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Today's Sports

  • RCHS season tix available

    Roane County High School football fans can now purchase this year’s season tickets.

    The 2015 Yellow Jackets football season tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by contacting Tammy Taylor at 742-2479.

    Tickets are $40 each for the season.

    Kingston kicks off the year at home against the Harriman High School Blue Devils on Friday, Aug. 21. There are five regular season home games.

  • There’s an app for that

    STAFF REPORTS

    A Nashville-based startup, Scorebird has developed a mobile app that provides real-time score updates from high school athletic events.

    Roane County Schools will be participating, starting this fall, in the Scorebird program.

    “We agreed to sign up,” Roane County Schools Athletic Director Tony Clower said. “We thought it would be a pretty good benefit to our fans.”

  • Football season close to kickoff

    Harriman High School will host a football jamboree on Friday, Aug. 14. The event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6.

    Harriman Athletic Director Bobby Clark said Rockwood will face Cumberland County in the first matchup. Kingston versus Midway will follow and Harriman will take on Oliver Springs in the final matchup.

    The jamboree site switches each year.

    “Oliver Springs had it last year,” Clark said. “We got it this year. Next year, I think, will be Rockwood or Kingston.”

  • New season of football players...

    The Rockwood Rams Football Camp and the Cheerleading Camp were a great success for all in attendance this year.

    Over 50 children came out, tackled and cheered their way to a new season.

    Without the help of all coaches and staff the camps wouldn’t be possible.

    The Rockwood Rams Football and Cheer are still accepting sign-up. For more information contact 382-1569.

  • 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.

  • EAST TENNESSEE ANGLERS READY FOR...

    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.