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Today's News

  • Stubbs paces Harriman over Lenoir City

    The Harriman Middle School basketball teams split a pair of games with Lenoir City for their home opener Thursday, with Lady Devils losing 36-17 and Blue Devils winning 56-30.
    Harriman 56, Lenoir City 30: The Blue Devils bounced back from their loss at Cherokee to improve their record to 2-1. Harriman had three players in double figures — Brady Stubbs  with 16, Aaron Breazeale 12, and Thomas Brown 10.
    Harriman used a quick start to double the score in the first peered, sparked by Stubbs and Brown with four points each.

  • Lady Tigers defeat KCS, Clinton

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers opened the season with two TSSAA Hall of Fame game victories, beating Knox Christian 42-25 Monday evening and Clinton 47-30 Tuesday night.
    Rockwood 42, Knoxville Christian 25: Karlee Bowling hauled in 14 points to lead the Lady Tigers over KCS, while Zoie Hill and Cassidy Tilley added eight points apiece.
    Rockwood led 16-3 after the first quarter, behind Bowling's six points, and extended the lead to 25--9 at the half, as Zoie Hill scored three points in the second quarter.

  • Lady Tiger soccer players received special awards

    The Rockwood Lady Tiger soccer team was rewarded with a banquet recently, after finishing the season with a 18-6 overall record and 10-1 in the district, before losing at Grace Christian in the sectional finals.
    Team awards determined by the coaches were presented to Elishia Pena, Player of the Year; Lexie Hill, Offensive Player of the Year; Zoie Hill and Darcy Ferrell were co-Defensive Players of the Year; Ashton Lemons, Rookie of the Year; Adyson Goldberg, Most Improved Player of the Year; and Halie Tuggle, Coaches Award.

  • York Dragons burn Blue Devils twice

    The Harriman Blue Devils and Lady Blue Devils started their basketball season on Tuesday as they hosted the Dragons and Lady Dragons of York Institute in a TSSAA Hall of Fame game.
    The Lady Devils let a very slow start hurt them, as they lost 55-19, while the Blue Devils led early, but the Dragons overcame the lead in the second half to pickup a 73-66 victory.
    The Harriman teams didn't leave the gym with victories, but left to begin with something to build on as the season moves forward.

  • OSMS Bobcats tame RMS Tigers Tuesday

    The Oliver Springs Middle School basketball teams got their proverbial brooms, as they swept the Rockwood Middle School teams Tuesday evening. The Lady 'Cats rolled to a 41-6 win, while  the Bobcats romped 54-29 over the Tigers.
    OSMS 41, RMS 6: FIrst-year Lady Tiger Coach Kayla Rather returned to her familiar haunts of the OSMS gymnasium, seeking her first win over the vaunted Lady 'Cats; however, the Lady 'Cats posted the victory over the young Lady Tigers.

  • Clarkrange Buffaloes stampede Bobcats

    The Oliver Springs basketball teams opened the season with a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games at Clarkrange Tuesday evening, as the Lady Bobcats were beaten 71-52 and the Bobcats lost 68-29.
    Clarkrange 71, Oliver Springs 52:  Kara Meadows and Hannah Garrett tossed in 15 points apiece to lead the Lady Buffaloes, while Gracie Bush added 11 markers.
    Alivia Baker led the Lady 'Cats with 11 points, including three 3-point baskets.

  • Stone Memorial sweeps HOF games over Kingston

    The Kingston basketball opened the season with a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games at Stone Memorial High School Tuesday night, but came home on the short of the scoreboard.
    Coach Connie Guinn's Lady Jackets were defeated 57-45, while Colt Narramore's Yellow Jackets were beaten 71-59.
    SMHS 57, Kingston 45: The Lady Panthers led 14-10 after one quarter, as Emma Capps poured in six points, including 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. Abby Wilson tallied four points for the Lady Jackets.

  • Oakdale Eagles fly over Midway Green Wave

    The Midway basketball teams traveled to Oakdale Tuesday night for a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games. The Green Wave lost 83-43, while the Lady Waves were beaten 63-53.
    Oakdale 83, Midway 43: Maverick Smith tallied 18 points for the Oakdale Eagles, while Jackson Hicks and Nathen Arrowood added 14 and 12 points, respectively, as 12 of the Eagles dented the scoreboard.
    Midway's Jake Woody transitioned from the gridiron to the hardwood for first-year Green Wave Coach Justin O'Toole, tallying 11 points.

  • PILLS KILL

    The Tennessee Department of Health announced this week that 1,451 people died from drug overdoses in 2015, which is a record for the state.

    “Not one of these victims deserved this, and the tragedy of lives lost to overdoses becomes even more painful knowing these deaths can be prevented and are the horrible tip of the overdose iceberg,” Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner was quoted in a press release.

    The number who died from drug overdoses last year was more than the number who died from automobile accidents (962).

  • Ex-Lakewood Village manager sentenced for role in pill mill

    Applicants at Lakewood Village Apartments in Kingston can be denied admission for drug-related activity.

    However, a woman who admitted to obtaining oxycodone in a drug conspiracy managed the complex for months after pleading guilty in federal court.

    Rebecca Wells was sentenced on Wednesday by Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan.

    “Her activity did allow the conspiracy to obtain prescription medication for illegal distribution into the community,” Varlan said.