Today's News

  • Greenback ambushes Rockwood in District 3A competition

    The Rockwood High School basketball squads took a couple of tough losses on a dreary Tuesday night at Greenback against the Cherokees. The Lady Tigers fell  51-45  to Greenback. Things weren’t any better for the Rockwood boys, as the Tigers lost a 21-17 halftime lead to fall to the Cherokees 56-48.
    Greenback 51, Rockwood 45: Audrey Anderson’s 21-point outburst for the Lady Cherokees helped guide them to a crucial 51-45 win in District 3-A competition over the  Lady Tigers.

  • Green Wave drown Lions in overtime

    The Midway basketball teams won a pair of District 3A games over Concord Christian Tuesday night in contrasting style, as the Green Wave defeated the Lions 72-70 in overtime and the Lady Waves rolled over the Lady Lions 59-15 in a mercy-rule contest.

  • Eagles fly over Blue Devils 84-75 to split season series

    The Harriman basketball teams hosted Oakdale in a Region 2A battle, as both teams are getting ready for their respective district tournaments next week - the 3A Tournament at Tellico and the 4A Tournament at Wartburg.
    The Lady Devils picked up a 38-34 victory, while the Eagles defeated the Blue Devils 84-75.
    Harriman 38, Oakdale 34: The Lady Devils built a 20-2 halftime lead, only to see it crumble in the second half.
    Christina Pack led Harriman with 15 points

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Trump needs a Court Jester to keep him in line

    You know, gentle reader, the longer we live, the oftener we find ourself quoting Scottish poet Bobby Burns, who managed to encapsulate an awful lot of wisdom in a very few words, such as, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley.”

    This thought came immediately to mind as we started this week’s column, for it had been our long standing plan to recommence our series of columns on the Roane County School system, and its failures, this week.

  • Big score for former Devils, RSCC coach

    Former Harriman and Roane State Community College  basketball coach Johnny Jones  will be inducted into the Martin Methodist Hall of Fame on Saturday, along with the 1994-95 basketball team.
    "It was a surprise. I didn't expect this honor. Martin Methodist has a strong athletic tradition of winning," said Jones, who guided the Harriman Lady Devils to their first appearance in the state basketball tournament since the 2002-03 season. "I helped  during the transition from a 2-year school to a 4-year school."

  • Midway takes 3A doubleheader from Rockwood

    The Midway basketball teams swept a pair of District 3A games Friday, as the Lady Waves defeated the Lady Tigers 36-33 in overtime and the Green Wave defeated the Tigers 43-29.
    Midway 36, Rockwood 33: "Every win is big. That is a good Rockwood team. We were fortunate the ball bounced our way," said Midway Coach Mike Hayes.
    Emily Cawood led Midway with 17 points, seven rebounds and five steals, while Caitlyn Ross added 12 points, four rebounds, one assist and four steals.

  • Harriman tames Concord Christian Lions

    With it cold and rainy on the outside, things heated up inside Richard Pickell Gymnasium, as the Harriman basketball teams hosted Concord Christian in a District 3A doubleheader Monday night.
    The Lady Devils were able to grind out a 39-32 victory over the Lady Lions, while the Blue Devils picked a commanding 72-52 victory over the Lions.
    Harriman 39, Concord Christian 32: The Lady Devils picked a much needed win as the regular season ends this week.
    Junior guard Christina Pack led the way for Harriman with 12 points, while Katie Hall added eight points.

  • Harriman, Meigs County split 3A contests

    Despite school being dismissed Friday for illness, the Harriman basketball teams hosted Meigs County in District 3A action before a packed Richard Pickell Gymnasium.
    After splitting their two games at Meigs County earlier in the season,   the two teams split the final regular season matchup, as the Lady Devils lost 61-37 and the Blue Devils won 78-70.
    Meigs County 61, Harriman 37: The Lady Devils played two good periods against the Lady Tigers, but the visitors used their physical style of play to pick up the victory.

  • Lady Jackets defeat Scott Lady Highlanders

    The Kingston basketball teams traveled to Scott High Friday for a pair of District 4AA games and returned to Roane County with a split, as the Lady Jackets won 53-45 and the Yellow Jackets lost 59-41 to the Highlanders.
    Kingston 53, Scott 45: Abby Wilson poured in 19 points with three rebounds, two assists and seven steals to lead the Lady Jackets over the Lady Highlanders.
    Three other Lady Jackets added nine points — Hannah Bailey, Riley Guillemet and Amadea Pankey, while Bailey and Pankey each hauled down nine rebounds.

  • Roane State wins three of four games from Jackson State, Columbia State

    The Roane State basketball teams traveled to Middle Tennessee over the week to face conference foes Jackson State and Columbia State, with the teams returning to Roane County with a 3-1 record.
    The Raiders beat Columbia State 101-93 and lost to Jackson State 90-86, while the Raiderettes defeated Columbia State 77-62 and Jackson State 77-61.
    Roane State 101, Columbia State 93: Charles Perry,  William Johnson, Geevantay Gee and Charles Perry tallied 29, 25, 12 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the Raiders Friday night in Columbia.