Today's News

  • Austin-East shuts out Rockwood 40-0

    Darius Harper completed 13-of-17 passes for 244 yards with two touchdowns to the lead the Austin-East Roadrunners to a 40-0 victory over the Rockwood Tigers in a Region 2-2A game Friday on Civitan Field at Tom Pemberton Stadium.
    Six different players caught at least one pass, including four to Kashif Warren for 102 yards and four to Shannon Cozart for 58 yards. Rico Johnson had a 64-yard touchdown strike.

  • Tornadoes blow past Yellow Jackets 52-3

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets' quest for a second-straight appearance in the Class 3A playoffs ended Friday, as they were defeated 52-3 by the Alcoa Tornadoes to fall to 0-4 in the Region 2-3A and 3-6 overall.
    Malik Salter scored Alcoa's first TD on a 6-yard run to cap a 59-yard, 7-play drive. Ben Smith's PAT made it 7-0.
    Gabe Shillings' 51-yard field goal capped a 46-yard, 12 play drive to slice the gap to 7-3 with 1:14 left in the first quarter.

  • Slow start haunts Devils, lose 28-14

    By Michael Lindsay
    Harriman’s chances at winning 2-1A took a major blow on Friday at the hands of the Oneida Indians by a score of 28-14. The Blue Devils drop to 6-2 on the season following Friday’s contest.

  • Harriman Middle School eliminated from playoffs

    The one-two punch of Tyler Davis and Chris Flowers were more than the Harriman Middle School  could handle Thursday night as Wartburg Central Middle School advanced to the TMSAA Class 2A district semifinals with a 52-16 victory over the  Blue Devils.
    Davis, a quarterback, rushed for 145 yards and 4 TDs on the ground while adding 67 yards and another score through the air in the victory. Flowers chipped in 100 yards rushing and was on the receiving end of a 49-yard touchdown pass.

  • Man claims assault by state House candidate: Video shows Overstreet with weapon
  • Man claims assault by state House candidate: Video shows Overstreet with weapon

    Tyler Overstreet, a candidate for state representative, was accused of barging into a home with his girlfriend this past summer and striking a man with a piece of stove wire.

    On a video clip obtained by Roane County News Overstreet can be seen brandishing the wire and heard calling someone a “boy.”

    “The guy Tyler ran into my friend’s house and started yelling and screaming, then he hit me and a friend with a metal pole,” Ishmael Patterson said in a written statement about the incident. “My wrist is broken.”

  • Rockwood has Legg up on Pigeon Forge

    Kaley Legg scored four goals, while Addyson Goldberg, Lexie Hill and Darcy Ferrell each scored once to lead the Rockwood Lady Tiger soccer team to a 7-1 victory over the Pigeon Forge Lady Tigers in the District 3A/AA Tournament semi-finals Tuesday evening and to earn a berth in the championship game against Grace Christian.
    "We are clicking at the right time. It was a good team effort. Everyone is contributing positively," said Rockwood Lady Tiger soccer coach Don Maples, after his team defeated Pigeon Forge 7-1 in the District 3A/AA Tournament semifinals Tuesday.

  • Roane County teams return to region play

    Week nine has Roane County football teams playing region games — three at home and two on the road.
    Oneida travels to Harriman in another Region 2-1A game for senior night, while Austin-East visits Rockwood in a Region 2-2A game for senior night, also, and Greenback visits Midway for a Region 2-1A game.
    Kingston goes to Alcoa in a Region 3-3A game, while Oliver Springs visits Tellico Plains in a Region 2-2A game.

  • A lot is riding on week 9 outcomes

    As the regular season winds down, the games on the 2016 schedule increase in importance. Such is the case Friday night as all five Roane County teams will take on region foes with a lot riding on the outcome.
    In Region 2-1A, Harriman is sitting pretty for a playoff berth, but the Blue Devils aren't there yet. At 6-1 overall and 2-1 in region play, the Blue Devils are still in the hunt for a region title, but they must secure a playoff berth first and they can take a big step toward achieving that goal Friday night when they host Oneida.

  • Kingston, Midway cross country teams competed in Cherokee Invitational

    Kingston and Midway competed in the Cherokee Cross Country Invite last Saturday in Knoxville.
    The Yellow Jackets finished 11th with 300 points, while Midway was 14th with 389 points behind Oak Ridge, while Lady Waves were seventh with 211 points behind Oak Ridge.
    Kingston's times were Seth Combs, 18:44.0; Mason King, 20:22.0; Blake Childs, 21:14.0;  Carson Heidle, 22: 00.0; Carter Powell, 22:47.0;  Carter Powell, 22:47.0; John Duran, 23:30.0; and Riley Anderson, 23:38.0.
    Lady Jacket Haley Buchanan finished in 39:36.0.