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Today's News

  • Devils go down swinging

    The Harriman Blue Devils went down swinging, coming back from seven runs down to tie the game in the sixth inning before losing, 14-11, to the Midway Green Wave in the second day of the District 3 Class A Baseball Tournament at Rockwood’s Brillo Miller Sports Complex.

    Down 11-4 in the bottom of the sixth, Harriman’s season was slipping away.

    The Devils had been able to put runs on the board, but hadn’t been able to slow the Green Wave.

    Harriman’s batters had been trying to figure out Midway starter Gabe Moore all game.

  • Kingston shoots down Fulton Falcons

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    In a district tournament game played at Alcoa High School, the Kingston Lady Jackets grabbed a needed win over the Fulton Lady Falcons, 9-0. The game went into the seventh inning where a strange turn of events gave the Jackets a free out.

    In the latter innings, A Kingston batter got a hit that was dropped by the Fulton infield.

    The Kingston player while running for first powered over the Falcon first baseman knocking her down and subsequently out of the game due to injury.

  • OS goes down in high scoring flurry

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Tuesday night’s game between Sunbright and the Lady Bobcats looked more like an all-star homerun derby rather than a win or go home district tournament game as between the two teams there were six over the fence dingers with the Lady Tigers defeating OS by a final score of 13-10.

    Sunbright jumped out to an early lead as Ashlin Trent was the first to go deep as the Lady Tigers took an 8-1 lead. Oliver Springs struggled defensively as Desirae Davis and Kaitlyn Seeber took turns on the mound.

  • Lady Tigers’ run comes to a close

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    After defeating Sunbright on Monday night, the Lady Tigers moved on in the winners bracket to take on top ranked Coalfield on Tuesday evening but fell to the Lady Jackets by a final score of 5-4, putting them in the losers bracket to take on Oneida later that night with the Lady Indians eliminating Rockwood from the tournament by a final score of 14-0.

  • Midway runs out of gas

    The Midway Green Wave ran out of gas Wednesday evening, losing to Coalfield 7-5 in the elimination game of the District 3 Baseball Tournament at Rockwood’s Brillo Miller Sports Complex.

    “We ran out of gas,” Midway Coach Brent Johnson said. “We’re tired.

    “But I am proud of every single one of my players.

    “Every one of them played their hearts out and I have no regrets.”

    The early goings was a pitcher’s duel between Midway’s C.J. Huff and the Yellow Jackets’ Lance Byrd.

  • Tigers roar from behind for title

    The Rockwood Tigers had to fight from behind in order to beat Coalfield, 18-7, Wednesday night in the title game of the District 3 baseball tournament at Brillo Miller Sports Complex.

    Coalfield struck first.

    “You have to tip your hat to Coalfield,” Rockwood Coach Jake Witter said. “To be out in 81 degree weather to play hard as they did says something.

    “They could have just laid down, but they came out fighting and swinging the bats.”

  • Lady Jackets strike back

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    In a do or die situation, the Kingston Lady Jackets traveled…again, to Alcoa to take on the Alcoa Lady Tornados…again, for the District Championship. This time they came home winners, the District Champions!

  • Kingston man killed in crash

    An elderly Kingston man was killed in a single-vehicle car crash on Sunday, May 6.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated.

    According to the report, John Michael Drake was traveling west on Smalley Lane in a 2000 Ford F250 pickup truck around 9 p.m.

    The truck left the roadway, struck an embankment and a large tree.

    “Vehicle 1 (the truck) rolled and came to an uncontrolled rest on the vehicle’s right side blocking both lanes of traffic,” the report said.

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  • Emails reveal mayor lost confidence in ex-chief

    Harriman Mayor Wayne Best told Harriman City Council members he’d lost confidence in police chief Derek Pacifico a month before Pacifico resigned on April 22.

    In an email dated March 23, Best details his issues with Pacifico.