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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets advance, just not to finals

    After overcoming an early deficit, the Kingston Lady Jackets saw their District District 4-AA Tournament championship hopes come crashing down with a 43-38 loss to Christian Academy of Knoxville.

    Missed shots and turnovers cost the Lady Jackets early as the Lady Warriors built up a 16-5 advantage early in the first quarter.

    Despite the significant size advantage of the CAK squad, Kingston found success from Rachel Layne inside the paint.

    Layne — one only two players to score in the quarter — scored 7 points with 6 of the coming the paint.

  • Green Waves shooting can’t match Meigs County

    The Midway Green Waves season came to a close last Friday night after a 90-66 loss to the second seed Meigs County Tigers in the first round of the District 3-A Tournament.

    Midway ends the year with a 5-23 record and will say good bye to four seniors.

    Midway head coach Darrell Ruffner decided to go for broke Friday against Meigs County.

    His Green Waves pumped in 11 3-point baskets in the, but to no avail against the hot shooting Tigers.

  • Bobcats hang on to beat Bulldogs

    When Oliver Springs and Wartburg square off in anything you know it’s going to be a show.

    The Bulldogs of Wartburg traveled down the familiar road the square off against the Bobcats in the opening round of the District 4-A tournament, but were sent back home with a 76-58 loss.

    Oliver Springs had big scoring performances from several people, but the combined 38 points from Aaron Noe and Taylor Murray was the spark the Cats needed to pick up the victory.

  • Harriman boys find way to skin Tigers

    There’s an old expression that goes along the lines of there being more than one way to skin a cat.

    Luckily for the Harriman Blue Devils they found a way that worked, punching their ticket to the District 3-A Tournament Semifinals on Friday night with a 59-50 win over Rockwood.

    “It was a competitive, hard-fought game on both sides tonight,” Harriman head coach Wesley Jones said.

  • Kingston falls to CAK in District Tournament

    In their second game in as many days, the Kingston Yellow Jackets lost to Knoxville Catholic, 40-21.

    The loss eliminates them from District Tournament Championship contention.

    A winless regular season district record forced the Yellow Jackets into a play-in game Thursday night against Scott. It took going to overtime, but Kingston walked away with the 80-73 victory to earn the chance to play Knoxville Catholic on its home floor.

  • Harriman downs Midway girls in opening round of District Tournament

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils advanced to the semifinals of the district 3-A girls tournament after a 60-50 win over Midway on Thursday at Harriman.

    Midway dropped to a 20-9 overall record and a 15-1 record in its district

    The Lady Waves jumped out to an 8-2 lead on Harriman, but the Lady Devils responded with a 10-0 run to take a 12-8 lead after the first quarter.

    Midway got early points from Jesse Lewis with two baskets and one from Lexi Taylor. Abby Bertram sank two free throws.

  • Morgan compliance deadline up

    Friday was the deadline for Roane County Property Assessor David Morgan to make corrective actions on the 2015 reappraisal.

    Whether he’s done enough to satisfy the state remains to be seen.

    “We will have staff in place to monitor the progress reported, and we would expect it will be later [this] week before any conclusions are made with regard to the status of the ongoing reappraisal program,” said John Dunn, spokesman for the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury.

  • BOE group endorsing traditional calendar

    With uncertainty about the upcoming budget, the 2015-16 school year might not be the best time for school officials to implement a new, balanced calendar.

    “I don’t want to have a balanced schedule, no money and can’t start,” Roane County Board of Education Member Rob Jago said.

    Jago chairs the board’s educational committee, which met last week to discuss the school calendar.

    He proposed going with the traditional calendar for the 2015-16 school year and a balanced calendar for the 2016-17 school year.

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  • State bill could affect Tiger Haven

    State Sen. Ken Yager and state Rep. Kent Calfee filed a bill in the General Assembly last week that could impact Tiger Haven, a sanctuary for big cats in East Roane County.

    According to the General Assembly’s website, the bill was filed for introduction on Feb. 12.

    “As introduced, requires cages at facilities for holding Class I wildlife be constructed and maintained to provide sufficient space for each animal to have adequate freedom of movement,” the summary of the bill states.

    “Sufficient space” is not defined.