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Today's Sports

  • College athletes: Should they be...

    A topic that has been brought up fairly often as of late is the issue whether college athletes should get paid for participating in sports at their college.

    There are several different things that are normally said when the topic is brought up, such as, they are already getting paid, in a way, or a simple yes, they should get paid.

    I honestly can look at it from both perspectives, as I have been a part of both sides of the fence.

    I have played college football, as well as currently being a college student who is no longer playing.

  • Lady Tigers softball defeated by...

    The bats didn’t exactly get rolling for neither Oak Ridge nor the Rockwood Lady Tigers on Monday afternoon.

    With neither team able to light up the scoreboard, Oak Ridge drove in one run for the 1-0 victory.

    The two traded blows throughout the first five innings with out a score.

    Rockwood, who pitched senior Baylee Young in its last game against Oliver Springs, went with the youngest of its three-way pitching rotation by starting freshman Sydnee Treadway.

  • Soccer leads Haba to Olympic...

    It wasn’t too long ago the idea of someone in Roane County having dreams of playing soccer would’ve seen far from a reality.

    However, for MacKenzie Haba, it has been just that, a dream, and a dream that she is currently living.

    “I guess I’m just trying to think for my future,” MacKenzie, who was recently selected to be a member of the Tennessee Olympic Development Program soccer team, said.

    “I’m getting ready for it, and I need to work on it.”

  • Rockwood softball falls just...

    Leading up to this year’s softball season, Oliver Springs’ Courtney Jones, a Tennessee Wesleyan College signee, and Rockwood’s Baylee Young were touted as two of the best pitchers in the county.

    On Wednesday, Jones and her Lady Cats got the best of the Lady Tigers, claiming an 8-0 victory to improve to 4-0.

    “We needed this,” Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden said. “We needed to see some good pitching and good hitting and I think this game will help us out along the way.”

  • Rockwood softball falls just...

    Leading up to this year’s softball season, Oliver Springs’ Courtney Jones, a Tennessee Wesleyan College signee, and Rockwood’s Baylee Young were touted as two of the best pitchers in the county.
    On Wednesday, Jones and her Lady Cats got the best of the Lady Tigers, claiming an 8-0 victory to improve to 4-0.
    “We needed this,” Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden said. “We needed to see some good pitching and good hitting and I think this game will help us out along the way.”

  • Midway beat Tellico, improves to...

    The Midway Green Waves improved to 3-0 following a 5-1 win over Tellico, Monday at Midway.

    The win helped Midway 2-0 in District 3-A. The Waves are scheduled to host Oakdale Thursday and visiting Coalfield Friday.

    Senior pitcher Zach Edwards went to 2-0 getting the win against Tellico by throwing a n0-hitter. The only Tellico run scored came in the seventh inning after two walks and then an error that allowed the runner to score.

  • Lady Cats softball shuts out...

    Weather in not only Roane County, but the surrounding areas has put a damper to the start of baseball and softball seasons.

    That damper, though, has not stalled the Oliver Springs Lady Cats who notched another shutout with a 17-0 victory over Jellico.

    “We saw a lot of things that have been improved that we’ve been working on in the gym,” Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden said. “It’s good that they’re translating in out here on the field.”

  • Oliver Springs knocks off...

    Oliver Springs jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the first half-inning against the Jellico baseball team Monday, and it was a tough deficit to overcome for the Blue Devils.

    Oliver Springs would go on to win 12-1 in five innings at Indian Mountain State Park in Jellico.

    “Early on, we’re kinda nervous it seemed to be like. Most of that had to do with pregame, and some of that may be attributed to us being a young ballclub,” said Tony Kegley, head coach of the Oliver Springs baseball team.

  • Coalfield community celebrates...

    Editor’s note: This story originally ran in the Morgan County News. While Kyle was a member of the Coalfield Yellow Jackets and not part of the Roane County News’ coverage area, we felt, because of the friends and family of him in our county, we should dedicate this space to his story in liue of extended baseball coverage.

    Kyle Jackson was a good definition of what the football program at Coalfield stands for.

  • Kingston Optimist Club finishes...

    The Kingston Optimist Club recently ended its fourth season of girls basketball and champions were crowned in four age divisions.

    In the 4-6 division, the once-beaten Lil Diamonds found their way through the single elimination bracket to the championship where they would face the Angels.

    LiL Diamonds