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Today's News

  • 4th quarter woes doom Midway

    The season came to an end for the Midway Green Wave Friday after losing to the Cloudland Highlanders, 50-13, in the first round of the playoffs.

    “We had too many turnovers,” Green Wave Coach Ryen Minton said, “and when things went wrong, we didn’t fight back as hard as they fought us.

    “They out coached us and out played us.”

    Things were close going into the fourth quarter.

  • Oliver Springs bedevils Jellico

    By Dwane Wilder

    dwilder@lafollettepress.com

    Oliver Springs got a huge night from junior running back Mason Hill Friday night at Jellico.

    Hill accounted for five touchdowns during a 42-8 first-round victory in the TSSAA Class 1A state high school football playoffs.

    “Proud of our effort and execution,” said Bobcats coach Larry Green. “Good defensive game plan, good offensive game plan, and good special teams effort. We won the prize. We get to go to (No. 1 seed) Greenback next week.”

  • Tigers put Hampton in doghouse

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    In sports, some defenses give up yards, but they do enough to not allow as much scoring. These defenses are usually referred to as “bend but don’t break” defenses.

    That was the kind of the defense the Rockwood Tigers played on Friday night while hosting the Hampton Bulldogs in the first round of the playoffs.

    The defensive effort and a strong running game led the Tigers to a 45-14 victory over the Bulldogs.

  • Yellow Jackets cruise to win

    After a disappointing end to the regular season, the Kingston Yellow Jackets rebounded in a big way Friday night as Brian Pankey’s squad rolled to a 49-7 victory at West Greene.

    “Our team played a complete game,” Pankey said. “We were able to dominate the line of scrimmage.

    “Usually the team that does that wins the game.”

    Kingston took control of the game on the opening play as Ben Carter’s squib kick rolled around long enough for Jacket senior Peyton Long to fall on the loose ball at the Buffalo 36.

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  • 2017 Tennessee elk hunts end successfully

    The 2017 Tennessee elk hunts have come to a conclusion with a total of eight elk harvested during the three segments. Participants could hunt on North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area and surrounding private lands, although none of this year’s hunters chose to hunt on private lands.

  • OSMS drops close one in tourney

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Oliver Springs Middle boys were one win away from making their 2nd championship game within two days as their football team played and won the AA football championship on Saturday. Some immediately traded their cleats in for basketball shoes as they played the Oneida Indians in the Hollis Eble basketball tournament at Oakdale on Monday evening.

  • Trophy caps impressive year
  • Jacket runner prepares for state

    Jack Miller will be the lone Kingston Yellow Jacket runner competing in the cross-country state meet this Saturday in Nashville.

    Last weekend during the region competition, Miller placed ninth overall and posted an impressive time of 19:05.51. The performance was enough to earn the senior athlete a spot in the event.

    “I’m really excited about it,” Miller said. “I think it’s going to be a really good experience going to state.

  • First time for Lady Waves

    There’s a first time for everything.

    For the Midway Lady Green Wave cross-country team, that time is now.

    The Midway ladies cross-country team qualified for the state meet in Nashville for the first time this past Saturday.

    The spot at the important and prestigious meet came on the strength of a strong second place finish at the regionals this past Saturday. As a squad, the Green Wave posted an average time of 27:33.52.