Today's Sports

  • Senior bowlers keep keep on...


    July 28

    1st High Game------ Loretta Carrington, Ken Altes---442

    2nd High Game----Carolyn McGill, Roy Deforest---469

    3rd High Game ----Sandi Eiler, David Dawson---460

    High Scores today—Carolyn McGill-214, 212- games, 605 Series- Loretta Carrington-212 game- Dean Griffin-,228 game, --Rick Alderfer—213, 202 games, 604 Series David Dawson –225, 231 games- 618 Series Roy Deforest-214,201 games-Barry McGill- 213 game Earl Powell- 207 game

  • New assistant TWRA director named

    Michael May has been named assistant executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

    He moves into his new role after serving as TWRA’s Information Technology (IT) Division chief since September 2011. May will handle a variety of administrative duties.

  • 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.

  • Devil offense still has some gas...

    By Melissa Coley


    With less than a month before the bright lights and the big hits made their way onto the football fields of Roane County, the pre-season scrimmages began. Monday evening, the Blue Devils of Harriman High School hosted the Wildcats from Monterey High School out of Putnam County.

    Both teams worked on their offensive and defensive schemes as Harriman showed early signs of a strong running game but struggled inside the red zone.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.