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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Playoffs set to start

    The playoffs start tonight for four Roane County football teams after a long and grueling season.

    The season saw many ups and downs for the Kingston Yellow Jackets, the Midway Green Wave, the Oliver Springs Bobcats and the Rockwood Tigers.

    For some of the teams, it will be the first time in the postseason in quite some time. For others, it will be an opportunity to build on success an continue on to the ultimate goal of a state championship.

    Kingston @ West Greene

  • Runner off to NYC Marathon

    After months of training, Tim Phillips is not going to let a terrorist attack stop him from running in Sunday’s New York City Marathon.

    “Any time you do anything in a big city, you’ve always got to think about things like that, but you can’t let that deter you from doing things,” he said.

    Manhattan was the site of a terrorist attack on Tuesday, just days before Phillips and hundreds of other runners are expected to descend on the area for the marathon. Eight people were reportedly killed in the attack.