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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Jackets win big at home

    Due to the wild weather in March, the Kingston Lady Yellow Jacket softball team had to wait until Monday evening to open at home.

    It appeared to be worth the wait, though. Kingston blew out Scott County, outscoring the Lady Highlanders 28-0 in two games of a double-header.

    “This group of girls makes my job a lot easier,” Kingston Coach Wendy Johnson said. “They’re seasoned, they’re experienced, and they’re smart and I’m lucky to be in this position and I’m lucky to have them.”

  • Midway loses pair of close games

    The Midway Green Wave couldn’t get their bats going losing both games of a double-header to Oneida, 3-2 and 2-1, Tuesday evening at Midway.

    Both games came down to pitching and the teams taking advantage of the hits when they happened.

    The Indians struck first.

    Oneida was able to put three on the board in the second inning thanks to three hits.

    It was an anomoly and wasn’t repeated for the rest of the game as Green Wave pitcher CJ Huff was able to keep the Indian batters guessing for the rest of the evening.