Today's News

  • Rockwood overwhelms Wartburg

    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers scored 30 points in the second half on the way to a 38-0 home win against Wartburg Middle Thursday evening.

    Despite fast start thanks to a 60-yard touchdown on a punt return by Tiger speedster Jaiden Hannibal, the first half was a defensive battle.

    Both defenses stymied one another at every turn forcing quick series following the other.

  • Devils can’t hold off Coalfield onslaught

    The Harriman Blue Devils’ home opener against the Coalfield Yellow Jackets ended with a heavy rain along with a 48-7 loss.

    Harriman has a tradition of coming down to the field before the game through the home crowd like professional wrestlers.

    Friday’s home opener was like a wrestling match with the Blue Devils as the challenger and Coalfield in possession of the heavyweight title.

  • Jackets fall flat against Austin-East

    By Damichael Cole


    The Austin-East Roadrunners came away with a 36-6 homecoming victory against the Kingston Yellow Jackets (2-1) in Friday’s week three match-up at Austin-East.

    “It was all a mental thing,” Roadrunner quarterback Chris Hunter said. “We came out flat with the weather and everything and we just wasn’t making the plays.”

  • Tigers run roughshod over Bears

    Powered by a strong running game that featured a pair of 100-yard rushers, the Rockwood Tigers cruised to a 33-13 victory at Tellico Plains Friday night.

    Ryan McCain led the Tigers with 108 yards and 2 TDs on 16 carries while Joe Ashburn added 103 yards and a score on 15 attempts. As a team, the Tigers ended the evening with 293 yards rushing on 57 carries. All five of Rockwood’s touchdowns came on the ground.

  • Green Wave grounds Eagles

    By Taylor Crombie

    for The Roane County News

    Midway picked up its first win in regional play and improved to 2-1 Friday night with a 37-14 win against Oakdale.

    After losing to Rockwood by one point in Week 1 and snagging a 7-6 victory over Monterey last week, winning by such a large margin was a welcomed change for the banged-up Green Waves.

  • County athletes honored for more than play

    The Careacter Star Athlete is a program based on a five-point Star System that includes the basic traits of a true champion, whether on the field or off. Those traits are attitude, character, grades, community service, and performance.

  • Lady Waves keep off to a hot start
  • Blue Devils set for crash course by Coalfield

    The Harriman Blue Devils have their home opener tonight against the Coalfield Yellow Jackets.

    It’s two games into the season. It’s still early too tell, but Harriman has thus far performed above expectations after losing the majority of its starters to graduation last season.

    The Devils hung tough in a 28-13 loss against Roane County rival Kingston in week one and bounced back to overwhelm the Wartburg Bulldogs, 37-26, in week two.

  • Tigers set to bait the Bears in their den

    The Rockwood Tigers stay on the road this Friday as they travel to Tellico Plains for a week three match-up.

    Rockwood is coming off a 27-18 loss to the Sweetwater Wildcats.

    After being held scoreless in the first half, the Tigers (1-1) made a push to come back against Sweetwater, thanks to scores from Caleb Bowen, Ryan McCain, and Nate Brackett. Although it was a big push, there wasn’t enough time to come all the way back.

    There was enough impetus generated in the play during the second half that it could potentially be built on a week later.

  • Kingston faces Austin-East tonight

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets will visit the Austin-East Roadrunners this evening for a week three match-up.

    Both teams are coming into the game with unblemished 2-0 records. They also are similar in the fact that Kingston has outscored opponents 87-16 while the Roadrunners are 71-20.

    The Yellow Jackets looked like they found new life in the second half of last week’s contest with the Oliver Springs Bobcats.