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Today's News

  • Violation charge against RCHS teacher dismissed

    Prosecutors agreed to dismiss a charge against Roane County High School teacher John Plemens last week.

    Plemens was arrested in May, accused of violating an order of protection that Garvin Morris took out on him.

    “Mr. Morris showed officers on his cellphone where he had two missed calls from Mr. Plemens on May 2 at 6:18 p.m.,” the warrant said. “Officers confirmed through the clerk’s office that Mr. Morris did have an order of protection on Mr. Plemens and Mr. Plemens was to have no contact with Mr. Morris.”

  • Lady Devils douse Green Wave for softball title

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    If one word could describe the Clinch River Valley middle school softball state sectional tournament championship game between Midway and Harriman then that word would be “WOW”.

    It took extra innings to decide the winner and with the score tied at 9-9 after the regulated time had expired, the international tie-breaker rule goes into effect with a runner (the last out of the previous inning) taking 2nd base.

  • Lady Tigers punch playoff ticket

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers have excelled on the pitch this season.

    In the last week, Rockwood faced a pair of Rone County rivals and walked away with wins both times.

    A week ago, the Lady Tigers went down the road to Oliver Springs and clinched the district with a 5-0 win against the Lady ‘Cats.

    Senior forward Kaley Legg led her team with two goals.

    Cameran Evans scored a goal and had two assists. Freshman Kendall Wade also fiished wih a goal and pair of assists. Chloe Grant also had a goal and asisst.

  • Jackets tops in district with win
  • Cherokee wins big in Saturday game

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets stayed unbeaten last Saturday with a 36-0 victory over Oliver Springs at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field in Kingston.

    Dual threat quarterback Kain Collins led the Jackets to victory as he passed for 200 yards while rushing for another 100 on the evening.

    Collins got off to a fast start as he found an open Austin Edmonds from 37 yards out on Cherokee’s first possession of the night.

    Collins added the 2-point conversion for an 8-0 lead midway through the first quarter.

  • O.S. clinches playoff spot with win

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats scored all their points in the first half and secured a spot in the middle school football postseason Thursday evening at the expense of the Midway Green Wave, 32-6.

    “I think we’re peaking offensively,” Bobcat Coach Buster Brown said, “we’re finding our way.

    “We had a few injuries, but we’re we’re finding our way.”

  • Indians end Cherokee perfect season

    By Brittani Barger

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets attempted a comeback against the Oneida Indians on Thursday night, but fell short losing 32-26.

    The Indians received the ball first with Hunter Hutchinson receiving for Oneida.

    The Indians would gain nine on their first play from scrimmage and drive down the field for a touchdown with 5:32 to go in the first quarter. After a successful two-point conversion, the Indians led the Jackets 8-0.

  • Coalfield shuts down Midway

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    After their season-opening loss, the Midway Green Wave had been playing stellar football, winning four consecutive games.

    However, on Friday night, the Green Wave ran into the undefeated Coalfield Yellow Jackets, and their streak was snapped.

    The Green Wave were defeated by the Yellow Jackets 49-0, putting an end to their four-game winning streak.

  • ‘Cats run over Devils for 1st win

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats had been putting up good rushing numbers for the last few weeks, it finally paid off Friday night for their first win of the season at home against the Harriman Blue Devils, 42-14.

    “I’m so proud of our players and our coaches, they put in some hard work,” Oliver Springs Coach Larry Green said, “we had probably our best week of practice we’ve had all year this week.

    “They could’ve folded the tent at 0-5, but they came out and worked even harder.

  • Lady ‘Cats streak to the end

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    On Monday, Oliver Springs entered their matchup against the Greenback Cherokees looking to end a three-game losing streak.

    The Cherokees entered the game with a four-game winning streak of their own, so either both streaks were going to continue.. or end.

    Both streaks were ended, as the Oliver Springs Bobcats defeated the Cherokees 3-2 in a very close game.