Today's Sports

  • OS competing in passing league

    With only one week left until high school teams put on the pads, Oliver Springs is spending their time competing in the Air Attack Passing League at Webb School of Knoxville.

    The Bobcats played three games Monday. The first game was a scrimmage game against Powell, but the final two games counted in the league’s standings.

    The first official game for the Bobcats was a 28-12 loss against Knoxville Catholic then Oliver Springs dropped their final game of the evening against Brookstone (Ga.), 42-8.

  • AAA Jackets headed to state

    It wasn’t easy, but the Kingston AAA All-Stars earned a spot in next week’s Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament with a second place finish in the Dixie Youth District 8 AAA Tournament that concluded Wednesday in Harriman.

    Kingston finished the three-game round robin tournament with a 2-1 record and that was one game behind tournament champion Tellico Plains. The Jackets lost their tournament opener 5-1 against Tellico Plains om Saturday, but Kingston bounced back Tuesday with an 8-0 victory over Spring City.

  • Harriman AA team earns state...


    Roane Newspapers

    The Harriman AA All-Stars survived a two-game tiebreaker playoff Wednesday for a place in the Dixie Youth state tournament next week in Jackson.

    Harriman took home second place by first eliminating Kingston 13-9 then claiming a 16-8 win over Rockwood.

    Madisonville won first place in the District AA tournament after the regular schedule of games were completed Tuesday in Rockwood.

    Harriman will play its first game next Thursday in the state tournament.

    Kingston vs. Harriman

  • Kingston undefeated in 8A...


    Roane Newspapers

    The Kingston All-Stars was the only undefeated Roane County club as the Dixie Youth District 8 single-A tournament drew to a close in its second day of play Saturday.

    Kingston picked up a 19-7 win over Harriman Saturday in Rockwood. 

    Harriman walked away from Saturday play with a 1-1 record after taking an 18-10 morning win over Rockwood.

    Saturday’s stats showed Rockwood with a 0-3 tournament record.

    Harriman vs. Rockwood

  • Kingston A All Stars headed to...


    Roane Newspapers

    The Dixie Youth District 8A tournament in Rockwood finished up Tuesday, with Sweetwater and Kingston qualifying for the state tournament next week in Jackson.

    Sweetwater knocked off Harriman 21-6 Tuesday to finish first in the tourney with a 4-0 record.

    Kingston would take second place following a 20-5 win over Rockwood in the tournament’s final game.

    Kingston had a 3-1 tourney record, losing only to Sweetwater Monday night.

    Harriman vs Sweetwater

  • Kingston, Harriman advance in...



    A 24-hour delay for bad weather was the only thing that slowed the Harriman and Kingston AA All-Stars earlier this week as Kingston finished first and Harriman second in the Dixie Youth AA sub district tournament played in Caryville.

    Kingston won the tournament, finishing a perfect 4-0 in round robin play.

  • Kingston tops Harriman in Dixie...


    Roane Newspapers

    Kingston and Harriman play each other every year in a lot of sports, but the Blue Devils and Yellow Jackets will be hard-pressed to find a game that had a better ending than Saturday’s Dixie Youth A sub district tournament game in Spring City.

    Down 13-2 at one point, the five and six-year-old all-stars from Kingston rallied for a 21-20 victory in extra innings to remain unbeaten after three games of tournament play.

  • Roane players enjoying Rocky Top...


    Roane Newspapers

    Kayla Christopher, Callie Mergen and Jenna Ray are getting a different type of basketball experience this summer as all three are playing in the 2010 Women’s Pilot Rocky Top League being played at Knoxville Catholic High School.

    The league is comprised mostly of college players from throughout the area with many that play for the Tennessee Lady Vols.

  • Guinn returns to Kingston


    Roane Newspapers

    It's taken more than 30 years, but Connie Guinn has returned to Roane County High School and the Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets.

    In the late 1970s, Guinn was a star guard for the Lady Jackets and now after an illustrious coaching career that have featured stops in the high school, collegiate and professional ranks, Guinn is returning to her alma mater with the hopes of making the Lady Jackets into one of the top programs in the state.

  • Boles enjoys basketball camp


    Roane Newspapers

    Usually when Roane State head coach Monica Boles is instructing players on the basketball court there is a lot of pressure on her to see results right away.

    That’s not been the case this week as Boles along with several of her Raiderette players have been teaching basketball fundamentals to elementary age girls at the 2010 Roane State Girls Basketball Camp.