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Today's News

  • District baseball, softball, tennis tourneys underway

    By Ed Greif
    egreif@roanecounty.com

    District tournaments for baseball, softball and soccer continue this week.

    Thursday's rain caused the District 3A baseball tournament to reshuffle its schedule.

  • All District 3A baseball, 4A/AA soccer teams announced

    Here are the All-District 4A/AA soccer and All-District 3A baseball teams:
    All-District 4A/AA soccer
    (Order based on regular season finish)

    Freshman of the year: Jared Whittenbarger, Kingston; defensive player of the year: Andrew Roulier, Catholic; Offfensive Player of the Year: Matt Zaczyk, CAK; MVP: Jon Creel, CAK; and Coach of the Year: Elik Pickell, Kingston

  • Kingston track team concludes season

    The Kingston track and field team will be competing in the TSSAA subsectional meet May 12 at Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK). The Yellow Jacket teams closed out the regular meet season at Lenoir City on May 3.

    Bri Garcia finished eight h in the 100 meter dash in 14.74.

    Lindsay Wall finished third in the 200 meter dash in 29.35, followed by Garcia, sixth, 30.56; and Bri Bales, seventh, 30.92.

    Sarah Cox finished third in the 400 meter dash in 1.15.

  • Yellow Jackets defeat Grace 4-2 in season finale Thursday

    The Kingston Yellow Jacket baseball team closed out the regular season with a 4-2 victory at Grace Christian Thursday afternoon to finish with a 15-8 overall record.

    Coach Bruce Robinette used three pitchers in the contest. Braden Forrester  worked three innings, giving up three hits with one strikeout and one walk, while Noah Cash hurled three innings, allowing one run on three hits with two strikeouts and one hit batsman to pick up the victory. Cody Mitchell tossed one inning, yielding one run on two hits with one strikeout and one walk to earn the save.

  • Bats provide invaluable services as pollinators and pest controllers

    Mainly unappreciated and often feared and misunderstood, bats provide invaluable services to humans and natural ecosystems through pollination and pest control.

    From the Appalachians in the east to the coastal plain of the Mississippi River in the west, Tennessee is naturally a biologically diverse state. 

    Thousands of species of mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians call our great state home. Of them, 16 species are bats and guess what they all eat?  Insects.

  • Colyer to play football at Carson-Newman

    Midway senior Seth Colyer signed scholarship papers Wednesday to continue his football career with Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, and is the seventh Green Wave athlete to sign an athletic scholarship for the 2016-17 school year.

    "I liked the family atmosphere and was more comfortable with my teammates," said Colyer, who plans to major in physics and become a nuclear engineer.

    Added Midway Coach Ryan Minton, "Seth is a hard worker. He is the third strongest athlete on our front line,"

  • Rachael Tuttle to continue her basketball career at Johnson University

    Another member of the Midway Lady Waves District 3A championship and Region 2A runner-up team will be continuing her basketball career for 2016-17.

    Senior Rachael Tuttle signed scholarship papers at Johnson University, formerly Johnson Bible College, and is the eighth Midway athlete this year to continue their careers.

    "Rachael is the prototypical gym rat. She really worked hard all of her career and did the little things to help us. I am excited for her and know she will work hard," said Coach Jon Leffew.

  • Rockwood Tigers 8u win St. Jude benefit tournament

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    Rockwood Tigers 8u wins their division of the St. Jude's benefit baseball tournament. From left are, front,  Ezykiel Lower, Hayden Hicks, Evan Lankford, Isaiah Anders and Landon Byrn; and back, Skylar Layne, Carson Wicks, Owen Ray, Carson Treadway, Micheal Pemberton, Laken Jolly. Coaches: Jeremy Jolly, Levi Lankford and Kenny Lower.

  • Rockwood Tigers 6u excel at St. Jude benefit baseball tournament

     

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    Rockwood Tigers 6u show off their Pay It Forward medals from the St. Jude's benefit baseball tournament at Brillo "Miller" Sports Complex. Pictured include, Jordan Treadway, Bentley Reed, Walter Peyton Poland, Jacob Buckholtz, Aiden Amonette, Kenzie Tilly, Kielyn Hamby, Zailyn Dyer, Dane Francis and Chloe Kindrick.

  • ASSESSOR RACE

    The purpose of Thursday’s Roane County Tea Party forum was for voters to get acquainted with the candidates for property assessor.

    It wasn’t about launching attacks.

    That’s why Tea Party Chairman Val McNabb had to step in a few times when things started to head in that direction.

    “This is just an introduction of who the candidates are,” he said. “It’s not a crucifixion of any of the candidates.”