Today's Sports

  • RMS struggles against Rhea

    Down by five touchdowns, Rockwood Middle School football coach Scott Harvey wasn’t focused on a comeback in the second-half of Thursday’s season opener against Rhea County.

    “Try to find something positive,” he told his players before the second-half kickoff.
    Rockwood only gave up one touchdown in the second half of the 42-0 home loss. Harvey cited that as a positive after the game.

    “I thought the effort was a little bit better in the second half,” he said. “We learned from our mistakes in the first half.”

  • What ballgame treats make fans...

    From Staff Reports
    The rough-and-tumble action on the gridiron, spirited cries of support from cheerleaders and the fight songs from the band section are all big attractions of Friday night football in Roane County.

    But there’s one facet of football season that’s much used but often overlooked:
    The concession stand.

    Friday — and, this week, Thursday — night foodies congregate around the mini-eateries to fuel up for more cheering and community camaraderie.

  • Harriman hosts six teams at...

    Fans can get a sneak peek of what their favorite football team will look like this season at Friday’s jamboree at Harriman High School.

    “Six high schools will be over here,” Harriman head coach Travis Tapp said. “I hope the fans from each school come out and get a preview of the season and see how hard these kids in Roane County have been working.”  

    Tickets for the jamboree are $6. All five of Roane County’s high schools will be in action, along with Cumberland County.

  • RMS coach sees potential at...

    The rain that had Rockwood Middle School football coach Scott Harvey fretting stayed away for Saturday’s jamboree at Tom Pemberton Stadium.

    “We had great weather,” Harvey said about the event, which featured four of the county’s five middle school teams in action. “No rain, we had parent support, everybody chipped in and did their job, and I think we had a great day.”

    Loudon bested Rockwood 20-6 in the jamboree. Afterward, the JV teams for each school faced off. Loudon came out on top of that contest 14-0.

  • Keylon shared love of tennis

    Stanley Keylon loved tennis and shared that passion with young people.

    The former Roane County High School tennis coach, who coached the women’s team for more than 20 years, passed away last week in a car crash in Rhea County. His legacy is the many he taught to share his treasured pastime.

    “Mr. Keylon, or ‘Coach K,’ as we called him, loved to coach tennis,” said Kayla Wadlington, a former Roane County High School tennis player.

  • RCHS season tix available

    Roane County High School football fans can now purchase this year’s season tickets.

    The 2015 Yellow Jackets football season tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by contacting Tammy Taylor at 742-2479.

    Tickets are $40 each for the season.

    Kingston kicks off the year at home against the Harriman High School Blue Devils on Friday, Aug. 21. There are five regular season home games.

  • RCHS wins with new scoreboard
  • There’s an app for that


    A Nashville-based startup, Scorebird has developed a mobile app that provides real-time score updates from high school athletic events.

    Roane County Schools will be participating, starting this fall, in the Scorebird program.

    “We agreed to sign up,” Roane County Schools Athletic Director Tony Clower said. “We thought it would be a pretty good benefit to our fans.”

  • Football season close to kickoff

    Harriman High School will host a football jamboree on Friday, Aug. 14. The event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6.

    Harriman Athletic Director Bobby Clark said Rockwood will face Cumberland County in the first matchup. Kingston versus Midway will follow and Harriman will take on Oliver Springs in the final matchup.

    The jamboree site switches each year.

    “Oliver Springs had it last year,” Clark said. “We got it this year. Next year, I think, will be Rockwood or Kingston.”

  • New season of football players...

    The Rockwood Rams Football Camp and the Cheerleading Camp were a great success for all in attendance this year.

    Over 50 children came out, tackled and cheered their way to a new season.

    Without the help of all coaches and staff the camps wouldn’t be possible.

    The Rockwood Rams Football and Cheer are still accepting sign-up. For more information contact 382-1569.