Today's Sports

  • Lady Tigers can’t stop Devils’...

    By Melissa Coley


    The sun was bright, the air was warm but the Harriman Middle School Lady Blue Devils bats were as hot as a cat on a tin roof on a summer day Saturday morning at Flour Mill Flats ballfield.

    Harriman jumped out to an 11-1 lead after two innings before Rockwood settled down and held the Devils scoreless for the remainder of the first game. Rockwood’s Sam Tilley was able to cross the plate in the top of the third giving her team their second run of the game.

  • Vandalism continues to be a...

    TWRA has responded to vandalism on the Boils Wildlife Management Area (WMA) over three consecutive summers. The Boils WMA is located in Jackson County along the Roaring River; which is a state designated scenic river. Signs, parking lot damage, littering, theft and destruction of habitat have occurred on the WMA. Illegal activity steals from not only the sportsmen and women paying for the conservation of this area, but from all those utilizing the area recreationally.

  • Three is a magic number for...

    By Melissa Coley


    For the third time in three weeks the Harriman Lady Blue Devils traveled to Morgan County and left with big wins with the latest victim being the Wartburg Bulldogs. It was three up three down for Harriman as they overpowered the “Dawgs” by scores of 25-18, 25-23 and 25-20.

  • Lady Bobcats blank Sweetwater on...

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats got a big 8-0 soccer win against the Sweetwater Lady Wildcats Tuesday night at home with district play on the horizon.

    “That’s everything we’ve been preaching about,” Oliver Springs Coach Josh Pryor said, “just how important the district games are.

    “All these previous games are building up to the district.”

    Oliver Springs came out on fire, scoring quickly in the first half when Ivy Reed found the back of the net for a goal and making the score 1-0.

  • The Devils return home for Tiger...

    The Harriman Blue Devils return home tonight to face the Sunbright Tigers in an inter-county district match-up in week five football action.

    The Blue Devils are coming off a 13-7 loss to the Oneida Indians last Friday.

    The contest with Oneida was more of a defensive struggle than offensive as both teams couldn’t muster much in the way of yardage.

  • ‘Cats go on road for district...

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats will be traveling deep into Loudon County this evening to face the Greenback Cherokees for their first road game and district matchup.

    “This will be our first district game against the number four team in the state,” Bobcat Coach Larry Green said.

    Injuries have been a problem for Oliver Springs so far this season, contributing largely to its 0-3 start on the season.

    An open week two weeks ago gave the Bobcats some time to heal and get those injured players back in the line-up.

  • Cougars walking into a Yellow...

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets return home this evening to host the Northview Academy Cougars in a 3A district matchup.

    “We’ve had a good week of practice,” Yellow Jacket Coach Brian Pankey said, “the kids are excited to be playing at home after a three week stretch of away games.

    “It’s also a big district game for us.”

    Kingston is coming off a 49-28 win against the Rockwood Tigers last Friday. The Yellow Jackets showed a balanced attack during the contest with the offense and defense performing well.

  • Roane county players honored...
  • Senior bowlers bowlings big...

    September 8

    1st High Game------Ken Altes (Solo)------428

    2nd High Game----Connie Millhollon, Larry Blankenship---470

    3rd High Game ----Sylvia Whitehouse, David Lawson---465

    High Scores today—Rick Matthews, 210 game-- Rick Alderfer-203 game. Connie Millhollon, 206 game- Aryn Millhollon, 214 game-David Dawson-216 game

    High Series today---- Connie Millhollon, Larry Blankenship----1271

    High Series For September------- Connie Millhollon, Larry Blankenship--1271

  • Happenings on the hill

    As of today, a new column will be running weekly in the Roane Count News called Happenings On The Hill. This column will focus on the University of Tennessee athletics and will focus primarily on football, men’s and women’s basketball and softball and baseball. For the most part, it will be on time with the season being played. Unless something drastic happens. (not that ever happens at UT) I can’t promise everything in this column you will agree with, but just like whoever may be reading, I’m just a Vol fan who is putting my thoughts on paper.