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Today's Sports

  • Roane players enjoying Rocky Top...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Kayla Christopher, Callie Mergen and Jenna Ray are getting a different type of basketball experience this summer as all three are playing in the 2010 Women’s Pilot Rocky Top League being played at Knoxville Catholic High School.

    The league is comprised mostly of college players from throughout the area with many that play for the Tennessee Lady Vols.

  • Guinn returns to Kingston

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    It's taken more than 30 years, but Connie Guinn has returned to Roane County High School and the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets.

    In the late 1970s, Guinn was a star guard for the Lady Jackets and now after an illustrious coaching career that have featured stops in the high school, collegiate and professional ranks, Guinn is returning to her alma mater with the hopes of making the Lady Jackets into one of the top programs in the state.

  • Boles enjoys basketball camp

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Usually when Roane State head coach Monica Boles is instructing players on the basketball court there is a lot of pressure on her to see results right away.

    That’s not been the case this week as Boles along with several of her Raiderette players have been teaching basketball fundamentals to elementary age girls at the 2010 Roane State Girls Basketball Camp.

  • Love weighing his options

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Most high school football players have a dream to play football at the Division I level in college, but most never get the opportunity to live out that dream.

    Harriman's Shaquille Love, however, appears well on his way to living out that dream as five D-1 schools have already offered the 6'5” 261-pound lineman and many more are expected to offer before Love finishes his high school career this season.

  • City pools offer hours of fun

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Swimming is one of the best ways to beat the heat in the summer time and both the Rockwood and Kingston Community Center swimming pools offer a safe, fun and inexpensive way to swim this summer.

    Both pools offer public swim times in the afternoon as well as exercise classes and swimming lessons for the public.

    The Kingston Community Center pool is open seven days a week with open pool for the public on Monday through Friday from 1-4:30 p.m. Admission for public swim is $2.50.

  • Kegley, Smith receive top 4-A...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The 2010 season was a good one for the Oliver Springs baseball team as the Bobcats won both the regular season title and district tournament championship without losing a game.

    For those accomplishments, Bobcat head coach Tony Kegley was recently named the 2010 District 4-A Coach of the Year while SS/P Cruise Smith was named the 2010 Co-Player of the Year.

    Smith was the district's most feared pitcher and hitter this past season.

  • Rockwood trio selected to all-...

    Rockwood Middle School football players Drake Long, Brant Mitchell and Kyron Inman have been selected to be part of the first-ever Kentucky vs. Tennessee Future Stars All-Star Classic that will be played Saturday at 1 p.m. in Louisville, Ky.

    Nearly 300 players competed for a spot on the Tennessee team at the Knoxville Combine on April 24. Players were then chosen to compete on either the seventh grade all-star team or the eighth grade all-star team.

  • Devils knocked out of state...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

     

    Roane Newspapers

     

    With no seniors on his roster, Harriman head coach Andy Adcox knew his Blue Devils might run into some trouble this week at the TSSAA Class A State Tournament in Murfreesboro. Adcox was right as his squad was eliminated after two games.

     

    Powerful Decatur County Riverside bested the Blue Devils 16-3 in Tuesday’s tournament opener then Nashville Christian School (NCS) ended the Blue Devils season on Wednesday, 9-4.

     

  • Blue Devils headed to State...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Some teams just know how to win and the Harriman Blue Devils are one of those teams as Saturday evening Andy Adcox’s squad scratched and clawed their way to a 9-7 victory over Unaka in the sectional round of the TSSAA Class A postseason.

    With the victory, Harriman now advances to the TSSAA Class A State Tournament that begins Tuesday evening in Murfreesboro.

    “It’s incredible what this team has accomplished this year from day one until today,” Blue Devil head coach Andy Adcox said.

  • Devils top OS in extra innings,...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    In poker it's always good to have a pair of aces.

    The same cane be said for the Harriman Blue Devils as Andy Adcox' squad rode the combined strong pitching performance from Tyler Dishman and Cody Barnard to pick up a 5-3 victory over Oliver Springs in the first round of the Region 2-A Tournament played at Oliver Springs' Arrowhead Park.