Today's Sports

  • Strader finishes 12th in Forrest...

    Rockwood professional bass angler Wesley Strader had a solid three days of fishing over the weekend on Lake Ouachita near Hot Springs, Ark. Strader finished 12th overall at FLW’s Forrest Wood Cup, winning $15,000 in the process.

    The Forrest Wood Cup is the Super Bowl of the FLW Tour, as only 50 anglers participate in the tournament. Those anglers qualify for the tournament after earning points during the FLW Tour’s six regular season events.

    Strader finished the season sixth overall in points.

  • Waterfowl season set at TWFC...

    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the 2015-16 late waterfowl hunting seasons and was presented the 2016-17 state’s fishing regulations proposals at its August meeting on Friday. In addition, the participants in Tennessee’s 2015 elk hunt were announced.

    The actions came at the commission’s August meeting at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region IV headquarters in Morristown.

  • Poker Run set for Saturday

    Caney Creek Grille, RV Resort and Marina along with Jolly Hollar Hunting Club will host their annual Poker Run Ride for the Kids this Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

    Boats will have a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. with bikes starting at 11 a.m.

    There will also be live music, food and drinks, cash prizes, and a 50-50 raffle.

    The cost is $50 for rider and one passenger, and $20 for each additional person.

    All proceeds from the event will benefit youth athletics in Roane County.

  • Green’s run lifts HMS past...

    The Harriman Middle School Blue Devils traveled cross county and came away with a 6-0 win over Midway Middle to open the 2015 football season in Roane County.

    Although their wasn't much scoring in the game, both teams moved the ball up and down the field. Harriman piled up 254 yards total offense while Midway had 183 yards of offense.

    Most of the Blue Devil offense came on the ground with Bradley Frost and Michael Greene accounting for much of the yardage. Greene scored the game's only touchdown with a 55-yard dash early in the second quarter.

  • Roane players shine at jamboree

    The annual Roane County Jamboree gave everyone a little taste of football last Friday night at Harriman’s Wallace Black Field. All five Roane teams participated in the action along with Cumberland County.

    Careful not to show too much of their game plans, all five head coaches played younger players for most of the night.

    Two new head coaches made their debuts Friday when Midway’s Ryen Minton and Oliver Springs’ Larry Green led their teams to the field. Both have been involved with their respective programs for several years.

  • Lady Tigers hope for strong 2015...

    Rockwood High School’s Lady Tigers look to follow up last seasons’ district championship with a new season of excellence.

    “We had a great season last season. I think it was just the hard work the girls have been putting in the last few years. We had a very large senior class with lots of talent. They worked hard for four years,” said Coach Wes Ford.

    After losing 10 seniors from last year’s squad, Ford still sees a lot of promise in his younger team, which includes two seniors this year.

  • Football season kicks off...



    After nine months off, football season returns this week, as all five Roane County high school teams will be in action.

    If opening the season isn’t enough reason to celebrate, Roane County fans are in for an added treat this week as there are a pair of county rivalry games on two different nights.

    Thursday night will see Roane County’s green teams square off when Midway travels to Rockwood.

    Friday night will see two more county teams clash, as Kingston hosts Harriman.

  • HMS falls to Loudon

    Harriman Middle School could not keep up with a strong Fort Loudon Middle School offense Thursday night.

    The Blue Devils fell 40-22 in their season opener at Harriman High School.

    “Overall, I’m not disappointed in the way my kids played,” said Coach Baron Tapp.
    Tapp thought his offense did well.

    Michael Green Jr., an eighth grade running back ran in two of the Blue Devils’ touchdowns, according to Tapp.

    Quarterback Kylann Love also scored for the Blue Devils.

    Tapp said his defense needs some work.

  • RMS struggles against Rhea

    Down by five touchdowns, Rockwood Middle School football coach Scott Harvey wasn’t focused on a comeback in the second-half of Thursday’s season opener against Rhea County.

    “Try to find something positive,” he told his players before the second-half kickoff.
    Rockwood only gave up one touchdown in the second half of the 42-0 home loss. Harvey cited that as a positive after the game.

    “I thought the effort was a little bit better in the second half,” he said. “We learned from our mistakes in the first half.”

  • What ballgame treats make fans...

    From Staff Reports
    The rough-and-tumble action on the gridiron, spirited cries of support from cheerleaders and the fight songs from the band section are all big attractions of Friday night football in Roane County.

    But there’s one facet of football season that’s much used but often overlooked:
    The concession stand.

    Friday — and, this week, Thursday — night foodies congregate around the mini-eateries to fuel up for more cheering and community camaraderie.