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Today's News

  • OS sweeps Sunbright on senior night

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Senior night was a special one in Oliver Springs on Tuesday as the ‘Cats and Lady ‘Cats each picked up a District 4A win at the hands of Sunbright, as the Lady 'Cats won 41-14 and the Bobcats were victorious 57-51.
    Oliver Springs 41, Sunbright 14: The senior trio of Racheal Crass, Alyssa Suttles and Alivia Baker won their final regular season game at Terry L. Hackler Gymnasium on Tuesday in dominating fashion, 41-14.
    “These seniors are special,” said coach Michelle Christopher.

  • Basketball games postponed due to illness

    Basketball games scheduled Thursday and Friday night have been postponed due to school being dismissed both days due to illness.
    Thursday's Kingston at Rockwood and tonight's Kingston at Midway were postponed and will not be made up, as district tournaments are scheduled to begin Feb. 16.
    Tonight's Oliver Springs at Oneida game has been tentatively rescheduled for Monday night, while Thursday's Greenback at Midway game will be rescheduled for Tuesday. Midway will play at Rockwood Monday.

  • FROM A TIGER TO A SCOT

    Two-time TSWA Class A/AA All-state soccer player Lexie Hill of Rockwood signed scholarship players to continue her career at Maryville College.
    "She had a great season and we are here today to celebrate Lexie's accomplishments," said RHS principal Shannon Cawood. "You are a really good player. Besides that, you are really good person."
    "It has been a privilege and an honor to coach you and all of the girls," said Former Coach Wes Ford. "I know how hard you have worked for this."

  • Greenback ambushes Rockwood in District 3A competition

    By Brody Jones
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Rockwood High School basketball squads took a couple of tough losses on a dreary Tuesday night at Greenback against the Cherokees. The Lady Tigers fell  51-45  to Greenback. Things weren’t any better for the Rockwood boys, as the Tigers lost a 21-17 halftime lead to fall to the Cherokees 56-48.
    Greenback 51, Rockwood 45: Audrey Anderson’s 21-point outburst for the Lady Cherokees helped guide them to a crucial 51-45 win in District 3-A competition over the  Lady Tigers.

  • Greenback ambushes Rockwood in District 3A competition

    The Rockwood High School basketball squads took a couple of tough losses on a dreary Tuesday night at Greenback against the Cherokees. The Lady Tigers fell  51-45  to Greenback. Things weren’t any better for the Rockwood boys, as the Tigers lost a 21-17 halftime lead to fall to the Cherokees 56-48.
    Greenback 51, Rockwood 45: Audrey Anderson’s 21-point outburst for the Lady Cherokees helped guide them to a crucial 51-45 win in District 3-A competition over the  Lady Tigers.

  • Green Wave drown Lions in overtime

    The Midway basketball teams won a pair of District 3A games over Concord Christian Tuesday night in contrasting style, as the Green Wave defeated the Lions 72-70 in overtime and the Lady Waves rolled over the Lady Lions 59-15 in a mercy-rule contest.

  • Eagles fly over Blue Devils 84-75 to split season series

    The Harriman basketball teams hosted Oakdale in a Region 2A battle, as both teams are getting ready for their respective district tournaments next week - the 3A Tournament at Tellico and the 4A Tournament at Wartburg.
    The Lady Devils picked up a 38-34 victory, while the Eagles defeated the Blue Devils 84-75.
    Harriman 38, Oakdale 34: The Lady Devils built a 20-2 halftime lead, only to see it crumble in the second half.
    Christina Pack led Harriman with 15 points

  • A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: Trump needs a Court Jester to keep him in line

    You know, gentle reader, the longer we live, the oftener we find ourself quoting Scottish poet Bobby Burns, who managed to encapsulate an awful lot of wisdom in a very few words, such as, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley.”

    This thought came immediately to mind as we started this week’s column, for it had been our long standing plan to recommence our series of columns on the Roane County School system, and its failures, this week.

  • Big score for former Devils, RSCC coach

    Former Harriman and Roane State Community College  basketball coach Johnny Jones  will be inducted into the Martin Methodist Hall of Fame on Saturday, along with the 1994-95 basketball team.
    "It was a surprise. I didn't expect this honor. Martin Methodist has a strong athletic tradition of winning," said Jones, who guided the Harriman Lady Devils to their first appearance in the state basketball tournament since the 2002-03 season. "I helped  during the transition from a 2-year school to a 4-year school."

  • Midway takes 3A doubleheader from Rockwood

    The Midway basketball teams swept a pair of District 3A games Friday, as the Lady Waves defeated the Lady Tigers 36-33 in overtime and the Green Wave defeated the Tigers 43-29.
    Midway 36, Rockwood 33: "Every win is big. That is a good Rockwood team. We were fortunate the ball bounced our way," said Midway Coach Mike Hayes.
    Emily Cawood led Midway with 17 points, seven rebounds and five steals, while Caitlyn Ross added 12 points, four rebounds, one assist and four steals.