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Today's Sports

  • Tigers fall at Oneida; coach...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Oneida’s Dr. M.E. Thompson field is one of the toughest venues in East Tennessee for visiting teams to play.

    Rockwood found out just how tough Friday night as the Tigers suffered a season-opening 28-14 loss at the hands of the Indians.

    “I thought we played pretty hard, but our execution was terrible at times,” Tiger head coach John Webb said following the loss. “When we had a chance to make plays we didn’t. We’ve got to do a much better job executing.”

  • It's kickoff time in Roane...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    It’s officially here.

    The start of the 2008 high school season kicks off Friday with four of the five schools in Roane County hitting the field for the first time. Only Kingston will be idle as Yellow Jacket fans will have to wait a week before Vic King’s squad hits the field.

    Harriman, Rockwood, Midway and Oliver Springs, however, are all hoping to have a win under their belt by the time the Jackets hit the field.

  • Moore's computer rankings...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    With Friday being the start of the 2008 season for four of Roane County’s five football teams, it’s time to take a look at how Sonny Moore’s Computer Power Ratings predict the 2008 season.

  • Jackets headed in right direction

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    With football season lurking around the corner, it’s imperative for each team to make their final preparations to start off their season. For the Kingston Yellow Jackets, they took a very big step in the right direction with an impressive 35-7 win over Tyner in varsity action Friday night.

  • Wartburg battles Panthers

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    CUMBERLAND GAP - Wartburg got in their final pre-season action at Cumberland Gap High School last Friday in jamboree play. The Bulldogs faced the Class AA Cumberland Gap Panthers in 30 minutes of varsity action and then the two teams went 10 minutes to end the night with junior varsity work.

    Cumberland Gap earned a 24-14 win in varsity action, while the 'Dogs came away with an impressive 16-0 victory in JV play.

  • Jamboree final tune-up for this...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    High school football fans in attendance at 2008 Roane County Football Jamboree got a chance to see four of Roane County’s five teams on Friday as well as Oakdale and Coalfield, but what they didn’t see was a lot of offense as only Harriman and Oakdale found the end zone.

  • Rockwood right fit for Witter

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Sometimes a small town has its advantages.

  • Lady Cat slugger signs with...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    If a poll had been taken among Roane County softball teams about who was the best hitter in 2008, Oliver Springs’ Ellie Morgan would have most certainly been at or near the top of the list. Now the former Lady ‘Cat will be doing her damage close to home as the hard-hitting C/3B signed scholarship papers Tuesday afternoon with Roane State Community College.

  • Harriman speeds by Stone

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    Speed kills.

    That was the moral of the scrimmage between the Harriman Blue Devils and the Stone Memorial Panthers Friday as Harriman made short work of Stone Memorial by a 4-2 margin.

    “I thought tonight we picked up our intensity and we played better than we did Tuesday against Sequoyah,” stated Harriman head coach Travis Tapp. “We also got to play a lot of kids tonight and we even had four of our freshmen in the scrimmage with our varsity team at one point.”

  • Coalfield steps up in 3-way

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    ROCKWOOD - Coalfield started off slow, but ended with a bang at Rockwood during a three-way scrimmage against Rockwood and Pigeon Forge last Thursday evening.

    In varsity work, Coalfield earned a 1-0 win over Class AAA Pigeon Forge and ended up with a 2-2 stalemate against Class AA Rockwood.

    First-year head coach Keith Henry likes the direction his Coalfield team is headed after a couple of scrimmages under their belt.