Today's Sports

  • Losses lead former Yellow Jacket...

    The last thing a 7-year-old Marcus Hutson was able to give his father was a baseball with the words, “I’ll blast one for you,” written on it.

    The ball, nestled inside his father’s casket would prove not to be a hope, but a promise.

    Just days after Mark Hutson’s funeral, his only son, Marcus, had a game his family wasn’t sure he would play in, but like all the other times before, the Hutson family loaded up and made the trip to the ballpark.

  • Father, cancer survivor, former...

    In 2007, doctors told a young, blonde-haired kid from Oliver Springs High School he would likely never play football again.

    Eight years later, that former Bobcats offensive lineman is still playing football, but now for the Knoxville Knights, a semi-professional team in Knoxville.

    Brandon Toomey spent his freshman and sophomore years of high school on the offensive and defensive lines for Oliver Springs, but in the winter after his second season he received news of a diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

  • Taking a look back at spring...

    Through the first six — nearly seven — months, 2015 has been kind to the athletes of Roane County.

    Midway and Oliver Springs have promoted former OSMS head coach Larry Green and former Green Waves defensive coordinator Ryen Minton to head coaching roles.

    After TSSAA violations resulted in Harriman boys basketball being stripped of spring basketball (on top of losing a coach) the Blue Devils have finally secured a new lead man in former West Carroll coach Shay Shannon.

  • Q&A: Meet new Harriman boys...

    Editor’s note: The following is a transcription from an interview sports editor Bradley Stringfield did with the new Harriman boys basketball head coach Shay Shannon.

    Q: So, how did all of this come about?

  • Former West Carroll coach Shay...

    Harriman basketball has found a new lead man.

    Shay Shannon, former head coach at West Carroll High School in West Tennessee has accepted the job, per Harriman athletic director and vice-principal Bobby Clark.

    “We’re very excited,” Clark said. “Him having head coaching experience definitely helps us.”

    Shannon spent five seasons coaching the War Eagles. During his time at West Carroll, he put together a 48-80 record.

  • A look at football in Roane...

    With spring football now long over with, and June just a few days from being done, it can only mean one thing: football season is near.

    And, while many things will be different for Roane County football this year, like in all things, many have stayed the same. Let’s take a look at this year’s schedules for each team.


  • Rockwood field gets new look...

    Rockwood’s soccer field recently received free sod from University of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium.

    The material was removed from Neyland, then ground up. That sod has live Bermuda sprigs in it that if treated right will make a lush field for Rockwood High School’s soccer teams.

    “We received eight truckloads of that ground-up sod,” said Rockwood High School Coach Wes Ford.

    “We have just been really fortunate to receive this,” he added.

  • Harriman looks to experienced...

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third part of a five-part series meant to highlight each of the five high school football teams in Roane County. Oliver Springs and Midway were the first in the series, Kingston and Rockwood will be the next two.

    Last year, the Harriman Blue Devils’ season came to a close with back-to-back loses — a 45-19 rout by Meigs County and a 8-6 loss to eventual state runner-up Coalfield.

  • TFWC sets new buck limit for...

    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) has voted to reduce the white-tailed buck limit for the 2015-16 seasons.

    Deer hunters will now be able to take a total of two bucks throughout the deer hunting seasons.

    After months of discussion and consideration, the action came during the TFWC’s May meeting which concluded Friday at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Ray Bell Region III Building.

  • Tennessee state high school...

    The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2015 Tennessee State High School Fishing Championship.

    The tournament is open to any High School Fishing team in the entire state of Tennessee.

    The Tennessee state championship is a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12. Registration for anglers and their coach, who will provide the boat they compete in, is online at HighSchoolFishing.org.