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Today's Sports

  • Harriman hosts six teams at...

    Fans can get a sneak peek of what their favorite football team will look like this season at Friday’s jamboree at Harriman High School.

    “Six high schools will be over here,” Harriman head coach Travis Tapp said. “I hope the fans from each school come out and get a preview of the season and see how hard these kids in Roane County have been working.”  

    Tickets for the jamboree are $6. All five of Roane County’s high schools will be in action, along with Cumberland County.

  • RMS coach sees potential at...

    The rain that had Rockwood Middle School football coach Scott Harvey fretting stayed away for Saturday’s jamboree at Tom Pemberton Stadium.

    “We had great weather,” Harvey said about the event, which featured four of the county’s five middle school teams in action. “No rain, we had parent support, everybody chipped in and did their job, and I think we had a great day.”

    Loudon bested Rockwood 20-6 in the jamboree. Afterward, the JV teams for each school faced off. Loudon came out on top of that contest 14-0.

  • Keylon shared love of tennis

    Stanley Keylon loved tennis and shared that passion with young people.

    The former Roane County High School tennis coach, who coached the women’s team for more than 20 years, passed away last week in a car crash in Rhea County. His legacy is the many he taught to share his treasured pastime.

    “Mr. Keylon, or ‘Coach K,’ as we called him, loved to coach tennis,” said Kayla Wadlington, a former Roane County High School tennis player.

  • RCHS season tix available

    Roane County High School football fans can now purchase this year’s season tickets.

    The 2015 Yellow Jackets football season tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by contacting Tammy Taylor at 742-2479.

    Tickets are $40 each for the season.

    Kingston kicks off the year at home against the Harriman High School Blue Devils on Friday, Aug. 21. There are five regular season home games.

  • RCHS wins with new scoreboard
  • There’s an app for that

    STAFF REPORTS

    A Nashville-based startup, Scorebird has developed a mobile app that provides real-time score updates from high school athletic events.

    Roane County Schools will be participating, starting this fall, in the Scorebird program.

    “We agreed to sign up,” Roane County Schools Athletic Director Tony Clower said. “We thought it would be a pretty good benefit to our fans.”

  • Football season close to kickoff

    Harriman High School will host a football jamboree on Friday, Aug. 14. The event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6.

    Harriman Athletic Director Bobby Clark said Rockwood will face Cumberland County in the first matchup. Kingston versus Midway will follow and Harriman will take on Oliver Springs in the final matchup.

    The jamboree site switches each year.

    “Oliver Springs had it last year,” Clark said. “We got it this year. Next year, I think, will be Rockwood or Kingston.”

  • New season of football players...

    The Rockwood Rams Football Camp and the Cheerleading Camp were a great success for all in attendance this year.

    Over 50 children came out, tackled and cheered their way to a new season.

    Without the help of all coaches and staff the camps wouldn’t be possible.

    The Rockwood Rams Football and Cheer are still accepting sign-up. For more information contact 382-1569.

  • Football Jamboree this Saturday...

    With Rockwood Middle School set to host a football jamboree on Saturday, Head Coach Scott Harvey doesn’t want to hear any mention of rain.

    “Don’t jinx us with a storm because last year we had to cancel it,” he said. “Right now they’re down there painting the field, so I think we’re on for sure.”

    The event at Rockwood High School will feature middle school teams from Cherokee, Oliver Springs, Midway, Rockwood, Rhea County, Oneida, Spring City, Lake City, Coalfield, Wartburg, Oakdale and Loudon.

  • Space is no concern for KOC...

    Space might not be plentiful, but it’s also not a concern for Kingston Optimist Club football and cheer director Donald Morgan. He’s learned to make it work at Cherokee Middle School, where four teams hold football practice.

    “This is a great community place,” Morgan said. “Everybody lives around here. It’s right here at the school, so everybody knows how to get here.”

    Counting the cheerleaders, Morgan said they have close to 200 participants, which is about what they average each football season.