Today's Sports

  • Lady Raiders believe in...

    Roane State women’s basketball coach Monica Boles talks fast about playing fast.

    As she explains her coaching philosophy, her voice picks up steam. By the time she’s finished explaining how she wants her team to score on fast breaks and play aggressive defense, her intensity is obvious.

    “I want our kids to play hard,” said Boles, who is in her first season as head coach. “Defensively, I like to make the opposing offense work. I like our defense to be so tenacious, the other team’s offense struggles to get into a rhythm.”

  • Robinson closing in on 5,000...



    Midway’s Ray Robinson has a simple philosophy and that’s to play as hard as possible.

  • Raiders a blend of experience,...

    Roane State men’s basketball coach Randy Nesbit says his team can play like UNLV (the run-’n’-gun, circa 1991) or execute like Princeton (precision half-court offense, circa 1954).

    “We’ve got a nice blend of experience and talent,” Nesbit said. “We’re very multidimensional, and we can score in a lot of different ways.”

  • Sunbright soaks Eagles


    Morgan County News

    SUNBRIGHT - For nearly 34 minutes, Oakdale and Sunbright were involved in an old-fashioned smashmouth football game. With the Tigers clinging to a slim 14-12 lead in a steady rain late in the third quarter, they erupted for 30 points in the next ten minutes to pull away for a 44-18 homecoming victory Friday night.

    Sunbright earned their sixth straight win over the Eagles and kept their playoff chances alive in the process in the 26-point win at home.

  • Armes boots game-winning kick to...


    Roane Newspapers

    COALFIELD - Improbable. Unlikely. Unexpected. These are just a few words that describe the Coalfield Yellow Jackets rallying from a 14-0 deficit at one point to score seventeen unanswered points for a thrilling come-from-behind 17-14 win over the Harriman Blue Devils.

    Coalfield senior Ryan Armes booted through a 20-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Jackets to the 17-14 win over Harriman on Rochelle Field.

  • Playoff possibilities abound


    Roane Newspapers

    Well let’s see, Midway and Kingston are in the playoffs, Rockwood is in with a win, Harriman must win and get some help from Sunbright, while Oliver Springs is out.

    That’s what things look like for Roane County’s five football teams heading into the final week of the regular season.

  • Catholic comes from behind to...



    Kingston’s hopes of winning the 2008 Region 2-AAA regular season championship came to a close Friday night as Knoxville Catholic drove 95 yards for a touchdown in the final three minutes and then added the two-point conversion for an 8-7 victory for the Irish.

  • Cats notch first win with 26-0...



    There haven’t been a lot of highs this season for the Oliver Springs Bobcats, but that wasn’t the case Friday night as Wiley Brackett’s squad picked up their first win of the season with a 26-0 victory at Wartburg.

  • Playoffs just over the horizon



    With only two weeks left in the regular season, the playoff picture is beginning to clear up a bit for Roane County’s five teams and things will become much more clear after this week’s action.

  • Midway unexpectedly in middle...


    Roane Newspapers

    After losing their first six games of the season, virtually no one expected the Midway Middle School Green Waves to be in the TSMAA semifinals.

    Midway, however, visited Huntsville in the first round of the TMSAA playoffs Thursday and came away with a surprising 18-8 win over the top seed from the northwest division.

    While most of the Midway coaches wanted the win badly, they weren’t as sure going into the game that they would get it.