Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • RSCC players earn academic honors

    Roane State Community College sophomore basketball player Kassidi Freeman of Madisonville recently earned top academic honors in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA).

    Six additional players also received recognition for their academic performance.

    Freeman had the highest grade-point average (3.83) of any women's basketball player in the TCCAA. She was named a TCCAA Distinguished Scholar-Athlete.

  • Lady Jackets blank Rockwood, 3-0

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets didn’t take a lot of shots during Tuesday’s home game against Rockwood, but when the Lady Jackets did get off a shot it was a good one in downing the Lady Tigers, 3-0.

    In the first 65 minutes of play Tuesday, Kingston took just three shots, but all three were strong shots that found the back of the net.

  • OSMS picks up wild win over...


    In what was a wild Thursday night of football at D.J. Brittan Field, the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats rallied from behind in the closing minutes to keep its perfect season alive with a 52-40 victory over Harriman.

    The Bobcats trailed 40-38 late in the contest, but took the lead for good when Tre Boswell scored from 8 yards out with 1:28 left in the game to cap an 8-play, 74-yard scoring drive.

  • Cherokee tops Spring City, 16-14

    Facing a fourth-and-1 with about two minutes to play against Spring City last Thursday, Cherokee Middle School football coach Wiley Brackett challenged his team to get the first down.

    The Yellow Jackets responded and got the first down on a quarterback sneak, which allowed them to run out the clock in the 16-14 victory.

    “That was an old-fashion, physical football game on both sides of the ball.” Brackett said. “We were just a little bit more physical up front than they were.”

  • RMS picks up first win of 2015...

    A brief but heavy rain storm did not stop the Midway Middle Green Waves and the Rockwood Middle Tigers from kicking off on time, but it did alter some of the play calling on a soaking wet field.

    Now 1-4, Rockwood will try to get their second win Thursday when they host Cherokee.

    Midway drops to 3-2 with the loss and will host Spring City on Thursday.

    After both teams ran three plays and punted to end their first possessions, Midway got a spark on its second possession for the game’s first points.