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Today's News

  • Green Wave drowns Yellow Jackets

    The Midway Green Waves needed a breather before a tough region game next Friday at Oneida and that is exactly what they got by romping past Lookout Valley 63-6 to pick up their first win of the year after two one touchdown losses to Rockwood and Coalfield.
    The Green Wave scored three touchdowns in the first 2:16 of the game and added three more scores in the first quarter to lead 42-6 by quarter's end.
    With almost all of the starters taking a break by the middle of the second quarter, Midway's bench scored three times for the 63-6 final.

  • Harriman Middle defeats Midway Middle

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils made short work of Midway Middle Thursday night at Wallace Black Field in Harriman. The Blue Devils evened their record at 2-2 and dropped Midway to 2-2 with a 38-0 win.
    Harriman built a 24-0 lead and coasted home to the 38-point win. They led 16-0 at the end of the first quarter scoring on the second play of the game on a 53-yard run by Dylan Kocka. Thomas Brown added the two-point run for the early 8-0 lead.
    Midway fumbled on the third play of their first possession with Jay Mason recovering for the Blue Devils.

  • Rockwood wins battle of Lady Tigers at Pigeon Forge

    The Rockwood Lady Tiger soccer team traveled to Sevier County Thursday night to face the Pigeon Forge Lady Tigers and came home with 5-1 victory to prepare for a lengthy home stand at Mike "Brillo" Miller Sports Complex.
    A gritty Pigeon Forge team battled Rockwood early on by turning away several shots; however, Kaley Legg crossed the ball to Lexie Hill 12 minutes into the game for RHS' first goal.

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Both Students & taxpayers are being cheated

    Gentle reader, we have always felt that the readership of this column was composed, by and large, of devoted Roane Countians, concerned about their county and its citizens, as well as curious individuals also concerned about their country, their world, and the inhabitants thereof, but, first and foremost, about their home county, and their home folks, neighbors, and kin.

  • Youth charged in Harriman shooting may soon be out on bond

    A Harriman teen accused of delinquent second-degree murder may soon be free.

    General Sessions Judge Terry Stevens set Jacob Kinney's bond at $50,000 during a detention hearing Friday morning. Jacob Kinney's defense team, including attorneys Pat Cooley and Jim Smith, had asked for a $20,000 bond.

    “This family's resources have been stressed to the max,” said Smith.

    “I understand that, but considering all facts presented to the court I think that is appropriate bond,” said Stevens.

  • It’s FOOTBALL TIME in Tennessee

    It is now "football time in Tennessee," especially in Roane County.
    Oliver Springs hosts Sunbright (0-1, 1-2), while Harriman (3-0, 1-0) travels to Unaka and Midway (0-1, 0-2) hosts Lookout Valley in non-region tonight.
    There is a log-jam at the top of Region 1-2A as Harriman is tied with Coalfield (1-0, 3-0) and Greenback (1-0, 3-0), followed by Jellico (0-0, 2-0), Oneida (0-1, 1-2), Sunbright (0-1, 1-2) and Midway (0-1, 0-2).

  • Kingston’s Ross teaches art of the fly

    To a devotee of fly fishing the graceful arc of the rod and the gentle roll out of the line across the water is poetry in motion.

    For Kingston Parks and Recreation Director Rick Ross fly-fishing is as much an art form as it is a sport.

    An accomplished angler with years of experience instructing others in how to fly fish, Ross recently taught a two-part class entitled “Fly Fishing An Introduction to the Art of Engaging Nature.”

  • Davis joins LMU teammates in Kiawah Island Invitational

    Former Kingston Yellow Jacket golfer Brady Davis will join four of his Lincoln Memorial teammates in the Kiawah Island Invitational Sunday through Tuesday.
    This will be Davis' first tournament as a freshman at the Harrogate, TN, school.
    "He is very quiet and a good student," said Coach Travis Muncy, whose team will leave today for Kiwah Island.

  • Lexie Hill leads Lady Tiger soccer team to 7-0 district victory over Union County

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers soccer team went back on the prowl after some time off, as they  traveled to Union County to face the Lady Patriots in a district matchup.
    Rockwood went up 1-0 on a quick goal from Camryn Evans assisted by Lexie Hill. Not long after the first goal, Kaley Legg, seeing her first action of the season, found the back of the net making it 2-0, assisted by L. Hill.
    Rockwood found a rhythm and continually forced the pace of play.

  • Harriman Lady Devil soccer team shut out 8-0 by Gatlinburg-Pittman Tuesday night

    The Harriman High School Lady Devils soccer team took the field on Tuesday evening to take on the the Lady Highlanders of Gatlinburg-Pitman at Riverfront Park.
    THe Lady Devils have been improving throughout the season and things didn't change on Tuesday night as they kept going in the right direction.
    Sometimes the scoreboard doesn't tell all of the game and that's how things went t when the Lady Devils dropped the contest 8-0.