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Today's Sports

  • Beating the heat to win in fall

    Fall is coming and with the changing of the weather.

    The funny thing about football is that before a team takes the field, there is a very big opponent that has to be beaten.

    Heat.

    I know it sounds cliche to say “beat the heat,” but it’s true. A football team on any level has to beat the heat.

    Ironic that it happens to be a sport set during the cooler and colder months of the year. It’s a big reason why so many big-time collegiate programs and NFL teams play inside.

  • Squirrel season and free day of...

    Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 26 which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season.

    Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves as an excellent opportunity for persons to experience the enjoyment of the sport.

  • Squirrel season and free day of...

    Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 26 which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season.

    Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves as an excellent opportunity for persons to experience the enjoyment of the sport.

  • Flag football coming to Roane...

    Flag football has been around for a long time. Now, thanks to Kingston Parks and Recreation, a league will be available for kids this fall.

    According to Director Rick Ross, the interest in a flag football league is already in place and it’s pretty strong.

    “We’ve had a lot of folks approach us over the years about bringing this to Kingston,” he said, “and of course to Roane County.

    “We’ve opened it up so that anyone in the county and there are some from outside the county who want to participate as well.”

  • Cherokee wins battle of...

    By Brittani Barger

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Harriman Middle, 2-5 last season, hosted Cherokee for the first game of the middle school football season on Thursday night at Wallace Black Field.

    Turnovers seemed to be the story of the game, and the Yellowjackets, who made it to the State Championship and went 8-2 last season, dominated on both sides of the ball.

    Harriman was first to receive after the initial kickoff. The series would be short after the Yellow Jackets’ Jayden Dryman intercepted on third and fifteen.

  • Harriman hopes hard work pays off

    By Jace Greene

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Harriman High School Volleyball made a comeback to the school in 2014, and entering 2017 the Lady Devils and fourth year head coach Angela Monkhouse bring back a lot of experience and excitement to the program.

    “I’m excited about this season, not only because we only lost one senior, but we have gained a couple of freshman that can really help us,” said Monkhouse.

  • Blue Devils set to scorch the...

    With school starting that also means that fall sports are getting in the swing of things. One sport starts their matches before school even gets going and that’s boy’s and girl’s golf.

    The Harriman High School Blue Devils and Lady Devils have been working hard all summer for their matches.

    Harriman Athletic Director, Bobby Clark took over the golf team this season.

    “This is a good group to be around,” said Clark of the golf team. “ I enjoy being around all these kids because they are all really good kids.”

  • Midway offers air offense glimpse

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    With the season’s start only a week and half away and the Roane County football jamboree scheduled to start. The Midway Green Wave hosted the Wartburg Bulldogs and the Copper Basin Cougars Tuesday evening.

    Taking turns on the field, Midway, Wartburg, and Copper Basin alternated possessions and defense stands throughout the evening.

    On display for the fans and opposition alike was the Green Wave’s air attack, first showcased a week before in the scrimmage with Silverdale.

  • Jamboree signal for season start

    After what seemed like forever, it’s finally that time of year again. Football!

    With the high school football season set to start next Friday, the annual tradition of the Roane County Football Jamboree is scheduled for this evening at 7:30 p.m., hosted by Rockwood High School.

    The teams at the Jamboree will be all the Roane County squads, Harriman, Kingston, Midway, Rockwood, and Oliver Springs.

    Also on the schedule is Scott County and Oneida.

  • 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.