http://www.roanecounty.com/sports/rss.xml en Former OSMS coach Larry Green taking move to high school in stride http://www.roanecounty.com/content/former-osms-coach-larry-green-taking-move-high-school-stride <p> <em><strong>Editor&rsquo;s note:</strong> This story is the first in five-part series that will dive into all five high school football teams in Roane County.</em></p> <p> Last season, the Oliver Springs Bobcats finished the regular season 3-7 &mdash; their worst record since 2008 when they finished the season a mere 2-8.</p> <p> In April, head coach Wiley Brackett, who had been with the team since 2006, resigned as head coach.</p> <p> Two weeks later, longtime Oliver Springs Middle School head football coach Larry Green was named as the new head coach.</p> Harriman nearing end of search for basketball coach http://www.roanecounty.com/content/harriman-nearing-end-search-basketball-coach <p> With Harriman boys basketball banned from all spring practice, the school said it would take its time finding a head coach to replace Wesley Jones.</p> <p> It looks like that time may be coming soon.</p> <p> &ldquo;Were accepting application right now and we&rsquo;ll probably start interviewing by Thursday of this week,&rdquo; said Bobby Clark, Harriman Vice Principal and athletic director.</p> <p> &ldquo;Hopefully, we&rsquo;ll have some in by the end of next week.&rdquo;</p> J.C. Bowen, Alex Patterson sign with Martin Methodist College http://www.roanecounty.com/content/jc-bowen-alex-patterson-sign-martin-methodist-college <p> With most high schools in the area finally finished, most student-athletes who had planned on continuing their playing careers into college have already signed.</p> <p> On Friday, two more names were added to that list when Rockwood&rsquo;s J.C. Bowen and Alex Patterson signed bowling scholarships to play for Martin Methodist College.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a dream come true for me,&rdquo; Bowen said.</p> <p> Bowen, who started bowling at the age of three, moved to Tennessee last year, but has been bowling competitively for some time.</p> Oliver Springs’ Rachel, Emily Griffith sign to play basketball at Lincoln Memorial University http://www.roanecounty.com/content/oliver-springs%E2%80%99-rachel-emily-griffith-sign-play-basketball-lincoln-memorial-university <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_mg_0017.jpg" alt="Oliver Springs’ Rachel and Emily Griffith sign their National Letters of Intent to play basketball for Lincoln Memorial University on Tuesday in the library at Oliver Springs High School." title="Oliver Springs’ Rachel and Emily Griffith sign their National Letters of Intent to play basketball for Lincoln Memorial University on Tuesday in the library at Oliver Springs High School." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Since the start of the 2014-15 basketball season, the talk around the Oliver Springs girls basketball team was where the twin duo of Rachel and Emily Griffith would sign to continue their basketball careers.</p> <p> That question was answered on Tuesday when the two officially signed their National Letters of Intent to play at Lincoln Memorial University.</p> Harriman's Peters picking up D1 offers, Vols staying quiet http://www.roanecounty.com/content/harrimans-peters-picking-d1-offers-vols-staying-quiet <p> Harriman offensive lineman Treyton Peters&rsquo; phone has been steadily ringing in recent weeks.</p> <p> The upcoming senior has received nine offers so far, and that list is expect to continue growing as football season gets closer.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s been real exciting with all the offers coming in and the attention, but it&rsquo;s also been really tiring having to run to all of these colleges,&rdquo; Peters said.</p> Former Kingston tennis star Sarah Rainwater closes out career at Milligan College http://www.roanecounty.com/content/former-kingston-tennis-star-sarah-rainwater-closes-out-career-milligan-college <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tennissep20-85-1.jpg" alt="Former Kingston tennis player Sarah Rainwater prepares to hit the ball back to her opponent while playing for Milligan College." title="Former Kingston tennis player Sarah Rainwater prepares to hit the ball back to her opponent while playing for Milligan College." align="left" hspace="6" width="77" height="85" /><p> If you would&rsquo;ve asked 14-year-old Sarah Rainwater if she would playing tennis in college she would told you, &ldquo;no way.&rdquo;</p> <p> At that time, the young Roane County High School student was just picking up the game. Now, more than eight years later, she has finished her college playing career at Milligan College.</p> CAK soccer ends Rockwood’s season http://www.roanecounty.com/content/cak-soccer-ends-rockwood%E2%80%99s-season <p> Prior to their match up with Pigeon Forge, the Rockwood Tigers soccer team was riding a four-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 21-10.</p> <p> Pigeon Forge handed the Tigers their first loss since the squad beat the Tigers 6-1 back in April.</p> <p> That didn&rsquo;t end Rockwood&rsquo;s season, however, but Tuesday&rsquo;s 9-0 loss to Christian Academy of Knoxville would.</p> <p> CAK, winner of six state titles in the last 12 years, got things going early with two goals in the first 20 minutes of the first half.</p> Rockwood swimming lessons available http://www.roanecounty.com/content/rockwood-swimming-lessons-available <p> The Rockwood Community Center has officially set the dates for swimming lessons. This year, lessons will be offered from June 8-19 and July 6-17 in both the morning and the evening. The morning sessions will be fro 11 a.m.-noon, and the evening sessions will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The cost if $25 for a two-week session. For more information, contact 334-0434.</p>