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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Reason for deer mortality rate...

    Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) offices are receiving reports of dead deer in scattered areas of the state. The timing and details of the reports are all indicative of hemorrhagic disease (HD).

    HD occurs at varying levels of severity each year in Tennessee’s deer herd. The catch-all term for this disease is hemorrhagic disease (HD), and epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) and bluetongue are the closely related viruses that fall under the umbrella of HD.

  • TWRA August meeting and agenda...

    A preview of the commercial fishing and sport fish proclamations will be presented at the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

    The meeting will be held Aug. 29-30 (Tuesday-Wednesday) at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building. Committee meetings begin at 1 p.m., Tuesday while the regular meeting starts at 9 a.m., Wednesday. The public is invited to attend.

  • Senior bowlers keep on rolling...

    SENIOR BOWLERS

    August 18

    1st High Game------ ( TIE) Mary Ann Lehrman, George Wadlington, Claudia Brown, Ken Altes---434

    2nd High Game----Carolyn McGill, Rick Alderfer--448

    3rd High Game ----Elke Hansard, David Dawson--433

    High Scores today—Rick Matthews- 228,game, 610 Series--David Dawson –212 game- Rick Alderfer-223,225, games, 625 Series

    High Series today---- Mary Ann Lehrman, George Wadlington--1284

    High Series For July------- Don Eiler, Rick Alderfer--1303

  • Squirrel season and free day of...

    Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 26 which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season.

    Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves as an excellent opportunity for persons to experience the enjoyment of the sport.

  • Squirrel season and free day of...

    Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 26 which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season.

    Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves as an excellent opportunity for persons to experience the enjoyment of the sport.

  • Kingston Sting wins preseason...
  • Flag football coming to Roane...

    Flag football has been around for a long time. Now, thanks to Kingston Parks and Recreation, a league will be available for kids this fall.

    According to Director Rick Ross, the interest in a flag football league is already in place and it’s pretty strong.

    “We’ve had a lot of folks approach us over the years about bringing this to Kingston,” he said, “and of course to Roane County.

    “We’ve opened it up so that anyone in the county and there are some from outside the county who want to participate as well.”

  • Cherokee wins battle of...

    By Brittani Barger

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Harriman Middle, 2-5 last season, hosted Cherokee for the first game of the middle school football season on Thursday night at Wallace Black Field.

    Turnovers seemed to be the story of the game, and the Yellowjackets, who made it to the State Championship and went 8-2 last season, dominated on both sides of the ball.

    Harriman was first to receive after the initial kickoff. The series would be short after the Yellow Jackets’ Jayden Dryman intercepted on third and fifteen.