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Today's Sports

  • Abby Wilson scores 22 points in...

    The Kingston basketball teams opened the third day of the Harriman Christmas Classic, as the Yellow Jackets opened Wednesday's session against the Hampton Bulldogs and Lady Jackets faced Sunbright in the second contest.

    The Yellow Jackets were beaten 58-45 by Hampton, while the Lady Jackets beat Sunbright 59-41.
    Hampton 58, Kingston 45: Tyler Thompson was coming off a 37 point performance the previous day and had another good day as he led the Yellow Jackets with 17 points.

  • Rockwood boys hold off Unaka 56-...

    The Rockwood basketball teams closed out the Harriman Christmas Classic by winning their final two games, as the Tigers held off Unaka 56-54 in overtime and the Lady Tigers winning a catfight, 33-32, over the Monterey Lady Wildcats.

    Rockwood 56, Unaka 54: Rockwood built a 7-4 lead with 4:54 left in the first quarter, sparked by Case Miller's four points; however, there would be four lead changes and four ties afterwards, with Unaka taking a 16-15 advantage after one quarter.

  • Parents, players meeting set

    Roane County high school and  middle school boys interested in joining the Spring Lacrosse teams are invited to attend a parent and player meeting Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Kingston Community Center. 

    Roane County girls in grades 8-12 interested in joining the Lady Knights Lacrosse team are invited to a parent and player meeting at the same time.

    For additional information contact Rich Goldschmitt at roanecountyknights@gmail.com.

  • Roane County teams march into...

    After 11 long and grueling weeks, three teams from Roane County will be playing in the playoffs Friday night.

    Harriman and Rockwood will both be at home this week. The Blue Devils, No. 2 seed from Region 2-A, host Unaka, No. 3 seed from Region 1-A, while Region 2-AA champion Rockwood hosts Region 1-AA No. 4 seed Happy Valley.

    Kingston finished the season as the No. 3 seed from Region 2-AAA and will play at Region 1-AAA runner-up Pigeon Forge.

    The game time for all three games Friday will be at 7 p.m. instead of the usual 7:30.

  • OH GOOD GRIEF: Interesting facts...

    The TSSAA playoffs begin tonight, as Harriman (7-3) hosts Unaka (2-8) in Class A, Rockwood (8-2) hosts Happy Valley (6-4) in Class AA and Kingston (8-2) travels to Pigeon Forge (8-2) in Class AAA; however, I discovered some interesting factoids by looking at the brackets.

    Of the 192 teams who qualified for the Division I playoffs, 63 teams have .500 (5-5) or worse record — 7 in 1A, 15 in 2A, 6 in 3A, 10 in 4A, 9 in 5A and 16 in 6A, compared to only 9 unbeaten teams. There are 116 teams with records of 6-4, 7-3, 8-2 and 9-1.

  • Rockwood linemen are motivated...

    It takes hard work, dedication and talent to make a good offensive line. Sometimes it takes motivation as well, and for the Rockwood Tigers offensive line that motivation comes from food.

    “We strive for pancakes,” Senior offensive lineman Jacob Wilson said. “We have a pancake board and you want to have the most pancakes (blocks) each week.”

  • Harriman linemen have become...

    Running backs, quarterbacks and wide receivers get the headlines, but most games are won by a select few players that go unnoticed. Those players are the offensive line and those unsung heroes have played a major role in Harriman's march to the playoffs in 2015.

    “It's a cliché, but the line is where you win games,” Harriman head coach Travis Tapp said. “For us to run the football, we have to be able to win up front and we've been able to do that this year.”

  • Yellow Jackets head to playoffs...

    Keeping up spirits during a winless season can be trying. Kingston head coach Brian Pankey knows what that’s like firsthand. His team suffered through one in 2013.

    “It was hard to keep them motivated, very hard to keep morale up,” Pankey said. “Everyday I would just remind them, it’s going to get better.”

    The better times are here. The Yellow Jackets head into the Class 3A playoffs with an 8-2 record and No. 8 ranking.

  • OS Middle School playing for CVC...

    For the third year in a row, Oliver Springs will take on Spring City for the Clinch Valley Middle School Football Conference championship.

    This year's title game is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Spring City.

    “We set a goal all year to be in the championship game, and we're back,” Oliver Springs head coach Buster Brown said. “We're going to do our best to win it.”

    Oliver Springs is about 40 miles from Spring City, but Brown said he expects to see a lot of purple and gold, his team's colors, in the stands.

  • Final middle school football...