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Today's Sports

  • Crappie University classes...

    By Hugh G. Willett
    Crappie fishermen can pick up some pointers at Crappie University Classes to be held at University of Tennessee and Chattanooga State Community College in the coming months.
    The crappie is considered America’s favorite panfish and is found in abundant numbers throughout most of the country, including the rivers and lakes of Roane County.

  • Roane County Knights to hold...

    The Roane County Lacrosse program is starting its fifth year. Parent and player meetings will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Kingston Community Center. Boys in grades three through 12 are invited to to meet from 7-7:30 p.m. Girls in eight through 12 will meet from 7:30-8 p.m. For more information contact Rich at (865) 466-4065 or email at roanecountyknights@gmail.com.

  • NEVER GIVE UP

    By Ed Greif
    egreif@roanecounty.com
    Senior Damon Baildon scored a career-high 31 points in the Kingston Yellow Jackets win over Rhea County in last Friday’s final game of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic.  Baildon is currently leading the Yellow Jackets in scoring after the first semester. No one would have believed that four years ago.  Baildon was cut from the middle school basketball team three consecutive years.  

  • NEVER GIVE UP

    Senior Damon Baildon scored a career-high 31 points in the Kingston Yellow Jackets win over Rhea County in last Friday’s final game of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic.  Baildon is currently leading the Yellow Jackets in scoring after the first semester. No one would have believed that four years ago.  Baildon was cut from the middle school basketball team three consecutive years.  

  • Raiderettes lose to Jones County...

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams resume conference play Friday at Volunteer State and Saturday at Motlow State, after the Raiderettes lost to Jones County 64-49 Jan. 4 and to Shelton State Jan. 6.
    Jones County 64, RSCC 49: The Lady Bobcats from Ellisvile, Miss. led 17-15 after one quarter and exploded for a 27-12 second-quarter run to lead 44-27 by halftime. Jones County built a 62-42 lead after three quarters, but RSCC outscored Jones County 7-2 in the final quarter for the 64-49 final score.

  • Rockwood Parks and Recreation to...

    Rockwood Parks and Recreation will host a free basketball fundamentals camp at Rockwood Middle School on Jan. 14 for boys and girls in grades two through seven.
    Here is the schedule:
    8:30 - 10 a.m.: fifth, sixth and seventh grade girls;
    10 a.m. - noon: fifth, sixth and seventh grade boys;
    Noon - 2 p.m.: second, third and fourth grade boys and girls.
    Participants are asked to bring their own basketball, however, if they do not have a basketball, one will be provided.

  • Rockwood football team honored...

    Members of the Rockwood High School football team and cheerleaders were recognized at their annual banquet sponsored by the Rockwood Rotary Club Thursday  in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center.
    Dr. Chris Whaley, Roane State Community College president, will be the guest speaker, followed by presentation of awards and letters to the Rockwood players and cheerleaders.
    "Athletes bring us students. They play sports to get an education. Athletics are a vehicle to get students," said Whaley.

  • Friday basketball games snowed...

    District basketball games slated Friday night were snowed out. The affective games were Rockwood at Harriman (District 3A), Meigs County at Midway (District 3A), Catholic at Kingston (District 4AA) and Coalfield at Oliver Springs (District 4A). The Rockwood at Harriman game will be made up Jan. 14, beginning at 3:30 p.m. with a boys junior varsity game. No other make-up dates were announced.

  • Blue Devils’ winning streak is...

     teams split a pair of District 3A games with Midway Tuesday evening, as the Blue Devils calmed the Green Wave 90-43 to extend its winning streak to 15 games, while the Lady Waves defeated the Lady Devils 45-34.
    Harriman 90, Midway 43: "We still have some work to do. I am proud of the guys who came off the bench and played well," said Blue Devil Coach Shay Shannon, whose team improved 15-2 overall and 6-0 in the district.

  • Lady Bobcats finish third in...

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats finished 2-1 for third place in the Hilton Sandestin Basketball Blowout in Destin, Fla., last weekend, defeating St. Paul 60-40 in game one, losing to Cookeville 56-34 in game two and beating Freeport High School 38-34.
    OS 60, St. Paul 34: All-Tournament selection Racheal Crass scored six first-quarter points, as the Lady 'Cats outscored St. Paul  20-8, and extended the lead to 34-17 at the half. Alivia Baker scored eight points in the second quarter.