Today's News

  • Grace Christian sweeps Midway in District 3A battles

    The Midway basketball teams traveled to Grace Christian Academy (GCA) in Knoxville Tuesday and returned with two losses, as the Lady Waves lost 45-40 and the Green Wave were mercy-ruled 102-36.
    Midway 45, Grace Christian 40: Despite a late surge by the “girls from south of the river”, the Lady Waves rally ebbed in the final minute of the game as the Lady Rams eked out the win.

  • Sequoyah sweeps Oliver Springs in non-district play

    The Oliver Springs basketball traveled to Sequoyah for a non-district doubleheader and returned home with two loses, as the Lady 'Cats were beaten 64-39 and the 'Cats lost 76-69.
    Sequoyah 76, Oliver Springs 69: Sequoyah led 19-11 after one quarter and stretched the lead to 45-25 at the half. The Bobcats used a 27-15 third quarter to slice the deficit to 60-52 and finished the game with a 17-16 run for the 7-point margin.
    Scoring summary
    Oliver Springs (69): Melton 6, Carroll 1, Johnson 23, Gaylor 6, Humphreys 21, White 12.

  • Cleveland State sweeps twinbill at Roane State

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams dropped a pair of conference games to Cleveland State Community College, as the Lady Cougars 50-42 and while the Cougars bit the Raiders 79-72.
    Cleveland State 50, Roane State 42: Abby Hubert led Cleveland State with 17 points.
    Lacy Cantrell led Roane State with 17 points.
    Cleveland State took a 10-7 first-quarter lead, thanks to 3-point baskets by Jatasha Hollinger and Hubert. Autumn Monkhouse, Ariana Prather and Rachelle Parks.

  • Nesbit to be honored for 25 years as RSCC coach

    All former players, coaches and any Roane State basketball fan are invited to a celebration Jan. 28 to honor Randy Nesbit for his 25 years as head coach for the Raiders.
    Roane State will be hosting Dyersburg State Community College, with the Raiderettes tipping off at 2 p.m. followed by the men at 4 p.m. A reception in his honor will be held following the men's game.
    If you are planning to attend, call Tamsin Miller at (865) 882-4640 or email miller@roanestate.edu.

  • Midway football team honored Sunday

    The Midway Green Wave football team was treated with an awards luncheon Jan. 15 in the school cafeteria.
    Coach Ryen Minton thanked the sponsors, the administration, Mike Hayes (PA announcer), the chain gang, Stacy Burton and Alisha Thompson, his coaching staff, the water girls, film crew and the parents for their support this season.
    His coaches were Gabe Patterson, Lewis Edwards, Justin O'Toole, Tommy DeFoe, Jean-Paul Holt, Daniel Matherly and Derrick Marlowe. His managers were Katie Lewis, Emma Hill, Sierra Sharp and Maddie Hill.

  • Harriman football team recognized Jan. 14

    The 7-4 Harriman Blue Devil football held its annual football banquet Jan. 14 in the cafeteria.
    The Blue Devils accomplished something no other Harriman team had done since 1986, defeat Kingston and Rockwood in the season. Coach Travis Tapp was on the '86 team.
    Harriman set a school record in 2015, averaging 37 points per game with a solid running attack and first-year quarterback Joe Pace.
    Fast forward to 1916, under second-year quarterback and a new spread offense, Harriman broke their 2015 record, averaging 38 points per game.

  • Harriman’s Clark to play in Border Bowl

    Harriman senior Hunter Clark will represent the Blue Devils on the gridiron one last time.

    The all-state lineman has been selected to the Border Bowl All-Star Football game Saturday at Sevier County High School.

    “It’s a big honor,” Clark said before the first of three practices on Thursday. “I’m glad they called me to come out.”
    The game pits some of the best players from Tennessee and Kentucky. Starting on Wednesday, players chosen will practice six times in three days before taking the field on Saturday. 

  • ‘Miracle Worker’ auditions planned Feb. 6

    Knoxville Children’s Theatre will have auditions on Feb. 6 for the upcoming stage production of “The Miracle Worker.”

    This classic play tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her blind and mute student, Helen Keller.

    Auditions will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre at 109 E. Churchwell Ave., Knoxville.

    Auditions are by appointment only.

    Six prospective actors can be seen at each half-hour appointment time; a maximum of 42 actors will be seen.

  • Harriman putting paper in the past

    Harriman is going to be a pilot program for a new software to transmit Harriman City Council packets online.

    “It is not going to cost us anything,” said Harriman City Manager Kevin Helms.

    Instead, Champion Data Systems is asking the city to be a beta test site, offering it to the city for free during that time, which Helms estimates to be about two years.

    After that, if the city wants to continue there will be an annual software fee.