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Today's Sports

  • Jackets and ‘Cats meet Friday

    The only cross-county game in week two will be this Friday when the Kingston Yellow Jackets take a trip to Oliver Springs to square off with the Bobcats. All games are big games, but being the only Roane County match-up makes it even bigger.

    “There’s not a week off,” Kingston Coach Brian Pankey said, “We had a tough Harriman team last week.

    “We have a really tough Oliver Springs team this week and they’ll be prepared to play.

  • Lady Tigers wins pair

    Rockwood-Midway lady Tiger Waves played William Blount this past Tuesday, ending in 3-3 tie.

    Adyson Goldberg paced the Tigers with two goals along with one goal by Kaley Legg.

    Goalkeeper Jordan Penley tallied an impressive six saves.

    Last Thursday, the Tigers Waves won 9-0 against Tellico Plains.

    The Lady Tigers had 17 shots on goal. Legg scored 4 goals, scored 2 goals, Maggie Poland had 6 shots on goal and scored 1 goal, Camryn Evans scored one goal, and Kendall Wade scored one goal.

  • Lady Bobcats gain decisive win

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats played their third game of the season on Tuesday night in what is still a very young season.

    Oliver Springs is off to a good start as the Lady Bobcats are now 2-1 after picking up a convincing 4-1 win over the Knoxville Ambassadors.

    The only blemish on the record for Oliver Springs is a 1 point loss to the Lady Jackets of Roane County High School.

    The Lady Bobcats never trailed in the contest and didn’t allow a goal until 8 and half minutes left in the contest.

  • Lady Devils win 3rd straight game

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils stayed hot Tuesday at home, beating the Wartburg Lady Bulldogs in straight sets(25-18, 25-11, 25-20) to extend the streak to three.

    Harriman quickly jumped out to take an 8-3 lead in the first set thanks to strong serves from Kaylee Bullard.

    Wartburg couldn’t effectively respond to the serves. As a result there were three aces in a row before the Bulldogs were finally able to regain the ball.

    Wartburg was able to mount some offense and narrowed the score, making it 10-8.

  • Harriman may have a devil of a...

    The Harriman Blue Devils appear to be the type of team that excels in proving people wrong.

    After losing what amounted to the entire team to graduation and returning only a small number of players with varsity experience, Harriman exceeded expectations last Friday against rival Kingston.

    Although the game ended with a 28-13 loss for the Blue Devils, Harriman showed it couldn’t be counted out as it remained a threat throughout the contest.

  • Tigers and WildCats Week 2 cat...

    The Rockwood Tigers travel to Sweetwater Friday night to square-off with the Wildcats in a week two match up.

    Rockwood won its season opener last week, edging the Midway Green Wave 41-40.

    It came at a cost for the Tigers. A few of the players went out with injury and the depth of the roster was tested.

    “Some of them are back,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said, “some weren’t as bad as we originally thought.

    “We still have a few out, but other than that we’re still okay.”

  • Green Wave hopes to keep impetus

    The Midway Green Wave will continue on the road this Friday as they travel to Monterey in the second game of the season.

    Last week, Midway faced the Rockwood Tigers and ran out of time, losing 41-40.

    Although no one likes to lose, the Green Wave showed a lot in the game in being able to stay toe-to-toe with the senior heavy Tigers. It is hoped the momentum gained in the last half of week one’s game will carry over this week.

  • High school sports unite...

    By Bob Gardner and Bernard Childress

    special to the Roane County News

    Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike.

  • Learning hard life lessons

    One of the books in the popular “The Hunger Games” book and movie series is subtitled “Catching Fire.”

    Before you read this article, I fully expect some of the readers to halt and breathe fire over what truth-bomb that is set to detonate in this week’s “Jonesing for Sports”.

    Let’s cut right to the chase, shall we?

  • Football Pickers Week two of the...

    Week two of the football season is upon us. After last week’s picks, there were some surprises in the standings.

    There is still no word on whether the contest will be conducted as it has in years past. Readers may have to be content in seeing the various luminaries from the Roane County communities vying for football knowledge superiority.