http://www.roanecounty.com/sports/rss.xml en Future basketball stars in the making http://www.roanecounty.com/content/future-basketball-stars-making <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0724_cs_bballcamp_web_1.jpg" alt="Silas Adkisson works on his shooting skills during the camp. " title="Silas Adkisson works on his shooting skills during the camp. " align="left" hspace="6" width="80" height="85" /><p> By JAMIE SITZLER</p> <p> newsroom@roanecounty.com</p> <p> A retired women&rsquo;s professional basketball player shared her skills with Roane County youth last week.</p> <p> Carolyn Bush Roddy, a Roane County High School basketball standout, played professionally and internationally, and she now takes those skills and gives them to others.</p> <p> &ldquo;I wanted to give back to the community,&rdquo; Carolyn Bush Roddy said.</p> <p> She recently held a camp at Roane State Community College, and eight campers participated.</p> EAST TENNESSEE ANGLERS READY FOR FORREST WOOD CUP http://www.roanecounty.com/content/east-tennessee-anglers-ready-forrest-wood-cup <p> The Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of professional bass fishing, will return to Lake Ouachita and the Hot Springs, Arkansas, area August 20-23 to crown bass fishing&rsquo;s top angler of 2015. Hosted by Visit Hot Springs and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, the tournament will feature 50 of the world&rsquo;s best bass-fishing professionals and co-anglers casting for the sport&rsquo;s biggest awards &ndash; $500,000 cash in the pro division and $50,000 cash in the co-angler division.</p> Greenwaves excited to put on pads http://www.roanecounty.com/content/greenwaves-excited-put-pads <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0728_mhs_footballpractice_web_1.jpg" alt="Midway High School football players work on offensive and defensive plays during practice Monday. " title="Midway High School football players work on offensive and defensive plays during practice Monday. " align="left" hspace="6" width="79" height="85" /><p> Midway High School opens its 2015 football season on Aug. 20 at Rockwood.</p> <p> In addition to fundamentals such as tackling and blocking, first-year head coach Ryen Minton will be focused on keeping players healthy this preseason. With a roster of only about 30 players, he doesn&rsquo;t have much of a choice.</p> <p> &ldquo;That&rsquo;s the part of this job that&rsquo;s very difficult,&rdquo; Minton said, &ldquo;getting them ready to play and not injuring them in the process.&rdquo;</p> A mammoth-sized catfish caught on WBL http://www.roanecounty.com/content/mammoth-sized-catfish-caught-wbl <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/twra_fish_web_1.jpg" alt="Troy Powers, 16, of Kingston, with his massive Flathead Catfish." title="Troy Powers, 16, of Kingston, with his massive Flathead Catfish." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> From staff reports</p> <p> An unbelievable fish story and possible new state record happened on the local waters of Watts Bar Lake for a 16-year-old Kingston fisherman.</p> <p> Troy Powers reeled in what was guessed to be a near 100 pound Flathead Catfish. It bottomed out a 50 pound scale and when Powers held up his catch against his 5 foot 9 inch frame, the fish&rsquo;s tail still touched the bottom of the boat. Powers caught the mammoth catfish over the Memorial Day weekend with his father, Mike Powers and neighbor, Derrick Stafford.</p> RCHS camp offers volleyball basics http://www.roanecounty.com/content/rchs-camp-offers-volleyball-basics <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0710_volleyballcamp_web_2.jpg" alt="Hannah Harris, 12, at left, takes serving tips from Roane County High School senior Alexis Akers." title="Hannah Harris, 12, at left, takes serving tips from Roane County High School senior Alexis Akers." align="left" hspace="6" width="89" height="85" /><p> Roane County High School&rsquo;s volleyball team held its first camp this summer.</p> <p> Roane County High School coach Megan Skinner hopes it will give the girls experience that will help them when they come join the team as high school students.</p> <p> &ldquo;We are looking to better our program. We have to find a way to build skills before the kids get here so the camp is doubling as a fundraiser and as a way for the girls to build skills before they come here,&rdquo; Skinner said.</p> <p> Four campers attended this inaugural camp with the high school team.</p> Kingston takes on Morristown with a splash http://www.roanecounty.com/content/kingston-takes-morristown-splash <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0707_submitted_swimmeet_web_1.jpg" alt="Kingston swim team won its home meet against Morristown Boys and Girls Club Tuesday. Kingston and Rockwood swam again this past Saturday at the Smokey Mountain Invitational in Alcoa. Kingston’s Keyara Colandro is one of the swimmers who took to the water. " title="Kingston swim team won its home meet against Morristown Boys and Girls Club Tuesday. Kingston and Rockwood swam again this past Saturday at the Smokey Mountain Invitational in Alcoa. Kingston’s Keyara Colandro is one of the swimmers who took to the water. " align="left" hspace="6" width="155" height="85" /> Kingston looks to build on summer camp success after returning from dead period http://www.roanecounty.com/content/kingston-looks-build-summer-camp-success-after-returning-dead-period <p> With the TSSAA dead period officially coming to a close on the Fourth of July, teams will now report back with their coaches and begin work for the 2015-16 seasons.</p> <p> For Kingston head coach Colt Narramore, that means a lot of getting back to the basics.</p> Rockwood swim team makes strides in year four http://www.roanecounty.com/content/rockwood-swim-team-makes-strides-year-four <p> For most sports, the end of June and first of July are considered dead-periods.</p> <p> No contact between players and coaches, no practices, only personal workouts.</p> <p> For the Rockwood swim team, however, things are just heating up.</p> <p> So far this season, the team has only had two meets: one against Kingston, and another against Ft. Saunders.</p> <p> Despite early season struggles in the pool, the team has come a long way from its rebirth four years ago.</p>