Today's Sports

  • High school sports unite...

    By Bob Gardner and Bernard Childress

    special to the Roane County News

    Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike.

  • Senior bowlers keep on rolling...


    August 18

    1st High Game------ ( TIE) Mary Ann Lehrman, George Wadlington, Claudia Brown, Ken Altes---434

    2nd High Game----Carolyn McGill, Rick Alderfer--448

    3rd High Game ----Elke Hansard, David Dawson--433

    High Scores today—Rick Matthews- 228,game, 610 Series--David Dawson –212 game- Rick Alderfer-223,225, games, 625 Series

    High Series today---- Mary Ann Lehrman, George Wadlington--1284

    High Series For July------- Don Eiler, Rick Alderfer--1303

  • TWRA August meeting and agenda...

    A preview of the commercial fishing and sport fish proclamations will be presented at the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

    The meeting will be held Aug. 29-30 (Tuesday-Wednesday) at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building. Committee meetings begin at 1 p.m., Tuesday while the regular meeting starts at 9 a.m., Wednesday. The public is invited to attend.

  • Reason for deer mortality rate...

    Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) offices are receiving reports of dead deer in scattered areas of the state. The timing and details of the reports are all indicative of hemorrhagic disease (HD).

    HD occurs at varying levels of severity each year in Tennessee’s deer herd. The catch-all term for this disease is hemorrhagic disease (HD), and epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) and bluetongue are the closely related viruses that fall under the umbrella of HD.

  • Football Pickers Week two of the...

    Week two of the football season is upon us. After last week’s picks, there were some surprises in the standings.

    There is still no word on whether the contest will be conducted as it has in years past. Readers may have to be content in seeing the various luminaries from the Roane County communities vying for football knowledge superiority.

  • Learning hard life lessons

    One of the books in the popular “The Hunger Games” book and movie series is subtitled “Catching Fire.”

    Before you read this article, I fully expect some of the readers to halt and breathe fire over what truth-bomb that is set to detonate in this week’s “Jonesing for Sports”.

    Let’s cut right to the chase, shall we?

  • Jackets down Devils despite...

    Although it wasn’t pretty at times, the Kingston Yellow Jackets beat the visiting Harriman Blue Devils, 28-13, Friday evening in Kingston to open the regular football season.

    “As many starters as we lost after last year and come over here and play Kingston like we did,” Blue Devil Coach Travis said, “I’m proud of my boys.

    “Do I wish the game had a different outcome, most certainly.

    “Our kids play a good, hard fought game against a good triple ‘A’ school.

  • Tigers hang on to edge Midway

    In a wild start to the 2017 season, the Rockwood Tigers held off a late Midway rally to pick up a 41-40 victory Friday night at Civitan Field.

    The Green Wave trailed 41-26 midway through the final period before scoring two late touchdowns to cut the gap to one. Midway also had the ball deep in Tiger territory with less than two minutes to play before Rockwood’s Zander Price picked off a defelected pass to seal the win for the Tigers.

    For Rockwood, the victory might have come at a steep price as the Tigers suffered a rash of injuries.

  • Oliver Springs’ late rally falls...

    To quote the poem “To a Mouse” by Scottish poet Robert Burns, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Such was the case for the Oliver Springs Bobcats in their season-opener against the Bledsoe County Warriors as the ‘Cats rallied from a 21-0 first quarter deficit to tie the game early in the fourth quarter, but miscues and misfires on both sides of the ball proved to spell “d-o-o-m” for the Bobcats as Bledsoe County persevered for the 28-21 win.

  • Hannibal carries Tigers to...

    The middle school football season started Thursday evening with the Rockwood Tigers edging the Oneida Indians, 16-14, in Oneida.

    Rockwood was down 14-8 and facing fourth-and-7 on their own 47-yard line in the waning moments of the fourth quarter.

    A fumble by the Indian offense was recovered on the Tigers’ 44-yard line by Rockwood’s Dakota Waldo. The next three plays only moved the offense three yards.