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Today's News

  • Harriman rallies to defeat Midway 6-4

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Fans got their money’s worth at the Midway-Harriman matchup on Friday, as the Blue Devils came from behind to defeat the Lady Waves 6-4. “We’re not quitting,” said Harriman head coach Chasity Lowery. “They ensured that they got the job done.”
    The Blue Devils jumped on Midway early. Kendra Qualls and Breena Hickey crossed the plate for Harriman in the second. Kaylee Bullard would score in the third to give Harriman a 3-0 advantage.

  • Yellow Jackets beat Harriman

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    County foes Harriman and Kingston met on the baseball diamond for the first time this season on Friday, with the visiting Yellow Jackets leaving with a 13-2 victory. The teams were tied at two going into the fifth inning before Kingston exploded for 11 runs in the final two frames.
    “We started slow, but we gained confidence as we went on,” said Kingston head coach Bruce Robinette.
    Harriman pitcher Hunter Atwell and Kingston’s Tyler Thurman traded outs in the first.

  • Fighting Irish outduel Kingston

    There were plenty of runs generated by the Kingston Yellow Jackets at Knoxville Catholic on a gloomy Monday afternoon, but the Fighting Irish generated a few more than the boys from the “Swarm City” as Knoxville Catholic picked up a 10-7 win.
    The game started with promise for the Jackets as Tony Curry blasted a RBI double to give the Jackets an early 1-0 lead. However, Catholic would supersede that output with two runs courtesy of a 2-run  single from Taylor Griffey to take an early 2-1 lead.

  • Harriman loses to Greenback 10-5 in rain-shortened district contest

    The Harriman Lady Devils hosted the Greenback Lady Cherokees in a District 3A softball game in an unique contest, with the visitors handed the Lady Devils a 10-5 loss.
    The game started out with rain falling and was called after five innings, which is an official game according to the rule book.
    The Lady Cherokees did most of their damage in the first inning, as they picked up six runs on mostly walks, as the weather conditions made it tough to pitch.
    Greenback added four more runs in the top of the third inning to stretch their lead to 10-0.

  • Blue Devil soccer team loses to Mountaineers in rain-plagued match

    Riverfront Park was the setting for the matchup between the Harriman Blue Devils and the Heritage Mountaineers on Monday night in a soccer matchup.
    Rain begin some 30 minutes before the match started, but the weather became perfect a few minutes later for the match to start. Fast forward 45 minutes after the match started, the great conditions shifted, as the match was called before the final horn sounded with Heritage winning 2-1.

  • Cumberland County Lady Jets gun down RHS Lady Tigers 13-2

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers softball was defeated 13-2 by the Cumberland County Lady Jets Monday night at Brickyard Springs.
    Rockwood led 1-0 after one inning on Cassidy Tilley's fielder's choice, but the Lady Jets scored 13 unanswered runs over the next four innings for a 13-1 lead. Rockwood scored their other run in the bottom of the fifth for the 13-2 final score.
    Taryn Hammonds' two-run double off Tiani Porter keyed the Lady Jets' 3-run second inning.

  • Remembering Kreis

    Former Oliver Springs and University of Tennessee standout and former Coalfield football coach Garry Kreis died early Monday morning after a long battle with cancer.

    Kries retired in 2008 after 30 years of coaching the Yellow Jackets, including 21 years as head coach. He finished his career with 165 wins, 18 trips to the playoffs, half-a-dozen district and region championships (1990, ‘91, ‘94, ‘95, 2005 and 2006) and another dozen Morgan County titles to his storied Tennessee coaching career. He was also an assistant at Coalfield from 1979-86.

  • Fatal fire may be accidental

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said it appears the March 16 fire at the 1147 Mountain View Road home where Jonathan Pesterfield perished appears to be accidental.

    “At this time it is what it appears to be,” said Stockton.

    Stockton said the story given by Lydia Vasquez and Joshua Cody Walker to detectives cleared up what happened.

    “Their stories matched up,” said Stockton.

    Stockton said the trio were at the vacant home to do drugs.

  • Criminal docket moves to Tuesdays after Labor Day

    For decades criminal dockets in Roane County General Sessions Court have been held on Mondays.

    “Probably for 40 years,” General Sessions Court Judge Dennis Humphrey said. “Maybe 50.”

    That practice will change later this year. Court officials have decided to hold the criminal dockets on Tuesdays instead of Mondays. Juvenile Court will move from Tuesdays to Mondays.

  • Eskridge performs at Princess