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Today's Sports

  • STATE TOURNAMENT BOUND

    The Harriman Blue Devils open Class A state tournament play Thursday at 6 p.m. CDT against the Mitchell Tigers after winning the sectional tournament 10 days ago.

    “Everybody is there for a reason, but if you have to play them (Mitchell) I’d rather play them first when we’re rested,” Shannon said. “They’re really deep and they really get after it on defense so you want to play them when you’re fresh.”

  • Rockwood splits with Grace...

    By Michael Lindsay

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Rockwood had not defeated Grace Christian Academy in baseball since the 2014 season, but that changed Monday afternoon as the Tigers split the opening District 3A series of the 2017 season with the Rams.

    Grace took game one by a score of 7-2, but Rockwood rallied to win game two 3-2 in nine innings.

  • Lady Tigers beat Oak Ridge

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers softball team posted a 12-9 victory over the Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats Monday afternoon.
    Rockwood scored two runs in the top of the first inning on a walk, a single by Tiani Porter, a passed ball and a double by Cassidy Tilley.
    The Lady Tigers extended their lead to 4-0 in the top of the third inning on a couple of errors and several groundouts.

  • FROM SAMMY TO AWESOME EAGLE

    Harriman senior Karly Page, a.k.a. Sammy the Blue Devil, will be joining Tennessee Tech's Spirit Team this year and will become the Golden Eagle's Mascot, Awesome Eagle, after signing scholarship papers with the Cookeville school recently.
    "I will miss the bond we all have made," said Page, who has been Sammy for three years. "I practice with the cheerleaders once a week."

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  • TAACS STATE RUNNER-UP

    The Calvary Baptist Crusaders entered the Tennessee Athletic Association of Christian Schools state tournament last weekend at South Haven Christian School in Springfield as the top seed with high expectations of bringing home the gold ball, but finished as the runner-up to Cedar View Christian of Kingsport, losing 57-49 in the championship game.
    The opening rounds of the tournament saw Calvary handle Seymour Christian School 52-8  and Central 67-44 from Memphis with relative ease.

  • Harriman faces Mitchell in Class...

    The Harriman Blue Devils will be seeking their first Class A State Tournament championship since they won the Class AA title in 1994-95 season under former Coach Richard Pickell when they play Memphis Mitchell March 16 at 6 p.m. CDT.
    Grace Christian (27-8), which lost to Harriman (30-6) in the Region 2A championship game, will face Humboldt (31-1)in the Class A opener Thursday at 1:15 p.m.  Clay County (30-4) faces Loretto (23-8) at 2:45 p.m.
    Those two winners will battle in the first Class A semifinal on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

  • Rockwood Parks and Rec. hosting...

    Rockwood Parks and Recreation will be hosting two free events Saturday.
    • The first is a free softball camp at the Brillo Miller Sports Complex for ages 6 and up. The first session is for ages 6-10 from 9:30-11 a.m. and the second from 12:30 to 2 p.m. for ages 11 and up.  
    There will be camp shirts for sale. Participants need to bring a glove and a drink.
    For questions, contact Chelsea Rae Cheek at (865) 356-3661  or Baylee Young.

  • Umpires needed

    The Kingston Optimist Club is looking for responsible high school aged youth who may be interested in umpiring in our baseball and Tee-ball program this spring. The club will pay up to $20 per game for experienced umpires; about half that for new or those with less expedience. New or less experienced umpires will start with our younger aged leagues. Training will be provided.
    This is a great opportunity to learn leadership skills that will last a lifetime and make some cash. If interested, contact Matthew Brosovich at (440) 858-7876 or email gladiator3499@gmail.com.

  • RCHS fishing team kicks off...

    Roane County High School held their first fishing tournament of the year March 4 out of Ladd Landing. There was  12 boats from four schools.
    Roane County's Hunter Runyan and Milo Lawson won the tournament with a limit of three fish that weighed 15 pounds, five ounces and tied for big fish with one that weighed five pounds, 10 ounces.
     Gavin Daniels and Colby Nelson came in second with a weight of 11 pounds, nine ounces. Nelson also tied for big fish.
    Others with big fish awards was Riley Brown five pounds, 10 ounces also from Roane County High.