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Today's News

  • Robot team needs money

    The Roane County High School FIRST Robotics team is working down to the wire to raise funds to defray the cost of attending the world championship in St. Louis.

    Students still have several thousand dollars to raise and ask that people consider donating by going to www.fundraise.com/tn-first-robotics/roane-county-high-school-robotics-team.

    According to the team’s fundraising website, they have raised only $1,530 of their $5,000 goal as of Thursday morning.

    The website said the team needs $11,000 to go.

  • Kingston rips Scott in doubleheader

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets traveled to Huntsville Tuesday evening and picked up a doubleheader sweep of the Scott Lady Highlanders in District 4-AA action.

  • Rockwood falls in rematch with Grace Christian, 30-17

    Seventeen runs will win a lot of baseball games. Putting a 17 on the scoreboard will even win quite a few football games.

    But on a strange Tuesday evening in Rockwood, 17 runs didn’t even have the Tigers within striking distance as the Grace Christian Rams left Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex with a 30-17 victory over the Tigers.

  • Tigers bomb Grace Christian in grand fashion, 19-7

    By TYLER MANNING

    Roane Newspapers

    Coming into Tuesday evening’s game with Rockwood, Grace Christian hadn’t lost a district game since May 2010. The last team to beat the Rams were the Rockwood Tigers by a score of 7-6. 

  • OS misses out on sweep

    Manufacturing runs in softball is all about the philosophy of 1) getting them on, 2) getting them over, and 3) getting them in.

  • Jackets sting Loudon

    Every so often, a team will play the game of their lives. 

    For the Kingston Yellow Jackets, that day came Tuesday when the Jackets handed Loudon a "stinging" 2-1 defeat. 

  • Moore leads Midway past Harriman, 4-3

    The Midway Green Wave split the  season series with Harriman, winning 4-3 at home Tuesday, 24 hours after they fell 3-0 at Harriman.

  • Jackets picking up steam in 4-AA

      After dropping their first three district games of the 2013 season, Bruce Robinette’s Kingston Yellow Jackets have now won three in a row in district play to pull to .500 on the year. The latest of those victories came on Monday and Tuesday as Kingston took two games from Stone Memorial.

  • Lady Waves erupt for 17 runs at Harriman

    What a difference a day makes.

    On Monday, the Midway Lady Green Wave needed a dramatic two-out, two-run home run from Alex Richardson in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a 2-1 victory over Harriman. Twenty-four hours later, however, there would be little drama as the Lady Waves traveled to Harriman and torched the Lady Devils, 17-3.

  • Carmen Van Horn new VISTA member

    Carmen Van Horn of Kingston recently became an AmeriCorps VISTA member.

    Van Horn will serve as the VISTA veterans coordinator for Roane County and a Roane County United Way intern coordinating the Earned Income Tax Credit and Roane Alliance for Financial Independence programs.

    “We are honored to have Carmen serving with us over the next year,” said Amy Harmon, United Way executive director.

    “Her enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to serving others are an inspiration to others.”