The Rockwood Middle School Tigers started off basketball season the same way they finished football season, with a championship as Saturday afternoon Bryan Powers' squad defeated York 58-48 to capture the 2010 Hollis Eble Tournament title at Oakdale.
While it may not have been one of the more glamorous victories of the year for the Oliver Springs Bobcats, Garrett Miller's 306 all-purpose yards proved to be too much for the Clay County Bulldogs as the Bobcats survived to chalk up a 34-27 win.
When the Rockwood Tigers dropped a 17-10 decision at Greenback in their District 3-A opener in week two of the regular season, hardly anyone believed the Tigers would be sitting atop the District 3-A standings at the end of the season.
It seemed like only yesterday that Roane County’s five football teams put on the pads for the start of practice in the hot July sun, but now blankets and hot chocolate will be in high demand Friday night as the regular season comes to a close.
At the recent International Isshin-ryu Karate Association (IIKA) Youth Tournament held in Dayton, TN, Kyle Hardy swept the tournament in the under 17 Brown Belt Division by winning first in Fighting, Weapons, and Kata.
That’s what fans around Rockwood and Harriman are thinking this week as the Tigers and Blue Devils hook up in the state’s longest consecutive running rivalry with a possible District 3-A championship on the line.