Today's Sports

  • SEC East could end up in a six-...

    If you thank the presidential election was a shocker, then look at the SEC, especially, the east which could end up in a big mess over the last three weeks, including a possible six-way tie.
    First of all, there are some huge games on the schedule for Saturday —  Kentucky at Tennessee, Mississippi State at Alabama, South Carolina at  Florida, Vanderbilt at Missouri, LSU at Arkansas and Ole Miss at Texas A&M.

  • Roane State sweeps Snead State...

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams swept a pair of games with the Snead State Parsons of Boaz, Ala. The Raiderettes defeated the Parsons 65-62, while the Raiders were 93-85.
    Raiderettes 65, Snead State 62: Emma Plentauskaite and Jakayla Fain each scored five first-quarter points to stake the Raiderettes to a 23-14 advantage after one quarter. Arianna Prather and Lacy Cantrell each had four points, while Autumn Monkhouse buried a 3-point basket.

  • CMS Yellow Jackets sweep RMS...

    The Cherokee Middle School basketball teams swept a pair of games at Rockwood Middle School Monday evening, as the Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Tigers 42-6, while the Cherokees won 36-4.
    Cherokee led 17-0 after one quarter and 36-1 at the half, before outscoring RMS 7-5 in the final half for the final margin of 42-6.
    Leading scorers for Cherokee were Maliyah Martin (8 points), Skylar Brackett (19 points), Raegon Tjon (4 points), Reagan Guillemet (5 points), Allie Townsend (1 point) and Ella Lemons (6 points).

  • RSCC Raiders improve to 1-1;...

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams were busy over the weekend, playing non-conference opponents and posting a 1-2 record, before they returned home Tuesday evening against Snead State.
    The Raiders evened their record at 1-1 with a 90-73 victory over Action Sports Academy, while the Raiderettes fell to 1-2, after losing to 70-63  Friday and 84-47 to Gulf Coast State Saturday.
    Roane State 90, Action Sports Academy 73: The Raiders led 42-26 at halftime, but outscored the visitors 48-47 in the second half for the victory.

  • Tiger season ends at Happy Valley

    The Rockwood Tigers saw their Class 2A playoffs end Friday night, as the Happy Valley Warriors scored 5 first-half touchdowns in route to a 48-3 victory to advance into the second round this Friday against the Grace Christian Rams, 34-7 winners over Sullivan North.


    An oblong object can take funny bounces, and that was the case at Cloudland’s Orr Field Friday night as the Highlanders used a pair of onside kick recoveries to spark a great comeback to down Harriman, 60-56, in the opening round of the TSSAA Class 1A playoffs.
    The onside kick recoveries came during a 5:13 stretch that would see the Highlanders pull even at 44 early in the fourth quarter. The Blue Devils did have a 44-18 lead before a span that would see more Highlander touchdowns (4) than plays from the Blue Devil offense (3).

  • Harriman, Rockwood begin playoff...

    High school football's second season kicks off Friday night with the start of the TSSAA playoffs.
    For Roane County, only two teams will be participating in round one and both will making long road trips.
    Rockwood has the shorter of the two trips as John Webb's squad travels to Elizabethton to take on Region 1-2A champion Happy Valley.
    Harriman fans can actually wave at Tiger fans on the way, as the Blue Devils will cross through Elizabethton on their way to Roan Mountain to take on Region 1-1A champion Cloudland.

  • Two county teams open playoff...

    Three Roane County football teams will be in action this weekend.
    Coach John Webb's Rockwood Tigers will be traveling to Happy Valley for the opening came in the Class 2A playoffs.  The Tigers are the fourth seed from Region 2-2A, while Happy Valley was the top seed from Region 1-2A.
    Coach Travis Tapp's Harriman Blue Devils travel to Cloudland for the Class A playoffs. Harriman was the fourth-place team from Region 2-1A, while Cloudland won Region 1-1A.
    Both games kick off at 7 p.m.

  • Roane State basketball teams...

    The Roane State Community College basketball teams opened the 2016-17 season Tuesday night, by splitting a pair of games with the Bryan College Lady Lion junior varsity and the Georgia Highlands Chargers.
    The Raiderettes defeated Bryan College 81-45, while the Chargers outscored the Raiders 110-89.
    Roane State 81, Bryan College Junior Varsity 45: RaChelle Parks, Lacy Cantrell and Autumn Monkhouse paced the Raiderettes with 20, 17 and 10 points, respectively. Wartburg's Nina Carter scored six points, while Kingston's Rachel Layne chipped in four points.

  • Cherokee stings Royals for AAA...

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets capped off an amazing season Saturday evening with a 28-8 victory over Eagleton in the TMSAA East Tennessee Class AAA Championship Game played at Campbell County High School.
    “It feels amazing,” Cherokee head coach Brent Kelley said after the game. “These kids deserve every bit of it. I'm excited for them and our assistant coaches, they've worked so hard for this. They've been out here every day since June and it's almost November. None of them ever complained.”