Today's Sports

  • Harriman can’t keep momentum...

    After the Harriman Blue Devils had a dramatic come from behind victory over Lewis County in the first round of the AA Dixie Youth State Tournament.

    Harriman took on the defending state runners up in Springfield in game number two for the AA Devils .

    Harriman held Springfield to two runs in the top of the first inning with a chance to make some noise in the bottom of the first inning.

    Harriman was able to pick up one run with Cam Best crossing home from a RBI from Ryan Wilkins to bring the score to 2-1 with Harriman trailing.

  • Roane teams can’t get out of...

    The Harriman A All Stars went to battle against White House in their third game of the Dixie Youth State Tournament.

    Harriman was able to score 2 runs in the bottom half of the first inning after holding White House scoreless in the first inning. Braylon Payne and Brady Bridges both crossed home for the Devils to make the score 2-0.

    White House was able to make up the two runs in the top of the second to make the score 2-2 with Harriman having a chance to take the lead in the bottom of the second.

  • Rockwood pitching ace prepares...

    One of the top pitchers in the illustrious history of Rockwood baseball is moving on to the next level, as Tiger ace Jimmy Vanosdale signed scholarship papers with NCAA Division II’s Virginia Wise University.

    “I’m ecstatic to be going somewhere beyond high school. This is something I’ve wanted to do since I started playing when I was about four years old playing backyard whiffle ball.”

  • Cheer camp about learning,...

    It’s getting close to football season. While many are excited to watch and play, other are looking forward to something else.


    The Kingston Optimist Club kicked off its fifth annual cheer camp Monday at Cherokee Middle.

    For Cheer Coach Andrea Stinnett, the camp is a way for her to pass along her knowledge and experience to the kids.

    In her fourth year camp instrucor, Stinnett says it’s a good way to give back to the community.

    “We strive to serve ages 4-11,” she said.

  • Optimist Club football camp...

    The Kingston Optimist Club announces their 4th annual 2017 Football Camp for kids age 4 to 13 and KOC football coaches.

    Learn football fundamentals, speed and agility drills, team building skills from RCHS alumni and head football coach Brian Pankey and his coaching staff..

    WHEN: July 17th, 18th, and 20th 6:00 pm

    WHERE: RCHS Practice football field

    COST: $30 (includes football camp t-shirt)

    Pre-register on Saturdays from 9:00 am to noon at Cherokee Middle School concession press box or register on the first day of camp.

  • Local shooters take aim at...

    More than 1,300 youth athletes, from middle school to college, participated in the 2017 Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program State Championships on June 20–24 in Nashville.

    The State Championships spanned five full days of co-ed competition in three shotgun shooting sports disciplines: trap, skeet and sporting clays. Individuals and teams from all corners of the state competed for titles in nearly 70 categories.

  • Leveling the playing field

    By Brody Jones


    Around Roane County’s high school sports scene, there is one common refrain that parents, coaches, and players repeat frequently: “It’s hard to compete with a private school.”

    The reasoning? Those schools are able to give students scholarships or even discounted tuition, while a public school is unable to do this sort of thing.

    Truth be known, it’s hard to blame the private schools themselves for this way of attracting students and athletes.

  • Despite weather, Dixie Youth...

    Rain couldn’t stop the Dixie Youth A and AA Baseball State Tournaments from getting underway Friday in Rockwood despite being postponed the day before.

    Due to rain causing a delay in youth baseball action Thursday, the Dixie Youth officials had to do some shifting and tinkering to make sure the schedule would still fit within the weekend so pool play started Friday and will go through Saturday morning with the top two teams from each pool going on to the tournament portion.

    Lewis County AA 8, Harriman 9 AA

  • Optimist Club cheer camp coming...

    The Kingston Optimist Club announces their 5th annual 2017 Cheer Camp for kids age 4 to 13 and KOC cheer coaches.

    Learn the newest cheers and stunts from RCHS alumna and cheerleader Andrea Stinnnett.

    WHEN: July 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th at 6:00 pm.

    WHERE: Cherokee Middle School Gym.

    COST: $45 (includes cheer camp


    Pre-register on Saturdays from 9:00 am to noon at Cherokee Middle School concession press box or register on the first day of camp.

  • Rockwood hosts Dixie Youth...

    The Dixie Youth Baseball A and AA State Tournaments started with pool playThursday at Rockwood’s “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.

    Due to the start time of the tournament games and the deadline of the Roane County News for Friday, game coverage could not be provided.

    But rest assured, there will be coverage for the Roane County teams in both age divisions.