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Today's News

  • Floodgates open for OS offense

    The offensive floodgates opened for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats Monday night and washed over the Midway Lady Waves on the way to a 20-2 win at Midway.

    Surprisingly with the way the game ended, the opening inning was a close one.

    Oliver Springs generated three runs thanks to Faythe Davis, Brooklyn Jones, and Kylie Richardson crossing the plate.

    “The season is a long process,” Oliver Springs Coach Matt Headden said. “We’re just watching things develop and see how things go.

  • Moore stops late Bobcat rally

    Midway withstood a seventh inning rally by Oliver Springs and took the 5-3 win Monday evening at Midway.

    Down 5-0 with two outs in the top of the seventh, time was running out.

    Oliver Springs saw Tanner Stombaugh, Ryan Jones, and Tyler Boswell cross home plate and just like that the score was 5-3.

    The Bobcats had started to rally on Green Wave starting pitcher Gabe Moore.

    Things continued in Oliver Springs’ favor.

  • Blue Devils outscored by Wildcats

    The Harriman Blue Devils travelled to Sweetwater Tuesday night to take on the Wildcats in a soccer contest.

    The game was controlled by the visiting Blue Devils in the first half, the Wildcats were able to respond to two first half goals by the Blue Devils to score three unanswered goals to pick up the victory, 3-2.

    “We are playing very skilled and very focused soccer right now,” said Harriman coach Marc Cataldi. “Sweetwater played a very quick and very physical game tonight, they just made a few less mistakes than us.”

  • Devils and Tigers split two-game series

    Tuesday marked the second day in a row that the Rockwood Tigers and Harriman Blue Devils faced off against one another in a baseball game. Monday, the Devils were able to pick up the win in what was a very close game, 5-4.

    Fast forward to Tuesday night and the name of the game was offense. Harriman was able to score 11 runs on the night, but the Rockwood bat’s exploded as they scored 18 runs, picking up the 18-11 victory.

  • Yellow Jacket pair no-hits Fulton

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets no-hit the Fulton Falcons in five innings Tuesday evening, 11-0, thanks to timely hitting and the combined efforts of two pitchers at Fort South West Point.

    Trey Schultz got the start and the win for Kingston and was relieved by Christopher McAbee. The pitching duo proved too much for Fulton.

    During Schultz’ three innings of work, he struck out six batters. One of the highlights of his dominant performance from the mound was when he whiffed the side in the top of the second inning.

  • Lady Waves swept by OS

    By Melissa Coley
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Midway traveled to Oliver Springs on Tuesday evening to finish up a two-game series.
    Although they were defeated by a score of 6-1, it was a moral victory for the Lady Waves as they overcame a disastrous game on Monday to play great defense against the fierce Lady Bobcat offense.
    Kaley Beason started the game with a double and scored following singles by Emma Hill and Sophie Patterson, giving Midway a 1-0 lead.

  • ’Cats’ bats heat up in win

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Oliver Springs returned home to Hightower Field on Tuesday evening to finish a two-game series with district rival Midway and defeated the Waves by a final score of 5-3.

    Blake Crass was on the hill for the Cats while C.J. Huff started for Midway.

    Gabe Moore was hit by a pitch with one out and advanced to second on a pickoff attempt, scoring off Huff’s RBI double to give his team a 1-0 lead to start the game.

  • 2 up for trustee; Woody, Morgan for exec

    Roane County will have a new trustee come Sept. 1. Incumbent Wilma Eblen chose not to seek re-election this year.

    Nick Forrester and Chris Mason are vying to replace her. Bina Kirby, who works in the Trustee’s Office, qualified to run last month. Assistant Administrator of Elections Holly Cromwell said Kirby withdrew from the race Thursday morning.

    Election Day is Aug. 2.

  • Sheriff unopposed for 4th term

    Races for Roane County sheriff have sparked some heated contests over the years.

    “There’s been some really hot races,” Roane County Historian Robert Bailey said.

    That won’t be the case this year. Incumbent Jack Stockton was the only person to file to run for the office.

    “That’s amazing,” Bailey said. “It really is.”

    The deadline to file was noon Thursday. Stockton was in Franklin attending a Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association meeting.

  • Energy efficiency and a million-dollar fire truck

    A $900,000 ladder/pumper truck combination is among the items Rockwood is considering using approximately $6 million in borrowed funds to purchase.

    It would meet the needs of two vehicles, replacing a 1991 ladder truck and a 1976 pumper truck.

    “We’ll be able to combine these two with a new ladder pumper truck. We’ll pay $500,000 down,” said Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller.