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Today's Sports

  • Suttles nails two free throws to...

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Terry L. Hackler Gymnasium was the place to be Tuesday evening, as the Oliver Springs Bobcats split a pair of District 4A games with the Oneida Indians, with the Lady 'Cats taking game one a pair of free throws by Allysa Suttles, while the 'Cats were beaten in double overtime by the Indians.

  • Kingston splits District 4AA...

    To paraphrase the famous Charles Dickens line in the literary classic “A Tale of Two Cities," it was the best and worst of times for the Kingston High School Yellow Jackets against the Christian Academy of Knoxville Warriors.
    The best of times were reserved for the Kingston Lady Jackets, who battled tooth and nail to earn a hard-fought 49-39 win over the Lady Warriors; however, the worst of times were reserved for the Kingston boys, who only scored 12 points in the second half in a dispiriting 65-39 loss.

  • Blue Devils defeat Cherokees for...

    After returning to school on a 2-hour delay Tuesday after a snow day Monday, the Harriman basketball teams hosted Greenback on a rainy evening for their second game of 2017.
    After losing to Midway in their first game of the second half of the season, the Lady Devils bounced back to pick up a 48-36 district victory over the Lady Cherokees, while the Blue Devils beat the Cherokees 86-42 to extend their winning streak to 16 games.
    Harriman 48, Greenback 36: Jada Johnson led the Lady Devils with 19 points.

  • Crappie University classes...

    By Hugh G. Willett
    Crappie fishermen can pick up some pointers at Crappie University Classes to be held at University of Tennessee and Chattanooga State Community College in the coming months.
    The crappie is considered America’s favorite panfish and is found in abundant numbers throughout most of the country, including the rivers and lakes of Roane County.

  • Roane County Knights to hold...

    The Roane County Lacrosse program is starting its fifth year. Parent and player meetings will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Kingston Community Center. Boys in grades three through 12 are invited to to meet from 7-7:30 p.m. Girls in eight through 12 will meet from 7:30-8 p.m. For more information contact Rich at (865) 466-4065 or email at roanecountyknights@gmail.com.

  • NEVER GIVE UP

    By Ed Greif
    egreif@roanecounty.com
    Senior Damon Baildon scored a career-high 31 points in the Kingston Yellow Jackets win over Rhea County in last Friday’s final game of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic.  Baildon is currently leading the Yellow Jackets in scoring after the first semester. No one would have believed that four years ago.  Baildon was cut from the middle school basketball team three consecutive years.  

  • NEVER GIVE UP

    Senior Damon Baildon scored a career-high 31 points in the Kingston Yellow Jackets win over Rhea County in last Friday’s final game of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic.  Baildon is currently leading the Yellow Jackets in scoring after the first semester. No one would have believed that four years ago.  Baildon was cut from the middle school basketball team three consecutive years.  

  • Raiderettes lose to Jones County...

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams resume conference play Friday at Volunteer State and Saturday at Motlow State, after the Raiderettes lost to Jones County 64-49 Jan. 4 and to Shelton State Jan. 6.
    Jones County 64, RSCC 49: The Lady Bobcats from Ellisvile, Miss. led 17-15 after one quarter and exploded for a 27-12 second-quarter run to lead 44-27 by halftime. Jones County built a 62-42 lead after three quarters, but RSCC outscored Jones County 7-2 in the final quarter for the 64-49 final score.

  • Rockwood Parks and Recreation to...

    Rockwood Parks and Recreation will host a free basketball fundamentals camp at Rockwood Middle School on Jan. 14 for boys and girls in grades two through seven.
    Here is the schedule:
    8:30 - 10 a.m.: fifth, sixth and seventh grade girls;
    10 a.m. - noon: fifth, sixth and seventh grade boys;
    Noon - 2 p.m.: second, third and fourth grade boys and girls.
    Participants are asked to bring their own basketball, however, if they do not have a basketball, one will be provided.

  • Rockwood football team honored...

    Members of the Rockwood High School football team and cheerleaders were recognized at their annual banquet sponsored by the Rockwood Rotary Club Thursday  in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center.
    Dr. Chris Whaley, Roane State Community College president, will be the guest speaker, followed by presentation of awards and letters to the Rockwood players and cheerleaders.
    "Athletes bring us students. They play sports to get an education. Athletics are a vehicle to get students," said Whaley.