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Today's Sports

  • Football season kicks off...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    After nine months off, football season returns this week, as all five Roane County high school teams will be in action.

    If opening the season isn’t enough reason to celebrate, Roane County fans are in for an added treat this week as there are a pair of county rivalry games on two different nights.

    Thursday night will see Roane County’s green teams square off when Midway travels to Rockwood.

    Friday night will see two more county teams clash, as Kingston hosts Harriman.

  • Roane players shine at jamboree

    The annual Roane County Jamboree gave everyone a little taste of football last Friday night at Harriman’s Wallace Black Field. All five Roane teams participated in the action along with Cumberland County.

    Careful not to show too much of their game plans, all five head coaches played younger players for most of the night.

    Two new head coaches made their debuts Friday when Midway’s Ryen Minton and Oliver Springs’ Larry Green led their teams to the field. Both have been involved with their respective programs for several years.

  • Lady Tigers hope for strong 2015...

    Rockwood High School’s Lady Tigers look to follow up last seasons’ district championship with a new season of excellence.

    “We had a great season last season. I think it was just the hard work the girls have been putting in the last few years. We had a very large senior class with lots of talent. They worked hard for four years,” said Coach Wes Ford.

    After losing 10 seniors from last year’s squad, Ford still sees a lot of promise in his younger team, which includes two seniors this year.

  • HMS falls to Loudon

    Harriman Middle School could not keep up with a strong Fort Loudon Middle School offense Thursday night.

    The Blue Devils fell 40-22 in their season opener at Harriman High School.

    “Overall, I’m not disappointed in the way my kids played,” said Coach Baron Tapp.
    Tapp thought his offense did well.

    Michael Green Jr., an eighth grade running back ran in two of the Blue Devils’ touchdowns, according to Tapp.

    Quarterback Kylann Love also scored for the Blue Devils.

    Tapp said his defense needs some work.

  • RMS struggles against Rhea

    Down by five touchdowns, Rockwood Middle School football coach Scott Harvey wasn’t focused on a comeback in the second-half of Thursday’s season opener against Rhea County.

    “Try to find something positive,” he told his players before the second-half kickoff.
    Rockwood only gave up one touchdown in the second half of the 42-0 home loss. Harvey cited that as a positive after the game.

    “I thought the effort was a little bit better in the second half,” he said. “We learned from our mistakes in the first half.”

  • What ballgame treats make fans...

    From Staff Reports
    The rough-and-tumble action on the gridiron, spirited cries of support from cheerleaders and the fight songs from the band section are all big attractions of Friday night football in Roane County.

    But there’s one facet of football season that’s much used but often overlooked:
    The concession stand.

    Friday — and, this week, Thursday — night foodies congregate around the mini-eateries to fuel up for more cheering and community camaraderie.

  • Harriman hosts six teams at...

    Fans can get a sneak peek of what their favorite football team will look like this season at Friday’s jamboree at Harriman High School.

    “Six high schools will be over here,” Harriman head coach Travis Tapp said. “I hope the fans from each school come out and get a preview of the season and see how hard these kids in Roane County have been working.”  

    Tickets for the jamboree are $6. All five of Roane County’s high schools will be in action, along with Cumberland County.

  • RMS coach sees potential at...

    The rain that had Rockwood Middle School football coach Scott Harvey fretting stayed away for Saturday’s jamboree at Tom Pemberton Stadium.

    “We had great weather,” Harvey said about the event, which featured four of the county’s five middle school teams in action. “No rain, we had parent support, everybody chipped in and did their job, and I think we had a great day.”

    Loudon bested Rockwood 20-6 in the jamboree. Afterward, the JV teams for each school faced off. Loudon came out on top of that contest 14-0.

  • Keylon shared love of tennis

    Stanley Keylon loved tennis and shared that passion with young people.

    The former Roane County High School tennis coach, who coached the women’s team for more than 20 years, passed away last week in a car crash in Rhea County. His legacy is the many he taught to share his treasured pastime.

    “Mr. Keylon, or ‘Coach K,’ as we called him, loved to coach tennis,” said Kayla Wadlington, a former Roane County High School tennis player.

  • RCHS wins with new scoreboard