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Today's Sports

  • OSMS escapes Coalfield with 16-...

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs and Coalfield rivalry over the years has been comparable to the Hatfields and the McCoys. This year’s middle school game was no exception as both teams battled tooth and nail for 32 minutes and when the dust settled, it was the Bobcats escaping from the bituminous mountain known as Coalfield with a 16-12 victory.

  • Poe paces Midway past Claiborne...

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    For the second consecutive year, the Midway Green Waves opened football season with a resounding win over AAA Claiborne County.

    Midway opened up an 18-0 lead by the middle of the second quarter and led 26-6 at halftime. Two more touchdowns in the third quarter put the visiting Bulldogs away by a final score of 40-12.

    After a shaky preseason, Green Wave head coach Craig Moser was pleasantly surprised by the relatively easy win.

  • 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.