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Today's Sports

  • It’s time for more county...

    The 2015 regular season reaches the halfway point Friday night, and Roane County fans can celebrate by not leaving the county borders to watch any of Roane’s five teams in action this week.

    Those five teams will participate in only three games, as two of the contests feature in-county games. Only Kingston plays an out-of-county foe when the Jackets host Greenback at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

  • National Hunting and Fishing Day...

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be celebrating 2015 National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) on Saturday, Sept. 26.

    NHFD was established by the U.S. Congress in 1972 and recognizes hunters and anglers for their contributions to wildlife conservation. The NHFD is an event celebrated in all 50 states annually on the fourth Saturday in September.

  • Rams topple Tigers in OT, 34-27

    Rockwood’s hopes of winning the Region 2-AA regular season title took a major blow Friday night when the Tigers traveled to Karns and suffered a heartbreaking 37-27 loss to Grace Christian in overtime.

    “Our kids played their hind ends off out there tonight,” Tiger head coach John Webb said after the game.

    Rockwood fans, coaches and players left the field Friday night thinking an injustice had been done. With just over seven minutes remaining in the contest, Rockwood star Isiah Jones scored a touchdown to give the Tigers a 27-13 lead.

  • CAK hands Kingston first loss,...

    Kingston and Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) both entered Friday’s Class 3A, Region 2 game unbeaten. Only one could leave that way, and unfortunately for the home Yellow Jackets, it was CAK with a 35-14 victory.

    “We could never really get it going offensively,” Kingston head coach Brian Pankey said. “Against a team like that, you got to keep their offense off the field. We weren’t able to do that, and we came up short.”

  • Oliver Springs falls at...

    A team filled with youth showed improvement Friday night, but that wasn’t enough in the end, as Larry Green’s Oliver Springs Bobcats dropped a 41-20 decision in a Region 2-AA contest at Sweetwater.

    “The kids gave great effort tonight,” Green said following the game. “We’re young right now, but we’ll keep fighting, and we’ll keep getting better.”

  • Midway misses out on upset

    A missed extra point and a 43-yard field goal try that barely went wide left the Midway Green Waves on the short end of a 7-6 decision Friday night against Oneida in a whale of a defensive battle at Midway.

    Both teams had each other scouted out almost perfectly. Midway did cut off the power running game of the Indians, while Oneida shut down Midway’s speed, and cut down the wide runs and also their passing attack.

    Oneida scored on a 40 yard-run from Zack King in the first quarter. Evan Roberts hit the point after to make the score 7-0.

  • Roane teams prepare for region...

    The 2015 football season is nearing the halfway point, and the games gain in importance with each passing week.

    This week four of Roane County’s five teams will be in action, with all four taking on region opponents. Harriman is off this week.

    Two of the games will take place in Region 2-AA, as Rockwood and Oliver Springs both hit the road. The Bobcats will be at Sweetwater, while Rockwood travels to Karns to take on Grace Christian Academy.

  • RSCC players earn academic honors

    Roane State Community College sophomore basketball player Kassidi Freeman of Madisonville recently earned top academic honors in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA).

    Six additional players also received recognition for their academic performance.

    Freeman had the highest grade-point average (3.83) of any women's basketball player in the TCCAA. She was named a TCCAA Distinguished Scholar-Athlete.

  • Lady Jackets blank Rockwood, 3-0

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets didn’t take a lot of shots during Tuesday’s home game against Rockwood, but when the Lady Jackets did get off a shot it was a good one in downing the Lady Tigers, 3-0.

    In the first 65 minutes of play Tuesday, Kingston took just three shots, but all three were strong shots that found the back of the net.

  • OSMS picks up wild win over...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    In what was a wild Thursday night of football at D.J. Brittan Field, the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats rallied from behind in the closing minutes to keep its perfect season alive with a 52-40 victory over Harriman.

    The Bobcats trailed 40-38 late in the contest, but took the lead for good when Tre Boswell scored from 8 yards out with 1:28 left in the game to cap an 8-play, 74-yard scoring drive.