Today's News

  • Lady Waves finish 6-1 in Gibbs Tournament

    The Midway Lady Waves softball team finished 6-1 in the Knox Gibbs Tournament over the weekend in Knoxville.
    Midway defeated Pigeon Forge 15-0; East Hamilton 11-1; Seymour 7-0; Chatanooga Central 2-0; St. Benedict at Auburndale 5-1; and Hendersonville 4-2, before losing to GPS 3-2.

    Midway 15, Pigeon Forge 0: Raygn Hall and Peyton Kelley combined to no-hit Pigeon Forge, striking out seven to pitch a three-inning perfect game. Hall was the winning pitcher to open the tournament Friday night.

  • Harriman, Oakdale split Region 2A baseball games

    The Harriman Blue Devils hosted the Eagles of Oakdale on Friday night in a doubleheader. The two teams were supposed to meet earlier in the season, but weather caused that to be delayed.

    The teams played two five inning games.

    The Eagles won the first game, 4-3, with the pitching duo of Brady Bingham and Justin Moore.

    Harriman won the second game, 11-2, behind the pitching of Alex Wampler.

    Oakdale 4, Harriman 3: The Blue were unable to get things going in the first inning, as Bingham and the Eagles made easy work.

  • Rockwood, Tellico Plains split district softball games Monda

    The Rockwood Lady Tiger softball team split a pair of District 3A games at Tellico Plains, dropping the first game 6-0 and taking the nightcap 6-5.

    Tellico Plains 6, Rockwood 0: Tellico Plains took a 1-0 lead in the first inning and extended the lead to 5-0 with four runs in the bottom of the third inning, sparked by Caitlin Morgan's RBI single and Bailey Hunt's three-run double.

    The Lady Bears added a solo run in the bottom of the fourth inning for the 6-0 final score.

    Karlee Bowling singled, and Courtney Denny tripled for the Lady Tigers.

  • Rockwood baseball team beats Sale Creek for fifth streak win

    The Rockwood Tigers improved their record to 10-8 with a 15-5 victory over Sale Creek Friday evening at Mike "Brillo" Miller Sports Complex. This was Rockwood's fifth-straight victory.

    Coach Jacob Witter used three pitchers in the contest. Austin Lloyd worked four innings, allowing three runs on three hits with four strikeouts and two walks, while Austin Orr tossed one inning to pick up the win, allowing two runs on two hits with one walk. Will Warner pitched one inning.

    Rockwood scored 15 runs on 13 hits and nine walks.

  • Meet and greet for new RHS basketball coach scheduled Thursday at 5 p.m.

    Rockwood High School will have a meet and greet for new Tiger basketball coach Daniel Curtis at 5 p.m. in the school library.

    According to Kevin Kiser of the Advocate and Democrat, Curtis completed his sixth year at Sequoyah High School, posting a 95-73 record and has an overall mark of 139-106. He won five District 5AA championships and one 5AA Tournament title and was 5AA Coach of the Year three times (2010, 2015, 2016).

  • Oliver Springs Bobcats outslug Oakdale Eagles 15-6 in baseball action despite the rainy weather

    By Zach Selby

    The  wind was blowing and a steady rain drizzled the field, but that didn’t stop the Oakdale Eagles and the Oliver Springs Bobcats from continuing their game. Eight of nine batters scored at least a run for the Bobcats, as they cruised to a 15-6 win over their district rivals.

    The score was tied at 3-3 when the Bobcats ripped off three consecutive runs to double the score and never trailed again in the contest.

  • Lady Bobcats shut out Lady Eagles in District 4A softball Monday night

    By Zach Selby

    Oliver Springs put its undefeated district record on the line when it took a wet and rainy field against Holly Dickerson and the Oakdale Lady Eagles and once again emerged victorious. The Lady Bobcats scored nine runs through the first three innings to cruise to an 11-0 shut out against the Lady Eagles.

    The win keeps the Lady Bobcats safely in first place, while also puts the Lady Eagles in last place.

  • Forrester, Garrett lead Kingston diamond teams weekend victories

    Brandon Forrester and Meredith Garrett led the Kingston baseball and softball teams to victories over the weekend. The Jackets defeate Knox Carter 8-1, while the Lady Jackets shut out Cleveland 11-0.

    Kingston 8, Carter 1: Brandon Forrester hurled the Yellow Jackets to their 8-1 victory over Knox Carter Friday night. He allowed one run on seven hits with three strikeouts, three walks and one hit batsman in the victory.

  • Roane water quality shows low lead levels

    Lead levels are a growing concern in the wake of the devestatingly high exposures found in Flint, Mich.’s, drinking water.

    Customers there found levels far beyond the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 15 parts per billion, but local customers can rest assured that such levels aren’t a concern here based on local utilities’ water quality reports.

    Watts Bar Utility District Assistant Wesley Barger said utilities get no say in which customers are selected for testing. They merely provide the means to collect the sample.

  • Author Jim Haskell pitching ‘Two Tents’ in Kingston

    His hair-raising encounter with an angry black bear in the Smokies will be one of his stories about the Appalachian Trail that author Jim Haskell will share with people in Kingston Public Library on April 11.

    Haskell, who lives in Ipswich, Mass., will tell about his experiences of section hiking all 2,200 miles of America’s most famous footpath and his new book, “Two Tents: 21 Years of Discovery on the Appalachian Trail,” during the presentation at 6 p.m. in the library at 1004 Bradford Way.