Today's News

  • Woody rushes, passes Midway over Sunbright

    Jake Woody rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two more to lead the Midway Green Wave to a 55-12 victory over the Sunbright Tigers in a Region 2-1A game Friday evening south of the river.
    "I am proud of this team. This is my favorite team, " said Coach Ryen Minton.
    Woody rushed for 278 yards on 25 carries with three touchdowns on runs of seven, 40 and 90 yards, and completed 5-of-17 passes for 54 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

  • Rockwood Tigers roll past Wartburg for region win

    Though the weather was cold, the Rockwood Tigers were red hot Friday night, picking up a 54-19 victory at Wartburg to notch their fourth win of the season and keep their playoff hopes alive.
    “This was a big win. We prepared very well this week,” said Rockwood coach John Webb. “We executed very well offensively.”

  • Harriman plays hard in loss to Greenback

    A shorthanded group of Harriman Blue Devils couldn’t overcome the state’s No. 2 ranked team on the road Friday night, as the Greenback Cherokees wrapped up the regular season Region 2-1A championship with a 41-6 victory over the Blue Devils at Cooper Field.
    “The kids played as hard as they could tonight,” Harriman head coach Travis Tapp said after watching his team drop to 6-3 on the season. “We’ve got some kids hurt right now, but this Harriman High School football team played hard tonight and I’m proud of them for that.”

  • Lady Tigers finish second in Region 2A/AA

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers soccer team were shutout 5-0 by the Grace Christian Lady Rams to finish second in the Region 2A/AA Tournament Thursday evening and traveled to Greeneville for the sectional tournament Saturday night.
    The Greeneville Green Devils are 22-1, ranked No. 1 in the state, the District 2A/AA champion and the Region 1A/AA queens, beating University School 8-1 for the championship Thursday evening. They carried a 13-match winning streak into Saturday's sectional, with their only loss a 3-0 setback to Chattanooga Christian.

  • Closures not always a lack of clientele

    Despite the fact that several businesses – primarily restaurants — have recently closed in Kingston, The Roane Alliance President and CEO Wade Creswell told Kingston City Council the closures should not be confused with market trends.

    “Closures are typically the result of business decisions, not the ability of the market to support those businesses,” he said.

  • OUT to LUNCH: The secret’s out: Swifty’s has some darned good food

    Readers may remember my comments in previous articles that restaurant locations remain; only the operators change.

    Our most recent “Out to Lunch” adventure features a new Oak Ridge operation, Swifty’s Atomic Bar & Grill, at 119 S. Illinois Ave. In May of 2010 I wrote about Lincoln’s at this same location.

  • Rockwood Lady Tigers beat CAK

    Kaley Legg scored two goals to lead the Rockwood Lady Tiger soccer team to a 2-1 victory over CAK in the Region 2A/AA semifinals Tuesday night, which earned RHS a berth in Thursday evening's championship game at Grace Christian and a first-ever berth in Saturday's section game against either Greeneville or University School.
    "That was 80 minutes of soccer. Finally....mind over body," said Rockwood Coach Don Maples. "It was a total team effort. "

  • Three county teams continue region play

    It seems every week in the regular season is more important than the week before, but that’s not really the case this week for Roane County teams.
    Only three games are on the schedule this week as Oliver Springs and Kingston have an open date. The other three games are all region contests, but for all intents and purposes, next week will be the week that decides the playoff fate for all county teams with a chance to make the postseason.

  • How time flies! Week 10 is upon us

    How time flies! It is now week 10 of the high school football season, with three of the five county teams in action tonight — Sunbright at Midway, Rockwood at Wartburg and Harriman at Greenback.
    Two of three games are Region 2-1A games and the other is a Region 2-2A game. All three will  have some bearing on the playoffs, which begins Nov. 4.
    Greenback leads Region 2-1A leads with a 4-0 record, followed by Oneida (4-1), Coalfield (3-1), Harriman (2-2), Jellico (1-3), Midway (1-4) and Sunbright (0-4).

  • Kingston soccer team ends season at district

    The Kingston Lady Jacket soccer team were elimination from the District 4A/AA last week.
    The Lady Jackets played Oneida in the first round of the district tournament and beat them 3-2 in overtime. MacKenzie Bunch scored two goals, and MacKenzie Haba scored the winning goal in the second 10 minute overtime.