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Today's News

  • State’s oldest rivalry tops week 6

    Week six is coming up for Roane County football teams, with all five in action tonight, including two intercounty matches — Harriman at Rockwood and Oliver Springs at Midway, while Kingston travels to Greenback.
    Travis Tapp's Harriman Blue Devils come into the contest at 4-0 is 1-0 in Region 2-1A third behind Coalfield (2-0, 5-0) and Greenback (2-0, 5-0), who have a monster game on Oct. 6 at Greenback, one week after Coalfield comes to Harriman.

  • Harriman at Rockwood is marquee matchup

    The high school football season hits the midway point Friday night, and Roane County football fans are blessed with a great schedule this week as county rivalry games take center stage.
    The marquee game this week is the state's longest running consecutive running rivalry resumes when Harriman visits Rockwood for the 97th meeting between the two teams.
    The series started in 1921, and the Blue Devils have played every year consecutively since 1924 Rockwood currently holds a 55-35-6 advantage in the series.

  • Lexie Hill leads Lady Tigers to 11th win

    Lexie Hill scored three goals to lead, as the Rockwood Lady Tigers soccer team went on the prowl for their 11th win this,  defeating Greenback 6-1 at Mike "Brillo" Miller Sports Complex in the fourth game of their five-game homestand.
    Darcy Ferrell started the scoring, as she connected on a corner kick for a 1-0 Lady Tiger advantage.
    Shortly after, Lexie Hill beat the Greenback defender on the right siege for her first goal of the game for a 2-0 lead.

  • Soccer, volleyball seasons wrapping up

    Roane County soccer and volleyball teams are entering their final stages of the regular season.
    Oliver Springs (0-5-0, 2-8-2) defeated Knox Fulton 4-0 and lost 4-2 to Kingston. The Lady Bobcats host Harriman Tuesday and close out the season on the road - Sept. 29 at Scott, Oct. 4 at Stone Memorial and Oct. 6 at Loudon.
    Kingston (1-4, 4-6) defeated Oliver Springs 4-2 and traveled to Scott Thursday evening. The return home against Karns Sept. 27 and Harriman Sept. 29, before going to Rockwood on Oct. 4.

  • Kingston department fires up the grill for Michael Dunn Center

    Kingston Fire Chief Willie Gordon was dealing with fire Monday morning, but in a good way.

    Gordon and the Kingston Fire Department hosted a picnic for Michael Dunn Center at Kingston City Park.

    “We’re doing a fun day for Michael Dunn Center,” Gordon said after grilling more than 100 hot dogs. “It’s a way for us to give back to the community.”

  • Lifelong rivals?
  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Roane Schools Sorry ACT Ranking, Part II

    Gentle reader, I understand that my column of two weeks ago entitled “Both Students & taxpayers are being cheated”, based upon our county’s students’ miserable performance on this year’s (2015-2016) ACT scores, has provoked a complaint from one of the county’s powers-that-be, or big cheeses.

    It appears that this big wig opines as how my column was “negative”.

  • Harriman at Rockwood tickets are available online

    Individual game tickets for the Harriman (4-0) at Rockwood (2-2) game Friday night are available online at gofan/Rockwood Tigers.com. The Harriman at Rockwood game is oldest rivary in the state and is alumni night, when the 1976 state championship team will be recognized at halftime.
    Kickoff for the game is 7:30 p.m. on Civitan Field.

  • Roane County golfers head to region

    Several Roane County golfers will be advancing into region golf action after Monday's region golf tournament in Sevierville.
    The Rockwood girls and boys,  five members of the Kingston teams and one player from Oliver Springs will advance into next week's action in Sevierville.
    The top three boys and girls teams and the top five individuals not on the winning teams advance to the region tournament.

  • Cherokee Middle Schools wins defensive battle over Oliver Springs Middle School

    The Cherokee Middle School School Yellow Jackets defeated the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats Saturday night 12-10 in a defensive standoff.
    The Cherokee offense rushed for 99 yards on 19 carries and completed 5-of-10 passes for 30 yards with only four first downs for 129 total yards, while the Oliver Springs offensive rushed for 97 ads on 39 carries and completed 6-of-10 passes for 63 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception for 160 totals with nine first downs.