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Today's Sports

  • Junior Jackets face state...

    The Kingston AAA All-Stars will be playing for a championship this weekend at the Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament in Loretto.

    Some of the Kingston players have competed for titles before. With the ever changing nature of youth sports, that can be seen as an impressive feat.

    “Actually we have four on the team from last year,” Kingston Coach Jay Lane said, “but overall this is an all new team.

    “This team is ready to compete. We’re a good little ball team. We’re scrappy and a good solid team.

  • Football is coming! the...

    The 7-on-7 scrimmages many call a “passing league” started this week. That means that summer if fast nearing its end and football season is looming on the horizon.

    The Rockwood Tigers hosted the Oliver Springs Bobcats Tuesday evening in Rockwood for a scrimmage.Despite the high temperatures, the scrimmage appeared to have its desired effect.

    “I think things went pretty well,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said, “I think this was the first time all of us were together since last fall.”

  • Kingston standout’s hard work...

    Life is full of beginnings and endings. Kingston outfielder Ben Hargis signed with Faulkner University Tuesday, starting the cycle again.

    After a productive career for the Yellow Jackets on diamond, Hargis will be a freshman for the Faulkner Eagles, looking to prove himself once again.

    “It’s a great school,” Hargis said, “they have a winning program and a winning culture at Faulkner and I want to be part of it.

    “I want to be part of a national championship team.”

  • Truly defining the meaning of...

    In the United States of America, we are fortunate to have the freedom of expression and the freedom of speech.

    People have the right to make whatever political statements they deem necessary, whether one prays before a game or, like the beleaguered NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, kneels during the playing of the National Anthem, it is protected under the statute of freedom of speech and freedom of expression, regardless of whether the stance is a popular one or not.

  • Cheer camp about learning,...

    It’s getting close to football season. While many are excited to watch and play, other are looking forward to something else.

    Cheerleading.

    The Kingston Optimist Club kicked off its fifth annual cheer camp Monday at Cherokee Middle.

    For Cheer Coach Andrea Stinnett, the camp is a way for her to pass along her knowledge and experience to the kids.

    In her fourth year camp instrucor, Stinnett says it’s a good way to give back to the community.

    “We strive to serve ages 4-11,” she said.

  • Rockwood pitching ace prepares...

    One of the top pitchers in the illustrious history of Rockwood baseball is moving on to the next level, as Tiger ace Jimmy Vanosdale signed scholarship papers with NCAA Division II’s Virginia Wise University.

    “I’m ecstatic to be going somewhere beyond high school. This is something I’ve wanted to do since I started playing when I was about four years old playing backyard whiffle ball.”

  • Roane teams can’t get out of...

    The Harriman A All Stars went to battle against White House in their third game of the Dixie Youth State Tournament.

    Harriman was able to score 2 runs in the bottom half of the first inning after holding White House scoreless in the first inning. Braylon Payne and Brady Bridges both crossed home for the Devils to make the score 2-0.

    White House was able to make up the two runs in the top of the second to make the score 2-2 with Harriman having a chance to take the lead in the bottom of the second.

  • Harriman can’t keep momentum...

    After the Harriman Blue Devils had a dramatic come from behind victory over Lewis County in the first round of the AA Dixie Youth State Tournament.

    Harriman took on the defending state runners up in Springfield in game number two for the AA Devils .

    Harriman held Springfield to two runs in the top of the first inning with a chance to make some noise in the bottom of the first inning.

    Harriman was able to pick up one run with Cam Best crossing home from a RBI from Ryan Wilkins to bring the score to 2-1 with Harriman trailing.

  • Senior bowlers keep high scores...

    July 7, 2017

    1st High Game------ Carolyn McGill, Ken Altes--431

    2nd High Game----Elke Hansard, Roger Golliher-----445

    3rd High Game ----Carolyn McGill, Ken Altes--450

    High Scores today—Carolyn McGill-205,202 games, Barry McGill-202 game, Roy Deforest-224 game, Dean Griffin-,223 game, Rick Matthews-212, 212, 203 games, 627 series, Earl Powell-202 game

    High Series today---- Carolyn McGill, Ken Altes---1275

    High Series For July------- Sherry Deforest, Roy Deforest---1281

  • Despite weather, Dixie Youth...

    Rain couldn’t stop the Dixie Youth A and AA Baseball State Tournaments from getting underway Friday in Rockwood despite being postponed the day before.

    Due to rain causing a delay in youth baseball action Thursday, the Dixie Youth officials had to do some shifting and tinkering to make sure the schedule would still fit within the weekend so pool play started Friday and will go through Saturday morning with the top two teams from each pool going on to the tournament portion.

    Lewis County AA 8, Harriman 9 AA