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Today's Sports

  • Leveling the playing field

    By Brody Jones

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Around Roane County’s high school sports scene, there is one common refrain that parents, coaches, and players repeat frequently: “It’s hard to compete with a private school.”

    The reasoning? Those schools are able to give students scholarships or even discounted tuition, while a public school is unable to do this sort of thing.

    Truth be known, it’s hard to blame the private schools themselves for this way of attracting students and athletes.

  • Optimist Club cheer camp coming...

    The Kingston Optimist Club announces their 5th annual 2017 Cheer Camp for kids age 4 to 13 and KOC cheer coaches.

    Learn the newest cheers and stunts from RCHS alumna and cheerleader Andrea Stinnnett.

    WHEN: July 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th at 6:00 pm.

    WHERE: Cherokee Middle School Gym.

    COST: $45 (includes cheer camp

    t-shirt).

    Pre-register on Saturdays from 9:00 am to noon at Cherokee Middle School concession press box or register on the first day of camp.

  • Rockwood hosts Dixie Youth...

    The Dixie Youth Baseball A and AA State Tournaments started with pool playThursday at Rockwood’s “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.

    Due to the start time of the tournament games and the deadline of the Roane County News for Friday, game coverage could not be provided.

    But rest assured, there will be coverage for the Roane County teams in both age divisions.

  • Never too old for competition

    Members of Kingston’s Tracy O’Neal Table Tennis Club competed in the 2017 Senior Olympics in Birmingham, Alabama and came away sporting shiny new medals.

    Table Tennis can be a daunting sport, but not for the quintet of Bill Neely, Dwain Kitchel, Jinny Lougee, Ruth Gove, and Wood Gove. All five athletes are in their 80s, showing that a competitive nature and will to win doesn’t stop when a person becomes a senior citizen.

  • Rockwood hosts Dixie Youth...

    The Dixie Youth Baseball A and AA State Tournaments started with pool playThursday at Rockwood’s “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.

    Due to the start time of the tournament games and the deadline of the Roane County News for Friday, game coverage could not be provided.

    But rest assured, there will be coverage for the Roane County teams in both age divisions.

  • TWRA officials return capybara...

    TWRA receives calls, messages and emails regularly regarding long withstanding myths and more.

    A common call is, “I heard coyotes hunting lastnight”.

    No one ever runs through the woods yelling loudly when they’re hunting.

  • Randolph steers toward...

    Summer is a time for many different things for people but three of the most common are: spending time with family, going to the beach, or playing baseball. A summer combined with all of that could be a recipe for a great time, and 2014 Harriman High School graduate Chase Randolph is getting to experience all three of these this summer.

  • Good showing for Roane teams in...

    The Harriman AAA All Stars took on the Madisonville AAA All Stars on Saturday morning in an elimination game in the Dixie Youth District 8 tournament.

    Harriman started off the tournament by taking a loss against Sweetwater which matched them up with Madisonville who dropped their first round contest as well.

    Harriman had a hard fought game but the youngsters couldn’t pick up the win. “I’m really proud of how hard we played,” said Harriman head coach Daniel Brackett.

  • Late-game heroics punch Tiger...

    A come back in the final inning propelled the Rockwood All-Stars to a 9-8 victory against Loudon Friday in Harriman, ensuring a berth in the Dixie Youth Ozone State Tournament.

    Down 8-5 with one out in the sixth inning, Corey Burnette came to the plate for Rockwood with the bases loaded.

    Maddox Ellison, Keenan Green, and Dylan Allen were all waiting to be brought home by any means necessary.

    They didn’t have to wait long as Burnette drew a walk, Loudon’s third of the frame, to bring Ellison in, making the score 8-6.

  • Good showing for Roane teams in...

    The Harriman AAA All Stars took on the Madisonville AAA All Stars on Saturday morning in an elimination game in the Dixie Youth District 8 tournament.

    Harriman started off the tournament by taking a loss against Sweetwater which matched them up with Madisonville who dropped their first round contest as well.

    Harriman had a hard fought game but the youngsters couldn’t pick up the win. “I’m really proud of how hard we played,” said Harriman head coach Daniel Brackett.