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Today's Sports

  • Coaches poll has Roane teams...

    Coaches spend the most time with their team and observing other teams.
    Fans of Roane County’s five football teams, however, are hoping they have missed out on their preseason predictions, as no team from Roane County has been picked to win a district title according to the 2013 Murphy Fair’s Coaches Poll.
    The highest projected finishing team in Roane County this season is Rockwood. John Webb’s Tigers are picked to finish second overall in District 3-A behind Grace Christian Academy.

  • ACAC competes in Barbourville...

    By CHIP FISCHER
    Special to the News
    The ACAC swimmers owned the First and Second Place trophies for highest individual points in most events at the KCEOC Summer Splash in Barbourville, Ky.  

  • 13 games to see in ’13

    There might not be a lot of county rivalry games on this year’s schedule, but there still are a lot of intriguing match-ups that will go a long way to determine how successful each of Roane County’s five teams will be this season.
    Here is a look at what could be the top 13 games for 2013.
    Friday, Aug. 23
    Oneida at Rockwood
    Two tradition rich programs open the season at what could be a playoff preview in November.
    Both teams have similar philosophies as both like to run the football and are aggressive on defense.

  • First day in pads
  • Tigers fall in Dixie Youth World...

    After suffering a 23-0 setback against Pineview, S.C. on Saturday, the Rockwood AA All-Stars would see their Dixie Youth Region I World Series run come to an end Sunday afternoon following a 23-8 loss against Dinwiddie National.

  • Roane lands eight on all-state...

    With two teams making it to the state tournament, the 2013 baseball/softball season was a good one for Roane County.

  • Napier signs with Tennessee...

    Rockwood’s Tavin Napier has worked hard over the years to be the best baseball player possible.

  • Roane Revolution performs well...

    The Roane Revolution recently finished second in the U8 girls division at tournaments sponsored by the World Futbol Tour and 3v3 Live organizations in Knoxville.  

  • ’Cats, Eagles tangle in 7-on-7...

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats traveled to Oakdale late last week for some 7-on-7 work at Hollis Eble Field.

  • ACAC competes at Pilot meet

    “All I can say is wow. I don’t recall the last time we had a meet this fantastic,” Coach Mike Bowman said.
    ACAC swimmers posted best times in 73 percent of their swims. Mason Fischer (8) was a first time qualifier for Southeasterns in three events in the girls 10-Under division.
    “She’s only eight and making nine and 10 year old times, just like Jake Mason and other boys her age did last fall,” said the Coach.