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Today's Sports

  • Kingston wins Easter Tourney
  • Rockwood can’t hold off onslaught

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Mikayla Heidel opened up a 5-run inning with a double followed with singles by Malachi Armes, Anna Smith, Carlee Kees and Breanna Rich as the high powered Coalfield offense came to life early and never looked back, shutting out the Lady Tigers, 18-0, from Rockwood Monday evening in the first night of a two game series in district play softball.

  • Tigers overcome slow start

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    After a sloppy first half of an inning, Rockwood bounced back to defeat the Coalfield Yellow Jackets by a final score of 18-4.

    Nathan Harvey opened the game by smacking a fastball down the middle to right field and advanced to third as Aston Jones was hit by a pitch and Tyler Keathley walked to load the bases. Jake Kilby’s 2 RBI single scored Harvey and Jones and Keathley scored on a passed ball to give the Jackets a 3-0 lead going to the bottom of the first.

  • Sports and the new school

    I know I’m not from around here originally.

    The end of May will mark one year of me relocating to Tennessee and to Roane County. I can tell you, it was the best decision of my life. I feel like I have lived here forever and I love it.

  • Lady Tigers can’t top Jackets

    By Taylor Crombie

    for the Roane County News

    After getting shut out 18-0 at home Monday night, the Rockwood Lady Tigers traveled to Coalfield on Tuesday for the second game of the series. The Lady Tigers were unable to avoid the sweep, but put up much more of fight in their 6-1 loss to the Lady Jackets.

  • OS teen staying on target

    Shooting a handgun at a small target 75 feet away is a lot more difficult than it looks; it’s also a lot of fun.

    “Since we started the matches we’ve seen a lot of interest from men and women and young people,” said John Miller, General Manager at Frontier Firearms in Kingston.

    Frontier has been hosting indoor matches sponsored by the Glock Shooting Sports Foundation. The Glock Company makes semi-automatic pistols for law enforcement, military and civilian use.

  • Now, that’s a fish tale

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    Recently there was a bit of stir on social media and in fishing circles.

    Kingston resident and local fisherman Matt Girman caught a 51-pound catfish from Watts Bar Lake recently.

    After TWRA shared its picture of Girman posing with his monster fish on Facebook, social media lit up with comments and people sharing the picture.

    “When Brad Daugherty (TWRA representative) put that picture up online, I was in shock,” Girman said. “I have 50 pictures online of fish of that caliber.

  • Harriman picks up win

    The Harriman Blue Devils won the first game of the season series with Wartburg, 10-4, Monday night at Harriman.

    Hunter Webb picked up the win for Harriman on the hill as he went six complete innings.

    Caleb McCarty started out with a walk and Brandon Grimes drove him to third, followed by Caleb Constant bringing McCarty home with a sacrifice fly.

    It gave Wartburg a 1-0 lead after the top of the first inning.

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  • Harriman and Wartburg team up

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Harriman coach Chasity Lowery along with Wartburg coach Jana Gouge teamed up in a two game series to raise money to fight against diseases that currently do not have a cure. The slogan “Bring Home a Cure” was used in the games as the Lady Devils and Lady Bulldogs played on March 26th and 27th with game one being played at Harriman while game two was played at Wartburg.