Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • J.C. Bowen, Alex Patterson sign...

    With most high schools in the area finally finished, most student-athletes who had planned on continuing their playing careers into college have already signed.

    On Friday, two more names were added to that list when Rockwood’s J.C. Bowen and Alex Patterson signed bowling scholarships to play for Martin Methodist College.

    “It’s a dream come true for me,” Bowen said.

    Bowen, who started bowling at the age of three, moved to Tennessee last year, but has been bowling competitively for some time.

  • Rockwood swimming lessons...

    The Rockwood Community Center has officially set the dates for swimming lessons. This year, lessons will be offered from June 8-19 and July 6-17 in both the morning and the evening. The morning sessions will be fro 11 a.m.-noon, and the evening sessions will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The cost if $25 for a two-week session. For more information, contact 334-0434.

  • Former Kingston tennis star...

    If you would’ve asked 14-year-old Sarah Rainwater if she would playing tennis in college she would told you, “no way.”

    At that time, the young Roane County High School student was just picking up the game. Now, more than eight years later, she has finished her college playing career at Milligan College.

  • Harriman's Peters picking...

    Harriman offensive lineman Treyton Peters’ phone has been steadily ringing in recent weeks.

    The upcoming senior has received nine offers so far, and that list is expect to continue growing as football season gets closer.

    “It’s been real exciting with all the offers coming in and the attention, but it’s also been really tiring having to run to all of these colleges,” Peters said.

  • CAK soccer ends Rockwood’s season

    Prior to their match up with Pigeon Forge, the Rockwood Tigers soccer team was riding a four-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 21-10.

    Pigeon Forge handed the Tigers their first loss since the squad beat the Tigers 6-1 back in April.

    That didn’t end Rockwood’s season, however, but Tuesday’s 9-0 loss to Christian Academy of Knoxville would.

    CAK, winner of six state titles in the last 12 years, got things going early with two goals in the first 20 minutes of the first half.