

    After a change in head coaches, the Midway Green Waves responded with two non-district wins to give them a 3-11 mark on the year. George Nichols took over as coach, replacing Alex Bray who was relieved of his duties, but is still teaching at Harriman Middle School.

    They eased past Wartburg 4-3 last April 8 and, then six days later, they clobbered Oakdale 10-2. In between they were hammered by Grace Christian 15-0 and 9-0 to leave them winless in the district.

  • Tiger baseball, soccer teams win Thursday

    The Rockwood baseball, softball and soccer teams were all in action  last Thursday, as the Tigers posted a 10-4 victory at Monterey, but the Lady Tigers were blanked 6-0 at Meigs County.

    The Rocwkood/Midway  soccer team shut out Harriman 3-0.
    Rockwood 10, Monterey 4: The Rockwood Tigers baseball team picked up a 10-4 victory over Monterey last Thursday, after dropping two games to District 3A foe Meigs County last Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Kingston baseball, soccer teams post victories on Thursday

    The Kingston Yellow Jacket baseball team defeated the Harriman Blue Devils last Thursday night on Legion Field at Southwest Point, while the Yellow Jacket soccer team beat Oliver Springs 8-1.

    Kingston 15, Harriman 1: Kingston scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Cody Mitchell and an RBI by Noah Cash.

  • Harriman's The Oasis convenience store and attached buildings destroyed by fire

    Harriman Fire Department and other local agencies responded to a fire that destroyed an iconic part of the Harriman community and may have taken a woman's life.

    "We are still working the incident and scene and looking into the origin or cause," said Harriman Fire Chief David Bailey.

    "The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been here as a matter of course. We have a unified command with them right now."

  • 'I Hate Shakespeare!': Roane State Playmakers give modern intro to The Bard

    The play name is misleading, but it is enticing.

    “I Hate Shakespeare!” by Steph DeFerie, debuts today (Friday, April 15) at Roane State Community College’s O’Brien Theatre.

    Performed by the RSCC Playmakers, the play is described as “a funny and fast-paced introduction to Shakespeare,” and includes modern-day updates such as cellphone conversations, slang-driven translations and even zombies.