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Today's News

  • Audit: Ex-staffer stole $150K

    A former employee of the Oliver Springs Housing Authority is accused of making personal purchases of almost $150,000 with the Housing Authority’s credit cards in an investigative audit released this week by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office.

    Comptroller investigators reviewed accounting records, bank statements, credit card statements and supporting documentation for the period beginning Dec. 1, 2015, through the time of the employee’s termination in April 2017.

  • Rockwood scores when matters most

    The Wartburg Lady Bulldogs scored the first two and final three runs of Friday’s District 3-A contest with Rockwood, but it was the Lady Tigers scoring nine unanswered runs in between to leave Morgan County with a 9-5 victory.

    Wartburg struck first with two runs in the bottom of the first inning.

    Allie Aytes walked and Samantha Valez singled before both runners scored on a two-out double off the bat of Lydia Smith.

  • Standouts sign for next level
  • Hard night for Kingston on diamond

    The Roane County High School Yellow Jackets took to their home diamond on Monday to play host to the Carter Hornets in high school baseball action.

    The Yellow Jackets couldn’t keep up with the offense of Carter as the visitors went home with an 8-1 victory.

    “We ran up against a good team that is very good in all phases of the game,” said Kingston head coach Bruce Robinette. “We will continue to learn from it and move forward” Robinette added.

  • Hard night for Kingston on diamond

    After a week full of terrible weather, Monday started the week for the Lady Jackets or Roane County High School as they had perfect weather for their senior night.

    The Alcoa Lady Tornadoes travelled to Kingston on Monday for a softball contest at Southwest Point.

    Despite a late comeback from the Lady Jackets, Alcoa held them off for a 4-3 victory.

    The Lady Jackets fell behind in the game, and made up 3 of the four runs that they needed, but never quit. This is something that their coach notices about the team.

  • Two-sport athlete to continue

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Sewanee, which is also known as the University of the South has signed duel sport athlete Sean Ross to play football and baseball for the Tigers as the Oliver Springs standout will remain in purple and gold as he continues his college career.

    “I’m excited to go to Sewanee and start the next chapter of my life however, I could not have done it without my teammates and coaches”, says Ross.

  • Kingston can’t hold off Halls

    Boys Singles

    Kingston lost 0-6 to Halls (0-4 with 2 forfeits) (lack of players)

    Boys Doubles

    Kingston lost 0-3 to Halls (0-2 with 1 forfeit)

    Girls Singles

    Kingston lost 1-5 to Halls (Only win was by Maria Rincón De La Rosa)

    Girls Doubles

    Kingston won 2-1 to Halls

  • Rockwood takes two from Midway

    With the season winding down, the Rockwood Lady Tigers overcame adversity and an early deficit to sweep the Midway Lady Waves in a double-header Tuesday night with scores of 9-6 and 9-7 at Midway’s Sports Complex.

    “Those were two tough games,” Rockwood Coach Guy Thompson said. “They were close and Midway played well.

    “They weren’t our best games, but we kept plugging away and came out with two big wins.”

    The first game saw the Lady Waves take a quick 2-0 lead after the first inning.

  • Lady Waves drop twin-bill

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    There is nothing soft about it! End of the season, double header in the afternoon heat and glare, dirt and dust. Trust me, these girls are not soft!! They may not be as fast or strong or powerful as equivalent age boy’s teams, but they play with a spirit and intensity that most boys’ teams don’t match.

  • Heroics propel Lady Tigers

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    If the game between Wartburg and Rockwood is any indication of how the district tournaments will be played out then get ready for some intense hardnosed softball over the next week as it took seven innings with the Lady Tigers taking the win as senior Cassidy Tilley hit a 2-run homerun to put her team in the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning and they held on to defeat Wartburg by a final score of 9-7.