Today's News

  • Knights edge Blount County in OT

    Submitted story


    The Roane County Knights lacrosse team won in dramatic fashion Tuesday night, beating Blount County, 11-10, in sudden death overtime.

    The Knights took an early 3-1 thanks to goals from Gabe Moore and Lucas Goldschmitt.

    Blount County came back with 2 goals to tie the game at 3-3. The Knights were able to trade goals back and forth in the middle of the second quarter on goals scored by Moore and Austin Patterson. However Blount County scored a goal at the close of the half to take a 6-5 lead.

  • Lady Devils get a big senior night win

    By Melissa Coley


    Tuesday evening, the Lady Eagles from Oakdale traveled down the mountain to take on the top ranked Lady Devils and were defeated by a final score of 15-0.

    The Lady Devils honored their only senior Olivia Goins before the game as her teammates presented her with a framed jersey.

    She shared her favorite memory of the year, hitting a homerun at Oakdale earlier in the season.

  • Tigers sweep season series with Oneida

    By Jack Sims


    Over the course of two nights the Rockwood Tigers swept the Onieda Indians.

    Monday night in Oneida, in what, was by reports, a long night. The Tigers won 3-2 in extra innings.

    Tuesday night at home at the Miller Sports Complex, Rockwood made up for it in a TSSAA rule shortened game winning 12-2.

  • Kingston blanks the Lady Waves

    The Kingston Lady Jackets beat the Midway Lady Waves, 12-0, Tuesday night at Midway Softball Field in the inaugural game of the rivalry series dubbed, “The Battle of the Bridge.”

    “I appreciate that (Midway) Coach (Joey) Nickell came up with the idea to do this,” Kingston Coach Wendy Johnson said. “There will be a trophy that will go back and forth for the year to whoever wins.

    “Hopefully this will grow and continue and it would be nice to get the baseball teams into it as well.

  • Oliver Springs holds off Midway

    By David W. Doonan


    The Midway Green Wave and the Oliver Springs Bobcats split a baseball home and home series Monday and Tuesday.

    But in this instance, the visiting team won in both contests.

    After Midway won Monday evening 8-4, they came up short in the back end game, 5-4.

    The Green Wave struck first by tallying two runs in the first off a two-run triple from shortstop Andrew Burton in the first inning.

  • Lady Jackets get new coach

    After a month of waiting and reviewing qualified applicants, it was announced Tuesday afternoon that the Kingston Lady Jackets basketball team would have Kayla Rather at the helm next season.

    “I’m very excited, obviously,” Rather said. “There is a lot to take in and I know I have a lot of responsibilities, but it’s something I think I am ready for.”

    Rather is a familiar face for Roane County hoops fans.

  • Glimpses From a Teacher Historian: Hopeful Roane leaders can work for better education

    Today I echo Hugh Willet’s recent welcome to newly-appointed Roane County schools’ director, Dr. Ladonna McFall.

    I also share his hope for greater cooperation between the Roane County School Board and Roane County Commission.

    That problem is hardly unique to us. Last May, David Moon, regular columnist in the Sunday business section of the Knoxville News Sentinel, addressed a similarly “dysfunctional” situation in Knox County.

  • Rather in as new Kingston Lady Jacket Coach

    The Kingston Lady Jackets have found their new basketball coach in Kayla Rather.

    Rather is a 2009 graduate of Oliver Springs High School.

    She helped to lead the Lady Bobcats to the state tournament for four years in a row with two final four appearances.

    She was also a finalist for Tennessee's Ms. Basketball.

    Rather went on to start all four years for UT Chattanooga with two NCAA Tournament appearances.

    She had been the Rockwood Middle School Lady Tiger coach before accepting the position with Kingston.

  • Coaching legends named to hall of fame

    from Roane State

    for The Roane County News

    Fans are invited to celebrate the induction of coach Andy Landers, coach Jim Davis, and the 1984 national champion women’s basketball team as the first members of the new Roane State Community College Athletics Hall of Fame.

    The induction ceremony will be held on Friday, May 3 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in the Raider Room at the main campus, 276 Patton Lane in Harriman. The Raider Room is located inside the Vann Student Center in the Dunbar Building.

  • Jackets and Devils meet in tennis action

    The Harriman Blue Devils met the Kingston Yellow Jackets on the tennis court recently. The Harriman boys came out on top 8-1 thanks to six forfeits from the Jackets. The Lady Devils won as well with the final of 7-2.