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Today's Sports

  • Harriman opens season at Oakdale

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    It took a while for the Harriman Blue Devils to tip off the 2009 season, but the wait was worth it for Jeff King and his Blue Devils as Harriman knocked off Oakdale Tuesday night, 55-44.

    The news wasn't as good for the Lady Devils, however, as the Lady Eagles improved to 4-0 on the season with a 49-39 victory over Jim Cordell's squad.

    Harriman will be back in action Friday night when the Blue Devils and Lady Devils travel to Midway for a key early season match-up with the Green Wave.

    Girls Game

  • Rockwood falls in semis

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Rockwood's hopes of winning the 2009 TSSAA Class AA state title came to an end Friday night as John Webb's squad were knocked off in Chattanooga by Boyd-Buchanan, 42-0, in the semifinal round of the Class AA playoffs.

    "We knew coming in here that Boyd-Buchanan had a really good football team and we'd have to play well if we wanted to win," Tiger head coach John Webb said following the loss. "We made a lot of mistakes early; mistakes you can't make against a team as good as them and expect to win."

  • Tigers look for one more road win

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    There's no place like home.

    Unless of course you're the Rockwood Tigers.

    Heading into Friday's TSSAA Class AA semifinal contest at Boyd Buchanan (10-1), Rockwood has won seven straight games with five of those victories coming on the road. Three of those victories, Bledsoe County, Oneida and Hampton, came with the Tigers being considered underdogs against tough teams on their home field.

  • Tigers down Hampton, 28-14

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Rockwood football is all about running the ball and that's just what the Tigers did Friday night as John Webb's squad piled up 338 yards rushing in rolling to a 28-14 victory over Hampton in the quarterfinal round of the TSSAA Class AA playoffs.

    "It's a great feeling to still be playing right now," Tiger head coach John Webb said following Friday's victory. "These guys are amazing; they simply refuse to lose and they're playing their best football of the season right now."

  • Tigers, Devils hit the road

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The quarterfinal round of the playoffs is here and the good news for Roane County football fans is that both the Harriman Blue Devils and Rockwood Tigers are still alive.

    The bad news is that anyone wanting to see the Blue Devils or Tigers play will have to make a road trip as Harriman will be playing at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville while Rockwood will make an even longer trip when they head to upper East Tennessee to take on Hampton.

    Harriman (7-4) at

    Grace Christian (10-1)

  • Schrock signs with Tennessee Tech

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Kingston senior Sam Schrock began playing golf when he was seven years old as a way to hang out with his father, Todd. He didn't know it at the time, but that time with his father was time well spent as all those hours on the tees, fairways and greens have turned into a college education. Schrock signed scholarship papers last week with Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.

  • Tigers tame Oneida, 21-14

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Denver Broncos have “The Drive”, the Tennessee Titans have the “Music City Miracle”, and now the Rockwood Tigers have “The Comeback”, as John Webb’s squad erased a 14-0 second half deficit with 21 unanswered points to give the Tigers a 21-14 victory at Oneida Friday night in the second round of the TSSAA Class AA playoffs.

  • Rockwood "picks" off...

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    For three quarters, the Unaka Rangers gave the Rockwood Tigers all they could handle, but eventually, five Ranger interceptions proved too much to overcome for Unaka as they fell 32-6 to the Tigers.

    “We played really sloppy in the first half,” Rockwood head coach John Webb. “We moved the ball well, but we were simply unable to cash in our opportunities early on.”

  • Ray signs with Bryan

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    It's always good to get what you want and Bryan women's basketball head coach Jamy Bechler got the player he wanted most as Kingston senior Jenna Ray signed scholarship papers last week to play for the Lady Lions.

    "When we discovered her we made her our No. 1 priority," Bechler said after her signing. "We followed her pretty much all summer playing for Tennessee Hustle. We didn't offer any other player before we offered her."

  • Bobcats gear up for big game

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    In years past when a team played a non district game in football it usually didn't go a long way in determining whether or not a team made the playoffs.