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Today's Sports

  • Kingston shows improvement in...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    After struggling to move the ball during their first scrimmage at Tyner on Tuesday, the Kingston Yellow Jackets bounced back Friday with a much better showing during a four-way scrimmage at Webb School of Knoxville.

    At Tyner, the Jackets amassed just 125 yards of offense in 53 plays, but against Wartburg, Karns and Webb on Friday, Kingston rolled up a total of 309 total yards in 59 plays.

  • Tigers enjoy trip to Pigeon Forge

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Last Monday, the Rockwood Tigers scored on three of their four varsity possessions in rolling to a 21-0 victory over Meigs County in Rockwood's first fall scrimmage.

    Thursday evening, the Tigers took the field again and were even more impressive as they scored on all four varsity possessions in picking up a 24-0 victory in a scrimmage at Pigeon Forge.

  • Jackets stung by Rams

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Kingston head coach Vic King knew going into fall practice that replacing all 11 offensive and 10 defensive starters from last season's playoff team would mean his Yellow Jackets would need some time to work out the kinks heading into their season opener against Harriman on Aug. 28.

  • Harriman tops Monterey in...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Harriman football head coach Travis Tapp says that his Blue Devils have a long way to go before they open the season on Aug. 28 at Kingston, but Tapp's squad took a positive step toward their season opener Friday evening with a 20-12 victory over Monterey in a scrimmage at Wallace-Black Field.

  • 'Cats battle Cougars

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats didn't win their first scrimmage of the fall at Campbell County Monday evening, but fourth year Bobcat head coach Wiley Brackett found plenty of positives to build on as his squad stood toe-to-toe with a Class 5A playoff team from 2008 in dropping a 14-7 decision.

  • District 3-A coaches pick...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Another sign that football season is just around the corner was last week's release of Murphy Fair's 2009 Tennessee High School Football Preview. Every year the magazine previews all 16 districts in all three classifications in TSSAA's Division I as well as all the private schools in Division II.

    If this year's preview is correct then the Rockwood Tigers will have a great season as John Webb's squad is being picked by the District 3-A coaches as the team to beat this season.

  • Roane County's games to...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Today is the day that a lot of Roane County football fans have been waiting on as practice in pads officially starts across Tennessee.

    With the start of practice it's also a good time to look at some of the biggest games on tap in Roane County this season. Like always, the battle for county bragging rights take center stage, but there are also plenty of big games outside the county borders that will determine the postseason fate of Roane County's five teams.

    Here are 12 of the biggest games heading into the season:

  • Christopher named 2009 Female...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The awards just keep rolling in for former Oliver Springs basketball star Kayla Christopher.

    Christopher, who will be a freshman at Chattanooga this fall, and Webb's Faith Dupree will be honored Thursday night by the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame as the 2009 High School Female Athletes of the Year at the Hall of Fame's 28th Annual Dinner and Induction Ceremony.

    “It's a great honor,” Christopher said. “To be one of only two girls receiving this award means a lot to me.”

  • Roane seniors headed to...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    When most senior citizens travel to California it's to visit family or see Hollywood.

    For Wayne and Sydney Woodlee of Kingston and Charlie and Joyce Ingram of Rockwood, however, an August trip to San Francisco is more of a business trip as the quartet of Roane County seniors will be looking to bring home a gold medal in mixed tennis at the 2009 National Senior Olympic Games.

  • Roane teams eliminated from...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The 2009 Dixie Youth Baseball season came to a close for Roane County teams over the weekend as Harriman and Kingston were both eliminated from the Dixie Youth Majors State Tournament being played at Southwest Point.

    Harriman's two losses in the double elimination tournament came as the Devils dropped a 9-2 decision at the hands of Perry County on Friday then Harriman suffered a 4-1 setback at the hands of Red Bank on Saturday.