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Today's Sports

  • Senior bowlers keep up high...

    Friday July 14

    1st High Game------ Connie Millhollon, Rick Alderfer---474

    2nd High Game----Beverly Zeilman, Wayne Bowman--444

    3rd High Game ----Sylvia Whitehouse, Roger Golliher---434

    High Scores today—Carolyn McGill-213 game, Barry McGill-206 game, Roy Deforest-205 game, Dean Griffin-,242, 216 games, Rick Alderfer--226, David Dawson --201 game

    High Series today---- Beverly zeilman, Wayne Bowman--1279

    High Series For July------- Sherry Deforest, Roy Deforest---1281

  • Back to the basics and new...

    The 10th Annual Roane State Girls Basketball Camp saw a good turnout of youngsters eager to learn about the sport and improve their mastery this week.

    For Coach Monica Boles, the camps are a mainstay for the summer and a way she can help the kids grow their love and appreciation of basketball.

    “We’ve been doing these camps since I’ve been coaching at Roane state,” she said. “Before that I was helping out with them before I was head coach.

    “I feel like I’ve been doing them since I was in high school.”

  • Fates differ for Roane County...

    The Rockwood All-Stars couldn’t get going, losing to Decatur County, 11-0, in Thursday’s Dixie Youth Ozone State Tournament opener in Sweetwater.

    The trouble started for the youthful Tigers from the beginning. Dylan Allen and Corey Burnette, Rockwood’s one and two hitters, sharply hit the ball, but couldn’t outrun the throws to first.

    The Tigers mustered only one hit in the opening inning when Evan Marks drilled a pitch deep into the outfield.

  • Junior Jackets face state...

    The Kingston AAA All-Stars will be playing for a championship this weekend at the Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament in Loretto.

    Some of the Kingston players have competed for titles before. With the ever changing nature of youth sports, that can be seen as an impressive feat.

    “Actually we have four on the team from last year,” Kingston Coach Jay Lane said, “but overall this is an all new team.

    “This team is ready to compete. We’re a good little ball team. We’re scrappy and a good solid team.

  • Football is coming! the...

    The 7-on-7 scrimmages many call a “passing league” started this week. That means that summer if fast nearing its end and football season is looming on the horizon.

    The Rockwood Tigers hosted the Oliver Springs Bobcats Tuesday evening in Rockwood for a scrimmage.Despite the high temperatures, the scrimmage appeared to have its desired effect.

    “I think things went pretty well,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said, “I think this was the first time all of us were together since last fall.”

  • Kingston standout’s hard work...

    Life is full of beginnings and endings. Kingston outfielder Ben Hargis signed with Faulkner University Tuesday, starting the cycle again.

    After a productive career for the Yellow Jackets on diamond, Hargis will be a freshman for the Faulkner Eagles, looking to prove himself once again.

    “It’s a great school,” Hargis said, “they have a winning program and a winning culture at Faulkner and I want to be part of it.

    “I want to be part of a national championship team.”

  • Truly defining the meaning of...

    In the United States of America, we are fortunate to have the freedom of expression and the freedom of speech.

    People have the right to make whatever political statements they deem necessary, whether one prays before a game or, like the beleaguered NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, kneels during the playing of the National Anthem, it is protected under the statute of freedom of speech and freedom of expression, regardless of whether the stance is a popular one or not.

  • Cheer camp about learning,...

    It’s getting close to football season. While many are excited to watch and play, other are looking forward to something else.

    Cheerleading.

    The Kingston Optimist Club kicked off its fifth annual cheer camp Monday at Cherokee Middle.

    For Cheer Coach Andrea Stinnett, the camp is a way for her to pass along her knowledge and experience to the kids.

    In her fourth year camp instrucor, Stinnett says it’s a good way to give back to the community.

    “We strive to serve ages 4-11,” she said.

  • Rockwood pitching ace prepares...

    One of the top pitchers in the illustrious history of Rockwood baseball is moving on to the next level, as Tiger ace Jimmy Vanosdale signed scholarship papers with NCAA Division II’s Virginia Wise University.

    “I’m ecstatic to be going somewhere beyond high school. This is something I’ve wanted to do since I started playing when I was about four years old playing backyard whiffle ball.”

  • Roane teams can’t get out of...

    The Harriman A All Stars went to battle against White House in their third game of the Dixie Youth State Tournament.

    Harriman was able to score 2 runs in the bottom half of the first inning after holding White House scoreless in the first inning. Braylon Payne and Brady Bridges both crossed home for the Devils to make the score 2-0.

    White House was able to make up the two runs in the top of the second to make the score 2-2 with Harriman having a chance to take the lead in the bottom of the second.