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Today's Sports

  • Kingston plays best game against...

    "It was the best and most complete game we've played this season. We played Kingston football. It was a tribute to our seniors. They played their guts out and were able to win the game," said Yellow Jacket Coach Brian Pankey after his team ended the regular season with a 24-3 Region 2-3A victory over Loudon in the Hoot Gibson Memorial Classic.
    This was the 76th meeting between the two schools, with the series now at 42-31-3, while Pankey evens his career record to 2-2 against the Redskins and his overall record improves to 18-33.

  • Oliver Springs defeats Wartburg...

    By Zach Selby
    morgancountynews
    The Oliver Springs Bobcats had ups and downs to start the season, but they ended it trending up.
    A four-game losing streak in the middle of the season after a 3-1 start had many in Oliver Springs worried, but the Bobcats bounced back to end the season with back-to-back wins, the most recent being a 46-12 blowout win against the Wartburg Bulldogs.

  • Harriman has devilish end to...

    By Robby O’Daniel
    robby@lafollettepress.com
    It was a very tight ballgame in the first half, but through forcing turnovers and a relentless rushing attack, the Harriman Blue Devils pulled away for a 62-26 victory over Jellico.

  • Woody having excellent senior...

    Midway's Jake Woody doesn't consider himself a quarterback.
    But stats say otherwise — the Green Wave senior is putting together one of the finest seasons ever by a quarterback in Roane County.
    Entering Friday's season finale against Unaka, Woody has rushed for 1,660 yards and 20 TDs. The 1,660 yards is the most by a quarterback and third most by any player from Roane County in the past 15 years. It's behind Lynn Haynes' 2,037 yards in 2005 and Ray Robinson's 1,800 yards in 2007.   

  • One playoff spot to be...

    The final week of the 2016 regular season is here and almost everything is set as far as the race for the TSSAA playoffs are concerned.
    For Roane County teams, only Harriman has secured a postseason berth. The Blue Devils have locked up the No. 4 seed in Region 2-1A, and Travis Tapp’s squad will travel to Region 1-1A champion Cloudland on Nov. 4 for the first round of the TSSAA Class 1A playoffs.
    But before heading to Roan Mountain, the Blue Devils must close out the regular season at Jellico on Friday.

  • Holy Cow! Regular season to end...

    Holy Cow! I can't believe Tennessee high school football's regular season ends tonight. Four of the five county teams end the season with region games — Rockwood at Tellico Plains, Harrman at Jellico, Oliver Spriings at Wartburg and Loudon at Kingston, while Midway hosts Unaka.
    The Rockwood at Tellico Plains and Oliver Springs at Wartburg will determine the fourth seed from Region 2-2A.

  • OSMS, Cherokee seeking league...

    Two Roane County middle school football teams - Cherokee and Oliver Springs - will wrap up their seasons  in a big way, playing for the TMSAA East Division championships Saturday night at Campbell County High School in Jacksboro.
    OSMS will be playing Oneida in the AA contest at 3 p.m., while the CMS will be tackling Eagleton in the AAA game  in the nightcap at 6.
    Coach Buster Brown's Bobcats defeated Wartburg for the right to play Oneida, which defeated Rockwood in the other semi-final last week.

  • TVAA ends season; bowl games...

    The final week of the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA) regular season saw everything work itself out through the various tiebreakers and the field has been set for the bowl championships set for this Saturday at Kingston and Midway.
    The three unbeaten teams in the league, the Harriman Hoppers, and the Spring City Crickets and Cutters, held on to their undefeated streaks and will try to go 11-0 Saturday.
    Two teams that finished without a win, the Midway Crickets and Rockwood Hoppers, will get one more chance to pick up a win Saturday.

  • Lady Tigers lose to Greeneville...

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers soccer team concluded their best season ever after losing 9-1 in the sectional at Greeneville Saturday evening for Coach Don Maples, whose team finished 18-6 overall, including 10-1 in regular season district play and 3-3 in the post-season.

  • Cherokee Yellow Jackets sting...

    By MICHAEL LINDSAY
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    Other than the rain, all else was perfect for the Cherokee Yellow Jackets on Thursday night as they defeated the Huntsville Bears 38-0 to earn a berth in the TMSAA East Tennessee AAA State Championship game.
    “First and foremost I want to thank my kids, my coaches, and all our fans for our support throughout the year. I wouldn’t be here without my assistant coaches and the support the parents have provided us,” said Cherokee head coach Brent Kelley.