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Today's News

  • Two teams enter, one leaves

    It’s mid February and that means one thing, tournament basketball.

    The District 3-A girl’s tournament started out on Monday night as the Lady Devils of Harriman travelled to Midway to take on the Lady Greenwaves.

    With it being the first round of the tournament, that meant it was win or go home.

    Led by Caitlyn Ross with 15 points, the Lady Waves picked up a win by a score of 41-18.

    Emily Cawood added 11 points for Midway.

    Harriman was led by Jasmine Davis with 7 points. Olivia Goins added 6.

  • Lady ‘Cats advance with win against rival Coalfield

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Monday evening was the beginning of the satellite games for the opening round of the girl’s district 3A basketball tournament with the 8 seed Coalfield Lady Jackets playing the 5 seed Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats with the winner advancing to the next round on Wednesday evening.

  • Rockwood staves off late collapse to advance

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers recovered from a scoring drought just in time to knock off the Oakdale Lady Oneida in overtime, 34-33, at Rockwood Monday night in the first round of the District 3 A Playoffs.

    “It was a rough game,” Rockwood Coach Amy Breazeale said. “It was rough to play, it was rough to watch and rough to coach.

    “My hat’s off to my kids because I thought at the end they dug down deep to play with a lot of heart and a lot of guts.”

    Rockwood took a 24-11 lead into the locker rooms at half time.

  • OS goes down swinging

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats’ season came to an end Tuesday night following a 73-50 loss to Coalfield at Coalfield High School.

    “We lose only one senior and I am expecting a significant improvement in athleticism for next year’s team, the sky is the limit for the future of this basketball program”, said Oliver Springs coach Brian Channell.

  • Midway can’t hold off Indians

    The Midway Green Wave couldn’t hold off Oneida’s offense, losing 80-39, Tuesday night in the first round of the District 3 A playoffs.

    “Oneida is a good team, there’s a reason they’re up toward the top of our district,” Midway Coach Justin O’Toole said. “We can’t make excuses for what happened and if anything, I didn’t prepare us correctly,” O’Toole said.

    The Green Wave came out fast and furious, but the Indians were ready.

  • Hot 1st propels Tigers for win

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers easily defeated Sunbright in the first round of the District 3-A Tournament Tuesday night after building a huge lead in the first quarter.

    Nate Brackett scored on Rockwood’s first possession and the Tigers never looked back. Rockwood outscored Sunbright 24-9 in the first period, which ended up being the difference in the Tigers’ 56-43 victory.

  • GOING with the FLO: Eliminating God’s word ends nation He protects

    We have endured hysterical talking points from those few in the top levels of the FBI who took an unverified and salacious dossier to secret court to get a secret warrant to spy on a fellow American without telling the court who paid for it and the political ramifications.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Crump on Trump? If the shoe fits, put it on!

    Gentle reader, if you are a long-time reader, you know that we have been much concerned with the religious right, or evangelical element, and their attitude towards President Trump. Many of them seem to have reverted to the ancient concept of divine right of rulers, and believe that Mr. Trump was not only elected, but was divinely anointed, to rule over us, as was believed by royalists in centuries long gone by.

  • Honor those who preserve ET history

    The East Tennessee Historical Society invites nominations from across East Tennessee for Awards of Excellence in the field of history.

    The Society annually recognizes individuals and organizations for significant contributions to preservation, promotion, programming and interpretation of the region’s history. The awards have been presented each year since 1982.

    The Award of Distinction recognizes a special project, such as publications, building preservation or program, such as a conference, heritage event or lecture series.

  • Free showing of ‘Sgt. York’ Sunday

    A free showing of the movie classic “Sgt. York,” starring Gary Cooper as the World War I Medal of Honor recipient from Tennessee, will begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 in East Tennessee History Center at 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville.

    Michael Birdwell, professor of history at Tennessee Tech University, will provide commen-tary.