Today's Sports

  • Bobcat defense stays strong...

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats hosted the Tellico Plains Bears Monday evening in O.S.

    Although it was the first scrimmage of the summer, the Bobcat defense was already showing signs of being close to midseason form.

    “I liked our effort and our hustle,” Bobcat Coach Larry Green said, “I saw some positive things.

    “But we have to score when get to the redzone.”

    Oliver Springs allowed only one touchdown and even outscored their own offense.

  • Roaring River dam to be...

    An aging dam on the Roaring River will be removed in a multi-organizational effort in late July. The exact date will depend on river conditions and visitors should expect limited access in this area.

    This will be the largest Tennessee dam ever removed for river and stream restoration purposes. The dam is roughly 220 feet across and 15 feet tall. It is located in Jackson County about five miles before the beginning of the lake formed by the Cordell Hull Dam. The Roaring River is designated as a state scenic river and is a destination for paddlers, anglers and swimmers.

  • Jacket golfers “ace” opening week

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets golf team kicked of the season in dramatic fashion this week.

    Playing against the Harriman Blue Devils Tuesday at the Emory Golf Course, Kingston’s Dawson Lane helped make memories for his team and opponents by hitting a hole-in-one. It was on the 255 yard Par Four Hole Five.

    After nine holes of golf the Jackets came out on top against Harriman, 168-216. Low scorer for Kingston was Luke Borum with 38. The Devils’ low man was Drake Gould with a score of 46.

  • Holding athletes accountable for...

    If you keep up with SEC football, surely you’re aware of the name Hugh Freeze and his inglorious fall from grace.

    To catch up those who don’t know about Hugh Freeze, the embattled ex-head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels and a self-professing “man of God.” He was facing numerous sanctions from a pending NCAA investigation and was forced to resign after it was revealed that Freeze called an escort service on a university-issued phone.

  • Beating the heat to win in fall

    Fall is coming and with the changing of the weather.

    The funny thing about football is that before a team takes the field, there is a very big opponent that has to be beaten.


    I know it sounds cliche to say “beat the heat,” but it’s true. A football team on any level has to beat the heat.

    Ironic that it happens to be a sport set during the cooler and colder months of the year. It’s a big reason why so many big-time collegiate programs and NFL teams play inside.

  • Senior bowlers keep up high...

    Friday July 21

    1st High Game------ Wayne Croy—(Solo)------464

    2nd High Game----Elke Hansard, Dean Griffin---449

    3rd High Game ----Wayne Croy ( Solo)---562

    High Scores today—Carolyn McGill-224- game, Loretta Carrington-205 game- Dean Griffin-,232,233 games, 657 series--Rick Alderfer—232 game, David Dawson --201 game- Harold Zeilman-215 game, Wayne Croy- 232 game

    High Series today---- Elke Hansard, Dean Griffin--1297

    High Series For July------- Elke Hansard, Dean Griffin--1297

  • Season tickets now on sale for...

    Season tickets are now on sale for the Rockwood Tigers football home games.

    With five home games this year, reserved seating will only cost $35 dollars per ticket. The home games also include the Roane County Jamboree scheduled for August 11.

    Fans can also purchase a parking pass for special parking behind the visitors’ bleachers it will be only an extra $10. If only interested in the parking pass, it is $20.

    To purchase the season tickets and/or a parking pass please submit payment to:

    Rockwood High School

  • Are you ready for some football?

    Although the heat and humidity may trick you and have you thinking summer is here to stay, you would be wrong.

    Summer’s end is fast approaching and fall is coming.

    With fall comes football.

    For me, a transplant from the West Virginia and Kentucky border, it’s going to be exciting to experience my first Tennessee football season.

    I don’t think it will be drastically different. After all, football knocked baseball out of the coveted “America’s game” spot a long, long, time ago. So football is football.

  • Athletic training growing in...

    Athletic training conjures different images in everyones’ minds.

    Most everyone shares the idea that athletic trainers are the people that wrap ankles for sports teams and stand on the sidelines during football games with water bottles.

    Some of this is still true, but in the 21st century, there is so much more to athletic training.

    According to Chip Ladd and Jon Beach of Star Physical Therapy in Midtown, there is a lot that goes into helping athletes and it all starts with the athletic trainer.

  • Kingston softball tryouts...

    The Kingston softball team has scheduled tryouts for this year. The tryouts will be at Southwest Point August 1 at 6:30 p.m.
    In case of rain the date will be August 3 instead at 6:30 p.m.
    Interested players need to bring with them a completed physical and consent form. The paperwork can be found on both the school website and in the school’s office.
    Any questions or details can be directed to (865) 376-6534.