Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Minton impressed by Green Waves...

    Spring is the time for football teams to start adjusting to their new rosters, for new coaches to learn their roles and for old coaches to figure out what’s next.

    For Midway’s first-year head coach Ryen Minton, Thursday’s scrimmage against Oakdale gave his team a chance to help find it’s identity.

    “I think offensively we had a pretty good plan put together,” Minton said. “It’s kind of the plan we’re going to be running, hopefully, a little more effectively in the season”

  • Midway head coach Ryen Minton...

    Editor’s note: This story is the second in a five-part series that will dive into all five high school football teams in Roane County.

    In April, it was announced that Midway’s Joe Campbell would be leaving the program to be the new lead man for Loudon.

    One of the coaches who elected to stay with the Green Waves, Ryen Minton, was quickly named his replacement.

    With a little over a month in, Minton said he has had his hands full.

  • Summertime: Go-go-gadget sports...

    Well, sports fans, we’ve made it. Through basketball season, through boy’s soccer season, baseball and softball, too. Not to mention the myriad of other spring sports.

    It’s been a busy spring for us all. I’ve spent most of it getting used to my new position here as sports editor. Have there been some bumps in the road? Of course. Have I made a few people upset? Yeah, but that comes with the territory. I think I’m figuring this whole “sports section” thing out.

  • Harriman nearing end of search...

    With Harriman boys basketball banned from all spring practice, the school said it would take its time finding a head coach to replace Wesley Jones.

    It looks like that time may be coming soon.

    “Were accepting application right now and we’ll probably start interviewing by Thursday of this week,” said Bobby Clark, Harriman Vice Principal and athletic director.

    “Hopefully, we’ll have some in by the end of next week.”

  • Former OSMS coach Larry Green...

    Editor’s note: This story is the first in five-part series that will dive into all five high school football teams in Roane County.

    Last season, the Oliver Springs Bobcats finished the regular season 3-7 — their worst record since 2008 when they finished the season a mere 2-8.

    In April, head coach Wiley Brackett, who had been with the team since 2006, resigned as head coach.

    Two weeks later, longtime Oliver Springs Middle School head football coach Larry Green was named as the new head coach.