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Today's News

  • Kingston soccer squares off with Alcoa
  • Harriman comes back to take win against Coalfield

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils volleyball team improved their record to 6-2 as they traveled to Coalfield Tuesday evening and won the battle 3-1 in a hard-fought match that included athletic dives, long volleys, floater serves and over the net spikes. Coalfield won the first game by a score of 25-21 but Harriman won the final three by scores of 26-24, 25-18 and 25-18.

  • Harriman gives Midway a devil of a time

    The Harriman Middle Blue Devils won their first game of the season Thursday evening, beating the Midway Middle Green Wave, 20-16 with two minutes to go at Midway.

    “That’s one of those games where you don’t want either team to lose,” Harriman Middle Coach Baron Tapp said, “both teams were playing their hearts out.

    “We’ve been beat up for three weeks in a row.

    “I’m just proud of my kids for stepping up and playing.”

  • Cherokee stays hot, extends streak

    By Brittani Barger

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets remain undefeated after beating the Spring City Bulldogs 12-0 on Thursday night in Kingston.

    In the first two games for the Yellow Jackets, they dominated from beginning to end to come out with sizable victories. The Bulldogs were a formidable foe throughout the entire game that was littered with penalties.

    Cherokee won the coin toss and opted to defer to the second half. On the kickoff, Spring City fumbled but was able to recover.

  • Bobcats can’t handle Cougar offensive burst

    Cougars are known to be at their most dangerous at dusk and dawn; the same can be said for the Cougars of Northview Academy.

    The Cougars traveled on the road to take on the Oliver Springs Bobcats in front of a packed crowd and showed why they’re dangerous at night.

    After not finding the end zone in the first quarter against the Bobcats, the Cougars managed to score five touchdowns in the last three quarters en route to a 35-7 victory.

  • Indians edge Blue Devils in close 13-7 game

    By Ben Garrett

    for the Roane County News

    But for untimely penalties and snap miscues, Harriman might have played a spoiler’s role Friday evening.

    The Blue Devils were close to springing an upset on a night when Oneida dedicated its newly-renamed stadium and celebrated homecoming. Instead, they committed 10 penalties for 60 yards, saw drives stall twice in the red zone, and saw the Indians walk away with a 13-7 win.

  • THE BEAT IS ON: Vitatoe, Yoshimura show policing a career for all ages

    Logan Vitatoe didn’t expect to assist on a homicide scene on his first day in law enforcement.

    But that is exactly what happened.

    “I didn’t know what to expect really,” admitted the soft-spoken 19-year-old Rockwood native. “It was kind of 100 things thrown at me at once.”

  • Class takes aim at born drug addicts

    The number of babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome born to Roane County mothers troubles Judge Dennis Humphrey. Earlier this summer, he started holding a class in his courtroom to bring awareness to the issue.

    “We’re hoping to reduce the number of children born that are drug exposed,” he said.

    Roane County Health Department Director Laura Connor said Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, also known as NAS, is caused by mothers who abuse drugs during pregnancy.

  • Battle in trenches Blue Devils’ key

    This evening the Harriman Blue Devils will travel to Oneida to face the Indians.

    For a team with a 1-2 record, many wouldn’t think of that as successful, but thus far Harriman has performed above expectations. With a young in experienced team, the Devils have actually exceeded them.

    Harriman will have to continue the trend and build upon the successes of the season. While building for the future, the Devils may find the present may be brighter.

  • Midway squares off with Unaka

    The Midway Green Wave have won two in a row and will be looking to stay hot Friday as they travel to Elizabethton to face the Unaka Rangers.

    So far in the young season, the Green Wave (2-1) has experienced the gamut of game experiences. The close, offensive slugfest only to lose in the closing moments (the game with Rockwood), the defensive battle in which the starting quarterback goes out (the game with Monterey), and the all out blow out (the game with Oakdale).