Today's News

  • OSMS swats Coalfield twice for season sweep

    The Oliver Springs Middle School basketball squads brought out their proverbial brooms for the season sweep of the Coalfield Middle School Yellow Jackets Thursday night, as the  'Lady Cats picked up a 36-20 victory and the Bobcats rallied from a 9-point deficit to eke out a 39-38 victory on Nick Comeaux's three throw with :0.1 left in the game.
    OSMS 36, Coalfield 20: It was a wire-to-wire spring for the Lady 'Cats, as they picked up the victory, completing the season sweep of the Lady Jackets.

  • Lady Waves hold off Lenoir City Panthers

    The Midway Lady Waves defeated the Lenior City Lady Panthers 40-39 Thursday night in Lenoir City.
    Midway 40, Lenoir City 39: Macie Young, Emylee Taylor and Christina Bridges each scored a basket in the first quarter to give the Lady Waves a 6-5 advantage. Emily Gonzalez had all five points for Lenoir City.
    Lenoir City outscored Midway 11-9 in the second frame to take a 16-15 lead at the break, behind Gonzalez's six points. Wood had four points for Midway, including one 3-point basket.

  • Kingston sweeps Oliver Springs in county hoops battle


  • Tigers vs. Tigers 2 tussle ends in a split

    In a true “Tiger Tussle," the Sunbright Lady Tigers outlasted the Rockwood Lady Tigers by a 45-36 margin, while the Rockwood boys romped to a resounding 51-25 drubbing of the Sunbright Tigers.
    Sunbright 45, Rockwood 36: For three periods of play, the Sunbright and Rockwood Lady Tiger squads battled tooth and nail until in the final period, the Sunbright Lady Tigers asserted their dominance with a 15-6 tilt to close out the game to pick up a hard-fought 45-36 win at the Dr. Tom Evans Gymnasium in Rockwood on Tuesday night.

  • College football headed for second season

    The regular seasons for college football teams are over, and it is now for the second season — the bowl season and playoffs.
    The SEC regular season ended with a big thud Saturday as some conference schools lost to their rivals,
    The loudest thud came from Nashville last Saturday, as the Vanderbilt Commodores used a second-hall rally to defeat the Tennessee Vols, 45-34, making the 'Dores bowl eligible and ending the Vols' hopes for a berth in the Sugar Bowl.

  • Harriman extends winning streak to two games

    The Harriman Blue Devils defeated Farragut Admirals 74-55 in Knoxville Tuesday.
    The Blue Devils are starting to pick up some momentum after an 0-2 start. Harriman had seven varsity football players on the team, and it sometimes takes a few weeks to get into basketball shape after games into the season.
    Harriman was playing a much larger Farragut team, as they compete in Class 3A compared to the Blue Devils playing in Class A.
    This didn't stop them from controlling the game from the top.

  • Midway Middle splits with Wartburg; sweeps Rockwood Middle

    The Midway Middle School basketball teams returned to the court Monday by splitting a pair of games at Wartburg and returned home Tuesday to sweep Rockwood Middle School.
    Midway at Wartburg
    Midway 41, Wartburg 27: Blain Townsend scored 22 points to lead the Green Wave over the Bulldogs. Townsend scored nine of 22 points in the first quarter, helping Midway build a 13-11 advantage.
    Townsend had five points in the second quarter, as Midway outscored Wartburg 11-4 for a 24-15 lead at the break.

  • Luttrell’s 3-point shot gives CMS sweep of Robertsville

    The Cherokee Middle School basketball teams swept a pair of games from Robertsville Monday night, as the Lady  Jackets won 36-26 and the Jackets 40-38 on Bradly Luttrell’s 3-point with 30 seconds remaining in the game.
    Leading scorers for the Lady Jackets were Skylar Brackett (12), Madison Ferguson (10), Maliyah Martin (7), Kirsten Wattenbarger (3), KyAnn Chapman (2) and Reagan Tjon (2).
    Leading scorers for the Yellow Jackets were Luttrell (19), Neal Harper (11), Wyatt Heidle (6) and Will Moore (4).

  • RSCC sets winter concert Saturday

    Roane State Community College’s Music Department invites the public to its annual winter concert on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

    The show begins at 8 p.m. and offers a traditional concert of Christmas favorites and winter-inspired arrangements.

    Performances will be by the Celebration Singers, Concert Choir, Jazz Band, Bluegrass Band, Stage Band, faculty, and several guest performers.

    Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Gatlinburg fire sparks memory of another

    Watching the reports of the fires in Gatlinburg earlier this week reminded me of a devastating wildfire I witnessed 25 years ago.

    Wildfires were not uncommon in California when I lived there in the 1980s and 1990s. It is a big state and the fires always seemed to be happening someplace else. It never really occurred to me that such devastation could ever touch my life.