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Today's Sports

  • The Heart of Dixie

    With the Dixie Youth Baseball League kicking off its postseason play tonight, Roane County’s focus stays with baseball just a little while longer until fall sports hold sway.

    Tony Brown, a county resident, has been instrumental in this organization for 32 years and has helped Dixie Youth to grow and expand not just here but across 11 states.

    “I got into it when my son was four years old,” Brown said, “back then I started helping out and became the comissioner at Cherokee Ballfield.

  • Champs more than just a little...

    Usually, most people think that a brand name automatically makes a product the best as far as quality. This isn’t alway the case. Just ask the Kingston Sting, a fifth-grade girls basketball team unafilliated with the AAU.

    This team of young ladies started as a team that grew out of a recreation league in Kingston six years ago.

    “These girls have played together for a long time,” said Matt Fritz, an involved parent, “They all made the middle school team.

  • Kingston summer swim team kicks...

    The Kingston summer swim team kicks off the 2017 home campaign with a meet against Emerald Youth Thursday evening at the Kingston Community Center.

    The team will have a new coach to show the way this year in Morgan Warner. Warner is a teacher for Roane County Schools when she isn’t spending time in the water.

  • New skipper at helm of Green Wave

    A new head coach can mean a new direction for a team, but that may not be the case of the Midway High School Green Wave naming Brent Johnson as the new skipper for the baseball team.

    Johnson has been a coach for over 10 years and most recently he led the Midway Middle School team to a District Championship last season.

    “I’m already familiar with most of the players on the team because I’ve coached them,” Johnson said, “The only class I didn’t coach was the seniors but I know that they are some good players.

  • County teams prepare for hoops...

    There really isn’t a summer vacation for sports. While the high school teams are scrimmaging and practicing in preparation for the fall and winter, the middle schools are doing the same.

    This week, Midway High and Middle school has been hosting a three-day summer and team camp where a number of teams have come together for basketball and to give coaches, players, and fans an idea of how the season could possibly go.

  • “Tennessee Punch Bunch” Packs a...

    Dirt track racing is a sport growing in appeal and in popularity with more and more race fans turning to it in lieu of NASCAR. The appeal of the dirt racing has brought many reputable news outlets such as Dirt on Dirt, the Motor Racing Network, and 3 Wide Life to carrying more and more dirt track events.

  • Webb’s blast ends Kingston’s...

    By Michael Lindsay

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

  • District Champions

    After losing two players to injury in a 7-4 District 4A Tournament loss to Coalfield last Tuesday, many believed it was a foregone conclusion that the Lady ’Cats would finish no better than second place at Oneida’s Bear Creek Sports Complex.

  • Late rally leads Coalfield past...

    By Michael Lindsay

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

  • Lady Tigers bow out of 3A tourney

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers advanced to the final four in the District 3A Softball Tournament, but they would make it nor farther as Guy Thompson’s squad was eliminated following losses to Meigs County, 9-0, on Tuesday, and Tellico Plains, 8-1, on Wednesday.