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Today's Sports

  • Happenings on the hill

    As of today, a new column will be running weekly in the Roane Count News called Happenings On The Hill. This column will focus on the University of Tennessee athletics and will focus primarily on football, men’s and women’s basketball and softball and baseball. For the most part, it will be on time with the season being played. Unless something drastic happens. (not that ever happens at UT) I can’t promise everything in this column you will agree with, but just like whoever may be reading, I’m just a Vol fan who is putting my thoughts on paper.

  • Lady Devils come from behind

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Middle School girls’ softball team traveled to Wartburg on Friday evening to take on the Bulldogs in what turned out to be a tale of two teams that started and ended the game in opposite directions as the Blue Devils struggled early and finished strong while Wartburg started strong and struggled late to lose a five run 1st inning lead and the game by a score of 9-5.

  • Harriman Middle loses hard...

    The Harriman Middle School Lady Devils took on Elk Valley on Monday night in volleyball action.

    The weather outside was cold and rainy, but both teams brought it on the court as neither team wanted to go down with the loss on Monday night.

    Despite a very valiant effort and a great comeback the Lady Devils were unable to pick up the victory on the night as they dropped the final set to lose the match by a final score of 2-1.

  • Jackets bedevil Harriman

    The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets held off a Harriman Lady Blue Devil surge Monday evening at Roane County High School to win in three straight volleyball sets, 25-18, 25-22, and 25-17.

    “I’m very proud of our girls and how they played,” Kingston Coach Thomas Abbott said, “they played real hard and put in a great effort.

    “Harriman is a good team and very well coached.

    “Our girls met the challenge.”

  • Tigers down Bobcats in middle...

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats travelled to Rockwood on thursday night to take on Tigers in middle school football action.

    Using big plays, the Tigers were able to grind out the victory on what ended up being a chilly September night by a score of 22-6.

    Rockwood was led on the ground by Dakota Waldo who carried the ball 7 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns

  • UT basketball coach visits Roane...
  • Kingston soccer squares off with...
  • Harriman comes back to take win...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils volleyball team improved their record to 6-2 as they traveled to Coalfield Tuesday evening and won the battle 3-1 in a hard-fought match that included athletic dives, long volleys, floater serves and over the net spikes. Coalfield won the first game by a score of 25-21 but Harriman won the final three by scores of 26-24, 25-18 and 25-18.

  • Harriman gives Midway a devil of...

    The Harriman Middle Blue Devils won their first game of the season Thursday evening, beating the Midway Middle Green Wave, 20-16 with two minutes to go at Midway.

    “That’s one of those games where you don’t want either team to lose,” Harriman Middle Coach Baron Tapp said, “both teams were playing their hearts out.

    “We’ve been beat up for three weeks in a row.

    “I’m just proud of my kids for stepping up and playing.”

  • Cherokee stays hot, extends...

    By Brittani Barger

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets remain undefeated after beating the Spring City Bulldogs 12-0 on Thursday night in Kingston.

    In the first two games for the Yellow Jackets, they dominated from beginning to end to come out with sizable victories. The Bulldogs were a formidable foe throughout the entire game that was littered with penalties.

    Cherokee won the coin toss and opted to defer to the second half. On the kickoff, Spring City fumbled but was able to recover.