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Today's Sports

  • Kingston serves v’ball action
  • New assistant TWRA director named

    Michael May has been named assistant executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

    He moves into his new role after serving as TWRA’s Information Technology (IT) Division chief since September 2011. May will handle a variety of administrative duties.

  • Senior bowlers keep keep on...

    SENIOR BOWLERS

    July 28

    1st High Game------ Loretta Carrington, Ken Altes---442

    2nd High Game----Carolyn McGill, Roy Deforest---469

    3rd High Game ----Sandi Eiler, David Dawson---460

    High Scores today—Carolyn McGill-214, 212- games, 605 Series- Loretta Carrington-212 game- Dean Griffin-,228 game, --Rick Alderfer—213, 202 games, 604 Series David Dawson –225, 231 games- 618 Series Roy Deforest-214,201 games-Barry McGill- 213 game Earl Powell- 207 game

  • An inconvenient truth for most...

    The game of football is officially at a crossroads in regards to player safety.

    Recently, a neuropathologist from Boston University named Dr. Ann McKee revealed that she has examined the brains of 111 deceased NFL players. Among those players, she discovered 110 with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopthy, better known as C.T.E. for short.

    According to an article by the New York Times, C.T.E. can cause memory loss, confusion, depression, and dementia.

    These problems can appear years after a player stops playing football.

  • A Devil of a good time at...

    Harriman High School softball coach Chastity Lowery along with past and present members of the Lady Blue Devils spent three evenings this week teaching younger players how to play the game.

    “It’s an opportunity for our girls to give back to the community,” Lowery said. “We want our girls to be role models for the next generation, and it allows girls to see that softball is a sport we love in Harriman.”

    This week’s camp focused on the basics for girls age four through the fifth grade.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Devil offense still has some gas...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    With less than a month before the bright lights and the big hits made their way onto the football fields of Roane County, the pre-season scrimmages began. Monday evening, the Blue Devils of Harriman High School hosted the Wildcats from Monterey High School out of Putnam County.

    Both teams worked on their offensive and defensive schemes as Harriman showed early signs of a strong running game but struggled inside the red zone.

  • Bobcat defense stays strong...

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats hosted the Tellico Plains Bears Monday evening in O.S.

    Although it was the first scrimmage of the summer, the Bobcat defense was already showing signs of being close to midseason form.

    “I liked our effort and our hustle,” Bobcat Coach Larry Green said, “I saw some positive things.

    “But we have to score when get to the redzone.”

    Oliver Springs allowed only one touchdown and even outscored their own offense.

  • Roaring River dam to be...

    An aging dam on the Roaring River will be removed in a multi-organizational effort in late July. The exact date will depend on river conditions and visitors should expect limited access in this area.

    This will be the largest Tennessee dam ever removed for river and stream restoration purposes. The dam is roughly 220 feet across and 15 feet tall. It is located in Jackson County about five miles before the beginning of the lake formed by the Cordell Hull Dam. The Roaring River is designated as a state scenic river and is a destination for paddlers, anglers and swimmers.