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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Midway rolls to title

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Winning a state title is supposed to be a challenge, but that was the case over the weekend at Coalfield for the Midway Green Wave Major T-Ball team as they blasted four opponents on their way to the AABC State Championship.

    Midway opened tournament play with a 13-1 win over Coalfield, next was a 24-6 victory over Oliver Springs then the Waves beat Coalfield in the semifinals, 15-3. Midway was at their best in the championship game as they needed only three innings to defeat Knoxville Heat, 15-0.

    Midway 13 Coalfield 1

  • Nall releases high school...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Earl Nall's 2009 Tennessee High School Football Ratings have been released and fans of Roane County's five teams should be hoping that Nall's computer doesn't have a virus as the preseason ratings would have all five county teams with a record of 5-5 or better this season.

    Nall's ratings normally aren't released until the start of the season, but that changed in 2009 because of TSSAA's reclassification and new playoff system.

  • Rockwood wins AA title

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    The Rockwood AA All-Stars completed a perfect five-game run through the Dixie Youth subdistrict tournament with a 16-4 win over Caryville Tuesday night in the championship game at Spring City.

    Although Rockwood did have a couple of close games in the tournament, the Tigers put on a hitting display Tuesday to pick up the championship.

  • Kingston advances in A tournament

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Kingston A All-Stars have advanced to the next round of Dixie Youth postseason play while Harriman has been eliminated.

    Kingston advanced with four impressive victories.

    The Jackets opened play with a 21-4 victory over Spring City on Friday.

    Saturday, the Jackets knocked off Harriman and Oak Ridge American by identical 23-8 finals then Kingston defeated Harriman Monday, 24-2, to advance to Tuesday's championship game against Oak Ridge American.

  • Neal to play for U.S. Soccer Team

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    When Christina Neal was nine years old, she had the opportunity to meet  soccer legend Mia Hamm while Hamm was in Nashville playing for the United States Women's Soccer Team in a game against Canada.

    That meeting made a lasting impression on Neal who vowed that day to one day be like Hamm and represent her country on the international stage. Neal is now living out that dream as next month she will be playing for the United States International U19 Soccer Team in the 2009 Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • 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.