Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Baseball team honors Chattanooga...

    Appreciation continues to be shown for the five military members who lost their lives in Chattanooga last month. One of the latest displays came from an 8-and-under travel baseball team that played in a tournament in Rockwood this past weekend at the Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.

    The team named itself Chatt 5 in honor of the slain military members.

  • The Grove cheers on familiar...

    Despite traveling the farthest, a baseball team from Granada, Nicaragua, still had plenty of fan support at the Dizzy Dean 12-year-old World Series in Southaven, Miss., last month.

    A group from The Grove church made the six-hour drive from Roane County to cheer the team on.

    Why would they do that? Some of the church members know the players personally from their time doing mission work in Nicaragua.

  • MTSU welcomes Harriman senior

    Harriman High School’s Trey Peters will continue his football career at Middle Tennessee State University next year.

    The senior right offensive tackle will be filling that role for the Blue Raiders.

    “They always treated me right and it just felt right being there. The longer I went through the process and the more places I saw the more MTSU felt like home. Nothing against those other places, it is just the more MTSU seemed to click,” said Peters.


    The Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of professional bass fishing, will return to Lake Ouachita and the Hot Springs, Arkansas, area August 20-23 to crown bass fishing’s top angler of 2015. Hosted by Visit Hot Springs and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, the tournament will feature 50 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals and co-anglers casting for the sport’s biggest awards – $500,000 cash in the pro division and $50,000 cash in the co-angler division.

  • Future basketball stars in the...



    A retired women’s professional basketball player shared her skills with Roane County youth last week.

    Carolyn Bush Roddy, a Roane County High School basketball standout, played professionally and internationally, and she now takes those skills and gives them to others.

    “I wanted to give back to the community,” Carolyn Bush Roddy said.

    She recently held a camp at Roane State Community College, and eight campers participated.

  • A mammoth-sized catfish caught...

    From staff reports

    An unbelievable fish story and possible new state record happened on the local waters of Watts Bar Lake for a 16-year-old Kingston fisherman.

    Troy Powers reeled in what was guessed to be a near 100 pound Flathead Catfish. It bottomed out a 50 pound scale and when Powers held up his catch against his 5 foot 9 inch frame, the fish’s tail still touched the bottom of the boat. Powers caught the mammoth catfish over the Memorial Day weekend with his father, Mike Powers and neighbor, Derrick Stafford.

  • Greenwaves excited to put on pads

    Midway High School opens its 2015 football season on Aug. 20 at Rockwood.

    In addition to fundamentals such as tackling and blocking, first-year head coach Ryen Minton will be focused on keeping players healthy this preseason. With a roster of only about 30 players, he doesn’t have much of a choice.

    “That’s the part of this job that’s very difficult,” Minton said, “getting them ready to play and not injuring them in the process.”

  • RCHS camp offers volleyball...

    Roane County High School’s volleyball team held its first camp this summer.

    Roane County High School coach Megan Skinner hopes it will give the girls experience that will help them when they come join the team as high school students.

    “We are looking to better our program. We have to find a way to build skills before the kids get here so the camp is doubling as a fundraiser and as a way for the girls to build skills before they come here,” Skinner said.

    Four campers attended this inaugural camp with the high school team.