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Today's Sports

  • Dixie Youth tournaments begin...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The race for community bragging right gets under way Friday afternoon with the opening of the 2009 Dixie Youth Tournaments.

    Two different age groups, A (5-6 year-old players) and AA (7-8 year-old players) will begin play Friday at Spring City and Rockwood while the AAA (9-10 year-old players) and Majors (11-12 year-old players) tournaments will begin later this summer.

    The A sub-district tournament starts Friday evening in Rockwood at 6 p.m. with a total of four games on the schedule.

  • 23 from Roane named all-district

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The 2009 softball season was a good one for Roane County's five teams as all five teams finished at or near the top of the district standings.

    Midway led the way again in 2009 as the Lady Waves captured the District 3-A title on their way to their fourth straight TSSAA Class A State Tournament. The Lady Waves were rewarded for their success as five players received postseason recognition from the coaches in the district by being named to the 2009 All-District 3-A Team.

  • 18 from Roane named all-district

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The 2009 high school baseball season was another good one for Roane County's five schools and those teams were rewarded with a total of 18 players and one coach being to various all-district teams.

    Oliver Springs senior Patrick Burnett received the biggest award for a player as the Bobcat pitcher/catcher was named the District 4-A Slugger of the Year by the coaches in District 4-A.

  • Burnett signs scholarship papers

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Some players can hit and some can pitch at the college level, but only a few can do both.

    Oliver Springs senior Patrick Burnett is one of those that can do both and now the Bobcat catcher/pitcher will be doing it a the next level as Burnett recently signed scholarship papers with the University of the Cumberlands.

    “I really can't describe it,” Burnett said. “It's a lot of stress off my shoulders now that I know where they're going.”

  • Dishman staying positive despite...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Harriman junior Tyler Dishman has a strong belief that all things are possible through God.

    Now he has proof.

    On May 11, Dishman was on the mound pitching for the Blue Devils in the opening round of the Region 2-A Tournament when Wartburg's Shawn Langley smashed a hard line drive up the middle that hit Dishman just above his right eye. Dishman went down immediately and some at Harriman's Papermaker Field even thought Dishman was dead.

  • Local pools offer wet and wild...

    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.

  • Making a splash

    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.

  • Midway falls short against...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Midway senior pitcher Hannah Colyer fired a four-hitter with one walk Tuesday night in the Lady Waves TSSAA Class A State Tournament opening game against Forrest, but it wasn't enough for the Lady Waves to defeat the defending state champion Lady Rockets as Forrest took advantage of six Midway errors in picking up a 4-0 victory.

    Half of Midway's errors came in the bottom of the second inning and it proved costly as Forrest scored three of their four runs.

  • Next stop Murfreesboro for Lady...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Somebody had to pay and that somebody was Unaka.

    That was pretty much the message delivered Friday evening as the Midway Lady Green Waves bounced back from a frustrating loss in Wednesday’s Region 2-A Championship game against Coalfield by pounding the Lady Rangers in the TSSAA Class A Sectional, 10-3.

    Wednesday’s loss was a 1-0 heartbreaker against the Lady Jackets, but Midway co-head coaches Robbie Viar and Craig Hutchinson knew at the time that their team would come back with a vengeance.

  • Lady Waves fall in title game, 1...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    For the past three years, the Midway Lady Green Waves have won the Region 2-A championship and used the home field advantage that came with that victory as a springboard to making the TSSAA Class A State Tournament in Murfreesboro.

    However, if the Lady Waves are going to make the trip to Murfreesboro this year, they will have to do it without the comforts of home during Friday's TSSAA Class A Sectional as Coalfield knocked off the Lady Waves Wednesday evening in a classic Region 2-A championship game, 1-0.