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Today's News

  • Rockwood nets drugs, cash in stop

    A Rockwood man is facing drug charges after police allegedly caught him with meth, pills and marijuana during a traffic stop on Nov. 6.

    Timothy Joe Taylor, 47, is charged with manufacture, delivery, sell of schedule drugs and simple possession or casual exchange.

    According to the report, Rockwood Police Officer Randy Heidle spotted Taylor driving erratically on Wilder Ave. in a black Ford Expedition. Heidle said when he ran the vehicle registration, it came back to a Red Dodge.

  • Lady Devils showcase skills

    By Taylor Crombie

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The young Harriman Blue Devils took the court at Sunbright High School on Saturday for their first live game action in scrimmages against Jellico and Monterey.

    “I was really pleased with our younger girls,” Harriman head coach Dallas Davis said. “We played a lot of freshmen and sophomores today. I’ve got two seniors and a junior on this team, the rest of them are freshmen and sophomores.”

  • Homestand ends with split

    The Harriman Lady Devils and Blue Devils middle school basketball team played their third home game in four days. The Lady Devils were able to take advantage of the home court advantage winning all three of their games with a 23-13 victory over Fort Loudoun Middle School on Thursday night.

    The boy’s team dropped their contest on the night by a score of 36- 26 to the Braves.

  • CMS faces Cedar Bluff in hoops contest

    Cherokee Middle’s Karli Pettit dribbles with determination as the Cedar Bluff defender tries to close in during Thursday evening’s game. Pettit and the Lady Jackets won, 34-16.

    Cherokee boys’ basketball player Jayden Dryman puts on a burst of speed to get around the defender during Thursday’s game with Cedar Bluff. The Yellow Jackets lost, 42-23.

  • O.S. girls and boys sweep Rockwood

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    A 42-point performance by Rockwood’s Jaiden Hannibal was not enough to silence the Bobcats as Oliver Springs Middle School beat the Rockwood boys by a score of 59-54.

    The Bobcats had their own star performance from eighth-grader Landon Galyon who had a double double, scoring 25 points, grabbing 13 rebounds and stole the ball 8 times.

  • Tornadoes end Jackets’ season

    By Robby O’Daniel

    robby@lafollettepress.com

    Kingston’s 2017 high school football season came to an end on Friday night by way of a 42-0 loss to Alcoa on the road in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs.

  • Late push not enough for O.S.

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Character, heart and determination were three things that laid the groundwork for the 2017 Oliver Springs football season. After starting the year with an 0-5 record, the Bobcats had little to no hope of even making the playoffs.

    A mid-season turnaround and a senior class that would not give up played Friday night in the second round of the class A playoffs against the No. 3 Greenback Cherokees.

    Despite a late game push, Oliver Springs fell to Greenback, 53-23.

  • Tigers fight and claw to win

    One big play and some timely defense was enough for the Rockwood Tigers to beat the Sullivan North Golden Raiders, 29-20, in Kingsport Friday night in the second round of the TSSAA 2A playoffs.

    Rockwood saw a 22-6 halftime lead quickly start to disappear after North scored twice in the third frame to narrow the gap.

    “We knew they were a good football team,” Tiger Coach John Webb said, “and we were going to have to play tonight.

    “They didn’t quit, they were down a little bit at halftime and we had some momentum.

  • Boles excited about team’s depth, experience

    By Bob Fowler

    Roane State staff writer

    Look for some aggressive, fast-paced play from the latest edition of Roane State’s Lady Raiders.

    That’s the season forecast offered by Monica Boles, now in her 10th season at head coach. The squad has five returners, three transfers and five true freshmen.

    “I’m really excited about the season,” Boles said. “We have a good amount of depth at each position, and we’ve got more experience than it would appear on paper.”

  • Roane State squad will build on last year

    By Bob Fowler

    Roane State staff writer

    With five returning players and a trio of new, big post players, Roane State Raiders head coach Randy Nesbit is optimistic about the upcoming basketball season.

    Nesbit, now in his 26th year as coach, said he’s “pretty excited” about the upcoming season. “We think we can definitely improve upon last year,” he said.