Today's News

  • Coalfield shuts down Midway

    By Damichael Cole


    After their season-opening loss, the Midway Green Wave had been playing stellar football, winning four consecutive games.

    However, on Friday night, the Green Wave ran into the undefeated Coalfield Yellow Jackets, and their streak was snapped.

    The Green Wave were defeated by the Yellow Jackets 49-0, putting an end to their four-game winning streak.

  • ‘Cats run over Devils for 1st win

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats had been putting up good rushing numbers for the last few weeks, it finally paid off Friday night for their first win of the season at home against the Harriman Blue Devils, 42-14.

    “I’m so proud of our players and our coaches, they put in some hard work,” Oliver Springs Coach Larry Green said, “we had probably our best week of practice we’ve had all year this week.

    “They could’ve folded the tent at 0-5, but they came out and worked even harder.

  • Lady ‘Cats streak to the end

    By Damichael Cole


    On Monday, Oliver Springs entered their matchup against the Greenback Cherokees looking to end a three-game losing streak.

    The Cherokees entered the game with a four-game winning streak of their own, so either both streaks were going to continue.. or end.

    Both streaks were ended, as the Oliver Springs Bobcats defeated the Cherokees 3-2 in a very close game.

  • Lady Devils win as season wanes

    On Tuesday night the Lady Devils of Harriman High School took on the Lady Eagles of Van Buren County in volleyball action.

    The Lady Devils took on the Lady Eagles in what was their second to last contest before district tournament play started.

    Harriman has all but sealed up the second seed in the district tournament but they were able to build up momentum on Tuesday as they picked up a 3 set to 1 victory over Van Buren.

  • Jackets edged by Highlanders

    With the season winding down, the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets were edged 2-1 Tuesday evening by the Scott Lady Highlanders in district match-up at Fort South West Point in Kingston.

    “We’re a young team and they’re still trying to figure out tough high school play,” Kingston Coach Ellen Dailey said, “we’ll get there eventually.

    “It will take a few losses like this to work out some kinks and find that toughness that we need.”

  • High noon for the Green Wave

    Tonight will be like an Old West showdown of gunslingers with the meeting of Midway’s Jason Taylor and Coalfield’s Parker McKinney. Instead of high noon on a dusty street, it will be on the football field.

    The game will be the latest challenge in a season full of them for the Green Wave as they face the Class 1A No. 4 ranked Yellow Jackets.

    “That’s what you prepare for,” Midway Coach Ryen Minton said, “you spend time in practice simulating as many different situations as you may run into.

  • Footballs, Tigers, and Indians, Oh My!

    The Rockwood Tigers will go on the road tonight to face the Tennessee Associated Press Class 2A No. 9 Oneida Indians.

    The Tigers are coming off a much needed rivalry win against the Harriman Blue Devils last week.

    “Anytime we get a chance to win a game like the Harriman game it gives you a lot of confidence,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said, “it’s something we can build on.”

  • Devils and Bobcats to square off

    Tonight’s football game in Oliver Springs between the Harriman Blue Devils and Oliver Springs Bobcats will have a lot more going on that just a meeting of Roane County Rivals.

    “We’ve just stayed on our regular practice schedule,” Bobcat Coach Larry Green said, “try to get the fundamentals.

    “We watched some film on Harriman yesterday and watch some more today.

    “We’re just trying to put in an offensive and defensive to get ready for them.

  • Official won’t sign off on bills

    A Harriman City Councilman thinks priority should be given to businesses in the community when purchasing items and services for the city.

    “I’ve not signed some of the bills,” Sam Russell told his fellow Council members in a meeting earlier this month.

    “I’ve been trying to address buying — spending taxpayer money — outside the city when we could spend it inside the city or inside Roane County, and I just can’t in good conscious sign those bills and them being spent outside Harriman,” he said.

  • Rockwood officials mum on use of trolleys

    Rockwood hopes to expand on potential tourism and has some new tools to potentially make that happen.

    City officials have accepted two trolleys from the city of Pigeon Forge.

    But they’re cryptic about the capacity in which they plan to use the gift from the popular Sevier County getaway that attracts visitors year-round.

    “It is of no cost to us,” Mayor Mike “Brillo” Miller said. “If what we are working on does not work out — if we don’t accept it, we can give it to someone else.”