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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Muddy Tigers shutout Wartburg

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    Despite less-than-desirable field conditions, the Rockwood Tigers managed to escape from Wartburg with a 14-0 win over the Bulldogs.

    “I think, considering the field conditions tonight, our kids played really well,” Rockwood head coach John Webb said.

    Wartburg started off the game with an excellent kick-off return getting into Rockwood territory. However, the Bulldogs were unable to capitalize as they fumbled the ball back to Rockwood.

  • Tigers down Devils, 35-7

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Powered by a huge second half, the Rockwood Tigers secured an automatic berth in the TSSAA Class AA playoffs Friday night with a 35-7 victory at Harriman.

    Rockwood and Harriman were tied 7-7 at halftime, but John Webb's Tigers opened the second half with an eight-play, 65-yard scoring drive and the rest was history.

  • RMS opens season with wins

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Believe it or not, but basketball season tipped off Monday evening in Morgan County as Oakdale hosted the annual Hollis Eble Middle School Tournament.

    Rockwood was one of four teams competing Monday and the news was good for the Tigers and Lady Tigers as both rolled to first round wins. The Lady Tigers rolled to a 31-13 victory over Sunbright in the first game of the evening and Rockwood's boys picked up a 46-33 victory over Sunbright in the final game of the night.

    Girls Game