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Today's Sports

  • Waltrip coming to Carson-Newman

    Carson-Newman University invites race fans to start their engines for Bristol race week with a NASCAR celebrity roast featuring racing legend Darrell Waltrip.

  • Middle school season kicks off...

    Although the start of the 2013 high school football season isn’t until next Friday, Roane County football fans can still enjoy a good week on the gridiron this week as all five county middle school teams open the 2013 regular season on Thursday.
    Each middle school team in the county will play eight games between Thursday, Aug. 15 and Oct. 3 with Clinch Valley Conference championship games set for the following Thursday, Oct. 10.

  • Jamboree set for Aug. 16

    The 2013 Roane County Football Jamboree will be played at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field in Kingston beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16.
    There will be five quarters of action played starting with Oliver Springs’ 11-year-old team taking on Kingston.
    The final four quarters will feature area high school teams. First up will be Oneida vs. Cumberland County followed by a Roane County clash between Oliver Springs and Rockwood. Next will be Midway vs. Wartburg and the final quarter of the evening will see Kingston playing Harriman.

  • Moore’s computer picks Tigers, ’...

    One sign that football season is right around the corner in Tennessee is the release of Sonny Moore’s Computer Power Ratings.

  • Vintage base ball coming to Roane

    The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball (TAOVBB)is proud to bring vintage-era barehanded base ball (yes, two words) to East Tennessee for the 2014 season while observing the rules and customs of the 1860’s.
    In preparation for league expansion into East Tennessee for the 2014 season, TAOVBB will hold an exhibition scrimmage and hold team sign-ups at the Harriman campus of Roane State Community College on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • Tigers run well in scrimmage

    John Webb’s Rockwood Tigers participated in their first scrimmage of the fall Friday night when they took on White-House Heritage, Jackson County and Livingston Academy in a four-way affair at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.

  • Jackets struggle in scrimmage

    The sounds of pads popping are as addictive as chocolate for football-starved fans across Roane County.
    The Kingston Yellow Jackets partook in a three-way dance with Campbell County and Webb, armed with University of Tennessee recruit Todd Kelly, and fell 3-0 to Webb varsity and 2-0 to Campbell County.
    "Tonight was basically what happens when a young, inexperienced team goes up against one of the best teams in the state (Webb)," Kingston Yellow Jackets head coach Brian Pankey reflected post-scrimmage.

  • Green Wave, Eagles tie on...

    The Oakdale Eagles and the Midway Green Wave battled last Friday and if anything was settled, it was these two teams are pretty even.
    Neither team could get going on offense in the early going.  Both teams made plenty of mistakes on offense and the defenses played tough. Midway finally struck for six on the 37th play of the game when junior Mason Woody raced 48 yards for the games first score. Four plays later the Green Wave struck again when Woody hit Jon Beason for a 49 yard touchdown.

  • 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.