Today's Sports

  • Allow me to reintroduce myself

    For those of you who know me well, seeing my name appear in today’s edition of the Roane County News is no surprise. It’s a move many of you knew was coming.

    The rest of you, however, probably have no idea who I am, but I’m taking going to take up several of today’s valuable column inches to clear that up.

    My name is Bradley Keith Stringfield, and, effective Dec . 29, I became the sports editor at the Roane County News.

    Don’t stop reading now. It gets better.

  • Tigers drop Indians in Christmas...

    Speed may kill, but, as the Rockwood Tigers proved on Tuesday night, defense decimates as they took a 52-34 win over the Oneida Indians.

    The Tigers roared to life throughout the first period with a 14-4 swing as Jason Gaus (7 points) led the Tigers early on.

    Rockwood padded that lead to 23-8 at the half with a 9-4 swing through period number two with Isiah Jones (3 points) leading the Tigers in second period scoring.

  • Sunbright boys falls to Kingston

    Following its Day 1 victory over Wartburg in the Harriman Christmas Classic, Kingston defeated Sunbright 67-32.

    “We just wanted to get our younger guys some reps in,” Yellow Jackets head coach Colt Narramore said. “I think the older guys did a good job of taking care of business early so our younger guys could play a bunch.

    “It’s always good to get those young guys some playing time, especially around Christmas.”

  • Make room on the shelf

    Every year the Tennessee Sports Writers Association compiles a list of the top football players in the state for the TSWA All-State Football Teams.

    This year’s teams feature four players from three local schools.
    Midway defensive linemen Hayden Hester, Rockwood defensive linemen Dallas Strader and Garrett Greene and John Langley — both from Harriman — we’re all named members of the Class 1A and Class 2A teams.

  • ‘Scared to shoot’

    Despite keeping it close early, the Rockwood girls fell to Oneida 34-21.

    “I felt like we played hard,” Rockwood head coach Amy Breazeale said. “I feel like we are getting better at what we do, and that’s what this tournament is about.”

    The Lady Tigers held with Oneida in the first quarter, only trailing 11-8, thanks in part to Lexie Hill.

  • Bad call? School could pay

    Criticism of game officials could hit schools in the pocketbooks.

    The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Legislative Council approved an addition to the bylaws at the Dec. 10 meeting in Hermitage.

    Section 8 says TSSAA schools are responsible for how coaches conduct themselves.

    “Public criticism of game officials by administrators or coaches will result in a fine of $500 assessed to the school,” the section states.

  • Senior bowlers
  • History on the hardwood

    Rockwood High School’s Austin Cooper, left, fends off a block from Harriman’s Javian Witherspoon when the two teams met up last week.

    It was a milestone game; Cooper and his teammates wore jerseys to honor the former Campbell High School, a school for African Americans during the days of segregation.

    The regional school was in Rockwood and was noted for both its athletics and academics.

  • Midway Holiday Classic
  • Trojans hitting the hardwood...

    The shorts are much longer than what they used to wear, but the former Campbell High School players have no problems with the uniforms the Rockwood High School boys basketball team plan to wear in their honor.

    “I think it’s a great thing for the community considering the history of Campbell High School and the history of Rockwood,” former player Frank Linson said.

    Campbell, which was located in Rockwood, taught black students during segregation, the time when blacks and whites weren’t allowed to attend school together.