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Today's News

  • Harriman dominates Tellico Plains Bears

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    A sluggish start provided drama early, but the Harriman Blue Devils closed out with a dominant second half to defeat the Tellico Bears 84-46.
    “Our defense has taken a few steps back, and tonight we focused on getting back to the fundamentals,” said Harriman coach Shay Shannon.
    Finding the bottom of the net was not an issue for the Devils, as they amassed 19 points in the first period of play. Isaiah McClain dropped nine points in the opening quarter.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Only criminals commit gun crimes

    The first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights.

    These rights are not granted by the Constitution; they are protected by the Constitution. These rights are endowed by our Creator and exist independent of any governmental license.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Draining the swamp? Russian friend? Gas tax?

    Well, gentle reader, one scarcely knows where to begin, inasmuch as the recent news presents a veritable treasure trove of interesting topics for consideration, on all levels, local, state, and national, but as usual the crew in Washington leads the pack.

  • Midway rolls over Rockwood in 3A action

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Midway Green Wave played spoiler on senior night in Rockwood, sweeping the Tigers in both games. The Lady Waves won by a score of 48-42, followed by the boys holding on in a 52-50 contest.
    Midway 48,Rockwood 42:  A strong start was huge for Midway in their road victory at Rockwood, as the Lady Waves held on to win 48-42. This win guarantees Midway will be playing in the 4-5 game in the district tournament.

  • Crusaders beat Seahawks in OT for first place in district

    In front of a packed house last Monday night at Calvary Baptist gym, a battle was brewing. The division leading Calvary Crusaders were set to battle the Seahawks of Cedarview for the first place spot. The game lived up to all the hype of an epic battle and was decided in overtime. 
    The opening tip went to the Seahawks for a quick bucket. That was the beginning of what would be a high scoring affair.   

  • Yellow Jackets buzz Sequoyah Chiefs on senior night

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets capped off their regular season with a resounding bang on Monday night, generating a 61-37 win in the girls game on the strength of 20-plus point efforts from Riley Guillemet and Abby Wilson, while the Kingston boys scored a convincing 76-58 victory.

  • RSCC splits weekend games with Volunteer State, Motlow State

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams the Raiders and Raiderettes split conference conference games with Volunteer State CC and Motlow State CC over the weekend and will travel to Cleveland State Wednesday night.
    On Friday, the Raiderettes defeated Vol State 61-53, while Raiders won 76-64, but Saturday, the Raiderettes lost 68-59 to the Lady Bucks and the Raiders were beat 71-60 by the Bucks.

  • GLIMPSES: ‘Hidden Figures’ shines light on slights

    By Mark Banker

    For readers who are attentive to recent developments on the national stage but tired of the incessant debates about them, here’s some advice: go to the movies!

    For my 66th birthday last week, Kathy and I took our daughter’s advice and went to see “Hidden Figures.” Among other things, it reminded us that some of history’s important stories are unappreciated until after the fact.

  • County players named All-District 3A

    Fourteen girls and boys from Harriman, Rockwood and Midway were named to the All-District 3A team. Representing Harriman were Isaiah McClain, Joe Pace, John Johnson, Hayden Bingham and Jada Johnson, all first-team, while Katie Kring was named honorable mention. First-team picks from Rockwood were Lexie Hill and Matthew Thompson. Megan Monday and Camryn Evans were honorable mention. Caitlyn Ross and Paige Bacon were selected All-First team, while  Jacob Woody and Drake Romines were honorable mention.

  • Seven OS basketball players named All-District 4A

    Seven Oliver Springs basketball players have been named to the All-District by the 4A coaches last week.
    Zach Melton was named second team, while Jeremiah Johnson,  Jacob Humphreys and Matt Gaylor were named  honorable mention.
    Alivia Baker, Allyssa Suttles and Racheal Crass were selected by the league coaches.
    Marv West of Oneida was girls Coach of the Year, while Kaylea Foster of Coalfield and Bailee Thomas of Oneida were Co-Players of the Year.