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Today's Sports

  • Senior bowlers keep on rolling...

    SENIOR BOWLERS

    August 11

    1st High Game------ Faye Langley, Rick Alderfer--407

    2nd High Game----Faye Langley, Rick Alderfer--429

    3rd High Game ----Stuart Brown ( Solo)---474

    High Scores today—Carolyn McGill-201 game, David Dawson –231 game- Rick Alderfer-223,227, games, 627 Series

    High Series today---- Faye Langley, Rick Alderfer---1223

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

    High Averages---------Loretta Carrington 160, Dean Griffin---190

  • Jamboree spirit can’t be drenched

    Despite weather forecasts and rainy weather earlier in the day, the 2017 Roane County Football Jamboree kicked off Friday evening at Rockwood’s Civitan Field.

    With the season set to kickoff next week, the Jamboree is a showcase for the Roane fans to get an idea, a taste of things to come. All of five schools and their respective programs were on display.

  • Bobcats’ goal is improvement

    Matt Headden is entering into his tenth season of coaching golf at Oliver Springs therefore he has seen his fair share of teams come through Oliver Springs.

    With most private schools entering in the own league it takes a burden off players and gives them more opportunity to succeed. “With a good portion of private schools choosing to play in D2, it has opened many opportunities for schools that have in the past felt overwhelmed by having to complete against the private schools,” stated Headden.

  • Holding athletes accountable for...

    If you keep up with SEC football, surely you’re aware of the name Hugh Freeze and his inglorious fall from grace.

    To catch up those who don’t know about Hugh Freeze, the embattled ex-head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels and a self-professing “man of God.” He was facing numerous sanctions from a pending NCAA investigation and was forced to resign after it was revealed that Freeze called an escort service on a university-issued phone.

  • Athletic training growing in...

    Athletic training conjures different images in everyones’ minds.

    Most everyone shares the idea that athletic trainers are the people that wrap ankles for sports teams and stand on the sidelines during football games with water bottles.

    Some of this is still true, but in the 21st century, there is so much more to athletic training.

    According to Chip Ladd and Jon Beach of Star Physical Therapy in Midtown, there is a lot that goes into helping athletes and it all starts with the athletic trainer.

  • Are you ready for some football?

    Although the heat and humidity may trick you and have you thinking summer is here to stay, you would be wrong.

    Summer’s end is fast approaching and fall is coming.

    With fall comes football.

    For me, a transplant from the West Virginia and Kentucky border, it’s going to be exciting to experience my first Tennessee football season.

    I don’t think it will be drastically different. After all, football knocked baseball out of the coveted “America’s game” spot a long, long, time ago. So football is football.

  • Season tickets now on sale for...

    Season tickets are now on sale for the Rockwood Tigers football home games.

    With five home games this year, reserved seating will only cost $35 dollars per ticket. The home games also include the Roane County Jamboree scheduled for August 11.

    Fans can also purchase a parking pass for special parking behind the visitors’ bleachers it will be only an extra $10. If only interested in the parking pass, it is $20.

    To purchase the season tickets and/or a parking pass please submit payment to:

    Rockwood High School

  • Textbooks come before sports

    I know what you who read this weekly column are thinking with this headline. “Brody, you’re a sportswriter. How can you say academics are more important than athletics?”

    In the wake of UCLA’s highly-touted quarterback Josh Rosen firing a deafening salvo at the dual lives of being a collegiate football player and trying to maintain life as a college student, Rosen brought many coherent, well-thought out, valid points to the forefront.

  • Tigers grrreat against Scott

    The Rockwood Tigers put together a solid performance in Huntsville Friday evening, as John Webb’s squad scored three touchdowns without yielding any in a scrimmage with Scott High.

    “I thought we did a lot of good things, but we still have a lot to work on,” Webb said. “One thing about it is that we had great effort. We messed up a few assignments, but overall we got something to work with. If these kids keep playing hard, they’re going to get better day in and day out.”

  • Mother Nature too much for the...

    Mother Nature has been a foe for Roane County football this year.

    A week and a half ago, stormy weather caused scrimmages to be postponed and cancelled. The same things happened again last Friday as a number of pre-season matchups were at the mercy of the elements.

    The Harriman Blue Devils hosted the King’s Academy Lions with the skies heavy with dark, foreboding clouds.

    The teams’ coaches decided to start the scrimmage early in anticipation of the bad weather.