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Today's Sports

  • Roane County's games to...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Today is the day that a lot of Roane County football fans have been waiting on as practice in pads officially starts across Tennessee.

    With the start of practice it's also a good time to look at some of the biggest games on tap in Roane County this season. Like always, the battle for county bragging rights take center stage, but there are also plenty of big games outside the county borders that will determine the postseason fate of Roane County's five teams.

    Here are 12 of the biggest games heading into the season:

  • Christopher named 2009 Female...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The awards just keep rolling in for former Oliver Springs basketball star Kayla Christopher.

    Christopher, who will be a freshman at Chattanooga this fall, and Webb's Faith Dupree will be honored Thursday night by the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame as the 2009 High School Female Athletes of the Year at the Hall of Fame's 28th Annual Dinner and Induction Ceremony.

    “It's a great honor,” Christopher said. “To be one of only two girls receiving this award means a lot to me.”

  • Roane seniors headed to...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    When most senior citizens travel to California it's to visit family or see Hollywood.

    For Wayne and Sydney Woodlee of Kingston and Charlie and Joyce Ingram of Rockwood, however, an August trip to San Francisco is more of a business trip as the quartet of Roane County seniors will be looking to bring home a gold medal in mixed tennis at the 2009 National Senior Olympic Games.

  • Roane teams eliminated from...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The 2009 Dixie Youth Baseball season came to a close for Roane County teams over the weekend as Harriman and Kingston were both eliminated from the Dixie Youth Majors State Tournament being played at Southwest Point.

    Harriman's two losses in the double elimination tournament came as the Devils dropped a 9-2 decision at the hands of Perry County on Friday then Harriman suffered a 4-1 setback at the hands of Red Bank on Saturday.

  • Harriman duo signs with Roane...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    College coaches at any level are always looking to sign local talent.

    Roane State women's basketball head coach Monica Boles is no different and she signed two players from Roane State's back yard this week as the Harriman duo of Shantel Boyd and Kiersten Douglass both signed with the Raiderettes.

    "I'm excited," Boyd said after signing. "I've wanted to play college basketball all my life and now I'm getting the chance to do it close to home."

  • OS competes in passing league

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats have spent much of the past few seasons taking on bigger schools while trying to rebuild their program.

    This week the Bobcats have again been taking on bigger schools, but it's not been in region play, it's been part of the 2009 Air Attack Passing League at Webb School of Knoxville.

    On Tuesday, Wiley Brackett's Bobcats played a pair of games on Faust Field but they didn't have much luck as they were downed by the host Spartans, 38-15, and by Halls, 44-0.

  • Jackets finish third in state

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    A strong postseason run came to an end Sunday afternoon for the Kingston A All-Stars as the Junior Jackets closed their season with a strong third place finish in the Dixie Youth A State Tournament played at Goodlettsville.

  • Coffman signs with Cleveland...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Midway’s Alex Coffman has always wanted to play college softball and now the former Lady Wave star is getting her chance as last week Coffman signed scholarship papers with Cleveland State Community College.

    “I’m really excited,” Coffman said. “I’m kind of surprised by this.”

  • Tigers headed to state

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    With their postseason life on the line, the Rockwood Tigers scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday night to knock off Tellico Plains, 9-8, in the Dixie Youth District 8 AAA Tournament and secure a berth in the Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament.

    Rockwood was actually down to their last strike when Bryson Bayless scored on a wild pitch that tied the game at 8-8. Austin Lowe then provided the biggest hit of his young life when he singled home Dalton Monroe with the game-winning run.

  • Jackets headed to state tourney

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Kingston A All-Stars are making it look easy.

    After cruising to five easy victories in subdistrict play, the 5-6 year-old Jackets cruised again in the Dixie Youth District 8 Tournament, winning four games by a minimum of 12 runs.

    Kingston opened the round robin tournament with a 19-4 victory over Tellico Plains and they followed that with a 19-7 victory over Oak Ridge. Next was a 21-6 victory against Sweetwater and their final victory came Monday evening with a 25-8 shelling of Madisonville.