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Today's Sports

  • Kingston softball tryouts...

    The Kingston softball team has scheduled tryouts for this year. The tryouts will be at Southwest Point August 1 at 6:30 p.m.
    In case of rain the date will be August 3 instead at 6:30 p.m.
    Interested players need to bring with them a completed physical and consent form. The paperwork can be found on both the school website and in the school’s office.
    Any questions or details can be directed to (865) 376-6534.

  • Sportsmanship always important
  • Optimist Club football camp...

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

    Learn football fundamentals, speed and agility drills, team building skills from RCHS alumni and head football coach Brian Pankey and his coaching staff..

    WHEN: July 17th, 18th, and 20th 6:00 pm

    WHERE: RCHS Practice football field

    COST: $30 (includes football 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.

  • Local shooters take aim at...

    More than 1,300 youth athletes, from middle school to college, participated in the 2017 Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program State Championships on June 20–24 in Nashville.

    The State Championships spanned five full days of co-ed competition in three shotgun shooting sports disciplines: trap, skeet and sporting clays. Individuals and teams from all corners of the state competed for titles in nearly 70 categories.

  • 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.