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Today's News

  • CAK completes sweep of Kingston baseball, softball

    It didn’t take long for the CAK offense to get things going on Wednesday afternoon when they traveled to Roane County to take on Kingston.

    Of the 11 batters in the first inning for the Lady Warriors, seven of them connected with Kingston pitcher Meredith Garrett.

    Kingston allowed five runs in the opening inning, but it would be a while before the Lady Jackets found their way to the scoreboard.

    Kingston was held scoreless in the bottom of the first, but Garrett sat down the first three batters CAK sent to the plate in the top of the second.

  • Pigeon Forge topples Rockwood tennis

    After losing both matches to Grace Christian more than a week ago, the Rockwood boys and girls tennis teams were looking to get back on track against Pigeon Froge.

    Unfortunately for both the Tigers and Lady Tigers that didn’t happen as the two fell short, 0-9 and 4-5.

    Boys

    It was tough sledding for the Tigers against Pigeon Forge. In all nine sets, Pigeon Forge racked up 8 points for victories.

    Drake Long was the first man up for the Tigers, but lost to Noah Amet, 8-2.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: God, the Constitution, the General Assembly

    Gentle reader, although we cannot fully relax, we can all start to contemplate the beginning of the inception of breathing easier, inasmuch as the General Assembly, 2015 session, is winding down and will soon, mercifully, adjourn sine die until next year. We expected them to do little good, and in this they did not disappoint, and we escaped several bad things, even though only by the skin of our teeth, such as the school voucher system, and, by far the most important of all, the “Bible as the Official State Book Law.”

  • Harriman softball falls just short of Lady Cats

    The Lady Devils of Harriman took the drive up Harvey H. Hannah Highway to face the Lady Cats of Oliver Springs On Monday, but the Lady Devils would go home with a 3-0 loss.

    Courtney Jones of Oliver Springs continued her phenomenal senior campaign as she recorded 10 strikeouts, only gave up three hits and was able to pull the shut out.

    Harriman couldn’t find their swing in the first inning, only mustering one hit.

    Oliver Springs mirrored Harriman’s results as they too could only get one runner on base.

  • Oliver Springs, Harriman soccer tie on Monday

    There wasn’t a winner on Monday night when the Harriman and Oliver Springs’ soccer teams faced off, but there wasn’t a loser either as the two ended the contest with a 0-0 tie.

    “The boys played good,” Harriman head coach Joe Wampler said. “I’m proud of them. They’ve been talking and they’re doing a lot of passes and drops like they should. We’ve still got a long way to go, but we’re definitely going to end up getting there.”

    Harriman was successful moving the ball early against Oliver Springs, but shots were coming nearly as often for the Blue Devils as the were for the Bobcats.

  • Ellis, Townson follow Blueback Herring for sixth place in National Championship

    Over the weekend, former Roane State Raider and Coalfield native Joe Ellis and his partner Matthew Townson hauled in 42 pounds, 14 ounces to nab sixth place for Tennessee Tech in the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship on Lake Murray.

    “I thought we were going to get a top five,” Ellis said. “It just didn’t happen for us.”

  • Warriors walk away with win over Jackets

    Seven combined hits was all that the Kingston Yellow Jackets and the
    Christian Academy of Knoxville Warriors put up in Monday night’s baseball game.

    However, the Warriors (25-4-1) still walked away with the 10-0 run-rule win.

    The Jackets gave up 16 walks and hit four batters on Monday in the loss, with six of those instances happening with the bases loaded.

    “We didn’t have our stuff tonight,” Kingston head coach Bruce Robinette said.

    “(The strike zone) was tight on both sides, and they adjusted and we didn’t.”

  • Oliver Springs loss filled with Anderson County penalties

    The rain subsided long enough on Friday for Oliver Springs to get in its soccer match against Anderson County.

    While the rain wasn’t coming down, the cards from the officials were as Anderson County racked up six total in its 2-0 victory over the Bobcats.

    “I was proud of my guys for keeping their composure as much as they could,” Oliver Springs head coach Josh Pryor said. “I think (Anderson County was) frustrated because they’re used to putting up more goals on us and when we kept it clean at halftime. I think they were a little frustrated there.”

  • Q&A: Minton readies for new role as head coach

    Editor’s note: The following is a transcription from an interview conducted with new Midway High School head football coach Ryen Minton by sports editor Bradley Stringfield.

    Q: When Joe Campbell left did you think you were a serious candidate, or did you think they might look elsewhere?

  • Minton named new Midway head coach

    After saying goodbye to Joe Campbell several weeks ago, Midway High School has named a new head football coach.

    On Friday, it was announced that defensive coordinator Ryen Minton would be taking over the role.

    “I’m excited to get the job,” Minton said. “I’m excited to try my own schemes, out and try what I’ve learned before. Just to be honored by the community to let me be in charge of their kids means a lot.”

    Minton first joined the Midway staff in 2011 as the defensive coordinator and strength coach after stints at Sullivan South High School and Carter High School.