Today's News

  • Tigers run wild, blast Sweetwater, 41-0

    The Rockwood Tigers rushed for more than 300 yards in the first half Friday night at Sweetwater, and the result was an easy 41-0 victory over the Wildcats at King Berrong Stadium.

    The big first half on the ground led to a 41-0 lead at intermission for the Tigers. Things could have been worse, but Rockwood Head Coach Webb elected to rest his starters in the second half.

    Rockwood took the lead quickly, and never looked back. The Tigers blocked a punt to open the game, and scored two plays later on a 3-yard run from Isiah Jones.

  • Green notches first win at Oliver Springs

    It wasn't pretty, but Oliver Springs Head Coach Larry Green recorded his first career win Friday night with a 28-12 victory over Tennessee Christian Prep School (TCPS) based in Cleveland.

    The home win would also even up the Bobcats’ record at 1-1, with the first Region 2-AA game coming up Friday night at Grace Christian Academy.

    Despite an early 7-0 lead, the first half became a nightmare for the Bobcats.

  • Blue Devils wipe out Wartburg, 48-32


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    In just a week after the Blue Devils from Harriman came off one of the more disappointing losses to Kingston in recent memory, the Big Blue didn’t disappoint Friday night at Wartburg. Harriman cruised out to an early 41-0 lead, and then with young guys finishing out the game, the Devils notched a 48-32 win for their first win on the season.

    Harriman started out of the gate correcting a big mistake from last week, finishing drives.

  • Harriman Middle takes down Rockwood, 28-16

    Michael Green had a night to remember Thursday, as the Harriman Middle School running back rushed for 220 yards and scored four touchdowns in leading the Blue Devils to a 28-16 victory over Rockwood at Wallace Black Field.

    “This was just a typical Rockwood-Harriman football game,” Harriman Head Coach Baron Tapp said after the game. “Rockwood came out and played hard, and our kids played hard too. We’ve only got three starters back from last year. We’ve had some kids step up this year.”

  • Bobcats hold off Jackets, 12-8

    Oliver Springs Middle School had been working a lot on its pass offense heading into Thursday’s game against Cherokee. The practice paid off in the third quarter.

    Quarterback Blake Crass connected with Trey Boswell for a 13-yard touchdown pass on fourth down. The touchdown was the difference in the Bobcats’ 12-8 victory over Cherokee at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

    “That was the fruits of our labor right there,” Bobcats head coach Buster Brown said.


    Kingston football has been a tradition for years.

    Kingston’s Masonic Union Lodge 38 is hoping to build another tradition around Yellow Jacket football.

    For the past three seasons — from 5 p.m. until kickoff prior to every home game — the lodge has hosted a chili dinner aimed at helping needy children in Roane County.

    “The money we raise from our chili supper goes to buy shoes for underprivileged children at local schools in the county,” Roane County Scottish Rite Club President Bryce Harris said.

  • GLIMPSES: The Civil War left lasting impacts and legacies for East Tennessee


    Author’s note: The following three premises are essential to this column: 1) None of us see the past or present with absolute clarity; 2) Each of us has the capacity for glimpses of informed insight that draw from and reflect our personal values; and 3) Cordial, forthright exchange of those insights enhances our mutual well being.

    My last two columns explored consequences of the Civil War yet failed to mention the war’s impact on the locale most dear to the majority of my readers.

  • Strader finishes 12th in Forrest Wood Cup

    Rockwood professional bass angler Wesley Strader had a solid three days of fishing over the weekend on Lake Ouachita near Hot Springs, Ark. Strader finished 12th overall at FLW’s Forrest Wood Cup, winning $15,000 in the process.

    The Forrest Wood Cup is the Super Bowl of the FLW Tour, as only 50 anglers participate in the tournament. Those anglers qualify for the tournament after earning points during the FLW Tour’s six regular season events.

    Strader finished the season sixth overall in points.

  • Waterfowl season set at TWFC meeting

    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the 2015-16 late waterfowl hunting seasons and was presented the 2016-17 state’s fishing regulations proposals at its August meeting on Friday. In addition, the participants in Tennessee’s 2015 elk hunt were announced.

    The actions came at the commission’s August meeting at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region IV headquarters in Morristown.

  • Poker Run set for Saturday

    Caney Creek Grille, RV Resort and Marina along with Jolly Hollar Hunting Club will host their annual Poker Run Ride for the Kids this Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

    Boats will have a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. with bikes starting at 11 a.m.

    There will also be live music, food and drinks, cash prizes, and a 50-50 raffle.

    The cost is $50 for rider and one passenger, and $20 for each additional person.

    All proceeds from the event will benefit youth athletics in Roane County.