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Today's Sports

  • Midway offers air offense glimpse

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    With the season’s start only a week and half away and the Roane County football jamboree scheduled to start. The Midway Green Wave hosted the Wartburg Bulldogs and the Copper Basin Cougars Tuesday evening.

    Taking turns on the field, Midway, Wartburg, and Copper Basin alternated possessions and defense stands throughout the evening.

    On display for the fans and opposition alike was the Green Wave’s air attack, first showcased a week before in the scrimmage with Silverdale.

  • 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.

  • National title game not a whiff...

    Roane County Park saw a sports milestone this past weekend. The first national champion of National Wiffle Ball was crowned.

    The Warner Robbins, Georgia Village Idiots edged the Briscoe, Texas Master Batters, 1-0, to take the crown.

    The championship game was the culmination of a weekend of waffle ball played from teams from Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

    Saturday saw more than 100 spectators turn out to watch the teams participate in pool play and a home run derby.

  • Senior bowlers keep on rolling...

    SENIOR BOWLERS

    August 4

    1st High Game------ Barbara Pickering, Wayne Bowman---450

    2nd High Game----Dean Griffin, Roy Deforest---476

    3rd High Game ----Connie Millhollon, George Waslington--460

    High Scores today—Carolyn McGill-216 game, Dean Griffin-244, 245 games-658 Series, - Don Eiler-214,217 games- 626 Series, David Dawson –200 game- Roy Deforest-210 game- Rick Alderfer- 212 game

    High Series today---- Don Eiler, Rick Alderfer--1303

    High Series For July------- Carolyn McGill, Roy Deforest--1313

  • Treatment of black bear has...

    After just over four months at Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR), Summitt Bear was successfully released back to the wild in Sullivan County on Sunday afternoon.

    Summitt Bear arrived at Appalachian Bear Rescue weighing 23lbs on March 28 of this year.

    The bear was very sick and required a blood transfusion to survive. Doctors at UTCVM performed the blood transfusion with blood provided by a black bear from

    Zoo Knoxville. This was the first black bear blood transfusion ever performed at UTCVM, and only the second in the United States.

  • Kingston serves v’ball action
  • Kingston tunes up for season

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets played host to the Clinton Dragons Tuesday evening in what will be the only scrimmage for Kingston until the Roane County Jamboree more than a week away.

    Because of inclement weather the week before, the scrimmage with Clinton has been the only time Jacket fans have gotten a peek at what to expect from their team this season.

    The scrimmage itself was a fast paced affair with the teams trading off series after series. The starting point changed periodically with an emphasis on game situations.

  • The Wave crashes Silverdale...

    By Steven Ardary

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Led by quarterback Jason Taylor, the Midway Green Wave unveiled a new offense in Tuesday night’s scrimmage against the Silverdale Seahawks putting up 42 points on 40 offensive plays and defeating the Seahawks 42-7.

    Taylor started the scoring by connecting with wide receiver Zane Moser on a 58-yard slant pattern. Taylor also showed his quickness, evading much of the pressure from the Silverdale defense.