Today's Sports

  • Tigers find a way at Harriman,...

    With star player Isiah Jones serving a one game suspension, and several other key players banged up, not a lot of people gave the Rockwood Tigers a shot at winning at Harriman’s Wallace-Black Field Friday night.

    Rockwood’s players didn’t get that memo, however, as they put together a gutsy performance in downing the Blue Devils, 23-14.

  • Kingston knocks off Greenback in...

    Kingston head football coach Brian Pankey would prefer not to go into overtime. He would also prefer not to lose. That's why he wasn't complaining after Friday night's 48-42 overtime win against Greenback at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

    “I'm proud of our kids for the way they fought back in the second half,” he said. “The defense didn't play as good the first half, but came back out the second half and played a lot better.”

  • Midway rallies past Oliver...

    The two first-year head coaches in Roane County, Ryen Minton at Midway and Larry Green at Oliver Springs, met Friday at D. J. Brittan Field in Oliver Springs with both trying for their team’s second win of the year

    After trailing 14-0 early in the second quarter, Midway struck for 40 points to win going away, 40-17 over the Bobcats.

    Green's Bobcats fall to 1-5 with the loss and are facing a tough stretch of region games the next several weeks. Oliver Springs will host Austin East Friday before visiting Rockwood next week.

  • It’s time for more county...

    The 2015 regular season reaches the halfway point Friday night, and Roane County fans can celebrate by not leaving the county borders to watch any of Roane’s five teams in action this week.

    Those five teams will participate in only three games, as two of the contests feature in-county games. Only Kingston plays an out-of-county foe when the Jackets host Greenback at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

  • National Hunting and Fishing Day...

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be celebrating 2015 National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) on Saturday, Sept. 26.

    NHFD was established by the U.S. Congress in 1972 and recognizes hunters and anglers for their contributions to wildlife conservation. The NHFD is an event celebrated in all 50 states annually on the fourth Saturday in September.

  • Rams topple Tigers in OT, 34-27

    Rockwood’s hopes of winning the Region 2-AA regular season title took a major blow Friday night when the Tigers traveled to Karns and suffered a heartbreaking 37-27 loss to Grace Christian in overtime.

    “Our kids played their hind ends off out there tonight,” Tiger head coach John Webb said after the game.

    Rockwood fans, coaches and players left the field Friday night thinking an injustice had been done. With just over seven minutes remaining in the contest, Rockwood star Isiah Jones scored a touchdown to give the Tigers a 27-13 lead.

  • CAK hands Kingston first loss,...

    Kingston and Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) both entered Friday’s Class 3A, Region 2 game unbeaten. Only one could leave that way, and unfortunately for the home Yellow Jackets, it was CAK with a 35-14 victory.

    “We could never really get it going offensively,” Kingston head coach Brian Pankey said. “Against a team like that, you got to keep their offense off the field. We weren’t able to do that, and we came up short.”

  • Oliver Springs falls at...

    A team filled with youth showed improvement Friday night, but that wasn’t enough in the end, as Larry Green’s Oliver Springs Bobcats dropped a 41-20 decision in a Region 2-AA contest at Sweetwater.

    “The kids gave great effort tonight,” Green said following the game. “We’re young right now, but we’ll keep fighting, and we’ll keep getting better.”

  • Midway misses out on upset

    A missed extra point and a 43-yard field goal try that barely went wide left the Midway Green Waves on the short end of a 7-6 decision Friday night against Oneida in a whale of a defensive battle at Midway.

    Both teams had each other scouted out almost perfectly. Midway did cut off the power running game of the Indians, while Oneida shut down Midway’s speed, and cut down the wide runs and also their passing attack.

    Oneida scored on a 40 yard-run from Zack King in the first quarter. Evan Roberts hit the point after to make the score 7-0.

  • Roane teams prepare for region...

    The 2015 football season is nearing the halfway point, and the games gain in importance with each passing week.

    This week four of Roane County’s five teams will be in action, with all four taking on region opponents. Harriman is off this week.

    Two of the games will take place in Region 2-AA, as Rockwood and Oliver Springs both hit the road. The Bobcats will be at Sweetwater, while Rockwood travels to Karns to take on Grace Christian Academy.