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Today's News

  • State hoop champs to be honored

    A community-wide celebration for the Class A State Champions Harriman Blue Devil basketball team will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Richard D. Pickell Gymnasium.
    T-shirts will be available for order and purchase for $15 to $20 with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the purchase of championship rings for the coaches and players.  
    Fans are encouraged to buy state championship t-shirts at the school, according to HHS principal Scott Calahan.

  • Blue Devil soccer team downs Knox Fulton 4-2

    With Monday marking the first day of spring, what a better day to kick off the soccer season for the Harriman High School Blue Devils under second-year head coach Christina VanMeter.
    The Blue Devils travelled to Knoxville Fulton and returned down I-40 with a 4-2 victory.
    “We made some mistakes, but we were able to hold on to win,” said VanMeter.
    The Devils are in more comfortable situation under their second year with VanMeter, as they all know each other better.

  • Kingston defeated 5-2 by Lady Chiefs

    By Brody Jones
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    A 3-run opening inning by the Sequoyah Lady Chiefs, not to mention a 4-RBI performance from Lady Chiefs’ freshman sensation Macy Bavard, proved to be too much for the Kingston Lady Jackets to overcome as the Lady Jackets took a 5-2 loss on a cool, crisp Thursday afternoon at Southwest Point.

  • Lady Jackets lose to Ooltewah, Sequatchie County

    The Kingston Lady Jackets posted a 0-2 record in the last weekend's Meigs County Classic, losing to Ooltewah 4-3 and Sequatchie County 3-2.
    Ooltewah 4, Kingston 3: Casey Gaines' triple helped the Lady Jackets take a 3-0 lead, but the Lady Owls scored one run in the bottom of the second and three in the bottom of the third for a 4-3 advantage.
    Morgan Baalaer (double), Shannon Gaines (double), Trinity Clements, Casey Gaines (triple), Autumn Davis double), Shannon Gaines and Emily Thompson each one hit for Kingston.

  • Green Waves swamp Wartburg Bulldogs in region baseball action

    The Midway Green Waves were in fine form on the baseball diamond on an overcast Friday afternoon “South of the River” when they scored early and often against the Wartburg Central Bulldogs, winning by an 11-1 margin.
    Wartburg left one man on base in the top of the first, only for Midway to capitalize in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single from Hayden Hester to take an early 1-0 lead.

  • Tigers, Bears split district doubleheader

    The Rockwood Tiger baseball returned to District 3A play Monday as they split a doubleheader with Tellico Plains, taking the first game on Lucas McDermott's walkoff homer in the bottom of the fifth inning and losing the nightcap 1-0.
    Rockwood 4, Tellico Plains 3: Trailing 1-0, the Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the third on a double by Trey Treadway, a single by McDermott and a triple by Kolby Robbins.
    The Bears tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the fifth inning, but McDermott led off with a shot off the foul pole for the walkoff win.

  • Lady Tigers swept by Lady Bears 6-0, 4-3

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers softball team opened a busy week Monday by dropping a pair of District 3A games to Tellico Plains at Brickyard Springs.
    The Lady Bears shutout the Lady Tigers 6-0 in game one and lost 4-3 in the second game.
    Tellico Plains 6, Rockwood 0: The Lady Bears scored three runs each in the third and fifth innings to post the victory.
    Courtney Denny was the losing pitcher, allowing six runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Rockwood had only one baserunner, as Kara Griffin walked.

  • Fire victim a male, but ID still a mystery

    The identification of an individual whose remains were found at a fire near Rockwood was unknown as of Friday evening.

    “We do know it is a male,” said Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton.
    Stockton said DNA was taken and they would be making comparisons to try to find out who the victim is.

    The victim’s body was discovered Thursday morning by emergency personnel on the scene of a house fire at 1137 Mountain View Road.

    Stockton said he did not believe there were signs of foul play on the victim as of Friday.

  • Harriman Wins State Championship

    March 18 is a good day for the Harriman Blue Devils.

    It was on that day in 1995 that the Blue Devils won their first TSSAA State Championship with a victory over Sweetwater. Twenty-two years later, and again on March 18, the Blue Devils won their second state title following a  74-73 victory over Clay County in a gripping TSSAA Class A State Championship matchup Saturday night.

  • A Wonderland of young talent to take the stage

    A maddeningly fun cast of characters are sure to entertain the young and young-at-heart in an adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” featuring Roane County youth.

    Celebrity Youth Theatre is putting on the show with more than a dozen area youth getting into the whimsical play featuring the adventures of a young Alice after she falls into a rabbit hole while pursuing the iconic White Rabbit, the flustered and fancifully clad bunny running frantically late.