http://www.roanecounty.com/sports/rss.xml en Area coaches hoping for hotter weather http://www.roanecounty.com/content/area-coaches-hoping-hotter-weather <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/practice.jpg" alt="Rockwood and Oliver Springs get some conditioning in during a recent 7-on-7 passing scrimmage. High school football teams have been able to practice in helmets and shorts throughout July, but that all changes Monday when teams are able to practice in full gear. Area coaches are worried, however, that cooler than normal temperatures could hurt conditioning if the weather heats up in August." title="Rockwood and Oliver Springs get some conditioning in during a recent 7-on-7 passing scrimmage. High school football teams have been able to practice in helmets and shorts throughout July, but that all changes Monday when teams are able to practice in full gear. Area coaches are worried, however, that cooler than normal temperatures could hurt conditioning if the weather heats up in August." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> The weather in July has been unseasonably cool. Some days have felt more like October than the middle of summer.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> While most people have enjoyed the cooler, less humid weather, area high school football coaches are worried this will actually hurt their teams as they prepare for season opening games, most coming on Friday, Aug. 22.</p> Four from Roane named TSWA All-State http://www.roanecounty.com/content/four-roane-named-tswa-all-state-0 <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rachel.jpg" alt="Rachel Griffith" title="Rachel Griffith" align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> Four Roane County softball players have been named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Class A All-State Team.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> The quartet includes Midway&rsquo;s Kallie Sohm and three players from Oliver Springs, Courtney Jones along with the sister duo of Emily and Rachel Griffith.&nbsp;</p> Rampage finish second in ISA World Series http://www.roanecounty.com/content/rampage-finish-second-isa-world-series <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rampage_0.jpg" alt="The 8 and under Roane County Rampage softball team recently competed in the ISA World Series in Crossville. The tournament featured teams from East Tennessee as well as Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. The Rampage went 5-2 on the weekend, advancing into the championship round, and finishing runners-up. Team members include (l-r) Sydney Queener, Hailey Fritts, Reagan Ryans, Brylee Crouse, Alexis Morrison, Sara Beth Nickell, Jessica Clark, Hannah Wilson, Madison Stout, Shelby Bryant, Emma Walls and Amelia Stakely. Coaches include (l-r)Shawn Queener, April Ryans, April Queener, Bryan Crouse and Joey Nickell." title="The 8 and under Roane County Rampage softball team recently competed in the ISA World Series in Crossville. The tournament featured teams from East Tennessee as well as Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. The Rampage went 5-2 on the weekend, advancing into the championship round, and finishing runners-up. Team members include (l-r) Sydney Queener, Hailey Fritts, Reagan Ryans, Brylee Crouse, Alexis Morrison, Sara Beth Nickell, Jessica Clark, Hannah Wilson, Madison Stout, Shelby Bryant, Emma Walls and Amelia Stakely. Coaches include (l-r)Shawn Queener, April Ryans, April Queener, Bryan Crouse and Joey Nickell." align="left" hspace="6" /> Senior Bowlers of the Month http://www.roanecounty.com/content/senior-bowlers-month-27 <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/004.jpg" alt="John Bledsoe and Barbara were recently recognized for bowling the high score of 1,331 during the month of June with the senior bowlers at Oak Ridge Bowling Center." title="John Bledsoe and Barbara were recently recognized for bowling the high score of 1,331 during the month of June with the senior bowlers at Oak Ridge Bowling Center." align="left" hspace="6" /> ACAC competes in Louisville http://www.roanecounty.com/content/acac-competes-louisville <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/acac_1.jpg" alt="ACAC swimmers Natalie Ingle, Chase Lahr and Madi Cottrell take a break during long course action in Louisville, Ky." title="ACAC swimmers Natalie Ingle, Chase Lahr and Madi Cottrell take a break during long course action in Louisville, Ky." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px Georgia"> <b>By CHIP FISCHER</b></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 10.0px Georgia"> <i>Special to the News</i></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> The Atomic City Aquatic Club took wing in its first long course meet of the season in Louisville, K.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Kingston Football Camp http://www.roanecounty.com/content/kingston-football-camp <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fast.jpg" alt="A total of 35 players attended the 2014 Kingston FAST Football Camp last week. The camp was instructed by Kingston head coach Brian Pankey along with several assistant coaches and Yellow Jacket players. " title="A total of 35 players attended the 2014 Kingston FAST Football Camp last week. The camp was instructed by Kingston head coach Brian Pankey along with several assistant coaches and Yellow Jacket players. " align="left" hspace="6" /> TWFC to hold special meeting http://www.roanecounty.com/content/twfc-hold-special-meeting <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> A special called meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) will be held via conference call on Friday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. (CDT).&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> The only item on the agenda is in regard to Proclamation 14-10 (early migratory bird hunting seasons).</p> Harriman finishes fifth in state tournament http://www.roanecounty.com/content/harriman-finishes-fifth-state-tournament <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ozone_1.jpg" alt="Harriman’s Wyatt Hamby makes contact with what would be a double during Monday’s Dixie Youth “O” Zone State Tournament game against Lebanon. Harriman won two games in the tournament and finished fifth overall out of 16 teams." title="Harriman’s Wyatt Hamby makes contact with what would be a double during Monday’s Dixie Youth “O” Zone State Tournament game against Lebanon. Harriman won two games in the tournament and finished fifth overall out of 16 teams." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> A great postseason run came to a close Monday evening as the Harriman All-Stars dropped an 11-4 decision to Lebanon National to finish fifth overall at the Dixie Youth &ldquo;O&rdquo; Zone State Tournament in Sweetwater.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> Harriman had opened tournament play on Thursday with an 8-5 victory over Lebanon National.</p>