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Today's Sports

  • Lady Tigers swept by Lady Bears...

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers softball team opened a busy week Monday by dropping a pair of District 3A games to Tellico Plains at Brickyard Springs.
    The Lady Bears shutout the Lady Tigers 6-0 in game one and lost 4-3 in the second game.
    Tellico Plains 6, Rockwood 0: The Lady Bears scored three runs each in the third and fifth innings to post the victory.
    Courtney Denny was the losing pitcher, allowing six runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Rockwood had only one baserunner, as Kara Griffin walked.

  • HARRIMAN WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

    March 18 is a good day for the Harriman Blue Devils.

    It was on that day in 1995 that the Blue Devils won their first TSSAA State Championship with a victory over Sweetwater. Twenty-two years later, and again on March 18, the Blue Devils won their second state title following a  74-73 victory over Clay County in a gripping TSSAA Class A State Championship matchup Saturday night.

  • County softball teams to open...

    Roane County softball teams will be opening the season over the next couple of weeks, highlighted by coaching changes at Harriman and Midway.
    • The Harriman Lady Devil softball team opens the 2017 on March 23 against District 4A and Region 2A foe Oakdale at Flour Mill Flats under new coaches Chastity and Nathaniel Lowery.
    The Lowerys coach the Harriman Middle School Lady Devils. The duo are in their first season as the high school coaches, replacing Jessica Jones who stepped down after the 2016 season.
    There are 13 players on the team.

  • COMING HOME

    When the University of South Carolina baseball team takes to the diamond at Lindsey Nelson Stadium Saturday to take on the Tennessee Volunteers, a lot of fans wearing orange and white in attendance might be cheering for the enemy as Gamecock pitcher Wil Crowe will be making a homecoming of sorts.
    Crowe grew up in Kingston, playing middle school baseball at Cherokee. He moved to Pigeon Forge as an eighth-grader and played for the Tigers in high school before choosing to play collegiately for one of the nation’s best programs in Columbia.

  • STATE TOURNAMENT BOUND

    The Harriman Blue Devils open Class A state tournament play Thursday at 6 p.m. CDT against the Mitchell Tigers after winning the sectional tournament 10 days ago.

    “Everybody is there for a reason, but if you have to play them (Mitchell) I’d rather play them first when we’re rested,” Shannon said. “They’re really deep and they really get after it on defense so you want to play them when you’re fresh.”

  • Rockwood splits with Grace...

    By Michael Lindsay

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Rockwood had not defeated Grace Christian Academy in baseball since the 2014 season, but that changed Monday afternoon as the Tigers split the opening District 3A series of the 2017 season with the Rams.

    Grace took game one by a score of 7-2, but Rockwood rallied to win game two 3-2 in nine innings.

  • Lady Tigers beat Oak Ridge

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers softball team posted a 12-9 victory over the Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats Monday afternoon.
    Rockwood scored two runs in the top of the first inning on a walk, a single by Tiani Porter, a passed ball and a double by Cassidy Tilley.
    The Lady Tigers extended their lead to 4-0 in the top of the third inning on a couple of errors and several groundouts.

  • FROM SAMMY TO AWESOME EAGLE

    Harriman senior Karly Page, a.k.a. Sammy the Blue Devil, will be joining Tennessee Tech's Spirit Team this year and will become the Golden Eagle's Mascot, Awesome Eagle, after signing scholarship papers with the Cookeville school recently.
    "I will miss the bond we all have made," said Page, who has been Sammy for three years. "I practice with the cheerleaders once a week."

  • PLAY BALL!
  • TAACS STATE RUNNER-UP

    The Calvary Baptist Crusaders entered the Tennessee Athletic Association of Christian Schools state tournament last weekend at South Haven Christian School in Springfield as the top seed with high expectations of bringing home the gold ball, but finished as the runner-up to Cedar View Christian of Kingsport, losing 57-49 in the championship game.
    The opening rounds of the tournament saw Calvary handle Seymour Christian School 52-8  and Central 67-44 from Memphis with relative ease.