Today's News

  • Out to Lunch: We found happiness at Fulin’s

    If you’ve read any of my previous “Out to Lunch” articles, you know that I refer to the food and places that I write about as adventures.

    Our latest adventure again included members of our Oak Ridge High School Reunion Committee.

    The committee is now planning a June 7 reunion lunch for the classes of 1954, 1955 and 1956 during the Oak Ridge Secret City Festival. The event will be at the former Wildcat Den, on Oak Ridge Turnpike, across from Al Bissell Park.

  • Kingston and Sweetwater meet for Senior Night

    By Derek Smith
    Monday night basketball at Kingston High Gym included a non-district battle that stayed close all the way until the final buzzer as the Kingston Lady Jackets edged Sweetwater, 49-47.
    The Lady Cats maintained the lead throughout the first quarter of the game. 
    They continued to keep the lead at the half 31-21.
    The Lady Jackets came back fighting in the second half through their defense and passing, as they only allowed 6 points by Sweetwater in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Cats by 12.

  • Ashburn will join Patriots

    Surrounded by his family, Rockwood Tiger football standout Joe Ashburn (left center) signed a letter of intent Tuesday to continue his education and football career with the University of the Cumberlands Patriots in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

  • Jackets run out of charge

    The Kingston Lady Jackets and Yellow Jackets played host to the Chargerettes and Chargers of McMinn Central on Tuesday night in high school hoops action.

    McMinn Central was able to pick up the win in the girls game by a score of 44-37.

    The Chargers were also able to pick up the second game of the night by a score of 57-48.

    The Lady Jackets were led by Riley Guillemet with 12 points. Lenna Robinson scored 11.

    Melia Baker led the Lady Chargers with 17 points.

  • Two teams enter, one leaves

    It’s mid February and that means one thing, tournament basketball.

    The District 3-A girl’s tournament started out on Monday night as the Lady Devils of Harriman travelled to Midway to take on the Lady Greenwaves.

    With it being the first round of the tournament, that meant it was win or go home.

    Led by Caitlyn Ross with 15 points, the Lady Waves picked up a win by a score of 41-18.

    Emily Cawood added 11 points for Midway.

    Harriman was led by Jasmine Davis with 7 points. Olivia Goins added 6.

  • Lady ‘Cats advance with win against rival Coalfield

    By Melissa Coley


    Monday evening was the beginning of the satellite games for the opening round of the girl’s district 3A basketball tournament with the 8 seed Coalfield Lady Jackets playing the 5 seed Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats with the winner advancing to the next round on Wednesday evening.

  • Rockwood staves off late collapse to advance

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers recovered from a scoring drought just in time to knock off the Oakdale Lady Oneida in overtime, 34-33, at Rockwood Monday night in the first round of the District 3 A Playoffs.

    “It was a rough game,” Rockwood Coach Amy Breazeale said. “It was rough to play, it was rough to watch and rough to coach.

    “My hat’s off to my kids because I thought at the end they dug down deep to play with a lot of heart and a lot of guts.”

    Rockwood took a 24-11 lead into the locker rooms at half time.

  • OS goes down swinging

    By Melissa Coley


    The Oliver Springs Bobcats’ season came to an end Tuesday night following a 73-50 loss to Coalfield at Coalfield High School.

    “We lose only one senior and I am expecting a significant improvement in athleticism for next year’s team, the sky is the limit for the future of this basketball program”, said Oliver Springs coach Brian Channell.

  • Midway can’t hold off Indians

    The Midway Green Wave couldn’t hold off Oneida’s offense, losing 80-39, Tuesday night in the first round of the District 3 A playoffs.

    “Oneida is a good team, there’s a reason they’re up toward the top of our district,” Midway Coach Justin O’Toole said. “We can’t make excuses for what happened and if anything, I didn’t prepare us correctly,” O’Toole said.

    The Green Wave came out fast and furious, but the Indians were ready.

  • Hot 1st propels Tigers for win

    By Taylor Crombie


    The Rockwood Tigers easily defeated Sunbright in the first round of the District 3-A Tournament Tuesday night after building a huge lead in the first quarter.

    Nate Brackett scored on Rockwood’s first possession and the Tigers never looked back. Rockwood outscored Sunbright 24-9 in the first period, which ended up being the difference in the Tigers’ 56-43 victory.