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Today's Sports

  • You have to own your mistakes

    So here it is, my semi-regular column is back.
    I know, I know,  I’m not that dependable. Anyone buying the paper to read my witticisms is probably disappointed to find my opinions not in every week.
    That’s my fault. I take the blame because I am the sports editor and I decide what goes into the sports section and when.
    To be fair, there has been far more interesting things to put in rather than my ramblings about sports.

  • You gotta get a grip

    Most golfers realize that it can take a lot of work and money to keep their equipment in good shape so they can stay on top of the game.

    That is where Rex Renfro and T-Rex Regripping comes in.

    Renfro operates his business from out of his house in Midtown and offers numerous services to the golfers of Roane County and the surrounding areas.

    He’s been working on golf clubs and equipment for most all of his life.

  • Junior varsity perfection reached
  • Lady Tigers go cold against...

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers’ suffered heartbreak in a Valentine’s Day loss to Oneida, 56-39, Wednesday at Oneida.
    The outcome of the second round of the district 3 A playoffs was the end of the season for Rockwood.
    The Lady Tigers had been hot in the last week or so of the regular season with wins against Midway and the Lady Indians.
    The Lady Tigers had beaten Oneida just eight days earlier.
    Rockwood continued the streak into the playoffs by knocking off the Oakdale Indians despite a cold shooting spell.

  • Lady Waves refuse to lose

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    South of the river is known for its farmland and the second round of the girls district 3A basketball tournament game between the Lady Bobcats and the hosting Lady Green Waves turned out to be a barn burner as the winner was decided at the final buzzer when Midway’s Rebecca LeMasters hit a three pointer to break a 34-34 tie to send her team to the semi-finals to play Sunbright on Friday night at Roane State Community College.

  • Tigers claw way to win

    The Rockwood Tigers relied on defense and timely shooting to beat the Wartburg Central Bulldogs, 48-39, in the second round of the District 3 A playoffs Thursday night at Wartburg’s Dallas Reed Davis Gym.

    “I thought we played just about as good on defense as we could play,” Rockwood Coach Paul Kamikawa said. “We got lost a few times, but we did a good job.

    “I know (Dillon) Fountain got into foul trouble, but we held down Wartburg’s other scorers.

  • Kingston and Sweetwater meet for...

    By Derek Smith
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Monday night basketball at Kingston High Gym included a non-district battle that stayed close all the way until the final buzzer as the Kingston Lady Jackets edged Sweetwater, 49-47.
    The Lady Cats maintained the lead throughout the first quarter of the game. 
    They continued to keep the lead at the half 31-21.
    The Lady Jackets came back fighting in the second half through their defense and passing, as they only allowed 6 points by Sweetwater in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Cats by 12.

  • Ashburn will join Patriots

    Surrounded by his family, Rockwood Tiger football standout Joe Ashburn (left center) signed a letter of intent Tuesday to continue his education and football career with the University of the Cumberlands Patriots in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

  • Jackets run out of charge

    The Kingston Lady Jackets and Yellow Jackets played host to the Chargerettes and Chargers of McMinn Central on Tuesday night in high school hoops action.

    McMinn Central was able to pick up the win in the girls game by a score of 44-37.

    The Chargers were also able to pick up the second game of the night by a score of 57-48.

    The Lady Jackets were led by Riley Guillemet with 12 points. Lenna Robinson scored 11.

    Melia Baker led the Lady Chargers with 17 points.

  • Two teams enter, one leaves

    It’s mid February and that means one thing, tournament basketball.

    The District 3-A girl’s tournament started out on Monday night as the Lady Devils of Harriman travelled to Midway to take on the Lady Greenwaves.

    With it being the first round of the tournament, that meant it was win or go home.

    Led by Caitlyn Ross with 15 points, the Lady Waves picked up a win by a score of 41-18.

    Emily Cawood added 11 points for Midway.

    Harriman was led by Jasmine Davis with 7 points. Olivia Goins added 6.