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Today's Sports

  • Bobcats and Coalfield split

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Game one of a double header between Coalfield and Oliver Springs took extra innings with the tying and winning runs scored courtesy of two straight walks as the Cats defeated the Jackets by a final score of 6-5.

    After two and half scoreless innings, Ryan Jones singled followed by Bryson Alcorn who was hit by a pitch and both runners scored on a single by Joey York that was misplayed by the Coalfield outfielder and OS took a 2-0 lead.

  • Slump continues for Yellow...

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets had trouble at the plate for the second game in a row, losing to Alcoa, 4-0, Tuesday night at Legion Field at Fort Southwest Point.

    “We’re just not hitting it at all right now,” Kingston Coach Bruce Robinette said.

    The Jackets had trouble from the beginning.

    Alcoa’s Ty Boyd doubled to begin the game for the Tornadoes. He was eventually brought home to make the score 1-0 in Alcoa’s favor.

  • Lady Devils stay unbeaten in...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    It’s been a good week Harriman Lady Devil softball as they defeated inner county rivals Midway and Rockwood to stay undefeated in the district.

    Harriman traveled to Midway on last Thursday and easily defeated the Lady Waves by a final score of 16-1.

  • Kingston blanks Rockwood

    Tuesday was great weather for a soccer match, and that’s exactly what happened at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field in Kington as the Tigers of Rockwood travelled the short trip to Kingston to face the Yellow Jackets.

  • Devils win mud brawl

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The rain may have shut down baseball and softball games on Monday evening but the Harriman Blue Devils soccer team fought through the mud and muck with a tough defense and a disciplined offense to defeat the Oneida Indians by a final score of 2-1.

  • Lady Knights can’t close gap

    The Roane County Lady Knight lacrosse teams lost to the Gatlinburg-Pittman Lady Highlanders Monday night at Midway, 20-7.

  • Lady Raiders honored for play

    By Bob Fowler

    for the Roane County News

    Members of Roane State women’s basketball coach Monica Boles’ squad were honored for their runner-up finish in the annual TCCAA and Region VII tournament last month.

    The Lady Raiders came together at “just the right time,” Boles said, and defeated three other squads in the tourney, held in Chattanooga, only to lose the championship game in a heartbreaking nail-biter.

  • Raiders earn all-conference...

    By Bob Fowler

    for the Roane County News

    Three members of the Roane State Raiders basketball team and one Lady Raider have been named to the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association’s second team All-Conference.

    Raiders named to the squad were William Johnson, DeMierre Black and Garrett Crandell.

    Lady Raider Amberlee Zeller was also an All-Conference designee.

    Coach Randy Nesbit said Johnson averaged 14.5 points and four rebounds per game during the season and led the team in blocked shots.

  • Not too cold for Dixie
  • It’s a league all their own

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Sports can be challenging to any student athlete that is trying to balance school work, athletics and a social life but imagine being a girl and doing those things all while playing on a boys baseball team.

    Many young girls start out playing baseball at the t-ball level with their boy counterparts.

    As they move up to coach pitch and player pitch that number often starts to dwindle down as girls typically switch over to fast pitch softball.