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Today's News

  • Harriman duo signs with Roane State

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    College coaches at any level are always looking to sign local talent.

    Roane State women's basketball head coach Monica Boles is no different and she signed two players from Roane State's back yard this week as the Harriman duo of Shantel Boyd and Kiersten Douglass both signed with the Raiderettes.

    "I'm excited," Boyd said after signing. "I've wanted to play college basketball all my life and now I'm getting the chance to do it close to home."

  • Close-knit Rockwood alumni reunite

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    jraymond@roanecounty.com

    Graduates of Rockwood High School will get a chance to come together this summer to reminisce about their days as a Rockwood Tiger with fellow classmates.

    The sixth annual Rockwood High School Reunion will be June 8-14 at Rockwood First Baptist Church’s lake property.

  • OS competes in passing league

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats have spent much of the past few seasons taking on bigger schools while trying to rebuild their program.

    This week the Bobcats have again been taking on bigger schools, but it's not been in region play, it's been part of the 2009 Air Attack Passing League at Webb School of Knoxville.

    On Tuesday, Wiley Brackett's Bobcats played a pair of games on Faust Field but they didn't have much luck as they were downed by the host Spartans, 38-15, and by Halls, 44-0.

  • Jackets finish third in state

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    A strong postseason run came to an end Sunday afternoon for the Kingston A All-Stars as the Junior Jackets closed their season with a strong third place finish in the Dixie Youth A State Tournament played at Goodlettsville.

  • Sticks and stone may break bones, but words don't

    We have grave concerns about Roane County Constable Mark Patton’s fitness for duty.

    As for the suit seeking to have him disqualified from elected office, we’re comfortable letting the honorable Judge Russell Simmons deal with merits of that.

    We come here today with another concern — the impact of name-calling and obscene gestures that seem to be in ample supply.

  • Coffman signs with Cleveland State

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Midway’s Alex Coffman has always wanted to play college softball and now the former Lady Wave star is getting her chance as last week Coffman signed scholarship papers with Cleveland State Community College.

    “I’m really excited,” Coffman said. “I’m kind of surprised by this.”

  • Tigers headed to state

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    With their postseason life on the line, the Rockwood Tigers scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday night to knock off Tellico Plains, 9-8, in the Dixie Youth District 8 AAA Tournament and secure a berth in the Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament.

    Rockwood was actually down to their last strike when Bryson Bayless scored on a wild pitch that tied the game at 8-8. Austin Lowe then provided the biggest hit of his young life when he singled home Dalton Monroe with the game-winning run.

  • Jackets headed to state tourney

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Kingston A All-Stars are making it look easy.

    After cruising to five easy victories in subdistrict play, the 5-6 year-old Jackets cruised again in the Dixie Youth District 8 Tournament, winning four games by a minimum of 12 runs.

    Kingston opened the round robin tournament with a 19-4 victory over Tellico Plains and they followed that with a 19-7 victory over Oak Ridge. Next was a 21-6 victory against Sweetwater and their final victory came Monday evening with a 25-8 shelling of Madisonville.

  • Libraries need our support

    We have a letter to the editor on Page 5A noting that the foundation that supports the Kingston Public Library is seeking the donation of books for its ongoing library sale.

    We encourage everyone to go through their bookshelves and pull books they don’t expect to reread and donate them to this good cause.

  • Midway rolls to title

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Winning a state title is supposed to be a challenge, but that was the case over the weekend at Coalfield for the Midway Green Wave Major T-Ball team as they blasted four opponents on their way to the AABC State Championship.

    Midway opened tournament play with a 13-1 win over Coalfield, next was a 24-6 victory over Oliver Springs then the Waves beat Coalfield in the semifinals, 15-3. Midway was at their best in the championship game as they needed only three innings to defeat Knoxville Heat, 15-0.

    Midway 13 Coalfield 1