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Today's News

  • Rockwood hosts Kingston in key battle

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Not every eye in Roane County will be focused on Rockwood Friday night, but a lot of attention will be paid to Civitan Field as John Webb's unbeaten Rockwood Tigers host unbeaten Kingston in what could be the game of the year in Roane County this season.

    Rockwood and Kingston, however, will not be the only game in Roane County Friday as Midway, Oliver Springs and Harriman will also play at home this week.

  • Devils down Midway, 21-14

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    It might have only been the first district game of the season, but the Harriman Blue Devils picked up a huge win Friday night as Travis Tapp's squad picked up a hard fought 21-14 victory at Midway to improve to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in District 3-A.

    Harriman picked this win Friday night with a stunningly fast start in the first quarter. The Blue Devils rushed for 151 yards in the opening quarter and scored two touchdowns. Eighty-six of the yards came on a Dimitrique Inman dash to the end zone for the second touchdown of the night.

  • Devils, Wave clash highlights week 2 action

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Last Friday night was a good night for four of the five teams in Roane County as Kingston, Midway, Oliver Springs and Rockwood all picked up victories.

    While those wins were big, none came in district play, however, and that's why week two of the regular season is even bigger as all five county teams open district play.

    In District 4-AA, Kingston will try to build on last week's dramatic win over Harriman as they travel to Huntsville to take on Scott.

  • Ladd brings FCA back to Roane

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Football season is a busy time of year for Luke Ladd.

    No Ladd isn't coaching one of the many high school teams in the area. But he does spend a lot of time in the locker room and on the field speaking to Roane, Loudon and Morgan County players as part of his mission with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

    “I tell them what God has put on my heart,” Ladd said. “I challenge the players to make good choices both on the field and off. I challenge them to choose to serve God and not the world.”

  • Gough's pass lifts Jackets past Harriman, 14-7

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    There have been a lot of great players that have made a lot of great plays over the years when Harriman and Kingston get together on the gridiron. None, however, may have made two bigger plays than Kingston senior quarterback Kyle Gough.

    Last year, with Kingston trailing 18-14, Gough connected with Nathan Ladd from 36 yards for a touchdown out with 2:35 left to play and that play proved to be the game-winner in Kingston’s 20-18 victory over the Blue Devils.

  • Football season set to kick off

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    After weeks of grueling practices in the hot August sun and countless scrimmages, it's finally football time in Roane County as all five county teams open play Friday night and now many of the questions surrounding Oliver Springs, Harriman, Rockwood, Kingston and Midway will finally begin to be answered.

  • 'Cats, Tigers scrimmage ends in tie

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Fans of the Rockwood Tigers and Oliver Springs Bobcats have spent a lot of time this preseason saying which team is better on Internet message boards and they pointed to a Thursday scrimmage at Rockwood as the measuring stick between the two teams.

    However, fans will still have to wonder as the Tigers and Bobcats battled to a 2-2 tie in varsity action wile each team added a junior varsity touchdown.

  • Uncivil discourse is best ignored

    The best thing about being an American is that built into our government system, our very core, is room for disagreement.

    “No two on earth in all things can agree,” Winston Churchill once poetically said. “All have some daring singularity.”

    What also makes America great is that our government, done right, allows plenty of room for discussion, debate and questioning.

    That is, unless the process is hijacked by people who have no interest in civil discourse, facts and learning anything.

  • Roane teams compete in jamboree

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Roane County football fans got a preview of four of the five county teams Friday evening as Oliver Springs, Harriman, Midway and Rockwood participated in the 2009 Roane County Football Jamboree played at Oliver Springs' D.J. Brittan Field.

    The news was good for the most part as Oliver Springs, Rockwood and Midway all posted shutout wins in their 20-minute quarter while Harriman and Sunbright battled to a scoreless tie in the jamboree's first varsity quarter.

  • Waves tie Tigers, 2-2

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Midway Green Waves hosted Meigs County Thursday evening in their final scrimmage of the fall and Craig Moser's squad tied the Class AAA Tigers 2-2 in touchdowns scored.

    However, despite tying the bigger school, the Green Wave skipper wasn't pleased as he felt too many mental breakdowns hurt his team on the both sides of the ball.