Today's Sports

  • Playoff season begins Friday

    TSSAA’s second football season starts Friday night as first round playoffs action starts across the state.

    Three teams from Roane County will also start their second season as Rockwood travels to Gatlinburg-Pittman in the first round of the Class AA playoffs while Harriman visits Cloudland in Class A. Midway will be the only Roane County team that hosts a playoff game this week as the Green Wave will entertain Grace Christian Academy.

    Harriman (5-5)

    at Cloudland (7-3)

  • Coalfield secures County Crown...

    SUNBRIGHT - Coalfield saved its best for last. The Jackets captured a convincing 35-0 victory at Sunbright to give them their fourth straight Morgan County Championship and secure another trip to the playoffs.

    Coalfield (5-5, 3-3 in Region 2-A) notched the first shutout of the season, defeated Sunbright for the seventh straight time and spoiled senior night for the Tigers.

  • Grace beats Coalfield 20-0 for...

    JACKSBORO - It is hard to beat a good team three times in a season, let alone play the same club three times in one football season. Coalfield found that out the hard way as they dropped a 20-0 loss to the Grace Christian Rams in the TMSAA Class A East Championship Game Saturday at Jacksboro.

    The Rams (10-1) avenged their only loss of the season, while halting Coalfield’s winning streak at nine games. The Jackets defeated the Rams 14-6 earlier in the regular season and also came away with a victory in the jamboree at Rockwood in the pre-season.

  • Jackets fall short of playoffs...

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets squared off with the Austin-East Roadrunners on Friday night with a lot on the line.

    As if a playoff berth for both teams wasn’t enough, the Yellow Jackets were looking to bounce back from last week’s heartbreaking loss to Knoxville Catholic. Also, Kingston’s seniors were looking to end their home careers with a rare win against the Roadrunners.

  • Even with loss, Tigers still in...

    For the better part of three quarters Friday night the Rockwood Tigers were in position to knock off Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) and claim a possible third place finish in the Region 2-AA standings. The final 15 minutes, however, proved disastrous to those plans as the Warriors outscored the Tigers 24-3 in the final 15:32 of the contest to pick up a 38-16 victory.

  • Midway finishes regular season...

    The Midway Green Waves 34-6 win over Wartburg Friday night would give them a 9-1 regular season record.

    The 9-1 record equals the 2004 Midway team for best regular season record in school history.

    This group of Green Waves will now set their sites on the playoffs and hope to get past the best record overall for a Midway team. Two teams hold that record with 11 wins.

    Midway will host Region 1-A No. 4 seed Grace Christian Academy of Knoxville Friday night at 7 p.m.

  • Lady Cats fall in Hollis Eble...

    Action continued Monday at Oakdale’s Hollis Eble Tournament as four games were played with a Roane County team playing in all four games.

    The first two contests were boys games as Rockwood and Oliver Springs both picked up victories as Rockwood downed Winfield, 41-35, while Oliver Springs downed Oakdale, 34-25.

    The girls, however, wouldn’t be as lucky as Oakdale defeated Rockwood in the consolation game, 34-19, while Coalfield beat Oliver Springs in he championship game, 20-15.

    Boys Games

    Rockwood vs. Winfield

  • Kingston must win Friday night...

    It’s been 70 days since the start of the 2007 season and now the regular season comes to a close Friday night for Roane County’s five high school football teams.

    Three of the county’s five teams, Harriman, Midway and Oliver Springs, know their postseason fate entering Friday’s contests while Rockwood and Kingston still have some things to straighten out this weekend.

    Kingston plays the biggest game in Roane County this week as the Yellow Jackets must knock off Austin-East to make the playoffs.

  • Oliver Springs plays nearly...

    Football is a game of perfection. Teams have to play near flawless levels each time they take the field to emerge as the victor on the gridiron.

    For the Oliver Springs Bobcats, they played nearly flawlessly as they took a convincing 34-8 victory over the Harriman Blue Devils in the TMSAA Class AA Semi-Finals Thursday night.

  • Raiders open Friday night

    Raiders open Friday night

    The Roane State Community College men’s basketball team has talent, intelligence and chemistry, head coach Randy Nesbit said.

    Developing depth to complement experience, he said, will take some time.

    “We’ve got a really strong, veteran group,” Nesbit said. “We’re capable of playing at a really high level. We’re not very deep, though.”