Today's Sports

  • County match-ups highlight week 8

    Week eight for four Roane County teams — Harriman, Midway, Rockwood and Oliver Springs­ — is important to their playoff lives in their respective regions.
    Midway travels to Harriman for a Region 2-1A contest, while Rockwood visits Oliver Springs for a Region 2-2A game on the Bobcats' senior night.
    The Blue Devils (5-1) are currently in fourth place in the region at 1-1, behind Coalfield (3-0, 7-0), Greenback (2-0, 6-0) and Oneida (2-1, 5-2), and  ahead of Midway (1-2, 3-3), Jellico (0-2, 3-3) and Sunbright (0-3, 1-5).

  • Week 7 was a rough one for...

    Week seven was a rough one for Roane County's five high school football teams.
     Four of the five suffered defeats with only Midway picking up a victory at Jellico.
    This week will be better by default as there are a pair of in-county games this week. One will take place at Harriman as the Blue Devils host Midway.
    The other will be at Oliver Springs as the Bobcats entertain Rockwood.
    The third game involving a Roane County team this week takes place at Kingston as the Jackets host York Institute for homecoming.

  • College football season has been...

    The first five weeks of the college football season has been interesting.
    Coach Butch Jones' Tennessee Vols lead the SEC east with a 2-0 mark after their stunning victory at Georgia last Saturday. The 5-0 Vols make their first trip to Texas A&M (3-0, 5-0) in a battle of nationally ranked teams. Tennessee is ninth in both the AMWAY Top 25 and AP Top 25, while Texas A&M is seventh in the AMWAY poll and eight in the AP poll.

  • Pay It Forward is important to...

    The term Pay it Forward can mean a few different things to different people. But to a Roane County man it means using the gift of sports to give back to those in need.
    Chris Adams feels that God has called him to help others in need and seven years ago, he started something that is now helping tons of people.
    Adams started doing benefit softball and baseball tournaments and started using the name Pay it Forward in the last couple of years.

  • Lady Tigers beat Lady Jackets 5-...

    Lexie Hill scored four goals and Camryn Evans scored once to lead the Rockwood Lady Tiger soccer team to a 5-1 victory over the Kingston Lady Jackets on senior night.
    The four goals gave Lexie Hill 47 for the season. She scored two of the four goals in the first half to help Rockwood build a 3-1 advantage. Evans had the other goal.
    Makenzie Bunch scored Kingston's goal.
    Lexie Hill had two more goals in the second half to secure the 5-1 victory.

  • Lady Devils takes third place in...

    The Harriman High School Lady Blue Devils hosted the District 3A volleyball tournament Tuesday night as they lost 3-0 to the Lady Rams from Grace Christian.
    Harriman received the third seed from regular season play and drew second-seed Grace Christian.
    Some nights a team plays well, but they end up on the losing end of things, which was the case for the Lady Devils Tuesday, as they lost  26-24, 25-19 and 25-22.

  • Lady Jackets finishe third in...

    The Kingston Lady Jacket volleyball team finished third in the District 4AA Tournament Tuesday evening at Knox Catholic.
    Third seed Kingston lost 3-0 to second seed CAK, while top seed Catholic defeated fourth seed Alcoa 3-0 in the semi-finals, with Catholic beating CAK 3-0 for the championship.
    Maddy Chance and Genna Brizendine were named All-District, while Genna Brizendine was named All-Tournament.

  • Kingston blanks Harriman;...

    By Ed Greif
    The Kingston Lady Jackets (6-7, 4-2) shut out Harriman 14-0 last Thursday and closed out the regular season Tuesday evening against Rockwood at Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.
    “I am incredibly proud of the girls. Each of the seniors scored at least one goal, which was really well-deserved and emotional for the whole team as they look to the end of their regular season play,” said Kingston Coach Ellen Dailey, after her team defeated Harriman.

  • Crass, Marler record hat tricks...

    By Jace Greene
    The Oliver Springs Bobcats had their senior night on Monday as they hosted the Lady Blue Devils of Harriman in a county soccer match.
    The Bobcats picked up some quick first half goals and cruised to a 8-1 victory.
    "Senior night is special and the seniors wanted to go out and make their last home game memorable and the underclassmen wanted to go out and do the same for them," said head coach Josh Pryor of Oliver Springs.

  • HMS volleyball team takes third...

    By Jace Greene
    The Harriman Middle School Lady Devil Volleyball team completed their season recently as they placed third at their end of season tournament at Elk Valley.
    The Lady Devils, who are coached by Ashley Kemp, have just completed their second season of volleyball for Harriman Middle under Kemp.
    "This is only the second season for the HMS volley ball team, I think third place is pretty great," said a proud Kemp.