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Today's News

  • Rockwood wins number 99

    Thanks to a last minute goal line stand, the Rockwood Tigers were able to hold on to beat the Harriman Blue Devils, 13-7, in the 99th football meeting of the schools Friday night at Civitan Field.

    “For anybody that paid their six dollars, they got their money’s worth,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said. “That is what it’s all about.”

    With time winding down and their backs against the wall, the Devils started what would be their last drive of the game with good field position at the Rockwood 45-yard line.

  • Big bang for CMS 8th grade

    The Cherokee Middle School softball team honored its 8th-graders on 8th-grade night with a big win against Scott County. The game was called in the second inning after the Lady Jackets broke out the whupping stick on the way to a 32-2 win Tuesda evening.

  • Lady Jackets can’t get going

    Tuesday evening didn’t end well for the Kingston Lady Jackets on the pitch. The Lady Jackets couldn’t withstand Anderson County, losing the soccer game, 4-0 at For South West Point.

  • Midway Middle edges Lady Devils

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Basic fundamental softball describes the Midway middle school softball team.

    After a solid performance against district and county rival Harriman, the Lady Waves put themselves back in contention for the highly coveted championship title by defeating the Lady Devils by a final score of 4-3.

    “I am very proud of the overall team effort tonight, we put the ball in play with hard hits and was patient at the plate”, stated Midway coach Megan Arndts.

  • Lady Devils strong in defeat

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Lady Blue Devils fell to the Sweetwater Lady Wildcats in women‘s soccer Tuesday evening by a score of 7-1.

    The score does not convey the whole story, however.

    The continued improvement in play, communication and ball control in both offense and defense by the Lady Blue Devils was obvious in this game.

  • Devils sweep doubleheader

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The middle school district tournaments will begin this week at Midway but Harriman and Cherokee were forced to make up both their season games that were rained out with a double header on Wednesday evening with the Lady Devils taking both games by scores of 12-1 and 11-0.

  • Big games all over tonight

    Although the 99th meeting of Rockwood and Harriman tops the slate of Roane County football games, that doesn’t mean the other are any less important.

    Oliver Springs, Kingston, and Midway will all all face non-district teams tonight before the meat of the district schedule goes fully underway next week.

    Claiborne (1-4) @

    Oliver Springs (3-1)

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats will coming into their second home game in as many weeks after starting the season 3-0 on the road.

  • One away from century mark

    The Rockwood Tigers will host the Harriman Blue Devils tonight at Civitan Field.

    This will mark the 99th meeting of the the football programs.

    The Rockwood and Harriman gridiron rivalry is recognized as the longest running in the state.

    “This is big rivalry game,” Harriman Coach Travis Tapp said. “Both communities will be excited for the game.

    “They’ll be a big turnout and it’s always good for the kids, the fans and everyone involved.”

  • Paper mill fading from Emory banks

    Only the footprint of buildings remains at the former home of a paper mill in Harriman.

    Officials toured the paper mill site this week to see how the property is progressing, and to dream about what the recreational opportunities could be at the property if the city eventually takes ownership.

    “I hope I make it to see it all come together. It can be a beautiful place and a help to this city,” said Howard Galyon.

  • DISTRICT MOURNS LLOYD

    Marilyn Lloyd, the first woman elected to represent Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, passed away this week.

    Lloyd, a Chattanooga Democrat, served in the House from 1975-95. She represented Roane County as part of her 3rd District.

    Current 3rd District Congressman Chuck Fleischmann thanked Lloyd for her service.