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Today's News

  • Three youth division races settled

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    Week seven of the Tennessee Valley Football League would see three of the division races settled. The Rockwood hoppers, the Kingston cutters and the Seymour peewees will be regular season champs in their respective age groups after all three picked up wins Saturday.

  • Region play highlights weekend

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    For the second straight week, all five teams in Roane County will be playing region games in five different venues.

  • Midway Middle picks up first win

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    The Midway Middle Green Waves rolled to their first win of the season with a 42-6 victory over district rival Oakdale.

  • OSMS in playoffs

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats secured a TMSAA postseason playoff berth recently with a 22-8 victory over Wartburg.

  • Devils get needed 27-8 win

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    After dropping their region opener against Greenback, Travis Tapp’s Harriman Blue Devils couldn’t afford a second loss at Sunbright Friday night if they wanted to remain in the hunt for the regular season Region 2-A title.

  • Alcoa whirls past OS, 62-0

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    Alcoa proved Friday night why they are perennially one of Class AA’s elite teams with a 62-0 win over the Oliver Springs Bobcats.

    Alcoa jumped out to an early lead with 7:11 to go in the opening quarter with Chase James connecting with Sam Thompson from 45 yards out, finishing out a four-play, 68-yard drive.

    Derrick Brodus hit the PAT to give the Tornadoes an early 7-0 lead.

  • Hendersoon to make trip to Germany with Bredesen delegation

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    A trip to Germany will give Roane County’s top industrial recruiter the chance to network with Volkswagen, which is building a plant in Chattanooga.

    Roane Alliance president Leslie Henderson will be heading to Europe this month as part of a trade delegation with Gov. Phil Bredesen.

    Roane is trying to lure companies that supply the automobile industry and are expected to locate in areas around the factory.

  • Man of steel: self-taught blacksmith forges ahead

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Some young people unwind in Internet chat rooms or with video games.

    Dillion Alley takes a different track in his off-time — one involving heat, soot and steel.

    The 20-year-old was fascinated by the blacksmith craft, and he decided to give it a try a year ago.

    Alley works in a rustic shed he built himself. He uses a concrete bowl, called a fire pot, as part of his forge and a blow-dryer-driven contraption his bellows.

  • Cherokee, OS face off; Jackets win

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    For 31:13 Monday night, the Cherokee Yellow Jackets and Oliver Springs Bobcats played a memorable contest as the Jackets scored with 47.1 seconds to play to take a 20-14 lead.

    The final 47 seconds, however, will also be remembered, but not necessarily for the quality of play.

  • Mistakes doom Eagles

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    OAKDALE-The scoreboard didn't come close to telling the story of Oakdale's 34-14 loss to Jackson County on Hollis Eble Field Friday night.

    Oakdale (1-4) out gained the Blue Devils (3-3) by 190 total yards, but 191 yards in penalties and four turnovers doomed the Eagles in their homecoming game. The yellow flags cost the Eagles a touchdown and a player (Jonathan Mathis) in addition to plenty of momentum during the second half.