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Today's News

  • Blue Devils, Bears split district games with Tellico Plains

    The Harriman basketball teams opened the week Monday night with the first of three District 3A road games, as they split a pair of games  at Tellico Plains. The Lady Devils were beaten 63-29, while the Blue Devils were victorious, 76-65.
    Tellico Plains 63, Harriman 29: The Lady Devils didn’t pick up a win, but head coach Dallas Davis was pleased with the effort of the Lady Devils on the night and sees improvement in his young team.
    University of the Cumberlands signee Jada Johnson led Harriman with 12 points, while Christina Pack added six points.

  • Harriman, Wartburg split Region 2A confrontations

    By Zach Selby
    morgancountynews
    After splitting a pair of games at Wartburg Friday night, the Harriman basketball teams continued their season-opening road swing with District 3A games at Tellico Plains Monday, Concord Christian Tuesday and Rockwood.
    The Blue Devils downed the Bulldogs 75-71, while the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Devils 71-37.
    Harriman 75, Wartburg 71: The Blue Devils put on a show against the Wartburg Bulldogs, winning in style points and, more importantly, on the scoreboard.

  • Rockwood continues District 3A action this week

    After splitting a pair of District 3A games with Concord Christian Friday night, the Rockwood basketball teams continue league play this week with a trip to Meigs County Tuesday and a home game Friday with Harriman, when RHS will honor Campbell School.
    The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Lions 54-25, while the Tigers were beaten by the Lions 52-48.
    Rockwood 54, Concord Christian 25: "We played well and had a chance to get our younger players in the game for some experience," said Lady Tiger Coach Amy Breazeale.

  • Kingston sweeps Loudon

    The Kingston basketball teams played the first of three games this week Monday as they swept non-district foe Loudon, as the Lady Jackets bested the Lady Redskins 56-39 and the Yellow Jackets defeated the Redskins 60-49, before they hit the road to Oliver Springs Tuesday and to Alcoa Friday for the District 4AA opener.
    Kingston 56, Loudon 39: “I thought both teams played well,” said Kingston Coach Connie Guinn. “We made the big plays when we had to Abby Wilson really came through for us tonight."

  • Tellico Plains calms Midway Green Wave

    The Midway basketball teams traveled to Tellico Plains Friday night in District 3A play, but the hosts swept the Green Wave. The Lady Bears won 73-43, while the Bears downed the Green Wave 71-40.
    Tellico Plains 71, Midway 43: The Bears led 9-8 after one quarter, but exploded for a 15-8 second quarter to take a 24-16 lead at the break. The Bears extended the lead to 52-29 after three quarters and finished the game with a 19-11 run for the 71-40 final score.
    Scoring summary

  • Rockwood football banquet set Jan. 5

    The Rockwood Rotary Club will hosting its annual football banquet Thursday, Jan. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. The guest speaker will be Dr. Chris Whaley, Roane State Community College president.
    Tickets are $9 each and can be purchased from any Rockwood Rotarian, in the Rockwood High School office or from the RHS cheerleaders.
     

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Gas tax the toll we pay for roads

    Nobody likes taxes. It seems they are always going up.

    What’s worse, most of the time it’s hard to understand the benefits we receive from the taxes we pay.

    When I hear about a tax increase, my first thought is that the increase will just go toward more government spending on things that don’t really matter to me.

    The exception might be the gasoline tax. The gas tax money collected by the state of Tennessee goes to fund the building of new and repair of existing roads and bridges that I use every day.

  • GLIMPSES: Legacies among the L’s of history

    By MARK BANKER

    Sometime in my 40 years as a teacher-historian, I envisioned “the five L’s” to help my students grasp and remember these insights.

    Land — lots of it, and a vast treasure trove of resources — assured our nation’s material successes and its many spinoffs.

    Location. Until recently, two wide oceans and unthreatening neighbors saved most Americans from the physical and emotional scars of invasion.

  • Rockwood to recognize Campbell School

    When Rockwood hosts Harriman in their first District 3A battle Dec. 9 in the Dr. Tom Evans Gymnasium, RHS will be recognizing Campbell High School, which existed from 1920-1965.
    "It was a prominent school. A lot of well-known school teachers in this area went to the school. It was a real good, educational school. They had doctors and lawyers come out of there, just like any other school, but they were really good athletics," said Tiger Coach Paul Kamikawa.

  • Harriman Middle bedevils Lenoir City

    Harriman Middle School Lady Devils and Devils Basketball teams traveled to Fort Loudoun Middle School Braves on Thursday night and the trip home was a happy one as the Lady Devils won 20-18 and the Blue Devils were victorious 59-31.
    HMS 20, Ft. Loudoun 18: The Lady Devil’s win was much more dramatic than the boy’s as Nataya Moore hit a buzzer beater to lift the Lady Devils to a 20-18 victory over the Lady Braves.
    The Lady Devils showed a never say die attitude as they overcame adversity in the fourth period to pick up the two-point victory on the night.