Today's News

  • Lady ’Cats close in on district title with sweep


    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats rant their season record to 18-3 overall and 9-0 in District 4-A earlier this week with a pair of wins against Jellico.

    The Lady ’Cats won easily at Jellico on Monday, 16-1, and they followed that up Tuesday with an 8-0 victory at home.

  • Knights pick up second win

     The Roane County Knights faced off with Upperman High School for the second time in as many weeks at Midway High School Thursday evening. 

    The Knights were able to secure the second win of the season with a 13-6 victory. The Knights first victory of the season came against Upperman earlier in the season.

  • Bobcats top Patriots, 17-6



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  • Knights too much for Jackets




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  • Lady Devils pick up district sweep over Rockwood


    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils picked up a pair of huge District 3-A wins earlier this week when they swept the season series from Rockwood.

    Harriman needed a late rally on Monday to send the game to extra innings before downing the Lady Tigers, 5-4. No rally was needed on Tuesday as the Lady Devils never trailed in picking up a 7-1 victory.

  • Kelley’s blast leads Lady Waves past Tellico Plains, 4-1


    The Midway Lady Green Waves won another tight District 3-A game against the visiting Tellico Plains Lady Bears Tuesday at Midway.

  • Tigers rack up goals in rout of A-E


    Sometimes blowouts happen and there’s not a lot that can be done to keep the score down.

    That was the case at Rockwood’s Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex Tuesday evening as the Tigers soccer team rolled to an 18-1 victory over Austin-East.

  • Tigers take two from Blue Devils


    Roane County’s fiercest baseball rivalry resumed this week as Harriman and Rockwood played a pair of games with the Tigers picking up a sweep.

    The first game was played Monday at Rockwood and would see the Tigers use a 12-run fifth inning to pick up a 14-9 victory. The Tigers finished the sweep with a 7-5 victory at Harriman on Tuesday.

  • Stockton joins ‘Boston Strong’

    With a sheriff for a husband, Roane County runner Tara Stockton is used to being around law enforcement.

    But even she was overwhelmed by the police presence she witnessed Monday while running in the Boston Marathon.

    “It was unbelievable,” she said. “They had every kind of law enforcement you can think of.”

    Three people were killed and hundreds of others injured when bombs exploded near the finish line at last year’s marathon.

  • Students earn their colors on recorders

    Midtown Elementary School’s music room fills with the sound of the simple instrument of recorder.

    Some fifth-graders smile as they deftly move their fingers on the flute-like instrument; others frown when they hit a sour note.

    This is what recorder karate looks like.

    The students use the recorders during class, but they also can practice before or after school to earn a “belt”— a colorful string to tie to their recorder.