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Today's News

  • 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.

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  • RSCC basketball teams resume conference play this weekend

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams return to college action this weekend, as they host Columbia State Friday evening and Jackson State Saturday afternoon. The men open play both dates, 5:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.
    The Raiderettes (5-5, 1-2) split a pair of games in Georgia over the weekend, beating Atlanta Metropolitan 70-56 on Friday and losing to Gulf Coast State Saturday 73-66, while the Raiders (4-6, 1-2) lost to St. Petersburg State 62-59 on Friday and to Chipola 82-70 Saturday.

  • Lady Bobcats post 1-2 mark at Farragut

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats finished 1-2 in the Farragut Thanksgiving Tournament last week, losing to Greenback 41-37 and William Blount 51-34 and beating South-Doyle 50-41.
    Greenback 41, Oliver Springs 37: Greenback led 9-8 after the first quarter, sparked by Megan Lemons' 3-point basket. Alivia Baker had five points for the Lady 'Cats, while Mari-Claire Crass was 3-of-4 from free-throw line.

  • Kingston, Sweetwater split non-district games

    The Kingston basketball teams split a pair of games in Sweetwater Monday, after sweeping the Wildcats last week in the Kingston gym. The Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Wildcats 57-48, while the Wildcats avenged last week's loss with a 54-42 victory.
    Kingston 57, Sweetwater 48: The Lady Jackets led 18-8 after one quarter, but the Lady Wildcats outscored Kingston 11-6 in the second quarter to slice the deficit to 24-19 at the break.

  • Tennessee Hurricanes competed in Pig Bowl